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2020-06-15 8:57:00 AM  
20 votes:
DeSantis told WPLG on Friday that he attributed the state's rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.

They just can't help being racist f*cks.
 
2020-06-15 9:34:57 AM  
14 votes:

GardenWeasel: DeSantis told WPLG on Friday that he attributed the state's rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.

They just can't help being racist f*cks.


it likely is spreading among farm workers.  farm workers often live together in close living conditions because that's the most economical thing to do.  They'll also work when they're sick because they can't afford not to.
 
2020-06-15 9:47:34 AM  
12 votes:

mayochamp: I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.


Hillbillies are always like "Commiefornia", but have you been to California?  The central valley is completely filled with Okies.  Even more Okies than Oklahoma.  And then San Bernadino, which is like the Ozarks, but with more littering.  Real Americans have no idea how much they would feel perfectly at home in California.
 
2020-06-15 9:40:35 AM  
12 votes:
*sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?
 
2020-06-15 9:33:58 AM  
10 votes:

GardenWeasel: DeSantis told WPLG on Friday that he attributed the state's rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.

They just can't help being racist f*cks.


While I completely agree in principle with your statement, there may be some truth to Governor Trump-Humper's words.

I am not familiar with the situation in north central FL, but in the southern central parts of the state, there seem to be 2 types of areas with the highest number of cases.  The more populated areas with higher numbers of elderly and the areas where a lot of the agricultural workers live; Indiantown, Belle Glade, Clewiston, Immokalee.

FL DOH map by zip code:
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For instance, in Martin County (where I'm farking around), there have been almost 1200 cases. Nearly 500 from Indiantown, nearly 300 from south Stuart, about 170 in Stuart.  (Stuart and south Stuart are not agricultural, but have a higher demographic of less affluent folks.)  In all of the more affluent areas, the total cases are under 100.  Indiantown has a large Hispanic population with a lot of them performing agricultural work.  You'll see several old school buses full of workers being transported to/from the various farms on any given day.

source: https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsd​ashboard/index.html#/74c7375b03894e689​20c2d0131eef1e6
 
2020-06-15 11:56:04 AM  
7 votes:

Gyrfalcon: COVID is here.
We have no vaccine.
It has a 4% mortality rate. That translates to 14 million dead Americans by the time this runs its course.

All we can do at this point is make sure those 14 million don't happen at the same time; but it's going to happen, we cannot stop it.

Now we've learned there may not be asymptomatic transmission; we've learned that staying inside may help transmit the virus.

So maybe instead of quarantining everyone, it's time to start quarantining just the sick ones.


not sure if serious, but I'll bite. you realize the quarantined ones require medical care, right? That means people like me either get quarantined with them or I go home and take the chance of spreading it anyway (which is what I'm doing now). Because this affects people differently, for all I know I have it. Pollen kicks my ass. I've been walking around feeling like shiat for weeks. But, I have no fever. On a normal day, my temp runs 96.4 (really). So if I do have a fever, it's going to go somewhere around 99 - that won't set off any alarms.

I'm not a supporter of everyone staying at home or being in quarantine for no reason.

1. Wear a mask. A real mask, not a farking hanky. There's no reason in the world N95's shouldn't be on the shelves everywhere you go, except our government is so busy protecting their jobs they are forgetting to do their jobs. Billions of masks could have been produced in the last 3 months.
2. Use hand sanitizer. Every single time you touch something in public. When you get home, wash your hands with soap and water.
3. Social distancing. Boo hoo, you can't eat at your favorite place. Get it to go and spend time with you family. It's actually fun. The technology exists to have new release movies sent to your home directly, but corporate America says "no fair, we'll only make hundreds of millions instead of billions". Haircuts - wear a mask, they wear as mask - it really is that easy. Or, be like me and just shave your farking head. Who cares? You won't grace the cover of GQ for a few months. It doesn't matter.
4. Give a shiat about people less fortunate than you. Not everyone is a healthy 30-something with no medical conditions. Some are old, heart conditions, obesity, diabetes, lung disease, cancer, etc. Think about your fellow humans for a change and make a few small simple sacrifices for them. That's really not asking too much.
5. Stop pretending like this is a political issue. It is not. A virus will infect a Democrat, Independent, or Republican with equal gusto. That's what a virus does. Pretending it is anything else is just stupidity.

But we can't do that as a nation because we are divided. it starts at the top and works its way down. The man in charge has 40% of this country in a cult-status. With 40% of people being told to not wear masks and to liberate their states and stand up for their rights, this will continue to spread no matter how much care the other 60% takes.

