Covidiots are why we can't have nice things

By Fakin' It - 18/07/2021 20:01

Today, I finally got an answer as to why I've felt like crap this past week when I tested positive for COVID. My wife, a healthcare professional, is now madly Googling proof that COVID is fake, because she thinks it an elaborate ruse for me to not visit her grandmother next week. FML
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You shouldn’t visit her grandmother nor should she. It sucks, but the other option is you risk killing her. A good friend of mine lost her grandmother because her cousin (another granddaughter) went to visit after being out and about in the height of the pandemic got half the family sick and her 90 year old grandmother didn’t make it.

Marcella1016 31

This is so fucked up. Is the cousin taking any responsibility? Are the family COVID deniers? (It still baffles me how that is even a thing.) Have they/the cousin learned their lesson? Does anyone feel any guilt? I always wonder about the aftermath of situations like this, when people face the direct consequences of their actions. And in a lot of cases, I’ve heard of these elaborate mental gymnastics where people learn nothing and keep doing the same bullshit from before. It’s saddening and maddening :(

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You shouldn’t visit her grandmother nor should she. It sucks, but the other option is you risk killing her. A good friend of mine lost her grandmother because her cousin (another granddaughter) went to visit after being out and about in the height of the pandemic got half the family sick and her 90 year old grandmother didn’t make it.

Marcella1016 31

This is so fucked up. Is the cousin taking any responsibility? Are the family COVID deniers? (It still baffles me how that is even a thing.) Have they/the cousin learned their lesson? Does anyone feel any guilt? I always wonder about the aftermath of situations like this, when people face the direct consequences of their actions. And in a lot of cases, I’ve heard of these elaborate mental gymnastics where people learn nothing and keep doing the same bullshit from before. It’s saddening and maddening :(

I don’t know who blames who, or the like, other than my friend blaming her cousin. I didn’t want to stir up more family drama in the tragedy, but it’s an ugly situation. But if it were me I’d feel guilty, even though it was just being careless and not deliberate. I guess I’m just glad I’m not in that situation and that me and my immediate family have all been able to get vaccinate. Just hope that enough other people get vaccinated before a new strain can develop and make the current vaccine completely obsolete.

Even if you didn't have COVID, your wife and you shouldn't visit elderly people while anyone in the household is sick. Killing grandma from the flu isn't any less awful then killing her with COVID.

My mom died because of covid in March. And let me tell you - I work in healthcare, and I was quite surprised, and also damn disappointed at how little the doctor I work for cared about anything. That she didn't give a damn about my very poor mental state after mom died is nothing surprising, she DOES have the empathy of a brick wall in anything related to me. But I'm stil not over how little she cared about our protection, like not wearing the mask when she was sniffling and coughing all around (thankfully, it wasn't covid, but still). Healthcare workers are, in my opinion, the worst of the antivaxxers and pandemic deniers. Sorry your wife is obviously one of them, OP.

I'm sorry for everyone's loss who commented about losing a loved one.

bobsanction 18

Your wife should get a new profession.