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(CNN)   This Memorial Day America will raise its new flag: A white flag but with a Covid-19 infected American flag on it. All states will be at least partially reopened despite Covid-19 increasing in 19 of them   (edition.cnn.com) divider line
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2020-05-19 5:27:31 PM  
17 votes:
According to the numbers I've been keeping, we go over 100,000 deaths this weekend.
 
2020-05-19 6:30:42 PM  
13 votes:
A white flag but with a Covid-19 infected American flag on it.

I honestly can't make sense of this sentence.
 
2020-05-19 10:04:25 PM  
11 votes:
I'll be remembering how the right wing held plague spreading rallies to kill as many Americans as possible. We're about to crack 2 Vietnam war's worth in the span of a few months, good job plague rats.
 
2020-05-19 10:00:08 PM  
11 votes:
I understand the economy can't be shut down indefinitely. But this is no longer a health issue. Too many dumb as fark 'Mercans think the worst is over, and will be reckless. 200,000 dead by September, and then the second wave, and flu season, and we're screwed.
 
2020-05-19 10:11:57 PM  
8 votes:
Restaurants and malls open up for inside dining and in store shopping this Friday here.
What could possibly go wrong?
I'm sure everyone will behave.
I think I'll let other people dip a toe in the tainted water first.
 
2020-05-19 9:56:56 PM  
6 votes:

Nadie_AZ: According to the numbers I've been keeping, we go over 100,000 deaths this weekend.


I know an otherwise sane individual who claims that Covid deaths are getting over-reported because hospitals get more money from the government to treat Covid.

/ I asked him if he thought that Donny's advisors and industry observers were failing him in this case; as it is their job to keep that shiat from happening and it makes Donny look bad.

// he hadn't considered the problem from that perspective
 
2020-05-20 12:41:21 AM  
5 votes:

FarkBucket18: Hey Nurse!: It is a virus. It does not care who you vote for. It does not care what day it is. It does not care what state, county, city, or municipality you live in. It does not care what color you are. It is going to keep spreading because morons don't understand it is a virus, not a political machination, and it simply doesn't give a fark about anything except multiplying.

Yup. Which is why everyone is going to get it sooner or later. You can hide in your basement as much as you can, but at some point, there will be a transmission vector and you will get it.

Flattening the curve was never about keeping people from getting it; it was to slow the transmission to a reasonable level for our limited healthcare capacity.

What we need to do is keep the weak and elderly contained and quarantined and allow the remainder of the world to get back to work.

If you're going to catch it, you're going to catch it. Might as well prepare yourself for that eventuality and deal with the psychological aspect today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


Yes, because no elderly or weak people work, and no one works with elderly or weak people. Also, people live in multi-generational homes, as well as with individuals who are immune compromised, have comorbidities, or are otherwise vulnerable

Isolating entire vulnerable populations isn't easy, certainly not as easy as "everyone else go back to work."

Shutting down was supposed to flatten the curve, allow us to ramp up production of safety equipment, come up with test/trace/isolate framework and capabilities, and learn more about the virus and possibly find therapeutics.

We have done very little of everything after "flatten the curve."
 
2020-05-20 12:24:06 AM  
5 votes:

FarkBucket18: Hey Nurse!: It is a virus. It does not care who you vote for. It does not care what day it is. It does not care what state, county, city, or municipality you live in. It does not care what color you are. It is going to keep spreading because morons don't understand it is a virus, not a political machination, and it simply doesn't give a fark about anything except multiplying.

Yup. Which is why everyone is going to get it sooner or later. You can hide in your basement as much as you can, but at some point, there will be a transmission vector and you will get it.

Flattening the curve was never about keeping people from getting it; it was to slow the transmission to a reasonable level for our limited healthcare capacity.

What we need to do is keep the weak and elderly contained and quarantined and allow the remainder of the world to get back to work.

If you're going to catch it, you're going to catch it. Might as well prepare yourself for that eventuality and deal with the psychological aspect today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


its not mandatory you catch it. I've spent 3 to 4, 12 hour shifts a week on an ICU-CVD unit since March. Mask, gloves, sanitizer, hand washing, proper ppe, etc - it can be done. But that's in a controlled environment and i don't have 4 out of 10 of my patients screaming it's a hoax and refusing to obey the rules
 
2020-05-19 10:50:20 PM  
4 votes:
I think we are about to see some bad shiat go down in Brazil. The piece I just watched is not painting a pretty picture. Hospitals have less than 2 weeks supplies and beds are near full. As it tears through the favelas rioting is likely to start on a massive scale in a confined area.
This is a hot climate that is not slowing COVID-19 in the slightest
All while the Brazilian government has less of a plan than America
 
2020-05-19 10:09:01 PM  
4 votes:

Nadie_AZ: According to the numbers I've been keeping, we go over 100,000 deaths this weekend.


Its already over that.

Meanwhile in Brazil today they had 16 000+ cases, which would be like 25 000 in the US.

Brazil is what happens when a fascist bastard runs the country and theres no governors to stop his insanity.
 