I agree with you, there will be death on a large scale and there's pretty much nothing we can do to stop it because almost half the country thinks it's a joke and\or they're selfish and just don't give a shiat.
 
2020-06-15 9:55:38 AM  
6 votes:

Diogenes: *sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?


The blue state intent was to starve out the virus. The red state intent was to simply find a transmission/infection level where people can die at a consistent manageable rate that won't overwhelm the hospitals.
 
2020-06-15 9:46:58 AM  
6 votes:
They should be protesting instead.

If it's a legitimate protest, the body has ways to shut that thing down.
 
2020-06-15 9:39:09 AM  
6 votes:
Of course they're rising.  The doctors here aren't allowed to mislabel the cases as pneumonia anymore.
 
2020-06-15 8:56:14 AM  
6 votes:
The one case that I'm waiting to hear about will definitely be on page one
 
2020-06-15 10:52:45 AM  
5 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work


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2020-06-15 10:07:50 AM  
5 votes:

This text is now purple: KungFuJunkie: As The GOP scum, Robin Vos in WI said, it's the immigrant culture.

That's a dick thing to say.

Now, do you want to see something horrifying?
https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus​/country/mexico?country=~MEX

Mexico has a confirmed case for every 2 tests. That's the worst rate in the world.


Coincidentally, Mexico is run by a populist president who dismissed the seriousness of COVID-19, insisted it would be no big deal, has dragged his feet on taking measures to combat it, and has pushed for reopening against the wishes of governors. That all sounds vaguely familiar. Government policy has been to test only patients showing severe symptoms, leading to very high rate of positive tests.
 
2020-06-15 10:01:13 AM  
5 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work


Switzerland hasn't done a "herd immunity" thing, let alone one that works.
 
2020-06-15 9:47:07 AM  
5 votes:
Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work
 
2020-06-15 8:55:11 AM  
5 votes:

ultradeeg: Subby's mom's retirement home?


No, no.  You're thinking of chlamydia.
 
2020-06-15 10:47:01 AM  
4 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work


Sweden?

They also have one of the highest mortality rates
 
2020-06-15 10:37:28 AM  
4 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: I was asked to social distance. To stay home. To give up hours and pay. Heck, I literally had a family member die... Alone... Not because I care about getting sick; but for the greater good.

A proud American, a good neighbor, doing the right thing at great personal cost, to benefit others.

It only works if we all do it, and I forgot how much trash we have in this country. That's on me. How stupid I was. From all levels of the government screwing it up, from the incorrect/misleading information the public was fed regarding the effectiveness of masks, to the ridiculous and awful ways they decided to determine eligibility for the stimulus, the ridiculous classifications they used for 'essential', andfor the thousands, if not millions, of people who just completely and utterly took a steaming dump over everything we were all supposed to do, and attended protesters with thousands of people... And the medical professionals who changed their tune just as soon as it was a gathering they felt was something they wanted to support.... Small funeral for my grandfather? Too dangerous....funeral for a someone else attended by celebrities and politicians who didn't even know him.... that's fine. And let's not forget all the young healthy, rich, and famous people who were getting tested, even without symptoms. Months later, my doctor literally told me I was low risk, and could only get tested at the public drive through site, 45 minutes from my house with hour long wait times and no guarantee they will have enough supplies each day.

Literally every aspect of this has been an utter failure. And now, we are calling people out for not continuing to follow 'the rules'

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I'm done. You do whatever you want; but I'm not going to inconvenience myself in the slightest. I may or may not be infected; I can't get a test without waiting in line for hours because of the increased demand following the protests that they now insist everyone get tested who attended... But you think I'm going to stay home and pay extra to have someone deliver groceries to my house?

Ha ha ha.

Fool me once...shame on you. Fool me 26 times... Shame on me.


Its ok bud.  You still get to feel superior to others, and that's all that really matters (to you)  anyway.
 
2020-06-15 10:19:01 AM  
4 votes:

OmnomnomCookies: Add to that, re-opening theme parks and theaters, reopening schools, and college football season...you're basically looking at 'Rona until there is a vaccine.


We were looking at that before.  Did you honestly think it was just going to go away?

The GOP has dug in their heels and now we get to watch the numbers keep going up.  Rather than take sensible measures to slow things to where they could be minimized, we're going to just take the batteries out of the smoke detectors.  Good jerb.

