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2020-06-27 5:57:59 PM  
It's pretty unusual for people just to invent things, but I don't think this is Fox's line. Is it what Limbaugh is saying? Or WND? Where the hell are they getting this?
 
2020-06-27 6:01:03 PM  
We ain't seen nothin' yet!
 
2020-06-27 6:37:44 PM  
I agree. By far the worst is over.

The pandemic has stopped killing Democrats and smart people and is killing R-words and people dumb enough to live in Red States. It's getting boring now. Republican counties are where fashion and ideas go to die of old age and neglect.
 
2020-06-27 8:13:44 PM  
 
2020-06-27 8:23:56 PM  
"I haven't had someone close to me die yet so the pandemic is all hype. GED liberalos"

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2020-06-27 8:24:58 PM  
Where o where would they get an idea like that?
 
2020-06-27 8:25:12 PM  
Asymptomatic spread was also of greater concern to Black and Latinx respondents; 72 percent of Black Americans and 79 percent of Latinx Americans were found to be at least somewhat concerned about being asymptomatic carriers, compared to 56 percent of white Americans with the same concern.

My shocked face
 
2020-06-27 8:30:09 PM  
lol
Not even close
 
2020-06-27 9:24:36 PM  
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Georgia's starting to put up some big numbers, wooo
 
2020-06-27 9:47:34 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Link][Fark user image image 550x337]

Georgia's starting to put up some big numbers, wooo


And WTF Arizona? You sorta border my state, shiatheads!
 
2020-06-27 10:28:17 PM  
For instance, the study found 65 percent of Republicans are now comfortable eating in a restaurant, compared to 28 percent of Democrats.

We went out to eat last week. Outside patio, we were way in the corner so the only person that even came near us was the waitress with her mask on.

We're not ready to be maskless in a room full of people who are also willing to be maskless in a room full of people.
 
2020-06-27 10:38:24 PM  
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2020-06-27 11:11:22 PM  

centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Link][Fark user image image 550x337]

Georgia's starting to put up some big numbers, wooo


Here's us in Utah:

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Yay, Utah!
 
2020-06-28 2:14:10 AM  
So, in the mostly-Mexicans in Dallas, everyone was wearing their mask over their nose. Black or white parts of Dallas, I kept seeing noses. Tarrant county was better about everyone covering their noses.
 
2020-06-28 2:14:32 AM  
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Just kidding. Trump would never wear a mask.
 
2020-06-28 2:17:23 AM  
We're all getting this bug, management has already made the decision, turns out the economy is more important than our lives in an election year.

This decision was made weeks ago if you didn't get the memo.
 
2020-06-28 2:19:03 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Link][Fark user image image 550x337]

Georgia's starting to put up some big numbers, wooo

And WTF Arizona? You sorta border my state, shiatheads!


I'm quite embarrassed for Arizona but thankfully I wear a mask when I seldom go out in public so nobody will ever know that I'm associated with the covidiots.
 
2020-06-28 2:19:24 AM  
Never forget: all the morons who are in complete denial about what's going on get to vote too, and their vote counts just as much as yours.
 
2020-06-28 2:22:09 AM  
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2020-06-28 2:22:43 AM  

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Just kidding. Trump would never wear a mask.


to be fair it is kind of hard to wear a mask over the skin mask The lizard guy

already wearing
 
2020-06-28 2:31:46 AM  
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2020-06-28 2:33:50 AM  

Excelsior: Never forget: all the morons who are in complete denial about what's going on get to vote too, and their vote counts just as much as yours.


More than mine, if they live in the average Red state.

/smooth brains
 
2020-06-28 2:37:33 AM  
We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.
 
2020-06-28 2:37:41 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Masks are for sheep.

https://twitter.com/brentterhune/statu​s/1276990350859677700?s=21


That was amazing
 
2020-06-28 2:37:59 AM  

Elegy: "I haven't had someone close to me die yet so the pandemic is all hype. GED liberalos"

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Americans*
 
2020-06-28 2:40:12 AM  

fusillade762: We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.


40%?
If only
 
2020-06-28 2:41:33 AM  

electricjebus: We're all getting this bug, management has already made the decision, turns out the economy is more important than our lives in an election year.

This decision was made weeks ago if you didn't get the memo.


Yeah, well when businesses have to close because they have to sanitize or a majority of their workforce is quarantined and they don't have any safety net, good luck with that economy.

It's like selling both kidneys to get a lambo, sure it will be fun and good for the short while, it may seem like it's worth it, but in the long run it will kill you.

Not sure how people are refusing to see that part.

