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2020-08-02 11:22:05 AM  
Nice. However, please direct your attention to the next phase waiting patiently for the idiots to gather.
It will be truly monumental.

/ this is not the rapture you are looking for
 
2020-08-02 11:31:24 AM  
FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.
 
2020-08-02 11:40:06 AM  
A friend works as a contact tracer here in North Dakota.  She says people they contact don't care at all.

My ex-wife texted, says today she has a headache, exhaustion, and dizziness.  Says we'll "see if it passes" so I can bring kids over.  She went to a restaurant on Wednesday to get a free meal for her birthday.  Took our kids who have now been around me, my chemo-treatment wife, and the 75 year old grandparents.  (I'm trying to get her a COVID test, but you can't get one here without a doctor referral and they are stingy farks about that)

F*ck every single person who doesn't take this seriously, even if its the old 'just this one time' bullsh*t.  You're going to get other people killed.
 
2020-08-02 11:50:49 AM  
I thought the article was going to be:

"Donald Trump is my new boyfriend. We love snuggling. He has the fluffiest hair." - Dr. Birx
 
2020-08-02 12:09:23 PM  
Surprised she didn't day 'Wash yer hay-ands' for the millionth time.
 
2020-08-02 12:16:39 PM  
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You're breakin' my balls Deb Brix
 
2020-08-02 12:36:09 PM  
Figured it was to announce this:
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2020-08-02 12:40:52 PM  
I think this new phase known as shiat creek.
 
2020-08-02 1:08:26 PM  

thornhill: FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.


I know, I am in shock that my governor in Alabama not only put in  mask mandate, but may leave it for a while.  Now, enforcing is another thing.  I see plenty of Idiots not wearing them still.
 
2020-08-02 1:21:01 PM  

plecos: thornhill: FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.

I know, I am in shock that my governor in Alabama not only put in  mask mandate, but may leave it for a while.  Now, enforcing is another thing.  I see plenty of Idiots not wearing them still.


Only because they think it might save football this fall
 
2020-08-02 1:24:19 PM  
She literally said that not having a national approach to mask mandates and sheltering-in-place was a good thing, presumably because the states could individually decide whether or not to kill their citizens locally.

I had low initial expectations of Birx, but she has failed to an even greater degree than I'd imagined.
 
2020-08-02 3:52:13 PM  
WE-SA ALL GONNA DIE!
 
2020-08-02 3:54:36 PM  

whither_apophis: plecos: thornhill: FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.

I know, I am in shock that my governor in Alabama not only put in  mask mandate, but may leave it for a while.  Now, enforcing is another thing.  I see plenty of Idiots not wearing them still.

Only because they think it might save football this fall


You know, I have to say that if televised football games will keep these drooling cretins off the streets I say reopen football.
 
2020-08-02 3:54:51 PM  
No mention of demon babby batter. Shame on her.
 
2020-08-02 3:56:03 PM  
What she announced that she has sold her soul to Trump and took her entire scientific credibility and took a giant shiat on it?

Oh wait we've known that for more than a month.
 
2020-08-02 3:56:54 PM  

plecos: thornhill: FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.

I know, I am in shock that my governor in Alabama not only put in  mask mandate, but may leave it for a while.  Now, enforcing is another thing.  I see plenty of Idiots not wearing them still.


On the plus side, you can identify the idiots from a safe distance by their freaking maskless faces and initiate evasive maneuvers.
 
2020-08-02 3:57:56 PM  
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2020-08-02 3:58:24 PM  
If she had spent half the amount of time delivering spin-free information as she had picking out her scarf-du-jour, this country would be in a far better place.

As far as this current interview, it is what she should have been saying this **before** it happened, not as a scare statement when the new outbreak is in place.

just another effin idiot sociopath trumper
 
2020-08-02 3:58:52 PM  
Nothing gets by her.
 
2020-08-02 3:59:15 PM  
You have to explain it in terms the rural folks can understand: If you bring home the 'rona from the bar gramma is gonna die and you won't get her gubmint money checks no more.
 
2020-08-02 3:59:56 PM  
Meanwhile Susan Collins remains quite concerned
 
2020-08-02 4:00:58 PM  
So let's open all the schools!
 
2020-08-02 4:07:12 PM  
"To everybody who lives in a rural area, you are not immune or protected from this virus

Ha. Everyone in my dying hometown is certain this is only a city problem.  They think they're too smart to get it.  They are ignoring this.
 
2020-08-02 4:07:48 PM  
You can't be in the second wave until you leave the first one.

The WHOLE GODDAMN REASON we're having this problem is idiots like you think we beat the first wave. We didn't. We could have. We didn't.
 
2020-08-02 4:10:04 PM  
Sounds like she was just another 'yes-woman' around Trump. She was constantly spewing good news when things were on the decline around New York and other cities. Based on that Trump was all for opening up everything, and now look at the other cities. Imagine Fauci, who worked with countless other presidents, out over this person.
 
