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2020-06-30 11:30:07 PM  
Original Tweet:

 
2020-06-30 11:35:44 PM  
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We are at the first bump
 
2020-06-30 11:40:18 PM  
I intend to survive this

/Just to piss off a few people
 
2020-06-30 11:53:14 PM  
With luck they will have a vaccine before the second wave so it just kills off the anti-vacers.
 
2020-07-01 12:10:32 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

RishiDesaiMD: Here's a quick visual summary of what got us here: https://t.co/1laEqsONvb


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2020-07-01 1:17:17 AM  

cretinbob: [Fark user image 329x378]
We are at the first bump



We didn't make a hump, we just slowed it down briefly .

All of the work and sacrifice done by many people in this country was tossed out the window by assholes that can't be inconvenienced.
 
2020-07-01 2:01:45 AM  
Just a reminder that the rush to reopen began very shortly after scientists and physicians realized that black people are more likely to get covid-19 than white people, and less likely to survive the illness.

Oh, and also that the rush to reopen was led by Republican politicians and Nazis.
 
2020-07-01 2:04:56 AM  
/and no, I did not repeat myself
//it's a squares and rectangles thing
///not all Nazis are Republican politicians
 
2020-07-01 2:24:22 AM  

Original: Original Tweet:

RishiDesaiMD: Here's a quick visual summary of what got us here: https://t.co/1laEqsONvb


Is that other line up there Brazil?
 
2020-07-01 2:25:02 AM  
We are at the first hump.
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
2020-07-01 3:34:43 AM  

King Something: Just a reminder that the rush to reopen began very shortly after scientists and physicians realized that black people are more likely to get covid-19 than white people, and less likely to survive the illness.

Oh, and also that the rush to reopen was led by Republican politicians and Nazis.


Yeah, it was almost immediate. Doors flung open. The press didn't notice, but a lot of people did.
 
2020-07-01 4:11:47 AM  
For anyone interested, as the second peak was starting to crest, the "Summer of Blood" began. After it dissipated, the Klaan marched on Washington and they 'rose up' again.

That's what we have to look forward to.

Also, I'm guessing most of you have never read/heard about the Summer of Blood, but basically it follows a pattern in American history. When white people suffer and/or feel anxiety, that suffering/anxiety can only be soothed by the suffering of non-whites. When the Spanish flu and post WWI recession hit the whites, they robbed, raped, burned, and pillaged dozens and dozens of black neighborhoods in America.


How do I impress this upon you guys?  White America is the alcoholic, abusive dad/husband. If he had a bad day at the office or whatever, snd you know someone is gonna suffer when he gets home. That's America.

Right now... they are still at the bar. Around labor day you can expect them to arrive at home and start easing some of that stress.

If you're a minority and you're not armed, you need to wake tf up.
 
2020-07-01 4:37:26 AM  
It's sad that a bunch of people need to die needlessly because a not-insignificant percentage of Americans are selfish, stupid and cruel.
 
2020-07-01 4:38:51 AM  
I'll pass on that one thank you very much for playin da game!!!!
 
2020-07-01 4:39:11 AM  
Stupid caged animals having stupid, caged reactions.
 
2020-07-01 4:41:18 AM  
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2020-07-01 4:46:27 AM  

Ken S.: With luck they will have a vaccine before the second wave so it just kills off the anti-vacers.


A vaccine is well over a year away if not longer.
 
2020-07-01 5:01:42 AM  

farkingismybusiness: We are at the first hump.
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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/couldn't resist.
 
2020-07-01 5:21:22 AM  
I said it the other day, I'll say it again:

Everyone agrees - opening back up will lead to more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths. Only a few fringe weirdos think it's fake.

The disagreement is that a significant number of people are more okay with that than others and believe it's the cost of society.  You can't keep schools, businesses and life in lockdown forever. You have to open the door at some point.

Now, why they're not wearing masks or taking precautions, that's what makes them stupid, but even masks and social distancing are not possible 100% of the time, so what can be done beyond that to slow this down? I'm all ears.
 
