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(CNBC)   Dear America, I'm a billionaire who has lost $7.6B because of Covid-19. For my sake, can you please get outside and die a bit so we can have herd immunity and I can get my money back? Love, Your Friend   (cnbc.com) divider line
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3916 clicks; posted to Politics » on 20 May 2020 at 3:17 PM (5 days ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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5 days ago  
I propose everyone who has over a billion dollars all attend one of these coronavirus infection parties, until all of them have developed this herd immunity.

You're the leaders of the free world, right? Go for it. All of you. That would be a good start.
 
5 days ago  
Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.
 
5 days ago  
Guess who wants his head in a basket?
 
5 days ago  
Gosh...if the current wisdom of the market is to be believed, one might say that the Invisible Hand has reached down and smacked you for the temerity and hubris of trying to guess her mercurial nature such that you failed to properly spread your investments broadly or prudently. Gosh, if only there was some word for these folks. Some term for those who invest in an imprudent and reckless fashion...
 
5 days ago  
There is no historical precedent for herd immunity when a vaccine does not exist. Smallpox, tuberculosis, chicken pox, you name it; until there's a vaccine (or in smallpox's case, you get cowpox), a pathogen is here to stay and will simply keep burning through the population. Some lysogenic viruses have simply infected almost everyone (e.g. herpes), so there's your best-case "herd immunity."
 
5 days ago  
fark you, asshole.
 
5 days ago  
You and your extended family first, @sshole.
 
5 days ago  
I refuse to die for the DOW.
I refuse to get poorer and sicker while an old white vulture gets richer.
I refuse to die for the DOW.
I refuse to expend labor in an pandemic for people who will not compensate it fairly.
I. Refuse. To. Die. For. The. DOW.
 
5 days ago  
Without a vaccine, "herd immunity" is just a magic formula to disguise its user's inhumanity.
 
5 days ago  
Jump you farking entitled ghoul...
 
5 days ago  
So if they lost billions, how much it's left? Trillions? F them.
 
5 days ago  
This headline exemplifies why Communists can attract followers.

/because some means of production need nationalizing sometimes...
 
5 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.


Source?

No /s, legitimately curious.
 
5 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.


I heard closer to 60-80%
 
5 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.


It also requires the immunity to last, without resurgence.  That's why we don't have a herd immunity to things like HIV and herpes by everyone f'ing everyone else.
 
5 days ago  

Chthonic Echoes: Without a vaccine, "herd immunity" is just a magic formula to disguise its user's inhumanity.


"Herd immunity" is the epitome of wishful thinking.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
The herd needs consumers.
 
5 days ago  
I volunteer him as tribute.
 
5 days ago  
What's this civil unrest thing I keep hearing so much about? We may want to look into that.

am I on a list now?
 
5 days ago  
It's spring, a good time to trim the hedge funds.
 
5 days ago  
Don't worry, we'll be out there soon enough.

STONKS!

TRUMP!

STONKS FOR TRUMP!
 
5 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.


Only 27-33%? What epidemiologist said we could get away with that?
 
5 days ago  
Jump you f*ckers.
 
5 days ago  
You should have taken more short positions, dickhead.
 
5 days ago  
God revealed to me in a vision the only way we will defeat this plague is by sacrificing at least ninety percent of the world's billionaires.
 
5 days ago  
In the absence of a vaccine, "You should develop herd immunity" is a euphemism for  "Hundreds of thousands to millions of you need to die." You first, hedge fund parasite.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Big words from a guy who hasn't done anything worthwhile since Little Nicky.
 
5 days ago  
Meanwhile, the rolling 7-day average for new covid cases in Georgia is starting to tick back up. And that's even with the DPH's recent track record of being....let's just say careless... with the numbers.

RyogaM: Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.

I heard closer to 60-80%


Yeah, herd immunity requires at least 80% to be effective.
 
5 days ago  
One takeaway I've gotten from this pandemic is it helped reinforce my belief of how much "pro-life" people are full of themselves.
 
5 days ago  
Here's a better idea: We could storm the mansions and towers of all the billionaires who are pushing for re-opening, drag them out of their cozy homes, and put them in stocks & pillories in the town square where people will be allowed to throw rotten vegetables, fruit, and eggs at them. Meanwhile, we could seize all their assets, distribute them among the people, and donate their mansions and penthouses by turning them into homeless shelters.

And when this is all over, and we let them go, the billionaires can get on a boat and GTFO.
 
5 days ago  
First off, You First Douchebag.

