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D&D and the rising pandemic

Umbran

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On the other hand, it's kind of rich Japan complaining about the treatment of Japanese citizens in China given the utterly ferocious human rights abuses the Japanese army inflicted on China in the 20th Century.

Yeah, but dude, the people they are swabbing now were not responsible for those acts - most of them weren't alive at the time. Continuing grudges for generations is not a viable option with a planetary population nearing 8 billion
 
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billd91

Hobbit on Quest
Yeah, but dude, the people they are swapping now were not responsible for those acts - most of them weren't alive at the time. Continuing grudges for generations is not a vialbe option with a planetary population nearing 8 billion
Yeah, but dude, successive Japanese governments have been consistently resistant to fully acknowledging their historical behavior - so Japanese government complaints are still pretty rich. They could learn to use a bit more humility in relationships with other Asian countries who suffered under IJA/IJN boots.
 

Umbran

Mod Squad
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Yeah, but dude, successive Japanese governments have been consistently resistant to fully acknowledging their historical behavior- so Japanese government complaints are still pretty rich. They could learn to use a bit more humility in relationships with other Asian countries who suffered under IJA/IJN boots.

This is as far as I will go on this topic, due to politics: China's own human rights history does not support them getting shirty about these things. People in glass houses should not throw stones... or shove swabs where the moon don't shine.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
This is as far as I will go on this topic, due to politics: China's own human rights history does not support them getting shirty about these things. People in glass houses should not throw stones... or shove swabs where the moon don't shine.

I won't go into any great detail but it's China. They probably have special tests for the Japanese.

I'm guessing it's a humiliation thing.
 




Umbran

Mod Squad
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Meanwhile, the Governor of Texas announcing that he's doing away with all restrictions and the mask mandate.

Texas, being all the kinds of stupid at once. Sorry, Danny. Get vaccinated quick, you're gonna need it. :(
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Just had that conversation with h my friend in Houston. From March 10.

Not sure on current situation in Texas by that ICU beds, numbers etc.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
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Meanwhile, the Governor of Texas announcing that he's doing away with all restrictions and the mask mandate.

Texas, being all the kinds of stupid at once. Sorry, Danny. Get vaccinated quick, you're gonna need it. :(
Accurate description, to be sure.🤨. This is testing my personal resolve against wishing ill on my fellow humans...

That said, I DID get Pfizer injection #1 this morning. Total time out of my day, including travel: 90 minutes. So far, the injection site on my arm feels like a toddler tried to punch my arm. I’ve had worse reactions from flu shots. Hell...I’ve Id worse reactions from ALLERGY shots.

(So far.)
 

Zardnaar

Legend
Accurate description, to be sure.🤨. This is testing my personal resolve against wishing ill on my fellow humans...

That said, I DID get Pfizer injection #1 this morning. Total time out of my day, including travel: 90 minutes. So far, the injection site on my arm feels like a toddler tried to punch my arm. I’ve had worse reactions from flu shots. Hell...I’ve Id worse reactions from ALLERGY shots.

(So far.)

I think that's the one I want.

What I'll get is whatever is available when I go I suppose.
 

MarkB

Legend
That said, I DID get Pfizer injection #1 this morning. Total time out of my day, including travel: 90 minutes. So far, the injection site on my arm feels like a toddler tried to punch my arm. I’ve had worse reactions from flu shots. Hell...I’ve Id worse reactions from ALLERGY shots.
Yeah, since I had the Pfizer jab on Saturday my side effects have been relatively mild. I have an ache around the injection site that technically exists, in that I'm aware of it when I choose to take note of it, but most of the time it's so mild I don't notice it.

What I have noticed are periodic headaches. For the last couple of days they've come around like clockwork - I'm absolutely fine through the morning, but around 1:30-2pm it starts kicking in - headache and feverish feeling, but no elevated temperature.

But it's nothing that some paracetamol can't handle, and today was milder than yesterday, so I don't expect it will persist much longer.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
I have a super mild headache that may or may not be relar to my vaccination. It feels exactly like a mild version of the ones I get from my allergies, and I’ve been sneezing snd sniffling more this past week. Heck, I sneezed so hard before breakfast this morning I wrenched my shoulder.
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
From an article about Gov. Abbott’s declaration:

On a related note, Houston, Texas' largest city, is the one city in the United States to have reported finding at least one case of every known variant of the coronavirus, which are believed to be more transmissible and have experts on the alert for another uptick in cases as they become the dominant sources of infection. It's unlikely Houston is actually alone in this regard, but it's still cause for concern.

Texas is also lagging behind in vaccinating its population, which is the second largest in the nation. Only Utah and Georgia have slower per capita vaccination rates.

The article also noted Mississippi beat us to the punch on ending sensible, science-driven precautions.

 

GreyLord

Hero
It looks like it could be a LOOONG time until I get a vaccination. It looks like I am lower on the lists (no health issues that flag me for being a priority, not over 65...yet...etc). Meanwhile, my area hasn't had many people wearing masks or doing social distancing for a while. You wouldn't even know that there was a pandemic going on from how most are acting except that the death rate has risen significantly for older folks over the past year. It makes me nervous even going to the store...and I have to go to the store every so often.

Wish I could get the vaccine sooner...but I expect that it's going to be a while at the rate it's currently occurring.
 





Zardnaar

Legend
Pfizer or Moderna are probably the best ones though both take two shots.

The government put money into 4 vaccines and preordered them as well March last year.

All 4 came up though so theoretically they have an over supply.

Ordering and receiving are two different things though. Found that out the hard way last March but minimised it before things fell apart ( panic buying etc).
 

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