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2020-06-30 12:16:35 PM  
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Umm, a little help here, Canada?
 
2020-06-30 12:16:41 PM  

Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: The US didn't go far enough in trying to suppress the spread of communism in South America.

Yeah, that was our problem.

*rolls eyes*


Come on man look at all that communism in South America!
 
2020-06-30 12:16:43 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: It's not so much an issue of the EU "respecting" the US.  It's science and numbers.

The numbers in the US are going up, so the EU will ban travel from that area.

It's not a vindictive measure.  It's not for spite, or "stiginit" to the Americans.  It's about protecting their people.

No amount of "respect" for America would change that.  Once the numbers reflect a level where the travel is advisable, it will be permitted again.

Unless someone thinks the EU is a bunch of grade school kids on the playground or something.


You're not wrong. This just highlights what a joke we are on the world stage. Especially since this President promised that the world would start to respect us again.
 
2020-06-30 12:17:11 PM  
How america is looking at Europe right now:

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Remember when we were feared for our simple, violent ways instead of being walking plague rats?
 
2020-06-30 12:21:02 PM  

Geotpf: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

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Well, we have the highest population in "the Western World", so adjust for deaths per million, and we have lower numbers than UK, Spain, Italy, Sweden, and France.  However, their lockdowns were tougher and therefore more effective, so "right now" we are doing much worse.


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2020-06-30 12:21:16 PM  

Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]


You're not getting the full picture. Russia's doing fantastically and the Russian death toll is a miracle from god for the good Russian fight against the gay agenda and totally not made up.
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2020-06-30 12:22:17 PM  

Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.


Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

That is the difference.  Europe's 10% in may has nothing to do with right now.  shiat if we look at may numbers texas looks great!
 
2020-06-30 12:23:06 PM  
So what happens when more and more of the world opens up to each-other and keeps closed to USA?
As a Canadian, I am a-ok with my government keeping the southern border closed for as long as it takes for our neighbours to come to their senses. I am also not interested in international (or otherwise) travel, however it will be nice to maybe disembark and send home the hundreds of thousands of sailors stuck off-shore on ships.
 
2020-06-30 12:23:47 PM  
EvilElecBlanket:
Religion and the nuclear family is mocked now. With those going away, something was going to come in a fill the void. Narcissism and consumerism seems to be taking the lead.

I don't mind religion going away, but I had hoped it would have been replaced by science education and understanding. Instead it is shunned, as if ignorance were a virtue. But you're right. Narcissism and consumerism have won the day.
 
2020-06-30 12:26:16 PM  

TimeCubeFan: EvilElecBlanket:
Religion and the nuclear family is mocked now. With those going away, something was going to come in a fill the void. Narcissism and consumerism seems to be taking the lead.

I don't mind religion going away, but I had hoped it would have been replaced by science education and understanding. Instead it is shunned, as if ignorance were a virtue. But you're right. Narcissism and consumerism have won the day.


Does anyone really mock "the nuclear family"?
 
2020-06-30 12:30:21 PM  
As an American I cannot fault Europe from banning us at present due to the on going situation made worse by useless leadership.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:03 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ObscureNameHere: But, what will Trump do if he wants to buy another eastern European wife?

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I'll bet he even gets a discount.


I'll have to bookmark that for...uh...research.
 
2020-06-30 12:31:54 PM  

grimlock1972: As an American I cannot fault Europe from banning us at present due to the on going situation made worse by useless leadership.


As an American, I'll never make it to Europe anyway, so meh.
 
2020-06-30 12:35:53 PM  

dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.


The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.
 
2020-06-30 12:37:29 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: [Fark user image 420x750]

Umm, a little help here, Canada?


We sent The Beib and Celine, what more do you want?
 
2020-06-30 12:37:36 PM  
Top 10 EU countries, cases per 1M, excluding states less than 100,000 (San Marino, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar and Andorra.)

1 Luxemborg 6869
2 Sweden 6700
3 Belarus 6574
4 Spain 6338
5 Iceland 5398 (note, only 341K population)
6 Belgium 5300
7 Ireland 5157
8 UK 4606 (does not include the Isle of Man, the Faeroe Islands, and Gibraltar)
10 Russia 4439

Cases per million
USA 8149
Brazil 6510

States worse than the US (skipping the tiny ones listed above) in cases per million.
Qatar 34,222
Bahrain 15,430
Chile 14,616
French Guiana 13410 (only 298K population)
Kuwait 10,818
Mayotte 9544 (only 272K)
Armenia 8620
Peru 8565

So, America is not the worst in terms of cases per million but is definitely near the top, and is absolute worst in absolute cases.
 
