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It’s over!

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.
 

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Well, congrats on the new position. :) lol
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.

Don't celebrate a touchdown until you're in the endzone.
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.
Yeah. This is basically what those who have been using covid as the boogeyman...and their media propagandists...are telling us now. Seems they don't need covid as an excuse for the economic woes the US is experiencing anymore now that they have the Russia/Ukraine thing.

Don't worry...the Biden pukes still won't reverse their policies and actions that have buggered up supply lines and created inflation. When the Russia/Ukraine thing blows over, they'll find something else.
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.
It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated (and therefore not viral spreaders) who got Covid and survived which is 99.99 percent of them.
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.
It's over!

(ok maybe not but probably so whee!)

That was fun. ;)
 

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Don't celebrate a touchdown until you're in the endzone.
The way overly protective casino I go to has taken down the plexiglass and no longer requires masks. I’m in the end Zone. I’m not doing a Gronk like spike just yet however.
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.

Well, we can all agree that the COVID-19 crisis is entering a new phase and it's doing so VEERRRRRRRYYY SLOWWWWLY here in the USA...but slow or not, it is happening.
At this current time, almost TWO THIRDS of Americans have had at least ONE DOSE of one of the COVID-19 vaccines, according to Forbes Magazine.
That means that likely 90 percent of that 2/3's will eventually receive their second shot in the coming weeks, and most likely half of that percentage will even receive a booster shot at some point
in the future.
And as we know, vaccinated people CAN STILL SPREAD the virus HOWEVER their contagion level is minimal compared to unvaccinated persons, and their contagion period is drastically shorter.
And if you ARE vaccinated, and you GET COVID-19 in a breakthrough infection, in over 90% of those cases, you experience mild to moderate symptoms.
And many people who DO experience those symptoms ask their doctor or seek a test, and if the test is positive, the majority isolate.

So the point is, the vaccinations ARE WORKING, and a growing majority ARE GETTING them, and it IS having an effect on the virus' ability to replicate and spread.
And our immunity level is increasing, so that is limiting the ability for spread mainly to the remaining unvaccinated among us.
Simply put, the very worst of the pandemic really IS now "a pandemic of the unvaccinated" and while we can argue the tragedy of it all well into eternity, we're now approaching
the point where we might just have a chance to stiffen our fortifications and begin to tamp down the damage of this crisis to a dull roar.
I mean, if our society's response had looked a lot more like our response back in the 1950's to POLIO we would have been in a much better position months ago...but all that is now
water under the bridge, isn't it?

At this point, we still do need to do everything we can to help do just that, if for no other reason than protecting the ability of our healthcare system to deal with it better.
We need to protect our healthcare system for a good many reasons most of which are a given, there's no need to spell it all out, good people already understand the importance of it.

Let me pose a question, and I want to say ahead of time that this question isn't meant to sound hysterical or hyperbolic...I am just tossing it out there in the name of spitballing:

What if one of our major cities were to be attacked, God forbid, by the Russians?
Or...what if "The Big One" (earthquake) strikes Los Angeles with a 9.2 on the Richter Scale, or the Pacific Northwest with even an 8.2?

You can take almost ANY monster disaster and superimpose it, the point is, what if, just as we emerge from the darkness of the plague, we get hit by another big bad disaster
right on the heels of respite?
Will we have the available healthcare resources to deal with it?
What I'm getting at is, the sooner we DO FINISH THE VIRUS OFF with vaccination, the better equipped we will be to handle something else that's coming, and
believe me, at some point, "something else" is coming, something else is always coming.

So, if we really are slowly earning some relief, maybe let's try to urge the remaining unvaccinated among us to finally take the step and get some immunity.
 

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The way overly protective casino I go to has taken down the plexiglass and no longer requires masks. I’m in the end Zone. I’m not doing a Gronk like spike just yet however.

Another wave could hit though. Be safe and enjoy the current low numbers while they last.
 

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Another wave could hit though. Be safe and enjoy the current low numbers while they last.

