Hate it when they say it'll last forever

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23 Apr 2021, 1:29 am

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Before this pandemic you wouldn't be seen dead wearing a mask out in public, because it was just socially unacceptable, at least in the UK. It was just so unusual to wear a mask, that people would stare and think there was something wrong with you. So it'd be nice if the wearing of masks would remain socially acceptable.

I know, I was thinking about getting a mask last February, but I didn't want people to think I was weird or paranoid...
...and now here I am, sick for almost 14 months, with no end in sight =(
Hindsight, right??


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23 Apr 2021, 1:45 am

This is why I do not fit well with humanity, bc I cant understand why people can worry more for their social status and signal virtues than their own LIFE.
And ofc, re masks, you wear masks not so much bc of yourself, but to stop you from infecting others during the time after infection but before you get sick.



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23 Apr 2021, 1:46 am

SabbraCadabra wrote:
Joe90 wrote:
Before this pandemic you wouldn't be seen dead wearing a mask out in public, because it was just socially unacceptable, at least in the UK. It was just so unusual to wear a mask, that people would stare and think there was something wrong with you. So it'd be nice if the wearing of masks would remain socially acceptable.

I know, I was thinking about getting a mask last February, but I didn't want people to think I was weird or paranoid...
...and now here I am, sick for almost 14 months, with no end in sight =(
Hindsight, right??


That sucks man, hope you get better <3



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23 Apr 2021, 2:46 am

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That sucks man, hope you get better <3

Thanks, I'm working on it. It kind of comes and goes in cycles...like I'll feel maybe 65% for a couple weeks, and then I'll go back down to 30% for a few days.


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23 Apr 2021, 3:56 am

Gaffer Gragz wrote:
This is why I do not fit well with humanity, bc I cant understand why people can worry more for their social status and signal virtues than their own LIFE.

Could you please give an example of that?

Edit: I mean clarification of why you think it has something to do with social status and virtue signalling, not asking for specific examples.


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23 Apr 2021, 4:25 am

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This is why I do not fit well with humanity, bc I cant understand why people can worry more for their social status and signal virtues than their own LIFE.


Well one thing is that most people don't die of the virus, and another thing is it's human nature to get emotionally affected when their freedom is taken away. My mum is in the vulnerable group but she risked her life to see her family because she's close to them and said she would go mad if she didn't get any physical human social interaction.


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24 Apr 2021, 7:29 pm

I agree joe90 unfortunately events like Christmas they’ve tried to police and stop for years! Still despite everything it seemed that in Christmas 2020 generally people wanted to cheer each other up and still celebrate. They made a stand for that and they will with the dictation of lockdowns.



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24 Apr 2021, 11:19 pm

It also makes me feel uneasy when people say the pandemic will last forever. I also get the feeling that it will last forever, because covidiots don't care to do their part to keep people safe.


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27 Apr 2021, 5:43 pm

I understand cockney rebel

Well first thing people do is gather and socialise

They’ve said that lockdown affective and no jab is hundred percent affective. They’ve hinted they may do another one. The way people’s livelihoods have been affected I doubt this will continue forever. Unlike last summer they’re on about banning masks by summer too

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28 Apr 2021, 9:39 pm

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It depresses me as well, and panics me. It feels like the whole world has turned into a dictatorship and that they just want to control everybody. I mean, now that we have vaccines, it sounds absurd to still be told where we can and can't go and who we can and can't see.

People keep on arguing that you can still catch it even when vaccinated and I KNOW that, but the goal is to have very little deaths and hospital admissions. Like the flu, they'll produce new vaccinations every year to match the variants, as we all know that all viruses vary every year.

The UK has a habit of having the borders open to countries where variants are coming from, so that people can bring the variants here and the government can put us all in lockdown again and destroy the economy even further. So if that's the case then they don't give a s**t about people, it's just all a ruse to get everybody doing everything online and become screen slaves. Just thinking about that makes me consider suicide.


Yet everyone just says it is "normal" and that we are crazy conspiracy theorists.
I guess they have a point. Psychological warfare is more serious business. All of everybody's rights being gradually taken away without a single shot being fired.



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28 Apr 2021, 9:45 pm

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I'm just scared that we may never be allowed to hug people we don't live with again. It's like we're all going to be living in fear, letting a virus control us and basically living like the boy in the bubble. That is going to destroy our immune systems to the point where if we do come into contact with non-COVID germs we could become very ill.

The government can't let that happen, taking away our freedom like that. It's no good saying "well get used to it" because I am used to it compared to last April, but I still hate it and it's causing me depression. Did the Spanish flu change people's way of interacting forever?


I almost look forward to a large solar event or worldwide EMP to fry all infrastructure and electronics. Maybe that wouldn't be the absolute worst-case of things after all.



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29 Apr 2021, 10:43 am

Hopefully other guy had his jab too... he looked old enough.

2 metre thing isn't staying for old people anymore. :(

My stepdad was at the tip and this other old guy bumped into him. :x

People do it to assert dominance.


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04 May 2021, 7:08 am

Restrictions may come to an end however, they've also hinted at another lockdown. Theirs still "variants" of it.

I think the distancing in shops, sanitising trolleys ect should stay. Just more hygienic and with the distancing, if someone cough, they're not near you or you them if you're the one coughing. Plus people used to push and shove