As opposed to what?  The Democratic fantasy land where we all stay locked inside for the next year until a vaccine is developed?  That doesn't work either.

GardenWeasel: The blue state intent was to starve out the virus.


I honestly chuckled at this.
 
2020-06-15 10:05:28 AM  
4 votes:
The reason is very simple: Ron Desantis is a Trump wannabe complete and total idiot. He's taking orders from his glorious leader....

Here's Desantis in action:

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2020-06-15 9:47:35 AM  
4 votes:

Munden: GardenWeasel: DeSantis told WPLG on Friday that he attributed the state's rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.

They just can't help being racist f*cks.

it likely is spreading among farm workers.  farm workers often live together in close living conditions because that's the most economical thing to do.  They'll also work when they're sick because they can't afford not to.


Yes, it is spreading among workers who don't have the luxury of working from home or not working at all.

But Republicans are using it as an excuse to whip up fear and hatred towards "immigrants! immigrants!".
 
2020-06-15 9:42:34 AM  
4 votes:
I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.
 
2020-06-15 9:24:39 AM  
4 votes:

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: ultradeeg: Subby's mom's retirement home?

No, no.  You're thinking of chlamydia.


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2020-06-15 9:13:57 AM  
4 votes:
coming soon to tulsa
 
2020-06-15 2:58:43 PM  
3 votes:

Hey Nurse!: Gyrfalcon: COVID is here.
We have no vaccine.
It has a 4% mortality rate. That translates to 14 million dead Americans by the time this runs its course.

All we can do at this point is make sure those 14 million don't happen at the same time; but it's going to happen, we cannot stop it.

Now we've learned there may not be asymptomatic transmission; we've learned that staying inside may help transmit the virus.

So maybe instead of quarantining everyone, it's time to start quarantining just the sick ones.

not sure if serious, but I'll bite. you realize the quarantined ones require medical care, right? That means people like me either get quarantined with them or I go home and take the chance of spreading it anyway (which is what I'm doing now). Because this affects people differently, for all I know I have it. Pollen kicks my ass. I've been walking around feeling like shiat for weeks. But, I have no fever. On a normal day, my temp runs 96.4 (really). So if I do have a fever, it's going to go somewhere around 99 - that won't set off any alarms.

I'm not a supporter of everyone staying at home or being in quarantine for no reason.

1. Wear a mask. A real mask, not a farking hanky. There's no reason in the world N95's shouldn't be on the shelves everywhere you go, except our government is so busy protecting their jobs they are forgetting to do their jobs. Billions of masks could have been produced in the last 3 months.
2. Use hand sanitizer. Every single time you touch something in public. When you get home, wash your hands with soap and water.
3. Social distancing. Boo hoo, you can't eat at your favorite place. Get it to go and spend time with you family. It's actually fun. The technology exists to have new release movies sent to your home directly, but corporate America says "no fair, we'll only make hundreds of millions instead of billions". Haircuts - wear a mask, they wear as mask - it really is that easy. Or, be like me and just shave your farking head. Who cares ...


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2020-06-15 11:35:32 AM  
3 votes:

mayochamp: I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.


It is a virus. It is medical, not political. California has about about 40 million people. Florida has about 22 million. It would stand to reason there would be more cases where the population is more dense. New York - lots of cases. Wyoming - very few cases. See how that works? Amazing, isn't it?
 
2020-06-15 11:13:52 AM  
3 votes:

Just another Heartland Weirdass: GardenWeasel: Diogenes: *sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?

The blue state intent was to starve out the citizenry. The red state intent was to simply not.

Lockdown doesn't work.  It didn't even work in China where they actually welded peopled into their apartments.  And even if it did, you can't keep a lockdown going for 18+ months. That's reality.

Buh buh buh if everyone on earth just hid under a blanket for the next 2 years.....


You know little of virology and epidemiology.  But you really have false dilemmas nailed down.
 
2020-06-15 11:05:03 AM  
3 votes:

mayochamp: adj_m: mayochamp: I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.

If California had double (they don't) they'd be doing just as badly as Florida, as they have twice as many people.

Yes they do, and I will refer you to the many other threads where fark totally ignores per capita when it comes to making red states look bad when they are just the same as any blue state. shiat we have Oregon shutting down again due to rise in cases, and no thread on that. But holy crap we have had like 7 for Tulsa and Jacksonville for shiat that hasn't even happened yet.


