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(CBS News)   As schools across the country begin to open, word comes that nearly 100,000 kids in the U.S. tested positive for COVID-19 in just the last two weeks of July. Not even sure which GIF to use for this story   (cbsnews.com) divider line
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2020-08-09 8:47:05 AM  
I'm sure someone have a GIF for this.
 
2020-08-09 8:58:23 AM  
Is there a crying grim reaper gif?  The laughing grim reaper just doesn't feel right...
 
2020-08-09 9:02:23 AM  
But.....but trumpy said that children are "almost immune" from Covid-19.
 
2020-08-09 9:08:55 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:16:12 AM  
A partial selection, in no particular order:

"when we get into April, in the warmer weather-that has a very negative effect on that, and that type of a virus."
"It's going to disappear. One day it's like a miracle-it will disappear."
If the economic shutdown continues, deaths by suicide "definitely would be in far greater numbers than the numbers that we're talking about" for COVID-19 deaths.
"Coronavirus numbers are looking MUCH better, going down almost everywhere,"  "coming way down."
"fading away. It's going to fade away."
"getting under control."
"99%" of COVID-19 cases are "totally harmless."
"We now have the lowest Fatality (Mortality) Rate in the World."
"Anybody that needs a test, gets a test. We-they're there. They have the tests. And the tests are beautiful"
"If somebody wants to be tested right now, they'll be able to be tested."
private-health-insurance companies had "agreed to waive all co-payments for coronavirus treatments, extend
"developed a testing capacity unmatched and unrivaled anywhere in the world, and it's not even close."
"I've always known this is a real-this is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic ... I've always viewed it as very serious."
"was something nobody thought could happen ... Nobody would have ever thought a thing like this could have happened."
"I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning? ... It would be interesting to check that."
"going to go away without a vaccine ... and we're not going to see it again, hopefully, after a period of time."
"You're not going to get sick or die,"
"We have a lot of people working very hard to do ventilators and various other things."

"If you look at children, children are almost, I would almost say definitely, but almost immune from this disease. So few. Hard to believe. I don't know how you feel about it but they have much stronger immune systems than we do somehow for this. They don't have a problem."
 
2020-08-09 10:32:36 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:33:04 AM  
Pitchfork your kids into the ovens for Trump! Trump needs your kids to get into the ovens! The stonks of the overclass demand it!
 
2020-08-09 10:33:05 AM  
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Only gif I had on my phone
 
2020-08-09 10:34:08 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:35:01 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:36:38 AM  
Paging Bo Burnham gif guy
 
2020-08-09 10:39:20 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:39:53 AM  
I know that everyone wants to get the schools open.  And there are two good reasons for that.  Kids need to learn and parents need to work.

But the reality is that, they will only get the schools open for a week before the first kids start testing positive.  And when that happens, they will be shutting everything right back down again.

It's really a shame.
 
2020-08-09 10:40:40 AM  
Pro Life until they're born, then KILL EM ALL.

Right, you loving, godly, holy Christians?
 
2020-08-09 10:42:25 AM  
I just can't, not any more. You know what you need to do. You know for how long you'll likely need to do it. Anything else is a knowing acceptance of risk. Continuing to scream the same things, at the same people, only to receive the same belligerent ignorance, the same apathy, and mourn the same utterly predictable results is sheer lunacy, and I just can't take part in it any more.

Stop being stupid. Stop listening to people who have only their own interests, not yours, in mind. Stop endangering yourselves because of ideology, or misinformation, or apathy. Yes, you're gonna take a financial and psychological hit, but the alternative is to risk illness, possible long-term disability, even death.
 
2020-08-09 10:43:00 AM  
BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
 
2020-08-09 10:43:45 AM  

durbnpoisn: I know that everyone wants to get the schools open.  And there are two good reasons for that.  Kids need to learn and parents need to work.

But the reality is that, they will only get the schools open for a week before the first kids start testing positive.  And when that happens, they will be shutting everything right back down again.

It's really a shame.


