***Talk about Covid19 Virus****Dedicated thread

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  • soundsprettysoundspretty Senior Member Registered Users 4,462 Posts
    Also, did you guys see that they found a new strain of flu similar to H1N1? 2020 really has it out for us.
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  • kttl4lifekttl4life Registered Users, Member 18 Posts
     I don’t remember the name of the challenge it was but it was about a reality show with Willow and Crystal and we were all competing for a makeup deal... anyways Willow said “do you think some stupid pandemic is going to stop me from living my life?” And I was kind of disturbed but... hey, I guess. I feel like Glu should have picked something else to have been said because a lot of people are actually not taking it as serious as they should
  • kokokokonutkokokokonut Community Moderator Moderators 25,321 Posts
    I’m sure you’re right about that. None of us want to be like Willow any more than anyone wants to be like ‘meme Karen.’ (Prefaced it meme Karen, out of respect to the normal, chill women named Karen. Probably Some even here)  I’ve seen some disturbing videos of a woman at a supermarket who started viscously throwing huge packages of poultry and other things from her cart, when management told her ‘ no mask, you have to leave. ‘ then there are a lot more quiet ones not masking, or following health suggestions who aren’t hurling legs of lamb,  but are risking the lives of all those around them.   people who are not taking it seriously enough. If  this is Glu’s way of shaming anyone who might not be putting on a mask and staying home when they should then I agree, every little bit helps.
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  • soundsprettysoundspretty Senior Member Registered Users 4,462 Posts
    Imagine being so offended about being asked to do one little thing that can help save lives? Personally, I like only having to do half my makeup lol

    I feel like Willow is problematic in general. Remember that storyline where she was an alcoholic? Yikes.
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  • saintsofheathersaintsofheather Registered Users, Member 132 Posts
    Hi everyone, this thread is incredibly old at this point but I needed somewhere to vent to people who don't know me in real life. This will get oddly personal but if it violates any rules I will happily take it down.

    CW: gun violence + school shootings


    Our school board (reluctantly) just announced virtual schooling for the next year about 15 minutes ago. On one hand, I am incredibly relieved and so grateful that they have decided to go with the safest option for everyone, but I had concerns, to begin with. I remember a few weeks ago being so incredibly scared to go to school for the next year. They weren't requiring masks for any of the students, but they were recommending them. I have been social distancing since March, both my parents fall under high-risk. I was not ready to be in an environment with students who had not been quarantining themselves (scrolling through Instagram, seeing everyone at camp or with their friends made me incredibly nervous). But the specific program that I am in (the IB Diploma Program) was not being offered online, therefore I was being forced to go into school. The idea that students weren't wearing masks freaked me out. But to be honest, what freaked me out more was an entire school wearing masks.

    Gun violence in the US is not new, school shootings are not new. We don't have solutions (politicians) that will make influential changes. Being in an environment where students were recommended to conceal their identity scared me, so much. There have been gun threats in schools very close to mine. Resource officers notoriously have not played any influential role in stopping events as such/aiding de-escalate the situation. I didn't want to risk getting my parents sick, I didn't want to put myself at risk of gun violence, but I had to choose between a program that could make or break my college acceptance or keeping myself and my family safe.

    Don't get me wrong, I am so happy that we have gone virtual. Although our curriculum will be much more difficult (the highest level high school math online with a teacher who doesn't teach for a kid who is awful at math is,, not gonna be fun), it's doable. I'd rather stay safe and work harder than to risk my family than be slightly less confused and put everyone at risk.

    But then again, it's my senior year. No school dances (no Prom at all for me considering that the one last year was canceled and the one this year will most likely be canceled as well), no football games (but then again, I've never been to one), no seeing friends or stupid senior pranks. I'm going to miss out on one of my favorite classes of all time, my IB Visual Arts class, with my entire friend group. I started (virtually) dating this guy that I've had a crush on since freshman year and I realized that I'm never going to actually see him in person. As a member of friend group that loves hugs, kisses, holding hands, etc., it would've been hard to socially distance to begin with. But I'm going to miss seeing and hugging them so so much.