You do know that California isn't some monolithic block of "blue" right?  The Central Valley (known for such liberal stalwarts as Nunes and McCarthy) has recently been plagued with an inordinate increase in cases.  I can't speak to the situation in Florida or Oregon, but I can speak to the willfully ignorant assholes that surround me here in central California.
 
2020-06-15 10:36:57 AM  
3 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work


I don't think you know what that phrase means.
 
2020-06-15 10:32:05 AM  
3 votes:
I was asked to social distance. To stay home. To give up hours and pay. Heck, I literally had a family member die... Alone... Not because I care about getting sick; but for the greater good.

A proud American, a good neighbor, doing the right thing at great personal cost, to benefit others.

It only works if we all do it, and I forgot how much trash we have in this country. That's on me. How stupid I was. From all levels of the government screwing it up, from the incorrect/misleading information the public was fed regarding the effectiveness of masks, to the ridiculous and awful ways they decided to determine eligibility for the stimulus, the ridiculous classifications they used for 'essential', andfor the thousands, if not millions, of people who just completely and utterly took a steaming dump over everything we were all supposed to do, and attended protesters with thousands of people... And the medical professionals who changed their tune just as soon as it was a gathering they felt was something they wanted to support.... Small funeral for my grandfather? Too dangerous....funeral for a someone else attended by celebrities and politicians who didn't even know him.... that's fine. And let's not forget all the young healthy, rich, and famous people who were getting tested, even without symptoms. Months later, my doctor literally told me I was low risk, and could only get tested at the public drive through site, 45 minutes from my house with hour long wait times and no guarantee they will have enough supplies each day.

Literally every aspect of this has been an utter failure. And now, we are calling people out for not continuing to follow 'the rules'

Ha. Ha. Ha.

I'm done. You do whatever you want; but I'm not going to inconvenience myself in the slightest. I may or may not be infected; I can't get a test without waiting in line for hours because of the increased demand following the protests that they now insist everyone get tested who attended... But you think I'm going to stay home and pay extra to have someone deliver groceries to my house?

Ha ha ha.

Fool me once...shame on you. Fool me 26 times... Shame on me.
 
2020-06-15 10:11:07 AM  
3 votes:

GardenWeasel: DeSantis told WPLG on Friday that he attributed the state's rise in cases to an outbreak among farmworkers in north central Florida.

They just can't help being racist f*cks.


I don't understand how this is racist.  It sounds to me like YOU are the one implying race is some sort of issue here.  Are you a racist?
 
2020-06-15 9:54:40 AM  
3 votes:
Send em all to Jax, now!
 
2020-06-15 9:52:24 AM  
3 votes:

mayochamp: I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.


If California had double (they don't) they'd be doing just as badly as Florida, as they have twice as many people.
 
2020-06-15 4:30:39 PM  
2 votes:

FLMountainMan: OmnomnomCookies: Add to that, re-opening theme parks and theaters, reopening schools, and college football season...you're basically looking at 'Rona until there is a vaccine.

We were looking at that before.  Did you honestly think it was just going to go away?

The GOP has dug in their heels and now we get to watch the numbers keep going up.  Rather than take sensible measures to slow things to where they could be minimized, we're going to just take the batteries out of the smoke detectors.  Good jerb.

As opposed to what?  The Democratic fantasy land where we all stay locked inside for the next year until a vaccine is developed?  That doesn't work either.

GardenWeasel: The blue state intent was to starve out the virus.

I honestly chuckled at this.


Yeah, let's go with the hyperbole, solid strategy.  How about implementing measures like New Zealand? Population of 5 million, 1100 cases, 22 deaths.  But go ahead and give the GOP talking point of, "We can't try your idea, it would never work!"

Also, nobody said anything about staying locked inside until a vaccine is developed either.  See the previous point, common sense approaches can actually work instead of having a president that touts treatment from a drug that the FDA pulled the plug on, injecting Clorox, having your Senators and Congressmen pick a fight with a celeb, and saying, "Hey, here's $1200, we good for 5 months, right?  Oh, don't ask for details on where the $500B we loaned out went to."  The lack of solutions from Republicans has been the same song all over.  How's that Obamacare replacement working for you?  Idiots tearing crap apart because it solves a problem they don't want solved, and when they are posed with providing an alternative they are stuck showing they would rather have the problem than any solution.  Fark the poors and middle class.

Since you enjoy throwing out absurd options, how's this?  Is your GOP solution to mail everyone a Bible, separate people by race, give everyone a voucher for a free gun, and pass another tax cut?  Thoughts and prayers, buddy.  Thanks for playing.
 
