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veen  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 19, 2021

Finally all of my parents have vaccination appointments. Supposedly next month we are going to double the rate of vaccination and open it up to anyone over 18, but I'll believe that when I see it. It does feel like we're in the home stretch, but reading the online discourse and especially that discussion last week on here about masks feels like you're all in a different world from us. Not just because you're ahead of vaccinating, but because masks are all but despised over here, with the head of our CDC calling them useless well into the end of last year.

Personally I've given up on...caring? getting angry? a while ago about how things are going or what policies we should be doing, because it's clear that I'm powerless and I too know the Serenity prayer. I just have to suffer through until the end, hopefully staying healthy, accepting that this country of mine is a neoliberal paradise whose left wing has crumbled and that accepts unnecessary deaths to allow people to go to restaurants.

Anyway. Eurovision is BACK and it's wonderfully ridiculous. We are hosting this year, so it's a bit more special, watching for example my hometown in the completely unnecessary tourism-pre-song-promo's they're always doing.

My aquarium is doing fairly good, I have one kind of algae that I may or may not have under control now that I've culled my largest plant and everything is growing at their maximum rate again.

kleinbl00  ·  158 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I read statistics yesterday that in the United States, levels of criminal depression have climbed from 11% of the population to 42% of the population. Also that "wealth" is an excellent prophylactic against the mental health impacts of the pandemic.

So I'm depressed? But also guilty that I'm not as depressed as I could be.