2020-06-30 12:42:32 PM  

grokca: The Irresponsible Captain: [Fark user image 420x750]

Umm, a little help here, Canada?

We sent The Beib and Celine, what more do you want?


Our money back?
 
2020-06-30 12:43:32 PM  

Jeebus Saves: dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.


Another way to look at this was that the prior lockdowns in the states having problems were premature or inappropriate.  States like NY,NJ,CT,MA, etc. were being ravaged by it while other states had little or no issue.

Everywhere had to lockdown because of the East Coast.  Now that it's stopped burning through those states and is hitting the states that already spent months on various levels of lockdown, would it be reasonable to expect NY, NJ, MA, CT, etc. to stay locked down?
 
2020-06-30 12:43:38 PM  

pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]

Do you understand how rates work?


Do you?

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2020-06-30 12:47:37 PM  

Elliot8654: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]

Do you understand how rates work?

Do you?

[Fark user image 425x615]


You might be on to something - maybe we should start acting more like Poland, Serbia, Czechia, etc.  Look at their infection and death rates - astoundingly low (they are some of the ones keeping the overall European average down, BTW,).  Perhaps we can become as insular and homogeneous as Japan.
 
2020-06-30 12:48:48 PM  
Imagine a world where Rwanda has dealt with a pandemic more effectively than the US, and Rwandans can now travel to the EU.  What kind of fark up would that take, eh?
 
2020-06-30 12:49:08 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Top 10 EU countries, cases per 1M, excluding states less than 100,000 (San Marino, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar and Andorra.)

1 Luxemborg 6869
2 Sweden 6700
3 Belarus 6574
4 Spain 6338
5 Iceland 5398 (note, only 341K population)
6 Belgium 5300
7 Ireland 5157
8 UK 4606 (does not include the Isle of Man, the Faeroe Islands, and Gibraltar)
10 Russia 4439

Cases per million
USA 8149
Brazil 6510

States worse than the US (skipping the tiny ones listed above) in cases per million.
Qatar 34,222
Bahrain 15,430
Chile 14,616
French Guiana 13410 (only 298K population)
Kuwait 10,818
Mayotte 9544 (only 272K)
Armenia 8620
Peru 8565

So, America is not the worst in terms of cases per million but is definitely near the top, and is absolute worst in absolute cases.


Man, it is just wild to compare our rates per million to South Korea and Japan especially given SK's widespread testing.
 
2020-06-30 12:50:42 PM  

pedrop357: Jeebus Saves: dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.

Another way to look at this was that the prior lockdowns in the states having problems were premature or inappropriate.  States like NY,NJ,CT,MA, etc. were being ravaged by it while other states had little or no issue.

Everywhere had to lockdown because of the East Coast.  Now that it's stopped burning through those states and is hitting the states that already spent months on various levels of lockdown, would it be reasonable to expect NY, NJ, MA, CT, etc. to stay locked down?


Aren't those states slowing down their reopening plans too?

So they're actually taking your advice whether you realize it or not.

https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavir​u​s/ny-coronavirus-cuomo-street-corner-r​eopening-restaurants-20200629-tpjrnj5p​65gcjehbtmun6f6xci-story.html
 
2020-06-30 12:51:29 PM  

I'm an excellent driver: Imagine a world where Rwanda has dealt with a pandemic more effectively than the US, and Rwandans can now travel to the EU.  What kind of fark up would that take, eh?


That's because they get serious Don Cheadle.
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This is American Don Cheadle:
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2020-06-30 12:51:37 PM  

pedrop357: Elliot8654: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]

Do you understand how rates work?

Do you?

[Fark user image 425x615]

You might be on to something - maybe we should start acting more like Poland, Serbia, Czechia, etc.  Look at their infection and death rates - astoundingly low (they are some of the ones keeping the overall European average down, BTW,).  Perhaps we can become as insular and homogeneous as Japan.


They also wear masks in Japan too so you may have another good point.
 
2020-06-30 12:54:33 PM  
As long as Drumpf is President, we should be banned from ever going to Europe, or any other country.
 
2020-06-30 12:55:44 PM  
You're doing a heck of a job, Orangey
 
2020-06-30 1:05:52 PM  

pedrop357: Elliot8654: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]

Do you understand how rates work?

Do you?

[Fark user image 425x615]

You might be on to something - maybe we should start acting more like Poland, Serbia, Czechia, etc.  Look at their infection and death rates - astoundingly low (they are some of the ones keeping the overall European average down, BTW,).  Perhaps we can become as insular and homogeneous as Japan.


Well, you are certainly making the case that America has a shiatty education system.

