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When will I get the Covid-19 vaccine?

I’m not an antivaxxer and I’m sick of being shut up in my house.

I want to do brunch.

I want a normal life.

So if a vaccine becomes available, will I get it?

YES!

Just as soon as it is approved by the Biden administration FDA.

Mask up, people!

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Ever wonder why it seems like Trump never says anything new?

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2000 students are quarantined since schools reopened:

(CNN)For many US schools welcoming students back, a return to in-person learning was abruptly halted after new Covid-19 cases.

More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff members across five states have been quarantined after at least 230 positive coronavirus cases were reported.

You may be asking, what five states are they referring to? Thanks for asking:

“It doesn’t sound like this was a successful reopening,” former Georgia teacher Miranda Wicker told CNN’s Don Lemon Wednesday night. Wicker has been speaking with teachers in the district who say they’ve asked for safety precautions such as mask requirements, but the district has yet to enforce a mandate. It is up to individual schools to do so.

And in nearby Gwinnett County, the state’s largest school district had to quarantine staff before their doors even opened. At least 263 employees are in quarantine after 28 confirmed cases as of August 5. School began virtually in Gwinnett County on Wednesday.

It’s a scene that has played out in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana, with school districts there also enforcing quarantines. And it’s left many teachers reluctant to return to the classroom.

Wait, what do Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana all have in common? Let me think, let me think. Wait, wait, don’t tell me.

Well, that’ll learn’em. (Probably not)

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This is how I picture the current Republican Party. A few people left early. The rest thought about leaving but stayed anyway. The rest? Nastis, go into your dance!:

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  1. More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff members across five states have been quarantined

    This number seems low to me. In the normal (at least in the places I have lived) school district you have high school, middle school, and grammer school. I would imagine that it is not unusual to have your children in at least 2 of these at any time, and I am sure there are many families with a child in all three. What is done with the child of a sibling who has been quarantined due to a class mate being diagnosed with the virus. Seems to me that sibling should be quarantined, and I am quite certain that those who want to err on the side of caution would likely say the sibling’s entire class should be quarantined (I admit I know nothing about this, but to me it is logical).

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