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Post 441

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Went to the cafe on Monday,the pub yesterday..Felt like I'd never been away.Nice to be able to drink and eat without being eyed up by the local sparrow,pigeon,starling and seagull flocks.smiley - smileysmiley - alesmiley - teasmiley - cake


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Post 442

Teasswill

We're fuming as we have just discovered (info published by Gov on Monday this week) that singing 'should be' 6 people max. Last Aut we were allowed 30, fully socially distanced in a well ventilated hall.
Yet exercise classes can take place with more than 6, pubs can have more than 30 (in groups of 6) less than 2m apart in a low ceilinged venue. smiley - dohsmiley - cross
And in a few weeks time, they plan to throw all social distancing out of the window?


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Post 443

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

A great leap into the unknown.


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Post 444

Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I have had 2 vaccine doses. My friend down the road welcomed me into her home for smiley - tea last Wednesday and today she came to mine.

It feels wonderful to be socialising again.

I'll never take such small pleasures as a face-to-face chat with a friend for granted ever again. Hugs can wait.

GB
smiley - galaxyvirtualsmiley - cuddle


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Post 445

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

I see fewer masks these days. My state lists its state of emergency on June 15/


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Post 446

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

lifts, not lists.


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Post 447

You can call me TC

In the meantime, the state of Victoria in Australia is going into its 4th lock down. I am not a pessimist, but I still think we are only at the beginning. We will, however, learn to live with it.


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Post 448

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

India and Brazil are hard-hot.smiley - sadface


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Post 449

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

hard-hit, not hard-hot.


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Post 450

Baron Grim

Meh... "hot" works too, as in "hot zone".


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Post 451

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

I feel bad for both countries. India was exporting vaccines not long ago. Now they need all they can get.


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Post 452

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

Well seems we are incarcerated for a little while longer. Can't say I'm surprised.smiley - erm


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Post 453

Teasswill

Nor me.
Bit sad though, that it means our choir probably can't sing at a wedding in July. I've noticed that people locally are getting quite lax about the 2 m. Attended a meeting this week & had to point out the chairs were nowhere near 2 m apart - they did move them before everyone else had arrived.


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Post 454

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

70% of the people in my state have been vaccinated. We have had most restrictions relaxed.


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Post 455

Baron Grim

My county is *just* below 50% of adults fully vaccinated. This is at the top of the Greater Houston Area counties. Only Fort Bend, West of Houston is ahead of us. That said, I seriously doubt we'll ever get to 70%.


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Post 456

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

smiley - sadface

In my state, a lottery has been established, with prizes going to people who have bought tickets. Only vaccinated people are allowed to buy tickets. smiley - winkeye I don' buy lottery tickets, but some people might.


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Post 457

Baron Grim

Well, I guess it's good that it's self funding but I suspect that may limit the number of takers. Several states are using lotteries, but most are automatically entering everyone who is vaccinated. The difference between free and even a low cost is HUGE. The greatest example of that is with American Veterans following WWII. I personally know of some folks that still hold animosity for The American Red Cross because, at the urging of the British, the American Red Cross started charging a nominal fee for doughnuts to everyone after British soldiers complained that the Americans were getting them for free. Of course, the rumor mill has greatly exaggerated precisely what great evil deed the ARC actually committed with some folks believing they actually stole a range of donated supplies and resold them for profit (untrue) but it doesn't matter, the damage was done and they're still trying to atone for it over 75 years later.

http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2012/07/13/156737801/the-cost-of-free-doughnuts-70-years-of-regret


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Post 458

paulh, the apocalypse is coming, it's just late

I had heard about the doughnut debacle.

As I said, I don't have a lot of respect for lotteries anyway.

I hadn't thought about automatically entering all the vaccinated people and not charging them.

It seems like a hassle to track down whether someone claiming to have been vaccinated really has been. smiley - yikes

We still vaccinate about 30,000 people per day. At some point, the state will run into some law of diminishing returns.


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Post 459

Still Incognitas, Still Chairthingy, Still lurking, Still invisible, unnoticeable, missable, unseen, just haunting h2g2

I think I'm going to be cautious for some while and still wear a mask when inside shops and other establishments whatever loosening of distancing takes place.After all not everyone has been jabbed thus far.


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Post 460

SashaQ - happysad

Yes, so will I - my second dose isn't due until after 19 July, so I feel in a bit of a precarious position...

I'm not entirely sure whether the current restrictions are the best possible options for the current circumstances, but I do know that if someone breathes down my neck while reaching over me in the supermarket because they can't wait for me to get out of their way, I'd much rather we were both breathing through face coverings at the time...


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