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(Politico)   Oh nothing; just some demographic projections on how many more Republicans than Democrats are expected to die of Coronavirus between now and Election Day in swing states   (politico.com) divider line
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2020-04-24 9:22:04 AM  
Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.
 
2020-04-24 9:22:24 AM  
Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?
 
2020-04-24 9:40:30 AM  

EvilEgg: Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?


The only thing that gives me a little pause about these projections is that, at least so far, there seem to be major racial disparities in who lives and who dies, and I'm not sure the projections in this article account for that. Otherwise, yep: I'm all for letting the death cult do its thing and solve the problem that is itself.
 
2020-04-24 9:41:24 AM  
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2020-04-24 9:47:44 AM  
William Galston, a Brookings Institution scholar on governance, said the effects are large enough only to affect outcomes in states that are very narrowly divided. But he concluded the study made sense.


So... just the electorally important ones, then?
 
2020-04-24 9:48:00 AM  
The Monkey Paw Trump used in 2011 is really starting to kick in.
 
2020-04-24 9:49:07 AM  

Aetre: EvilEgg: Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?

The only thing that gives me a little pause about these projections is that, at least so far, there seem to be major racial disparities in who lives and who dies, and I'm not sure the projections in this article account for that. Otherwise, yep: I'm all for letting the death cult do its thing and solve the problem that is itself.


That is an issue.  Black people seem to be dying in much greater numbers, they tend to be poorer and live in higher density housing.

Maybe the bleach shooters will balance the disparity.
 
2020-04-24 9:49:39 AM  

Aetre: EvilEgg: Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?

The only thing that gives me a little pause about these projections is that, at least so far, there seem to be major racial disparities in who lives and who dies, and I'm not sure the projections in this article account for that. Otherwise, yep: I'm all for letting the death cult do its thing and solve the problem that is itself.


I believe all the study took into account was age
 
2020-04-24 9:59:41 AM  
Womp womp
 
2020-04-24 10:02:15 AM  
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Dying needlessly of corona virus and strangling a dog to own the libs.
 
2020-04-24 10:22:04 AM  
*looks at pic*

Neck tats and a Therapy Dog.
Yeah, I'm sure the reason you have a hard time getting ahead in the world is because of Liberals.

My god, all these people look like farking morans.
 
2020-04-24 10:24:36 AM  

vudukungfu: Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.


I mean......you COULD have had a circa 1965 Barbra Eden.....

/ I guess that you have to live with that knowledge now
 
2020-04-24 10:24:46 AM  
And most of them because they didn't like that someone told them to do something that experts suggested, activating the "Yer not tellin' ME whut ta do!" and "No eggheaded lib-brained SCIENtist is gunna make like they's smarter'un ME!" regions of the conservative brain. If only we could have found a way to tell them sheltering at home would harm brown people they would have listened.

Oh well.
 
2020-04-24 10:25:15 AM  

Farkonaut: *looks at pic*

Neck tats and a Therapy Dog.
Yeah, I'm sure the reason you have a hard time getting ahead in the world is because of Liberals.

My god, all these people look like farking morans.


And the farking "Fighting Irish" Mascot no less..

a farking real winner right there folks.
 
2020-04-24 10:25:38 AM  
I mean, this is not nice. His victims don't deserve this. Well, maybe some of them do. But he definitely does.
 
2020-04-24 10:26:53 AM  
I feel bad for the Democrats who will also die, though in lower numbers.
 
2020-04-24 10:27:14 AM  
And what the actual fark could old lady in white possibly be crying about?

Like farking seriously?  Donald farking Trump? You're so farking caught up in what you think this guy is that you're farking crying at the thought of it?!

Are you really that farking basic?

It's not the farking Beatles at Shea stadium you dried out coont. You're not 12, holy shiat.

These people are farking brainwashed.
 
2020-04-24 10:27:36 AM  
As pandemics go, nature lobbed us a softball. This could have been movie-of-the-week bad, but instead it's only after-school-special bad.
 
2020-04-24 10:27:52 AM  

vudukungfu: Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.


