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2020-10-23 7:51:47 PM  
You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.
 
2020-10-23 8:12:47 PM  
So it's divided by states that love freedom and states with sheeple
 
2020-10-23 8:16:34 PM  
Yup. Upstate NY here. Masks since early March and I don't know a single family member or friend with confirmed COVID.
 
2020-10-23 8:19:15 PM  
But Twatter says COVID is a lie.
 
2020-10-23 8:23:19 PM  
"If Facebook's users are different from the U.S. population generally in a way that the survey weighting process doesn't account for, then our estimates could be biased,"
 
2020-10-23 8:23:33 PM  
Wear a damn mask, don't go out if you don't feel well, or if your old or have underlying conditions! It's not that difficult to understand
 
2020-10-23 8:28:31 PM  
A: Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Thomas Dolby, and Helen Keller

Q: Who could have seen that coming?
 
2020-10-23 8:28:58 PM  
If you're in a rural area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds of catching it are super low. If you are in a crowded area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds are low.

If you are where people aren't wearing masks, there are better than even odds you're going to get it.

Czechoslovakia is a good case study on mask efficacy. They started early with face coverings and had hardly any infections. Then they relaxed, and look now. Covid all up in the house.

Wearing a face mask / covering to prevent breathing all over strangers is the simplest thing in the world. I mean, it costs less than $1 to work that out. The lockdowns were unnecessary. All we needed to do was wear masks for a couple months.

The next pandemic might not be so benign.
 
2020-10-23 8:30:47 PM  
Wearing a mask is not a political statement, it's an IQ test.
 
2020-10-23 8:31:37 PM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: "If Facebook's users are different from the U.S. population generally in a way that the survey weighting process doesn't account for, then our estimates could be biased,"


For instance, if a facebook user is suspended in an information bubble, surrounded by attention whores and marketing profiles.
 
2020-10-23 8:32:09 PM  

stuffy: But Twatter says COVID is a lie.


Only conservative conspiracy-nutter Twitter.
Unless you seek out those people, you really don't see it.
Much like Facebook, if you don't friend them.
 
2020-10-23 8:34:21 PM  
Someone I know died this week. She had been suffering since mid-September. She had technically recovered from the virus, but it damaged her lungs so much that she died.

She was only 46. She left behind an adult daughter and a teenage son. She had been taking precautions for months. We worked together briefly at the beginning of the pandemic, bagging and delivering free lunches to children in our city. She was an amazing person.

But we live in a state with a lot of farking stupid people, so she's dead because of a bunch of selfish, stupid people.
 
2020-10-23 8:35:36 PM  
I don't know anyone in my immediate circle who contracted it. We have pretty good mask wearing around here. Biggest problem is people not having their nose covered. I'm still staying home as much as I can and trying to get to stores when they open or before they close.

Neighbors mom passed from it (was in a nursing home when she caught it)

Family friend's daughter caught it and recover (She is an ER doc)
 
2020-10-23 8:36:14 PM  
But mah freedumbs...
 
2020-10-23 8:38:29 PM  
Correlation != Causation
 
2020-10-23 8:40:46 PM  
Montana.  Masks are an affront to our freedoms.  I know over a dozen people who have been infected
 
2020-10-23 8:42:16 PM  
Good.
 
2020-10-23 8:44:21 PM  

H31N0US: If you're in a rural area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds of catching it are super low. If you are in a crowded area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds are low.

If you are where people aren't wearing masks, there are better than even odds you're going to get it.

Czechoslovakia is a good case study on mask efficacy. They started early with face coverings and had hardly any infections. Then they relaxed, and look now. Covid all up in the house.

Wearing a face mask / covering to prevent breathing all over strangers is the simplest thing in the world. I mean, it costs less than $1 to work that out. The lockdowns were unnecessary. All we needed to do was wear masks for a couple months.

The next pandemic might not be so benign.


It's a shame our doctors were telling us the opposite then 🙁 sounds like everything could have been very different.

I assume it wasn't intentional and he did the best he could, but it is hard for me to trust anything Fauci says now.
 
2020-10-23 8:46:26 PM  
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2020-10-23 8:46:54 PM  
I know at least 6 people who have gotten COVID. I'm also a bartender and so are all my friends so.... :/
 
2020-10-23 8:48:16 PM  
I live in South Dakota, which is neither a very populous nor a particularly intelligent state. The prevailing opinion here seems to be that masks (and the larger COVID pandemic) are some kind of racial or religious conspiracy fomented by shadowy elitists who are out to "get" us good, simple, salt-of-the-Earth common folk. My experience is that less than one-third of the people here wear masks in places like the supermarket.

