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(The Hill)   Didn't somebody tell us that when the warm weather came, the virus would disappear? Now who was that, stubby can't quite recall   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-08-10 8:46:13 PM  
No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.
 
2020-08-10 8:52:26 PM  
Those 15 cases sure went to zero tho. I expect that these 5 million cases will clear up magically, right around November 3rd.
 
2020-08-10 9:26:58 PM  

Mugato: No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.


Oh, a TON of people believed this. Like, millions, plus those in positions of power (DeSantis). My sister, who works for a major insurance company and should know better, was repeating this shiat.
 
2020-08-10 9:36:07 PM  
Meanwhile, in the southern hemisphere when this first started...
 
2020-08-10 9:41:44 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Oh, a TON of people believed this. Like, millions, plus those in positions of power (DeSantis). My sister, who works for a major insurance company and should know better, was repeating this shiat.


Of course, what was I thinking.
 
2020-08-10 9:45:14 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: plus those in positions of power (DeSantis)


He believes it? Does he realize he's governor of a state that goes below 85 degrees for a week out of the year, tops?
 
2020-08-10 10:14:20 PM  
The virus lives for a shorter period of time on surfaces in the heat or direct sunlight.
Somebody told him this, and this why he wanted us all to shove lightbulbs up our asses.
 
2020-08-10 10:23:56 PM  

sirrerun: The virus lives for a shorter period of time on surfaces in the heat or direct sunlight.
Somebody told him this, and this why he wanted us all to shove lightbulbs up our asses.


"The Thing" had the right idea. If someone is suspected of having the virus, just blast them with a flame thrower. That'll kill it.
 
2020-08-11 12:07:59 AM  
Just wait until Jan-feb and you'll see that the virus actually did slow down in the summer...
 
2020-08-11 12:10:28 AM  
That was obvious to anyone who paid attention and realized that Iran was getting ravaged by it. If the heat of Persia didn't kill it off, why did anyone think a Midwestern summer was going to do it?
 
2020-08-11 12:11:19 AM  
He said it would disappear LIKE a miracle, not that it would be an actual miracle. Why do you libs always feel like you have to misrepresent what he says?
 
2020-08-11 12:11:22 AM  
When wintertime rolls around, the gorillas simply freeze to death.
 
2020-08-11 12:11:41 AM  
One day, like a miracle, he'll just disappear.
 
2020-08-11 12:14:37 AM  
Maria Van Kerkhove, the American leading the technical team investigating the virus, said between 10 and 20 percent of cases are responsible for up to 80 percent of transmission.

This also seemed particularly pertinent.  Isn't that close the percentage of people who refuse to wear masks.
 
2020-08-11 12:19:42 AM  

Mugato: sirrerun: The virus lives for a shorter period of time on surfaces in the heat or direct sunlight.
Somebody told him this, and this why he wanted us all to shove lightbulbs up our asses.

"The Thing" had the right idea. If someone is suspected of having the virus, just blast them with a flame thrower. That'll kill it.


Sure but in The Thing they all had it in the end.
 
2020-08-11 12:20:20 AM  
It doesn't matter, subby. You can't throw their words back at them. They either don't care, spin it around back at you, tell you that you are lying, or double down and say they are right despite the evidence that we are seeing.
 
2020-08-11 12:20:38 AM  
To be fair, it wasn't completely unreasonable to assume transmission would decline over the summer. Other coronaviruses show seasonal cycles for reasons that aren't fully understood.

That said, no one who knows anything said it would disappear.
 
2020-08-11 12:27:43 AM  

seapig: That was obvious to anyone who paid attention and realized that Iran was getting ravaged by it. If the heat of Persia didn't kill it off, why did anyone think a Midwestern summer was going to do it?


Tehran is up in the mountains though, it's just basically Colorado Springs with a different flavor of religious nut job.
 
2020-08-11 12:28:23 AM  

omg bbq: Sure but in The Thing they all had it in the end.


Kurt Russel and Keith David didn't both have it or they wouldn't have been suspicious of each other at the end. Either one had it or neither had it. Either way they more than likely froze to death.
 
2020-08-11 12:29:34 AM  
Like a miracle!
 
