So today it was do Rev n Flow by Zoom. We stuck around after for a few minute chat and, naturally, the conversation turned to COVID. Even though I live in Alberta, our town is under Saskatchewan rules so we have in person classes of less than 8 people, I think outside groups of 10 and stores are open at a lowered capacity. Even though we're keeping busy, I think most of us are feeling a little flat. The instructor had mentioned lassitude and I said that or ennui. We're just tired of restrictions regardless of how mild they may be.
One of the ladies went on about how the infection rate was false because people get more than one test. I bit my tongue. Then she said they weren't vaccines because they weren't from deactivated viruses. I said they used a target to focus the immune system. Then she said something about how these weren't really vaccines because they just hide symptoms and I said that's part of how vaccines work...A-N-D it was time to wrap up. The exercise lady is working out at home because she doesn't want to wear a mask - and that's great. At least she's not arguing about the rules.
Even on social media threads I tend to get argumentative. I've worked quite hard to walk away IRL if I have no skin in the game. It's not job to educate them if they are spewing a whole bunch of misinformation; I look at their actions which is way easier in person.
And it's not like I'm perfect so I can argue. A neighbour came over today to ask about Bennie. We've both been vaccinated so I asked him to come inside the storm door so Bennie could get a pat. I kept my distance and left the storm door window open but still...rules are no visiting between households. Other neighbours are having garage sales (we have nothing to sell) and almost everyone is wearing masks and, as far as I've seen, it's been a stream instead of a crowd.
Our numbers are included with the North West rates. It's been pretty flat so it's easy to get complacent since most of the people we know hustled to get vaccinated. But we've seen what happened in India. Variants are a concern.
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