2020-08-02 4:11:00 PM  

iheartscotch: WE-SA ALL GONNA DIE!

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Yes, We Are
 
2020-08-02 4:12:05 PM  
I don't even care anymore. I'm just going to stay inside for the next two years and continue to discourage my 75 year old father from bringing home Tinder dates every week.
 
2020-08-02 4:12:49 PM  
Every time I see Birx on video I'm reminded of this obscure ghost story which I'll condense:
Man meets woman who insists on wearing a scarf all the time. They get romantically entangled and he unties the scarf and her head rolls off. The End
I'm not sure if there was a moral or point to that farked up faerie tale but it always stuck with me.

She's got the successful real estate agent look nailed down pat.
 
2020-08-02 4:12:58 PM  

Resin33: I don't even care anymore. I'm just going to stay inside for the next two years and continue to discourage my 75 year old father from bringing home Tinder dates every week.


Your father sounds like fun.
 
2020-08-02 4:13:49 PM  

Purple_Urkle: I thought the article was going to be:

"Donald Trump is my new boyfriend. We love snuggling. He has the fluffiest hair." - Dr. Birx


Nah.  She's too old for him.

/gonna be well over a million deaths by Thanskgiving, 2 million by EOY
 
2020-08-02 4:14:59 PM  
...she left out a drmatically lower death toll.
 
2020-08-02 4:29:08 PM  

TwilightZone: plecos: thornhill: FTFA:

On Sunday, Birx would not give a projection of how many deaths the US would see by the end of year, but she said a death toll largely depends on southern and western states to maintain and accelerate their mitigation efforts. Those states have become hot spots for the virus.

Well, we're screwed. Here in GA, besides the fact there is still no mask mandate, so many bars and restaurants are open. It's pretty freaking sad that not only does Alabama have a mask mandate, but its new cases are declining.

I know, I am in shock that my governor in Alabama not only put in  mask mandate, but may leave it for a while.  Now, enforcing is another thing.  I see plenty of Idiots not wearing them still.

On the plus side, you can identify the idiots from a safe distance by their freaking maskless faces and initiate evasive maneuvers.


I do that in the grocery store! I have a list....envision the route....go at off hours....go quickly down the aisles OH shiat NO MASK DIVERT DIVERT REROUTE!!!!
 
2020-08-02 4:32:58 PM  
This is why the shutdown needed to be aggressive at first, when it wasn't - because if you don't tamp it down hard the first time, it goes everywhere and people just start ignoring it because their ability to psychologically deal falls apart. And then it becomes a chronic disease in the population like TB used to be before we had antibiotics to cure it.

Yeah, the death or serious illness rate is not extremely high, but the same goes for TB - many people show no symptoms, don't even get sick.

Now, what happens if the vaccine ends up like the flu vaccine, and coronavirus becomes a yearly issue? I hope we get lucky and avoid that fate.
 
2020-08-02 4:36:03 PM  
She's a religious nutter and snake-oil saleswoman. Sold her soul to ride the Rump train, and now we're getting into genuine 'Oh shiat' territory she's attempting to turn the Titanic. Badly.
 
2020-08-02 4:37:33 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: Purple_Urkle: I thought the article was going to be:

"Donald Trump is my new boyfriend. We love snuggling. He has the fluffiest hair." - Dr. Birx

Nah.  She's too old for him.

/gonna be well over a million deaths by Thanskgiving, 2 million by EOY


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Not likely unless you want to try to qualify any pneumonia death as covid... But then we've already have lost 1.7 million to the flu season.
 
2020-08-02 4:37:35 PM  
Hair Furor had a stroke?

Oh, yeah, covid cases are up. I guess that was a little too obvious.
 
2020-08-02 4:37:54 PM  

berylman: Every time I see Birx on video I'm reminded of this obscure ghost story which I'll condense:
Man meets woman who insists on wearing a scarf all the time. They get romantically entangled and he unties the scarf and her head rolls off. The End
I'm not sure if there was a moral or point to that farked up faerie tale but it always stuck with me.

She's got the successful real estate agent look nailed down pat.


Holy crap-I read that story when I was a kid, years ago. It was in a thin grey paperback of ghost stories that I read in the '70s, although the actual story is probably a lot older.
 
2020-08-02 4:43:45 PM  

TastyEloi: berylman: Every time I see Birx on video I'm reminded of this obscure ghost story which I'll condense:
Man meets woman who insists on wearing a scarf all the time. They get romantically entangled and he unties the scarf and her head rolls off. The End
I'm not sure if there was a moral or point to that farked up faerie tale but it always stuck with me.

She's got the successful real estate agent look nailed down pat.

