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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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arf arf
 
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.
 
2020-08-11 1:42:29 AM  

joker420: I remember a lot of doctors saying it.


LOL No you don't.

You might remember sites that tell constant lies claimed that doctors said this.

That is completely different. Maybe, someday you will understand this difference. But I doubt it.
 
2020-08-11 1:42:35 AM  

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


The cloud after the poof is going to farking reek.
 
2020-08-11 1:44:13 AM  

Dinodork: 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.


I was tempted to see Ghost in the Springs last year. Both for the show inside and the protesters outside.
 
2020-08-11 1:44:49 AM  
The sun does kill the virus on surfaces, stubby. With that and increased time spent outside, where transmission is similarly less likely, it wasn't unreasonable to assume a slowdown in transmission in summer months. In fact, this may actually be what "slowed" transmission in USA looks like. Just wait until December...
 
2020-08-11 1:47:43 AM  
That must be why it's doing so poorly in Brazil.
 
2020-08-11 1:53:29 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?


Northern tip of Iran is around the same latitude as NYC. Southern tip of Iran is around the same latitude as Miami. Mountains of Iran have snow on them.
 
2020-08-11 2:20:08 AM  

FarkingChas: joker420: I remember a lot of doctors saying it.

LOL No you don't.

You might remember sites that tell constant lies claimed that doctors said this.

That is completely different. Maybe, someday you will understand this difference. But I doubt it.


Lol, you people are really something, every station has doctors on staff and everyone said it was possible.
 
2020-08-11 2:26:48 AM  

FarkingChas: joker420: I remember a lot of doctors saying it.

LOL No you don't.

You might remember sites that tell constant lies claimed that doctors said this.

That is completely different. Maybe, someday you will understand this difference. But I doubt it.


You know, after hearing some doctor saying "demon semen"...

I might cut the guy a little slack.

/ just sayin'
 
2020-08-11 2:40:47 AM  

joker420: FarkingChas: joker420: I remember a lot of doctors saying it.

LOL No you don't.
You might remember sites that tell constant lies claimed that doctors said this.
That is completely different. Maybe, someday you will understand this difference. But I doubt it.

Lol, you people are really something, every station has doctors on staff and everyone said it was possible.


Sure kid. You went all over the country. Polling the doctors and staff at all these "stations". And vetting them to make sure they have had advanced classes in virology. Then you got a significant majority to say it would be true. Sure you did.
Or you just pulled something out of your magical information hole to make an argument with.

Narrator: It's the second one :)

LOL
 
2020-08-11 3:30:08 AM  

Fart_Machine: That must be why it's doing so poorly in Brazil.


It's winter in Brazil
 
2020-08-11 3:32:00 AM  

joker420: FarkingChas: joker420: I remember a lot of doctors saying it.

LOL No you don't.

You might remember sites that tell constant lies claimed that doctors said this.

That is completely different. Maybe, someday you will understand this difference. But I doubt it.

Lol, you people are really something, every station has doctors on staff and everyone said it was possible.


Phil, Oz and Drew are not really good doctors- they are what many call "quacks". Even Doctor Demento wouldn't make such a claim ....

But, you did cover yourself in a manner saying that magick word "possible".
Most quacks did not use that, nor did any of the rwnj talking heads on the telly or the radio.
I mean- it is possible that I am a multimillionaire who simply has not turned in that winning powerball / megamillions/superlotto ticket, yet.

drayno76: 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.


That really does not narrow it down much .... But I getcha .
 
2020-08-11 3:35:51 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


Luckily, it is likely also true that the same measures which have fairly significantly slowed the spread of an insanely contagious disease (covid) will hugely impede the spread of a much less contagious one, influenza, which spreads via the exact same mechanisms.
 
2020-08-11 4:00:08 AM  

Tell Me How My Blog Tastes: Those 15 cases sure went to zero tho. I expect that these 5 million cases will clear up magically, right around November 3rd.


Hey I am sure those 15 cases are all healthy now or dead, so vote Trump in 2020.
 
2020-08-11 4:06:44 AM  

theteacher: 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.


Last time I checked it was going through Brazil faster than they can cut down the rain forest and that was with less precautions in place than the US.
 
