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Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:23 PM

Supposedly these vaccines were being produced for months and months.

during the trials. If we only have 30 million doses after all of these months it will be a very long time before the vaccine is going to do any good for the country. I am elated that healthcare workers will get it, but it is more and more dangerous for the rest of us. I am forced into an office with at least 20 other people everyday. Anyone here gets infected we are all going to get it from breathing the air even if we are not near the infected person.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:30 PM

1. Manufacture of any drug is pennies. They always start way ahead of release

If the trials donít work out they arenít out much.

Maybe you could petition to receive the vaccine sooner due to risk

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:33 PM

4. My husband needs it before me. It's sad that we have to risk ourselves and families because people

will not allow individuals who can absolutely work from home to do so.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:32 PM

2. Do you expect not to have to wear a mask and socially distance as much as possible?

Even when we start getting vaccines into the general public--sometime next year, these measures are still going to be necessary for some time to come.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:35 PM

6. Absolutely. Not sure when I will feel comfortable without masking. I am masked and do not feel

comfortable at work, ever.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:42 PM

7. Good. IF your workplace won't distance staff working in person, then perhaps

consider purchasing a HEPA filtration unit (some are quite small) that you can use on your desk/cubicle/office to increase some ventilation. Yeah, THEY should purchase, but in reality, no one seems to worry about our safety but ourselves (and I say that as a HCW). OSHA has been totally inactivated during COVID.

I personally am sensitive to all the alcohol-based hand sanitizers and chemical disinfectants so I invested in a UV-C box to disinfect my masks and cell phone and a UV-C wand to use on keyboards and surfaces. And, while I still use sanitizers and chemical disinfectants, I try to preserve my hands with soap and water wash instead as much as possible.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:57 PM

10. I am definitely looking into it: our governor just issued a stay a home order but we will see if

We are allowed to work remotely or not.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:32 PM

3. I hope y'all have good ventilation in there and

y'all are able to be distant enough from each other! If not, you need to be working from home or outside or some other option. Whatever you're doing is not worth dying for. It's situations like this that are the reason McConnell is holding out for a law protecting businesses from lawsuits. If employers are making people work in unsafe conditions, they should be sued.
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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:34 PM

5. No we sure do not. The building is OLD. It's particularly upsetting because we can absolutely work

from home.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:47 PM

8. So there is no state mandate that employers should have workers work from home if possible?

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Response to Klaralven (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:59 PM

11. I work for a school district, we are supposedly essential workers.

I am not a teacher. I can do all my work from home easily. The governor issued a stay at home order so we will see.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 3, 2020, 04:47 PM

9. I don't know if it would do any good to go to

your health department, but I would give it a try. I don't know the relationship you have with your co-workers, but the more of you who speak up about it, the better. Try something. If they fire you for it, I don't think they could deny you unemployment, or you might even be able to sue them. Seek legal advice.
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