Social Distancing Difference of Opinions

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Post # 46
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Helper bee

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@lwyrbee33:  well thank you for responding and being a polite especially if I had misinformation 🙂 

Post # 47
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Bumble Beekeeper

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@lwyrbee33:  thank you for this. These conspiracy theory bullshit is getting annoying.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

My husband and I are on the same page. We wear a mask outside. I don’t work at the moment, my husband has been working full time since the pandemic started although he’s a non essential employee. So they’ve been wearing a surgical mask at work. I personally didn’t go out for months, not even for a walk. But for me enough is enough.

In our country death rates are pretty low, Healthcare is available for everyone and for free, the vast majority of people who died of Covid-19 were over 70 and had other serious illnesses.

So my husband and I both decided to go out and just slowly start enjoying life again. We wear masks, generally be in open spaces, keep distance as much as possible with others. Cleanliness is key, so that’s also a habit we both have. We still eat at home almost all the time. From this on, no more quarantine. 

Post # 49
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2020

We are in the “stopped caring group” We live in upstate NY and actually just returned from a SC beach vacation. Things were so relaxed there it seems like prison back here in NY. We live in a low population area with less than 30 local cases and Zero deaths so i do think that has a lot to do with our stance toward the whole thing. Were moving forward with our 150 person wedding in September (live streaming for anyone not comfortable enough to attend) and my bridal shower is in just over a month. 

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My husband and I are both on the same page.  We’re both fully out in the world.  We’ve both been going in to work while all our family/friends have stayed home so we never got that fear or apprehension about going out.  However, we take our cues from other people.   If someone isn’t comfortable going to eat in a restaurant then we’re not going to insist on that.  We’re happy with whatever social contact people want to give and if they’re not ready for any, then that’s ok too.  

Post # 51
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Sugar bee

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@futuredoctorbee:  I  am immuno suppressed and a nazi when it comes to masks, social distancing and  hand washing.

Post # 52
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Bumble bee

We have loosened up with some things but not others. For example we are okay with small outdoor gatherings, but wouldn’t dine inside a restaurant. (We’re okay with patio seating though.) We have done a few outdoor social events lately (moms’ night out at a beer garden, a bbq at a friends place, etc) and it’s been sooo nice to see people and have a dash of normalcy. I’m kind of at a point where I want to try to enjoy life during the summer as safely as we can because I know when fall/winter comes this shit is going to spike even more and we won’t have the option of outdoor gatherings. 

Post # 53
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Bumble bee

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@futuredoctorbee:  my husband and I both didn’t leave the house at first besides for groceries. Once we got masks, we wore them for a little bit but not long. Eventually, he stopped wearing a mask all together at the grocery store, I still hardly left the house but wore one when I did. In general we were a little lax but still followed all the rules that were in place.

I am now back at school (with restrictions), and have been particularly diligent about my practices now. I don’t leave the house without a mask, no unnecessary physical touch, no extra outings.  I have a close friend and classmate who contracted a rare form of tuberculosis 3 years ago, which has left her lungs very damaged and she is highly highly immunocompromised. Last week I told my husband I will no longer come home if he continues to not wear masks when out at the grocery store and  to get his practices down tight (for record, I live in a different city during the week for school). I feel the extra duty to do my best to protect my friend and prioritize her health, as well as everyone else’s health. Especially being in Texas.

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I’m in California and there’s about 6k cases in my county and raising more everyday. They just starting shutting things down again because of the quick increase of hospitalizations. I’m also high risk and 33weeks pregnant so I am taking social distancing very seriously. So seriously that I’m missing my little sister’s wedding😭 (previous thread). I’ve been working from home since March and have only left the house for doctor appointments and walks. My husband takes care of the grocery shopping or we get it delivered. 

Its hard and can be difficult when certain family memebers or friends in our circle don’t agree. We’ve had to constantly turn down invitations to one particular person and they got pretty offended. I’ll admit we wouldn’t be this strict if it wasn’t for me being pregnant right now. I’m just not willing to take unnecessary risks. I would hate for either one of us to catch it close to the birth as well. My hospital already won’t allow him to be present if I need a cesarean section due to a new covid policy but he can’t be there at all if he gets sick. This is my first and I really don’t want to go it alone. And if I test positive they strongly recommend separating the baby from me which is scary af. It would ultimately be my choice and there’s no way I’d want to be seperated but I also would hate to risk passing it to my newborn 

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

My husband is a scientist, and we have a few friends doing COVID-19 research. As a result, we have an abundance of caution about the pandemic. The virus doesn’t care about missing family, social lives, the economy, baby showers, weddings, etc. Fortunately, most of our family/friends are on the same wavelength (following science), but I’m currently struggling to make a decision about attending a close friend’s bachelorette party and wedding.

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