2020-08-11 5:06:16 AM  
My coworker is from the Bahamas. She was just telling me about how the cases there were starting to climb... in July & August.
 
2020-08-11 7:31:37 AM  
Here's something that should scare you.

What if they were right?

What if it does have a much harder time spreading in the heat and light?

What does that mean for October?
 
2020-08-11 7:34:44 AM  

erik-k: 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

Luckily, it is likely also true that the same measures which have fairly significantly slowed the spread of an insanely contagious disease (covid) will hugely impede the spread of a much less contagious one, influenza, which spreads via the exact same mechanisms.


Australia and New Zealand (who are in the middle of their flu seasons) have seen drastically reduced numbers of influenza cases. In NZ, this is partly due to a massive vaccination campaign with the goal of limiting influenza to avoid dealing with both of them at once.

And influenza is pretty much as communicable as COVID-19, but far more people have either direct immunity or inherent immunity, having been exposed to various influenza viruses their whole lifetimes. COVID-19 is coming onto a clear field where the only people who have been exposed to similar viruses (betacoronaviruses) are MERS and SARS survivors.
 
2020-08-11 8:09:58 AM  
So we are supposed to be saved from fake Covid by fake Global Warming?
 
2020-08-11 8:40:11 AM  
Stubby sounds short.
 
2020-08-11 8:48:27 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Stubby sounds short.


Blasted autocorrect
 
2020-08-11 9:07:42 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?


The outfield in Busch Stadium would kill it.
 
2020-08-11 10:05:49 AM  
Stubby? Que?
 
2020-08-11 10:20:21 AM  

BafflerMeal: Fart_Machine: That must be why it's doing so poorly in Brazil.

It's winter in Brazil


Which means it's about 80 in Rio.
 
2020-08-11 10:25:41 AM  

Shrapnel: 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.


Who is the author?
 
2020-08-11 10:33:16 AM  

FireSpy: Shrapnel: 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.

Who is the author?


http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts​_​01_10/
 
2020-08-11 10:48:27 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Here's something that should scare you.

What if they were right?

What if it does have a much harder time spreading in the heat and light?

What does that mean for October?


It was still snowing in March in a lot of states in March when it was first really spreading.
 
2020-08-11 11:20:10 AM  

Ivo Shandor: 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/


OT: If you enjoy Peter Watts' style, and an even deeper dive into what it means to be conscious (and whether consciousness is orthogonal to intelligence), you'll love the novel https://rifters.com/real/Blindsight.h​t​m
 
2020-08-11 11:27:17 AM  

FireSpy: Shrapnel: 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.

Who is the author?


Peter Watts

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts​_​01_10/
 
2020-08-11 11:28:20 AM  

FireSpy: FireSpy: Shrapnel: 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.

Who is the author?

http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/watts_​01_10/


Dammit.

One of those links is the real one, the other is an alien doppelganger
 
2020-08-11 11:31:22 AM  

Shaggy_C: The sun does kill the virus on surfaces, stubby. With that and increased time spent outside, where transmission is similarly less likely, it wasn't unreasonable to assume a slowdown in transmission in summer months. In fact, this may actually be what "slowed" transmission in USA looks like. Just wait until December...


And where did we start seeing things blow up the fastest?  Down south.  Where it's the hottest.  Because people don't go outside when it's 95 degrees outside.

Early on, it was still cold up in the northeast, so major population centers there saw big spikes then.

What time of year it is might have some effect on where the outbreak is localized, but not on overall infection rates.

In fact, to highlight the absurdity of this smokescreen you're throwing up, it appears that you're suggesting that Trump made this claim from an informed perspective.  That he was using science to say that outdoor transmission rates are lower than indoor transmission rates by instead saying that it'll go away like a miracle.  Compare that assumption to the very real reaction Trump had to every other CDC and WHO recommendation and announcement.
 
2020-08-11 12:46:11 PM  

Shrapnel: 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.


Just read it, it's pretty cool. I still dont know what the Thing does though. Does it just copy a petson or does it replace all of their cells with their own?
 
2020-08-11 2:30:20 PM  

Mad_Radhu: 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.


Minis the plague rats walking around being Republican and not taking care of themselves.
 
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