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Jan. 4, 2021, 11:43 a.m.
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What is everyone's thoughts about the outdoor community attitude toward COVID?  In my townhouse complex there is no shortage of garages filled with bikes, ski gear, etc, but that "can't hold me back spirit" seems to come with a pretty lax attitude towards COVID safety.  Throughout the pandemic families near me have still been meeting in their yards or on the street and setting up games for the neighborhood kids when we were not supposed to and nothing seemed to change much. The other day one of my neighbors was being dropped off by a buddy after a day of touring, he grabbed his skis out of the back and then leaned in to the truck (no masks of course) to tell another guy in the back that I couldn't see that "it was great to meet" him.

I take extra precautions because my wife is high risk, but it is frustrating when I have avoided a lot of human interaction in 2020 only to see the numbers jump up because some people just had to have that big dinner party, or meet their friends at a cabin for a couple of days.  It seems like anyone that they want to meet is suddenly "in their bubble".

Jan. 4, 2021, 5:06 p.m.
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I think it's entirely possible to do outdoor activities in a responsible way.  I hike and mountain bike in small groups and plan to ski-tour at some point.  I don't car-pool with anyone, and try to keep my distance on the trail. Most of the people I recreate with I also see in the office every day, so I don't feel like I am putting people at increased risk.

Jan. 4, 2021, 7:28 p.m.
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Anybody here actually get it? I’ve just finished getting through it.


 Last edited by: FLATCH on Jan. 4, 2021, 7:29 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 4, 2021, 8:25 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

What is everyone's thoughts about the outdoor community attitude toward COVID?  In my townhouse complex there is no shortage of garages filled with bikes, ski gear, etc, but that "can't hold me back spirit" seems to come with a pretty lax attitude towards COVID safety.  Throughout the pandemic families near me have still been meeting in their yards or on the street and setting up games for the neighborhood kids when we were not supposed to and nothing seemed to change much. The other day one of my neighbors was being dropped off by a buddy after a day of touring, he grabbed his skis out of the back and then leaned in to the truck (no masks of course) to tell another guy in the back that I couldn't see that "it was great to meet" him.

I take extra precautions because my wife is high risk, but it is frustrating when I have avoided a lot of human interaction in 2020 only to see the numbers jump up because some people just had to have that big dinner party, or meet their friends at a cabin for a couple of days.  It seems like anyone that they want to meet is suddenly "in their bubble".

Seen a few people trying to be clever or tongue in cheek with their posts on social media. "Mt.Cain was sick last year =P" or "Lots in store for 2021 but we won't speak of that here XD". Then there's the people that are just oblivious and doing whatever they damn feel like without question.

Jan. 4, 2021, 8:33 p.m.
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Posted by: FLATCH

Anybody here actually get it? I’ve just finished getting through it.

You've had quite the month. Any chance the seizure was related to the covid?

Jan. 4, 2021, 8:37 p.m.
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and then you have shit like this:

"A pharmacist who was arrested on charges that he intentionally sabotaged more than 500 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Wisconsin hospital was “an admitted conspiracy theorist” who believed the vaccine could harm people and “change their DNA,” according to the police in Grafton, Wis., where the man was employed."

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/04/us/pharmacist-accused-of-tampering-with-vaccine-was-conspiracy-theorist-police-say.html


 Last edited by: syncro on Jan. 4, 2021, 8:43 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 4, 2021, 10:33 p.m.
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I’m pretty sure I got it late December of last year.

Jan. 4, 2021, 10:43 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: FLATCH

Anybody here actually get it? I’ve just finished getting through it.

You've had quite the month. Any chance the seizure was related to the covid?

From the hospital stay?

Jan. 5, 2021, 6:37 a.m.
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Don’t know yet, but I will be going over that eventually when I get to talk with the neurologist in early February. I actually hope so, but the timing doesn’t really line up but with this virus who really knows yet. It was probably more likely that I caught it from the er at Abbotsford hospital. A couple days after I got released after being there for six nights, Fraser Health admitted that they had an outbreak at Abbotsford hospital.

Jan. 5, 2021, 6:55 a.m.
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When you get tested after a day or two you will receive a text telling you your results, if your positive you punch in a code provided and reply. Within 15 minutes I got a call from Fraser Health to inform me of what I need to do and your isolation dates. Then you get asked about your recent contacts and where you have been in the last week. She didn’t really say much when I told her that I had been in the hospital for the entire week. About half an hour later a different woman from Fraser Health called and wanted to go into extreme detail about my hospital stay. During our conversation it occurred to me that only once did I see anyone cleaning and that was just a wet mop through my room. In the ER everyone  Used a common bathroom and not once did I see anyone clean it. That should have been done after every use I would think. I spent two nights in that ER because you have to test negative before they move you to a ward.

Jan. 5, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
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See. We need to create more positions and pay those people more so they will be filled.

Same for care homes.


 Last edited by: tungsten on Jan. 5, 2021, 12:28 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Jan. 5, 2021, 10:11 a.m.
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Yes,yes,yes. And better supervision and support.


 Last edited by: FLATCH on Jan. 5, 2021, 10:16 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 5, 2021, 4:04 p.m.
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Jesus Flatch that sucks ass.  I always think I am going to get sick when I go to the hospital.

So far so good in my house but I have been pretty much a hermit for the year.  

Posted by: skooks
I think it's entirely possible to do outdoor activities in a responsible way. I hike and mountain bike in small groups and plan to ski-tour at some point. I don't car-pool with anyone, and try to keep my distance on the trail. Most of the people I recreate with I also see in the office every day, so I don't feel like I am putting people at increased risk.

100%.  Most outdoors sports have people much more than 6 feet apart, and they are outdoors.  I didn't stop riding my bike, just no car pooling and no post ride bar visits.  :(  I miss pubs.

Jan. 5, 2021, 4:46 p.m.
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Actually Chup i had been to the pub a few times after work a couple of months ago and now I would feel much safer there than any medical facility or the grocery store for that matter.Their business depends on cleanliness and strong protocols. I was very impressed at the lengths the Black Sheep in Maple Ridge had gone to.They had obviously spent a lot of money converting all their tables into booths very tastefully done, all glass trimmed out with wood to match the rest of their decor.There was no table hopping allowed and they were all over that. Only four to a table and contact information was taken before they seated you. It looked like they had one staffer that cleaning and disinfecting was their only job. They were all over counting how many people there. Nobody was allowed to congregate outside to smoke (thank god, I f’ing hate that anyway). When all this is over I hope they leave it as is. I liked how much quieter and the level of privacy it provided. I can’t speak for other establishments but I felt pretty safe there.


 Last edited by: FLATCH on Jan. 5, 2021, 4:47 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Jan. 5, 2021, 4:53 p.m.
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yeah man, we go to the brewery here in town and.. id way rather be there than like fucking walmart or the doctors office.

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