Re: The CDC’s new mask guidance

So the CDC announced its new mask guidance yesterday and it’s not good, people. In case you’ve been (wisely) living under a rock for the last 24 hours, here’s the news:

People who are fully vaccinated (two weeks after your second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks after one shot of the J&J vaccine) can stop wearing a mask or physically distancing outdoors or indoors, unless otherwise directed by “federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance”. You also don’t need to test before or after traveling or self-quarantine after traveling, or quarantine after a COVID-19 exposure unless you’re showing symptoms.

People who are not fully vaccinated or who can’t be vaccinated should continue to mask, physically distance, and etc.

Except, um. How are we supposed to tell who’s been fully vaccinated and who hasn’t? Apparently we’re on the honor system here. And I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we’re dealing with a sizable segment of the population who are fully willing and able to abuse the honor system by flat lying about their vaccination status.

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We’re getting a Venture Bros movie!

đź”— Gizmodo: Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse, and The Venture Bros. Are All Getting New Movies

Some of your favorite weird, unforgettable animated shows are coming back in a major way. Adult Swim just announced it’s producing feature length films based on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Metalocalypse and The Venture Bros.

I’m so tickled to hear this. I was super bummed when it was canceled.

Venom 2 Trailer!

We got a trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage! I’m looking forward to this. The first one was A) Way better than I thought it was going to be, while also being kinda terrible, and B) Way better than it had any business being in the first place, considering how bad it was.

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I got my second dose of the Moderna vaccine on Wednesday, so here’s looking forward to May 19, my Immunity Day. W00t!

I do advise trying to take the day after off, though. I thought I was cool yesterday, but the side effects hit me like a freight train yesterday afternoon and I was out of commission for the rest of the day. Feeling all right this morning, though.

At any rate, I will happily deal with feeling like garbage for a day if it means I don’t die of COVID, so get your shots, people.

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On Not ‘Quitting Lockdown’

The Atlantic has this dumb fucking article this morning:

🔗 The Atlantic: The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown

Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind.

And just, jesus, this shit is exhausting. The pandemic is still surging. Variants are rampant. People won’t vaccinate and are still bitching about masks. And here’s these asshole journalists all like “But the liberals are still being cautious, why?”

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