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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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2020-08-11 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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