1. How is the Coronavirus situation where you live? What's closed down? Have you gone out much? Are you (Oh, what's the trendy term now " Self-distancing "?) staying inside as a precaution or actually infected or is anyone else you know? I hope, if so, you're well. Let's...well, exchange comments.
  2.   I am now in Portland, Oregon. The Govenor, and then, locally, Portland declared a state of emergency. I saw the comment made that Oregon was the furthest behind on dealing with CV of the 3 West Coast states.
  3.   I went out yesterday ( Sun.), I am ill and had sleep to make up to-day (Mon.) and ended up not going out - I may go out across the street to a all-nite grocery tonite-early Tues. I have not heard of a regular medical appointment Tues. being cancelled.

Views: 6022

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Fantastic, Mark! I did, too! (My mom, not yours.) It was so good to see her face to face, after months!

It must be Hug Your Mom Week! I drove from Texas to Arizona to spend time with her. She's having some health issues so I am glad to be with her. We're both vaccined. Thank goodness! 

Tracy drove when she could have flown for free on my privileges just because she didn't want to risk exposing her mom's compromised immune system (to COVID or anything else). Tracy's a good daughter.

Most of my family (wife, daughters, mother, brother, sisters and their significants) is fully vaccinated. I've had my second on Apr 29.

I was told yesterday, that me and two of my co-workers will return to the office after Labor Day as of now. Why? Because we use a program that is considered "high risk". Never mind we've been using this same program at home for over a year.

Right now I'm just hoping we can get out of that program before then. I only use it for 2 tasks, and I can go a month or two without using it at all.

I feel worse for my co-workers as they have much longer commutes than I do.

I saw somebody post on Facebook that his company told people they will have to start coming into the office and was met with a wave of resignations. 

My agency has (essentially) required everyone without a documented medical excuse and not a caregiver to someone high risk to be in office since April 2020. That didn't stop the boss from announcing that everyone without a personal medical condition is required to get vaccinated and return to the office by May 3, or the end of their post-vaccine waiting period. Not surprisingly, almost no one came back on May 3, and I'm waiting for the resignations to start.

I saw something similar to that on FB, CK. Pretty crazy

Washingtonian Magazine's publisher wrote an op-ed that ran in The Washington Post saying companies are within their rights to reclassify people who work from home as contractors, not employees -- and take away their benefits. The staff responded with a one-day work stoppage.

This is going to be the labor battle of the near-term. 

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:

I saw something similar to that on FB, CK. Pretty crazy

I also saw somebody else write on Facebook that last year proved a lot of people don't have to be in the office to do their jobs. And further, it proved a lot of disabled people could have been working if there wasn't an artificial requirement to be in an office to do a job. 

We had dinner at our close friends' house on Sunday, all vaccinated, no masks, shook hands, hugged. (The last time we went anywhere for dinner was their house last June, shortly after I was furloughed.) I was dismayed to learn that my former company is still doing college recruiting but they haven't called anyone back yet.

My LCS and grocery store still have a mask mandate in place, and I have no problem complying with that. Most people I have seen in most places I go do still wear masks. for example, I went to the post office twice last week and everyone I saw, customers and employees, were wearing masks. 

I bought two albums at my LRS (which has always had a "mask optional" policy) last week. No one in there, employees or customers, was wearing a mask and neither did I. I had no problem with that, either.

I have never worn a mask in the car, except when going through a drive-thru, in which case I have all along "in solidarity" with the cashiers who invariably are. Since the CDC loosened the restrictions, however, I have stopped. I carry a mask with me at all times and take my cue from those around me. 

I'm with Jeff on the masking: the CDC says I don't need to wear one anywhere, but I'll wear one if most people in the place are. One of my local public libraries still requires them; the other doesn't. I played at a blues jam on Sunday. First time on a stage in over a year, and it was great to see a bunch of musicians I used to hang out with regularly. Came home hoarse from talking over live music: imagine that! That event was almost completely unmasked, and I felt completely comfortable.

Reply to Discussion



Latest Activity

Jeff of Earth-J replied to PowerBook Pete, the Mad Mod's discussion Anything, Everything, or Nothing At All
""What's true but hard to admit is our morbid fascination with geologic catastrophes as…"
42 minutes ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Cavaliere (moderator emeritus)'s discussion What are you watching right now?
"Usually I watch the "News Mix" channel, which is CNN, FOX, MSNBC, BBC and two weather…"
47 minutes ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion "Pick of the Week" - What's Yours?
"I bought 11 new comics today. I haven't read any of them yet, but I've no doubt my…"
50 minutes ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to ClarkKent_DC's discussion The New Season (2022)
"TVLine presents a comprehensive list of dozens upon dozens of new and returning…"
52 minutes ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion The Ninth Doctor Adventures
"4.2 - WAY OF THE BURRYMAN: "Young Sam Bishop is at a crossroads with girlfriend Fiona:…"
2 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Fastball Special
"I have a memory of one character (probably an X-Man) grabbing another (possibly by surprise) and…"
2 hours ago
Peter Wrexham replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"Another early Joe Kubert cover from Flash Comics (dated June 1948).  I just love how…"
4 hours ago
Philip Portelli replied to Steve W's discussion A Cover a Day
"A 1977 reprint of Von Hammer's earliest stories! "
4 hours ago
Randy Jackson liked Randy Jackson's discussion Fastball Special
5 hours ago
Jeff of Earth-J replied to Jeff of Earth-J's discussion She-Hulk
"I did not remember there being a four-year gap between the John Byrne's She-Hulk graphic novel…"
6 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Randy Jackson's discussion Fastball Special
"I would expect the Bronze Age Hawkman and Atom did so fairly often."
6 hours ago
ClarkKent_DC replied to Emerkeith Davyjack's discussion All-purpose newspaper strips discussion
"I remember the revival of Pogo. Initially, it wasn't run by Walt Kelly's heirs, but by…"
7 hours ago

© 2022   Captain Comics, board content ©2013 Andrew Smith   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service