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5 hours ago, Arcadia said:

Have you tried turning up the brightness on your display? That often helps.

It might.  And turning off the "bedtime" setting might also help.  But I'm wanting to relax, so I'd rather not stress my eyes.  I'm currently alternating between two color puzzles, a word puzzle, and good ol' solitaire -- so if I get too frustrated with one, I just switch.

 

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On 6/16/2022 at 7:00 AM, Arcadia said:

And that's why some people think vaccines should be mandated ... to help stop the spread and severity of Covid. You're not just putting yourself at risk when you refuse to get vaccinated, you're increasing the risk for everyone you come in contact with.

However, I should talk, as I usually only wear a mask when I'm required to. So I get it ... I think everyone hates being forced to do something they don't want to do. I'm willing, for the sake of my own comfort, to take the risk of breathing in a nasty bug. But heaven knows how many germs I've breathed out. I'd feel pretty bad if I found out someone got sick because I was too selfish to endure the misery of wearing a mask.

Like most things, it's not as simple as people sometimes make it out to be. *sigh* I do wish life was less complicated, sometimes.

If I'm being totally honest, I think my experience has made me even less in favor of a vaccine mandate than I was before.  I know with surety who I got covid from, and this person and I were both vaccinated and both wearing masks when we interacted.  I used to be against the mandate based on principle, my own sense of logic, and anecdotes from other people.  Now I'm against it based on all those things plus personal experience, lol.

Generally speaking, I think exchanging freedom for safety is a bad idea.  On principle I don't think people should be coerced into having something injected into their body; especially something so new and untried.  Those who are afraid of getting sick are more than welcome to vaccinate and mask up.  Those who would rather take the risk should be allowed to.  If the vaccine and masks are effective, then both should be more than enough protection for the individual who wants to utilize them.  If they're not enough protection, then they're not effective enough to warrant something as serious as a mandate.  Just my personal opinion.

I'd be a lot happier if everyone would just practice good hygiene and hand-washing.

"Sigh" indeed... *sigh*.

 

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14 minutes ago, J.P. said:

How does hand washing prevent you from spreading or inhaling droplets carried through the air?

It doesn't.  What it does do is help protect you from germs that were on surfaces you touched, which helps keep you from catching something, which hopefully makes one less person who could spread the illness.

 

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5 hours ago, Artemis said:

Generally speaking, I think exchanging freedom for safety is a bad idea.  On principle I don't think people should be coerced into having something injected into their body; especially something so new and untried.  Those who are afraid of getting sick are more than welcome to vaccinate and mask up.  Those who would rather take the risk should be allowed to.

Nicely said.

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