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2020-08-03 9:15:21 PM  
123 votes:
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2020-08-03 11:39:13 PM  
89 votes:
I'm a pastor and I'm really tired of doing COVID funerals.
Stop it, y'all. Stop.
 
2020-08-03 11:52:35 PM  
82 votes:
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/a bit out of date at this point
 
2020-08-03 9:48:32 PM  
77 votes:
How people in other countries see what's happening in the US.

7-mins. Starts with a fairly light-hearted tone as you laugh at some of the stupid things that Trump says, but it ends with an oomph.

What Does America's Coronavirus Response Look Like Abroad? | NYT Opinion
Youtube kwkvTBgTO7A
 
2020-08-03 11:44:52 PM  
68 votes:
And Trump takes no responsibility. He should be sent to prison after November.
 
2020-08-04 12:17:01 AM  
56 votes:
I was doing a little math on how much congressional testimony is warranted by an American death. I turned to Benghazi for some guidance. Hillary Clinton was grilled for 11 hours over 4 deaths. That comes out to 2.75 hours per death.

I suggest we make Donald Trump testify for an equivalent amount of time. We can debate how much more time to allow for bathroom breaks, but without breaks that comes out to 2.75 hours x 150,000 dead = 412,500 hours, or a little over 47 years.
 
2020-08-03 11:50:25 PM  
51 votes:
In the time it took me to find the words to write this, just a couple of minutes, two people will have died from coronavirus in America. Two more by the time I've finished.

Folks that should have had a future. Everyone deserves a future.

Someone on this site described well the feeling Canadians are having right now: You know what's going on in the apartment downstairs right now, you can hear it, everyone can hear it.

But you can't do anything to stop it. You've tried, nothing's worked. It keeps going on, day by day, insinuating itself in your brain, simultaneously terrifying and mocking you for your powerlessness.

And you just have to hope that one day, hopefully soon, it stops.
 
2020-08-04 12:03:13 AM  
45 votes:
11,000, many of whom will die behind plastic sheeting or in a restricted ICU while intubated and sedated. No saying goodbye, no dying on one's own terms, no passing in hospice or at home. Yeah, many of them were coming to the end-of-life but I doubt this would have been the conditions they or their loved ones would have chosen
 
2020-08-04 12:06:13 AM  
43 votes:
In certain older, civilized cultures...

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2020-08-03 9:42:56 PM  
37 votes:
Babylon 5 - My favorite scenes - Dead...dead....dead
Youtube 0oHtLmjKRbE
 
2020-08-04 12:37:44 AM  
36 votes:

pedrop357: There seems to be this delusion here that the US would have had South Korea levels of death if only the right person had been in charge; never mind that SK's exposure vectors were known and far fewer than the US, that the US doesn't allow the government to (at least openly) gobble up all cell phone data to do contact tracing, OR that the US is actually a nation of states with most of the power necessary to address the problem.

But, but, but Trump mocked the virus.  He said some of the same things that the media and numerous Democratic politicians did.  If only he had spoken in more somber tones about it, then the governors of states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc. would not have required nursing homes to admit infect patients, causing tens of thousands of deaths.  If only he hadn't been optimistic based on what was known at the time, NY state and NYC city officials would not have advised people to just carry on as normal and to go to parades and movie theaters and ignore quarantine rules in other states.


You only know stuff about guns.

That does not mean you know a goddamned thing about anything else, and you keep proving it over and over.
 
2020-08-04 12:48:48 AM  
35 votes:

AsparagusFTW: My thought is this.

Given the average age of people who pass from this (yes I know young can die too), it is primarily hitting the elderly. The people that grandkids forget about. So people are not fully taking it serviously since it isn't close to home yet for a lot.

/sad all round


My mother (70 years old, btw) was complaining to me back in March that everyone who dies from Covid is having Covid listed as their cause of death, no matter how terrible their health was.  She mentioned her mother, who died a couple years earlier at 95ish and had been in terrible health for decades but somehow managed to live so long.  Her argument was that if her mom had died of Covid they would have listed her cause of death as Covid even though she was bed-ridden and had had no quality of life for at least 30 years.

I told her, "Mom, but if someone had broken into grandma's room with a hatchet and clubbed her over the head, should they not have considered that death a murder just because she was in bad health?'

Crickets...
 
2020-08-04 12:28:10 AM  
34 votes:
I was just released from the hospital in NY (nothing COVID-19 related).  One of the most heart-breaking things I've ever seen was when I asked a nurse for something and said "sorry I'm being so irritable." And she responded saying "At least you have the breath to complain.  I'll take that any day.".
 
2020-08-03 11:49:43 PM  
31 votes:
Trolls are just farking pathetic
 
2020-08-04 12:36:03 AM  
29 votes:
This thread filled with shiat quick
 
2020-08-04 12:13:31 AM  
29 votes:
So that means more than 200,000 dead by September 1st.
 
2020-08-03 8:48:09 PM  
29 votes:
This is so heartbreaking. Kia kaha, my American friends.
 
2020-08-03 11:40:39 PM  
28 votes:
That is going to put it back in the running for leading cause of death in the USA.


If we hit 12,000 deaths a week it will be back to number 1.
 
2020-08-04 12:31:40 AM  
27 votes:

pedrop357: anfrind: [Fark user image image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point

He didn't make the decision to send infected into nursing homes.


Are California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Missouri doing that now?
No they aren't and you're pathetic attempts at diverting responsibility from Trump are getting really old.
 
2020-08-03 11:56:54 PM  
26 votes:

whisper in the wind: And Trump takes no responsibility. He should be sent to prison after November.


FTFY
 
2020-08-03 9:17:34 PM  
25 votes:
As long as we stuck it to those libs, it will be all worth it.
 
2020-08-04 1:38:28 AM  
22 votes:

pedrop357: I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.  Their death rate has plummeted to near zero.

They avoided all of the shutdown drama, all the compliance costs, unemployment headaches, isolation problems, etc. and the US (482/mil) may still end up hitting their rate of 580/mil or even surpassing it.


Or you could have gone with the New Zealand model, lock down and take it seriously.  We're over 90 days without community infection.

/Kiwi
 
2020-08-03 11:45:37 PM  
22 votes:
Can we dump buckets of pigs blood on the murderer and his supporters? Sorta like Carrie but without PJ Soles boobies.
 
2020-08-04 12:26:35 AM  
21 votes:
Just remember this anger in November.
 
2020-08-03 11:39:33 PM  
21 votes:
All very preventable.
 
2020-08-03 8:24:57 PM  
21 votes:
'Murica.
 
2020-08-04 1:53:15 AM  
20 votes:
Republicans: Only about 20 Black people get killed by cops per year!! Who cares!!!

Also Republicans: Protesters and Antifa that kill no one we must do everything to stop!!! Unleash the US military and have fed agents beat up on citizens that didn't even do anything wrong!!!

Also Republicans: 160,000 Americans dead with 1,000 dying every day is nothing we should do anything about!! Who cares!!! Wearing a mask is asking too much!!
 
2020-08-03 11:43:31 PM  
20 votes:
That's a lot of 9/11s ....
 
2020-08-04 1:35:24 AM  
19 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"


Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.
 
2020-08-04 2:09:30 AM  
18 votes:
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2020-08-04 1:36:16 AM  
17 votes:
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2020-08-04 1:17:12 AM  
17 votes:
They worry about unemployeds getting the extra money and making too much money to work.  They forget that nobody's hiring.
 
2020-08-03 11:58:46 PM  
17 votes:

Hankie Fest: I'm a pastor and I'm really tired of doing COVID funerals.
Stop it, y'all. Stop.


