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On 8/10/2021 at 9:45 AM, Jasper_the_2nd said:

So the oldest boy lives out in Calgary, which has a much higher rate than out here.

But he is still not vaccinated, at all.

This has nothing to do with him being anti-vax either.  This has to do with a severe lifelong phobia about needles.

It's so bad that the few times they've talked about it on the phone he has become lightheaded and nauseous.  He knows he should be getting it, but without anyone to drag him there, he can't help but avoid it.

And it's not like he's in a low risk of exposure situation. He has housemates that work in the restaurant field, and he's had to get tested at least twice due to potential exposures at their places of business.

My wife's kind of stuck on how to get him past it.....

 

 

I am sort of surprised that they havent brought out the subdermal pneumatic injectors again.  they sting like anything when they are used but they have no needles.  phobias are weird things.  I have a friend with a needle phobia and won't talk about them.  He always talks about someone else having the shot and he and his doctor discuss all of his procedures indirectly.  when he has to have one the doctor will distract him with some procedure while his nurse gives him the shot, all the while discussing the problem of this other person and getting verbal permission to have this done to the other person.

 

Its weird but it works for him.

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So the province announced that on September 1st, they will be implementing vaccine passports (scannable QR codes you receive once vaccinated) for non-essential high-capacity social environments: bars, gyms, restaurants, etc. 

 

Unsurprisingly, it's a divisive issue. Most support it, and many loud people are against it.

 

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7 hours ago, Cranky Dog said:

So the province announced that on September 1st, they will be implementing vaccine passports (scannable QR codes you receive once vaccinated) for non-essential high-capacity social environments: bars, gyms, restaurants, etc. 

 

Unsurprisingly, it's a divisive issue. Most support it, and many loud people are against it.

 

I'd love such a thing here, but they're basically going "oh, well, just sign up for our online service thingy, and then you can"....  Sounds great, but why can't I just get a simple, dumb piece of paper I can have in my wallet?  Digital is great and all, but if I'm going to have to preplan, take screenshots and all that, I'd rather just have something in my wallet next to my health care card.

 

Editing to add: The main reason why the desire for a simple piece of plastic, or laminated paper?  It's kind of like medicalert bracelets - in emergencies, it's handy to have a real quick reference card that goes "okay, here's something we need to know, now we know, even if they're unconscious"

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Corporate has apparently been debating using the carrot or the stick, and has decided to go with the carrot. For getting vaccinated you get a choice between a) $500 or b) 2 bonus days off to be used by the end of 2022.  If you are already vaccinated just provide proof and be rewarded. I already have 4.5 weeks vacation every year, so $500 here I come!

 

 

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8 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

I'd love such a thing here, but they're basically going "oh, well, just sign up for our online service thingy, and then you can"....  Sounds great, but why can't I just get a simple, dumb piece of paper I can have in my wallet?  Digital is great and all, but if I'm going to have to preplan, take screenshots and all that, I'd rather just have something in my wallet next to my health care card.

 

Editing to add: The main reason why the desire for a simple piece of plastic, or laminated paper?  It's kind of like medicalert bracelets - in emergencies, it's handy to have a real quick reference card that goes "okay, here's something we need to know, now we know, even if they're unconscious"

 

I'm not against having a digital record, but I'd like a more durable card too. Like my driver's license or my provincial service card. A paper card may wear out more easily after all. And sometimes my phone runs out of battery juice. So yeah, gimme a nice card to flip out. I get ID'd at the liquor store, flipping a card is an easy enough process anyway.

 

6 hours ago, Auberon said:

Corporate has apparently been debating using the carrot or the stick, and has decided to go with the carrot. For getting vaccinated you get a choice between a) $500 or b) 2 bonus days off to be used by the end of 2022.  If you are already vaccinated just provide proof and be rewarded. I already have 4.5 weeks vacation every year, so $500 here I come!

 

 

 

 That's a nice carrot! How many minis does that get you? ;)

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Hubby is now onto the recovery stage of his vaccination. He got the covid symptoms pretty bad, and I’m not sure I really convinced him that that’s the way vaccines are supposed to work. But at least now he’s not acting like he’s gonna die. 🙄 I love him excessively, even when he’s acting like a baby.

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Didn't Peter Parker have some weird reactions after his spider bite before getting super powers? Super power of disease resistance has a price: a day or so of feeling like broccoli. We aren't all blessed like paladins to have excellent fortitude saves without some sort of catch!

 

Sir Cyr is trying to get back to Canada after his trip to Colorado. Has his vaccinations, and still needs a negative test result, with 72hrs between test time and border crossing time. He got swabbed on Thursday morning in Denver. The testing site apparently didn't send the swabs that day or Friday, because the lab hasn't gotten it yet. The lab is closed on weekends. So his test won't even be good for border crossing by the time he gets it. He was going to go up through Calgary and over the mountains (despite the fires... which is nuts). Now it seems like he's going to go west, get a new test in Missoula, stay with family, and keep going towards western Washington until he can go north. We have family in Seattle too so he can stay there if needed. But good god, why does it take so long?! Vancouver's reported average turn around time on tests is like 16 hours, and even interior and northern BC have average turn around of 30 hours. And Denver can't get their broccoli together to have it done within 5 days?! 

 

Some places in Bellingham, Washington apparently have "expedited" testing that costs $200 to get 1-3 day turn around. He'll probably go for that if Missoula doesn't have their broccoli together either. But that is still insane, considering our times up here... which are free. How the heckins?!

 

I want my Sir Cyr darnit.

 

Also the fire smoke is here now. I am probably about to have my longest running not-sick streak ruined because as soon as I start inhaling smoke, I pick up "whatever is going around". Thank goodness I don't have to teach now, and I'm not bussing to campus anymore. It smells like fiery death and poison out there.

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On 8/12/2021 at 3:28 PM, Cranky Dog said:

So the province announced that on September 1st, they will be implementing vaccine passports (scannable QR codes you receive once vaccinated) for non-essential high-capacity social environments: bars, gyms, restaurants, etc. 

 

Unsurprisingly, it's a divisive issue. Most support it, and many loud people are against it.

 

 

In EU we have an App-Coronacheck.

You get a QR code showing if you have been vaccinated or being tested negative or have recovered from Covid within the last few months.

It is used for travel and/or entrance for festivals and large events.

Somebody who doesn't want the vaccin can still get tested and prove it this way as well.

 

 

13 hours ago, Auberon said:

One of my direct coworkers who did not believe in the shot has been home sick all week.  In the process she got another one of my coworkers sick, who had actually been vaccinated.  So now we are down two people.

 

One of our Warrants, age 51 didn't believe it either.

His wife and kids did, they vaccinated, he didn't and was pretty loud about it.

 

Two weeks ago he got Covid and his wife is now a widow.

 

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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

One of our Warrants, age 51 didn't believe it either.

His wife and kids did, they vaccinated, he didn't and was pretty loud about it.

 

Two weeks ago he got Covid and his wife is now a widow.

 

 

There are a lot of these stories on r/LeopardsAteMyFace.

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