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2020-08-08 1:11:15 AM  

Juc: Obviously that was an adult posing as a child


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2020-08-08 1:28:29 AM  
If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.
 
2020-08-08 1:33:45 AM  

Enomai: Elon Musk has entered the chat


Douchebag Innerspace?
 
2020-08-08 1:40:52 AM  

rcain: Well on the plus side, half-sized caskets are half-off


Well, one of my relatives isn't going to like that.  He runs a funeral home and yes, I think he's a psycopath.


Maybe he isn't, but I'm not going to let him bury me.

Look, there are a lot of costs in creating a nice casket.  Just because your kid was small doesn't mean some funeral director didn't have to cut down a rare tree in the rain forest so it could rot in the ground with your dead kid in it. In fact he had to exterminate an entire village of one of those undiscovered peoples just to chop down the trees he used to make it.  And it ain't much cheaper to ship a small tree from the Amazon than it is to ship a large tree.

/I think I just made myself sick
 
2020-08-08 1:46:04 AM  

Rent Party: Ivo Shandor: chitownmike: blender61: Now that school is starting we are going to be hearing a lot of this.

I'm not even going to bother to post a rant.  Somebody else with more energy can do it for me.

Where are schools starting?

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Georgia.

Two of those kids are going to die within a month.

But hey!  I can get my hair cut!


Probably not - the fatality rate is relatively low for children (my best guess is about 0.02%). Most of the deaths will be among their parents and the school staff, while the kids will only get a couple of weeks in hospital and/or lasting organ damage.
 
2020-08-08 1:50:53 AM  

Resident Muslim: Ivo Shandor: SwiftFox: (This is one of the few instances where it's OK to give aspirin to a child.)

Another one of those few instances was called "the 1970s".

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What? I liked the powdery taste!


Orange flavored chalk...But not overly disagreeable..
 
2020-08-08 1:56:02 AM  

Ivo Shandor: Rent Party: Ivo Shandor: chitownmike: blender61: Now that school is starting we are going to be hearing a lot of this.

I'm not even going to bother to post a rant.  Somebody else with more energy can do it for me.

Where are schools starting?

[Fark user image 728x534]
Georgia.

Two of those kids are going to die within a month.

But hey!  I can get my hair cut!

Probably not - the fatality rate is relatively low for children (my best guess is about 0.02%). Most of the deaths will be among their parents and the school staff, while the kids will only get a couple of weeks in hospital and/or lasting organ damage.


We have no idea what the fatality rate is among young people.  But we are going to find out.
 
2020-08-08 2:04:34 AM  

blender61: Now that school is starting we are going to be hearing a lot of this.

I'm not even going to bother to post a rant.  Somebody else with more energy can do it for me.


I can't post a rant right now, but I did punch my own drywall on your behalf.

Am so sick of Trump saying dangerous things. It's bad enough when some celeb or mommy blogger spreads bad information, but the f*cking president?
 
2020-08-08 2:14:23 AM  

WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex


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2020-08-08 2:17:58 AM  
As a child, I OD'd on those orange Children's aspirin tablets, really enjoyed the taste of them, like candy. Nothing happened to me, maybe because it was a tiny bottle and I only had like, five?
 
2020-08-08 2:23:12 AM  

OrangeSnapper: If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.


Worked great for Israel.

Nordic model works not because kids don't transmit, it's because they're doing contact tracing and isolation with surgical precision.

Its comparing apples to submarines.  It's not that kids aren't spreading it, they're stamping it out BEFORE they can spread it.

I'd be fine with opening schools if we were controlling the virus like they were.  Until then it's wrong.  Children spread it just like adults.  In fact even more because children just don't understand like adults do.

Here an article that proves that children are very effective spreaders... from atlanta georgia. In fact they had R⁸ and as high as R²⁰.

So much for not spreading it.
 