Username heartbreakingly checks out.
 
2020-08-04 12:25:48 AM  
16 votes:
So I'm still not 100% clear on whether I should be comparing deaths to total cases, or deaths to active cases, or deaths to recovered.  I can argue just about any side there.

However, at the moment the US has ~4.8 million total cases, split roughly 50-50 between active and recovered.  Put another way, of the people to have had, and then not had, Coronavirus, ~2.5 million of them recovered, and ~160,000 of them died.  There are a bunch of moving variables here (death rates were much higher back in April, for instance), but a rough guess would suggest that of the remaining ~2.2 million active cases, there are another ~150,000 deaths coming.

And that's not counting future infections.
 
2020-08-04 1:33:27 AM  
14 votes:

Maybe you should drive: I also haven't missed a minute of work since this started.  If anything, I'm working more.  What people seem to miss, though, is this shouldn't be a choice between pissing yourself out of fear in a corner and being a complete antisocial who makes the problem worse.  It should be completely acceptable, encouraged even, do go about the essential activities that have to be done, but take extra precautions. In this day and age, though, it seems a larger and larger percentage of people want to end up on either end of the spectrum.


The problem is the disease is so damn contagious and Americans have a horrible libertarian streak combined with a low tolerance for inconvenience and a growing lack of communal empathy.
 
2020-08-04 1:17:57 AM  
14 votes:
Remember when it was a big deal around here that the virus had killed as many people as 9/11?

That was like, 60 years ago.

I'm tired.
 
2020-08-04 12:45:04 AM  
14 votes:
trump* is the biggest biological terrorist on earth. He should be dealt with as such. And every person that helped him along the way and those who did their damnedest to keep him in power should be treated as co-conspirators.No death penalty. Prison. For the rest of their lives. So they can have years of misery and pain.
 
2020-08-03 11:48:35 PM  
14 votes:
Thanks trump
 
2020-08-04 1:41:26 AM  
13 votes:
Republicans are a Death Cult.
 
2020-08-04 1:30:36 AM  
13 votes:

pedrop357: I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.


You also tell us that we can't do things like they do because they're 'a homogeneous culture', so youuuuuu're bein' a little discordant again, buddy.
 
2020-08-04 12:02:37 AM  
13 votes:
And the Red Death held sway over all!
 
2020-08-03 11:50:12 PM  
12 votes:

lolmao500: Silly subby, even without corona, 15 000 people die every day in India.

Murica is NOT number #1... YET!!


Oh, it's number one, alright, in Coronavirus 19 deaths and cases.

Nobody can take that away from you, not even India with its near teaming billlion people. Because the rate per million is so much lower in India, that even doubling or quadrupling the number of "real" deaths is not likely to catch them up.

World's largest democracy is safe. America has this. The world's largest democracy may be doing better than China, which has 50% more people at the moment.

India may have more new cases or more deaths per day, but you had a seven month head start on the pandemic. They were nowhere in March and April.
 
2020-08-04 2:05:31 AM  
11 votes:

gar1013: Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.

It doesn't help that Fark won't greenlight articles like this:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​cle-8583925/The-land-no-face-masks-Hol​lands-scientists-say-theres-no-solid-e​vidence-coverings-work.html

The Dutch have HALF the death rate of the UK, and it's because they aren't relying on the false sense of security of a piece of cloth that doesn't necessarily do anything.


The Dutch have half the death rate because they initiated draconian lockdowns and social distancing, and 95% of the population obeyed at the outset; hence, they did not need masks. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/featur​e​s/2020-06-05/netherlands-coronavirus-l​ockdown-dutch-followed-the-rules

Not because they aren't "relying on the false sense of security" of masks--they used the "false sense of security" of social distancing and lockdowns.
 
2020-08-04 12:59:10 AM  
11 votes:

pedrop357: I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.  Their death rate has plummeted to near zero.

They avoided all of the shutdown drama, all the compliance costs, unemployment headaches, isolation problems, etc. and the US (482/mil) may still end up hitting their rate of 580/mil or even surpassing it.


dig up, stupid.
 
2020-08-04 1:56:24 AM  
10 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?


From the site:


7/18/2020 4,081

8/1/2020 161

YOU REALLY THINK COVID DEATHS DROPPED 96% IN 2 WEEKS?
 
2020-08-04 1:33:05 AM  
10 votes:
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And before you go "That can't be real!!" Here is the link:

https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/s​t​atus/1236778368533700609?lang=en
 
2020-08-04 12:09:40 AM  
10 votes:

halifaxdatageek: You know what's going on in the apartment downstairs right now, you can hear it, everyone can hear it.


Suzanne Vega - Luka (Official Video)
Youtube VZt7J0iaUD0
 
2020-08-03 11:19:22 PM  
10 votes:

thisispete: This is so heartbreaking. Kia kaha, my American friends.


Yep

"We're gonna die."
- Rocket Raccoon
 
2020-08-04 5:44:37 AM  
9 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.


Oh, looky! A bootstrappy Trump anal wart scoffing at Covid. This attitude has never bit anyone in their moronic ass before.
 
2020-08-04 4:14:28 AM  
9 votes:

zerkalo: 11,000, many of whom will die behind plastic sheeting or in a restricted ICU while intubated and sedated. No saying goodbye, no dying on one's own terms, no passing in hospice or at home. Yeah, many of them were coming to the end-of-life but I doubt this would have been the conditions they or their loved ones would have chosen


Thing is, it seems to murder anyone over 70, just not nursing home folks.

My 72 year old father is still super active, still goes to work at his store every day, works out in the gym five days a week, but is asthmatic and has sleep apnea.  He is convinced everyone was already exposed and it is those other old people at risk.  He does not realize, will not accept he is a prime risk candidate.  How could he be, in his mind?  He hasn't even retired yet, and has no plans to until he finally makes back all that money Bush lost him in 2008, but that he still blames Obama and the media for losing him, "because they scared everyone into thinking the economy was bad."

He still thinks Trump is gonna be his economic savior.  He does not realize his income is far too low for Trump to care about, and also that until there is a middle class again, there is no market for the middle class home furnishings he sells.
 
2020-08-04 1:35:25 AM  
9 votes:
Remember a few months ago mouth breathing rumpers brought up car accidents and said that is what you should worry about instead? In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes, an average of 744 per week.

11,000 > 744

I wonder what stat they will use now.
 
2020-08-04 12:35:48 AM  
9 votes:

zerkalo: 11,000, many of whom will die behind plastic sheeting or in a restricted ICU while intubated and sedated. No saying goodbye, no dying on one's own terms, no passing in hospice or at home. Yeah, many of them were coming to the end-of-life but I doubt this would have been the conditions they or their loved ones would have chosen


And that's w/o speaking to the other casualties that won't result in immediate death but will nicely goof one up for the rest of one's life, both qualitatively and quantitatively... oh yes and we're all gonna take it up the a-hole to pay for the ongoing medical and productivity costs of others' legendary, inexcusable stupidity.
 
2020-08-04 12:13:55 AM  
9 votes:

ansius: How people in other countries see what's happening in the US.

7-mins. Starts with a fairly light-hearted tone as you laugh at some of the stupid things that Trump says, but it ends with an oomph.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kwkvTBgT​O7A]


I had just returned from a trip to NYC before this all started.

Seeing the beautiful park I had walked through the month before, and showed my friends photos of, operating as a massive field hospital where bodies were dumped into pits without ceremony, was indescribable.
 
2020-08-04 6:52:47 AM  
8 votes:

born_yesterday: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: I posted a graph. Screenshot the number I got wrong.

fark'emfeed'emfish: Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.


