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Re: Coronavirus

#941 Post by guysmiley » Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:45 pm

mockbee wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 am
What do you do for work in Japan? :tiphat:

I think at one point, maybe a long time ago, you taught English.
Still...but more test prep now. Soon mostly on my own.

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Re: Coronavirus

#942 Post by mockbee » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:34 am

guysmiley wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:45 pm
mockbee wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 am
What do you do for work in Japan? :tiphat:

I think at one point, maybe a long time ago, you taught English.
Still...but more test prep now. Soon mostly on my own.
Cool! Good luck with that. :thumb:
I've been working professionally on my own the last 6 mos. or so and it's been great so far. COVID actually really helped in that respect because people are far more interested in contracting work out with the uncertainty and everything is remote anyways, and looks like may stay that way in a lot of respects permanently.

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Re: Coronavirus

#943 Post by Artemis » Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:28 pm

A little apres-vaxx bhangra dance.

Love this guy!
Gurdeep Pandher of Yukon

Yesterday, I received my Covid-19 vaccine. Then I went to a frozen lake to dance Bhangra on it for joy, hope and positivity, which I'm forwarding across Canada and beyond for everyone's health and wellbeing.

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Re: Coronavirus

#944 Post by guysmiley » Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:33 pm

mockbee wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 3:34 am
guysmiley wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:45 pm
mockbee wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:52 am
What do you do for work in Japan? :tiphat:

I think at one point, maybe a long time ago, you taught English.
Still...but more test prep now. Soon mostly on my own.
Cool! Good luck with that. :thumb:
I've been working professionally on my own the last 6 mos. or so and it's been great so far. COVID actually really helped in that respect because people are far more interested in contracting work out with the uncertainty and everything is remote anyways, and looks like may stay that way in a lot of respects permanently.
I'm just sick of others making money off the skills I have. I'm the product here, so......yeah. Done with my a-hole boss.

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Re: Coronavirus

#945 Post by mockbee » Sun Mar 07, 2021 7:04 pm

くそ上司


:rockon:

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Re: Coronavirus

#946 Post by Juana » Wed Mar 10, 2021 12:50 am

Get my second shot next week

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Re: Coronavirus

#947 Post by kv » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:04 am

That's awesome bud :thumb:

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Re: Coronavirus

#948 Post by Larry B. » Fri Mar 12, 2021 12:41 pm

The whole of Santiago is going back to weekend quarantines. We’re having as many daily new positive cases as in the worst times of last year, and hospital occupancy is at around 95%.

The government blames the people. The people have to go to work (there is no state help) and the public transport is packed every single day.

I haven’t got it, and my wife should be getting her second dose of the vaccine next week. Hopefully she’ll be fine.

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Re: Coronavirus

#949 Post by kv » Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:32 pm

March 12th....one year of lockdown complete....hard to believe...I've played music outside my house maybe 5-6 times instead of 50-60...zero dining, shows, or hanging with friends (aside from the 5-6 times in garage studios masked with the doors open)

I'd like to thank xbox, door dash, instacart, amazon and the internet for their help during these times....special thanks to mary jane for her continued help in all times special thanks to cali for making it legal so it was easily attainable this year

I weigh about ten pounds less and feel about five years older...looking forward to my turn with the needle and summer...my immediate family have all have been vaccinated...I'm the anchor holding everyone back from getting together now :banghead:

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Re: Coronavirus

#950 Post by Pandemonium » Sat Mar 13, 2021 5:55 pm

Holy shit, I didn't hear anything about this until doing a bit of research before sitting down to file my taxes.

"Last week, the Senate made changes to the Covid relief bill passed by the House of Representatives that impact tax filing in the middle of the 2020 season. A key update in the bill, which the house passed Wednesday, is a provision that waives taxes on the first $10,200 in unemployment insurance income for individuals who have 2020 adjusted gross income of less than $150,000.

For married couples filing jointly who both had unemployment insurance, the tax-free amount is $20,400, but combined adjusted gross income must still be less than $150,000."

Usually I file my taxes as early as I can, often the end of February just to get it out of the way. Had I done so this year, I would have had to file an amended return after the bill passed last week to take advantage of this significant tax break.

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Re: Coronavirus

#951 Post by kv » Sun Mar 14, 2021 11:31 am

:thumb:

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Re: Coronavirus

#953 Post by Pandemonium » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:05 pm

I wonder how Perry got his vax (his 2nd?) ahead of most of the under 65 crowd last week? California didn't open up to the under 65 crowd being eligible until today and those are only people who are essential workers or those with pre-existing conditions. Maybe he got it as a bonus with his latest round of botox or whatever he's doing to further mutate his face.

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Re: Coronavirus

#954 Post by SR » Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:49 am

I have been waiting patiently for word on my invitation to the line. I've had multiple opportunities to get vaxed through various means, but have declined. I'm a Kaiser member and 54 years old. Kaiser called last Thursday with a message that I was now eligible; I called...twice and left vm's and haven't heard back. :hehe:

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Re: Coronavirus

#955 Post by creep » Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:59 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:05 pm
I wonder how Perry got his vax (his 2nd?) ahead of most of the under 65 crowd last week? California didn't open up to the under 65 crowd being eligible until today and those are only people who are essential workers or those with pre-existing conditions. Maybe he got it as a bonus with his latest round of botox or whatever he's doing to further mutate his face.
There are a few counties up here that are doing 50+. I fall in to the "emergency services" category so I have been eligible for a bit. I was supposed to get my shot last weekend but I rescheduled for this coming Sunday.