2020-08-08 2:26:15 AM  

WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex


the difference being most adults dont have sex with college kids
 
2020-08-08 2:27:50 AM  
Duh!
That's why it's called the "Almost Immune System"!

If you were a great genius you would be more scienticular with your knowings.
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2020-08-08 2:39:00 AM  

goatharper: At this point I'm just buying popcorn futures.


Cheesy popcorn, or regular buttery?
 
2020-08-08 2:52:40 AM  

frankb00th: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

the difference being most adults dont have sex with college kids


"I prefer middle school kids!" -Jeffrey Epstein and co.
 
2020-08-08 3:15:45 AM  

Any Pie Left: As a child, I OD'd on those orange Children's aspirin tablets, really enjoyed the taste of them, like candy. Nothing happened to me, maybe because it was a tiny bottle and I only had like, five?


When I was a toddler I couldn't get the bottle of St Joseph's opened so I brought it to my mom to open it for me. Instead she rushed me to the hospital because I had cherry cough syrup (with codeine) all over my face from a bottle I was able to open.
 
2020-08-08 3:51:39 AM  
Being dead makes it pretty hard to catch COVID again.
 
2020-08-08 4:50:31 AM  

Alien Robot: [Fark user image 640x450]
"Almost President."


Almost relevant.
 
2020-08-08 5:24:13 AM  

OrangeSnapper: If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.


Now compare Norway's per capita cases to America's.

/it's a pandemic AND an IQ test
 
2020-08-08 5:26:14 AM  

dkulprit: OrangeSnapper: If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.

Worked great for Israel.

Nordic model works not because kids don't transmit, it's because they're doing contact tracing and isolation with surgical precision.

Its comparing apples to submarines.  It's not that kids aren't spreading it, they're stamping it out BEFORE they can spread it.

I'd be fine with opening schools if we were controlling the virus like they were.  Until then it's wrong.  Children spread it just like adults.  In fact even more because children just don't understand like adults do.

Here an article that proves that children are very effective spreaders... from atlanta georgia. In fact they had R⁸ and as high as R²⁰.

So much for not spreading it.


Missed your comment...well said.
 
2020-08-08 7:11:58 AM  
Some mathematic moron in a previous thread mentioned that a handful of child deaths isn't  enough to worry about; that a few dead kids, from a statistical perspective, was "negligible".

Well, FARK YOU. This kid is dead. Eff your goddammit stats. Eff this ignorant governor. Eff this ridiculous president. Eff these Georgians not taking this seriously because "it ain't that bad."

This kid is DEAD. A DEAD 9 YEAR OLD.
 
2020-08-08 7:14:35 AM  
For sale: school supplies, never used.
 
2020-08-08 7:15:37 AM  

kumanoki: Some mathematic moron in a previous thread mentioned that a handful of child deaths isn't  enough to worry about; that a few dead kids, from a statistical perspective, was "negligible".

Well, FARK YOU. This kid is dead. Eff your goddammit stats. Eff this ignorant governor. Eff this ridiculous president. Eff these Georgians not taking this seriously because "it ain't that bad."

This kid is DEAD. A DEAD 9 YEAR OLD.


A DEAD 9 7 YEAR OLD.

Sorry- seven years old. Not nine. Nine is my child's age. Seven is second grade.
 
2020-08-08 7:36:19 AM  

dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

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Interesting graph, I assume increased sex education, awareness of HIV and the collapse in youth support of the Catholic priesthood and anti contraception attitudes due to sex scandals, all have a bearing on the decline. Either that or the internet has made pron more readily available and a bigger distraction...
 
2020-08-08 7:54:18 AM  

kumanoki: Some mathematic moron in a previous thread mentioned that a handful of child deaths isn't  enough to worry about; that a few dead kids, from a statistical perspective, was "negligible".

Well, FARK YOU. This kid is dead. Eff your goddammit stats. Eff this ignorant governor. Eff this ridiculous president. Eff these Georgians not taking this seriously because "it ain't that bad."

