Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(C|Net)   CDC report finds people who were infected with COVID-19 were twice as likely to have dined out beforehand. Eating out still isn't safe, remember the pandemic isn't over, just because you're over it   (cnet.com) divider line
    More: Obvious  
•       •       •

307 clicks; posted to Food » and Main » on 25 Oct 2020 at 4:34 PM (5 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



35 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2020-10-25 12:24:58 PM  
Fark user imageView Full Size



Anyway, the restaurants here in FL are farking packed, it's going to get a lot worse down in these parts.
 
2020-10-25 12:33:59 PM  
Meanwhile, the governor has closed down indoor dining in my county yet several local restaurants have proudly announced they're staying open.
 
2020-10-25 12:42:17 PM  
Seriously, close all the bars and restaurants. Pay those workers a living wage to stay home.

Shut down all sports  and extra curricular activities.  No weddings.  No church choirs.

It sucks but if you want to have America survive this, its required.
 
2020-10-25 1:05:46 PM  
I travel for work. I either get my food to go or drive-thru. I will *occasionally* eat in, but only if it's obvious I am the only customer seated in that area.
 
2020-10-25 1:11:01 PM  
I assume eating inside a restaurant is only one if several unsafe things many of these victims are doing.

It's simply an indicator of their level of resistance to mitigation efforts.
 
2020-10-25 1:11:58 PM  

Unobtanium: I travel for work. I either get my food to go or drive-thru. I will *occasionally* eat in, but only if it's obvious I am the only customer seated in that area.


We've shifted to only places where we can see the staff are wearing masks.  So some drive thru options are gone.  Places like Subway or Qdoba work.
 
2020-10-25 2:12:36 PM  
Dave & Busters is open in my state.

That is pants on head stupid!
 
2020-10-25 4:35:47 PM  

aimtastic: Meanwhile, the governor has closed down indoor dining in my county yet several local restaurants have proudly announced they're staying open.


Anarchy is worth that awesome blossom.
 
2020-10-25 5:09:28 PM  

weddingsinger: Unobtanium: I travel for work. I either get my food to go or drive-thru. I will *occasionally* eat in, but only if it's obvious I am the only customer seated in that area.

We've shifted to only places where we can see the staff are wearing masks.  So some drive thru options are gone.  Places like Subway or Qdoba work.


I walked in our local 'doba about a week ago, saw some teenaged mouth breather behind the line with no make or gloves, and walked right out again.
 
2020-10-25 5:28:57 PM  
I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.
 
2020-10-25 5:42:12 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.


I feel you.

I really miss it. The better half and myself would always go out on friday night, or saturday and have a nice sit down meal we didn't have to make.

I farking miss it so much.

I hate all the people making this drag out. 

scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.netView Full Size
 
2020-10-25 5:44:37 PM  

wejash: I assume eating inside a restaurant is only one if several unsafe things many of these victims are doing.

It's simply an indicator of their level of resistance to mitigation efforts.


I assume if I see someone in a public place without a mask that they don't wash their hands after they take a dump, pick their nose and eat it, sniff their own farts, and vote against their own interests.
 
2020-10-25 6:02:04 PM  
Gosh, you mean the virus doesn't respect the "it's OK to remove your mask to eat in a crowded restaurant" rule? I'm shocked, SHOCKED, I tell you.
 
2020-10-25 6:06:10 PM  
My parents live in a state that have had less than 7K cases and less than 150 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.  Which is good for them because neither of them are in the best of health and are in their 80s.  They went out to eat today.  To eat in a restaurant.  Because it's ok.

*headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*
 
2020-10-25 6:09:14 PM  

SpaceyCat: My parents live in a state that have had less than 7K cases and less than 150 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.  Which is good for them because neither of them are in the best of health and are in their 80s.  They went out to eat today.  To eat in a restaurant.  Because it's ok.

*headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*


Looks you'll be getting that inheritance soon!
 
2020-10-25 6:27:04 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Pants full of macaroni!!: I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.

I feel you.

I really miss it. The better half and myself would always go out on friday night, or saturday and have a nice sit down meal we didn't have to make.

I farking miss it so much.

I hate all the people making this drag out.


[scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x960]


Ms. Black and I ordered takeout from a sports bar a few weeks ago on a Sunday. The parking lot was PACKED; we had to park on the street because no spots were available. I couldn't see more than a few empty tables when I went inside to pay and pick up the food, and basically every table had more than two people seated around it. Ms. Black cried on the way home because, even though she knows we're doing the safe thing to keep ourselves and her parents from getting infected, she wants to be able to go out and socialize indoors with friends. I'm much more of a hermit than she is, but I feel the same way. I LOVED going to restaurants to eat and people watch, and I haven't done so in more than seven months. I haven't been to a live sporting event in almost a full calendar year (KU hosted UW-Milwaukee on December 10th last year). I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.
 
2020-10-25 6:36:23 PM  

weddingsinger: Shut down all sports  and extra curricular activities.  No weddings.  No church choirs.


The most vocal and angry "open the schools back up!" people are the sports parents. They get real pissed off at anything that might cause Johnny to miss practice, then they write angry letters and show up at school board meetings to yell about their freedumbs.

