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    I never went to thanksgiving day games.
    Thanksgiving was the start of ski season and that is where I was from 6th grade til 1982..was my last thanksgiving day on skis. (pregnant in 83)

    So many things are still moving forward here in FLA as if there is nothing happening.
    I just spoke to a friend who wanted us to come to happy hour at our pond picnic area at 5 pm.
    Nope, not happening.....20 of us, liquor...undoubtedly masks will come off.............no flipping way!
    I went to the bank and then got my nails done that is it.back to hunkering down til Thursday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I never went to thanksgiving day games.
    Thanksgiving was the start of ski season and that is where I was from 6th grade til 1982..was my last thanksgiving day on skis. (pregnant in 83)

    So many things are still moving forward here in FLA as if there is nothing happening.
    I just spoke to a friend who wanted us to come to happy hour at our pond picnic area at 5 pm.
    Nope, not happening.....20 of us, liquor...undoubtedly masks will come off.............no flipping way!
    I went to the bank and then got my nails done that is it.back to hunkering down til Thursday.
    It is scary how people just don't get it.

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    I think people get it... I also think they're just tired of it. I understand, I'm tired of it also, but now is not the time to let your guard down. I doubt very many children will be emotionally scarred by missing a football game, but it is sad for the tradition to be broken. On a lighter note, the temperature here is supposed to be in the 70's with a slight chance of rain on Thanksgiving day, so outside activities can happen.

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    Always went to the Thanksgiving game. Wareham High vs Bourne High.. (Bourne eats crow..lol)
    Covid is going up in some facilities; very sad; people are letting their guards down.
    Love to be able to go to work one day with no mask, face shield and etc.
    be able to talk to my resident without my face being covered up (most are hard of hearing as it is)
    But I will keep my guard up for them, will not be the person to bring it to them.
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    My son seems to be making the most of being stuck at home these days. He appears to have his 1st interest in a girlfriend, lol. He has been talking with Lauren for the past 3 hours. Playing musical instruments back and forth....playing online games together. They have know each other since 1st grade- kinda cute to see during this crazy A time.
    June 8th - can't get here quick enough!








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    People continue to take Covid lightly...... until it hits close to home... then it's real. And it's gonna hit close to home for more folks now with the way everyone seems to be relaxing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjones View Post
    People continue to take Covid lightly...... until it hits close to home... then it's real. And it's gonna hit close to home for more folks now with the way everyone seems to be relaxing.
    What is coming is scary.

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    I read an article written on 12/3 that NJ will hit the peak of this surge around Dec. 15 with daily cases over 5000. Yesterday there were over 6000 in the state. The numbers in our county(that's how they break it down here) were in the single digits and low teens for months but now are between 30 and over a 100 a day as are the neighboring counties.

    This morning I received an email about a former coworker who just passed away from Covid and her husband is still fighting it. She was only in our building for a about 5 years before she was transferred to a different school and she was a really nice person.

    David is starting to transport recovering Covid patients home again. At least now he owns a respirator and better PPE and the patients are tested before they leave, but he is still going into hospitals and nursing homes.

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    Part of an email of University of Penn related to the vaccine. The rest of the email was asking for $$$.

    A key part of the science that made Moderna’s and Pfizer/BioNTech’s vaccines possible began with a Penn Medicine discovery. Fifteen years ago, Professor of Medicine Drew Weissman, MD, PhD, in collaboration with Katalin Kariko, PhD, a Penn faculty member at the time, helped spearhead a key breakthrough that enabled scientists to use messenger RNA to elicit an immune response rather than using a weakened or inactivated form of the virus, as in our current flu and measles vaccines.

    In November, both Pfizer/BioNTech and Moderna shared data showing that their experimental vaccines using Dr. Weissman's technology were, respectively, more than 95 and 94.5 percent effective against SARS-CoV-2 infection.*

    “As a vaccinologist, I can’t remember ever seeing a respiratory virus vaccine that had 90 percent efficacy,” says Dr. Weissman. “We’re usually thinking about flu, and we’re happy with 40 to 60 percent. This is fantastic news. It’s probably going to be a wonderful vaccine.”

    The science and technology discovered by Dr. Weissman is receiving special attention for its role in battling today’s pandemic, and it is ramping up to help fight others, both present and future.

    “We’ve got research well underway to test vaccines for the prevention of genital herpes, influenza, HIV, and others on the way,” he added. “There have been three coronavirus pandemics in the past 20 years. You have to expect that more are going to show up.” The lab is working on developing pancoronavirus vaccines to prevent future pandemics. Weissman’s lab is also developing mRNA technology as a possible treatment for sickle cell anemia.



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    Thanks for posting this, Robin! Very interesting!
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