How COVID-19 is affecting society

Ryanna Enfield

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Keep in mind other countries are way better at tracking COVID than the US. Our system is largely based upon people testing themselves, and voluntarily reporting their positive cases. Keep checking waste water statistics. We don't even have enough waste water testing, giving us an incomplete picture. Now that mask rules are pretty much gone, it is important to know the US will remain behind the tide of future COVID outbreaks. We are treating it as endemic now and forcing society to just deal with it (let it rip! :facepalm:), despite still not having vaccines for children under five :banghead:.
 

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Keep in mind other countries are way better at tracking COVID than the US. Our system is largely based upon people testing themselves, and voluntarily reporting their positive cases. Keep checking waste water statistics. We don't even have enough waste water testing, giving us an incomplete picture. Now that mask rules are pretty much gone, it is important to know the US will remain behind the tide of future COVID outbreaks. We are treating it as endemic now and forcing society to just deal with it (let it rip! :facepalm:), despite still not having vaccines for children under five :banghead:.

The US is at 65% vaccinated, and new vaccinations have nearly stopped. That leaves too many people open to spreading new variants.
 

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Wasn't sure which thread to put this in, but apparently Justice Clarence Thomas is in the hospital for "flu-like symptoms."

Is it wrong to hope he doesn't make it?

Yeah, I know. Bad Kat! But, still...
 

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Keep in mind other countries are way better at tracking COVID than the US. Our system is largely based upon people testing themselves, and voluntarily reporting their positive cases. Keep checking waste water statistics. We don't even have enough waste water testing, giving us an incomplete picture. Now that mask rules are pretty much gone, it is important to know the US will remain behind the tide of future COVID outbreaks. We are treating it as endemic now and forcing society to just deal with it (let it rip! :facepalm:), despite still not having vaccines for children under five :banghead:.

This is the website I look at for that:

Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
 
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Has anybody else seen Pfizer's "COVID oral treatment" ad? It's everywhere, and the wording is so weird. IMHO, referring to a pill as an, "oral treatment," is a little too on the nose for sexual innuendo.
 

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Has anybody else seen Pfizer's "COVID oral treatment" ad? It's everywhere, and the wording is so weird. IMHO, referring to a pill as an, "oral treatment," is a little too on the nose for sexual innuendo.
Then you probably don't want to know what their second choice was.
 
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Consider their target audience, as noted by the truck convoy discussion above.
 
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Has anybody else seen Pfizer's "COVID oral treatment" ad? It's everywhere, and the wording is so weird. IMHO, referring to a pill as an, "oral treatment," is a little too on the nose for sexual innuendo.
Pfizer also makes Viagra, and they are probably using the same ad agency.
 

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Has anybody else seen Pfizer's "COVID oral treatment" ad? It's everywhere, and the wording is so weird. IMHO, referring to a pill as an, "oral treatment," is a little too on the nose for sexual innuendo.
Be thankful it's not administered via the opposite end.
 
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Coronavirus cases in China are spiking to record highs, leading officials in the Chinese financial hub of Shanghai to make the snap decision late Sunday to lock down the city of around 26 million people. For weeks, officials denied that they would institute lockdowns in response to rising cases.

But this month, the spread of the ultratransmissible omicron variant has driven China's highest case rise in the pandemic, and Shanghai has seen some of the highest numbers. On Sunday, the country reported more than 6,000 new cases, with 3,500 of those in Shanghai. According to data tracking by The New York Times, the number of daily new cases has increased 233 percent in the past 14 days. The current case count is the highest yet for the country, which saw its previous peak in February 2020 when new cases reached just above 3,000 a day.
Starting March 28, Shanghai residents on the east side of Huangpu River entered a four-day home lockdown and mass testing campaign. From April 1 to 5, people on the west side will take their turn locking down and testing. Officials are aiming to test the entire population during the sequential lockdowns, sending health workers in white hazmat suits to residents' front doors.
 
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Be thankful it's not administered via the opposite end.
Reminds me of an old (really old like 50 years old) cartoon I saw in one of my dad's Playboys I wasn't supposed to see. Sexy chick with the cigarette tray and a sign that says "cigars, cigarettes, suppositories". I have no idea why I thought it was funny but, I still do.

 
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