Oh sorry doing what you asked me to do. After telling me I was wrong again and again when I wasn't

Each of these threads is now a constant struggle to refute dis and misinformation that has the full support of management.

Not.A.Dime.


Exactly! And when I complained about it just the other day when one of MY posts was deleted yet the filth are still allowed to proliferate - no reply.

I'm letting my TF lapse and will not renew, and I've been a paying customer for over a decade, but no more.

These "alternate opinion" people are spreading misinformation and this site lets them do so freely.

Well, they can do it without my money.

And watch this post disappear.
 
2020-08-04 5:59:26 AM  
8 votes:

pedrop357: I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.  Their death rate has plummeted to near zero.

They avoided all of the shutdown drama, all the compliance costs, unemployment headaches, isolation problems, etc. and the US (482/mil) may still end up hitting their rate of 580/mil or even surpassing it.


Fun fact:  Sweden has universal health care, child care, and a good social safety net.  What do we have here in the US?
 
2020-08-04 3:53:32 AM  
8 votes:

pedrop357: I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.  Their death rate has plummeted to near zero.

They avoided all of the shutdown drama, all the compliance costs, unemployment headaches, isolation problems, etc. and the US (482/mil) may still end up hitting their rate of 580/mil or even surpassing it.


They had nearly an order of magnitude more deaths per capita than their neighbors (who did shut down) and their economy still sucked. More dead people, same crap economy. Sweden has been an utter disaster and no amount of gaslighting from the plague rats will change that. Why do you people always have to lie?
 
2020-08-04 1:41:07 AM  
8 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"


Reading is hard:

Things to know about the data
Provisional counts are not final and are subject to change. Counts from previous weeks are continually revised as more records are received and processed.
Provisional data are not yet complete. Counts will not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period, especially for more recent periods. However, we can estimate how complete our numbers are by looking at the average number of deaths reported in previous years.


So what you believe is in 2 weeks it dropped by close to 99%???
 
2020-08-04 1:20:44 AM  
8 votes:

gar1013: Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.

It doesn't help that Fark won't greenlight articles like this:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​cle-8583925/The-land-no-face-masks-Hol​lands-scientists-say-theres-no-solid-e​vidence-coverings-work.html

The Dutch have HALF the death rate of the UK, and it's because they aren't relying on the false sense of security of a piece of cloth that doesn't necessarily do anything.


the daily mail, for science! i'm sure there's no fail involved.
 
2020-08-04 12:51:42 AM  
8 votes:
The worst airline disaster in history was a collision between two Boeing 747s at Tenerife Spain that killed 585 people. Two disasters of that magnitude a day for every day of the week wouldn't be enough to match the expected Coronavirus death toll in the US this month.

US military casualties in WWI including combat deaths and those due to disease, accident were 116k. The US involvement lasted 20 months which averages out to 5,800 deaths per month, so we're going to nearly double that every week.
 
2020-08-04 12:38:29 AM  
8 votes:
This is a great tragedy unfolding in front of us all. Can it really go on with this 'leadership' till january? 250000 dead and no national effort to stop it?

//oh and guys, please don't talk to it. Please.
 
2020-08-04 12:06:42 AM  
8 votes:

whisper in the wind: And Trump takes no responsibility. He should be sent to prison after November.


Technically, that would be January.
 
2020-08-04 2:01:17 AM  
7 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.


They also pay taxes and it's also their money.
 
2020-08-04 1:59:16 AM  
7 votes:
Can't say he didn't warn us.

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2020-08-04 1:57:49 AM  
7 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: 1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that


That was the peak for ONE AGE GROUP not the count for everyone.

Learn to read a chart!!!!
 
2020-08-04 1:41:15 AM  
7 votes:

MythDragon: Loucifer: In certain older, civilized cultures...

[Fark user image image 850x455]

But Donny doesn't have a sword...


He can't hold a glass of water or walk down a gentle slope, let alone hold a sword.
 
2020-08-04 1:13:02 AM  
7 votes:
The worst month for US deaths due to the Spanish Flu pandemic was in October 1918 killing 195k.  That was before there were antibiotics to treat secondary infections, ventilators and a host of other advances in modern medicine and we still may break that record if Trump's wishful thinking and bullshiat is allowed to dictate our public health response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
 
2020-08-03 11:54:36 PM  
7 votes:
These numbers don't seem right to me. I feel they're a bit too optimistic.
 
2020-08-04 6:49:15 AM  
6 votes:

SR20DEN: This CDC list is updated daily.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id19/index.htm
Thus far the trend does not reflect this "prediction".


Since July 16, the CDC has not gotten uncorrupted data. That's the date hospitals were forced to send the info to the corrupt HHS to fudge the numbers. No numbers coming from the feds can be trusted anymore. If they were accurate before (and they weren't), they are WILDLY inaccurate now.
 
2020-08-04 6:17:52 AM  
6 votes:
Hilarious. After everything we predicted and worse about Trump came true, the people who told us we were wrong are still defending him. Still telling US the WE are the stupid ones.
Wow.
It's like the Trump bubble is impermeable, and reality proof.
Question to any random Trumper: How right do I have to be, and how wrong do you have to be, for how long, until you acknowledge that I am right and you are wrong?
Difficulty: No name calling or personal attacks. Just an actual argument of some sort - a rational one.
Prove that despite me being right about everything that was going to happen, and you being right about nothing, that I am the dumb one.
When you have been proven so thoroughly, completely, abjectly wrong, what "argument" can you invent that isn't complete bullshiat?
None.
 
2020-08-04 3:23:35 AM  
6 votes:
The last time I saw people this desperate to spin data and news articles has been in regards to global warming. And before that, smoking tobacco.

We deserve this plague. Maybe it'll teach us not to be so self-absorbed in humanity before it is over.
 
2020-08-04 2:27:28 AM  
6 votes:

pedrop357: It's also looking like the daily cases in FL, AZ, and TX might be on their way down, so it looks like many farkers are not going to get the red state death toll they were predicting (or hoping for).


That's a really dishonest and irresponsible way to spin the fact that this is the first week a long time the US hasn't set a **new record** for infections. Just because this week isn't a new record high doesn't mean "it looks like" any thing at all, you diarrhea-spewing gibbon.
 
2020-08-04 1:38:26 AM  
6 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"


Try reading your graph again... You know the part that says the last couple of weeks do not count all the deaths yet!!!!


You think covid deaths dropped by 95% in the last two weeks?

Look at the weeks before on your graph it says 4000 dead per week!!
 
2020-08-04 1:21:14 AM  
6 votes:

Maybe you should drive: Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.

I also haven't missed a minute of work since this started.  If anything, I'm working more.  What people seem to miss, though, is this shouldn't be a choice between pissing yourself out of fear in a corner and being a complete antisocial who makes the problem worse.  It should be completely acceptable, encouraged even, do go about the essential activities that have to be done, but take extra precautions. In this day and age, though, it seems a larger and larger percentage of people want to end up on either end of the spectrum.


How is being antisocial making any of this worse? Socializing is the only way to spread this damn thing.
 
2020-08-04 12:37:51 AM  
6 votes:

inner ted: This thread filled with shiat quick


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2020-08-03 11:55:36 PM  
6 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: These numbers don't seem right to me. I feel they're a bit too optimistic.


Sorry, read again. For August, okay. After this things could get really rough.
 
2020-08-04 6:03:57 AM  
5 votes:

inner ted: This thread filled with shiat quick


Yeah, there's a lot of dogshiat on the site these days.  But dont you dare post a sideboob!
 
2020-08-04 2:38:33 AM  
5 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?


