How many people do you know...

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by mobucks, Apr 11, 2021.

how many?

  1. zero

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  1. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    That died of Covid?

    This is important to me because I'm starting to worry that I'm worrying too much about something that may or may not be a real threat.

    What's your situation? How has it affected you?

    In the past 11 months, living in one of the least locked states, I haven't met one person that knows another person that has died due to the pandemic. I know people that got sick but that's about it.
     
  2. Millim

    Millim Half-way Through My Half-life
    Orderite

    Oct 13, 2010
    Someone who used to come into the shop died of it.

    Currently, he is the only one who I know has passed from it.
     
  3. Morgan_

    Morgan_ The Fool

    Jul 3, 2020
    Coworkers grandpa died from it. Other than that I only hear of deaths from my aunt who works at the hospital. Almost all of them are old people as well.
     
  4. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG W/ my Girlfriend :-)

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    Dec 16, 2018
    I know literally nothing, my brain is so smooth that your petty words merely fall off mortal.
     
  5. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    LITERALLY?
    You's a smooth operator cuz!
     
  6. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    My dad knows three acquaintances that died from it, all on the middle aged to older side.

    My grandad got it post-vaccine and it fucked up his lungs to the point he's going to be on oxygen for the last years of his life.

    I know someone my age who had it and it has given him permanent tinnitus as an after effect (which as someone with tinnitus, I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.) Which apparently happens in like 15% of cases. He was fine otherwise but it's fucked him for life.
     
  7. Aurelius Of Phoenix

    Aurelius Of Phoenix Psued.

    Mar 9, 2018
    None to corona, but I don't really know that many people anyway.
     
  8. ResetRPG

    ResetRPG W/ my Girlfriend :-)

    263
    Dec 16, 2018
     
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  9. Eshanas

    Eshanas Vault Dweller

    780
    Jul 6, 2016
    My coworkers bitch that they lost someone. But IDK. Do I even care? Thought my grandmother did, but she died of Cervical cancer. So, no one.

    The lethality of the disease, 4 odd million dead out of a billion or so infected (WHO high suspected count)....It's, well honestly I just can't really care about it.
     
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  10. MayonaiseCream

    MayonaiseCream It Wandered In From the Wastes

    104
    Nov 22, 2017
    A social media influencer whom I'm a fan of died of Covid complications. So far none of my relatives have it yet because we are all taking care of ourselves.
     
  11. KingArthur

    KingArthur Highwaymen are just road pirates

    Jun 25, 2018
    My family went for the vaccine and knock on wood no one I know directly or indirectly has died from it. I didn’t get the vaccine, nor am I the safest person distancing wise, but my immune system is tanky so helping out at the Veteran’s Hospital in Providence and having them hack on me directly (I shit you not) doesn’t impact me at all.

    Funnily enough, I wasn’t always like that. I was a very thin and sickly child, and I’d get a fever and flu every Christmas like clockwork; then after my 15th birthday I filled out physically and my immune system pulled a Teddy Roosevelt and now I’m immune to diseases.

    Bow before Nurgle.
     
  12. harmond

    harmond First time out of the vault

    29
    Jan 27, 2008
    zero. my friends mother, who's 95 years old got Covid. Survived without problems...

    My parents knows of one person, in his 50's, but he had some complication before.

    If it helps, i'm in Sweden. Masks aren't even a thing, no one wears them... we do have plenty of dead in comparison to Norway (600 there in comparison to Sweden with 14000).. but Sweden are always best at being the worst lol
     
  13. Alphons

    Alphons National Beholder

    908
    Aug 9, 2017
    One of my former neighbours, father of one of my former coworkers and grandmother of another, 5 employees of our various clients (that I know of)- including one that was our contact in their logistics department, co-owner of our client company (started by two brothers, one of them died and they had to rebrand), another client's secretary's husband, local homeless guy that would visit us at work to sell used toners, my grandma's long time friend (they were both teachers at the same school), my math teacher from elementary school and my aunt's father-in-law.
     
  14. mobucks

    mobucks woof Orderite

    May 22, 2010
    Wow Alphons that's a lot.
    The whole situation is still bugging me. Recently spoke to a healthcare worker of my local hospital. She said the whole situation is overblown. She claimed that hospitals make thousands of dollars from the government for each covid patient. If you test positive and require treatment the hospital gets a few grand. If they put you on a ventilator, even if you don't need one, the hospital gets paid north of 30,000 dollars. If you die the hospital gets just shy of ten thousand. She said the nurses and doctors are pissed but at the end of the day they want to keep their jobs so it's all up to the billing department which obviously only cares about making money.
     
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  15. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    My Grandfather recently died of COVID, a few weeks ago. For his age and the way he abused his body in his life, he was fit as a fiddle mentally and physically. Scarring on the lungs got him in the end, they thought he might pull through for a bit but they said they didn't know enough about the exact nature of post-covid scarring to tell. He was able to be kept alive on machinery but it wasn't sustainable beyond the immediate short term, so they had to slowly whittle down his oxygen before finally it'd be too little for him to live. COVID had fucked up his lungs to the extent that his lungs weren't able to handle lower levels of oxygen.That was the worst I think, since he was totally mentally together but he was a dead man talking. We had to hide that he was dying from him.

    All because one of the carers in his retirement home either falsified something or lied (They have mandatory regular tests), came in infected and infected a whole bunch of older people. No idea what'll happen to them legally, but man.
     
    Last edited: May 12, 2021
  16. KingArthur

    KingArthur Highwaymen are just road pirates

    Jun 25, 2018
    I’m becoming convinced that retirement homes are just entrances to purgatory.
     
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  17. Morgan_

    Morgan_ The Fool

    Jul 3, 2020
    Damn Postman, that's rough. No one in the fam has died from it (knock on wood), just people I work with, or extended family of theirs.
     
  18. Atomic Postman

    Atomic Postman Mojave Express Employee of the Month

    Mar 16, 2013
    If you're in a really nice one they do take a rather Hotel California vibe. You check in to a luxury hotel, but you're never gonna check out.
     
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  19. SquidVan

    SquidVan Pirate and Bankrobber oTO Orderite

    Jun 1, 2018
    You better start straight up believing.
     
  20. Hassknecht

    Hassknecht For hate's sake. Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Aug 16, 2010
    I barely even know people who got it in the first place.