2020-08-11 12:31:32 AM  

whosits_112: It doesn't matter, subby. You can't throw their words back at them. They either don't care, spin it around back at you, tell you that you are lying, or double down and say they are right despite the evidence that we are seeing.


you sound like someone who hasn't yet bought gold or a hand crank radio or dehydrated food
 
2020-08-11 12:34:24 AM  
It may not be affected by seasonal changes, but it sure is affected by people staying indoors a lot more. This fall and winter are going to be GREAT!
 
2020-08-11 12:34:51 AM  

Mugato: No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.


Fark you. The Geek Tab had several posters who swooped in to talk about how unscienfitic those of us who debunked the warm weather myth were. Our own Geek tab was propagating the warm weather theory.
 
2020-08-11 12:36:48 AM  

thurstonxhowell: To be fair, it wasn't completely unreasonable to assume transmission would decline over the summer. Other coronaviruses show seasonal cycles for reasons that aren't fully understood.

That said, no one who knows anything said it would disappear.


That's most likely because more people are outside in the fresh air in the summer.

/concept breaks down in areas where people hide inside with AC for the hot season
 
2020-08-11 12:38:58 AM  

Mugato: omg bbq: Sure but in The Thing they all had it in the end.

Kurt Russel and Keith David didn't both have it or they wouldn't have been suspicious of each other at the end. Either one had it or neither had it. Either way they more than likely froze to death.


You're right.

I read a story called The Things, it was the book/movie told from the creature's point of view. In that everyone had it by the end. I guess that stuck with me more. My bad.
 
2020-08-11 12:39:30 AM  

Mugato: No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.


That's not exactly true!  The south has approximately 1-2 weeks of winter spread out over a 3 month period where temperatures dip from the 70's and 80's to 30's and 40's.  It even SNOWED a couple of years ago in one of the states... I cant remember which BUT SNOW!
 
2020-08-11 12:41:02 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: Fark you. The Geek Tab had several posters who swooped in to talk about how unscienfitic those of us who debunked the warm weather myth were. Our own Geek tab was propagating the warm weather theory.


Ok, you don't have to be a dick about it. I don't know anyone IRL who bought it, I'll just say that. It makes no sense since the virus is all over the world, seasons are different in different parts of the world and there's always some places where it's hotter than hell on any given day. Anyone who put any kind of logical thought into it had to realize it's horseshiat.
 
2020-08-11 12:43:03 AM  
Meanwhile, I'm taking up a collection to help stubby.  Clearly this person who must be subby's friend is suffering from memory loss.
 
2020-08-11 12:45:38 AM  

uh...nobody: Mugato: No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.

That's not exactly true!  The south has approximately 1-2 weeks of winter spread out over a 3 month period where temperatures dip from the 70's and 80's to 30's and 40's.  It even SNOWED a couple of years ago in one of the states... I cant remember which BUT SNOW!


I'm saying that on any given day of the year, there is somewhere on the globe where it's hot, yet the virus is pretty much everywhere, at least it was when it first "debuted".
 
2020-08-11 12:45:58 AM  

Mugato: No one bought that bullshiat for a second. It's super hot somewhere in the world at any given time of year. Hell, it's super hot in the US somewhere at any given time of year. I wouldn't buy that the virus couldn't survive freezing weather either but it's at least a little more plausible than heat.


Regular flu hates the heat. Once I saw that the equatorial countries had cases I knew it wasn't going anywhere.
 
2020-08-11 12:46:26 AM  
Russell outlives Keith

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"The black guy always dies first"
 
2020-08-11 12:46:46 AM  

omg bbq: I read a story called The Things, it was the book/movie told from the creature's point of view. In that everyone had it by the end. I guess that stuck with me more. My bad.


I heard of that, I should check that out.
 
2020-08-11 12:48:22 AM  

Notabunny: whosits_112: It doesn't matter, subby. You can't throw their words back at them. They either don't care, spin it around back at you, tell you that you are lying, or double down and say they are right despite the evidence that we are seeing.

you sound like someone who hasn't yet bought gold or a hand crank radio or dehydrated food


Let me tell you, that radio was my friend during the power outage last week.
 
2020-08-11 12:48:42 AM  

Mugato: omg bbq: I read a story called The Things, it was the book/movie told from the creature's point of view. In that everyone had it by the end. I guess that stuck with me more. My bad.

I heard of that, I should check that out.


It's a worthy read.
 
2020-08-11 12:49:55 AM  

ThoughtsofaFool: Meanwhile, I'm taking up a collection to help stubby.  Clearly this person who must be subby's friend is suffering from memory loss.


