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2020-10-25 11:48:11 PM  
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2020-10-26 6:47:15 AM  
Yup, that's pretty much what i've seen so far.
 
2020-10-26 6:50:33 AM  
What you say: We've rounded the corner.
What I hear: I haven't familiarized myself with the poop data.
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2020-10-26 6:56:22 AM  
Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?
 
2020-10-26 6:56:30 AM  
"Masks don't work" = "I think I know more than experts"
 
2020-10-26 7:00:06 AM  

Unright: "Masks don't work" = "I think I know more than experts"


= "I don't want to wear a mask and I'll willingly believe any bullshirt that gives me an excuse not to"
 
2020-10-26 7:00:31 AM  
Describes the positions of fark's plague rats perfectly.
 
2020-10-26 7:01:45 AM  

Klyukva: Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?


It's not even November.  Let's not hang the "Mission Accomplished" banner just yet.
 
2020-10-26 7:02:34 AM  

Klyukva: Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?


What I hear: absolutely nothing, because the edge on that hot take is too sharp to make a sound.
 
2020-10-26 7:02:35 AM  

Klyukva: Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?


What I hear: Social distancing and masks used properly in much of the world are helping with the flu, too.
 
2020-10-26 7:02:55 AM  

Algebrat: What you say: We've rounded the corner.
What I hear: I haven't familiarized myself with the poop data.
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That OT up there are my Trumper relatives.

I'm all too familiar with the Boston poop chart, I sent it to my relatives yesterday via txt and I heard back from an aunt "oh well that's only Boston CITY...we're in Lexington so that doesn't apply to us."  I replied that the suburbs aren't too far behind. It's not like the virus is going to stop at Alewife and refuse to move further west.  Idiots.
 
2020-10-26 7:06:22 AM  
"We DoN't ShUt ThInGs DoWn FoR tHe FlU" = "maybe we should shut thing down for the flu too"
 
2020-10-26 7:07:02 AM  
And they wonder why a lot of us hate people.
 
2020-10-26 7:08:40 AM  
My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.
 
2020-10-26 7:09:03 AM  
If you really want to be a "brave badass" you'll do the hard thing and mask the fark up and stop clinging on to what is now gone
 
2020-10-26 7:12:24 AM  
I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.
 
2020-10-26 7:18:42 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Algebrat: What you say: We've rounded the corner.
What I hear: I haven't familiarized myself with the poop data.
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That OT up there are my Trumper relatives.

I'm all too familiar with the Boston poop chart, I sent it to my relatives yesterday via txt and I heard back from an aunt "oh well that's only Boston CITY...we're in Lexington so that doesn't apply to us."  I replied that the suburbs aren't too far behind. It's not like the virus is going to stop at Alewife and refuse to move further west.  Idiots.


Dude, Lexington is close enough to Boston Proper that I've heard of it because of Fallout 4.  The map isn't That big...
 
2020-10-26 7:20:11 AM  
I'll admit to #3.

I am willing to do the normal mitigation (masks, avoiding crowds). But I am not going to go full prepper for something I realize is beyond anyone's control. This is going to be with us for the foreseeable future.
 
2020-10-26 7:20:29 AM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.


Exactly. Any other President would have made a "My fellow Americans" speech about "how we have to pull together and be united to preserve" but Trump is so disdainful and distrusting of experts that he thought the best strategy would be to ignore it or maybe find a way to make money off of it.

I can't believe people willingly vote Trump.
 
2020-10-26 7:20:46 AM  
Still doesn't understand what the farking  difficulty is in wearing a mask and not being in touching distance to people when you are out..  Plus you can make faces at people and no one is the wiser.. geeez
 
2020-10-26 7:21:03 AM  
It is fundamental to the right wing mindset that some people simply don't matter all that much.  It's easy for them to shovel the COVID dead into that category as long as it's not someone they care about.  As the plague spreads more in red states they'll start caring more, and they'll find a way to blame Joe Biden for it.
 
2020-10-26 7:25:13 AM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.


I sometimes run what-if scenarios on the 2016 election. Would we have been better off with HRC? We would have started in a much better position since the Pandemic team would still have been in place. The big variable would be is how quickly would she have taken the situation seriously and not try to stonewall it into the ground. Of course, there would also be the McConnell gang undercutting every possible move to get in front of the situation. My conclusion is we would have been better off, but the death toll still would have been huge.
 
2020-10-26 7:27:25 AM  
Winter flu ain't dont nothing this year, says man who doesn't know wtf winter is.
 
2020-10-26 7:29:20 AM  

Klyukva: Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?


It's because wearing a mask and avoiding people also cuts down on other communicable diseases, perhaps?
 
2020-10-26 7:29:40 AM  
Translation on all of these:

"I am a self-centered asshole"
 
2020-10-26 7:30:48 AM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated,...


Being forced into shelters violates my freedom

They are overstating the number and danger of German bombs

Shelters hold carbon dioxide and I breath oxygen

The government shouldn't make us not eat meat on Wednesdays, they are just trying to condition us to be subservient.

