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Sep 24, 2021 12:16 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
Sweden is removing Covid restriction as of the 29th of September. For me it means I’m going back to my office on the 4th of October.

On one side, I’m looking toward it. I’ve been working from home since the end of March 2020. It felt convenient at first: you could get up at 7:55 and be at your desk at 8:00 while still in pajamas. A lot of time and money saved on traveling to and fro. Making yourself presentable became a remnant of a distant past surprisingly fast, as no one sees on Zoom whether you wear make-up, jewelry or – oh please! – perfume. Or ever pants. As long as you keep a serious mien.

On the other side, the novelty of working from home wore out rather quickly and turned into feeling of living at work and eventually being imprisoned and chained to your desk. Hence, I do look forward returning my physical self to the work place.

On the third hand, the pandemic isn’t over. While ca 70 % of Swedish residents, born in the North, is vaccinated, only 44 % of Swedish residents, born outside the North, bothered so far to. Meaning: it is still here. And while the data shows that the vaccine is a good protection against sever consequences or Covid, it doesn’t make you immune from getting it.

Nonetheless, in a week I’m on.

How are things in your place?
Sep 24, 2021 12:33 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Pretty good now, in my state there is one or two cases each week. Tourism businesses are suffering. Life is 90% normal really for most here. Other parts of the country are a bit sketchy.

Vaccine is available for anyone who wants it (not children), and is free. The Government is already talking about letting it rip, just squabbling about whether 70 or 80 percent is OK.

I've done everything I can, for myself and others, guided by science and social obligation. If I pass this terrible thing on to someone else who suffers badly, I'll feel bad but will live with it.
Sep 24, 2021 12:38 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
pat8lanips:
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I've done everything I can, for myself and others, guided by science and social obligation. If I pass this terrible thing on to someone else who suffers badly, I'll feel bad but will live with it.
Well... I'm double vaccinated and if it'd be advised to get the third jab, I'll do it. Can't do more, than that, besides keeping a distance and washing hands.

Nonetheless, I feel like taking my chances. Don't want to sit at home for ever, while my life flies by.
Sep 24, 2021 12:47 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Indeed, distance, sanitiser... Things not overly thought of a few years back.

Politicians make the decisions, based on what they think will make themselves popular. The virologists and emergency staff are better informed. If restrictions are released too early it backfires, like in Victoria, maybe 6th lockdown or something.
Sep 24, 2021 1:10 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Tulefell
TulefellTulefellGothenburg, Vastra Gotaland Sweden80 Threads 3 Polls 3,657 Posts
We managed without lock-downs and I do want to return to pre-pandemic life style. Missed so much Opera and swimming pool and not being scared by presence of a few people in the same room.

Cautiously and on tip-toes, but forward to the normal :)
Sep 24, 2021 1:14 PM CST Toward a bright future?
We'll all get there, sometimes you have to keep your gunpowder dry. I'm not entirely sure how this desktop calendar wisdom metaphor applies, but it's a real zinger.

teddybear
Sep 24, 2021 7:03 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
Lost my job because of Covid lockdown on the 26th of June..Haven't seen family nor friends since the 26th of June..I live in a hot spot as far as all that blah blah goes..In saying that my suburb is now 95% double jabbed..People like I are still waiting for the double jab percentage to rise in other suburbs so we can have some kind of life..When restrictions are lifted some time in October my Premier is doing it in a way we're we still have restrictions as a cautionary measure so to speak..We will still need to wear masks ect

My life will never be the same again having to accept the fact we have to live with this shit..I don't care I will be content just to be with family & friends & back at work..No way in hell am I risking anything..I'm high risk so I will always be vigilante

Pats state is way behind because his Premier shut their border on us..She was and is only interested in gloating how they have near zero cases..Mind you Pat's Premier does allow the filthy rich or football teams into her state as a money grabber...My state is the hub..Qld need us more than we need them..Pats state rely on tourism..

Pats Premier is only now rushing around like the moron she is telling people to get vaccinated..Her campaign all this time has been to sneer at my state and gloat..Fact check that moron and the lies she spits is pathetic

12 years onward are being vaccinated..These so called online nurses on dating sites here in Australia need to stop spreading such utter rubbish when conversing with date prospects..Premiers of each individual state have their own Public Health officer advising & steering each Premier with advice on how states need to be guided as far as lockdowns and reopenings are concerned

When the gloating Premier of Qld does open her border to my state..Qld are going to fall on their arse big time...Qld will be infected just as my state 7 Melbourne have been struggling with all these infections...By all means Qld are very welcome to keep borders shut I live in a bubble just for the sake of gloating.
Sep 24, 2021 7:07 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
Mercedes_00: Lost my job because of Covid lockdown on the 26th of June..Haven't seen family nor friends since the 26th of June..I live in a hot spot as far as all that blah blah goes..In saying that my suburb is now 95% double jabbed..People like I are still waiting for the double jab percentage to rise in other suburbs so we can have some kind of life..When restrictions are lifted some time in October my Premier is doing it in a way we're we still have restrictions as a cautionary measure so to speak..We will still need to wear masks ect

My life will never be the same again having to accept the fact we have to live with this shit..I don't care I will be content just to be with family & friends & back at work..No way in hell am I risking anything..I'm high risk so I will always be vigilante

Pats state is way behind because his Premier shut their border on us..She was and is only interested in gloating how they have near zero cases..Mind you Pat's Premier does allow the filthy rich or football teams into her state as a money grabber...My state is the hub..Qld need us more than we need them..Pats state rely on tourism..

