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    Covid Forgiveness

    Do you think people should be forgiven for what they did in the name of covid?

    This article has sparked quite a bit of debate on Twitter.

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/ar...veness/671879/

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    The early response was on very cautious due to a lack of good information. I have no misgivings about this. I imagine the perspective is different for older people, people in poor health, medical professionals and people with loved ones in nursing homes or other conditions with higher risk of contagion. It's easy to look back and find fault now that it's much better.

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    Now that most of us have been vaccinated and/or infected, and now that Omicron has shown itself to be a milder virus, I think we can breathe easier. I've decided to just depend on my one J & J shot, take general precautions, and move on.

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    The folks who marched one fine day in protest against vaccines, masks, contact rules into every medical care facility and grocery store on the island will not be allowed into those places again anytime soon. Sucks to be them.

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    It's easy now to say "let bygones be bygones, we only acted on what we knew at the time." I get that.
    But...
    Ask someone who has lost a loved one to the coronavirus--- because they caught it from someone who refused to vaccinate--- how forgiving they feel.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KayLR View Post
    Ask someone who has lost a loved one to the coronavirus--- because they caught it from someone who refused to vaccinate--- how forgiving they feel.
    Except that vaccination doesn't keep anyone from catching it and passing it along.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Except that vaccination doesn't keep anyone from catching it and passing it along.
    Yes--I think the best we can hope for is that vaccines make death and other horrific outcomes less likely.

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    ok, how about the health care providers, (trauma nurses, ER doctors, etc.) who treated all the ones who were dying and those dying but begging for the vaccine they had disdained up to that point? How easily forgiving will they be?

    I think we all would LOVE to just forgive and forget...just let it go. But there are many who were impacted in an immense way, lifechanging ways. I would think it's pretty presumptuous to ask them to simply forgive and let bygones be bygones. How easy for us to simply forget the absolute nightmares many went through at a time while others were rebuking them even as they worked endless hours to save lives.
    My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today, I have finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Except that vaccination doesn't keep anyone from catching it and passing it along.
    Anyone? I think youíre making stuff up again. Youíd be correct if you said vaccination didnít prevent EVERYone from getting it. But anyone? Thatís just a lie.

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    Everyone is normally used on a group, where anyone, is normally used referring to an individual (any one person).

    One of our repair companies employees caught it and gave it to his wife. They both died, prevaccine, leaving a 10 year old behind.
    As always, this isn't a one size fits all thing, it is the perspective you come from verses someone else.

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