Holy crap-I read that story when I was a kid, years ago. It was in a thin grey paperback of ghost stories that I read in the '70s, although the actual story is probably a lot older.


...?

I...have ...questions.
 
2020-08-02 4:44:45 PM  
That fancy word for people who suffer from more than 2 illnesses - yeah that showed us you know the terms... but the swath of covidiots you are trying to reach?  Well you effectively have NOT delivered your message as a result.

And I guess that was one of your goals.  This timeline gets worse and worse...
 
2020-08-02 5:02:03 PM  

fragMasterFlash: You have to explain it in terms the rural folks can understand: If you bring home the 'rona from the bar gramma is gonna die and you won't get her gubmint money checks no more.


well, shiat.
 
2020-08-02 5:19:48 PM  
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2020-08-02 5:23:27 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Pants full of macaroni!!: Purple_Urkle: I thought the article was going to be:

"Donald Trump is my new boyfriend. We love snuggling. He has the fluffiest hair." - Dr. Birx

Nah.  She's too old for him.

/gonna be well over a million deaths by Thanskgiving, 2 million by EOY

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Not likely unless you want to try to qualify any pneumonia death as covid... But then we've already have lost 1.7 million to the flu season.


Sorry. Not million 170,000
 
2020-08-02 5:25:24 PM  

TastyEloi: berylman: Every time I see Birx on video I'm reminded of this obscure ghost story which I'll condense:
Man meets woman who insists on wearing a scarf all the time. They get romantically entangled and he unties the scarf and her head rolls off. The End
I'm not sure if there was a moral or point to that farked up faerie tale but it always stuck with me.

She's got the successful real estate agent look nailed down pat.

Holy crap-I read that story when I was a kid, years ago. It was in a thin grey paperback of ghost stories that I read in the '70s, although the actual story is probably a lot older.


I remember it ended with the head rolling down the stairs and her voice saying "I told you you'd be sorry...." and the ribbon trailing behind it.

Clearly it impacted me too....
 
2020-08-02 5:26:53 PM  

g.fro: TastyEloi: berylman: Every time I see Birx on video I'm reminded of this obscure ghost story which I'll condense:
Man meets woman who insists on wearing a scarf all the time. They get romantically entangled and he unties the scarf and her head rolls off. The End
I'm not sure if there was a moral or point to that farked up faerie tale but it always stuck with me.

She's got the successful real estate agent look nailed down pat.

Holy crap-I read that story when I was a kid, years ago. It was in a thin grey paperback of ghost stories that I read in the '70s, although the actual story is probably a lot older.

...?

I...have ...questions.


[More] Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

Big hit at Scholastic Book Fairs. Thin white paperback with red border now.
 
2020-08-02 5:27:03 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: But then we've already have lost 1.7 million to the flu season.



I thought the flu only killed 12,000 annually, so Covid wouldn't be so bad.

Then the flu killed 60,000 annually, so Covid was still not as bad.

Are you trying to say the flu kills 1.7 million per year, so Covid is not nearly as bad?

Your goalposts, they move a lot.
 
2020-08-02 5:30:26 PM  

mofa: I had low initial expectations of Birx, but she has failed to an even greater degree than I'd imagined.


sad isn't it.  i'd ignore her but she (and trump and the rest of them) are killing people i know and like.
 
2020-08-02 5:35:24 PM  

Purple_Urkle: I thought the article was going to be:

"Donald Trump is my new boyfriend. We love snuggling. He has the fluffiest hair." - Dr. Birx


I thought it was going to be:

"Anthony Fauci is Ellen DeGeneres in male drag."

Study it out.
 
2020-08-02 5:42:37 PM  

fragMasterFlash: You have to explain it in terms the rural folks can understand: If you bring home the 'rona from the bar gramma is gonna die and you won't get her gubmint money checks no more.


She'll fit in the freezer under the venison. Checks keep comin'.
 
2020-08-02 5:46:12 PM  
Still waiting for that Google-built website that would direct anyone who wants a test to the nearest parking-lot testing site.
 
2020-08-02 5:57:57 PM  

Christian Bale: fark'emfeed'emfish: But then we've already have lost 1.7 million to the flu season.


I thought the flu only killed 12,000 annually, so Covid wouldn't be so bad.

Then the flu killed 60,000 annually, so Covid was still not as bad.

Are you trying to say the flu kills 1.7 million per year, so Covid is not nearly as bad?

Your goalposts, they move a lot.


granted 1.7 million was just wrong, and I've corrected it to 170,000


as for the rest of your questions...
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/burden/​w​hy-cdc-estimates.htm

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those goal posts are built into the metrics that we rely on.

try this...
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it's based on actual data for the 2 previous seasons and carries forward to about week 28 this year.

https://gis.cdc.gov/grasp/fluview/mor​t​ality.html
 
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