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Would you go

Say you are expected to attend an indoor, masked industry event with hundreds of people (although masks can't really be enforced, the expectation is that people will wear them). But at least one hundred attendees will have gone to an unmasked indoor engagement party prior to the industry event. Would you go if you were fully vaccinated?

by Anonymousreply 3005/05/2021

Will there be pigs in a blanket? If so, then absolutely.

by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

No! I hate crowds even when there isn't a pandemic. If my work "required" it, I'd just say that my Dr advised against it.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

No. I think my days at crowded events are over, pandemic or not. I've found my comfort zone.

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

Probably not.

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

Absolutely not.

A healthy life is too precious.

The unfortunate aspect of Covid involves the long term sequelae popping up in even those individuals that did NOT know they had the virus.

We are entering a no-man’s land of post-Covid pathology.....seeing all kinds of young (and all age) folks with disturbing issues now.

And we’ve yet to get the virus completely under control in developed nations while it rages with accelerating variants in developing nations.

Meanwhile, travel and socialisation are opening up.

I get that people are weary of masks, distancing and decreased social mobility.

What’s even more wearying is being a previously healthy 27 yo that requires 24/7 assistance now due to effects of a Covid infection he did NOT know he even had.

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

Sounds like a deplorable event, so that is a hard pass.

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

I would absolutely NOT go. Anyone who attends the two events you described are idiots. When will people act like responsible adults?

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

So far the data continues to support that the vaccine is highly effective against the current circulating strains. I’m young and generally healthy, never got Covid and have been vaccinated since January, so if it was something I felt strongly about I don’t see why I wouldn’t go. I’d wear a mask and monitor myself closely for any symptoms afterward of course.

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

Of course I would go. You’re vaxxed and masked. Stop with the hysterics and get your cheese wiz and triscuits

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

R9, it's not hysterics in my case, it's a good excuse to avoid a tedious event.

by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

But so many of the attendees are unvaccinated and will have gone to an unmasked mass indoor party prior to the event. That's why I am hesitating.

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

Even vaccinated people can get infected - perhaps asymptomatically - and spread it to others. Plus, why would you want to show support for such an idiotic event?

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

If it was something I really wanted to go to, yes.

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021

Is there booze? If so, it’s a super spreader.

by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2021

If I wanted to go, I’d go.

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2021

What is the event, OP?

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

What a tedious post.

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

The nervous nellies on this thread are so tiresome. Why don't you just commit suicide now. Life is for people that actually want to enjoy it!

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2021

I can see your cunt from behind, R18.

by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

And I can smell r17's rancid pussy from here!

by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

No! Vaccines aren't 100% effective, and life is to short to be in a crowd of fools.

If the event was important to my career, I'd find a way to attend virtually, in fact I'm attending a virtual conference in a month. It's the only way to do things right now, with nobody knowing what the India variant viruses are going to do over the next month.

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

Why the fuck is the engagement party being done indoors during a pandemic when it’s May and the weather is nice enough to have the event outside?

I wouldn’t go based on the fact they sound like they have no common sense.

by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

No, these people are clearly idiots. Steer clear.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

You certainly welcome to continue to live your hermit, paranoid life!

by Anonymousreply 2405/05/2021

OP, just go. Live dangerously!. If you drop dead, no one will give a shit- so you might as well take your chances.

by Anonymousreply 2505/05/2021

I would not, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2605/05/2021

The vaccine is not going to prevent you from catching COVID and even though you will be masked it’s an indoor event and you have no control over how well the air filtration works or if the other attendees are minding the rules.

I don’t think it’s a good idea and if you can avoid I would.

by Anonymousreply 2705/05/2021

R27, why do you say "the vaccine is not going to prevent you from catching COVID"?

by Anonymousreply 2805/05/2021

For many people, the vaccine will lessen the severity of the symptoms if they catch COVID. Others will have no symptoms at all. Vaccines are not a plastic bubble of protection that prevent you from getting something; they enable your body to fight against the virus if you get exposed, thereby reducing/eliminating the symptoms.

It's interesting that the anti-vaxxers in this thread resort to childish name-calling in every post. "nervous nellies", "whiners", etc. Their method of discussing an issue is as mature as their knowledge of science. Where's a hot grease fire when we need one?

by Anonymousreply 2905/05/2021

No. Pressed for an explanation, I would use R2's suggestion.

But people offer up too much personal information.

"I'm taking today off as a sick day."

"I won't be in today, I'm not feeling well."

"I won't be able to attend the industry event "

Do something without apology or undue explanation and it usually startles the other person and they just stammer off, "oh, okay, then."

The bare minimum is the only info either of you need.

by Anonymousreply 3005/05/2021
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