This kid is DEAD. A DEAD 9 YEAR OLD.


That's when I would love to turn around to someone like that and tell them "Oh, so then if I strangle you to death, we really shouldn't worry, as it's really nothing from a 'statistical perspective'".  Then see how they react.
 
2020-08-08 8:37:33 AM  

Gpzjock: dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]

Interesting graph, I assume increased sex education, awareness of HIV and the collapse in youth support of the Catholic priesthood and anti contraception attitudes due to sex scandals, all have a bearing on the decline. Either that or the internet has made pron more readily available and a bigger distraction...


Actually, it's almost none of that.  It's economic.  Kids are a huge economic liability in a developed country.  More people will take more care to intentionally delay or avoid having kids because they simply cannot afford to.  Overall, lower infant mortality and increased standard of living have an even more pronounced effect in the same way, but... well, the American healthcare system & economy simply havent been producing lower infant mortality and higher standards of living the way they used to back in the mid 20th century.
 
2020-08-08 8:44:44 AM  
And now this little beauty from the Trump Campaign re: the removal of Trump's lies from FB:

"Social media companies are not the arbiters of truth."

That's right, hun - they're not. But it's their sandbox - and they'll decide for themselves if your campaign and your candidate are full of s***, or not based on their standards as a private company.
 
2020-08-08 8:56:30 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: I get to see hospital statistics from pediatric depts.  Lower incidence of cases or death...does not mean "no incidence."  And "lower incidence" does add up over time and space.

That is all.


Here you go, then:

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c​o​nditions/coronavirus/in-depth/coronavi​rus-in-babies-and-children/art-2048440​5
 
2020-08-08 9:18:06 AM  
You're gonna live, kinda
- mike birbiglia
 
2020-08-08 9:57:33 AM  

Gordon Bennett: For sale: school supplies, never used.


I recognized that reference.
 
2020-08-08 10:34:25 AM  

rcain: Rent Party: Well hey, look at the bright side.  We will get a really good assessment of the true mortality of this thing.

Can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs, ammiright!?

Omelets? We are way farking past omelets, buddy

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you magnificent bastard. have a good day
 
2020-08-08 10:56:27 AM  

rcain: Well on the plus side, half-sized caskets are half-off. And it's Georgia, so feel free to have a large church service for the funeral where you can all hug and breath on each other

Between schools forcibly opening and ManBearPigs having their drunken biker rut in South Dakota, shiat is about to get epic


Drunken Biker Rut.
The unofficial World Record for Paternity Tests came out of Sturgis.
18 paternity tests for the same woman.

Is that a Woot! Woot!  Or a Womp Womp?
 
2020-08-08 11:18:01 AM  
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/She died in April from coronavirus
 
2020-08-08 11:19:46 AM  

dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]


What happened around 2005-08?
 
2020-08-08 11:44:36 AM  

J_Kushner: rcain: Well on the plus side, half-sized caskets are half-off. And it's Georgia, so feel free to have a large church service for the funeral where you can all hug and breath on each other

Between schools forcibly opening and ManBearPigs having their drunken biker rut in South Dakota, shiat is about to get epic

Drunken Biker Rut.
The unofficial World Record for Paternity Tests came out of Sturgis.
18 paternity tests for the same woman.

Is that a Woot! Woot!  Or a Womp Womp?


Pretty sure it sounded like "choo choo!"
 
2020-08-08 12:14:22 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Gpzjock: dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]

Interesting graph, I assume increased sex education, awareness of HIV and the collapse in youth support of the Catholic priesthood and anti contraception attitudes due to sex scandals, all have a bearing on the decline. Either that or the internet has made pron more readily available and a bigger distraction...

Actually, it's almost none of that.  It's economic.  Kids are a huge economic liability in a developed country.  More people will take more care to intentionally delay or avoid having kids because they simply cannot afford to.  Overall, lower infant mortality and increased standard of living have an even more pronounced effect in the same way, but... well, the American healthcare system & economy simply havent been producing lower infant mortality and higher standards of living the way they used to back in the mid 20th century.