2020-06-15 11:19:37 AM  
2 votes:

EyeHaveRisen: Perhaps those areas were not being tested until now.

Either way, the lockdown won't work.   Do the herd immunity thing like Switzerland did and get it over with.
3% isn't enough excuse to shut it all down.

Lets get to work


There was a study last week on Fark stating the antibodies were so inconsistent that herd immunity may never be achieved.

And Sweden was a dumpster fire.
 
2020-06-15 10:19:08 AM  
2 votes:

Rapmaster2000: mayochamp: I was going to say California, but they have had double that and it's a blue state, so that's not worthy of ridicule here. Carry on.

Hillbillies are always like "Commiefornia", but have you been to California?  The central valley is completely filled with Okies.  Even more Okies than Oklahoma.  And then San Bernadino, which is like the Ozarks, but with more littering.  Real Americans have no idea how much they would feel perfectly at home in California.


California's numbers are because of So Cal and mostly in Los Angeles County.

All the 'red state within the blue state' areas seem to be doing okay and boy are they smug about it. I had a colleague brag last Friday that in San Joaquin Valley that they're not wearing masks and have only had 26 people die so far - so this whole danger thing is overblown.
 
2020-06-15 10:01:34 AM  
2 votes:
Good thing those farm workers that they are blaming don't participate in the things that other Floridians do, like grocery shop, go to gas stations, drug stores, the DMV offices, etc..  I wouldn't be surprised if Governor Numbnuts decides that farm workers must be quarantined to the farm and housing only until everything passes.  I mean, it's not like harvest time for watermelons, tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, or cucumbers runs until October in FL.

Add to that, re-opening theme parks and theaters, reopening schools, and college football season...you're basically looking at 'Rona until there is a vaccine.  The GOP has dug in their heels and now we get to watch the numbers keep going up.  Rather than take sensible measures to slow things to where they could be minimized, we're going to just take the batteries out of the smoke detectors.  Good jerb.
 
2020-06-15 10:00:50 AM  
2 votes:

GardenWeasel: Diogenes: *sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?

The blue state intent was to starve out the citizenry. The red state intent was to simply not.


Lockdown doesn't work.  It didn't even work in China where they actually welded peopled into their apartments.  And even if it did, you can't keep a lockdown going for 18+ months. That's reality.

Buh buh buh if everyone on earth just hid under a blanket for the next 2 years.....
 
2020-06-15 8:53:46 AM  
2 votes:
Subby's mom's retirement home?
 
2020-06-15 7:37:44 PM  
1 vote:

MSBFDffpm: PaulRB: Might be time for a Florida-ectomy.

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Wow, we've never seen that in a Florida thread before.
 
2020-06-15 4:20:42 PM  
1 vote:

Hey Nurse!: Gyrfalcon: COVID is here.
We have no vaccine.
It has a 4% mortality rate. That translates to 14 million dead Americans by the time this runs its course.

All we can do at this point is make sure those 14 million don't happen at the same time; but it's going to happen, we cannot stop it.

Now we've learned there may not be asymptomatic transmission; we've learned that staying inside may help transmit the virus.

So maybe instead of quarantining everyone, it's time to start quarantining just the sick ones.

not sure if serious, but I'll bite. you realize the quarantined ones require medical care, right? That means people like me either get quarantined with them or I go home and take the chance of spreading it anyway (which is what I'm doing now). Because this affects people differently, for all I know I have it. Pollen kicks my ass. I've been walking around feeling like shiat for weeks. But, I have no fever. On a normal day, my temp runs 96.4 (really). So if I do have a fever, it's going to go somewhere around 99 - that won't set off any alarms.

I'm not a supporter of everyone staying at home or being in quarantine for no reason.

1. Wear a mask. A real mask, not a farking hanky. There's no reason in the world N95's shouldn't be on the shelves everywhere you go, except our government is so busy protecting their jobs they are forgetting to do their jobs. Billions of masks could have been produced in the last 3 months.
2. Use hand sanitizer. Every single time you touch something in public. When you get home, wash your hands with soap and water.
3. Social distancing. Boo hoo, you can't eat at your favorite place. Get it to go and spend time with you family. It's actually fun. The technology exists to have new release movies sent to your home directly, but corporate America says "no fair, we'll only make hundreds of millions instead of billions". Haircuts - wear a mask, they wear as mask - it really is that easy. Or, be like me and just shave your farking head. Who cares ...