I live in a town of 1,200 people and have lost count of the number of acquaintances who have (or have had) COVID. My next-door neighbor is at this moment at the tail end of his third week in the hospital, which included four days in the ICU. Several of his other fellow happy hour regulars down at the local watering hole, most in their 60s and 70s, are also very sick, including at least two others who are also hospitalized and not doing well. Despite this, his wife -- to this day -- continues to maintain that "COVID is going to go away after the election." (His wife went to work sick and infected a good portion of the office before being finally sent home.)

Today we had 1,200 new positive COVID tests. That's Florida-level positivity numbers in state that only has 880,000 residents. The numbers keep going up and there is no end in sight. This is a state that has a reputation for stupidity, but this is a rare case where the stereotype doesn't even begin to approximate the actual situation on the ground.
 
2020-10-23 8:49:12 PM  

H31N0US: If you're in a rural area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds of catching it are super low. If you are in a crowded area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds are low.

If you are where people aren't wearing masks, there are better than even odds you're going to get it.

Czechoslovakia is a good case study on mask efficacy. They started early with face coverings and had hardly any infections. Then they relaxed, and look now. Covid all up in the house.

Wearing a face mask / covering to prevent breathing all over strangers is the simplest thing in the world. I mean, it costs less than $1 to work that out. The lockdowns were unnecessary. All we needed to do was wear masks for a couple months.

The next pandemic might not be so benign.


And any old fool can wear one.
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2020-10-23 8:55:11 PM  

seventypercent: I live in South Dakota, which is neither a very populous nor a particularly intelligent state. The prevailing opinion here seems to be that masks (and the larger COVID pandemic) are some kind of racial or religious conspiracy fomented by shadowy elitists who are out to "get" us good, simple, salt-of-the-Earth common folk. My experience is that less than one-third of the people here wear masks in places like the supermarket.

I live in a town of 1,200 people and have lost count of the number of acquaintances who have (or have had) COVID. My next-door neighbor is at this moment at the tail end of his third week in the hospital, which included four days in the ICU. Several of his other fellow happy hour regulars down at the local watering hole, most in their 60s and 70s, are also very sick, including at least two others who are also hospitalized and not doing well. Despite this, his wife -- to this day -- continues to maintain that "COVID is going to go away after the election." (His wife went to work sick and infected a good portion of the office before being finally sent home.)

Today we had 1,200 new positive COVID tests. That's Florida-level positivity numbers in state that only has 880,000 residents. The numbers keep going up and there is no end in sight. This is a state that has a reputation for stupidity, but this is a rare case where the stereotype doesn't even begin to approximate the actual situation on the ground.


Fellow South Dakota resident.

It's farking terrifying. We're buying a house and I have no idea how to inspections, closing, etc without farking dying.
 
2020-10-23 9:01:30 PM  

lindalouwho: You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.


Indiana and Ohio sucks.


/live in Indiana
//work in Ohio
///wear your mask
 
2020-10-23 9:02:32 PM  
In Kansas and an aide in a nursing home. Second wave hit us last week. They don't test us like the other homes do, only if a confirmed case... and we have to pay for it out of pocket. I've done three tests, and all negative but I'm developing a cough now.

Oh and we have to reuse PPE from our first round back in July. N95s included. My boyfriend heard that and bought me new ones to use. But I don't think it'll save me this time.
 
2020-10-23 9:03:20 PM  
Oh and I'm having to miss nursing school classes and clinicals for at least two weeks so, boo.
 
2020-10-23 9:10:02 PM  

Intelligent_Donkey: I know at least 6 people who have gotten COVID. I'm also a bartender and so are all my friends so.... :/


And?

Do you wear a mask?
 
2020-10-23 9:10:36 PM  
North Dakovid checking in. I knew a guy who died from it, the very day the POS POTUS said 'don't be afraid of covid'.

Had only been here a year or so when the pandemic started, so don't know a lot of people.

We're just finishing up some home renovations, and about every worker that shows up is maskless. We've put the kibosh on anybody coming in the house anymore, but had new garage doors installed yesterday by maskless assclowns. Had the doors open all day to air it out.

Wife and I work from home, and we're on 110 acres 25 miles from town, so we're doing our damnedest to avoid interacting with anyone. Go in to Bismarck once a week to get mail and curbside groceries from Walmart.

Pretty scary around these parts. Lots of dumbassery
 
2020-10-23 9:16:57 PM  

Schlubbe: North Dakovid checking in. I knew a guy who died from it, the very day the POS POTUS said 'don't be afraid of covid'.