Maybe he should have invested in a SOCIAL SAFETY NET FOR THE POORS!
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

koder: There is no historical precedent for herd immunity when a vaccine does not exist. Smallpox, tuberculosis, chicken pox, you name it; until there's a vaccine (or in smallpox's case, you get cowpox), a pathogen is here to stay and will simply keep burning through the population. Some lysogenic viruses have simply infected almost everyone (e.g. herpes), so there's your best-case "herd immunity."


Closest thing we might be able to point to is the bubonic plague in Europe, and that basically required wiping out a third of Europe, saw multiple outbreaks over a 40 year span, and also continued to exist in pockets throughout Europe for nearly 300 years.
 
5 days ago  
We need to bring back the Bull market,

just one small alteration to the *kind* of bull
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5 days ago  

bluejeansonfire: I refuse to die for the DOW.
I refuse to get poorer and sicker while an old white vulture gets richer.
I refuse to die for the DOW.
I refuse to expend labor in an pandemic for people who will not compensate it fairly.
I. Refuse. To. Die. For. The. DOW.


I fully understand the sentiment.

However, the Fed's actions by printing means we all get poorer as dollars are debased, and all that liquidity goes into stocks that higher networth people have.

So yeah. We are getting poorer no matter what.
 
5 days ago  
Despite the moaning, I bet he bought a shiat-ton of oil stocks last month. Lucky bastard. Must be nice to have that kind of cash just sitting around waiting to be spent.
 
5 days ago  

Jake Havechek: Guess who wants his head in a basket?


I watched Apacalypto yesterday, maybe we need to think bigger.
 
5 days ago  

Icarus_Rising: Meanwhile, the rolling 7-day average for new covid cases in Georgia is starting to tick back up. And that's even with the DPH's recent track record of being....let's just say careless... with the numbers.RyogaM: Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.

I heard closer to 60-80%

Yeah, herd immunity requires at least 80% to be effective.


It's dependent on how infectious the disease is. Something like measles needs close to 95% of the population. Something not so infectious like typical influenza strains may only need 50%. I suspect this virus has the transmission rate of something like the mumps (with a basic reproduction rate of 5-8) which would put it between 75-90% to get herd immunity.
 
5 days ago  
Cry moar, dong sheath. I'd bathe in your tears if I wasn't forced to give that hobby up because of the virus.
 
5 days ago  

Nadie_AZ: Herd immunity requires that 27 to 33% of the population get infected. We are at less than 1% right now.


It actually requires 60 to 70% of the population to have it. The numbers are higher than 1%. Antibody tests are showing way more people have had it than just the numbers we are getting from actual tests.

That said, unless someone craps out a vaccine that works, herd immunity is the most logical thing to happen. Depending on the rate of Republicans infecting themselves, experts say it will take years to get to herd immunity.

And yeah, some people are going to die. There is no way around that except better treatment or a vaccine. Neither one of those are actually very hopeful. Realistically, a vaccine could take several years. That's how long they normally take.
 
5 days ago  
Right on dude!  America needs more guinea pigs.  How am I going to know that it is safe for me to eat in a restaurant, go to the mall, or attend a sporting event or concert without having thousands of others go before me and test the waters. Do it and do it now!
 
5 days ago  
Dear Mr. Billionaire -

EABOD and DIAF.

Love always,

GD
 
5 days ago  
Nobody is stopping you from having a corona party at your mansion. Invite all your rich friends and pass around the champagne bottle, it's for the greater good.
 
5 days ago  
You can hate him because he's a billionaire if you want, but he's not totally wrong.

Let's be optimistic and say that in 12 months, we will have an effective, thoroughly tested vaccine that's already been manufactured in enough quantity that we can all get one. Remember that 12 months for that is WILDLY optimistic.

What the fark are we supposed to do until then?
 
5 days ago  
Dear Billionaire, We've lost over 92,000 people to this virus so far. For our sake how about you take a loss this time around and allow a few more of us to make it out of this mess alive. Love, your fiend America
 
5 days ago  
Herd Immunity seems to be the solution for lazy people.
 
5 days ago  
Sorry billionaires,
If you want money, I'm sure selling guillotines to poor people complete with copies your address books, would be a hot seller.

One of you can make bank on killing your peers!

Bloomberg, Bezos, Musk, watch out because Arnon Milchan has a head start. He's already an arms dealer and in control of the means of producing propaganda.

Milchan could upcharge on special edition, officially licensed Fight Club branded guillotines, with soap making booklets. He produced that movie.

People would buy that, just to have it.
 
5 days ago  
If billionaires are concerned about money they should have all made sure they had at least 3-6 months of expenses in savings to prepare for something like this.
 
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