Some states may have better luck but many aren't gonna say no to them.

/ "OK you can close choir (I bet none of those kids play sports anyway, so fark 'em), but not marching band because we need them for football."
// Yes, seriously.
 
2020-10-25 7:10:11 PM  

fallingcow: The most vocal and angry "open the schools back up!" people are the sports parents. They get real pissed off at anything that might cause Johnny to miss practice, then they write angry letters and show up at school board meetings to yell about their freedumbs.


The case for opening up schools is a lot more complicated than that for restaurants.  There is pretty good scientific evidence at this point that (elementary) schools do very very little to actually transmit the virus.

For example:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/he​a​lth/coronavirus-schools-children.html

Quoting some experts in that article:

Weighed against the substantial harms to children and parents from keeping schools closed, elementary schools should at least offer in-person learning, said Dr. David Rubin, a pediatrician and infectious disease expert at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I think there's a pretty good base of evidence now that schools can open safely in the presence of strong safety plans, and even at higher levels of case incidence than we had suspected," he said.


Also, this expert:

"The more and more data that I see, the more comfortable I am that children are not, in fact, driving transmission, especially in school settings," said Brooke Nichols, an infectious disease modeler at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Of course, there are caveats about this that make it complicated, but most experts that I've seen in the last month or so have been for (elementary) school openings with a lot of reasonable conditions in place.

Indoor dining is something else entirely.  It's danger in spreading the virus is very high, and we have a lot of evidence to show that.  There are certainly some idiots who just want to open everything up, but I really wouldn't group people who want to open up schools (including the scientists quoted in the NYT article) with people who insist on indoor dining.
 
2020-10-25 7:19:10 PM  

Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.


While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

i1.wp.comView Full Size


i2.wp.comView Full Size


i0.wp.comView Full Size
 
2020-10-25 7:35:35 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.

While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

[i1.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i2.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i0.wp.com image 488x1500]


It sure is. Ms. Black's dad started out the pandemic petrified of the idea that his wife (diagnosed with multiple forms of cancer) would catch COVID and die. Once masking became semi-commonplace in America back in April, he messaged me repeatedly asking about the safest kinds of masks to wear, how to confirm N95 masks were legit, and how to sanitize/disinfect a disposable mask so it could be used again. Then on this past Thursday night, he messaged us saying he had close contact with a coworker who tested positive, and he added that he and his coworkers weren't masking up in the store when they had no customers AND he let said coworker use his computer on the last day he had close contact with them.

/thankfully our tests came back negative
 
2020-10-25 9:59:26 PM  

SpaceyCat: My parents live in a state that have had less than 7K cases and less than 150 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.  Which is good for them because neither of them are in the best of health and are in their 80s.  They went out to eat today.  To eat in a restaurant.  Because it's ok.

*headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk* *headdesk*


I'm sorry, I feel you. My mom just told me she and dad (smoker w/ COPD) are going to go see a family in Ohio. Half of the people they will be visiting are Trumpers and likely never wear masks. Regardless, Ohio was at 1,100 cases 30 days ago and is now at 2,900 cases a day. About 250% increase. Just had two record days in the US.

WTF ARE YOU THINKING, MOM AND DAD? Don't die 😥😓😪
 
2020-10-25 11:20:35 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Pants full of macaroni!!: I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.

I feel you.

I really miss it. The better half and myself would always go out on friday night, or saturday and have a nice sit down meal we didn't have to make.

I farking miss it so much.

I hate all the people making this drag out. 

[scontent-mia3-2.xx.fbcdn.net image 640x960]


For years, when our company had a handful of employees, we would do "crew lunch" on Fridays, on the company's dime.    We closed up shop and retired a few years ago, but Ms. Gough and I have continued the tradition.  A few of our favorite haunts had well-spaced outdoor seating during the warm weather, but we mostly did takeout.  Now that there's snow on the ground and temps in the teens, crew lunch will be takeout only.
 
2020-10-25 11:26:46 PM  
My wife's uncle and his wife went out to eat every single dinner before Covid. Once they opened up restaurants again, they went back to their old routine. Her uncle has now been on a ventilator for 11 days with Covid.
 
2020-10-25 11:56:50 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: aimtastic: Meanwhile, the governor has closed down indoor dining in my county yet several local restaurants have proudly announced they're staying open.

Anarchy is worth that awesome blossom.


Chile's hasn't sold the Awesome Blossom for years.
 
2020-10-26 1:43:49 AM  
*ahem*

THIS JUST IN: you're all a bunch of filthy bastards

/film at 11
 
2020-10-26 6:01:54 AM  

Krazikarl: fallingcow: The most vocal and angry "open the schools back up!" people are the sports parents. They get real pissed off at anything that might cause Johnny to miss practice, then they write angry letters and show up at school board meetings to yell about their freedumbs.

The case for opening up schools is a lot more complicated than that for restaurants.  There is pretty good scientific evidence at this point that (elementary) schools do very very little to actually transmit the virus.