A company forced to close for health reasons doesn't get PPP.  Economy is going to be like a roller coaster, sure we'll see some height gained, but the fun part is the drop.
 
2020-06-28 2:43:03 AM  

fusillade762: We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.


Yes, but emails.
 
2020-06-28 2:45:07 AM  

dkulprit: electricjebus: We're all getting this bug, management has already made the decision, turns out the economy is more important than our lives in an election year.

This decision was made weeks ago if you didn't get the memo.

Yeah, well when businesses have to close because they have to sanitize or a majority of their workforce is quarantined and they don't have any safety net, good luck with that economy.

It's like selling both kidneys to get a lambo, sure it will be fun and good for the short while, it may seem like it's worth it, but in the long run it will kill you.

Not sure how people are refusing to see that part.

A company forced to close for health reasons doesn't get PPP.  Economy is going to be like a roller coaster, sure we'll see some height gained, but the fun part is the drop.


Yeah, management is kinda stupid...

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2020-06-28 2:49:17 AM  
I'm not hearing enough people bring up South Korea. This is a good time for a nationwide advertisement reminding everyone that South Korea taught the world how to beat it before the end of March. Yet our leaders are still too stupid to implement the method they used.
 
2020-06-28 2:51:42 AM  
I think the worst of it is over for a lot of individuals, because the worst of it was the initial shock of everything changing. I remember when this whole thing kicked off, going to the grocery store with a mask and gloves and seeing how many things they were out of felt like some kind of dystopian movie. I still wear a mask (my state requires it, but I would anyway) and disposable gloves, I wipe down my cart, and you still routinely can't find a lot of products, but now I'm so used to it that it doesn't feel nearly as unsettling anymore. I think it's easy to mistake that feeling for things getting better overall.
 
2020-06-28 2:53:27 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: I'm not hearing enough people bring up South Korea. This is a good time for a nationwide advertisement reminding everyone that South Korea taught the world how to beat it before the end of March. Yet our leaders are still too stupid to implement the method they used.


This just proves the pull of rampant idiotic conservatism.

Even heavily blue states are falling into that open up trap (phrasing).
 
2020-06-28 2:54:37 AM  

Three Crooked Squirrels: centrifugal bumblepuppy: [Link][Fark user image image 550x337]

Georgia's starting to put up some big numbers, wooo

Here's us in Utah:

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Yay, Utah!


Yeah. The governor finally relented and let SL and Summit Counties go to mandated masks in public spaces. Went to Smith's today and was pleasantly surprised almost everyone had masks. I saw maybe less than 10 people without. I hope they feel like jackasses. I doubt it but it would be nice.
 
2020-06-28 2:57:23 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: I'm not hearing enough people bring up South Korea. This is a good time for a nationwide advertisement reminding everyone that South Korea taught the world how to beat it before the end of March. Yet our leaders are still too stupid to implement the method they used.


And they had their first confirmed case on the same day as the United States.

Vietnam is another example of a country which did things well.
 
2020-06-28 3:05:52 AM  
We lost and let fascism win. Do not make that mistake happen again.  VOTE
 
2020-06-28 3:06:05 AM  

fusillade762: We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.


I always thought that good public education was the key to trending that number downward.  Turns out we just needed a respiratory virus.
 
2020-06-28 3:13:39 AM  

waxbeans: fusillade762: We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.

40%?
If only


TFA says 40% think the virus numbers are decreasing.
 
2020-06-28 3:16:12 AM  

fusillade762: waxbeans: fusillade762: We're doomed because 40% of Americans are farking morons.

40%?
If only

TFA says 40% think the virus numbers are decreasing.


Oooooooooooooo
My bad
 
2020-06-28 3:17:57 AM  
Protesters and rioters caused this second spike even though it was predicted it would do so. The rest of us sane people should be compensated for their stupidity in spreading this crap further.
 
2020-06-28 3:21:19 AM  
I thought we might avoid the worst case, but now I think we're going to see half a million, maybe more, dead.

Remember that lots of people are not super smart and as far as I have seen there isn't a big public awareness campaign telling people how to wear masks correctly and encouraging them to wear masks. There are no public awareness spots coming with every commercial break on TV. A lot of people don't look at news online except what their friends post on Facebook, which is half lies. The information is simply not being put out there with any seriousness. EVERY commercial break should have a spot about "wear a mask in public, cover your nose, here's where to get a mask, here are the very strict conditions for not wearing a mask". Restaurants and bars should still be closed, there should be freeze on rents and whatever to keep them from closing over the lockdown period.

There is simply not the level of seriousness to end this in the US, and not the level of public cooperation. Mask wearing was made political from day one.

This is not the end, this is still the beginning.
 