2020-05-19 9:53:03 PM  
4 votes:
The mayor from Jaws would be proud.
 
2020-05-19 10:11:36 PM  
3 votes:
We're curving the flat.
 
2020-05-19 10:03:06 PM  
3 votes:
We shall see what we shall see. In the end, you can't explain dead bodies away.
People are dumb, but they can count.
 
2020-05-20 2:48:10 AM  
2 votes:

FarkBucket18: Hey Nurse!: It is a virus. It does not care who you vote for. It does not care what day it is. It does not care what state, county, city, or municipality you live in. It does not care what color you are. It is going to keep spreading because morons don't understand it is a virus, not a political machination, and it simply doesn't give a fark about anything except multiplying.

Yup. Which is why everyone is going to get it sooner or later. You can hide in your basement as much as you can, but at some point, there will be a transmission vector and you will get it.

Flattening the curve was never about keeping people from getting it; it was to slow the transmission to a reasonable level for our limited healthcare capacity.

What we need to do is keep the weak and elderly contained and quarantined and allow the remainder of the world to get back to work.

If you're going to catch it, you're going to catch it. Might as well prepare yourself for that eventuality and deal with the psychological aspect today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


I think we all understand why we wanted to flatten the curve, but not why we've apparently decided not to try and keep it flat.
 
2020-05-19 11:39:32 PM  
2 votes:
It is a virus. It does not care who you vote for. It does not care what day it is. It does not care what state, county, city, or municipality you live in. It does not care what color you are. It is going to keep spreading because morons don't understand it is a virus, not a political machination, and it simply doesn't give a fark about anything except multiplying.
 
2020-05-19 10:55:22 PM  
2 votes:

a far candle: Restaurants and malls open up for inside dining and in store shopping this Friday here.
What could possibly go wrong?
I'm sure everyone will behave.
I think I'll let other people dip a toe in the tainted water first.


"In chess the pawns go first"
I am with you in this. My work isn't considering reopening for a few more weeks at least. Will be interesting to see what happens in that time.

/ Not hopeful.
// Not looking forward to the ' told you so' for my redcap family.
//- Third slashy caught covid.
 
2020-05-19 10:47:06 PM  
2 votes:

palelizard: hoohoodilly: I understand the economy can't be shut down indefinitely. But this is no longer a health issue. Too many dumb as fark 'Mercans think the worst is over, and will be reckless. 200,000 dead by September, and then the second wave, and flu season, and we're screwed.

Don't forget hurricane season in the southeast. I don't recollect this year's forecast, but feel free to imagine a cat 5 making landfall anywhere near a major city while undergoing any outbreak. You'll have both evacuee diaspora across the country and folks who stay and requires hospitalization. Anyone know if COVID-19 can spread through water? A couple of nursing homes lose power and flood or some bodies start rotting...


Coronaviruses are not stable in water, per an article I read recently about swimming at the beach (NYTimes?)
 
2020-05-19 10:21:56 PM  
2 votes:

Nadie_AZ: According to the numbers I've been keeping, we go over 100,000 deaths this weekend.


And that's just the numbers they feed us.
 
2020-05-19 10:14:13 PM  
2 votes:

Iworkformsn: Are the increasing states red states?


I can't find the list in the article

The NY Times does their own analysis and has eight states increasing. I'm not sure how they deterimine this, and the states in that group seems very sensitive to daily fluctuations from my observations. Still, they are an interesting "grab bag" perhaps reflecting the somewhat random nature of how diseases spread.


Texas, North Carolina, Minnesota, Arizona, Alabama, Delaware, Arkansas, North Dakota, Maine, and Wyoming.
 
2020-05-19 10:04:18 PM  
2 votes:
Are the increasing states red states?
 
2020-05-20 12:04:54 AM  
1 vote:
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2020-05-19 11:15:26 PM  
1 vote:
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2020-05-19 10:28:55 PM  
1 vote:
I bet we'll be over 200 000 dead by mid-june, officially in august or september.

We need some real excess deaths numbers, I bet we'll see we're already over 150 000.

In Europe they are at 160 000+ deaths with about the same population and europeans arent as dumb as Muricans.
 
2020-05-19 10:13:13 PM  
1 vote:

hoohoodilly: I understand the economy can't be shut down indefinitely. But this is no longer a health issue. Too many dumb as fark 'Mercans think the worst is over, and will be reckless. 200,000 dead by September, and then the second wave, and flu season, and we're screwed.


Don't forget hurricane season in the southeast. I don't recollect this year's forecast, but feel free to imagine a cat 5 making landfall anywhere near a major city while undergoing any outbreak. You'll have both evacuee diaspora across the country and folks who stay and requires hospitalization. Anyone know if COVID-19 can spread through water? A couple of nursing homes lose power and flood or some bodies start rotting...
 
2020-05-19 10:03:51 PM  
1 vote:
Man, Democracy is just killing it here.
 
2020-05-19 9:57:30 PM  
1 vote:
Submitter's brain surrenders.
 
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