For example:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/22/hea​lth/coronavirus-schools-children.html

Quoting some experts in that article:

Weighed against the substantial harms to children and parents from keeping schools closed, elementary schools should at least offer in-person learning, said Dr. David Rubin, a pediatrician and infectious disease expert at the University of Pennsylvania.

"I think there's a pretty good base of evidence now that schools can open safely in the presence of strong safety plans, and even at higher levels of case incidence than we had suspected," he said.

Also, this expert:

"The more and more data that I see, the more comfortable I am that children are not, in fact, driving transmission, especially in school settings," said Brooke Nichols, an infectious disease modeler at the Boston University School of Public Health.

Of course, there are caveats about this that make it complicated, but most experts that I've seen in the last month or so have been for (elementary) school openings with a lot of reasonable conditions in place.

Indoor dining is something else entirely.  It's danger in spreading the virus is very high, and we have a lot of evidence to show that.  There are certainly some idiots who just want to open everything up, but I really wouldn't group people who want to open up schools (including the scientists quoted in the NYT article) with people who insist on indoor dining.


And what exactly is going to happen at lunchtime at the reopened schools?

Especially in places with indoor cafeterias.
 
2020-10-26 6:50:38 AM  
I would love to go out to eat or have a drink in a bar. Not happening
 
2020-10-26 7:04:41 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.


Us, too, but we aren't even doing take out. Zero outside food.

It's just not worth it.

I've been making all our food, and I mean all of it, since February and I don't see that changing until the vaccine is out in the gen pop by more than 50%.
 
2020-10-26 9:47:30 AM  

silvervial: Pants full of macaroni!!: I've abandoned all hope that I will ever eat in a restaurant again.  Takeout's fine by me.

Us, too, but we aren't even doing take out. Zero outside food.

It's just not worth it.

I've been making all our food, and I mean all of it, since February and I don't see that changing until the vaccine is out in the gen pop by more than 50%.


Are you also not physically entering grocery stores?
 
2020-10-26 10:49:22 AM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.

While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

[i1.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i2.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i0.wp.com image 488x1500]


Damn, this comic is the biggest strawman bullshiat i've ever seen.

Outdoor activities?  Like riding a a bike and jogging as pictured there are 100% fine.  In fact, you SHOULD be doing those things.
And i've never seen anywhere even close to anything with big crowds of people anywhere, much less maskless people.  And I live in Florida.
 
2020-10-26 2:37:53 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.

While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

[i1.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i2.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i0.wp.com image 488x1500]

Damn, this comic is the biggest strawman bullshiat i've ever seen.

Outdoor activities?  Like riding a a bike and jogging as pictured there are 100% fine.  In fact, you SHOULD be doing those things.
And i've never seen anywhere even close to anything with big crowds of people anywhere, much less maskless people.  And I live in Florida.


Found the Plague Rat.
 
2020-10-26 3:36:13 PM  
Mostly a repeat, more of a followup with a new interview.
 
2020-10-26 4:03:03 PM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Tad_Waxpole: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.

While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

[i1.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i2.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i0.wp.com image 488x1500]

Damn, this comic is the biggest strawman bullshiat i've ever seen.

Outdoor activities?  Like riding a a bike and jogging as pictured there are 100% fine.  In fact, you SHOULD be doing those things.
And i've never seen anywhere even close to anything with big crowds of people anywhere, much less maskless people.  And I live in Florida.

Found the Plague Rat.


Yeah ok, buddy.  I wear a mask everywhere I go, and avoid going out to anywhere crowded.
But that comic is straight-up trash.  Have you personally had the experience shown in that comic?  Or know anybody that has?  Has anybody called you a "leftish sheep" and then cough in your face like that or even heard about it outside a few random news stories?  Have you even seen any place that's crowded with maskless people outside a MAGA rally? No.  See.  The comic is strawman garbage.

I suppose you also think going outside for some exercise is something only plague rats do too, don't you?
 
2020-10-26 4:34:23 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Tad_Waxpole: JustToLetYouKnowFriend: Serious Black: I'm tired of depriving myself of activities I enjoy.

While watching other assholes just live it up.

Pandemic fatigue is real.

[i1.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i2.wp.com image 488x1500]

[i0.wp.com image 488x1500]

Damn, this comic is the biggest strawman bullshiat i've ever seen.

Outdoor activities?  Like riding a a bike and jogging as pictured there are 100% fine.  In fact, you SHOULD be doing those things.
And i've never seen anywhere even close to anything with big crowds of people anywhere, much less maskless people.  And I live in Florida.

Found the Plague Rat.

Yeah ok, buddy.  I wear a mask everywhere I go, and avoid going out to anywhere crowded.
But that comic is straight-up trash.  Have you personally had the experience shown in that comic?  Or know anybody that has?  Has anybody called you a "leftish sheep" and then cough in your face like that or even heard about it outside a few random news stories?  Have you even seen any place that's crowded with maskless people outside a MAGA rally? No.  See.  The comic is strawman garbage.

I suppose you also think going outside for some exercise is something only plague rats do too, don't you?


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-10-26 4:37:53 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: Have you even seen any place that's crowded with maskless people outside a MAGA rally?


The rest of the comic is pretty hyperbolic.  This part isn't though.
 
Displayed 35 of 35 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.