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pitch

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Posted: 10/18/21 07:05am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

To me it would depend on the habits of the unvaccinated. Are they retired or in the workforce with daily and hourly exposure to the general public? Children attending school?
My brother and his wife are not vaccinated.I do not worry to much about them as they are homebodies and probably only leave the farm once a month for groceries so their chance of exposure is limited.
On the other hand my sister(is vaccinated) is a home health aide and in and out of peoples homes every day.

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Obviously it is a decision that only you can make based on your circumstances.

For me, I'm moving forward living my life. My wife, who works from home, is fully vaccinated, wore her mask religiously when around others, and used hand sanitizer like we had stock in it, still got COVID last month. I am fully vaccinated and wore my mask too, also had it afterwards. We have no idea where she got it. By the time we realized she had it, I had it. Fortunately, both of us had mild cases even with me having an underlying medical condition and fully recovered with no lasting effects. I share this to say that you can take all the precautions and still get exposed/sick. While I don't advocate going around licking door knobs, take sensible precautions and you will very likely be fine.

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Ironically, my own family's Christmas will be this weekend. There will be 38 of us attending - most are vaccinated; those who aren't vaccinated have already been through Covid (probably Alpha variant). The Delta variant is on the rise in Michigan right now. We are going to be outdoors at our son's farm, where we can use an indoor riding arena if the weather gets rainy. I feel safe being outdoors - but I DID tell my out-of-town daughter that they can't stay at our house since the 4-member family (plus an extra boyfriend and girlfriend) aren't vaccinated and Ed and I haven't had a booster shot yet since we're waiting for the Moderna option. We're bringing in a portapotty (to keep people out of my son's house); and I have gallons of hand sanitizer. We're basically doing what we can to prevent the potential spread of virus - but as Crowe said - life must go on, too.

If we couldn't be outdoors - I would probably rent a hall/banquet room - the bigger the better so everyone would have SPACE. Or if I lived in a warmer climate during the holidays - I would have every single window wide open, even if it was only 50 degrees out. Last Easter, we celebrated with family at a park. There IS life during a pandemic as long as you are willing to forego traditions

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Isn't the entire point of you being vaccinated is so you could protect yourself so you could pursue normal life - like holidays? Vaccinated folks can can carry and transmit just like unvaccinated folks. The point of the vaccine is to mitigate life threatening symptoms if you should contract it. That said, even vaccinations lose efficacy over time.


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Posted: 10/18/21 12:43pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 'bottom line' question from the OP is " Do we risk attending family gatherings where most are vaccinated but not everyone? " Please stick with that and do not make unfounded statements/assumptions regarding the role and scope of the vaccines. Thank you.

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My answer is no. The UNvaccinated are the ones who should be answering this question. For a while at least, we now have the world of the vaccinated and the world of the unvaccinated. If I now were a parent of an under age 12 child and no vaccine available to innoculate that child, I would protect the child by keeping her or him home. As far as the adults are concerned, they choose which "world" they want to live in unless they are naturally immune deficient. It's just that simple.

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Posted: 10/18/21 01:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

p220sigman wrote:

Obviously it is a decision that only you can make based on your circumstances.

While I don't advocate going around licking door knobs, take sensible precautions and you will very likely be fine.
Lol, I am sorry, but that is funny, no matter who you are!


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The 'bottom line' question from the OP is " Do we risk attending family gatherings where most are vaccinated but not everyone? " Please stick with that and do not make unfounded statements/assumptions regarding the role and scope of the vaccines. Thank you.
Does he man risking that he may be a carrier and giving it to someone, or does he worry that he may be at risk, even though he is fully vaccinated? The starement is not clear about that.

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It's a game of numbers and if anyone is following them you may see that even those fully vacc'd can still get it and end up hospitalized, still pass it on to others whether they are vacc'd or not. Of those that are not vacc'd, the underlying factors such as pre disposed medical conditions,ie, diabetes, etc or lifestyle,ie, obese tend to suffer far worse. I would also throw in a number of how many people are coming to your family get together, the bigger the number, the bigger the risk. I know my family members "don't poke the bear", ie, go to Wmart, Costco and other shopping venues that are still crowded beyond reason. To each their own.

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I don't know Crow, How do we live our life. Good question, for which I have no answer. I am in health care. never stopped working and seeing patients Went in every day. Saw Covid patients.

Health Care folks tend to have a bit of a more relaxed attitude. ( as in we will do all we can, but if we get it we get it) I am vaxed I follow safety protocols.

In some ways I feel like you are more likely to get it from going to the grocery store than a family event.

What would I do

1) Stayed masked
2) stay distant from the crazies
3) Make it a requirement that everyone wear a mask indoors

Just some random thoughts

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