Freepers
 
2020-04-24 10:29:04 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: The Monkey Paw Trump used in 2011 is really starting to kick in.


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2020-04-24 10:29:55 AM  
With no mention of either race nor wealth disparities, this article is BS.

My guess is that far more democratic voters are dying, but I don't have any real data either.
 
2020-04-24 10:30:25 AM  

vudukungfu: Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.


They do it every day. Unfortunately the threshold is higher than you'd like.
 
2020-04-24 10:30:58 AM  

wrs1864: With no mention of either race nor wealth disparities, this article is BS.

My guess is that far more democratic voters are dying, but I don't have any real data either.


Agreed. The urbanization (population density) plays a huge factor as well.
 
2020-04-24 10:31:42 AM  
Grab 'em by the casket handle.
 
2020-04-24 10:32:21 AM  
Comorbidity matter, but there's also the matter of risk.  There are some people who take this risk seriously and some who don't, and the ones who don't are more likely to get infected first thus bringing us all to herd immunity and thereby protecting the ones who did take it seriously.

Somewhat ironically (or not ironically at all if you understand what this term means) the people who yammer about "personal responsibility" are the ones who are not taking this risk seriously.
 
2020-04-24 10:32:33 AM  

AdmirableSnackbar: [static.politico.com image 850x566]

Dying needlessly of corona virus and strangling a dog to own the libs.


We. Are. All. This. Dog.

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2020-04-24 10:33:41 AM  
I think the premise of the study is at a minimum poorly timed. But since they started it, I'll play along

3000 deaths in the state of Michigan so far.

31% of those deaths are Caucasian people (33% african American).

They may want to rethink their conclusion
 
2020-04-24 10:35:13 AM  
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2020-04-24 10:35:48 AM  

169th Cousin: [Fark user image 425x318]


There needs to be a running Goofus and Gallant style meme along the lines of...


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Uncle Joe protects his eyes from the sun.



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Uncle Don stares directly at the sun.



Don't Be like Don.

 
2020-04-24 10:36:02 AM  
At which point Trump claims a Nov election would be unfair because more of his supporters have died, and demands more must be done to suppress Dem votes to compensate.
 
2020-04-24 10:37:44 AM  

iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.

I mean......you COULD have had a circa 1965 Barbra Eden.....

/ I guess that you have to live with that knowledge now


Can I get a 1961 Elizabeth Montgomery instead?
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2020-04-24 10:38:25 AM  

emersonbiggins: AdmirableSnackbar: [static.politico.com image 850x566]

Dying needlessly of corona virus and strangling a dog to own the libs.

We. Are. All. This. Dog.

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"You WILL watch Trump speak, Rex. And you will listen."

/seriously, though. Poor dog
 
2020-04-24 10:38:28 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: At which point Trump claims a Nov election would be unfair because more of his supporters have died, and demands more must be done to suppress Dem votes to compensate.


Trump controls absolutely nothing about how the presidential election is conducted. And if an election isn't held he stops being president on January 20.
 
2020-04-24 10:40:45 AM  

Mahatma Gandalf: At which point Trump claims a Nov election would be unfair because more of his supporters have died, and demands more must be done to suppress Dem votes to compensate.


And no one cares what a re-publican says any more.  They've had their run.  time for them to go away.
 
2020-04-24 10:41:06 AM  

Farkonaut: And what the actual fark could old lady in white possibly be crying about?


My guess: "Finally, it's okay to openly racist again".
 
2020-04-24 10:41:44 AM  

wrs1864: With no mention of either race nor wealth disparities, this article is BS.

My guess is that far more democratic voters are dying, but I don't have any real data either.


The article is just citing research done by "academic researchers."

I'm guessing they aren't as smart as they think they are
 
2020-04-24 10:44:11 AM  

GrizzlyPouch: wrs1864: With no mention of either race nor wealth disparities, this article is BS.

My guess is that far more democratic voters are dying, but I don't have any real data either.

The article is just citing research done by "academic researchers."

I'm guessing they aren't as smart as they think they are


My irony meter just exploded.
 
2020-04-24 10:45:27 AM  
Fark your feelings.
 