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2020-06-15 4:19:11 PM  
1 vote:

Alien Robot: Mikeyworld: NASCAR just invited 1200 officials, over 1k fans (Selected Military and 1st Responders), about 250 teams and drivers for a weekend of racing at Homestead/Miami Speedway.

/Just to prove that rednecks b rednecks, no matter how successful and rich they are
// that'll make it spread thru half the south

Is that more or less than the number of people at the BLM protests?


One's a sporting event; the other is life. Can you see the difference?
 
2020-06-15 3:15:48 PM  
1 vote:

Mikeyworld: NASCAR just invited 1200 officials, over 1k fans (Selected Military and 1st Responders), about 250 teams and drivers for a weekend of racing at Homestead/Miami Speedway.

/Just to prove that rednecks b rednecks, no matter how successful and rich they are
// that'll make it spread thru half the south


They banned the Loser flag though.   I'm sure 1,000 is as best its going to get from here on out

One black guy and some Toyotas ruined it for the 'necks
 
2020-06-15 2:54:54 PM  
1 vote:

PaulRB: Might be time for a Florida-ectomy.


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2020-06-15 1:07:00 PM  
1 vote:
Gyrfalcon:

So its even less of an issue than I said
Why are we flipping out like it was rabies?


No one is counting the number of people that survive and have permanent health issues. No one knows how long it will keep circulating. From one region to another then back again, even stronger. Factor in those before you declare no issue.
 
2020-06-15 12:10:00 PM  
1 vote:
Gyrfalcon: It has a 4% mortality rate. That translates to 14 million dead Americans by the time this runs its course.

Not even close.  Stop the fearmongering bullshiat.
 
2020-06-15 11:32:43 AM  
1 vote:
I am happy to see this happen in Fla. And AZ and Al and TX.

Because I am evil?

But I am pissed that OH and MI and WI are not increasing. Their protests and ignoring the safety rules should have caused a jump by now.
Where is their state shattering Ka-Boom?
 
2020-06-15 11:15:19 AM  
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Just another Heartland Weirdass: GardenWeasel: Diogenes: *sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?

The blue state intent was to starve out the citizenry. The red state intent was to simply not.

Lockdown doesn't work.  It didn't even work in China where they actually welded peopled into their apartments.  And even if it did, you can't keep a lockdown going for 18+ months. That's reality.

Buh buh buh if everyone on earth just hid under a blanket for the next 2 years.....


It works if you don't have petulant citizens. Otherwise we wouldn't have areas decreasing.
 
2020-06-15 11:11:44 AM  
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That Florida tag is laughable. We got it on a whim due to lockboxes showing up in dumpsters, but only 30% of our population is native.

Which says at least two things:

1. Stastically speaking, the misdeeds attributed to "Floridians" are more than likely the handiwork of another state's village idiot.

2. If Florida is so awful, why do all of you keep coming here/retiring here.

That said, Desantis is a dummy and the RNC in Jax is going to be a nightmare. Imagine Opera giving out cars but the cars are Covid 19.
 
2020-06-15 10:34:07 AM  
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Just another Heartland Weirdass: GardenWeasel: Diogenes: *sigh*

I'll never get to leave the house.

Anyway, why did we even bother with the "phases" if we're just going to go forward and never turn back despite failing the meet the requisite numbers?

The blue state intent was to starve out the citizenry. The red state intent was to simply not.

Lockdown doesn't work.  It didn't even work in China where they actually welded peopled into their apartments.  And even if it did, you can't keep a lockdown going for 18+ months. That's reality.

Buh buh buh if everyone on earth just hid under a blanket for the next 2 years.....



So let's politicize the wearing of masks and call it a hoax... 6 weeks is all it would have taken ( if done with a national approach and financial support ) then you could've actually kept the death toll to a more reasonable total. You'd also have time to roll out the hotspot teams to contact trace and support local governments to quickly respond to outbreaks. You know like most other developed nations did.
 
2020-06-15 10:07:59 AM  
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ultradeeg: Subby's mom's retirement home?


New York City's retirement home
 
2020-06-15 10:01:51 AM  
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KungFuJunkie: As The GOP scum, Robin Vos in WI said, it's the immigrant culture.


That's a dick thing to say.

Now, do you want to see something horrifying?
https://ourworldindata.org/coronaviru​s​/country/mexico?country=~MEX

Mexico has a confirmed case for every 2 tests. That's the worst rate in the world.
 
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