15-19 year olds don't give up sex for socio-economic reasons. 20+ maybe.
In adolescence hormones govern your reproduction rate far more than your wallet.

Old joke time:
A teenager goes to the doctors with a steering wheel sticking out of his underpants, "Help me doc, this thing is driving me nuts!"
 
2020-08-08 12:17:45 PM  

2wolves: alienated: I seriously think my agency is actively trying to kill me.

This was the first time?


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2020-08-08 12:25:33 PM  

Gpzjock: TheOtherGuy: Gpzjock: dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]

Interesting graph, I assume increased sex education, awareness of HIV and the collapse in youth support of the Catholic priesthood and anti contraception attitudes due to sex scandals, all have a bearing on the decline. Either that or the internet has made pron more readily available and a bigger distraction...

Actually, it's almost none of that.  It's economic.  Kids are a huge economic liability in a developed country.  More people will take more care to intentionally delay or avoid having kids because they simply cannot afford to.  Overall, lower infant mortality and increased standard of living have an even more pronounced effect in the same way, but... well, the American healthcare system & economy simply havent been producing lower infant mortality and higher standards of living the way they used to back in the mid 20th century.

15-19 year olds don't give up sex for socio-economic reasons. 20+ maybe.
In adolescence hormones govern your reproduction rate far more than your wallet.

Old joke time:
A teenager goes to the doctors with a steering wheel sticking out of his underpants, "Help me doc, this thing is driving me nuts!"


An drop in teen pregnancies doesn't account for the entirety of the drop in all birth rates across all demographics, all by itself.  And while we could ascribe lots of pleasant reasons for the drop in teen pregnancies (increased education, access to birth control), I've read that it may be at least as much down to personal preference (sodomy & oral becoming much more popular) and the increased isolation of our youth (social media, mobile devices, starting work at an earlier age and working more as a teen, increased labor as a caregiver in the home as social security & medicare fail to keep up with the cost of caring for the elderly, etc.).
 
BBH
2020-08-08 12:33:37 PM  

Alien Robot: For the second time, Virginia erroneously reports coronavirus death of a child

The Virginia Department of Health reported the death of a child age 9 or younger Friday morning, but in the afternoon, a spokesperson for the Virginia Department of Health said it was a typographical error.

VDH provided no additional information beyond saying the error had been corrected. No children in Virginia have died from the coronavirus.

A similar incident happened in early May when data on the health department's website showed that one child younger than 9 in the Fairfax Health District died - VDH later said it was a data entry error.


Yeah, right. A data error.
 
2020-08-08 12:35:23 PM  

Call the Guy: Claude Ballse: If only the children were all still in the womb. Then republicans would actually try and protect them.

You're giving them too much credit. It was never about the GOP protecting the children, it was always about punishing the mothers.  As in "You had the sex little missy and by god you are going to carry that baby you slut, and we hope the both of you have shiatty lives because sin"

The Catholics in Ireland took it a step further, force the mom to have the kid then steal the kid and sell it to profit the church. Sure coerced adoptions happen everywhere but those deviant shiats in Éire elevated it to an art


And keep the mom locked up as a slave, don't forget that part.
 
2020-08-08 12:38:11 PM  

TheOtherGuy: Gpzjock: TheOtherGuy: Gpzjock: dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]

Interesting graph, I assume increased sex education, awareness of HIV and the collapse in youth support of the Catholic priesthood and anti contraception attitudes due to sex scandals, all have a bearing on the decline. Either that or the internet has made pron more readily available and a bigger distraction...

Actually, it's almost none of that.  It's economic.  Kids are a huge economic liability in a developed country.  More people will take more care to intentionally delay or avoid having kids because they simply cannot afford to.  Overall, lower infant mortality and increased standard of living have an even more pronounced effect in the same way, but... well, the American healthcare system & economy simply havent been producing lower infant mortality and higher standards of living the way they used to back in the mid 20th century.