Pats Premier is only now rushing around like the moron she is telling people to get vaccinated..Her campaign all this time has been to sneer at my state and gloat..Fact check that moron and the lies she spits is pathetic

12 years onward are being vaccinated..These so called online nurses on dating sites here in Australia need to stop spreading such utter rubbish when conversing with date prospects..Premiers of each individual state have their own Public Health officer advising & steering each Premier with advice on how states need to be guided as far as lockdowns and reopenings are concerned

When the gloating Premier of Qld does open her border to my state..Qld are going to fall on their arse big time...Qld will be infected just as my state 7 Melbourne have been struggling with all these infections...By all means Qld are very welcome to keep borders shut I live in a bubble just for the sake of gloating.
*By all means Qld are very welcome to keep borders shut & live in a bubble just for the sake of gloating.
Sep 24, 2021 7:09 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00: Lost my job because of Covid lockdown on the 26th of June..Haven't seen family nor friends since the 26th of June..I live in a hot spot as far as all that blah blah goes..In saying that my suburb is now 95% double jabbed..People like I are still waiting for the double jab percentage to rise in other suburbs so we can have some kind of life..When restrictions are lifted some time in October my Premier is doing it in a way we're we still have restrictions as a cautionary measure so to speak..We will still need to wear masks ect

My life will never be the same again having to accept the fact we have to live with this shit..I don't care I will be content just to be with family & friends & back at work..No way in hell am I risking anything..I'm high risk so I will always be vigilante

Pats state is way behind because his Premier shut their border on us..She was and is only interested in gloating how they have near zero cases..Mind you Pat's Premier does allow the filthy rich or football teams into her state as a money grabber...My state is the hub..Qld need us more than we need them..Pats state rely on tourism..

Pats Premier is only now rushing around like the moron she is telling people to get vaccinated..Her campaign all this time has been to sneer at my state and gloat..Fact check that moron and the lies she spits is pathetic

12 years onward are being vaccinated..These so called online nurses on dating sites here in Australia need to stop spreading such utter rubbish when conversing with date prospects..Premiers of each individual state have their own Public Health officer advising & steering each Premier with advice on how states need to be guided as far as lockdowns and reopenings are concerned

When the gloating Premier of Qld does open her border to my state..Qld are going to fall on their arse big time...Qld will be infected just as my state 7 Melbourne have been struggling with all these infections...By all means Qld are very welcome to keep borders shut I live in a bubble just for the sake of gloating.


Think your government may have something to do with that, Merc??
Sep 24, 2021 7:19 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
mikey4691: Think your government may have something to do with that, Merc??
Scott Morrison who is my Prime Minister is only in charge of the vaccine roll out which he stuffed up from the start...Premiers from each state fight with him to get what they need for their states..What we have is Premiers of most states pissing on my state crying because we received more help with vaccines because my state is bloody infected with over a 1,000 infections per days and deaths every day

I forgot to mention that soap is to be used not bloody sanitiser
Sep 24, 2021 7:32 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Tulefell: Sweden is removing Covid restriction as of the 29th of September. For me it means I’m going back to my office on the 4th of October.

On one side, I’m looking toward it. I’ve been working from home since the end of March 2020. It felt convenient at first: you could get up at 7:55 and be at your desk at 8:00 while still in pajamas. A lot of time and money saved on traveling to and fro. Making yourself presentable became a remnant of a distant past surprisingly fast, as no one sees on Zoom whether you wear make-up, jewelry or – oh please! – perfume. Or ever pants. As long as you keep a serious mien.

On the other side, the novelty of working from home wore out rather quickly and turned into feeling of living at work and eventually being imprisoned and chained to your desk. Hence, I do look forward returning my physical self to the work place.

On the third hand, the pandemic isn’t over. While ca 70 % of Swedish residents, born in the North, is vaccinated, only 44 % of Swedish residents, born outside the North, bothered so far to. Meaning: it is still here. And while the data shows that the vaccine is a good protection against sever consequences or Covid, it doesn’t make you immune from getting it.

Nonetheless, in a week I’m on.

How are things in your place?
condition is good here ,covid looks an old story here , people are forgetting , a majority is vaccinated ( prostitutes on Jobgrin)

Life is coming back to normal , people rarely wear the mask , all ok here hug
Sep 24, 2021 7:55 PM CST Toward a bright future?
Condor009
Condor009Condor009Victoria, British Columbia Canada238 Posts
Tulefell: Sweden is removing Covid restriction as of the 29th of September. For me it means I’m going back to my office on the 4th of October.


