May 31, 2021 at 1:33 pm #1090182FyodorGuest
I’m pretty sure that the list of states is 70 percent of the adult population with at least one dose, which means around 50-55 percent of the total population. MA is close to the top of the country with about 2/3 of overall population with at least one dose. New England is doing really well on vaccination metrics.May 31, 2021 at 1:53 pm #1090183KateKeymaster
Yeah, that’s for at least one dose. Fully vaccinated in MA is 50-some percent.
As a country, unfortunately, we will not reach herd immunity because there are enough people who just will not get it. They have flipped the narrative so that if you get vaccinated you’ll: die in less than a year, not be protected since only antibodies from infection actually protect you and that’s somehow permanent, make other people sick by shedding virus, somehow not protect people who can’t get vaccinated (I forget how that one works), suffer side effects forever, die immediately, not be able to donate plasma to Red Cross, etc etc etc.May 31, 2021 at 2:25 pm #1090184hfantodsParticipant
Wow, that is amazing on MA! Ontario is currently at 5% fully vaxxed but I am hoping that will accelerate quickly.
Yes, aren’t people wearing masks because they are concerned about vaccinated people shedding the virus? About time…May 31, 2021 at 2:32 pm #1090186
I’m cool with still wearing my mask, a lot of people still not vaccinated and I want them to feel safe.I reckon that here in the UK we are cruising for a massive third wave (from variant first noted in India though who knows where it originated) but I hope I’m wrong.Government is determined to get the economy going and I can see their point but think caution is required.May 31, 2021 at 3:08 pm #1090187hfantodsParticipant
Not going to lie, I like wearing a mask.
Oh no, I hope not, Hazel! I haven’t followed the UK much but I thought you were doing well. My friend is having her wedding there (she lives there) in July and it’s exciting she’s basically having a normal wedding I think. I wish I could go. Stupid COVID.May 31, 2021 at 3:22 pm #1090188ktfranParticipant
I had my first experience with people not wearing their masks in a grocery store today. I have to admit, I was pretty annoyed.May 31, 2021 at 3:29 pm #1090189
hfantods I admit it, I like the mask too! I haven’t had a single stinking cold all year, also I can eat as much garlic as i like (which is lots) and I find that fellow mask wearers are even more friendly than I would usually encounter; it’s surprisingly easy to tell when people are smiling at you, which strangers in shops are doing more than usual. There’s some kind of solidarity going on and I like it.May 31, 2021 at 3:32 pm #1090190
that said I agree with those who are going without masks in outdoor settings with suitable distances, that seems pretty low risk and most people round me are very nice about keeping a wee distance. I’m rural though, so not sure how it is in urban areas.May 31, 2021 at 4:11 pm #1090191
And BGM damn; working in the arts sucks right now, everyone knows we artists are desperate so they offer us minnow-feed, despite having survived all this on the arts (can you imagine if there had been no media,no books to read, no netflix etc??
No arts, no music? Ungrateful wretches.They don’t deserve us.May 31, 2021 at 4:35 pm #1090192FyodorGuest
Lots of demand from the public for me to cover my face for aesthetic reasons.May 31, 2021 at 5:16 pm #1090193
Fyodor probably same.(sure your face is lovely/fine, like mine, most human faces are perfectly nice -I am super ancient and look like a friendly scone.) Have observed some of my most beautiful friends have been very upset about the whole mask thing.I wonder if their experience of the world has become different? I’ve never thought being really beautiful was an unmitigated boon but I suppose it does have its benefits and they may be missed.May 31, 2021 at 5:46 pm #1090194FyodorGuest
We are about a month or so behind where the UK is in terms of the Indian variant with cases rising exponentially (about 6 or 7 percent now). We are going to me in the same situation as they are by July. If you have anything that you were planning to do while cases are low, I would get it done now, unless you live in a places with extremely high vaccination rates like the northeast or the bay area.