    College admissions is tough to begin with, but now it's going to be harder. I have one SAT score that isn't great, but acceptable. I was planning on taking the test one or two more times to see if I could happen to get a better score, but that won't happen either. Now I'll have to BS some stuff in my application in order to sound somewhat interesting. My cousin was supposed to get married in December, so we had a whole India study abroad trip planned out for me from Thanksgiving to New Years so I could stay for all the festivities (I've never been to an Indian wedding and I'm Indian-- it sucks). I just wish that I could feel slightly more involved in it all. 

    So here I am. Relieved that I can stay safe, but saddened that I will miss out. My goal through high school was to get the best high school experience that I could-- and I guess that's just not happening.

    This community has always been so wonderful and welcoming, and it's been my distraction since March. I really appreciate you guys, whether its posting looks or seeing your pets and adorable babies, thank you. You've done more good than you know.
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  • soundsprettysoundspretty Senior Member Registered Users 4,462 Posts
    @saintsofheather Your feelings are completely understandable and valid. I took IB courses so I somewhat understand why they weren't offered online, but I also think if any student would be dedicated enough to keep up with their studies online and succeed in doing so, it would be an IB student. I also can't imagine what students go through or how they feel in the current climate with the uptick in gun violence in schools. I started high school shortly after Columbine so everyone was on edge, but we didn't do drills or have a plan for anything, really. We did have to do bomb drills after 9/11, which is weird to think about now considering guns in school is a much greater risk. I remember protests when they installed security cameras my sophomore year because people thought it was overboard and crazy.

    Missing out on senior year activities will be tough, and it's okay to feel sad or selfish for having to miss out. I hope years from now you can look back and be amazed of what you were able to do and accomplish during this time ❤️ You guys are setting the standard of how young adults can live and adapt to real life events. I'm sure your college admissions will be great and just know that you are not alone. 
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  • LisylisLisylis Junior Member Registered Users 634 Posts
    edited July 17
    Sorry to give an unhelpful non-American viewpoint but holy heck I cannot imagine having to deal with the threat of gun violence as a regular part of daily life at school. That's literally insane and I'm sorry you have to deal with that.
  • kokokokonutkokokokonut Community Moderator Moderators 25,321 Posts
    We need one of these emojis, @saintsofheather     I‘m sorry you’re going through this. Try and focus on the peace of mind that you are staying in a safe environment, for both health and safety.  There will be brighter days with parties, and other in person get togethers when we have a vaccine and things.  And the measures taken today to protect your future will pay off.   Make sure you spend quality virtual time with your close friends during this.  It’s way better than isolation.  Your friends are probably feeling as you are.  
    And I agree, you’ll be fine with admissions.   <3


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  • AguadeCocoAguadeCoco Registered Users, Member 773 Posts
    Update on the situation in France: the number of sick people seem to be going up again, so the government has said we'll have to wear masks in every closed public location (banks, malls, administrations, movie theaters, bars and restaurants). Bot not in places which do not receive people!  This is insane! 
    Anyway my dad is finally going to wear his mask (he refused until now, "because it's unconstitutional"), he's doing it without us telling him, so yay!
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  • saintsofheathersaintsofheather Registered Users, Member 132 Posts
    edited July 17
    @soundspretty and @kokokokonut, thank you for your kind words and well... I'm supposed to sit down with teachers today to try to figure out an action plan so hopefully things start sorting themselves out. Hope that everything is alright on your end <3
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  • thesweetonethesweetone Registered Users, Member 903 Posts
    @soundspretty and @kokokokonut, thank you for your kind words and well... I'm supposed to sit down with teachers today to try to figure out an action plan so hopefully things start sorting themselves out. Hope that everything is alright on your end <3
    I'm sure everything will turn out great in the end ❤️ Everyone understands what kind of a situation it is right now so I'm sure that teachers and professors will try to do what they can to help you guys study in such conditions.
    About the guy, why are you so sure you'll never see him in person? Do you guys live very far away from each other? If you maintain the relationship right now I think there might be a possibility to hang out together when the things will finally get better (and they will)! ❤️
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