So, I started my morning with absolute panic, finding out one of my daughter's fully vaccinated dance teachers, who she was literally just in a room with YESTERDAY, has Covid. My daughter has been masked the entire time, thank god, and I hope it was enough. But, I'm freaking out.
Bless her, she has even offered to wear a mask in the house to protect her brother, just in case. We will go get her tested in a few days. Please keep your fingers crossed for us that the mask did it's job. Thankfully, we can lock down the next couple of weeks.
It's so, so fucking frustrating, because her dance studio was like SUPER SAFE and masked, and distanced for most of the time, and then like, it just all went to the wind, and most of the teachers stopped wearing masks once they were vaccinated (except her solo teacher, yay).
But, like, most of those kids (including my fucking kids) are not old enough to qualify for vaccines yet. Like, people need to stop thinking kids are immune, and PROTECT THE FUCKING KIDS. Come on. Like, COME ON. I'm just really upset over the whole thing.
I mean, obviously, get the vaccine, but that doesn't mean it's time to cut loose. It never meant that. It means you hopefully don't die, and you work to cut community spread, but clearly, it's not as fool proof as they tried to make it out to be, with the huge number of cases.
I am just screaming into the universe. This is literally the ONE THING. I don't want to take it away from my daughter. I fucking hate this so much.

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