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Seems like, since it's been over a month that both college and pro football have been filling stadiums, that the fear of them being super spreader events just hasn't happened.Super spreader........
Now Kusty, stop making sense like that!its time to stop with the bullshit 'super spreader' talk. we're in a different place now. especially in the northeast. people are vaccinated and if they get sick it sucks for a few days but you don't end up in the hospital or dead. if you aren't vaxxed, get fucked, drop dead, i don't much care what happens to you. but its far past time to get on with life and resume normal activity, especially with this merck pill on top of the vaccines. and i was one of the most hardcore covid safety evangelists pre-vaccine, but enough already.
It seems pretty clear outdoor activities are fairly safe even with 80,000 people. Like a NFL game or MLK Sunday at Mount Snow.
It is a curious thing...Super spreader........
*Most* major stadiums tend to be in non urban areas, so the tailgating scene (both before and after) tends to be out in the parking lots for the majority of folks, rather than inside a local bar/restaurant.It is a curious thing...
On the one hand, I've not seen any paper documenting significant outdoor transmission. No superspreader associated with outdoor events.
On the other hand, don't people hang out afterwards? Do they all hang out just outside (tailgate)? I would have expected some cases associated with people who went to bars/restaurants after the game!
The fact that there's no significant cases that can be linked to these large outdoor events maybe an indication that 1) vaccine works; or 2) there simply not that many people walking around spewing viruses (which maybe a result of reason number 1). If true, then we're on our way out of the pandemic "naturally".
Some of us are not eligible for booster.Just made an appointment for a booster.
was on the fence about it, but the number of close quarters meetings and crowded indoor settings I was in this week for work, and the new data on Pfizer pushed me over the edge.
I realize we're probably all gonna get Covid, and for the vaccinated, it will likely be no bg deal, but have would just rather not get it and not have a chance to spread it.
Also, this will set me up nice for the coldest months of ski season, where you are most likely to need to go indoors!
In NJ they are being very lax with the requirements. Basically if you think your job puts you at risk you can get a booster.Some of us are not eligible for booster.
I will instead refuse any close quarter indoor meetings. Unless, of course, if everyone is vaccinated. (my company is still undecided on vaccine mandates. So till that gets decided, I'm not going in for meetings) Fortunately, my company is not even requiring us to be in office just yet. So it's all theoretical at the moment.
In NJ they are being very lax with the requirements. Basically if you think your job puts you at risk you can get a booster.
Moderna is approved for third shot but not booster....don't really understand the difference, but if you are over 65 or immunocompromised, you can get moderna, but not if you have work related issues.Interesting. I wonder what my doctor would say for me. Though I don't believe Moderna has been permitted for boosters yet. I'm in hospitals potentially near Covid patients and definitely clinicians that treat them every day.
The medical consensus are changing too. How quickly do we forget what it’s like 18 months ago when Covid is completely unknown and a potential death sentence? We now have 2 drugs for treatment and a substantially lower breakthrough infection rate for those vaccinated. Not to mention a milder disease even for those infected (or even unvaccinated children).Not my own doctor. But, there seems to be broad enough consensus in the research community that boosters can do more good than harm. We are just in the red tape phase now. When recommended I will absolutely take it if there's a potential health benefit to me and my family. Feel the same about vaccine releases for my 6 and soon to be 3 year old.