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Anybody concerned about the new Mu variant (in spite of being double vaxxed)? :(

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Anne Mills

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How is everyone feeling about this? I’m just feeling so much more frightened than my friends seemingly.
PLEASE don’t share any triggering scary stories/incidents - I’m just looking for “peers in fear” to comfort each other. Thx
 

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I've personally found no need to worry incessantly about COVID in general. The Mu variant, they say, appears to be less transmissible than Delta, and cases of Mu have apparently declined in the U.S.

I've certainly found myself "worried" about getting COVID. I don't *want* it and I take preventive measures to avoid getting it. But if I do, I do. Can't change it.
 

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Fair enough. I also worry for my higher risk loved ones, so I completely understand that. But yeah, as far as Mu goes it sounds like (right now) it's not a major concern. I know I'm so ready for all this crap to be done, I need "normal" back. I didn't even have much of a life outside the home before, but it was still nice being able to go places and it not feel otherworldly.
 

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How many new variants will we have by the time this is over? Honestly one variant does not worry me as much as another variant. What I see out there are people doing stupid things. These are the people coming down with Covid. People still throwing big parties. Meeting in very large gatherings. Were most of us can use basic common sense, these people don't seem to have any common sense at all. They simply want to go on living as if nothing bad is happening at all. There is no changing their minds about anything. They will keep doing the same things.

At best just use common sense. Do what you know is the right thing to do. Dare I say, stay away from idiots.
 

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How many new variants will we have by the time this is over? Honestly one variant does not worry me as much as another variant. What I see out there are people doing stupid things. These are the people coming down with Covid. People still throwing big parties. Meeting in very large gatherings. Were most of us can use basic common sense, these people don't seem to have any common sense at all. They simply want to go on living as if nothing bad is happening at all. There is no changing their minds about anything. They will keep doing the same things.

At best just use common sense. Do what you know is the right thing to do. Dare I say, stay away from idiots.
Hi There. Yes, I agree completely. Common sense is not common any more. I see things in the UK that I never thought possible in a pandemic. Large gatherings allowed now with football matches and rave ups. What do they think they are doing? It's obvious to anyone that the pandemic is far from over, in fact in the UK cases are increasing. Talk about Lemmings rushing over the cliff!! Staying away from idiots is not easy when we have to go out. I still wear a mask although few do now.
How is everyone feeling about this? I’m just feeling so much more frightened than my friends seemingly.
PLEASE don’t share any triggering scary stories/incidents - I’m just looking for “peers in fear” to comfort each other. Thx
If you take normal precautions and don't act as if things are normal, which they are not, then there is no reason to be upset by it all. Anxiety sufferers do not need this, but we have it and must make the most of our lives in spite of it. The mental repercussions have yet to be felt. Being in 'lockdown' for so long is not heathy for humans. In general we are a gregarious race, and need contact with each other. 'No man is an island' as John Dunn said, and it's true.
 
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Always a little worried, but trying to get on with things. Vaccines at least seem somewhat effective against the new strains.
 

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Not ashamed to admit and I have posted about here a number of times…I am unvaccinated by choice. I don’t go out much (work from home) and when I do…I avoid people anyway because I have always been anxious about crowds. I’m not sure one way or the other about this new variant because lets just say, I have a lot of questions and frankly, doubts about some of the info out there and I will leave it at that.
 

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I have had both jabs, (shots), but that's my choice. I respect the choice of those who do not want vaccines. There may be moral or religious grounds for this. For me, it's a good example of how modern medicine can rise to the occasion when it has to. I do understand about the pharmaceutical companies making millions out of it, but they have put in so much time and effort into making vaccines, and a lot of it was not money orientated! I am not surprised that you have doubts. We get so many different theories from so called experts it's all very confusing. You have to be guided by your own instincts.
 

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I definitely worry about the different variants. My children's school isn't even masking!! They have had to quarantine 526 students due to covid or close contacts yet still refuse to mask or offer virtual instruction. I am ready to put my kids in a bubble!
 

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Nope, not particularly. But then we have not heard much about Mu over here.

But it seems every other month we have a new variant that is going to kill us all, vaccines dont work against them (least how the UK news makes it out to be). First it was the South African variant, then Delta. And then it turns out that the vaccines still work, they still provide protection against hospitalization and death.

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