Had only been here a year or so when the pandemic started, so don't know a lot of people.

We're just finishing up some home renovations, and about every worker that shows up is maskless. We've put the kibosh on anybody coming in the house anymore, but had new garage doors installed yesterday by maskless assclowns. Had the doors open all day to air it out.

Wife and I work from home, and we're on 110 acres 25 miles from town, so we're doing our damnedest to avoid interacting with anyone. Go in to Bismarck once a week to get mail and curbside groceries from Walmart.

Pretty scary around these parts. Lots of dumbassery


Wait until seasonal flu kicks in.😔
 
2020-10-23 9:20:18 PM  

lindalouwho: You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.


You are an idiot.

The highest rate, today, is North Farkin' Dakota. Then South Dakota. Couer d'Alene hospitals in Idaho, are at 100% capacity. They'll have to send people to Portland or Seattle. Spokane is also *full*.

Funny, I thought those were Reptilians states.
 
2020-10-23 9:42:01 PM  
That strategy of letting huge swaths of their populations get sick and die early in the pandemic is really paying off in the northeast.
 
2020-10-23 9:56:50 PM  
live in socal, so far only 3  acquaintances have had covid, however 2 friends of the parents who live in a red state have passed in the last month, it almost seems like a test
 
2020-10-23 9:57:19 PM  

KCinPA: Wear a damn mask, don't go out if you don't feel well, or if your old or have underlying conditions! It's not that difficult to understand


BUT MUH RIGHTS!!!
 
2020-10-23 10:06:31 PM  
Well, there goes my prediction.

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2020-10-23 10:07:09 PM  
Whoops, wrong thread.
 
2020-10-23 10:22:30 PM  

semiautomagic: Someone I know died this week. She had been suffering since mid-September. She had technically recovered from the virus, but it damaged her lungs so much that she died.

She was only 46. She left behind an adult daughter and a teenage son. She had been taking precautions for months. We worked together briefly at the beginning of the pandemic, bagging and delivering free lunches to children in our city. She was an amazing person.

But we live in a state with a lot of farking stupid people, so she's dead because of a bunch of selfish, stupid people.


Csb
 
2020-10-23 10:24:16 PM  

seventypercent: I live in South Dakota, which is neither a very populous nor a particularly intelligent state. The prevailing opinion here seems to be that masks (and the larger COVID pandemic) are some kind of racial or religious conspiracy fomented by shadowy elitists who are out to "get" us good, simple, salt-of-the-Earth common folk. My experience is that less than one-third of the people here wear masks in places like the supermarket.

I live in a town of 1,200 people and have lost count of the number of acquaintances who have (or have had) COVID. My next-door neighbor is at this moment at the tail end of his third week in the hospital, which included four days in the ICU. Several of his other fellow happy hour regulars down at the local watering hole, most in their 60s and 70s, are also very sick, including at least two others who are also hospitalized and not doing well. Despite this, his wife -- to this day -- continues to maintain that "COVID is going to go away after the election." (His wife went to work sick and infected a good portion of the office before being finally sent home.)

Today we had 1,200 new positive COVID tests. That's Florida-level positivity numbers in state that only has 880,000 residents. The numbers keep going up and there is no end in sight. This is a state that has a reputation for stupidity, but this is a rare case where the stereotype doesn't even begin to approximate the actual situation on the ground.


Yeah, I'd be at. Bar drinking and trying to get sick if I lived in sodak too.
 
2020-10-23 10:38:41 PM  

whitroth: lindalouwho: You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.

You are an idiot.

The highest rate, today, is North Farkin' Dakota. Then South Dakota. Couer d'Alene hospitals in Idaho, are at 100% capacity. They'll have to send people to Portland or Seattle. Spokane is also *full*.

Funny, I thought those were Reptilians states.


What makes my an idiot, ya goober? Because I didn't mention the states that you did?
 
2020-10-23 10:40:53 PM  
We've already had plenty of articles showing the highest infection states, 9 out of 20 were red states.
 
2020-10-23 10:43:53 PM  

H31N0US: If you're in a rural area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds of catching it are super low. If you are in a crowded area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds are low.

If you are where people aren't wearing masks, there are better than even odds you're going to get it.

Czechoslovakia is a good case study on mask efficacy. They started early with face coverings and had hardly any infections. Then they relaxed, and look now. Covid all up in the house.

Wearing a face mask / covering to prevent breathing all over strangers is the simplest thing in the world. I mean, it costs less than $1 to work that out. The lockdowns were unnecessary. All we needed to do was wear masks for a couple months.