2020-06-28 3:21:19 AM  

puffy999: LostTimeTraveler: I'm not hearing enough people bring up South Korea. This is a good time for a nationwide advertisement reminding everyone that South Korea taught the world how to beat it before the end of March. Yet our leaders are still too stupid to implement the method they used.

This just proves the pull of rampant idiotic conservatism.

Even heavily blue states are falling into that open up trap (phrasing).


Opening up wasn't the problem. South Korea opened up before we did. If you require masks, contact trace, and enforce distancing you can easily return to normalcy. Same with China too. Disney has been reopened in Shanghai for weeks. All you have to do is follow the roadmap.
 
2020-06-28 3:22:37 AM  

smunns: Protesters and rioters caused this second spike even though it was predicted it would do so. The rest of us sane people should be compensated for their stupidity in spreading this crap further.


Second spike?  We are not done with the first bootlicker
 
2020-06-28 3:27:01 AM  

LostTimeTraveler: puffy999: LostTimeTraveler: I'm not hearing enough people bring up South Korea. This is a good time for a nationwide advertisement reminding everyone that South Korea taught the world how to beat it before the end of March. Yet our leaders are still too stupid to implement the method they used.

This just proves the pull of rampant idiotic conservatism.

Even heavily blue states are falling into that open up trap (phrasing).

Opening up wasn't the problem. South Korea opened up before we did. If you require masks, contact trace, and enforce distancing you can easily return to normalcy. Same with China too. Disney has been reopened in Shanghai for weeks. All you have to do is follow the roadmap.


I mean, opening up *how* we are opening up.

Just in Oregon, the rules are too lax and enforcement is nil.
 
2020-06-28 3:33:17 AM  

smunns: Protesters and rioters caused this second spike even though it was predicted it would do so. The rest of us sane people should be compensated for their stupidity in spreading this crap further.


You think the massive rise in infections in Texas, Georgia, Utah, Florida and Arizona are solely due to protesters outside?

And not due to the fact that they opened up their bars, gyms and restaurants to full capacity?
 
2020-06-28 3:33:36 AM  
Which Dem governor mass murder will be next to force nursing homes to take in COVID patients in order to make things look worse than they actually are?
 
2020-06-28 3:34:29 AM  
40% is spewing Fox News propaganda. Deaths are falling (this is accurate).

They are still falling because of what was happening 3 weeks ago. People struggle to understand the time in takes in between someone catching it, going to the hospital, landing in the ICU, dying, and then being represented in the actual numbers.

We are only about 12 days into these peaks. The delay is about to run out and then the numbers are going to be awful. And even when it starts getting better, the numbers are going to look like they are increasing for 3 weeks before they come back down.
 
2020-06-28 3:36:13 AM  

adamatari: I thought we might avoid the worst case, but now I think we're going to see half a million, maybe more, dead.

Remember that lots of people are not super smart and as far as I have seen there isn't a big public awareness campaign telling people how to wear masks correctly and encouraging them to wear masks. There are no public awareness spots coming with every commercial break on TV. A lot of people don't look at news online except what their friends post on Facebook, which is half lies. The information is simply not being put out there with any seriousness. EVERY commercial break should have a spot about "wear a mask in public, cover your nose, here's where to get a mask, here are the very strict conditions for not wearing a mask". Restaurants and bars should still be closed, there should be freeze on rents and whatever to keep them from closing over the lockdown period.

There is simply not the level of seriousness to end this in the US, and not the level of public cooperation. Mask wearing was made political from day one.

This is not the end, this is still the beginning.


We're going to see 4M to 6M dead Americans from COVID-19 when this is over. Considering adult obesity rates in the USA, this is going to disproportionately affect the southern states where, I assume, the body count will make NYC look like a walk in the park.
 
2020-06-28 3:37:43 AM  
I'm very aware of the SIH and mask-wearing;  I am finding I simply can't deal with all the yammering about the COVID19 and social unrest.
 
2020-06-28 3:39:24 AM  

Sean VasDeferens: Which Dem governor mass murder will be next to force nursing homes to take in COVID patients in order to make things look worse than they actually are?


My grandmother was in a skilled nursing facility and tested positive for COVID-19. Moving her from the ER at the hospital to an isolation ward was definitely a major factor in having her survive the disease. Quit spouting rightwing talking points when you have no idea what is actually happening in reality.
 
2020-06-28 3:39:50 AM  

smunns: Protesters and rioters caused this second spike even though it was predicted it would do so. The rest of us sane people should be compensated for their stupidity in spreading this crap further.


It's been widely reported that protesters are not spreading the virus.
 
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