I'm curious to see what kind of precautions you are all taking these days.
I'll be honest. Once all our kids were vaccinated and once we acquired hybrid immunity via omicron infection, we have mostly returned to normal life. We'll put masks on if we are in a really crowded place, but that's it.
We will always be first in line for new/updated boosters, both for us and for our kids, mind you.
How about you?
Children are vaxxed, I am boosted. Will continue to wear an N95 mask indoors if a crowd is around. But if outside or no crowds around, doesn't make sense to me.
I am 2x boosted. I had very mild Covid last year. Shortly after that I’ve had severe brain fog, fatigue, and trouble sleeping, and spasms. A neurologist had me tested and said I was fine. I asked her if she has patients with Long Covid and she used the term Post Viral Syndrome.
Anyway, I think it’s best I try not to get Covid again. I mask in public but we have eaten out a few times.
Never really been a social sort, but I used to go to the grocery store at least once every 2 weeks. When they came out with "curbside pickup" I was pretty happy, but had already acclimated to having someone else who was already going to the store(actually worked in grocery stores!!) do my shopping.
I've gone to parts place a couple times, and hardware store. ANYTIME I go inside anywhere, I wear an N-95 mask.
Neighbor has been sick and I've gone get parts to repair a car for her, other than that, maybe go out once every 2 weeks. Which, all in all, is pretty much back to normal for me.
I DO live on a farm, so even though I'm no longer running a market garden any more, I have plenty of food, and when I get groceries, I stock up(6 cand of coffee, 10 bags of sugar, 5 bags of flour, etc. It's mostly dairy I have to get regularly.
I always take precautions in health care settings like hospitals, doctors and pharmacies. While I was visiting my dad in hospitals recently not all visitors were wearing masks. It’s not the law but they recommend it and ask you to do it. When taking my dad to hospital appointments there are a few people not wearing masks. When taking him to dr appointments most people are wearing masks. I was in the pharmacy this week collecting his prescription for him. I had a bit of a wait and during the time I was standing there I saw about 25 people come in and out and not one of them had a mask on. They might have been getting some evils from the only one person wearing a mask, moi! The pharmacy staff all wear masks, all day everyday. People who won’t wear a mask for a short period of time to protect others are the most selfish people on the planet.
Two initial Pfizer, two pfizer booster, wear a mask whenever I go to stores. Still not going to reastaurants or anything like that. I am living exactly the same way that I lived when the majority of people actually believed we were still in a pandemic. I get a lot of weird looks these days. I can mouth “fuck off” at them and they can’t see it because of my mask.
I have discovered from all of this that:
I couldn’t care less about dining out. I would rather bring food home and watch Tv.
I couldn’t care less about being around people.
I feel like I’m living very well at the moment, thanks for asking. I’m fully vaxed and 2x boosted. Daily I do an outdoor swim with no real need for masking. I also garden pretty much every day at my allotment where I’ve got a bunch of friends (side benefit, I have so many veggies that I never have to go into a store to buy any), and several times a week go hiking with a group of buddys. (We are all vaxed) we eat out at outdoor cafes and patios only, and only if they’re not too crowded. I mask up in pharmacies and groceries or any indoor environments with the public. I mask for myself but also for the people who are immune compromised. One of my young neighbours had cancer and has to be so very careful, so I think of people like her that we all have to help. I plan to continue to mask thru the fall and winter when indoors. In my area, many people still masking in drug stores etc which is great. Lastly, I don’t do anything that I feel is too risky, COVID isn’t worth the risk.