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It's not too crazy around here for masks.
It seems to depend where you go - no masks on people outside, very few seen in Home Depot, grocery stores or Costco but a lot of masked shoppers at Kohls.

My wife actually saw a woman at Kohls wearing a gas mask. Roll Eyes



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Its not just about the choice to wear one or not. Its about a large part our society that can't use just a little critical thought about why they are doing something.
Still today, I see people go into a restaurant and put the mask on to literally walk 4ft to a table.

Yup. Along with the aforementioned wearing one out-of-doors when you're the only one around or in the car when you're the only one in the car.

Then there are the people that wear a mask such that their nose isn't covered. Just what do those people think the mask is accomplishing?




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Lots of masks around my area still. All ages and even when outside and alone. Those of us here on Sig Forum live in a bubble of sanity. It is easy to forget the influence media has and the fear they are creating. Those masks make people feel safe, however unrealistic.


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These people are mentally ill Roll Eyes



 
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It's been kinda funny to track the whole mask thing in the hippy-assed town where I live.

A year ago, triple masks would gain people's admiration. Now servers in restaurants and people who went to the trouble of making "pretty" masks are almost the only ones you see wearing masks in public.

The city and county governments are still rabid about masks, etc., but you don't see any real enforcement efforts.

I think burnout may be working in sanity's favor.
 
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It's not too crazy around here for masks.
It seems to depend where you go - no masks on people outside, very few seen in Home Depot, grocery stores or Costco but a lot of masked shoppers at Kohls.
Around here, the people still wearing masks can be associated with particular groups. Regular, ordinary, folks have pretty much opted out at this point.


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The Lancet: Community transmission and viral load kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the UK: a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study

Background

The SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant is highly transmissible and spreading globally, including in populations with high vaccination rates. We aimed to investigate transmission and viral load kinetics in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals with mild delta variant infection in the community.

Methods

Between Sept 13, 2020, and Sept 15, 2021, 602 community contacts (identified via the UK contract-tracing system) of 471 UK COVID-19 index cases were recruited to the Assessment of Transmission and Contagiousness of COVID-19 in Contacts cohort study and contributed 8145 upper respiratory tract samples from daily sampling for up to 20 days. Household and non-household exposed contacts aged 5 years or older were eligible for recruitment if they could provide informed consent and agree to self-swabbing of the upper respiratory tract. We analysed transmission risk by vaccination status for 231 contacts exposed to 162 epidemiologically linked delta variant-infected index cases. We compared viral load trajectories from fully vaccinated individuals with delta infection (n=29) with unvaccinated individuals with delta (n=16), alpha (B.1.1.7; n=39), and pre-alpha (n=49) infections. Primary outcomes for the epidemiological analysis were to assess the secondary attack rate (SAR) in household contacts stratified by contact vaccination status and the index cases’ vaccination status. Primary outcomes for the viral load kinetics analysis were to detect differences in the peak viral load, viral growth rate, and viral decline rate between participants according to SARS-CoV-2 variant and vaccination status.

Findings

The SAR in household contacts exposed to the delta variant was 25% (95% CI 18–33) for fully vaccinated individuals compared with 38% (24–53) in unvaccinated individuals. The median time between second vaccine dose and study recruitment in fully vaccinated contacts was longer for infected individuals (median 101 days [IQR 74–120]) than for uninfected individuals (64 days [32–97], p=0·001). SAR among household contacts exposed to fully vaccinated index cases was similar to household contacts exposed to unvaccinated index cases (25% [95% CI 15–35] for vaccinated vs 23% [15–31] for unvaccinated). 12 (39%) of 31 infections in fully vaccinated household contacts arose from fully vaccinated epidemiologically linked index cases, further confirmed by genomic and virological analysis in three index case–contact pairs. Although peak viral load did not differ by vaccination status or variant type, it increased modestly with age (difference of 0·39 [95% credible interval –0·03 to 0·79] in peak log10 viral load per mL between those aged 10 years and 50 years). Fully vaccinated individuals with delta variant infection had a faster (posterior probability >0·84) mean rate of viral load decline (0·95 log10 copies per mL per day) than did unvaccinated individuals with pre-alpha (0·69), alpha (0·82), or delta (0·79) variant infections. Within individuals, faster viral load growth was correlated with higher peak viral load (correlation 0·42 [95% credible interval 0·13 to 0·65]) and slower decline (–0·44 [–0·67 to –0·18]).

Interpretation

Vaccination reduces the risk of delta variant infection and accelerates viral clearance. Nonetheless, fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts. Host–virus interactions early in infection may shape the entire viral trajectory.

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National Institute for Health Research.

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Vaccination reduces the risk of delta variant infection and accelerates viral clearance. Nonetheless, fully vaccinated individuals with breakthrough infections have peak viral load similar to unvaccinated cases and can efficiently transmit infection in household settings, including to fully vaccinated contacts.

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National Institute for Health Research.
Soooooooooooooooo the justification for vaccination mandates is what exactly? And given the numbers of vaccinated people who have been infected with Covid at this point, the "breakthrough" designation is getting a bit absurd.


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Oh, look! Just in time for the Brandon Administration's deadlines for vaccine mandates for businesses, a new variant is discovered in S. Africa. I'm sure this has nothing to do with all the lawsuits against the mandates. And since the administration is pushing for all school aged kids to be vaccinated, it'll be discovered that this variant is especially deadly for kids.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/2...-we-know-so-far.html


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Just exacty who is this insane asshole? Why has Australia in particular lost its mind?

This guy needs to be jailed. Unreal.

 
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The only thing that tyrant is missing is the little black mustache.


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That turd has some serious emotional issues.
 
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Wouldn’t you just love to meet that Australian asshole face to face and taunt him over the vaccines failures? He might actually open the door to a serious ass kicking by putting hands on you. He’s that over the edge.




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Perfect example of what happens when unstable personalities get power.




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Australia is a pretty isolated country and especially difficult for outside observers to see what's going on there.


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I was on a plane on a 6 hour and 40 minute flight recently.

Went to the bathroom at about the 4 hour point and noticed the two female Flight Attendants were sitting in their area with no masks on and of the 18 people in my section, 1 had a mask on and 17 had them off.

The Flight Attendants made a big deal of coming around with more drinks every time your drink got close to the bottom and I'm convinced it was so you could keep your mask off.

I think I had the mask on for an hour out of the whole flight and that was typical of everyone in my section according to Mrs. Flash.

People are tired of the whole thing.
 
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Wouldn’t you just love to meet that Australian asshole face to face and taunt him over the vaccines failures? He might actually open the door to a serious ass kicking by putting hands on you. He’s that over the edge.
Yep, that's the sort of person who brings out the 10 year old in me, and would prompt me to get in his face and taunt the hell out of him until he popped.


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