That graph is cumulative.  That red line is only for people aged 85+.  You also have to add the other humps to it.  So, it's about 5.5k per week for people 85+, +4.5k for 75-84, +3.5 for 65-74, +2k for 55-64, +~1k for 45-54, +a few hundred each for the lower groups.  According to your graph, we had a peak of around 17k for mid April.
 
2020-08-04 2:16:39 AM  
5 votes:

rfenster: Orange man bad!!!!

<how was that?>


meh.
 
2020-08-04 1:11:16 AM  
5 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.


I also haven't missed a minute of work since this started.  If anything, I'm working more.  What people seem to miss, though, is this shouldn't be a choice between pissing yourself out of fear in a corner and being a complete antisocial who makes the problem worse.  It should be completely acceptable, encouraged even, do go about the essential activities that have to be done, but take extra precautions. In this day and age, though, it seems a larger and larger percentage of people want to end up on either end of the spectrum.
 
2020-08-04 12:55:15 AM  
5 votes:

pedrop357: I-K-Rumba: trump* is the biggest biological terrorist on earth. He should be dealt with as such. And every person that helped him along the way and those who did their damnedest to keep him in power should be treated as co-conspirators.No death penalty. Prison. For the rest of their lives. So they can have years of misery and pain.

Not the Chinese?


Nope.
-Virus that started in China... Trumps fault.
-Global warming... Trump
-Unemployment high because of social distancing regulations and non-essential people being out of work..Trump
-WW2 Holocaust... Trump
-Kitchen sink clogged, you bet your ass it was Trumps fault.
-Catwoman with Hallie Berry.. Yep Trump
 
2020-08-04 12:45:43 AM  
5 votes:
It's also looking like the daily cases in FL, AZ, and TX might be on their way down, so it looks like many farkers are not going to get the red state death toll they were predicting (or hoping for).
 
2020-08-04 12:33:30 AM  
5 votes:
There seems to be this delusion here that the US would have had South Korea levels of death if only the right person had been in charge; never mind that SK's exposure vectors were known and far fewer than the US, that the US doesn't allow the government to (at least openly) gobble up all cell phone data to do contact tracing, OR that the US is actually a nation of states with most of the power necessary to address the problem.

But, but, but Trump mocked the virus.  He said some of the same things that the media and numerous Democratic politicians did.  If only he had spoken in more somber tones about it, then the governors of states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc. would not have required nursing homes to admit infect patients, causing tens of thousands of deaths.  If only he hadn't been optimistic based on what was known at the time, NY state and NYC city officials would not have advised people to just carry on as normal and to go to parades and movie theaters and ignore quarantine rules in other states.
 
2020-08-04 12:32:25 AM  
5 votes:
That should be terrifying.  Enraging.

If it's not, then you're not paying attention.

(Still from TFA is my hometown.  Pasadena CA.  Intersection of Colorado and Fair Oaks, on the Rose Parade route.  Kinda scary.)
 
2020-08-04 12:25:23 AM  
5 votes:

King Something: 'Murica.


In confirmed deaths per million, the following countries are higher than the US: Belgium, UK, Peru, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Chile. France and Brazil are just behind us.
 
2020-08-04 5:34:21 AM  
4 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.


Would we have better numbers if our leaders had adopted mask policies early in the pandemic?

Yes

Are our leaders self serving infants that place personal advancement above societal well being?

Yes

Are we just stupid enough to willingly re elect self serving, society destroying a$$holes to protect guns and Jesus?

Yes
 
2020-08-04 5:17:22 AM  
4 votes:

FlyingBacon: People do die, not always from the virus even they had it


As far as I have read, you don't die directly from Covid-19.  Covid-19 causes 1 of 2 types of deaths:

either a "cytokine storm" where your immune system tears your body apart

or Covid-19 weakens other systems (e.g.  respiratory or pulmonary) to the point where they can no longer sustain life.

So every death where the person tested positive for SARS-Cov-2 is a Covid-19 caused death.

Arguing otherwise is like saying AIDS patients died of pneumonia, not AIDS.
 
2020-08-04 4:50:37 AM  
4 votes:

Maybe you should drive: AsparagusFTW: My thought is this.

Given the average age of people who pass from this (yes I know young can die too), it is primarily hitting the elderly. The people that grandkids forget about. So people are not fully taking it serviously since it isn't close to home yet for a lot.

/sad all round

My mother (70 years old, btw) was complaining to me back in March that everyone who dies from Covid is having Covid listed as their cause of death, no matter how terrible their health was.  She mentioned her mother, who died a couple years earlier at 95ish and had been in terrible health for decades but somehow managed to live so long.  Her argument was that if her mom had died of Covid they would have listed her cause of death as Covid even though she was bed-ridden and had had no quality of life for at least 30 years.

I told her, "Mom, but if someone had broken into grandma's room with a hatchet and clubbed her over the head, should they not have considered that death a murder just because she was in bad health?'

Crickets...


I'm totally borrowing that analogy
 
2020-08-04 4:44:50 AM  
4 votes:

MythDragon: Put him in the same cell as Hillary.


Why would Clinton be incarcerated?

Do give facts not opinions.
 
2020-08-04 2:37:48 AM  
4 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: 1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that

That was just 85 year olds and over NOT EVERYONE!!

Look again you farking lunatic.

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Click on one of the lines and it'll break the numbers down... They're stacked.


No they are for each category seperetly. those numbers are just for that single age range!!


Fark user imageView Full Size



That 5K is ONLY for 85+

you think 85+ were not dying at all for march to April?
 
2020-08-04 2:36:42 AM  
4 votes:

BafflerMeal: ShockDiode: trappedspirit: So has the death rate risen above the flu?

On the low end of the official estimates, we passed that on April 11th, on the high end we passed that on April 29th. So yes.

Let's not forget that the flu is still happening. The comparison shiat is shiat. It's not like Covid *replaced* it. All of these dates are in *addition* to the flu. 'Extra deaths' if you will.

/Doesn't get pointed out enough


Flu deaths will likely be down significantly worldwide since Covid precautions work on the flu as well. It won't come close to making up for the Covid deaths obviously since we're already at double the average annual worldwide flu mortality.
 
2020-08-04 2:33:39 AM  
4 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

From the site:


7/18/2020 4,081

8/1/2020 161

YOU REALLY THINK COVID DEATHS DROPPED 96% IN 2 WEEKS?

From what sight?


YOUR OWN SITE!!!

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/CO​V​ID19/index.htm
You have your numbers wrong  those aren't totals!!we had 3,000 people die in one day - how do you think the maximum was 5k for an entire week?
 
2020-08-04 2:19:24 AM  
4 votes:

trappedspirit: So has the death rate risen above the flu?


On the low end of the official estimates, we passed that on April 11th, on the high end we passed that on April 29th. So yes.
 
2020-08-04 2:15:17 AM  
4 votes:
I am so tired of this idiotic government.  Even if I wanted to take a trip out I couldn't because more and more countries are blocking US citizens from entering their country (and for good reasons unfortunately).
 
2020-08-04 1:06:21 AM  
4 votes:

ansius: How people in other countries see what's happening in the US.

7-mins. Starts with a fairly light-hearted tone as you laugh at some of the stupid things that Trump says, but it ends with an oomph.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/kwkvTBgT​O7A]


Well, that was a depressing watch.

People in other counties care about Americans dying more than our own countrymen/women care about each other dying.

But hey, the stock market is doing great, so everything must be fine.

Schools opening back up soon, good time to invest in coffins and freezer trucks.
 
2020-08-04 1:02:41 AM  
4 votes:

inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes


Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.
 