The next pandemic might not be so benign.


Well said. I'm pushing 52 and I'm assuming the decades to come will feature their own unique hellish Covid cases. Even though I'm not a fatalist or Debbie Downer, I'm coming to terms that there's a real chance I might not die of natural causes.
 
2020-10-23 11:22:53 PM  

lindalouwho: We've already had plenty of articles showing the highest infection states, 9 out of 20 were red states.


frikkin' typo

9 out of 10
 
2020-10-23 11:59:09 PM  

lindalouwho: whitroth: lindalouwho: You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.

You are an idiot.

The highest rate, today, is North Farkin' Dakota. Then South Dakota. Couer d'Alene hospitals in Idaho, are at 100% capacity. They'll have to send people to Portland or Seattle. Spokane is also *full*.

Funny, I thought those were Reptilians states.

What makes my an idiot, ya goober? Because I didn't mention the states that you did?


Because you seemed to be suggesting that it's an issue in liberal states, not in right-wing Trumpist states.

If that was not what you mean, I apologize.
 
2020-10-24 12:11:49 AM  

whitroth: lindalouwho: whitroth: lindalouwho: You have to break that down further, to cities/towns. Not only do I not know anyone who's had Covid, I don't know anymore who knows someone who's had Covid.
In May, one of my doctors told me that UPMC Health System's 40 hospital had only seen 100 Covid hospitalizations from the pandemic at that point.

DNRTFA but I bet it's mostly broken down into blue and red states.

You are an idiot.

The highest rate, today, is North Farkin' Dakota. Then South Dakota. Couer d'Alene hospitals in Idaho, are at 100% capacity. They'll have to send people to Portland or Seattle. Spokane is also *full*.

Funny, I thought those were Reptilians states.

What makes my an idiot, ya goober? Because I didn't mention the states that you did?

Because you seemed to be suggesting that it's an issue in liberal states, not in right-wing Trumpist states.

If that was not what you mean, I apologize.


No no no, I meant the most farked up states were the red states. Just like I'm in Pittsburgh (deep blue) and the red parts of the state are surging.

I was wondering... I was pretty sure it wasn't my turn to be an idiot, because I was one yesterday.   :)
 
2020-10-24 1:59:48 AM  

WTFDYW: Intelligent_Donkey: I know at least 6 people who have gotten COVID. I'm also a bartender and so are all my friends so.... :/

And?

Do you wear a mask?


Oh God yes. And so do my friends. But with a job so close with the public shiat is bond to happen. And while my city has a mask mandate it's a been like herding cats. None of my idiot customers want to follow it.
 
2020-10-24 3:59:45 AM  
I live in Fairbanks AK. Our population (30,996) leans red. We've had 1503 cases, so 4.8% of the people here have had it or still have it. Just south of us by 10 miles is the town of North Pole (pop: 2109) which is deep red. Their Covid total is 318, which means 15.1% of the people there have had it or still do. 5X the rate because they don't wear masks.
 
2020-10-24 4:00:27 AM  
Doh! Make that 3X the rate.
 
2020-10-24 4:08:13 AM  

Mrtraveler01: KCinPA: Wear a damn mask, don't go out if you don't feel well, or if your old or have underlying conditions! It's not that difficult to understand

BUT MUH RIGHTS!!!


But my debt.
 
2020-10-24 9:21:00 AM  

NotARocketScientist: Doh! Make that 3X the rate.


Username checks out.
 
2020-10-24 9:56:53 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: H31N0US: If you're in a rural area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds of catching it are super low. If you are in a crowded area and people are wearing masks around strangers, the odds are low.

If you are where people aren't wearing masks, there are better than even odds you're going to get it.

Czechoslovakia is a good case study on mask efficacy. They started early with face coverings and had hardly any infections. Then they relaxed, and look now. Covid all up in the house.

Wearing a face mask / covering to prevent breathing all over strangers is the simplest thing in the world. I mean, it costs less than $1 to work that out. The lockdowns were unnecessary. All we needed to do was wear masks for a couple months.

The next pandemic might not be so benign.

And any old fool can wear one.
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Very interesting the information you chose to omit.
 
2020-10-24 9:59:22 AM  

fark'emfeed'emfish: Mrtraveler01: KCinPA: Wear a damn mask, don't go out if you don't feel well, or if your old or have underlying conditions! It's not that difficult to understand

BUT MUH RIGHTS!!!

But my debt.


Masks cause you to have debt? Weird.
 
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