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2020-07-14 9:18:35 PM  
Or... how about this? We pretend nothing's happening in order to get college football, watch a game or two before everything shuts down until 2022?
 
2020-07-14 9:38:19 PM  
yeah, just like the rest of the farking world
 
2020-07-14 9:57:03 PM  
We couldn't have done this in January?
 
2020-07-14 9:59:28 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: We pretend nothing's happening in order to get college football


Football players already wear face masks when they're playing.  I'm sure it will be perfectly fine!
 
2020-07-14 10:28:16 PM  

jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?


It was possible in April/May if the administration had implemented emergency measures in March and the country was flooded with millions and millions of N95 masks.

Now, with there still being a shortage of PPE, good luck
 
2020-07-14 10:34:24 PM  

jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?


Oh, we will.
 
2020-07-14 10:34:28 PM  
So... we can't get it under control then?
 
2020-07-14 10:35:28 PM  
Translation: We won't get it under control in 1-2 months because FREEDUMMMMMM.
 
2020-07-14 10:36:54 PM  
Question.. is this an honest statement, or Trump's hand up someone's ass making them a sock puppet or risk being replaced and/or disbanded... like he's done to everyone else who has disagreed wth him...
 
2020-07-14 10:37:08 PM  
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2020-07-14 10:37:19 PM  
So, we'll keep the border closed till at least this time next year then.
 
2020-07-14 10:37:21 PM  
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/Sarcasm aimed at the people who think we can top 70%+ on wearing a farking mask.
 
2020-07-14 10:38:53 PM  
In other words, we'd already be in the clear if the covidiots had put the damn masks on instead of complaining about "muh freedoms".
 
2020-07-14 10:39:52 PM  

jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?


It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.
 
2020-07-14 10:41:22 PM  
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Good luck with that America.
 
2020-07-14 10:41:44 PM  
So we're screwed!
 
2020-07-14 10:42:38 PM  
Well yeah but, why would we do that. Seems pretty inconvenient to me.
 
2020-07-14 10:42:59 PM  
Well, 63 million morons are already shiatting all over that plan, so no.
 
2020-07-14 10:43:03 PM  
Fat chance. We live in Idiocracy.
 
2020-07-14 10:43:21 PM  

Gubbo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was possible in April/May if the administration had implemented emergency measures in March and the country was flooded with millions and millions of N95 masks.

Now, with there still being a shortage of PPE, good luck


They don't even need to be N95....
 
2020-07-14 10:43:30 PM  

Corvus: So we're screwed!


In every way but the fun way.
 
2020-07-14 10:43:44 PM  
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2020-07-14 10:44:02 PM  

edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.


In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.
 
2020-07-14 10:44:16 PM  
And if my farts were roses I'd have a bouquet.
 
2020-07-14 10:45:23 PM  

edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.


To be fair, early March was probably the real tipping point. Hell, even if it was fully implemented by the end of April we'd be a hell of a lot better off.

But here we are - The middle of farking July with no end in sight!

The rest of the modern world is both laughing at us and horrified at how we are handling this.
 
2020-07-14 10:45:38 PM  
A face mask is a penalty, though!
 
2020-07-14 10:45:43 PM  
Who cares what the CDC has to say?  I want to hear Chuck Woolery's thoughts on the matter.  (After all, he's the real expert, cited by the President, not some nobody from the CDC!)
 
2020-07-14 10:46:12 PM  

OgreMagi: In other words, we'd already be in the clear if the covidiots had put the damn masks on instead of complaining about "muh freedoms".


I remember someone off-handedly mention those two early hair cutters who cut the hair of like 140+ people managed to infect zero clients because they were both wearing a mask.

I did zero follow-up research, but I don't remember anyone calling the poster out as wrong, as Fark is won't to do.
 
2020-07-14 10:46:12 PM  
So they same people who say they will fight a revolution to save the country also say wearing a mask is too much to ask for them to save the country.
 
2020-07-14 10:46:37 PM  

Enigmamf: Gubbo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was possible in April/May if the administration had implemented emergency measures in March and the country was flooded with millions and millions of N95 masks.

Now, with there still being a shortage of PPE, good luck

They don't even need to be N95....


True.

Oh well, as has been mentioned, freedumb reigns
 
2020-07-14 10:46:52 PM  
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Oh goodie, I get to post this little psychopath again.
 
2020-07-14 10:47:23 PM  

SomeAmerican: So... we can't get it under control then?


Not a chance. It would require Americans to do things. We're not good at that.
 
2020-07-14 10:47:43 PM  

Dork Gently: In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.


You are correct, but someone will come in shortly to say either "they didn't say that" or "they only said that first responders need them more" neither of which is correct.

Later Fauci said they always knew that people should wear masks but said otherwise so first responders had a better chance at the limited supply of them.  IE they lied.
 
2020-07-14 10:47:59 PM  

OgreMagi: In other words, we'd already be in the clear if the covidiots had put the damn masks on instead of complaining about "muh freedoms".


What are we talking about here? Covid19? Gun violence? Environmental pollution?