2020-07-01 5:25:06 AM  
First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.
 
2020-07-01 5:30:08 AM  

fusillade762: It's sad that a bunch of people need to die needlessly because a not-insignificant percentage of Americans are selfish, stupid and cruel.


But think of the short term profit. The investors are going to be so happy for this quarterly earnings report
 
2020-07-01 5:32:54 AM  
America's handling of COVID-19 is woefully negligent. You saw the rest of the world struggle with COVID-19 and saw countries winning against it. But still put greed first. While that is sad, what makes me angry is that the rest of the world are likely to suffer due to your selfishness (prolonged global presence, and perhaps prevention of global eradication of COVID19). Is a similar selfishness that China exhibited early on by hiding the initial situation.
/ not angry at the regular Americans that are also angry at what their country had done.
// lives in a state that has beaten the virus
/// three beers in to match third slashie (apologies if I'm all beery-ranty)
 
2020-07-01 5:35:34 AM  

GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.


Yeah, its always that evil "The Media"

States locked down, the economy tanked, then Trump* and GOP governors panicked over his reelection, said the virus was a hoax, blamed the Media, (ahem) and the reopened way too soon.

Look what happened.
 
2020-07-01 5:36:58 AM  

LiberalConservative: America's handling of COVID-19 is woefully negligent. You saw the rest of the world struggle with COVID-19 and saw countries winning against it. But still put greed first. While that is sad, what makes me angry is that the rest of the world are likely to suffer due to your selfishness (prolonged global presence, and perhaps prevention of global eradication of COVID19). Is a similar selfishness that China exhibited early on by hiding the initial situation.
/ not angry at the regular Americans that are also angry at what their country had done.
// lives in a state that has beaten the virus
/// three beers in to match third slashie (apologies if I'm all beery-ranty)


Ot's as though politics matter and can have a significant impact on people's lives.

But if that were true then the people who refuse to participate "Because it doesn't matter" would be enormous idiotic assholes too lazy to do the barest minimum to keep our society semi-sane.
 
2020-07-01 5:49:56 AM  

GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.


Shhh, that doesn't fit the narrative. It's Karen's at the hair salon, dang it.
 
2020-07-01 5:51:15 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.

Yeah, its always that evil "The Media"

States locked down, the economy tanked, then Trump* and GOP governors panicked over his reelection, said the virus was a hoax, blamed the Media, (ahem) and the reopened way too soon.

Look what happened.


Your events are out of sequence.
 
2020-07-01 5:53:03 AM  

bfh0417: brainlordmesomorph: GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.

Yeah, its always that evil "The Media"

States locked down, the economy tanked, then Trump* and GOP governors panicked over his reelection, said the virus was a hoax, blamed the Media, (ahem) and the reopened way too soon.

Look what happened.

Your events are out of sequence.


What? Trump* called it a hoax first? That's your problem??
 
2020-07-01 5:54:09 AM  

Boudyro: LiberalConservative: America's handling of COVID-19 is woefully negligent. You saw the rest of the world struggle with COVID-19 and saw countries winning against it. But still put greed first. While that is sad, what makes me angry is that the rest of the world are likely to suffer due to your selfishness (prolonged global presence, and perhaps prevention of global eradication of COVID19). Is a similar selfishness that China exhibited early on by hiding the initial situation.
/ not angry at the regular Americans that are also angry at what their country had done.
// lives in a state that has beaten the virus
/// three beers in to match third slashie (apologies if I'm all beery-ranty)

Ot's as though politics matter and can have a significant impact on people's lives.

But if that were true then the people who refuse to participate "Because it doesn't matter" would be enormous idiotic assholes too lazy to do the barest minimum to keep our society semi-sane.


Yeah but humans are generally selfish arseholes. Even helping others is often just to make themselves feel as though they are better people. The key difference is that some countries have done really well while others intentionally chose not to AND had a population who did not, or were unable, to pressure their government into appropriate action against Covid19.
 
2020-07-01 5:58:14 AM  
GreenSun:

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.


This did not happen.