"Shame" suggests that someone in power would feel shame for what's happening. It suggests "Oh well..., nothing we could have possibly done to protect ourselves..." It's not "really a shame". It's really a travesty.
 
2020-08-09 10:45:57 AM  

FormlessOne: I just can't, not any more. You know what you need to do. You know for how long you'll likely need to do it. Anything else is a knowing acceptance of risk. Continuing to scream the same things, at the same people, only to receive the same belligerent ignorance, the same apathy, and mourn the same utterly predictable results is sheer lunacy, and I just can't take part in it any more.

Stop being stupid. Stop listening to people who have only their own interests, not yours, in mind. Stop endangering yourselves because of ideology, or misinformation, or apathy. Yes, you're gonna take a financial and psychological hit, but the alternative is to risk illness, possible long-term disability, even death.


But........that......is HERESY!

The God-Emperor said it wasn't a big deal!
 
2020-08-09 10:47:26 AM  
I'm a Columbine alumna currently living with a Columbine alum roommate who spent YEARS beating himself up and asking himself if he could have done anything differently when two shooters came into the cafeteria. If he could have saved any lives. Just massive survivor's guilt.

This is what we're pushing onto this generation of kids. Of course, the ones raised by Trump supporters won't care, but think of the ones who aren't sociopaths.
 
2020-08-09 10:47:29 AM  
0.135%
 
2020-08-09 10:47:50 AM  
Yeah, but have you seen STONKS lately? Bigly market! Much money!
 
2020-08-09 10:48:06 AM  
The main argument for opening schools seems to be that they are free daycare centers. That really illuminates the point that we live in a society that 1) requires both parents to work to survive and 2) we have too many isolated single parent households.

It took decades to get to here, so I don't have high hopes we can turn things around on a dime. But that said, we can implement policies that try to alleviate those problems over time.
 
2020-08-09 10:50:08 AM  
Community spread is real.

Betsy DeVos is a bioterrorist!
 
2020-08-09 10:50:41 AM  
Further demonstrating the house of cards that is modern American life for so many. Schools have become de facto day care centers so both parents can work full-time jobs in order to try and get ahead (or sometimes stay afloat).
 
2020-08-09 10:51:15 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:51:48 AM  

OtherLittleGuy: I'm sure someone have a GIF for this.


Not always...
... But I may have said too much.
 
2020-08-09 10:52:15 AM  
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Your new school mascot.
 
2020-08-09 10:52:36 AM  
This one always works.

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2020-08-09 10:53:36 AM  
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2020-08-09 10:54:19 AM  
97,000 kids, and a death rate of like 0.1% so that's only 97 dead kids, which sounds bad, but with kids not in school there's been a drop in school shootings, so really when you think about it we're ahead of the game. 97 students is only like two Newtowns plus two Columbines, plus a Parkland, so really not that big a deal. Also, that Dow Jones index, tho. Totally worth it. Probably won't even be your kid who dies. Might be an ethnic one. No biggie.
 
2020-08-09 10:56:45 AM  

OldRod: Is there a crying grim reaper gif?  The laughing grim reaper just doesn't feel right...


Will this do?
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2020-08-09 10:57:26 AM  

Flerkenpie070: Pro Life until they're born, then KILL EM ALL.

Right, you loving, godly, holy Christians?


The faster you die, the faster you are in heaven. Also, you have less chance to sin, so if you were baptized as a baby you're all set.  What sort of monster stands in the way of heaven?
 
2020-08-09 10:59:32 AM  
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2020-08-09 11:00:49 AM  

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I made a viz for that a couple of weeks ago.  And it's using the same timeline data as that animation.

It's making me think that with a few minutes of extra work, I could set up MY viz to show that exact animation and give control to the user via a filter.

Thank you for the idea.  I will be working on that.  It's gonna be farking cool.
 
2020-08-09 11:06:19 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: 97,000 kids, and a death rate of like 0.1% so that's only 97 dead kids, which sounds bad, but with kids not in school there's been a drop in school shootings, so really when you think about it we're ahead of the game. 97 students is only like two Newtowns plus two Columbines, plus a Parkland, so really not that big a deal. Also, that Dow Jones index, tho. Totally worth it. Probably won't even be your kid who dies. Might be an ethnic one. No biggie.


