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2020-05-21 5:45:40 AM  
Heck of a job, trumpie.
 
2020-05-21 5:49:03 AM  
"He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"
 
2020-05-21 5:50:36 AM  
Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?
 
2020-05-21 5:52:08 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


You get another vax along with your flu vaccine, with similar results.

It's not that world ending long term. But for the next two years, it's going to suck ass.
 
2020-05-21 5:53:20 AM  
It will disappear eventually. We will all be dead. So we have that going for us, which is nice.
 
2020-05-21 5:55:24 AM  

Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"


"It's like he disappeared into fat air."
 
2020-05-21 5:55:53 AM  

Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"


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2020-05-21 6:02:44 AM  

Snapper Carr: Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"

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Error? Really? That's the best people can do? An error is when you specify a file that doesn't exist. Trump is more like pressing the spacebar, causing your computer to catch fire, which starts a chain reaction that burns your house down. From there, it starts a forest fire, which spreads to the nearest active nuclear silo and causes the missile inside to explode, causing a chain reaction which sets off every nuclear bomb on earth.
 
2020-05-21 6:10:06 AM  
"It's going to disappear. One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear"

He was talking about my retirement savings.
 
2020-05-21 6:10:44 AM  
"It's going to disappear. One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear"

He was talking about my favorite restaurant.
 
2020-05-21 6:11:59 AM  

Peki: lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?

You get another vax along with your flu vaccine, with similar results.

It's not that world ending long term. But for the next two years, it's going to suck ass.


Ah I see. Like the vaccine against the common cold?
 
2020-05-21 6:12:10 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


Look, we're hoping and praying that doesn't happen. Isn't that enough for you people?
 
2020-05-21 6:12:44 AM  

Snapper Carr: Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"

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From your keyboard to enough voters' ears.
 
2020-05-21 6:14:08 AM  
Plot twist:
Trump was talking about freedom, justice, accountability, leadership, responsibly, empathy, and any respect the rest of the world once had for the USA.
 
2020-05-21 6:23:22 AM  
It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.
 
2020-05-21 6:28:35 AM  

max_rebo_groupie: It will disappear eventually. We will all be dead. So we have that going for us, which is nice.


Unless you're one of the asymptomatic! Who...gets to walk around unwittingly making all his friends sick.
 
2020-05-21 6:29:46 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.


if it's gonna be like a miracle, it has to disappear
 
2020-05-21 6:29:53 AM  

Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.


Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible
 
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2020-05-21 6:32:18 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


I've heard reporters and epidemiologists on TV talk about HIV as an instructive example of how this might play out if antibodies don't result in permanent or long term immunity.

We're 40 years into waiting for a vaccine, but there are "Prep" drugs now that give the uninflected a 95% chance of staying negative if exposed and even those with the disease can effectively manage it with medication.

Not ideal, I know.
 
2020-05-21 6:33:50 AM  

ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible


To be pendantic - and really, what else is the internet for? - smallpox didn't exactly disappear, it was more mercilessly hunted to extinction.
 
2020-05-21 6:35:11 AM  
With strict social distancing and rigorous contact tracing, it's possible. So yeah, we're boned until a vaccine.
 
2020-05-21 6:36:31 AM  

ENS: lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?

I've heard reporters and epidemiologists on TV talk about HIV as an instructive example of how this might play out if antibodies don't result in permanent or long term immunity.

We're 40 years into waiting for a vaccine, but there are "Prep" drugs now that give the uninflected a 95% chance of staying negative if exposed and even those with the disease can effectively manage it with medication.

Not ideal, I know.


So, it's the fate of humanity to become the Vidiians from Star Trek Voyager..? ._.

/ Dibs on Neelix' lungs...
 
2020-05-21 6:37:49 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


Here are a couple of things to think about.  I'm not saying "these things will happen" but just keep them in mind.

1) A virus that makes you sick enough to stay home is at an evolutionary disadvantage.  It'd spread more rapidly if it didn't make you quite so sick.  So when it inevitably does mutate in this way that strain will become dominant.  The virus should become less dangerous over time.

1b) The 1918 flu pandemic isn't a good comparison.  That was in the middle of WWI and the evolutionary pressure was the opposite: if you were mildly sick you stayed in your trench, and only if you were really seriously ill were you packed on a train and sent to a hospital in the rear, infecting thousands of others along the way.