They did cover the news as they happened. As always. Showing the protests. That is their job. The protesters believe that ending the history of police violence and fascism is something worth exposing themselves to the risk. The protests are happening at a bad time. But some things are worth fighting for. The soldiers at Normandy knew the risks too. They did not want to be there. And now the GOP and some posters are pissing on their graves.
 
2020-07-01 6:12:59 AM  

GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.


The media pushed mask-wearing and distancing during protests.

Also, "protesting against the being systemically murdered" ranks right up there with getting groceries and visiting your doctor on the scale of essential activities that need to happen even during a pandemic. Way, way above haircuts and pedicures.
 
2020-07-01 6:17:39 AM  

GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.


Sincere  question - what media said it was OK  to go to mass gatherings like protests? I listen to BBC World News and NPR and was informed they were happening and that there were concerns about virus transmission as a result if too many people showed up without masks and failed to maintain social distancing measures outside of their pods. (Your 'pod' is your group that you've  been isolating with/trying not to murder while in quarantine).

Neither of those outlets ever said it was OK to go to a protest, and at least one  dude interviewed on NPR gave alternate methods of expressing your displeasure with the current state of affairs that did not endanger yourself or others.

I'm extremely curious about which media outlet was telling people to head out and protest, as the two I consume just reported the facts while the talking heads were saying what amounted to "It will be  super interesting to see how much virus transmission we get from this".


tl:dr - WTF are you watching/listening to, why did they say it was OK to go to a protest and who said it? That's just weird if it was a news organization saying it. They're supposed to report the news, not make it. (which is why I stick to NPR and BBC World News - they're pretty good about that sort of thing)
 
2020-07-01 6:21:20 AM  

FarkingChas: GreenSun:

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.


This did not happen.

They did cover the news as they happened. As always. Showing the protests. That is their job. The protesters believe that ending the history of police violence and fascism is something worth exposing themselves to the risk. The protests are happening at a bad time. But some things are worth fighting for. The soldiers at Normandy knew the risks too. They did not want to be there. And now the GOP and some posters are pissing on their graves.


The protests did not cause this and California is clearly test bed for that.  In case you didn't read the article from two days ago we have two, or really three California's and it's based strictly on political lines.  Northern California, the bastion of liberal city San Francisco's and the Silicon Valley protested like none other. But they work masks.  Meanwhile idiots in the Central Valley and Southern California went about their daily lives without them.  Also, there was not comparably as much protesting in the Central Valley.  Guess where the spikes are.  Not In liberal central, but in maga country.   F anyone not wearing a mask and any "fake news source" like gatewaypundit, newsmax for saying they are unsafe and for foxnews creating this asinine narrative it's BLMs fault.
 
2020-07-01 6:36:17 AM  

FarkingChas: GreenSun:

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.


This did not happen.

They did cover the news as they happened. As always. Showing the protests. That is their job. The protesters believe that ending the history of police violence and fascism is something worth exposing themselves to the risk.


This. Outside of the crazy people bubble, actual media outlets were reporting on the protest while simultaneously doing multiple stories about how protesting during a pandemic is really farking dangerous.

It took me literally 4 seconds to google these stories:
https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/health​/​protests-coronavirus-spread-concerns/i​ndex.html
https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/​c​oronavirus/experts-fear-large-protests​-could-lead-to-spike-in-covid-19-cases​/2419196/
https://abcnews.go.com/US/mass-protes​t​s-lead-wave-coronavirus-infections/sto​ry?id=70997184
 
2020-07-01 6:37:51 AM  

mojuba: FarkingChas: GreenSun:

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.


This did not happen.

They did cover the news as they happened. As always. Showing the protests. That is their job. The protesters believe that ending the history of police violence and fascism is something worth exposing themselves to the risk. The protests are happening at a bad time. But some things are worth fighting for. The soldiers at Normandy knew the risks too. They did not want to be there. And now the GOP and some posters are pissing on their graves.

