PDX: way to possibly access COVID-19 vaccine 

Passing this along from a local street medic group: signing up as a Red Cross volunteer allows you to get on their waitlist for the vaccine. I know of people who’ve registered and put themselves on the waitlist last week and got notified this week that spots became available. So this isn’t a guarantee, more of a wait and see.

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

Someone made the nurses at one of the Covid-heavy hospitals custom stickers. This is the kind of thing that if they put it in a movie I’d be like “that seems a bit much”

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

I got my first dose of the vaccine on 12/31 (it knocked me on my ass, it was like Baby Covid).

PPE shortages continue and it’s starting to take a toll on everyone at work, as seen in the tone of the bathroom graffiti.

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Cat ec 

While attempting to prepare the recycling, I discovered a rare Wild Oliver

Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

Haven’t updated in a while because I at long last got Covid. (I’m fine now.)

This gas station keeps their bathroom keys in a bucket of food grade sanitizer and fishes them out with tongs. I asked if they were going to keep using it after the pandemic. “Everyone asks that, and I’ve asked the boss if we can. I like it.”

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic - wildfire edition 

Also, the kN95 masks have extremely aggressive elastic loops, and after about 60 seconds your ears start to hurt. The “solution” is to rip the ear loops off a surgical mask and staple them to your kN95.

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I did it, I finally found another example in the wild of the soap dispenser that prompted this thread in the first place!

I have MANY questions. The branding. The “flavor” (??) choice. Even the color tbh. I can’t show you in a photo but it smells almost exactly like that raspberry body mist B&BW sells that all my friends who stripped in college used because they said it made men tip more.

This is a lot for a hand soap.

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

This shit is getting weirdly normal (at a Starbucks, obvs)

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I have nothing of substance to say today, here is a photo of our cat who sleeps like a dog instead.

The less common push-dispense kind (this one is called Endure...bleak)

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Being an EMT in a Pandemic 

I promise to never make fun of videogame graffiti ever again. (Well...I will continue to mock its placement on buildings since it’s so rarely at arm-level, but the superliminal messages...I was wrong to doubt.)

Also the billboard looks like a compressed jpeg file because it’s digital 🤷‍♂️

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You know it’s a fancy place when their soap dispenser is ~branded

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Update on this critical situaton: Sushi is still at the shelter, still unbearably small and soft and precious.

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THERE IS A KITTEN AT THE SHELTER, I REPEAT
KITTEN
AT
SHELTER

Everyone, meet Sushi.

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Selfie no ec 

My hair looks incredible fresh out of bed today, it never does this on its own

Continuing to be impressed by the game’s willingness to let the player be a tiny yellow dot in a huge developed world

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