2) The people who are most vulnerable to it will catch it and die.  Then the deaths it causes will fade into background noise.
 
2020-05-21 6:42:14 AM  
Last month I thought India would be hit the hardest by Covid19. Brazil is proving me wrong.
 
2020-05-21 6:43:10 AM  

vernonFL: "It's going to disappear. One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear"

He was talking about my favorite restaurant.


He's talking about your republic.
 
2020-05-21 6:44:29 AM  

i ignore u: A virus that makes you sick enough to stay home is at an evolutionary disadvantage.  It'd spread more rapidly if it didn't make you quite so sick.  So when it inevitably does mutate in this way that strain will become dominant.  The virus should become less dangerous over time.


Yes, but a virus that is asymptomatic while it is already shedding doesn't have that problem - see HIV...
 
2020-05-21 6:46:04 AM  
"It's going to disappear. One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear"

He was talking about your vote.
 
2020-05-21 6:50:41 AM  

Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"


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2020-05-21 7:00:19 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: i ignore u: A virus that makes you sick enough to stay home is at an evolutionary disadvantage.  It'd spread more rapidly if it didn't make you quite so sick.  So when it inevitably does mutate in this way that strain will become dominant.  The virus should become less dangerous over time.

Yes, but a virus that is asymptomatic while it is already shedding doesn't have that problem - see HIV...


Except it does.  Once you know you've got symptoms, and hence the virus, you'll take precautions to avoid spreading it.  Either because you're laid out on your back in bed for a month, or because you're not a total idiot.  Sure, some people won't care about spreading it if they're infected but most people will, and that'll reduce the transmission rate of strains that cause obvious disease.
 
2020-05-21 7:02:54 AM  
This doesn't affect me. My President was smart enough to get my country out of the WHO.
 
2020-05-21 7:04:11 AM  
I'm waiting for the second wave to hit in Florida.  Its inevitable. I'm just trying to stockpile rent money before the second shutdown occurs.
Just found out yesterday one of my patients died of COVID. She managed to pass it on to her husband as well.  Luckily, neither of them were in my office, but Coronavirus is marching closer and closer to my little sphere.
 
2020-05-21 7:15:30 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


I am pretty sure those yelling loudly about herd immunity and sacrificing the old and sick are thinking exactly of it becoming endemic. It's just that their point is basicially advocating eugenics, but I am sure they are ok with that, given the militant language they use to spread their misguided point.

However, barring that, if there isn't a treatment regiment or vaccine found, we will have two choices;

- give in to the eugenics talk, internalize the feeling of loss and sacrifice humans, or
- learn to live with the loss of consumerist life-style and redefine our societies entirely differently going forward in all aspects of life (personal, familial, social, economic)
 
2020-05-21 7:18:08 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


Ignoring the very real possibility of treatments, preventative medicines, etc., if, somehow, it just becomes endemic and kills at a low level constantly... people will "get used to it." Throughout most of human history people lived more closely to death. It sucked, and people did not like it, but they did keep living their lives.
 
2020-05-21 7:22:50 AM  

Odin's Other Eye: ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible

To be pendantic - and really, what else is the internet for? - smallpox didn't exactly disappear, it was more mercilessly hunted to extinction.


Which is why I used the word "eradication" and not the phrase "miraculous disappearance" :)
 
2020-05-21 7:26:39 AM  

ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible


Really wish I could get a small Pox vaccine. Paranoia. Just a year too young to have been inoculated
 
2020-05-21 7:27:25 AM  
I imagine bush jr is feeling pretty good right now knowing he doesn't hold the title "stupidest fu*ker ever to hold political office" title.
 
2020-05-21 7:35:13 AM  

vernonFL: "It's going to disappear. One day - it's like a miracle - it will disappear"

He was talking about my favorite restaurant.


So far, my local watering hole and my barber are kaput.

Fun wow.
 
2020-05-21 7:36:27 AM  

Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"


But he won't...he can't be reasoned with, he can't be bargained with, he doesn't feel pity of remorse or fear...and he absolutely will not stop.....ever.
 
2020-05-21 7:45:56 AM  

yohohogreengiant: ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible

Really wish I could get a small Pox vaccine. Paranoia. Just a year too young to have been inoculated


It's not lifetime immunity, I've had the vaccine and am unlikely to have any immunity left by now. If you work in a hazardous environment you can be vaccinated for smallpox. People who work with viruses are supposed get it every couple of years.
 