Cherry pick away random things about these countries any way you like, it still doesn't change the fact that America's response has been abysmal, as reflected in the objective data. It also doesn't change the fact that we have lost respect and prominence on the world stage.

Your response isn't surprising. Like the EU, those kids in school were laughing at you, not with you.
 
2020-06-30 1:09:08 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: ObscureNameHere: But, what will Trump do if he wants to buy another eastern European wife?

[Fark user image image 692x448]

I'll bet he even gets a discount.


Thing is, if Trump could declare himself as ruling Monarch of the United States, then he could give the first lady a more proper and fitting title: Royal Concubine.
 
2020-06-30 1:17:16 PM  
Mrtraveler01
pedrop357: Elliot8654: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

What?

[Fark user image 365x750]

Do you understand how rates work?

Do you?

[Fark user image 425x615]

You might be on to something - maybe we should start acting more like Poland, Serbia, Czechia, etc. Look at their infection and death rates - astoundingly low (they are some of the ones keeping the overall European average down, BTW,). Perhaps we can become as insular and homogeneous as Japan.

They also wear masks in Japan too so you may have another good point.


Also kinda applies to Czechia because they immediately made the wearing of masks in public mandatory back in mid-March; IIRC they only lifted or eased that about two months later.
 
2020-06-30 1:28:26 PM  

Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.


Are they being executed in broad daylight with people videoing it and screaming that they are committing murder?
 
2020-06-30 1:29:51 PM  

Jeebus Saves: dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.


If a farking shanty town in India can all but stop it, then the US should be able to.  40k cases a day is catastrophic.
 
2020-06-30 1:35:46 PM  
European?
I'mapean too. We'reapean everybody's a peein' in Britain and there's not enough loos.
 
2020-06-30 1:39:40 PM  

CrosswordWithAPen: We're behind Rwanda?
Damn, it's like the World Cup!


They have better hotels.
 
2020-06-30 1:40:29 PM  

The Irresponsible Captain: [Fark user image 420x750]

Umm, a little help here, Canada?


Y'all tried to cut off our medical supplies, so you hosers can take off, eh
 
2020-06-30 1:41:13 PM  

shadow9d9: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Are they being executed in broad daylight with people videoing it and screaming that they are committing murder?


Only in the Republic of Chopistan.
 
2020-06-30 1:41:50 PM  

shadow9d9: Jeebus Saves: dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.

If a farking shanty town in India can all but stop it, then the US should be able to.  40k cases a day is catastrophic.


Did you think about this post at all before making it?
 
2020-06-30 1:49:13 PM  

halifaxdatageek: The Irresponsible Captain: [Fark user image 420x750]

Umm, a little help here, Canada?

Y'all tried to cut off our medical supplies, so you hosers can take off, eh


Soory
 
2020-06-30 1:50:15 PM  

pedrop357: Prank Call of Cthulhu: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

"Pay no attention to that enormous pile of dead bodies over there!"

How cute.


4.25% of the worlds total population.

25%+ of the death count of the worlds population from covid 19

I can math!
 
2020-06-30 1:52:06 PM  

dkulprit: pedrop357: Prank Call of Cthulhu: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

"Pay no attention to that enormous pile of dead bodies over there!"

How cute.

4.25% of the worlds total population.

25%+ of the death count of the worlds population from covid 19

I can math!


If you actually believe the numbers out of China, you can't be reasoned with.  Then we get to Russia, India, etc.
 
2020-06-30 1:52:29 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Tr0mBoNe: No, a Canadian flag patch on your backpack isn't enough.

How about a Canadian passport?


Too easy to fake. You should take a refrigerator full of small batch craft beer.
 
2020-06-30 1:54:20 PM  

whidbey: As long as Drumpf is President, we should be banned from ever going to Europe, or any other country.


It feels like an extra special of stupid to still be saying Drumpf at this point. It was funny for like 5m on Last Week Tonight but the farking horse is now fine powder. Please stop.
 
2020-06-30 1:54:37 PM  
Sorry, Trumpland. But thanks for all the work visa turn-aways. We made out like thieves after 911. This time we can get the future tech lords instead of just professors and students.
 
2020-06-30 1:56:31 PM  

pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.


I'm waiting breathlessly for you to illuminate us instead of just flinging poo.
 
2020-06-30 1:59:20 PM  
I've been thinking about how to add the USA to the BRIC countries. I am thinking now that China has dropped out, you could change the acronym for the Gold Bricks to HUBRIS.

Hungary USA Russia Brazil India Sino something-something. Any other countries start with H? Sweden might do instead of China.
 
