Does Covid-19 still concern you?

@ScotMac (1335)
Edinburgh, Scotland
August 20, 2022 2:51pm CST
After all that has been said and done concerning the coronavirus pandemic and, given the fact that we now have effective vaccines against it, does the threat of catching Covid-19 still concern you? It seems like the virus is going to be with us for the foreseeable future so should we not simply treat it in the same way as we treat other coronaviruses such as 'flu or even the common old? We should take precautions against catching it, sure, but should we change our lifestyle and our life choices for fear of catching Covid-19 - we don't do that for the 'flu which can also be a killer disease? So is it business as usual or are we still fearful of what is, after all, for most people, a fairly mild disease?
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@Torunn (8607)
• Norway
20 Aug 22
I haven't tried very hard to avoid it til now, yet I haven't caught it, but as all regulations are lifted, I only think about it when travelling. Do I need a vaccination pass or not? Do I have to wear a mask to get in? And will people pass out if I sneeze? The vaccines seem effective for most, so I'm for treating it as a normal flu and maybe continue serious research on medication that can treat it after you've caught it and research on which vaccine don't mess with your periods. Rather annoying side effect that.
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@Torunn (8607)
• Norway
23 Aug 22
@ScotMac Yes, and maybe it'll make people less hysterical about the vaccines and the different "theories" to what they can cause. I don't think it's normal to think that the flu vaccine will micro-chip you. At least I hope not.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
24 Aug 22
@Torunn Some of these conspiracy theories are complete madness!!!
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
Treating it more or less the same as 'flu is probably the most practical way to go. It's something we all have to get used to living with.
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@DaddyEvil (137203)
• United States
20 Aug 22
"Effective vaccines"... who told you that? The last I heard there were still breakthroughs, people getting sick and some still dying from Covid. Yes, not as many but it still happens. My daughter and I are among the "high risk" group, so we still wear masks when we leave our house. We'd like to stay alive, thank you.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Aug 22
We all do what we must. If you feel safer doing what you do then that's great!
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@DaddyEvil (137203)
• United States
20 Aug 22
@ScotMac I'm used to people asking that and then attacking me because "Covid doesn't kill anyone now". Thanks for not telling me that.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Aug 22
@DaddyEvil Covid-19 is a deadly disease for some people. No way would I criticise anyone for protecting themselves!
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@divalounger (5849)
• United States
21 Aug 22
I think we are in the era of weigh the risks and then act accordingly. My husband and I are older, 66 and 69--are we both have some chronic stuff we deal with--we are musicians by trade--he is an organist and choir director, and I am a classical singer. So we were masks when needed, test, get vaccinated and boosted--and are careful about inside gatherings--that being said, I am happy to be doing an opera this fall--it is the first one since the beginning of the pandemic for me--we will test before every rehearsal, mask for rehearsals--and are double cast in case of infection--we'll see how it goes. This summer, I taught voice at a music camp for kids--everyone tested multiple times and were masked indoors and for rehearsals--all the kids complied--and no one got sick--there is no mild covid for opera singers--it all sucks--
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• United States
25 Aug 22
@ScotMac I do think we are in an odd time in this pandemic--it is like we are ignoring it or like we have gotten used to the number of recurring deaths--
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
We can only hope that it will eventually become less deadly for everyone. Until then we must take what precautions we deem necessary.
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@RebeccasFarm (87091)
• United States
20 Aug 22
Well it is still going on here so I am wearing the mask when I need to. At this point, I am not overly concerned no.
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• United States
23 Aug 22
@ScotMac Yes no problem to wear a mask
@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
It's still going on where I am too but we are following the official advice about wearing masks and are happy to do so.
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@Ronrybs (17997)
• London, England
21 Aug 22
Still a concern as around 1000 people a week are dying from it, or so I saw the other day. The best is to hope it mutates into something like the flu. Not totally benign, but not completely deadly
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@Ronrybs (17997)
• London, England
23 Aug 22
@ScotMac Hopefully not as hazardous as the workshy PM who mismanaged it!
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
It is likely that Covid-19 will be with us for the foreseeable future. I guess it's become just another hazard of daily living.
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@LindaOHio (162652)
• United States
21 Aug 22
We still consider it a real threat. My husband and I are older; and they seem to be finding more and more long-term effects after having the virus.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
For many people it is still a serious illness. We must all do what we think is best for our own circumstances.
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@kaylachan (61033)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
20 Aug 22
I was never afraid of the virus. For the same reasons you mentioned above. I did not get the vaccine, because I would rather take my chances. If I die, I die. I've made my peace with it. If I am being completely honest, that's all I can really do. At one time, the common cold killed people. And, still can. But, we aren't freaked out about it.
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@kaylachan (61033)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
23 Aug 22
@ScotMac Yes, media has made us fear it. And, it's not gotten better. I still see people wearing masks, or going out of their way to avoid others.
@RasmaSandra (75399)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
21 Aug 22
I am more inside than out and continue to stay that way, Yes, if and when I will go out I will be as careful as I can but most of the streets here are pretty empty and the stores are not overcrowded so I can stay to myself, I am still considering taking a vac,
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
My wife and I have had both doses of a vaccine and we've also had a booster dose - three doses in total. There is some talk in my country of another booster for the coming winter and my wife and I will be having that too!
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@1creekgirl (40936)
• United States
20 Aug 22
I think I'm about 80% on the side of just getting on with life. Trouble is, my husband has had Covid twice and it's long covid.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
Yes - getting on with it is about the correct attitude. Take precautions, certainly, but continue living your life.
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@JudyEv (329696)
• Rockingham, Australia
8 Sep 22
Most people are now just getting on with their lives. However, there are some who get it for a second or third time and are very ill with it. We were wearing masks in supermarkets but it seems more and more often we're forgetting to do that. But we try to avoid large groups of people in small areas.
@Babale (1869)
• Semarang, Indonesia
22 Aug 22
Maybe if we are careful we won't catch Covid-19. But the problem is there are so many deadly diseases that threaten us out there. And we won't be able to dodge all of them, one of them will attack us now or later. Maybe we can adopt a healthy lifestyle, but what about other people around us? Do they do the same? it's just a matter of fate. Have fun while you still have time.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
My wife and I were very careful yet we still caught it! Yes, live your life as normally as possible. My wife and I will certainly not hide from it.
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@Beestring (13686)
• Hong Kong
21 Aug 22
Here, the number of cases increased recently. I always wear a mask when I go outside and avoid crowded place. Wonder if Covid will ever disappear.
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@ScotMac (1335)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
23 Aug 22
I think it will be with us for ever. Eventually, we will all learn to deal with it just like we deal with colds and 'flu.
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@Beestring (13686)
• Hong Kong
23 Aug 22
@ScotMac I think so too.