15-19 year olds don't give up sex for socio-economic reasons. 20+ maybe.
In adolescence hormones govern your reproduction rate far more than your wallet.

Old joke time:
A teenager goes to the doctors with a steering wheel sticking out of his underpants, "Help me doc, this thing is driving me nuts!"

An drop in teen pregnancies doesn't account for the entirety of the drop in all birth rates across all demographics, all by itself.  And while we could ascribe lots of pleasant reasons for the drop in teen pregnancies (increased education, access to birth control), I've read that it may be at least as much down to personal preference (sodomy & oral becoming much more popular) and the increased isolation of our youth (social media, mobile devices, starting work at an earlier age and working more as a teen, increased labor as a caregiver in the home as social security & medicare fail to keep up with the cost of caring for the elderly, etc.).


I didn't see the other age groups on the graph, forgive me. ;)
 
2020-08-08 12:40:44 PM  

dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]


was referring to sti, chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, have even seen syphilis recently in college kids,

They never think about pregnancy,seemingly all of the girls have birth control implants and iuds

Creates a false sense of security
 
2020-08-08 1:38:47 PM  

mofa: J_Kushner: rcain: Well on the plus side, half-sized caskets are half-off. And it's Georgia, so feel free to have a large church service for the funeral where you can all hug and breath on each other

Between schools forcibly opening and ManBearPigs having their drunken biker rut in South Dakota, shiat is about to get epic

Drunken Biker Rut.
The unofficial World Record for Paternity Tests came out of Sturgis.
18 paternity tests for the same woman.

Is that a Woot! Woot!  Or a Womp Womp?

Pretty sure it sounded like "choo choo!"


I stand corrected.

Train kept-a rolling all night long
With a heave, and a Ho
 
2020-08-08 1:55:07 PM  

dkulprit: WillofJ2: The college parties all around chapel hill Raleigh and Durham should make things interesting here, it almost like somone told young people it won't effect them.

Also they don't seem to understand they can infect others.  College kids are taking the same approach to this like they do with safe sex

[hhs.gov image 640x480]


Reduced by 2/3 over 27 years?
 
2020-08-08 2:58:38 PM  

life of the sausage party: And keep the mom locked up as a slave, don't forget that part.


X-Files reference?
 
2020-08-08 4:37:23 PM  

PunGent: OrangeSnapper: If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.

Now compare Norway's per capita cases to America's.

/it's a pandemic AND an IQ test


The article was about Sweden and Finland, not Norway.

/It's a reading comprehension test.
 
2020-08-08 6:56:26 PM  

OrangeSnapper: PunGent: OrangeSnapper: If you open the schools, all of the children are going to die!

...eventually.

Now compare Norway's per capita cases to America's.

/it's a pandemic AND an IQ test

The article was about Sweden and Finland, not Norway.

/It's a reading comprehension test.


Fine, so compare those.

/I stop reading at the first line that proves you wrong
//life's too short
 
2020-08-08 8:05:11 PM  

BlueBox: blender61: Now that school is starting we are going to be hearing a lot of this.

I'm not even going to bother to post a rant.  Somebody else with more energy can do it for me.

My brother's wife is an elementary school teacher in south Mississippi and my nieces are I think in the second grade and maybe 5th.  His rants are awesome..  via text message.  I'd hate to hear them live.  The governor of Mississippi best not ask him his opinion of opening the schools.


I hope that your kin are spared and passed-over.
We all worry about our loved ones and friends.
Be as safe as you can be and hope that we come out the other end intact.

Peace.
 
2020-08-09 12:13:51 AM  
what are co-morbidities? per age group per co-morbidity, percentages  etc. I hate media treats me for a prisoner to be fed bad statistics trying to goad me into panic instead of making logical decisions.
 
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