That's always a possibility however if people who regularly mix in close spaces take steps to keep their immunity level high, with vaccinations, periodic boosters, and safe practices like social distancing and hygiene
steps like handwashing and sanitizing, we can beat it back better. Also, NEW COVID drugs are about to enter the mainstream, some of them aren't even injectables.
If, for instance, they introduce a nasal spray, it's likely a fairly good amount of the population will take it.
And by the way, according to the news, some of these new drugs are being designed to work against ANY variant, because they fight the virus in a different manner that goes beyond variants altogether.

It is entirely possible that five years from now people will be chuckling at the notion that we used to have to get an injection to fight COVID-19.
"Wow, remember when we used to have to get shots?"

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"Honey, I got that damn COVID virus again, where's that spray we got?"
"It's in the back of the fridge"
"I don't see an expiration date, is it still good?"
"Supposed to be"
"I feel like crap! Could you go get it?"
"Get it yourself, it's in the back behind the ketchup"
 

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Another wave could hit though. Be safe and enjoy the current low numbers while they last.
I would expect for us to be hit with waves for the rest of our lives. What will happen is it will no longer be big news. The world is quickly gaining immunity from vaccines and infections. It’ll soon be endemic which means
consistent and predictable.
 

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I’m calling it, The pandemic is over if you are vaccinated. All indicators are looking good. I was concerned about BA2 but it doesn’t appear to be more severe. I think we’ll see a bump in cases in the winter but nothin worse than the regular flu. I imagine this will be the last Coronavirus thread. It’s been been a long strange ride. Great work everybody. Congratulations!!! We can now all focus on the war.



Disclaimer: Mongidig is not an expert and gets most of his information from random Youtube videos. Please consult your doctor regarding your health.This thread is for entertainment purposes only but I do think I’m right but maybe not but probably so. I reserve the right to change my mind if a new scary variant emerges.
Me, I am waiting till April to make that determination. But is it looking hopeful.
 

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I would expect for us to be hit with waves for the rest of our lives. What will happen is it will no longer be big news. The world is quickly gaining immunity from vaccines and infections. It’ll soon be endemic which means
consistent and predictable.

I hope you're right, Mong.
 

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It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated
nobody listen to this guy. he has been wrong about COVID and this pandemic from day one and he doesn't honor his own word.
 

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It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated (and therefore not viral spreaders) who got Covid and survived which is 99.99 percent of them.
Are you still here?
 

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It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated (and therefore not viral spreaders) who got Covid and survived which is 99.99 percent of them.

It's easier to brag now and not when you were 3 weeks in feeling "badly sick" with Covid and had to go to the hospital. Some people find the weirdest things to flex about, like getting sick needlessly for weeks is a good thing.
 

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It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated (and therefore not viral spreaders) who got Covid and survived which is 99.99 percent of them.

Stupid talk given the unvaxxed are the ones dying.
 

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It's easier to brag now and not when you were 3 weeks in feeling "badly sick" with Covid and had to go to the hospital. Some people find the weirdest things to flex about, like getting sick needlessly for weeks is a good thing.
Did you hear me complaining or fretting? I was merely stating the facts. Matters not. My post is the truth anyway and the truth will always be the truth. The left should try it someday.
 

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It has already been over for the tens of millions of brave Americans who were NOT vaccinated (and therefore not viral spreaders) who got Covid and survived which is 99.99 percent of them.
Unfortunately for you this thing continues. You will be looking over your shoulder for the rest of your life. It’s time to join civilized society and kick this thing while it’s down. Get your vaccine ASAP so you’re prepared for the winter. You don’t wanna go through what you just did. You don’t want to make any more enemies. It’s time to bend the knee and admit you were wrong.
 

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Did you hear me complaining or fretting? I was merely stating the facts. Matters not. My post is the truth anyway and the truth will always be the truth. The left should try it someday.
It’s fun to be horribly sick for three weeks isn’t it?
 

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Did you hear me complaining or fretting? I was merely stating the facts. Matters not. My post is the truth anyway and the truth will always be the truth. The left should try it someday.

Wow you are so brave you needlessly got sick for weeks on end. How very smart to endanger yourself.
 

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Wow you are so brave you needlessly got sick for weeks on end. How very smart to endanger yourself.
The worst part is the poster ended up going to the hospital, which could have been avoided.
 
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