How are things in your place?
We that live on Vancouver Island are doing rather well. All or nearly all residents are fully vaccinated without any uprisings or revolts. We seem to take any threats seriously and usually, fully support our local and regional govt. reps, as we have had the luck and or blessings of a nearly unanimous series of elections for an almost one-party rule uniting all our very diverse population. (including those oh, so British traditionalists and the fake pseudo brits among us that aspire to be like the old Brits of a century ago' what bores they are...laugh Downtown Victoria is and has been fully open except for a week or so wherein the barbershops, hai salons and tattoo shops sorted out their particular problems and solutions. A few days ago my son returned from his 2week visit to Toronto on his interrupted yearly exchange visit with fellow tat artists there. It was a good change after a year. All our schools are fully ope and having no problems at all, kids and parents fill our parks. All is normal and inside stores, we still wear masks...no big deal.
Our public and pubic transit is operating nicely, smoothly and usually efficient as ever , though they may operate on a deficient in that from my bird's eye view of buses most have no more that 5 or 6 people aboard any bus even at what used to be "rush-hour". Our 'pubic traffic" is operating quietly and orderly as can be; very low-key after all "this ain't Paris!" A lot of people have switched to working from home. Streets are fairly safe and are still cleaned, even in the few areas where the druggies lay around in alleyways or across sidewalks until removed by police to more suitable less public areas. Chinatown is clean and thriving, tourists come in droves and sadly our ferries bring americans over, which nearly all object to. Many want the island totally closed to them, but also, the "tourist dollar' seems to have won for the time being...most find them uncivilized, loud and just obnoxious . We all love the american nik-name for the masks...."diapers" It suits their verbal demeanour as shite seems to always stream from their mouthlaugh We should be able to do just fine without their tourist dollars...sigh I miss the art shows by artists and contacts as many have been pushing to go with public shows and get togethers. Artist may work in the confines of their rooms or studios but most of us like to see each others works and have normal open showings....we know..... patience! It'll come.dunno grin wine
Sep 25, 2021 4:47 AM CST Toward a bright future?
In the Netherlands most restrictions are gone, but from today on, we have to show a pass that we are vaccinated when we want to go into a pub. Only when you sit outside it ain't necessary, but if you want to go to the toilet, you need the pass.
They expect to quit all regulations on the 1st of November, but it depends on the situation the coming month.

Strange thing is, last year we heard every day how many people tested positive that day, and now the numbers are going down they say: Last week there are 16% less positive tested people. That doesn't say anything, if last week were 100 people positive then now 84, if it were 25 people last week then now 21.

In my oppinion that proves that the pandemic is as good as gone, but they want to let us live in fear, worried as they are the numbers will rise again, or to keep us under control.
Sep 25, 2021 4:57 AM CST Toward a bright future?
The Karachi prostitutes are back on the job? Why didn't you tell us straight away Ali...

teddybear
Sep 25, 2021 8:06 AM CST Toward a bright future?
Though vaccination running in it's full capacity possible , still we are living under alarming situation here in India ...

As , festival season is coming from October and from experience we know how impossible it could be to maintain Covid rules and restrictions among public during this time ...
Only hope is that , if our judiciary will take strict actions like last year...

If we manage to pass through this almost two month long festival season safely , may be then only we Would be able to say that we were able to avoid Third Wave ... conversing
Sep 25, 2021 8:13 AM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
Tanzila: Though vaccination running in it's full capacity possible , still we are living under alarming situation here in India ...

As , festival season is coming from October and from experience we know how impossible it could be to maintain Covid rules and restrictions among public during this time ...
Only hope is that , if our judiciary will take strict actions like last year...

If we manage to pass through this almost two month long festival season safely , may be then only we Would be able to say that we were able to avoid Third Wave ...
My state told us we're all going to catch Covid..I'm fixing up my will next week
Sep 25, 2021 8:28 AM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00: My state told us we're all going to catch Covid..I'm fixing up my will next week
laugh laugh Merce !! We've gone through so much , that now it has became a battle of do or die ...
We ain't gonna give up now ... Let's see how far it could be stretched ...

If Earth will be not enough then we'll go to the Moon or Mars !! But we not gonna give up laugh laugh laugh
Sep 25, 2021 8:35 AM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00
Mercedes_00Mercedes_00Greater Sydney, New South Wales Australia21 Threads 29,588 Posts
Tanzila: Merce !! We've gone through so much , that now it has became a battle of do or die ...
We ain't gonna give up now ... Let's see how far it could be stretched ...

If Earth will be not enough then we'll go to the Moon or Mars !! But we not gonna give up
laugh

I was hoping to die in the bedroom slumped on top of a man ..laugh
Sep 25, 2021 8:42 AM CST Toward a bright future?
ChesneyChristonline today!
ChesneyChristonline today!ChesneyChristManchester, Greater Manchester, England UK9,193 Posts
No petrol at the pumps and I've been thinking of spending a cool grand in Costco; Bags of rice, tins of beans, peanut butter - you get the picture. And I've got me felling axe already.
Sep 25, 2021 8:44 AM CST Toward a bright future?
Mercedes_00: I was hoping to die in the bedroom slumped on top of a man ..
laugh I'm tryin to imagine the looks on the faces of authority while they'll try to recover the bodies !! rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
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