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A list of things you can do if you are feeling cabin fever. Feel free to add to this.

First of all, wiki has an article under "2019–20 coronavirus pandemic".

While the outbreak started around New Year's Day (12/31), it's picking up steam around the Asia-Pacific region especially since Mainland Chinese people tend to travel a lot.

For reference, the BNO Newsroom twitter has a special feed for any info on the coronavirus:

The WHO has page about COVID-19 and any other concerns people may have. I suggest peeps go to the Q&A page to check for official details.

Edited by nombretomado on Jun 3rd 2020 at 3:21:48 AM

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Apr 6th 2021 at 6:51:06 AM

I'm looking forward to getting my second shot on the 20th of this month. The grocery chain I work for also has an incentive for us to get it; we show our HR rep at the store our card that shows we got the second shot and we get $100 added to our next check. I'm getting me a handle of Jameson with that, lol.

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Apr 6th 2021 at 7:05:31 AM

I was also promised an $100 bonus.

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Remakes on the way
Apr 6th 2021 at 7:07:30 AM

Getting my one-dose vaccine this Friday. I am glad to get it over with, honestly.

Parents are already vaccinated (they're in the 65+ age bracket), while my brother is getting his second dose towards the end of the month.

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reluctant author, willing misanthrope
Apr 6th 2021 at 7:56:07 AM

I get a half-day's PTO per dose, which is great. Though they also keep bending over backwards to assure people that they aren't tracking who is vaccinated and that getting the vaccine isn't mandatory, which is perplexing and more than a little irritating.

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Apr 6th 2021 at 7:58:23 AM

My company has a self-reporting system for vaccinations. People who are fully vaccinated will be able to return to the office starting next month on a voluntary basis.

I really do wish that we were being less "it's your choice" about these things, but there's an ethical line that can be drawn about compelling people to seek medical preventive treatment. It's much more effective to use a carrot-and-stick approach wherein you can only get access to certain places and activities if you can prove vaccination.

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Apr 6th 2021 at 8:54:37 AM

Didn't get any direct work incentives to get vaccinated, though I wouldn't be surprised if that happens eventually. They might be waiting unless most states have open availability until they roll out a company-wide incentive program.

Apr 6th 2021 at 12:25:49 PM

I'm getting the Johnson and Johnson one on Friday, since was the first appointment that we could find available. (Just as a reminder, the best vaccine is the one you can get note , so don't turn down an appointment just because it's not the one you wanted.)

I'm still kinda expecting some kind of booster later, but hopefully, by then it will be able to be combined with the yearly flu vaccine.

Edited by megaeliz on Apr 6th 2021 at 12:06:59 PM

Apr 6th 2021 at 2:44:05 PM

[up] I literally didn't know I was getting the Moderna vaccine until about a minute before it was being injected into my arm.

I probably could of found out easily enough, but I made the appointment with only 2 days notice so I was more concerned with working out the logistics of getting to the place on time.

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Pitiable and Illegally Dumped Object
Apr 6th 2021 at 7:28:01 PM

Yeah I didn't find out I was getting the Pfizer until I saw the sign at CSULA.

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Officially intimidated
Apr 6th 2021 at 9:11:40 PM

4000 deaths in Brazil in one day. sad

As always, people, please stay safe.

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Scarecrow4774 from Massachusetts Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Apr 7th 2021 at 7:42:40 AM

I don't think Massachusetts has J&J vaccines yet.

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Apr 7th 2021 at 9:03:01 AM "We're all paper, we're all scissors, we're all fightin' with our mirrors, scared we'll never find somebody to love."
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Apr 7th 2021 at 9:38:26 AM

Got my Pfizer vaccine today. (I thought I was getting the Moderna vaccine right up until a minute before I got injected in the arm)

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Apr 7th 2021 at 9:42:28 AM

Huh. It came as a surprise but apparently ima get the jab on Friday.

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Merseyuser1 from Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Apr 7th 2021 at 10:20:25 AM

Regarding this story, is it a good/bad thing I want the status quo to return post-pandemic, the usual daily routine?

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A nice butterfly
Apr 7th 2021 at 10:45:21 AM

I do not think it is either? Why would such desire have to be seen through the lenses of good/bad?

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Apr 7th 2021 at 12:21:32 PM

I'm also getting my vaccine on Friday — it's Pzifer and the first dose for me. I hope I don't have any side effects since I have an appointment on Tuesday.

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Apr 7th 2021 at 12:24:41 PM

[up] Even if it did I don't think they usually last that long, at least not to a severe extent.

Apr 7th 2021 at 12:26:22 PM

The only side effect I have had from my first shot is a REALLY sore arm, so if you sleep on one side, get the shot on the OTHER side.

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A procrastination in of itself
Apr 7th 2021 at 1:01:07 PM

[up]X5 It comes down to what you’re rooting for the return of. If you’re looking forward to the return of sick people going into work and infecting others, or workers being forced to commute long distances even when they’re just as effective from home, then that’s pretty bad. If however you’re looking forward to being able to see family, not having to wear a mask when shopping and not being under a constant stress clouds, that’s perfectly reasonable.

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A nice butterfly
Apr 7th 2021 at 2:36:34 PM

I Lied. They pulled me in earlier. I got the first pfizer shot right now.

It has always been the prerogative of children and half-wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes
Apr 7th 2021 at 3:44:13 PM

Hi five! And I got my first Moderna shot right now!

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We didn't break the world.
Apr 7th 2021 at 3:50:24 PM

Taiwan says India helped Paraguay get vaccines after China pressure.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan worked with other democracies to help its diplomatic ally Paraguay get COVID-19 vaccines after China put pressure on the South American country to ditch Taipei in exchange for shots, and India stepped in to help, Taiwan’s foreign minister said.

Chinese-claimed Taiwan has formal ties with only 15 countries, and Beijing, which asserts that the island does not have the right to diplomatic recognition, has stepped up efforts to coax them away.

Taiwan said last month it was helping Paraguay, its sole diplomatic ally in South America, buy COVID-19 vaccines after protests there over the government’s handling of the health crisis.

Speaking on Wednesday, Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said China, which has been distributing in various places the vaccines it has developed, was “flexing its muscles” with its vaccine diplomacy, in particular in South and Central America, where Taiwan has five allies.

“If you look at those countries that are receiving the Chinese vaccines, whether it’s Brazil or Chile or El Salvador, I think it’s having lots of impact on our diplomatic allies,” he said.

In Paraguay, the Chinese government was “very active” in saying to the public that if Paraguay severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan they would get millions of doses of China’s vaccines, which put pressure on Taiwan to help, Wu added.

“In the last few weeks, we have been speaking to like-minded countries, including Japan, the United States, India etcetera, and India fortunately has been able to provide some COVAXIN vaccines to Paraguay,” he said, referring to a shot developed by India’s Bharat Biotech and a state research institute.

India has already shipped 100,000 doses to Paraguay and there will be another 100,000, Wu added.

China has denied trying to entice Paraguay with vaccines.

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Apr 7th 2021 at 5:14:56 PM

Does there seem to be any indication of either vaccine being discontinued in the US because from the number of people who've had that problem seems pretty small?

Edited by Kaiseror on Apr 7th 2021 at 7:28:03 AM

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