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« Reply #1620 on: June 16, 2021, 11:10:15 AM »
So this isn't to open up the floor to sharing the latest conspiracy theory you've seen on FB, but it is a very, very thorough read on humankind's natural tendency to seek narrative in catastrophe (I blame Marner's one-dimensional offense and the coach's refusal to adjust/shelter that approach, for example). More importantly, the conspiracy theories about COVID-19 being artificial are bunk; don't be stupid.

Check out the article linked as well as the thread underneath the tweet.

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For the lab leak theory to work, the Wuhan lab would need to have either found a completely novel and hyperinfectious virus in the wild and kept it in a lab without telling anyone, or engineered that virus in a way that would stun scientists at more advanced American labs by truncating decades of evolution into just a few years.

Then, there would need to have been a catastrophic breach of safety protocol that infected one or more staffers from the lab—but also, the accident would need to have gone unnoticed, so that they simply walked out of the building when their shift was done.
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« Reply #1621 on: June 16, 2021, 12:39:59 PM »
So this isn't to open up the floor to sharing the latest conspiracy theory you've seen on FB, but it is a very, very thorough read on humankind's natural tendency to seek narrative in catastrophe (I blame Marner's one-dimensional offense and the coach's refusal to adjust/shelter that approach, for example). More importantly, the conspiracy theories about COVID-19 being artificial are bunk; don't be stupid.

Check out the article linked as well as the thread underneath the tweet.

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For the lab leak theory to work, the Wuhan lab would need to have either found a completely novel and hyperinfectious virus in the wild and kept it in a lab without telling anyone, or engineered that virus in a way that would stun scientists at more advanced American labs by truncating decades of evolution into just a few years.

Then, there would need to have been a catastrophic breach of safety protocol that infected one or more staffers from the lab—but also, the accident would need to have gone unnoticed, so that they simply walked out of the building when their shift was done.

It's definitely easier  to find a "reason why" instead of facing the harsh realities of what a situation like this presents. It's exactly like global warming. It's easier to say "the earth has always been warming and cooling" than it is to say "yes the earth has always been warming and cooling but never before have we seen it warming at this rate. The implications of this speed will be a catastrophe that will cause mass extinction events". That's too scary for human's to comprehend. So, lying to ourselves is the go to for many. I find myself doing the same often. The "it's not as bad as we think" motto is usually not correct, but it's certainly easier to digest.

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« Reply #1622 on: June 16, 2021, 09:15:10 PM »
Got my second jab yesterday. Coming out of the post 2nd vaccine side effects at the moment. 10hrs of aches so I can see my parents again is very worth it.
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« Reply #1623 on: June 19, 2021, 12:27:24 AM »
Got my second jab yesterday. Coming out of the post 2nd vaccine side effects at the moment. 10hrs of aches so I can see my parents again is very worth it.
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« Reply #1624 on: June 19, 2021, 12:48:20 PM »
How’s the 5G signal strength coming through where you are? Faster YouTube?
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« Reply #1625 on: June 19, 2021, 04:03:01 PM »
How’s the 5G signal strength coming through where you are? Faster YouTube?

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« Reply #1626 on: June 21, 2021, 04:14:17 PM »
Seems to be a pattern
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« Reply #1627 on: June 21, 2021, 04:56:40 PM »
Seems to be a pattern

Lots of logistics issues with the vaccines that require being kept very cold.  There is a new vaccine coming that doesn't require refrigeration and is being targeted towards hotter climates. 

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« Reply #1628 on: June 21, 2021, 04:59:14 PM »

Even though I understand the arguments for it, I think it would take a politician of very particular bravery or a better informed electorate for significant movement being made towards a more equitable distribution of vaccines while they're still in short supply.
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« Reply #1629 on: June 21, 2021, 07:19:54 PM »

Even though I understand the arguments for it, I think it would take a politician of very particular bravery or a better informed electorate for significant movement being made towards a more equitable distribution of vaccines while they're still in short supply.

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« Reply #1630 on: June 27, 2021, 11:29:58 AM »
My wife and I had our 2nd jab yesterday, they offered Moderna first, but said they could give us Pfizer if we preferred.  We took the Moderna,  painless jab, but this morning both are shoulders are pretty sore.

Just so happy to be fully vaccinated and ready to go back to work.
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« Reply #1631 on: June 27, 2021, 11:54:33 AM »
My wife and I had our 2nd jab yesterday, they offered Moderna first, but said they could give us Pfizer if we preferred.  We took the Moderna,  painless jab, but this morning both are shoulders are pretty sore.

Just so happy to be fully vaccinated and ready to go back to work.
Good stuff! My kid who's 19 got his 2nd on Friday. Not a good weekend for him. I got mine last Monday and had a site arm and felt a lil off. That's it. Glad to be fully vaxxed to. Can't wait to hit the east coast in August!

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« Reply #1632 on: June 27, 2021, 08:09:05 PM »
I went to the ScotiaBank Arena for my 2nd shot when they opened it up to walk ins today. It took 20 minutes from when I lined up to getting the shot.

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« Reply #1633 on: June 27, 2021, 11:53:44 PM »
I went to the ScotiaBank Arena for my 2nd shot when they opened it up to walk ins today. It took 20 minutes from when I lined up to getting the shot.
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« Reply #1634 on: June 28, 2021, 12:54:19 AM »
I was wondering if there would be a spike in Montreal with the partying that was going on in the streets.
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