[WW] rewa : zeitgeist - "Living with Covid"

“I would rather we adopt a new normal 
where we normalize a practice of caring for one another. 
One in which we understand that a little inconvenience for ourselves
to reduce the risk of catastrophic illness for others 
is a small, small, small price to pay.”
-- Jenn  @reappropriate
24 mar 2022

General info and thoughts about “Living with Covid”

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“It's irresponsible to talk about herd immunity: Eric Feigl-Ding, Federation of American Scientists” Says immunity lasts about 6 months. 15 jan 2022 The Economic Times https://economictimes.com/industry/healthcare/biotech/healthcare/its-irresponsible-to-talk-about-herd-immunity-eric-feigl-ding-federation-of-american-scientists/articleshow/88908216.cms
“‘The economy cannot stay open’: Omicron's effects ricochet across US ‘Biden has vowed to keep businesses and schools open but some experts wonder if that's possible given nature of Covid variant’” 12 jan 2022 The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/jan/12/us-omicron-cases-effects-schools-supply-shortage-hospitals United States
“Biden, in shift, prepares Americans to see Covid-19 as part of life ‘The recalibration of Mr. Biden’s message comes as the country braces for another round of disruptions wrought by the pandemic.’” -- Sabrina Siddiqui 6 jan 2022 Wall Street Journal https://www.wsj.com/articles/biden-in-shift-prepares-americans-to-see-covid-19-as-part-of-life-11641465004
“Fauci: ‘So many people — now and likely in the next few weeks — who will be infected by this wave of infections that we're getting with Omicron ... that might have a negative impact on our ability to maintain the structure of society.’” 29 dec 2021 https://mobile.twitter.com/davidalim/status/1476020736821055493 | "@chrislhayes: 'You are talking about a policy judgment in a context of tradeoffs between different consequences.' Contrasts stopping spread of Covid-19 vs having a water treatment facility have its technicians all out sick for 10 days. Fauci nods yes and responds: 'Correct.'" -- David Lim davidalim 29 dec 2021 https://mobile.twitter.com/davidalim/status/1476020738213613569 | | Ohhhhh. This makes a little more sense. But still ... could pay people to stay home, give protection to essential workers. More discussions in threads.
Omicron is enforcing its own soft lockdown “Nobody wants to mandate business closures, but so many people are getting sick that businesses are closing anyway.” Ramifications of “soft lockdown”. -- Sarah Zhang 26 dec 2021 The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/12/omicron-soft-lockdown/621121/
I work in a locked psychiatric ward. These days, you do too "In the pandemic, we don’t have a shared dayroom with the right structure to remind us of our shared vulnerability. The place where we now commonly meet people different from us -- social media -- is designed to profit off our differences. To survive the pandemic, we need more in-person places where we can encounter people from different tribes." -- Abraham Nussbaum 23 dec 2021 STAT https://www.statnews.com/2021/12/23/i-work-in-a-locked-psychiatric-ward-these-days-you-do-too/
Omicron is the beginning of the end "No matter the severity of the variant, the appetite for shutdowns or other large-scale social interventions simply isn’t there." "The determination to get on with our lives is deeply and perhaps unchangeably human." -- Yascha Mounk 22 dec 2021 The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/12/omicron-end-of-pandemic/621089/

Living with kids and Covid

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“A reminder that kids have the least protection from Omicron, and we are sending them into classes without ventilation or air cleaners. And the consequences are dire.”
-- Dr Christine Cheng   @cheng_christine
26 jan 2022

The vulnerable living with Covid

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“Pls stop othering ‘the vulnerable’ as if it’s an optional burden or charity to protect them. Because: a) it's ableist b) even 2y on we can’t accurately tell who exactly can get severe or Long Covid c) we’re all vulnerable at some point in our lives They are society. They are us.” -- Dr Nisreen Alwan @Dr2NisreenAlwan Good thread with discussion and experiences. 23 jan 2022 https://mobile.twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan/status/1484967804830892048