The protests did not cause this and California is clearly test bed for that.  In case you didn't read the article from two days ago we have two, or really three California's and it's based strictly on political lines.  Northern California, the bastion of liberal city San Francisco's and the Silicon Valley protested like none other. But they work masks.  Meanwhile idiots in the Central Valley and Southern California went about their daily lives without them.  Also, there was not comparably as much protesting in the Central Valley.  Guess where the spikes are.  Not In liberal central, but in maga country.   F anyone not wearing a mask and any "fake news source" like gatewaypundit, newsmax for saying they are unsafe and for foxnews creating this asinine narrative it's BLMs fault.


If you look at the USA map here:
https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/​h​ealth/coronavirus-us-maps-and-cases/

You can see which counties are the worst.  Yep, the central valley mostly. But LA is where the hotspot started.
 
2020-07-01 6:46:32 AM  
And again you get assholes blaming the BLM protests even though it's been shown that due to all the mask wearing during said protests the virus spread as a result was kept to a bare minimum, in stark contrast to the reopen pritests before that that gave rise to nice spikes in infection rate.
 
2020-07-01 6:48:28 AM  

Boondock3806: GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killed.

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.

The media pushed mask-wearing and distancing during protests.

Also, "protesting against the being systemically murdered" ranks right up there with getting groceries and visiting your doctor on the scale of essential activities that need to happen even during a pandemic. Way, way above haircuts and pedicures.


I think he's talking about Fox and OANN covering the anti mask protests.
 
2020-07-01 6:51:29 AM  

Ken S.: With luck they will have a vaccine before the second wave so it just kills off the anti-vacers.


With so many wishing death upon them, for their protection, it's a wonder they are still around.

Yeah I'm not sure why some think they should have a choice in life. They should just shut the fark up and do what they are told.
 
2020-07-01 6:51:57 AM  

GreenSun: First, the media told people to stay indoors so as to not get sick or spread the virus.

Then George Floyd got killedmurdered in cold blood

Then the media told people that joining protests is ok.

Well which one is it? Look what happened.


Fixed that for you. You know, maybe the cops could stop murdering people? Then we wouldn't need to protest in the middle of pandemic. Maybe they could act like cops in every other developed nation and not murder people all the time. It's not that hard, but somehow in the US they just do these extrajudicial murders of 12 year old kids and stuff. After a while, people start to feel like they are being oppressed, what with people being killed for no reason over and over. Even white people with a conscience start wanting to burn things down when this goes on, constantly with no reprieve, video after video, for 20+ years, and police murderers don't even get fired, much less put in jail.

The gang of Baltimore cops that killed Freddie Gray all walked. Every. Single. One. Pretty sure they're still on the force too.

The cops kill about as many people per capita in the US as they do in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been racked by a series of wars.
 
2020-07-01 6:53:57 AM  

King Something: /and no, I did not repeat myself
//it's a squares and rectangles thing
///not all Nazis are Republican politicians


Doesn't matter. What's important is to label people and dehumanize those that think differently than you.
 
2020-07-01 6:56:42 AM  

havocmike: I said it the other day, I'll say it again:

Everyone agrees - opening back up will lead to more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths. Only a few fringe weirdos think it's fake.

The disagreement is that a significant number of people are more okay with that than others and believe it's the cost of society.  You can't keep schools, businesses and life in lockdown forever. You have to open the door at some point.

Now, why they're not wearing masks or taking precautions, that's what makes them stupid, but even masks and social distancing are not possible 100% of the time, so what can be done beyond that to slow this down? I'm all ears.


If only we had some examples of states or nations that slowed it down.
 
2020-07-01 6:57:17 AM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Ken S.: With luck they will have a vaccine before the second wave so it just kills off the anti-vacers.

A vaccine is well over a year away if not longer.


Good because it about time we rid ourselves of herpes. I mean cancer. I mean hepatitis. I mean. Hey, wait a sec...
 
2020-07-01 6:58:30 AM  
Flatten the curve? Sound familiar? Experts originally said everyone would eventually get it, were just flattening the curve so that hospitals wouldn't be overwhelmed.

The left can act like everyone can just stay home until a vaccine comes out. What do they do for money? How do they pay for food and their mortgage? Serious question.

