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It's not clear as to when the pandemic will be over, but I'm certain it won't be any time soon. How have you guys been holding up? What are your plans when we are all back to being free to go wherever we want without worrying of getting infected by the virus?
 

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Well Flexecif - CoV is only paralleling fibro anyway, in that both are decreasing the radius of my life, esp. social life. My Fibro-full-flare came on when CoV started in China. As long as I can play a bit of table tennis every day outdoors. Singing / music via soundcloud and zoom.
CoV is probably making the fibro-Ache & feverishness worse by making it hard for me starting a bit of work again, because of the mask (I need full protection at work, but my body can't breathe anymore, nosestrips are helping...) But I'd be struggling anyway.
 

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Hi Flexecif....I am not making any plans because I am not going to assume that life will ever "go back to normal", as people say, after this. I am not going to assume we will ever be able to go everywhere with no fear of the virus. If that happens I will rejoice, but I am not holding my breath or making plans.

As for holding up, my various issues with fibro and with anxiety have been at a much higher level than pre-pandemic, which is not surprising. But like all of us I am learning each day how to deal with this the best way I can, and am focusing on taking care of myself and taking precautions at all times.
 

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Hi Flexecif and hi all,

I mirror all your thoughts about this. I highly doubt we're ever going to go back to the way life was as I think the virus is here to stay for good. It's a depressing thought because it made me realize all the chances I didn't take when we don't have anything to fear going outside. It feels like it's impossible or even harder to chase our dreams nowadays. But hey, what can I do. This is the world now. Too much hate and sorrow around and there's nothing I can do about it. One thing I can do though is to love myself more. Showing Yourself Some Love In These Challenging Times – DIOCESE OF GFB Read this when you get the chance. Simple but straight. Loving ourselves is the best thing to do now.

Wish you all the best. Stay safe people!
 

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It's not clear as to when the pandemic will be over, but I'm certain it won't be any time soon. How have you guys been holding up? What are your plans when we are all back to being free to go wherever we want without worrying of getting infected by the virus?
Hi, Flexecif. Still no plans to do, I will not make one because I decided to stay myself at home especially these days where there's another covid variant. I can't afford to pay for hospital bills so, safety is my priority! 👨‍👩‍👧
 

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Understood. Can't blame you. It's getting crazier and scarier out there. I think the smartest thing to do right now is to stay at home.
 

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Stay at home, do your thing, be healthy, and turn off the TV.
 

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At this point I am fully vaccinated, and so are all of my friends, and I feel a great sense of relief as a result of that. Of course, I still wear a mask if I am going to be around people I do not know, such as shopping, or am going to be indoors anywhere with people I don't know. And I am not going to any events with a crowd at all. I have gone to a movie, though. I was the only one in the theater, but wore a mask anyway.

I have made plans to travel within the country this summer, and out of the country next year. I will be wearing a mask whenever I come into contact with people on the trip. As for next year, if it is still uncertain by then I will postpone it yet again.

Being fully vaccinated makes a huge difference. It is still wise to be careful, but having the vaccine removes the need for super stringent measures, and for me it removed the fear. They are saying that the current vaccines are effective against the current variation, perhaps even more so than with the original Covid19, so I am not worrying about that either unless that changes. Apparently the variation does not vary from the original in any way that affects the efficacity of the vaccine, although it did change to be more easily transmitted.

In the US, Covid is on the run, because so much of the population is vaccinated. I think we can eventually put Covid into the category of "bad thing to get but you won't get it if you are vaccinated", just like polio, smallpox, measles, mumps, and many others.
That is something we can all look forward to.

The changes that have occurred as a result of the pandemic are another thing. some will stay, some won't. some that stay are very good changes, some not. But everything always changes. It's just that this was sudden and drastic and we all suffered because of that. Once things settle again it won't be so bad.
 

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But seriously, do you believe the conspiracies on the internet? Like Bill Gates did this whole thing?
 

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But seriously, do you believe the conspiracies on the internet? Like Bill Gates did this whole thing?
Of course not! I only believe things that have evidence that can be proven to be accurate. If there is no real evidence for something, then I don't understand why anyone would believe it.
The conspiracy theories never have any citable evidence. Whenever you ask someone to cite their source for this kind of thing they always avoid the question or go silent because there is no citable source. They are all just wild thoughts that people have and then try to pass off as real, and unfortunately there are vulnerable people who buy into them. Facebook, twitter, those places are not reliable sources of information. Why believe something when there's no evidence to back it up, no proof, nothing but what some people somewhere are saying?

It has been proven by people doing research into the technology that all of the conspiracy theories about the pandemic have come from only 12 individual sources on the internet, and those 12 have created hundreds of different profiles, websites, and postings to spread misinformation. ( This information from highly researched article in the NYT with references to sources)

There are people who believe the earth is flat and no one ever landed on the moon and giant lizards are running everything, only we cannot see them. Same thing.
 

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people who believe the earth is flat
I "love" that one - as a kid I was always told people believed that in Medieval times. One pic of this kind is often in school text books. Later I saw a pic of the Roman emperor Constantine with a globe to show his "reign over the whole world" - and asked how come a globe, then? The professor's explanation was: probably sort of symbolical. Only about 10 years ago did I find out that most societies have known the world was a globe since BC. The historical myth that this was unknown in the Middle Ages started in the 19th and is nowadays fueled by .... conspiracy theorists of course. See wp for many details. Oh what fun...
 
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