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Snail mail can be nice for certain extended conversations by mail. Used to do it a while ago, must again at some point.
I used to do all kinds of stuff by snail mail from my late tweens to late twenties. It was like pre-Internet. It was seriously like a hobby doing all this shit like zines, chain letters, writing love letters by hand, etc.
 

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I pay all my bills electronically these days. Some of them are still sent via check; the bank sends it to them for me. I don't have control over who gets them that way; it's likely how each company is set up with my bank to get payments.
 

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To the best of my understanding, I and other public librarians are part of Illinois group 1c, i.e. we're essential, but not that essential, and will be eligible to get vaccinated in late March.
 

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My company thinks writing a letter stating we're deemed essential will get us shots. Oregon is still vaccinating health care workers (they were supposed to start on teachers, but a shortage is delaying that). Security doesn't even come close to that yet, so I plan on just waiting before checking on getting a shot.
 

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To the best of my understanding, I and other public librarians are part of Illinois group 1c, i.e. we're essential, but not that essential, and will be eligible to get vaccinated in late March.

Sorry that you are not higher on the list, but I'm glad that Illinois is recognizing librarians as at least semi-essential. I've worried about my own public library's future, since it has been closed for so much of the last year. Scheduled pick-ups of library materials have been available, and of course there are online services that the library provides--I've become very fond of Hoopla. But I fear the closure has driven even more people towards the idea that you get access to media through private enterprise rather than public libraries.
 

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I would think that an anal swab would be, by definition, not on the nose.

And it's a bit cheeky to suggest otherwise.
Should I mention now that I had an anal swab to test for MRSA the last time I had an angiogram?
I'm afraid, with the best will in the world, that I just can't eroticise that.
 

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In the latest installment of my COVID-related struggles with the Post Office, the check that I mailed to my credit card company on 12/8/20 finally arrived at their offices today.
 

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I wish I could put this all on one or the other side of the political spectrum but I'm getting it from both sides. Mostly I'm hoping something is done for small businesses and people working. There can't be much of a recovery if they are bankrupt. Sure things like airlines, cruise companies may need bailouts to keep all their leveraged debt from freezing up the markets. That's fine do that too. Just do what has to be done so in 2-3 months we can get going again.
Good God I was so optimistic then. And here I am still hoping in 2-3 months we might be back to something like normal.


Rereading this thread is fascinating.
 

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This combined with everyone being forced to stay inside is totally going to cause a population boom:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-...-shuts-worlds-top-producer-idUSKBN21E1OJ?il=0
I kid of course but still it's interesting how wide ranging the impact of this is.
Edit: Dang N Nexus beat me to it.
This seemingly reasonable observation turned out to be catastrophically wrong. They're now very worried it's permanently lowered the birth rates. For equally foreseeable reasons related to job security, income drops etc.
 

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At the beginning of March 2020 I was 180 pounds just 10 pounds away from my goal of 170. Then the pandemic hit and I went up to and held at 210 roughly for the rest of the year. At the beginning of this year I dropped to 205 and as of a week ago I'm just riding 200.
 

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At the beginning of March 2020 I was 180 pounds just 10 pounds away from my goal of 170. Then the pandemic hit and I went up to and held at 210 roughly for the rest of the year. At the beginning of this year I dropped to 205 and as of a week ago I'm just riding 200.
We have the same body type is suspect. I'm 5'11" and my body used to want to stay at 187lbs. I was there are the beginning of the pandemic hoping like you to get to 170. I'm 200 right now.
 

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We have the same body type is suspect. I'm 5'11" and my body used to want to stay at 187lbs. I was there are the beginning of the pandemic hoping like you to get to 170. I'm 200 right now.
Yeah, I think what got me below the 205 wall was working 2 jobs. Kitchen work keeps you on your feet all day so no lounging in a office chair for 8 hours.
Just being on my feet for 7-13 hours, oof.
 

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That’s good. I’m hoping I don’t feel like I got hit by a truck tomorrow.
So NPR was talking about how to get vaccine holdouts to take the vaccine. One of the largest holdouts is older men. One of the commentators hypothesized that vaccination wasn't very masculine and if they could somehow make it a competition you might see higher vaccination rates. They commented that people who get more effected by the vaccine have stronger immune systems. So being taken down by the vaccine just shows how tough your immune system is.
 

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Considering one of the after effects of COVID is erectile dysfunction, you would think more men would be getting vaccinated...
Statistically, the demographic of people who have traditionally been resistant are also a demographic to whom erectile dysfunction is already a persistent problem. The threat of even more erectile dysfunction probably doesn’t hold much weight.

my niece was scheduled, then she forgot and scheduled something over it. She’s currently avoiding telling me that she missed her appointment. She doesn’t seem to understand that I can’t magically fix it when she goes to school in the fall snd they require it. Or she doesn’t want to tell me she’s not going to school in the fall. I’m glad she thinks highly enough of me that she’s worried about my opinion, but also have a very strong and personal example of why she should go to school in my back pocket.
 

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So NPR was talking about how to get vaccine holdouts to take the vaccine. One of the largest holdouts is older men. One of the commentators hypothesized that vaccination wasn't very masculine and if they could somehow make it a competition you might see higher vaccination rates. They commented that people who get more effected by the vaccine have stronger immune systems. So being taken down by the vaccine just shows how tough your immune system is.
My wife was surprised by my take on the vaccine. I don't stress much about illness, I never really get sick. Over the past year there's at least twice that I've been living with someone who had Covid, so have had every possible exposure, but it had no effect on me. So I figured if I'm not worried about Covid, why would I be worried about a vaccine? So she says that I've managed to turn getting a vaccine into the ultimate masculine take. I worked out after the shot just to get my body feeling healthy.
 

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My wife was surprised by my take on the vaccine. I don't stress much about illness, I never really get sick. Over the past year there's at least twice that I've been living with someone who had Covid, so have had every possible exposure, but it had no effect on me. So I figured if I'm not worried about Covid, why would I be worried about a vaccine? So she says that I've managed to turn getting a vaccine into the ultimate masculine take. I worked out after the shot just to get my body feeling healthy.
That actually brings up another point. Men are much less likely to seek healthcare in general so getting them to get the vaccine is harder. But they're getting Creative about it. I think some places are offering vaccination at sporting events, giving people money etc.

Another point. Vaccination is free right now but it's very likely it will cost you money to get a shot a year from now.
 

3rik

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That’s good. I’m hoping I don’t feel like I got hit by a truck tomorrow.
My father is well in his 70s. After he got his first Pfizer shot, the shoulder that wasn't injected felt a little sore for a couple of days, but that was it. Odd, right?
 

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My father is well in his 70s. After he got his first Pfizer shot, the shoulder that wasn't injected felt a little sore for a couple of days, but that was it. Odd, right?
That is odd.

I'm 50 and had my first Pfizer shot a week ago, and it was the same experience as getting a flu shot. (Which I get every year). The soreness was in the injection shoulder, and was more pronounced the day after the shot.

I might have suffered a little fatigue, but I've been busy as hell lately doing other exhausting things, so it all blended into the same fatigue.
 

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Statistically, the demographic of people who have traditionally been resistant are also a demographic to whom erectile dysfunction is already a persistent problem.
The bible belt?
 

Raleel

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The bible belt?
Nope, plenty of places outside of there.

the young folks resisting might be encouraged though. There are plenty of them too
 
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