It’s Rapid and It’s Positive

The Car Guy likes things to be cut and dried. Once the Frog in his Throat became a cough, the logical thing to do, in his mind, was to take a rapid antigen test to see whether he has Covid or not. He ordered a test kit on Amazon – it arrived in two days.

Other than the discomfort of putting a swab up his nose, the test was straight forward and fairly fast. Within 15 minutes, he had his answer. He was positive for Covid.

I didn’t bother taking the test. If I gave the virus to him, I was probably going to test negative because I am over two weeks away from first symptoms. If I didn’t have the virus then I am going to get it from him in short order. Either way, we’ll both test in about a week. If we test negative, we will be ‘good to go’ visit some of our friends who are at higher risk if they were to contract Covid.

Meanwhile in Canada

The big news in Canada is the Truckers Freedom Convoy. (I did two posts about it at my other blog, Counter Current.) Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau, the man who proudly marched with BLM in 2020, did not meet with the truckers when they arrived at their destination in the Nation’s capital. Why? He has reportedly said that the convoy members and their supporters are a “fringe minority” who hold “unacceptable views.” (He also says he has tested positive for Covid but is feeling fine. He has ‘holed up’ at an undisclosed location.)

The foundational cornerstone of liberty is the free exchange of ideas. Without that, we don’t really have liberty. And that means putting up with a lot of things you disagree with.
And here’s the great thing about freedom of expression – someone else gets to try and convince you of how wrong you are. And all the ideas get to compete. And at some point, enough people will provide enough verifiable information, that hard, irrefutable facts will emerge. But as long as nothing is ever challenged, we will never know if those “facts” are irrefutable or not.
Regie Hamm

This is the same Prime Minister that called a Vanity Federal Election (that was midway through his term and cost taxpayers $610 million) during the Fourth Wave of the Pandemic

Getting back to the truckers, they are equally peeved with American President Biden. Trudeau and Biden have, at this very late date in the pandemic, declared cross border truckers now have to be fully immunized. The truckers, who for the past two years have made it possible for the elitist ‘shelter at home’ people to ‘stay safe’, have decided they have had it with mandates that smack of political virtue signalling.

 

17 thoughts on “It’s Rapid and It’s Positive

  1. Sorry to hear about the positive test, but not really surprised. In the end, I think we’ll all get it (although some probably won’t show symptoms). Let’s hope we can just move on! Take care of yourselves!

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    1. The Car Guy was happy to know he has it because now he doesn’t have to wonder when he is going to get it… As for the people we were going to visit but make sure we tested negative first – they just tested positive.

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  2. Hi guys, been there done it. We both had covid in the fall, Will had both vaccines and flu shot and still got it. It takes a while to get over the fatigue, but we old folks survived. Best to you both.

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    1. As we know now, especially with Omicron, the vaccine is pretty good at keeping you from being seriously ill, but certainly doesn’t stop you from getting the virus!

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  3. We Americans are keeping an eye on your impressive convoy. Rumor has it we’re putting our own together to make an appearance at the Super Bowl (which always draws the highest television ratings in this country). Also, not sure where you dig up your images but every one of them is LOL.

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    1. I’ve also read there might be an American Convoy. Could be a whopper!
      I laughed so hard when I saw the Trudeau-ground hog meme on Facebook!

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    1. I would imagine most ‘leaders’ are unpopular now. It wouldn’t matter how they managed the pandemic, some segment of the population won’t like what was done. We are at the crossroads of whether we accept the virus is endemic or whether we want to continue pretending we will defeat it. It is going to be messy…

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  4. Outstanding post, Margy! I love it, and agree with all of it. Every time I hear “Canadian truckers,” I jump up and cheer!!– what a morale boost they’re giving us here in the States, everyone who despises mandates and the endless holier-than-thou virtue signaling by pols and the media.

    Hope you and the Car Guy are feeling better, and thanks a heap for all the laughs and inspiration!! (Hadn’t seen Trudeau and the groundhog– my stomach hurts from laughing!!) 👍💪😂

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    1. Trudeau and the groundhog was brilliant! I’m always so impressed by the ‘average joe/josephine’ who thinks these things up and then freely turns them lose to share with one and all.

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  5. Trudeau brought the whole thing on himself with the stupid rule about truckers. HE IS SUCH AN IDIOT!! I CAN’T STAND THE MAN. I hope the Car Guy is soon feeling 100% and that you stay clear of it if you haven’t had it already.

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    1. I’ve done 3 posts now on the Truckers (https://countercurrentca.wordpress.com/tag/truckers/) Yes, Trudeau is not handling this, or the pandemic in general, with the knowledge and skill that Canadians need from the government some of them elected.
      The Car Guy and I both have mild residual symptoms. I think since he tested positive, we have both now had it. There is some comfort in now having the immunity of both the vaccine and having the virus!

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    1. Yes, it seems likely that everyone will get it eventually, unless they remain sheltered and fairly isolated. Some people will choose to do that – most probably won’t.

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