2020-08-04 12:55:34 AM  
4 votes:

pedrop357: gameshowhost: pedrop357: There seems to be this delusion here that the US would have had South Korea levels of death if only the right person had been in charge; never mind that SK's exposure vectors were known and far fewer than the US, that the US doesn't allow the government to (at least openly) gobble up all cell phone data to do contact tracing, OR that the US is actually a nation of states with most of the power necessary to address the problem.

But, but, but Trump mocked the virus.  He said some of the same things that the media and numerous Democratic politicians did.  If only he had spoken in more somber tones about it, then the governors of states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc. would not have required nursing homes to admit infect patients, causing tens of thousands of deaths.  If only he hadn't been optimistic based on what was known at the time, NY state and NYC city officials would not have advised people to just carry on as normal and to go to parades and movie theaters and ignore quarantine rules in other states.

You only know stuff about guns.

That does not mean you know a goddamned thing about anything else, and you keep proving it over and over.

Hence your intelligent rebuttal.


Hence you just played yourself, bro.
 
2020-08-04 12:05:36 AM  
4 votes:

Abox: brantgoose: We're back to counting in 911s. Good.

What is that in football fields


American fields an active playing roster capped at 48, two teams per field is 96. For simplicity we round to 100.

100x110=11000.

One hundred ten football fields a week.

Yawn. Let me know when we catch up to the destruction of the rainforest.

Kidding. Obviously.
 
2020-08-04 6:51:46 AM  
3 votes:
Too bad we didn't have a sham election to have Russia install president Madagascar.
 
2020-08-04 5:27:09 AM  
3 votes:
This was only a matter of time for it compounded issues like Covid-19. We were sick country wel before this pandemic.
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-04 4:53:00 AM  
3 votes:

gar1013: Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.

It doesn't help that Fark won't greenlight articles like this:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​cle-8583925/The-land-no-face-masks-Hol​lands-scientists-say-theres-no-solid-e​vidence-coverings-work.html

The Dutch have HALF the death rate of the UK, and it's because they aren't relying on the false sense of security of a piece of cloth that doesn't necessarily do anything.


yeah that's why doctors perform surgeries in sweatpants and wife-beaters.
 
2020-08-04 4:19:01 AM  
3 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: Brooksider: Can't say he didn't warn us.

[Fark user image 425x388]

I remember that Tweet. I am just shocked I haven't seen it being brought up by House Democrats.. Who was it meant for? What spurred it? Who made it? Find that person. Find out. It's the only clue that substantiates Covid is some kind of conspiracy. (By which I mean it substantiates nothing, but it is too on-point to be dismissed).


I think the joke is that he is fiddling while Rome burns and we all farked
 
2020-08-04 3:43:59 AM  
3 votes:

kayanlau: That's a lot of 9/11s ....


Its almost 4,000 benghazis a week.
 
2020-08-04 2:55:09 AM  
3 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: I posted a graph. Screenshot the number I got wrong.


fark'emfeed'emfish: Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.



Oh sorry doing what you asked me to do. After telling me I was wrong again and again when I wasn't
 
2020-08-04 2:43:22 AM  
3 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: 1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that

That was just 85 year olds and over NOT EVERYONE!!

Look again you farking lunatic.

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Click on one of the lines and it'll break the numbers down... They're stacked.


Here is from the same site again from the table chart:

"All Deaths involving Covid-19"
4/11/2020 16,089

4/18/2020 16,985


16 and 17 thousand is a LOT higher than 5k which you said was the peak.
 
2020-08-04 2:42:07 AM  
3 votes:

whisper in the wind: And Trump takes no responsibility. He should be sent to prison after November.


There's a whole forest of streetlights on Pennsylvania avenue that needs decorations
 
2020-08-04 2:33:51 AM  
3 votes:

Commander Lysdexic: Is it as bad as the Flu yet?


We passed the annual influenza death rate in about 4-5 months. It's now August. So yes. And the after effects are a lot worse than the flu for many who survive. It's leaving an awful lot of chronically damaged people, including an old friend of mine. She's three months out now from 'recovery' and still can't make it through half a day's work. She's got pulmonary scarring.
 
2020-08-04 2:08:01 AM  
3 votes:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-04 2:03:55 AM  
3 votes:
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-04 1:27:03 AM  
3 votes:

anfrind: [Fark user image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point


I love you foreign bastards but using a decimal point where a comma should exist is practically a capital crime,

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU GUYS,

/teehee,
 
2020-08-04 12:58:45 AM  
3 votes:

inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes


Oh I'm not volunteering. I wear a mask in public. I Isolate at home. I'm just watching the slow motion train wreck from my living room and hoping it doesn't come crashing through my wall today.
 
2020-08-04 12:58:03 AM  
3 votes:

waxbeans: gameshowhost: but it's just like the flu!

When did we pass the amount of people that die from flu yearly?  Seriously.


I dunno but the rate has been way the hell higher even after we've come way down from ~4% to ~1%. It's merely a whole lot worse than the flu (and the long term effects make it incomparable) now that it was a super whole lot worse before.
 
2020-08-04 12:46:14 AM  
3 votes:

I-K-Rumba: trump* is the biggest biological terrorist on earth. He should be dealt with as such. And every person that helped him along the way and those who did their damnedest to keep him in power should be treated as co-conspirators.No death penalty. Prison. For the rest of their lives. So they can have years of misery and pain.


Not the Chinese?
 
2020-08-04 12:45:06 AM  
3 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.


The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes
 
2020-08-04 12:38:29 AM  
3 votes:
I said it in another thread, but now it's looking quite likely that the Swedish approach may have been the right one.  Their death rate has plummeted to near zero.

They avoided all of the shutdown drama, all the compliance costs, unemployment headaches, isolation problems, etc. and the US (482/mil) may still end up hitting their rate of 580/mil or even surpassing it.
 
2020-08-04 12:37:55 AM  
3 votes:

powhound: halifaxdatageek: In the time it took me to find the words to write this, just a couple of minutes, two people will have died from coronavirus in America. Two more by the time I've finished.

Folks that should have had a future. Everyone deserves a future.

Someone on this site described well the feeling Canadians are having right now: You know what's going on in the apartment downstairs right now, you can hear it, everyone can hear it.

But you can't do anything to stop it. You've tried, nothing's worked. It keeps going on, day by day, insinuating itself in your brain, simultaneously terrifying and mocking you for your powerlessness.

And you just have to hope that one day, hopefully soon, it stops.

If you Canadians were smart you would evict your downstairs neighbors.

Sorry, don't know step 2.


We tried burning down their White House, but it didn't take. (Yes I know it was actually the British but that's less funny)
 
2020-08-04 12:25:55 AM  
3 votes:
Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.
 
2020-08-04 12:22:06 AM  
3 votes:

anfrind: [Fark user image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point


100.000 Americans.  That seems very specific.
 
2020-08-04 12:12:57 AM  
3 votes:

anfrind: [Fark user image image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point


He didn't make the decision to send infected into nursing homes.
 
2020-08-03 11:53:03 PM  
3 votes:

halifaxdatageek: But you can't do anything to stop it. You've tried, nothing's worked. It keeps going on, day by day, insinuating itself in your brain, simultaneously terrifying and mocking you for your powerlessness.


Canada could make a vaccine.  That would be awesome.   Do that and it would really help a lot.
 
2020-08-03 11:52:23 PM  
3 votes:

brantgoose: We're back to counting in 911s. Good. I looked around for a metric that would be equivalent to a 911, but I gave up before finding a good one.


11k a week is only half a 9/11 per day though.  It's not quite the numbers we were getting in April/May.

We're going to need to pump them up to stay ahead of Brazil, Russia, and India.