2020-04-24 10:45:41 AM  

Aetre: EvilEgg: Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?

The only thing that gives me a little pause about these projections is that, at least so far, there seem to be major racial disparities in who lives and who dies, and I'm not sure the projections in this article account for that. Otherwise, yep: I'm all for letting the death cult do its thing and solve the problem that is itself.


am I the only one cynical enough to think that Kemp's move to reopen in Georgia is an attempt to sway the demographics of the dead?   what places are you specifically opening governor?   barber shops, hair salons, tattoo shops... hmmmm  because those businesses don't involve close contact?  no.
 
2020-04-24 10:46:03 AM  
That could easily be wrong, too many Dem seniors might die.
 
2020-04-24 10:46:51 AM  
Also, Difficulty:  the electoral college.
 
2020-04-24 10:46:56 AM  

Ginnungagap42: iheartscotch: vudukungfu: Genie gave me one wish.
I wished people could die of stupidity.

I mean......you COULD have had a circa 1965 Barbra Eden.....

/ I guess that you have to live with that knowledge now

Can I get a 1961 Elizabeth Montgomery instead?
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That's a pretty sad bush she's got between her legs.
 
2020-04-24 10:47:27 AM  

169th Cousin: [Fark user image 425x318]


This is STILL my favorite single favorite FARK post ever:
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2020-04-24 10:50:26 AM  

Aetre: EvilEgg: Trump voters tend to have a higher percentage of all the co-morbidity factors.

Older, heavier, and smokers, so this may be the shot of Lysol the country needs to clean out the MAGA infection.  What have we got to lose?

The only thing that gives me a little pause about these projections is that, at least so far, there seem to be major racial disparities in who lives and who dies, and I'm not sure the projections in this article account for that. Otherwise, yep: I'm all for letting the death cult do its thing and solve the problem that is itself.


Race hasn't slowed the death rate in Europe. The discrepancy here is likely due to access to healthcare/ppe, socioeconomic status, and maybe a fluke of dispersion.
 
2020-04-24 10:51:18 AM  

ElwoodCuse: Mahatma Gandalf: At which point Trump claims a Nov election would be unfair because more of his supporters have died, and demands more must be done to suppress Dem votes to compensate.

Trump controls absolutely nothing about how the presidential election is conducted. And if an election isn't held he stops being president on January 20.


Lots of shoulds comin' off that plan...

/they havent panned out for the past few
 
2020-04-24 10:51:42 AM  

wrs1864: With no mention of either race nor wealth disparities, this article is BS.

My guess is that far more democratic voters are dying, but I don't have any real data either.



I'm a radical.  I hope nobody dies, and hoping that certain people who vote for a certain party die in greater numbers sounds ghoulish and disgusting and precisely what the absolute worst people on that other side already say.  I'd say the fact that WAY more black and brown people die is a travesty and it's definitely got to be fixed.
 
2020-04-24 10:53:11 AM  

Psylence: ElwoodCuse: Mahatma Gandalf: At which point Trump claims a Nov election would be unfair because more of his supporters have died, and demands more must be done to suppress Dem votes to compensate.

Trump controls absolutely nothing about how the presidential election is conducted. And if an election isn't held he stops being president on January 20.

Lots of shoulds comin' off that plan...

/they havent panned out for the past few


No there really aren't. Congress sets the date of the presidential election and the end of the terms of Congress and the President. And individual states hold elections. Republican governors and legislatures can do whatever shiat they want, but not Trump.
 
2020-04-24 10:53:27 AM  
Oops I'm not saying you did that in your post.
 
2020-04-24 10:55:50 AM  
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2020-04-24 10:55:56 AM  
The case fatality rate for people under 60 is less than 1%.

The case fatality rate for people over 60 is closer to 10%.

The math is pretty dead simple. MOST of the numbers you see when you're looking at deaths from Coronavirus are older people. This thing basically takes years of actuarial tables and rolls them up into a couple months.

And you know what? That's f*cking fine with me. These old f*cks voting for Trump are f*cking up the world I and my children are going to be living in, they get to exit soon. So they may as well exit now.
 
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