It's always the same group of idiots making things worse. If I was a religious idiot (namely one of these people), I'd believe that Covid19 was plague sent by God to finally kill off these morons to purge the earth of these troublemakers.

Instead I just see that it's Darwinism at work. Either way, good riddance.
 
2020-07-14 10:48:10 PM  
The world could eliminate Covid in six weeks or less if everyone quarantined. And strict follow-ups, as Wuhan did.

Think about that. Think about the economic damage to so many countries so far. Yes, it would hurt for six weeks.. but then it would be over. That's it. Done.

Anyway, enough fantasties. Back to the plodding idiots of the real world.
 
2020-07-14 10:48:14 PM  

Dork Gently: edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.

In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.


Because there was already a real shortage of masks and other PPE for medical workers and concern that people would hoard them, creating an even greater shortage.

Have you forgotten the great toilet paper shortage of 2020?

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.
 
2020-07-14 10:48:16 PM  

Dork Gently: edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.

In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.


So weird the way smart people change their views based on updated data. It's what liberals call "science" and what conservatives call "flip-flopping".
 
2020-07-14 10:49:18 PM  

fusillade762: [Fark user image 627x720]

Oh goodie, I get to post this little psychopath again.


... any fark lawyers want to take a swing at determining whether stand your ground laws would be useful here?
 
2020-07-14 10:50:06 PM  

OgreMagi: In other words, we'd already be in the clear if the covidiots had put the damn masks on instead of complaining about "muh freedoms".


yes. for sure.
 
2020-07-14 10:51:18 PM  

Kubo: Translation: We won't get it under control in 1-2 months because FREEDUMMMMMM.


Cause people are people, and people won't listen.
 
2020-07-14 10:51:46 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: So weird the way smart people change their views based on updated data. It's what liberals call "science" and what conservatives call "flip-flopping".


It's not science if they knew it the whole time, just said otherwise.
 
2020-07-14 10:52:25 PM  

Claude Ballse: OgreMagi: In other words, we'd already be in the clear if the covidiots had put the damn masks on instead of complaining about "muh freedoms".

What are we talking about here? Covid19? Gun violence? Environmental pollution?

It's always the same group of idiots making things worse. If I was a religious idiot (namely one of these people), I'd believe that Covid19 was plague sent by God to finally kill off these morons to purge the earth of these troublemakers.

Instead I just see that it's Darwinism at work. Either way, good riddance.


You seem like the kind of person who shrugs at civilian war casualty numbers.

/possibly even jerks off to the stats
 
2020-07-14 10:53:08 PM  

GrogSmash: Question.. is this an honest statement, or Trump's hand up someone's ass making them a sock puppet or risk being replaced and/or disbanded... like he's done to everyone else who has disagreed wth him...


Well considering Trump is the one leading the anti-mask charge...
 
2020-07-14 10:53:12 PM  

Lumber Jack Off: Dork Gently: edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.

In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.

Because there was already a real shortage of masks and other PPE for medical workers and concern that people would hoard them, creating an even greater shortage.

Have you forgotten the great toilet paper shortage of 2020?

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.


As long as people congregate in enclosed spaces it's going to continue. Masks only help so much.
 
2020-07-14 10:53:12 PM  

starsrift: The world could eliminate Covid in six weeks or less if everyone quarantined.


I said this back in mid-March.  Shut it down.  Shut it all down.  Was told it would never work...but it would have worked better than what we've done has.  If we had done a total shutdown until the end of May there would have been deaths, but a fraction of what has happened and a fraction of what will.
 
2020-07-14 10:53:25 PM  
So much for that.
 
2020-07-14 10:53:27 PM  
LOL. This is exactly like sying "we can win the obesity threat if everything stops eating junk food" or "we can win the preventable disease nightmare by actually doing preventive medicine".

It may work in third-world shiatholes like Japan, Taiwan or South Korea, where nobody values individualism and fredumz, but they're paying with their souls for this acceptance of tyranny.
 
2020-07-14 10:53:32 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Dork Gently: edmo: jaylectricity: We couldn't have done this in January?

It was still a fake nothing latest hoax back then.

In January, all the public health officials insisted people shouldn't wear masks because they wouldn't help the general public.

How quickly details like that go down the memory hole.

So weird the way smart people change their views based on updated data. It's what liberals call "science" and what conservatives call "flip-flopping".


Bayesian thinking? FAKE METHOD!!!
 
2020-07-14 10:54:23 PM  
And if we had ham we could have ham and eggs. If we had eggs.
 
2020-07-14 10:55:10 PM  

mjbok: starsrift: The world could eliminate Covid in six weeks or less if everyone quarantined.

I said this back in mid-March.  Shut it down.  Shut it all down.  Was told it would never work...but it would have worked better than what we've done has.  If we had done a total shutdown until the end of May there would have been deaths, but a fraction of what has happened and a fraction of what will.


You have to continue until the last infected person is clean. Longer than 2 months. Some people have been continuously sick for 4-5 months with this.
 
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