2020-06-30 2:00:53 PM  

Jeebus Saves: dkulprit: Eightballjacket: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

[Fark user image 850x422]

Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

They understand rates, just bring up that more whites are killed by cops than other races, and then all the sudden rates matter.

Our current positivity rates are almost triple that of Europe.  Historically they were worse, but that has vastly changed over the past 2 months.  They have their positivity rates per test below 2% but the US is between 5 and 15%.

The whole point was to slow the spread.  That's exactly what we did and what we are doing.  Remember, so the hospitals weren't overwhelmed, flatten the curve and all that?  We weren't going to stop it.  The US is a really, really big country and it was going to take time to spread in other regions of the US, while in the places it hit first, the numbers are going down.


....

Duh

The point was to flatten the curve and develope a system to trace and isolate any further cases so when we open back up we can control the outbreaks.


Saying we did what we set out to is like saying we did what we set out in Iraq by stopping the WMDs.

Sure we flattened the curve and now we don't have a curve, we have a giant ass spike.

Don't be naive by claiming we accomplished what set out for.  Notice how no other counties in the western world ALSO opened up and aren't seeing cases rise like ours?  It's because they flattened the curve and then opened up with robust contact tracing and isolation.

We just opened the door and said "look everythings back to normal, now spend your money so the economy can get back to shape."

We accomplished 1 part of the plan, but failed to accomplish the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THE PLAN.

Remember this?  The thing that was soo good and "stupid libs, they have an in depth plan that we have to follow."  IT WAS A GOOD farkING PLAN, BUT WE DIDN'T STICK TO IT.

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Or are we just going to rewrite history like everything else where this didn't exist and the ONLY idea was to only flatten the curve and that's it?
 
2020-06-30 2:01:25 PM  

CordycepsInYourBrain: pedrop357: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: pedrop357: Mrtraveler01: pedrop357: Such a shiathole that people are constantly trying to get in while subby and most farkers haven't left yet.

Well right now we're the COVID capital of the Western World so we don't have room to talk.

Neither our death nor case rate shows that.

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Another farker who doesn't understand how rates work.

I'm waiting breathlessly for you to illuminate us instead of just flinging poo.


USA economy good? Invest in the US.
USA economy bad? Park your money in the US for safe-keeping.

It's not America that is great. It is the money-laundering and storage. See Trump for details on how to launder your klepto-bucks and crime proceeds through the miracle of high-end condos!
 
2020-06-30 2:04:53 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Top 10 EU countries, cases per 1M, excluding states less than 100,000 (San Marino, Vatican City, Isle of Man, Liechtenstein, Monaco, the Faeroe Islands, Gibraltar and Andorra.)

1 Luxemborg 6869
2 Sweden 6700
3 Belarus 6574
4 Spain 6338
5 Iceland 5398 (note, only 341K population)
6 Belgium 5300
7 Ireland 5157
8 UK 4606 (does not include the Isle of Man, the Faeroe Islands, and Gibraltar)
10 Russia 4439

Cases per million
USA 8149
Brazil 6510

States worse than the US (skipping the tiny ones listed above) in cases per million.
Qatar 34,222
Bahrain 15,430
Chile 14,616
French Guiana 13410 (only 298K population)
Kuwait 10,818
Mayotte 9544 (only 272K)
Armenia 8620
Peru 8565

So, America is not the worst in terms of cases per million but is definitely near the top, and is absolute worst in absolute cases.


And the places that do have worse per million that you have listed are places where 85% of the population of the entire country lives in 1 city about the size of New York, also happen to be in the desert so people are inside with airconditioning basically setting up a perfect storm of density and the easiest way to spread it which is indoors with recycled air.
 
2020-06-30 2:05:36 PM  

Claude Ballse: grokca: The Irresponsible Captain: [Fark user image 420x750]

Umm, a little help here, Canada?

We sent The Beib and Celine, what more do you want?

Our money back?


We did get ryan Reynolds, so that makes up for it.
 
2020-06-30 2:07:43 PM  
Here's how you ace this:

Kill all the testing.

Open everything up wide.

Stop publishing the data because it makes the Do Nothings in Power look bad.

Let this global plague thing burn it's way through all the over-40s. Let it burn it's way through the under-40s next.

Replace all the fired, down-sized, over-shored, slave wage workers with machines and bots or zombies. PROFIT, ALWAYS PROFIT!

In other words, Victory Through Denial, Dumb-assery, Delusion and The Donald! 4-D Chess.

The boss classes earn the big bucks for their amazing ability to avoid responsability, accountability, facts, truths, and externalities while reaping unearned rents and shedding all the costs while keeping all the profits. It's a hard life, but somebody has to do it!
 
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