/combined, anyway
//stop the country, I want to get off
 
2020-08-04 9:27:16 AM  
2 votes:

SR20DEN: This CDC list is updated daily.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id19/index.htm
Thus far the trend does not reflect this "prediction".


You don't pay attention, do you?  In July, the CDC stopped getting their information directly through from hospitals.  It gets funneled through the administration first.  And oh have there been problems...

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-s​h​ots/2020/07/31/897429054/covid-19-hosp​ital-data-system-that-bypasses-cdc-pla​gued-by-delays-inaccuracies

Oh look, the administration's efforts to distort information have resulted in information distortion. Who would have thought?
 
2020-08-04 8:38:17 AM  
2 votes:

Mouser: The important thing, of course, is that their deaths advance your political narrative.


We told you so.
 
2020-08-04 6:15:11 AM  
2 votes:

Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: I posted a graph. Screenshot the number I got wrong.

fark'emfeed'emfish: Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.


Oh sorry doing what you asked me to do. After telling me I was wrong again and again when I wasn't


Each of these threads is now a constant struggle to refute dis and misinformation that has the full support of management.

Not.A.Dime.
 
2020-08-04 5:20:51 AM  
2 votes:

Hankie Fest: I'm a pastor and I'm really tired of doing COVID funerals.
Stop it, y'all. Stop.


Aren't you kind of preaching to the wrong crowd?
 
2020-08-04 4:56:32 AM  
2 votes:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.


ya know, Herman Cain said the same thing.

Wonder what he's up to?
 
2020-08-04 4:48:21 AM  
2 votes:

2wolves: MythDragon: Put him in the same cell as Hillary.

Why would Clinton be incarcerated?

Do give facts not opinions.


Because of her pizzagate emails to Vince Foster concerning Benghazi.
 
2020-08-04 4:38:51 AM  
2 votes:

pedrop357: There seems to be this delusion here that the US would have had South Korea levels of death if only the right person had been in charge; never mind that SK's exposure vectors were known and far fewer than the US, that the US doesn't allow the government to (at least openly) gobble up all cell phone data to do contact tracing, OR that the US is actually a nation of states with most of the power necessary to address the problem.

But, but, but Trump mocked the virus.  He said some of the same things that the media and numerous Democratic politicians did.  If only he had spoken in more somber tones about it, then the governors of states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc. would not have required nursing homes to admit infect patients, causing tens of thousands of deaths.  If only he hadn't been optimistic based on what was known at the time, NY state and NYC city officials would not have advised people to just carry on as normal and to go to parades and movie theaters and ignore quarantine rules in other states.


if Trump spent half the resources to contain the novel Coronavirus that he did mobilizing the half-dozen departments to assault and kidnap peaceful protesters in Portland, kids may have been able to return to full time in-person school and all those businesses would have been able to reopen.

but he's only the President, it's not anybody believes or trusts him.

it really takes being a world-class farkup to make W look like a superhero.
 
2020-08-04 4:21:05 AM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.


I dont think Herman Cain is arguing whether deaths per 100,000 or total deaths is an appropriate metric any more.

I wonder which metric Louie Gohmert prefers.
 
2020-08-04 3:51:02 AM  
2 votes:

pedrop357: anfrind: [Fark user image image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point

He didn't make the decision to send infected into nursing homes.


I think the larger issue is the 37,000 New York nursing home workers who tested positive in March.
 
2020-08-04 2:48:13 AM  
2 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

8/1/2020 161

YOU REALLY THINK COVID DEATHS DROPPED 96% IN 2 WEEKS?

From what sight?

YOUR OWN SITE!!!

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COV​ID19/index.htm
You have your numbers wrong  those aren't totals!!we had 3,000 people die in one day - how do you think the maximum was 5k for an entire week?

I posted a graph. Screenshot the number I got wrong.


Well I already did...

But since you asked

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-04 1:58:57 AM  
2 votes:

fark'emfeed'emfish: 1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that


That was just 85 year olds and over NOT EVERYONE!!
 
2020-08-04 1:47:19 AM  
2 votes:

Theory Of Null: Remember a few months ago mouth breathing rumpers brought up car accidents and said that is what you should worry about instead? In 2019, an estimated 38,800 people lost their lives to car crashes, an average of 744 per week.

11,000 > 744

I wonder what stat they will use now.


Cancer. Oh and child trafficking. Still talking about flu too. "Where'd the flu go, it disappeared like magic!" Uh, just like it always does in the summer, Karen.
 
2020-08-04 1:34:33 AM  
2 votes:

Skeleton Man: Maybe you should drive: Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.

I also haven't missed a minute of work since this started.  If anything, I'm working more.  What people seem to miss, though, is this shouldn't be a choice between pissing yourself out of fear in a corner and being a complete antisocial who makes the problem worse.  It should be completely acceptable, encouraged even, do go about the essential activities that have to be done, but take extra precautions. In this day and age, though, it seems a larger and larger percentage of people want to end up on either end of the spectrum.

How is being antisocial making any of this worse? Socializing is the only way to spread this damn thing.


I suppose I could have chosen a word that made it more clear, but I was referring to the idiots who insist on going to parties, going to bars, or attending other events without social distancing or masks in order to stick it to the man and show they won't be bound by society's rules.

antisocial

contrary to the laws and customs of society; devoid of or antagonistic to sociable instincts or practices.
 
2020-08-04 1:30:33 AM  
2 votes:
So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

Fark user imageView Full Size

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/co​v​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"
 
2020-08-04 12:53:47 AM  
2 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.


It doesn't help that Fark won't greenlight articles like this:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art​ic​le-8583925/The-land-no-face-masks-Holl​ands-scientists-say-theres-no-solid-ev​idence-coverings-work.html

The Dutch have HALF the death rate of the UK, and it's because they aren't relying on the false sense of security of a piece of cloth that doesn't necessarily do anything.
 
2020-08-04 12:39:42 AM  
2 votes:

gaspode: This is a great tragedy unfolding in front of us all. Can it really go on with this 'leadership' till january? 250000 dead and no national effort to stop it?

//oh and guys, please don't talk to it. Please.


I guess all the cure research, state aid, guidelines, etc. doesn't count as a national effort?
 
2020-08-04 12:36:10 AM  
2 votes:
but it's just like the flu!
 
2020-08-04 12:33:47 AM  
2 votes:

stan unusual: pedrop357: anfrind: [Fark user image image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point

He didn't make the decision to send infected into nursing homes.

Are California, Texas, Florida, Georgia and Missouri doing that now?
No they aren't and you're pathetic attempts at diverting responsibility from Trump are getting really old.


No, and their death rate is far lower even now.
 
2020-08-04 12:22:20 AM  
2 votes:
It's the flu. In August. It will go away. They are all wrong, send kiddies to school & go to work.  Make it great.  (Sorry, Trump channelled evil again) His kids will be just fine. Stay safe!
 
2020-08-04 12:20:02 AM  
2 votes:

halifaxdatageek: In the time it took me to find the words to write this, just a couple of minutes, two people will have died from coronavirus in America. Two more by the time I've finished.

Folks that should have had a future. Everyone deserves a future.

Someone on this site described well the feeling Canadians are having right now: You know what's going on in the apartment downstairs right now, you can hear it, everyone can hear it.

But you can't do anything to stop it. You've tried, nothing's worked. It keeps going on, day by day, insinuating itself in your brain, simultaneously terrifying and mocking you for your powerlessness.

And you just have to hope that one day, hopefully soon, it stops.


If you Canadians were smart you would evict your downstairs neighbors.

Sorry, don't know step 2.
 
