How COVID-19 is affecting society

Soen Eber

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There's a strong relationship between Vitamin D and how badly someone is affected by it, but I've already deleted the link (too much web clutter). You want to take Vitamin D supplements, not having enough will make you really sick if you catch it without sufficient boosters. I'm sure Google will pop up any info on it, it's a significant relationship so it should be well covered.
 
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There's a strong relationship between Vitamin D and how badly someone is affected by it, but I've already deleted the link (too much web clutter). You want to take Vitamin D supplements, not having enough will make you really sick if you catch it without sufficient boosters.
I'm not very good about leaving the house and thereby exposing my skin to sunlight, despite the stern nagging from Mrs. Beebo. Fortunately, she spends a lot of time outside working on the yard and her garden, so I'm sure she's brimming full of Vitamin D. I have been taking Vitamin D supplements for years, however, so I'm hoping this is why I've remained unscathed so far.

This last week I drove into the office, for the first time in over 2 years, and inter-mingled with a half-dozen co-workers. No one was wearing a mask, but they're all vaccinated, so I threw caution to the wind and went unmasked as well. Such an odd feeling, not so much being unmasked as it was just sitting around talking to people after years of social isolation. I don't plan on going back anytime soon, if at all, so if I get to the end of this next week without covid symptoms, I'll have dodged the bullet from that experience.

One of the group that day caught covid very early on, back in 2020 before vaccines. I asked him how he's feeling now and he said mostly he's doing fine, but he does have a long covid taste damage. "It could have been worse, one of my friends had a heart attack from covid."
 

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Ok so this will definitely make me sound like an asshole, but every time I get see new death tally milestone in my province I try to find the silver lining that voters of a certain persuasion surely must be dying at a disproportionate rate than others.
 

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Ok so this will definitely make me sound like an asshole, but every time I get see new death tally milestone in my province I try to find the silver lining that voters of a certain persuasion surely must be dying at a disproportionate rate than others.
Actually it's skewing older now, and it's always been disproportionally skewed towards minorites. But I do share your silver lining - at least among the a**hat voters of that persuasion.
 

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Not sure which of these COVID threads to note the following, but I'll post in this one.

So, company went back to work this month (well, last month, but last month was 1 day in office a week; this month is 3 days in office a week). On fourth day of this new policy, one of our coworkers found out they had tested positive for COVID. Most of our people were in the office today, near this individual. So . . . yay.

If you have no symptoms, and are fully vaccinated, you can continue working in office but also are allowed to go back to teleworking for a short period of time. So . . ..
 

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Ok so this will definitely make me sound like an asshole, but every time I get see new death tally milestone in my province I try to find the silver lining that voters of a certain persuasion surely must be dying at a disproportionate rate than others.
On a lark I crunched numbers on how much of an impact covid deaths might have on an election.

Honestly of the million deaths, at least 40% impacted non-voters. So even if the remaining 600k only happened to one party, it would only diminish their voting power by 00.75% =(
 
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On a lark I crunched numbers on how much of an impact covid deaths might have on an election.

Honestly of the million deaths, at least 40% impacted non-voters. So even if the remaining 600k only happened to one party, it would only diminish their voting power by 00.75% =(
So much for the much anticipated Great Die-off of the Stupid and Gullible.
 

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On a lark I crunched numbers on how much of an impact covid deaths might have on an election.

Honestly of the million deaths, at least 40% impacted non-voters. So even if the remaining 600k only happened to one party, it would only diminish their voting power by 00.75% =(
If it makes you feel better, a dead republican voter still matters more than a dead democratic voter. Repugs live in small population areas where their votes count for inflated value on average, with the reverse is true of democrats.