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thenewgreen  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: September 8, 2021

It's been a rough couple of weeks. I contracted covid. I am pretty sure I got it from an exercise class I took. I was masked for the most part, with the exception of drinking water, but not everyone was. Lots of huffing and puffing. Not the best idea on my part.

My wife ended up getting it too and my youngest child. We have all been quarantined. it ends on Thursday. My kids have started a new school and are having to join remotely at first. It's not ideal. Our childcare provider can't help us so we were back to home schooling two kids, watching a third and trying to run our two companies while being very sick.

Breakthrough infections are more common than people think. The symptoms are also very real. I have never been so tired. My head ached, I coughed a lot and my brain was foggy. There were two days where I must have slept 16 hours. It was debilitating.

Luckily the kids are all doing well. My wife was also very sick. We are recovered though. Hopefully, my wife and I are now superhuman.

kleinbl00  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

- 5 birth workers to a bachelorette weekend out of town. All vaccinated. One of them did a home visit with a family that didn't have COVID, but the family's roommate tested positive for COVID a day after she left. They spent the weekend together and 2/5 came down with breakthrough COVID.

- 5 band members spend 3 hours in a rehearsal studio. 4 are vaccinated, one is not. Unvaccinated band member comes down with COVID two days later, three others come down with COVID three days later.

I know far more vaccinated people that have tested positive for COVID than unvaccinated people that have tested positive for COVID. On the plus side, the vaccinated people have all gotten better. Those of us who caught it unvaccinated are, to a man, pretty fucked up by it.

c_hawkthorne  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    I know far more vaccinated people that have tested positive for COVID than unvaccinated people that have tested positive for COVID.

You probably also associate with more vaccinated people than unvaccinated so that'll skew your view.

kleinbl00  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

In thinking about it, I'm not sure that's true. The hardest thing of the past 15 years has been living within the crunchy holistic universe while coming from a scientific background. The big surprise this year has been discovering that we're pretty rare on our side of the divide - there are far more people in our circle who pay lip service to science but when the chips are down believe in magic than we would have thought.

Our clientele runs about 50% vaccinated, which is a good 10% lower than the county we're in. And we've had three separate "holy shit you aren't vaccinated" moments in the past month.

b_b  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

You're a superhuman to me, buddy. Hang in there.

thenewgreen  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Thanks pal!

b_b  ·  46 days ago  ·  link  ·  
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