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Hello. I’m scared. I can’t believe so many people are getting Covid every day. It shakes me to my core how many people are dying. And it’s not even winter yet. How do we get out of this hole we put the country in?

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Urge the government to take action.

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It’s just about what YOU do and what you can encourage others to do at this point. This fun experience with Darwinian has shown us that those who listen to science and have stayed home and wore masks when they went out have faired much better then those that haven’t. We can’t control anyone but ourselves and we can encourage our loved ones to follow guidelines but ultimately that’s all we as individuals can do rn. You can try to urge your local leaders to take action but ultimately it’s the governor of your state who is deciding how well or horribly this disease goes. Some of them are morons- looking at you Ronny desantis . Current American federal leadership has chosen vaccine or bust route or really should I say “bust until vaccine route”. Which is helpful but not going to save any of the 100k+ folks in the hospital now. At its core the issue has been and will continue to be inconsistent state guidelines regarding this disease . We’ve got states pushing mask mandates while others are simply ignoring it , we’ve got states pouring money into contact trace while others simply stand aside and just watch as their hospitals fill up. We are only as strong as the weakest link sooooo we’re pretty fucking weak right now. The next few weeks are bound to be awful. Here’s to hoping advancements in treatments (anti vitals etc) can help save those who have an awful bout with this disease. Stay home and wear a mask. 😷 and wait for the new president and his team to take over and hope they can do enough in January to limit the spread . Also try not to pour over this thing every second of the day - try to do hobbies at home that will bring you joy or some relief from thinking about the horror of this thing .

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Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful reply. I’m trying to think of the bigger picture that, while tragic, has to have more positives than negatives. It’s just tough for everyone right now.

I can understand this feeling. We’re inching towards 300K dead and it feels like no one cares anymore.

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Pretty heartbreaking & ridiculous when you think how comfortable people are getting because of Covid Fatigue.

Move to Canada? It’s getting worse up here too but nothing like the U.S

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Adopt me, please?

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Just be as careful as you can. I almost never go into a store on a weekend. I do food shopping in the AM before work, shop online or try keyword is TRY) to run errands during a lunch break. It's tough and it's going to be a long, lonely winter since I'm single, but my safety is key.

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