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DG_player 12-28-2020 09:07 PM

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Originally Posted by paul2432 (Post 3673550)
And your point is???

At least they're still alive to complain about the pandemic. I'd rather have lost a year and made some sacrifices than my life. Tough choice :wall:

It's just a simple observation that the costs of the pandemic go well beyond the people who have died. Kids losing a year of education, people losing their jobs, old people living in isolation, etc.

Sorry, didn't realize the comment was going to trigger everyone.

DG_player 12-28-2020 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by ru4por (Post 3673620)
Losing a year would be completely on me, my choice.

I don't see the choice.

I haven't seen a large portion of my extended family. I've seen very few of my friends outside of limited distanced settings. My kids have missed a year of growth, because they can't attend any of their activities and can't have normal social interactions at the playground or with friends.

I'm not sure what choice you think I had unless you mean choosing between being responsible and doing my part or choosing not to care.

air show 12-28-2020 11:01 PM

What has been even more wearisome than the pandemic this year is watching the battle between good and evil. I believe the tide is turning and the good, aka "intelligent people" are starting to be heard once again. Watching many heros moving to the forefront now confirms my faith in humanity... for this reason it has been an incredible year.

ru4por 12-29-2020 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by DG_player (Post 3673721)
I don't see the choice.

I haven't seen a large portion of my extended family. I've seen very few of my friends outside of limited distanced settings. My kids have missed a year of growth, because they can't attend any of their activities and can't have normal social interactions at the playground or with friends.

I'm not sure what choice you think I had unless you mean choosing between being responsible and doing my part or choosing not to care.

It can be very hard. Life is full of hurdles, some emotionally challenging, some economically challenging.... it is your job to make the best of it. As a parent, it is your job to fill the void left by the educational system, your job to entertain and recreate your children. It is up to each of us individually, as to what we make out of one of the most difficult challenges of our lives.

Please don't think I am making light of any of it. This is a once in a lifetime global crisis. Things have changed, some will never be the same. I just don't see the year as lost. It has been the opportunity to really change and fight through some huge adversity. Those are things that I see as my choice.

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Your ability to overcome unfavorable situations will provide you with time to demonstrate your true strength and determination for success. Always set your standards high, your greatest achievements lie within the infinite feats you achieve in your life."

Martin Luther King, Jr.

robdeforge 12-29-2020 07:33 AM

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Originally Posted by DG_player (Post 3673711)
Sorry, didn't realize the comment was going to trigger everyone.

"too many people have died :("
"yea well the people that didn't die have it bad too!!!"

you have to be an idiot or a troll to not realize that second line, presented as you did, is :thmbdown:

even though i am NOT excited about biden's presidency in a lot of ways, i can't &*^%()% wait for him to assume control of the fight against covid. it's so sad we've had to put up with an incompetent response for this long but hopefully things like this indicate that may change - https://www.cnbc.com/2020/12/28/bide...isor-says.html

JuanA 12-29-2020 10:25 AM

I've only lost a year of normalcy. I consider myself one of the lucky ones.

chevis 12-29-2020 11:01 AM

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Monocacy 12-29-2020 11:37 AM

Golfer Greg Norman, describing his experience with COVID-19:

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I am fit and strong and have a high tolerance for pain but this virus kicked the crap out of me like nothing I have ever experienced before. Muscle and joint pain on another level. Headaches that feel like a chisel going through your head scrapping little bits off each time, fever, muscles that just did not want to work like yesterday walking my dog Apollo my quads and hip flexors just did not want to work due to fatigue. Then my taste failed where beer tastes bad and wine the same. And finally at times struggling with memory of names and things.

ru4por 12-29-2020 01:37 PM

We have talked about this a bit, in this thread. Things are bad, but could be very much worse. COVID could have been a lot more contagious, a lot more deadly and a lot more difficult to treat and vaccinate. Pandemics are not going away, being a matter of when, not if. Scary stuff. Here is an article that touches on that idea, but also has some nice numbers to ponder.

https://www.marke****ch.com/story/wh...?siteid=yhoof2

roggenb3 12-29-2020 02:19 PM

Somehow I am not confident that we learned our lesson for next time well enough.


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