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MunchyOs

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^^^That video is spot on^^^. Ever since March, I've been being told that I am going to get symptomatic Covid. How anyone could profess to know such a thing, especially with such certainty, is beyond me. And why so certain that it will be of the symptomatic variety? Granted, these are people who do work in the medical field telling me this, and I respect their opinion because they are in the medical field. However, with all due respect to them, being in the medical field does not make them soothsayers. Nobody has the ability to know for certain what is going to happen. I have been warned against doing the things that I have gone on ahead and done, completely against the advice of medical professionals. I haven't been reckless or anything. But, I have gone on ahead and done some things so as to try and have some semblance of a life. Since May, I have eaten in restaurants, had haircuts, worked 40 hours a week every week (except for when I took vacation time), swam, fished, rode jet skis, and travelled. "But, if you travel, you will get Covid and then good luck getting medical care in another state". I went to Atlanta, supposedly one of the nation's top 5 places to catch symptomatic Covid. Hell, what city/state is NOT on that list? I've been 3 times since May. Before I left for the first of those 3 trips, I was told, by my acquaintances in the medical profession, that even with wearing masks, using sanitizer, washing my hands, etc, travelling, especially to a hot spot like Atlanta was going to skyrocket my chances of getting symptomatic Covid. I thanked them for their opinion, and told them that I would proceed with extreme caution. One of them got really pissed at me and told me that people like myself really should waive our right to medical care (should we come down with Covid) for ignoring such stark warnings. The funny part about that is, I live in Shelby County in Alabama and it too is labeled one of the top places in the nation to catch symptomatic Covid. So, go figure.

All these warnings, all this time that symptomatic Covid was going to get me, any day now. Any 5 minutes, it's coming. Hell, what is the virus waiting on? If it's that aggressive, why is it taking so long to find me? It's not like I haven't given it opportunities. It's like I've tied an arm behind my back and spotted it several moves. And still, it's a no show. And I can't be the ONLY person in the world scratching my head, wondering why it hasn't nailed me yet if it is in fact as aggressive as they say. Now, I'm not saying that it isn't serious and should just be just dismissed with a waive of the hand. But, I really do not see why people who are not vulnerable can't just go on and proceed with caution. The whole thing about "well, it's not all about you. Because you could get an asymptomatic case and in turn, give it to X amount of people" is really beginning to weaken. If I had contracted an asymptomatic case and gave it to others, wouldn't I have known of someone who had it by now? Because nobody that I know has had it either. Just some shit to ponder.
 

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We wear a mask at Wal-Mart home depot and at restaurants untill seated. At Wal-Mart not because of covid but because of getting crack head disease
 

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This is what people want to ignore. Even if you agree with Trump, he sounds tone deaf often on Twitter and especially once the media gets to twist that stuff. The common man just sees Trump says stupid stuff and Biden keeps his mouth mostly shut, which is mostly the media selling them a package but also partly because Trump doesn't know how to word anything properly for consumption by most.
 

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The sister of one of my wife’s classmates died this week. She tested positive, 3-4 days later was having trouble breathing. She went to the ER, was admitted and put on a vent. Three days later they turned it off. She had two young girls and before she passed she was able to call them and tell them goodbye.

For anyone who still believes this is anything like the flu, I challenge you to come up with a true story that horrific. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone who died of the flu.
 

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Yet every move he makes is an effort to perpetuate his current job. That’s exactly what politicians do.

P.S. You think his “policy” of separating small children from their parents and putting them in cages is “great for our country”? You and I will just have to disagree and that one, and many many more I suspect.
 

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See above I agree with that. No politician is lily white for everyone. I guess killing unborn babies just doesn't equal putting them in cages. All of us have our own convictions and beliefs. We look past transgressions when we like someone. I just read online that Biden is going to tax our guns. I hope it ain't for ones I already own or I am in deep 🚢 with a T
 

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