So Joe Biden?

/ducks
 
2020-08-11 12:50:11 AM  

tuckeg: The black guy always dies first"


That hasn't been true in a long time, since it's become such a cliche. I'm not sure if it was ever true.
 
2020-08-11 12:54:59 AM  
Well, it just wasn't warm enough, you see. We need to nuke this shiat!!
 
2020-08-11 12:55:11 AM  
once the cold weather hits and the windows and doors start closing and the heat gets turned on,things are going to get much worse.
 
2020-08-11 12:57:59 AM  

Notabunny: whosits_112: It doesn't matter, subby. You can't throw their words back at them. They either don't care, spin it around back at you, tell you that you are lying, or double down and say they are right despite the evidence that we are seeing.

you sound like someone who hasn't yet bought gold or a hand crank radio or dehydrated food


That's why I'm arming up, so that I can find the ones who are hoarding gold and freeze-dried food.

/this liberal is packing heat.
 
2020-08-11 1:02:37 AM  

JudgeSmails: once the cold weather hits and the windows and doors start closing and the heat gets turned on,things are going to get much worse.


Yep.  Get ready for flu season too.  Now you'll have a coroner fight over what was the cause of death, was it:

A) COVID by itself
B) COVID + Flu which already kills people by a similar pneumonia mechanism
C) Flu + COVID where you die from the flu but just have COVID for fun
D) Flu by itself, which still kills a ton of people every year (including kids) and just not even test for COVID because you live in the South and Football takes precedence
 
2020-08-11 1:03:22 AM  
I remember a lot of doctors saying it. Lol
 
2020-08-11 1:06:38 AM  
Oh, it was just some dickhead.

Hang on, I'm getting an update...

....he's the what???

Oh we're f*cked.
 
2020-08-11 1:09:16 AM  

Mugato: omg bbq: I read a story called The Things, it was the book/movie told from the creature's point of view. In that everyone had it by the end. I guess that stuck with me more. My bad.

I heard of that, I should check that out.


http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts​_​01_10/
 
2020-08-11 1:11:43 AM  
I can think of a certain farker who went on about how Brazil didn't have a horrible outbreak going on, therefore the heat would kill it and we were over reacting. This was back in April or May and I don't feel like digging up the thread. You know who you are. I hope you now realize how horrible wrong and incredibly stupid you are. Get help, an education, critical thinking, something. Or just don't wear a mask and go to MAGAt parties. You won't be missed.
 
2020-08-11 1:15:07 AM  
Now who was that, stubby can't quite recall
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2020-08-11 1:17:29 AM  

seapig: That was obvious to anyone who paid attention and realized that Iran was getting ravaged by it. If the heat of Persia didn't kill it off, why did anyone think a Midwestern summer was going to do it?


Um, Iran was quite chilly at the time. It's not just one big 24/7 desert over there.
 
2020-08-11 1:20:42 AM  

JudgeSmails: once the cold weather hits and the windows and doors start closing and the heat gets turned on,things are going to get much worse.


Yes it will.

Currently the US is on track to have a similar death toll to the 1918 flu. Winter will accelerate this.
 
2020-08-11 1:23:18 AM  

HerptheDerp: One day, like a miracle, he'll just disappear.


Just be patient -- the plague mostly disappeared on its own after it killed off somewhere between 30% and 60% of the population of medieval Europe too.  One day it was just gone, like magic.
 
2020-08-11 1:30:17 AM  

comrade: Just wait until Jan-feb and you'll see that the virus actually did slow down in the summer...


Or a lot sooner. November may be a killer wake up call.
 
2020-08-11 1:35:07 AM  

Outlawtsar: JudgeSmails: once the cold weather hits and the windows and doors start closing and the heat gets turned on,things are going to get much worse.

Yep.  Get ready for flu season too.  Now you'll have a coroner fight over what was the cause of death, was it:

A) COVID by itself
B) COVID + Flu which already kills people by a similar pneumonia mechanism
C) Flu + COVID where you die from the flu but just have COVID for fun
D) Flu by itself, which still kills a ton of people every year (including kids) and just not even test for COVID because you live in the South and Football takes precedence


Flu season probably won't be all that bad. All the mask wearing, hand washing, and disinfecting will likely severely limit the spread of the flu virus.
 
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