2020-05-21 7:51:06 AM  

ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible


It didn't "disappear" though, did it? It was forced into extinction; it didn't go away on its own. You lose, dick.

I'd have been much more impressed if you'd used the sweating sickness, the only disease in recorded history that did, apparently, disappear on its own.
 
2020-05-21 7:51:11 AM  

lookheremyman: Ah I see. Like the vaccine against the common cold?


There are a whole bunch of reasons why the common cold doesn't have a vaccine.

Partly because it's caused by a lot of different actual organisms.  The most common are rhinoviruses.  There are lots.  There are four coronaviruses that cause the common cold.  Then there's RSV and parainfluenza.  All told there are like 200 that band together under the name "cold".  Creating a vaccine for all of them is already impossible.  There's only one SARS-CoV2.

I believe that SARS-CoV2 also mutates quite a bit slower than your average rhinovirus.

Then there's lasting immunity - immunity to viruses that cause colds tends to be in the order of months, rendering a vaccine pointless.  SARS and MERS last at least a couple of years.  SARS-CoV2 we don't know yet.  It's looking good for enough immunity that a vaccine will be useful, but literally the only way to tell is time.

Then of course there's need.  I get a cold every 1-2 years and I spend a few days kicking around the house playing video games and whining because ow sore throat.  They're not dangerous except to the very elderly and infirm, or super immunocompromised.  The flu is far more deadly than colds.  COVID is ~20x more deadly than the flu.

But that's why there's no vaccine for the common cold.  There are hundreds of the bastards in 4 completely different families, they mutate rapidly, you don't get real lasting immunity, and they're a nuisance.
COVID has one cause, that mutates slower, proooooooobably leaves you with a couple years' immunity, and is going to kill tens of millions of people in the next year or two.  It's eminently more vaccine-able.
 
2020-05-21 7:55:51 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


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2020-05-21 8:26:18 AM  

Nidiot: yohohogreengiant: ReluctantLondon: Gyrfalcon: It's not going to disappear, dear heart. Diseases don't "disappear". Sorry.

Smallpox says hi

/ You're generally cool, so I'm not trying to be too much of a d#ck - just point out that disease eradication isn't - sometimes - impossible

Really wish I could get a small Pox vaccine. Paranoia. Just a year too young to have been inoculated

It's not lifetime immunity, I've had the vaccine and am unlikely to have any immunity left by now. If you work in a hazardous environment you can be vaccinated for smallpox. People who work with viruses are supposed get it every couple of years.


Well tetanus isn't either, I have to re up every few years.

I travel every year both for work and for vacation. I spend a lot of time in places that would see a resurgence of SP.

I'm ok with dying... Just not like that. Also wouldn't want to be the one to bring it back home.
 
2020-05-21 8:38:24 AM  
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2020-05-21 8:43:58 AM  
Trump: "It will go away. Next week, there will be less cases than this."
Aide: "Fewer"
Trump: "Ssshhh. Don't call me that in public."
 
2020-05-21 9:08:47 AM  

Gyrfalcon: the sweating sickness


Huh, I'd completely forgotten about that - I remember reading about it years ago in Fortean Times...

dick

Yeah, I think I'm going to take a break from Fark

/ It's not you, Fark, it's me
// I'm a d#ck
/// Stay well, everybody
/V And be excellent to each other
 
2020-05-21 9:20:43 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"

"It's like he disappeared into fat air."


I hope the rest of us don't have to inhale that...
 
2020-05-21 10:59:27 AM  

lookheremyman: Someone soon needs to plan for the eventuality of it NEVER disappearing. Of it becoming endemic. Year after year after year. What happens then?


He fixes the cable?
 
2020-05-21 12:35:34 PM  

Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"


But not soon enough.  In fact I take his presidency as proof that humans cannot time travel.  Because if we could some day, this would have been prevented.
 
2020-05-21 12:41:08 PM  

bk3k: Archie Goodwin: "He is going to disappear. One day - it's like a a miracle - he will disappear"

But not soon enough.  In fact I take his presidency as proof that humans cannot time travel.  Because if we could some day, this would have been prevented.


Leibniz and others argued that we live in the best of all possible worlds. Any negative things are simply there to spur human will into action, to give us something to fight against and thus grow and triumph, or as a consequence of a greater good (free will, usually).

Seems like a cop out to me.
 
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