2020-08-04 12:16:44 AM  
2 votes:
iT's jUsT An upTiCk iN tHe fLu
 
2020-08-04 10:27:28 AM  
1 vote:

Mouser: The important thing, of course, is that their deaths advance your political narrative.


Of course, because now is not the time to talk about it.  And when it's all over, we'll have moved onto other things and not have time to talk about something that is "ancient history".  We'll have other problems.  And there won't be any money for some liberal socialist pinko programs to keep it from happening again.

And when it happens again, it won't be time to talk about it because it's too soon and we'd just be politicizing their deaths...
 
2020-08-04 10:23:25 AM  
1 vote:

fark'emfeed'emfish: fark'emfeed'emfish: LrdPhoenix: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

That graph is cumulative.  That red line is only for people aged 85+.  You also have to add the other humps to it.  So, it's about 5.5k per week for people 85+, +4.5k for 75-84, +3.5 for 65-74, +2k for 55-64, +~1k for 45-54, +a few hundred each for the lower groups.  According to your graph, we had a peak of around 17k for mid April.

Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.


What is 11,000 then 3-5 times what we've seen weekly since june?

Ok, thanks. My bad, but the article is not about April, it's about this month.

I believe the more recent rows are ~4000 now that it's in the wild, hospitals have learned better treatments and pharmaceuticals are being made available.

So CBS is still nearly tripling to 11,000.


Thank you so much for stepping on your dick for our entertainment in this thread. Your inability to read a simple chart, and then insulting people about it was simply glorious.

Next, over 6600 death were reported for the week ending July 25.

So, maybe stop stepping on your dick?
 
2020-08-04 9:50:45 AM  
1 vote:

duppy: [Fark user image 693x372]


This is as stupid as that time that 9/11 happened and we spent $8 trillion on a war with no endgame.  And the actual mastermind was caught a quarter away around the globe from where that was going on with two phonecalls and a helicopter raid.
 
2020-08-04 9:06:38 AM  
1 vote:
"It is what it is." - DJT
 
2020-08-04 8:37:38 AM  
1 vote:

silvervial: SR20DEN: This CDC list is updated daily.
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id19/index.htm
Thus far the trend does not reflect this "prediction".

Since July 16, the CDC has not gotten uncorrupted data. That's the date hospitals were forced to send the info to the corrupt HHS to fudge the numbers. No numbers coming from the feds can be trusted anymore. If they were accurate before (and they weren't), they are WILDLY inaccurate now.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-08-04 8:06:03 AM  
1 vote:
The important thing, of course, is that their deaths advance your political narrative.
 
2020-08-04 7:51:58 AM  
1 vote:

gar1013: Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.

It doesn't help that Fark won't greenlight articles like this:  https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti​cle-8583925/The-land-no-face-masks-Hol​lands-scientists-say-theres-no-solid-e​vidence-coverings-work.html

The Dutch have HALF the death rate of the UK, and it's because they aren't relying on the false sense of security of a piece of cloth that doesn't necessarily do anything.


Um, masks are mandatory for all public transport in The Netherlands...
 
2020-08-04 7:21:43 AM  
1 vote:
We are all going to get it eventually. Wrap your head around that.

Unless/until an effective vaccine is developed, and even then it will take quite a time to dispense.

Unfortunately that means some percentage of those who get it will die. Many of them had pre-existing conditions that made survival from this more difficult. It happens. It's sad. There is little any politician can do to stop it.
 
2020-08-04 7:14:55 AM  
1 vote:
For perspective, America's bloodiest battle, the 47-day Meuse-Argonne Offensive, saw a weekly average of 3,913 men killed in action.

We are closing in on matching the total deaths from World War I and the Vietnam War. At this rate we'll top 200,000 before 2021.
 
2020-08-04 5:21:48 AM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.


So you think an economy can function with only it's workers bees?
Seriously?
My mom used to work 80 hours a week.
I can attest that she supports the economy more now in retirement than when she worked.
Your are a ass. Period.
 
2020-08-04 4:54:25 AM  
1 vote:

Random Anonymous Blackmail: pedrop357: I-K-Rumba: trump* is the biggest biological terrorist on earth. He should be dealt with as such. And every person that helped him along the way and those who did their damnedest to keep him in power should be treated as co-conspirators.No death penalty. Prison. For the rest of their lives. So they can have years of misery and pain.

Not the Chinese?

Nope.
-Virus that started in China... Trumps fault.
-Global warming... Trump
-Unemployment high because of social distancing regulations and non-essential people being out of work..Trump
-WW2 Holocaust... Trump
-Kitchen sink clogged, you bet your ass it was Trumps fault.
-Catwoman with Hallie Berry.. Yep Trump


You also blame Africa for Ebola?
Who do you blame for TB?
Polio?
Measles?
 
2020-08-04 4:16:35 AM  
1 vote:

Abox: brantgoose: We're back to counting in 911s. Good.

What is that in football fields


it's about 1% of Rhode Island per week.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode​_​Island
 
2020-08-04 3:55:29 AM  
1 vote:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Belgium, UK, Spain, Peru, Italy, Sweden, Chile, France, and Brazil all have greater, or near identical, per capita death rates.

Now, I'm not saying the US doesn't suck, but this attitude that everyone else in the world did better, and that everyone else is looking at the US disapprovingly, seems unsupported by actual numbers.

Also, some other countries mentioned, like India, have done 15k tests per million, while the US has done more than ten times that, per capita. If you think that difference in testing doesn't impact the the numbers, I've got a bridge to sell you.

The US sucks enough that we can just be honest about the level of suck without misrepresenting the data we do have.


Yeah, but, you get that the difference is France, Brazil, India et al are not constantly talking shiat about how awesome they are, right?
 
2020-08-04 3:48:45 AM  
1 vote:

Abox: brantgoose: We're back to counting in 911s. Good.

What is that in football fields


Take a football field (ok, soccer) which is 125 yards long and 80 yards wide.
Place one person on the centre spot.
Now place one person one socially distanced yard away from them in each of the four directions (forward, back, left, right).
Continue doing so until the entire football field is completely full of people, one yard apart.
You will have completely filled the pitch by the time you have placed 10,000 people.
 
2020-08-04 3:01:23 AM  
1 vote:

fark'emfeed'emfish: fark'emfeed'emfish: LrdPhoenix: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

That graph is cumulative.  That red line is only for people aged 85+.  You also have to add the other humps to it.  So, it's about 5.5k per week for people 85+, +4.5k for 75-84, +3.5 for 65-74, +2k for 55-64, +~1k for 45-54, +a few hundred each for the lower groups.  According to your graph, we had a peak of around 17k for mid April.

Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.


What is 11,000 then 3-5 times what we've seen weekly since june?

Ok, thanks. My bad, but the article is not about April, it's about this month.

I believe the more recent rows are ~4000 now that it's in the wild, hospitals have learned better treatments and pharmaceuticals are being made available.

So CBS is still nearly tripling to 11,000.


Yes growth.

it's continuing to grow.

its rate of increase.
 
2020-08-04 2:52:34 AM  
1 vote:

fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

From the site:


7/18/2020 4,081

8/1/2020 161

YOU REALLY THINK COVID DEATHS DROPPED 96% IN 2 WEEKS?

From what sight?

YOUR OWN SITE!!!

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COV​ID19/index.htm
You have your numbers wrong  those aren't totals!!we had 3,000 people die in one day - how do you think the maximum was 5k for an entire week?

I posted a graph. Screenshot the number I got wrong.



Fark user imageView Full Size


That was only 85+ Year olds. Not totals.
 
2020-08-04 2:51:17 AM  
1 vote:

LrdPhoenix: fark'emfeed'emfish: gameshowhost: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Huh. I wonder what happened on that fateful day in the middle of July where the numbers mysteriously drop?