Anyway - we made the little bastards, and if we run low we can make more any time - in fact, it's fun!
From at least the time of the Crusades, children have been expendable in our society.
Why act all shocked and butthurt and indignant about it now?
 
2020-08-09 11:09:48 AM  
It's really hard to see why Trump is pushing so hard for schools to reopen. It's a bit of a loser politically; it seems like he's just gambling that the increase in cases won't be 'that bad'?

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2020-08-09 11:10:38 AM  

durbnpoisn: Leader O'Cola: [i.imgur.com image 850x637] [View Full Size image _x_]

I made a viz for that a couple of weeks ago.  And it's using the same timeline data as that animation.

It's making me think that with a few minutes of extra work, I could set up MY viz to show that exact animation and give control to the user via a filter.

Thank you for the idea.  I will be working on that.  It's gonna be farking cool.


Please share when done (and mention me if I miss it!)
 
2020-08-09 11:12:33 AM  
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2020-08-09 11:13:15 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: This one always works.

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Get some flames in there, and it's perfect.
 
2020-08-09 11:14:20 AM  

Shaggy_C: It's really hard to see why Trump is pushing so hard for schools to reopen. It's a bit of a loser politically; it seems like he's just gambling that the increase in cases won't be 'that bad'?

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I like to say to people "it's not about (political) affiliation, it's about the issue!"

Then I'd see stuff like this.

/and what the hell are "major adjustments"? Kids in their own bubbles?
 
2020-08-09 11:16:58 AM  
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2020-08-09 11:18:04 AM  
Odds are if you get rid of this virus, you'll be able to get rid of Coronavirus easier.

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2020-08-09 11:18:04 AM  

durbnpoisn: I know that everyone wants to get the schools open.  And there are two good reasons for that.  Kids need to learn and parents need to work.

But the reality is that, they will only get the schools open for a week before the first kids start testing positive.  And when that happens, they will be shutting everything right back down again.

It's really a shame.


Well, aren't you the optimistic one?
 
2020-08-09 11:21:11 AM  
Can Axe be used as a sanitizer?

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2020-08-09 11:25:42 AM  

eiger: durbnpoisn: I know that everyone wants to get the schools open.  And there are two good reasons for that.  Kids need to learn and parents need to work.

But the reality is that, they will only get the schools open for a week before the first kids start testing positive.  And when that happens, they will be shutting everything right back down again.

It's really a shame.

Well, aren't you the optimistic one?


To expand on this, already schools are having positive tests, and I don't see anyone shutting done. In some cases it's not even clear if they have asked any teachers or students to quarantine.

I teach at a university in a hotspot. We are having face-to-face classes starting week after next.

We have been told by the university that we will not be going to remote instruction no matter what happens AND that if a student in one of our classes tests positive, we will not be allowed to self-isolate unless the student attests that they did not physically distance or follow face covering rules while in the classroom.

it's insane. We are heading for another disaster, and all these assholes just keep marching forward.
 
2020-08-09 11:26:21 AM  
Republicans are a weird death cult that worships fetuses.
 
2020-08-09 11:31:14 AM  

eiger: durbnpoisn: I know that everyone wants to get the schools open.  And there are two good reasons for that.  Kids need to learn and parents need to work.

But the reality is that, they will only get the schools open for a week before the first kids start testing positive.  And when that happens, they will be shutting everything right back down again.

It's really a shame.

Well, aren't you the optimistic one?


He's the realistic one.
 
2020-08-09 11:32:15 AM  
Good. Suck it, Real America.  You actually thought you were too special to get sick. Enjoy.
 
2020-08-09 11:34:44 AM  
TREAT EVERY KID LIKE THEY HAVE IT.

THEY ARE GERM FACTORIES ANYWAY..
 
2020-08-09 11:35:28 AM  

Circusdog320: But.....but trumpy said that children are "almost immune" from Covid-19.


The orange pile of pig feces lies.
 
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