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Re: Coronavirus

#956 Post by Pandemonium » Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:53 am

SR wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:49 am
I have been waiting patiently for word on my invitation to the line. I've had multiple opportunities to get vaxed through various means, but have declined. I'm a Kaiser member and 54 years old. Kaiser called last Thursday with a message that I was now eligible; I called...twice and left vm's and haven't heard back. :hehe:
I and my family are also in Kaiser and we all got a text message last week we're now eligible. The trick (for us anyway) was going through their website portal, clicked on "Virtual Appointment" and going through a short questionnaire to qualify for an appt. Basically at least now it's age, certain chronic health issues and if you are considered an essential worker (which at this point is just about anyone who interacts with a lot of people).

I did this on Saturday and we all got appts for this past Monday. My son and I got our 1st shots at a facility set up inside one of the empty stores at the Westminster Mall. Very easy, well organized and fast - we were in and out within half an hour. They were running maybe 20-30 people per half hour although the set-up could have handled a lot more people. My wife got hers at the Anaheim/Disneyland drive through site, same thing in and out within half an hour and she never had to get out of her car. All three of us got the Moderna shot. During the vaccine, they set you up for your 2nd shot appt noting which 2nd vaccine you should get at the same location so you don't even have to hassle or worry about how or when your 2nd shot happens.

I'm no anti-vaxxer but I've never gotten a flu shot or *any* sort of shot since probably my early 20's which was a tetanus booster. So I didn't really know how much it might hurt or what after effects there might be. The shot itself is virtually painless. The next morning we all woke up with pretty sore arms below the injection site. To me, it felt like a hard punch. My life felt a little run down but really, nothing beyond minor annoyance.

One of the things the nurse said while jabbing me was that they are experiencing up to 25% no-shows on appts which is why they are quickly loosening up restrictions just to get shots in arms to utilize what's at hand.

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Re: Coronavirus

#957 Post by mockbee » Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:55 am

Pandemonium wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:53 am


One of the things the nurse said while jabbing me was that they are experiencing up to 25% no-shows on appts which is why they are quickly loosening up restrictions just to get shots in arms to utilize what's at hand.


Yup. This is why you just need to get it, if you have the chance. When you wait, you are not providing a shot for someone else, more often then not, it's just going in the garbage.

That's what they said for my sister and other "young" people I know who got theirs over a month ago.

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Re: Coronavirus

#958 Post by kv » Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:13 am

:aoa: I have an appt for Saturday

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Re: Coronavirus

#959 Post by SR » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:00 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:53 am
SR wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 6:49 am
I have been waiting patiently for word on my invitation to the line. I've had multiple opportunities to get vaxed through various means, but have declined. I'm a Kaiser member and 54 years old. Kaiser called last Thursday with a message that I was now eligible; I called...twice and left vm's and haven't heard back. :hehe:
I and my family are also in Kaiser and we all got a text message last week we're now eligible. The trick (for us anyway) was going through their website portal, clicked on "Virtual Appointment" and going through a short questionnaire to qualify for an appt. Basically at least now it's age, certain chronic health issues and if you are considered an essential worker (which at this point is just about anyone who interacts with a lot of people).

I did this on Saturday and we all got appts for this past Monday. My son and I got our 1st shots at a facility set up inside one of the empty stores at the Westminster Mall. Very easy, well organized and fast - we were in and out within half an hour. They were running maybe 20-30 people per half hour although the set-up could have handled a lot more people. My wife got hers at the Anaheim/Disneyland drive through site, same thing in and out within half an hour and she never had to get out of her car. All three of us got the Moderna shot. During the vaccine, they set you up for your 2nd shot appt noting which 2nd vaccine you should get at the same location so you don't even have to hassle or worry about how or when your 2nd shot happens.

I'm no anti-vaxxer but I've never gotten a flu shot or *any* sort of shot since probably my early 20's which was a tetanus booster. So I didn't really know how much it might hurt or what after effects there might be. The shot itself is virtually painless. The next morning we all woke up with pretty sore arms below the injection site. To me, it felt like a hard punch. My life felt a little run down but really, nothing beyond minor annoyance.

One of the things the nurse said while jabbing me was that they are experiencing up to 25% no-shows on appts which is why they are quickly loosening up restrictions just to get shots in arms to utilize what's at hand.
All good to know; I'll jump on kp.org :tiphat:

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Re: Coronavirus

#960 Post by Hokahey » Wed Mar 24, 2021 2:39 pm

Today is 2 weeks after my 2nd dose.

No symptoms after shot 1 (Moderna). Awful, Awful flu like symptoms for 24 hours after shot 2. I couldn't get out of bed.

However, very, very happy to be fully vaccinated.

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