Trump Administration Strips C.D.C. of Control of Coronavirus Data

Man you're bad at misleading.  Wait at least a month before trying to pull a sneaky on us.

I'm not agreeing that cdc doesn't have valid data, and deaths were expected to drop when this got into the real world.

But, since that's your arguement....


1. The peak is 5,000 per week so even if the administration is hiding 4000 deaths per week, CBS' assertion is more than double that peak. [Fark user image 425x478]

2. What grounds does CBS have to make a declaration on behalf of the CDC that deaths may more than double their peak per week?

That graph is cumulative.  That red line is only for people aged 85+.  You also have to add the other humps to it.  So, it's about 5.5k per week for people 85+, +4.5k for 75-84, +3.5 for 65-74, +2k for 55-64, +~1k for 45-54, +a few hundred each for the lower groups.  According to your graph, we had a peak of around 17k for mid April.


Ah yeah, fair enough. Got confused by a flurry of corvus posts.


What is 11,000 then 3-5 times what we've seen weekly since june?
 
2020-08-04 2:23:57 AM  
1 vote:

Corvus: fark'emfeed'emfish: So they expect deaths to surge 10 fold?

[Fark user image 425x478]
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/cov​id_weekly/index.htm

Or somebody taking liberties with the phrase "up to?"

Reading is hard:

Things to know about the data
Provisional counts are not final and are subject to change. Counts from previous weeks are continually revised as more records are received and processed.
Provisional data are not yet complete. Counts will not include all deaths that occurred during a given time period, especially for more recent periods. However, we can estimate how complete our numbers are by looking at the average number of deaths reported in previous years.


So what you believe is in 2 weeks it dropped by close to 99%???


Fark user imageView Full Size
I'm not talking about the very last week you farking maniac. This goes back to the beginning of June under 1500. And peaks a little over 5000. How the fick can you justify 11000 with ant of that?

I know it hurts. Your trusted news source is farking with you and everyone else.
 
2020-08-04 2:22:34 AM  
1 vote:

ShockDiode: trappedspirit: So has the death rate risen above the flu?

On the low end of the official estimates, we passed that on April 11th, on the high end we passed that on April 29th. So yes.


Let's not forget that the flu is still happening. The comparison shiat is shiat. It's not like Covid *replaced* it. All of these dates are in *addition* to the flu. 'Extra deaths' if you will.

/Doesn't get pointed out enough
 
2020-08-04 2:21:10 AM  
1 vote:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: pedrop357: anfrind: [Fark user image image 850x544]

/a bit out of date at this point

He didn't make the decision to send infected into nursing homes.

You should say COVID-19 next.

Wow, what dumb filter is going on? I tried to say the name of the Chinese city and the flu.


We have a new filter addition!
 
2020-08-04 2:19:32 AM  
1 vote:

Maybe you should drive: Random Anonymous Blackmail: inner ted: Random Anonymous Blackmail: RedVentrue: How long until we're back down to 6 billion world wide?

Soon I hope.

The line for volunteers is -->
let us know how it goes

Been to 9 different states since March via airlines and automobile because of work.  Some of us are essential.

Someone has to pay for people to sit home in a corner and piss themselves every time something scary happens.  That free COVID-Bux ins't free, it comes from hard working American tax dollars.

I also haven't missed a minute of work since this started.  If anything, I'm working more.  What people seem to miss, though, is this shouldn't be a choice between pissing yourself out of fear in a corner and being a complete antisocial who makes the problem worse.  It should be completely acceptable, encouraged even, do go about the essential activities that have to be done, but take extra precautions. In this day and age, though, it seems a larger and larger percentage of people want to end up on either end of the spectrum.


I do in home care so I've been working through this too. I guess the thing that makes me smh is that people have politicized this to the point of public freak outs and tantrums and assaults 'cause their side/ other side. It's like some weird mash up of European football and The Walking Dead.
 
2020-08-04 2:15:41 AM  
1 vote:
Orange man bad!!!!

<how was that?>
 
2020-08-04 2:07:53 AM  
1 vote:

Brooksider: Can't say he didn't warn us.

[Fark user image 425x388]


I remember that Tweet. I am just shocked I haven't seen it being brought up by House Democrats.. Who was it meant for? What spurred it? Who made it? Find that person. Find out. It's the only clue that substantiates Covid is some kind of conspiracy. (By which I mean it substantiates nothing, but it is too on-point to be dismissed).
 
2020-08-04 1:51:53 AM  
1 vote:
So has the death rate risen above the flu?
 
2020-08-04 1:27:13 AM  
1 vote:
How many Benghazis is that per week?
 
2020-08-04 12:50:55 AM  
1 vote:

gameshowhost: but it's just like the flu!


When did we pass the amount of people that die from flu yearly?  Seriously.
 
2020-08-04 12:46:12 AM  
1 vote:
Thanks Anti-Obama
 
2020-08-04 12:44:14 AM  
1 vote:

powhound: halifaxdatageek: In the time it took me to find the words to write this, just a couple of minutes, two people will have died from coronavirus in America. Two more by the time I've finished.

Folks that should have had a future. Everyone deserves a future.

Someone on this site described well the feeling Canadians are having right now: You know what's going on in the apartment downstairs right now, you can hear it, everyone can hear it.

But you can't do anything to stop it. You've tried, nothing's worked. It keeps going on, day by day, insinuating itself in your brain, simultaneously terrifying and mocking you for your powerlessness.

And you just have to hope that one day, hopefully soon, it stops.

If you Canadians were smart you would evict your downstairs neighbors.

Sorry, don't know step 2.


Step 2 is to take control of the vacated space.
Step 3 is obviously, profit.
 
2020-08-04 12:38:59 AM  
1 vote:

gameshowhost: pedrop357: There seems to be this delusion here that the US would have had South Korea levels of death if only the right person had been in charge; never mind that SK's exposure vectors were known and far fewer than the US, that the US doesn't allow the government to (at least openly) gobble up all cell phone data to do contact tracing, OR that the US is actually a nation of states with most of the power necessary to address the problem.

But, but, but Trump mocked the virus.  He said some of the same things that the media and numerous Democratic politicians did.  If only he had spoken in more somber tones about it, then the governors of states like NY, NJ, CT, PA, etc. would not have required nursing homes to admit infect patients, causing tens of thousands of deaths.  If only he hadn't been optimistic based on what was known at the time, NY state and NYC city officials would not have advised people to just carry on as normal and to go to parades and movie theaters and ignore quarantine rules in other states.

You only know stuff about guns.

That does not mean you know a goddamned thing about anything else, and you keep proving it over and over.


Hence your intelligent rebuttal.
 
2020-08-04 12:29:16 AM  
1 vote:
My thought is this.

Given the average age of people who pass from this (yes I know young can die too), it is primarily hitting the elderly. The people that grandkids forget about. So people are not fully taking it serviously since it isn't close to home yet for a lot.

/sad all round
 
2020-08-04 12:27:01 AM  
1 vote:
Just a liberal hoax.
 
2020-08-03 11:47:27 PM  
1 vote:

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We're back to counting in 911s. Good. I looked around for a metric that would be equivalent to a 911, but I gave up before finding a good one.

What I found was that over 9000 white American males die of cancer of the anus (not the rectum, the O-ring itself) in a year. But that doesn't include non-white males or any women, so it is shiatty metric.

Like measuring in Hobokens or Nutleys rather than New Jerseys or Rhode Islands.
 
2020-08-03 11:45:50 PM  
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Silly subby, even without corona, 15 000 people die every day in India.

Murica is NOT number #1... YET!!
 
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