The left called Trumps travel ban racist and xenophobic, with NY officials encouraging people to go to the lunar new year celebrations, so saying the US knew from the beginning is moronic.

And people who say states opened up because the virus kills more minorities are too stupid to even reply to.
 
2020-07-01 7:01:01 AM  

havocmike: I said it the other day, I'll say it again:

Everyone agrees - opening back up will lead to more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths. Only a few fringe weirdos think it's fake.

The disagreement is that a significant number of people are more okay with that than others and believe it's the cost of society.  You can't keep schools, businesses and life in lockdown forever. You have to open the door at some point.

Now, why they're not wearing masks or taking precautions, that's what makes them stupid, but even masks and social distancing are not possible 100% of the time, so what can be done beyond that to slow this down? I'm all ears.


Ban some more old TV shows.
 
2020-07-01 7:09:31 AM  
StoPPeRmobile:
Yeah I'm not sure why some think they should have a choice in life. They should just shut the fark up and do what they are told.

All these years now and you still have not heard of herd immunity? Really?

You should not have a choice. Correct. You have no :right" to be a disease carrier and kill innocent people. You want to go and live on a desert island and do everything for yourself with no contact with anyone else? Then you can "do what you want". You want to live within a society and be able to get a haircut and buy groceries? Then you must respect our right to stay alive.
 
2020-07-01 7:12:18 AM  

StoPPeRmobile: Doesn't matter. What's important is to label people and dehumanize those that think differently than you.


So why do you keep doing that? If you know it is so wrong.
 
2020-07-01 7:17:37 AM  
otherideas:
The left called Trumps travel ban racist and xenophobic, with NY officials encouraging people to go to the lunar new year celebrations, so saying the US knew from the beginning is moronic.

It was. He ONLY banned Chinese nationals. He let anyone else from that region in. That is what people are pissed about. They wanted a total ban. The NYC mayor has been proven to be a Covidiot. How does that bolster your case?
 
2020-07-01 7:21:37 AM  

otherideas: The left called Trumps travel ban racist and xenophobic, with NY officials encouraging people to go to the lunar new year celebrations, so saying the US knew from the beginning is moronic.


You mean the 'travel ban' that only applied to Chinese people with no visa, green card, dual nationality, family in the US...I could go on. 40,000 people still came here from China between the establishment of the ban and April. It accomplished absolutely nothing other than to allow Trump to say he did something.

Seriously, do yourselves a favor and read Sec. 2.
 
2020-07-01 7:25:09 AM  

farkingismybusiness: We are at the first hump.
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Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


From its Wikipedia entry: "Subsequent inversions or another run of the coaster would serve as insurance against unintentional survival of passengers."

Something to cheer me up at last, thanks!
 
2020-07-01 7:26:33 AM  
otherideas:
The left can act like everyone can just stay home until a vaccine comes out.

That is not true. We wanted a REAL lockdown that would have starved out the virus. Then real restrictions on what we can do. And we would all be back to semi-normal now. Other countries did it. We can still do it but it will hurt so much worse now. Thanks to ones like you.


What do they do for money? How do they pay for food and their mortgage? Serious question.

You are having money problems? Good. That is what you voted for. Now live with it. Take a look at what Canada did. But you mucked the rest of us too.
 
2020-07-01 7:42:47 AM  

havocmike: I said it the other day, I'll say it again:

Everyone agrees - opening back up will lead to more cases, more hospitalizations and more deaths. Only a few fringe weirdos think it's fake.

The disagreement is that a significant number of people are more okay with that than others and believe it's the cost of society.  You can't keep schools, businesses and life in lockdown forever. You have to open the door at some point.

Now, why they're not wearing masks or taking precautions, that's what makes them stupid, but even masks and social distancing are not possible 100% of the time, so what can be done beyond that to slow this down? I'm all ears.


Scrap the F35 or sell them, sell or scrap one aircraft carrier.

Pay people to stay home and pay the everloving fark to teachers and prioritizing education.

If only
 
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