Only cowards turn their lights off and huddle in the dark

/maybe bombs going off was a more tangible threat than a microscopic virus, maybe we've politicized this
 
2020-10-26 7:30:52 AM  
What a mess it is going to be in a few years when the immune systems among the recovered begin to fail, as immune systems are known to do with the other two viral infections that are a) chronic and b) productively infect CD4 cells.

The other two aren't airborne tho.
 
2020-10-26 7:35:59 AM  

Mister Buttons: My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.


I expect Fox and their ilk to go into full attack mode with a Biden presidency, mocking and gloating with each day how many days it's been and Biden Still hasn't eradicated Covid-19.  And when we finally really do "turn the corner" nationwide, claiming a conspiracy of how it diminishes in blue states but continues to grow in red states.
 
2020-10-26 7:45:00 AM  

jimjays: Mister Buttons: My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.

I expect Fox and their ilk to go into full attack mode with a Biden presidency, mocking and gloating with each day how many days it's been and Biden Still hasn't eradicated Covid-19.  And when we finally really do "turn the corner" nationwide, claiming a conspiracy of how it diminishes in blue states but continues to grow in red states.


*IF* we start going down, (R) states are going to open things up again against all expert advice.  Fox will be screaming "Liberate" things, and hopefully Trump is out of office and Twitter can treat him to normal TOS agreements.
 
2020-10-26 7:45:51 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: infect CD4 cells


If you are referring to HIV/AIDS, that is a very apples and oranges comparison at this point. We know from the original SARS virus in the mid-2000s that people with underlying health issues in some cases struggled for years, but your assertion that recovered immune systems will suddenly start to fail is pure speculation.

We're also seeing that damage to "long haul" COVID-19 patients has been found to improve with time in some cases: https://www.ersnet.org/the-society/ne​w​s/covid-19-patients-suffer-long-term-l​ung-and-heart-damage-but-it-can-improv​e-with-time

"At the time of their first visit, more than half of the patients had at least one persistent symptom, predominantly breathlessness and coughing, and CT scans still showed lung damage in 88% of patients. However, by the time of their next visit 12 weeks after discharge, the symptoms had improved and lung damage was reduced to 56%. "
 
2020-10-26 7:47:24 AM  

IndyJohn: Translation on all of these:

"I am a self-centered asshole"


"My life is more important than yours."
 
2020-10-26 7:50:57 AM  
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2020-10-26 7:51:55 AM  
It's all a Hoax= Cough Cough 😵
 
2020-10-26 7:55:14 AM  

Klyukva: Why don't people ever talk about the positive effects of COVID-19, like a 98% reduction in seasonal flu cases across the world?


THAT JUST SHOWS THAT MASKS DON'T WORK!
 
2020-10-26 7:55:43 AM  

ansius: [Fark user image image 676x609]


Look, if I admitted that I was stronger than a furry, then it would mean that every time some cute wolfie wound up on top of me it was really my choice, which would be gay. So yes, I'm just a victim of masks and furries.
 
2020-10-26 7:56:59 AM  

DO NOT WANT Poster Girl: Algebrat: What you say: We've rounded the corner.
What I hear: I haven't familiarized myself with the poop data.
[Fark user image 425x309]

That OT up there are my Trumper relatives.

I'm all too familiar with the Boston poop chart, I sent it to my relatives yesterday via txt and I heard back from an aunt "oh well that's only Boston CITY...we're in Lexington so that doesn't apply to us."  I replied that the suburbs aren't too far behind. It's not like the virus is going to stop at Alewife and refuse to move further west.  Idiots.


Well I mean the T doesn't go any further than that soooooo  checkmate!

Thankfully my MA relatives are taking this seriously, though I think my mom is a secret trumper but won't admit it because she knows her kids and their spouses would tear her apart
 
2020-10-26 7:57:13 AM  
My stupid Trumper sister recently vacationed at Panama City Beach and was lauding it because of how few people were masking. "Everyone was just living life." Well, for now they are.

Hopefully they won't come up for Christmas.
 
2020-10-26 8:00:15 AM  

Mister Buttons: My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.


On the contrary I expect it will be a lot worse during the beginning of his term, it will take a ton of energy to slowly turn this ship around.  Even if we started right now, it would still get worse before it gets better.
 
2020-10-26 8:03:27 AM  

EvilEgg: Mister Buttons: My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.

On the contrary I expect it will be a lot worse during the beginning of his term, it will take a ton of energy to slowly turn this ship around.  Even if we started right now, it would still get worse before it gets better.


Especially since Trump and the Republicans would spend 2.5 months burning everything down on the way out
 
2020-10-26 8:05:23 AM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.


"Failure" is much too weak a word for Trump's presidency. It's the difference between misfeasance and malfeasance, but Trump has done both. I'm sitting here looking for le mot juste and drawing a blank. Help a Farker out, y'all. What word best describes Trump's presidency.
 
2020-10-26 8:07:20 AM  

no1curr: If you really want to be a "brave badass" you'll do the hard thing and mask the fark up and stop clinging on to what is now gone


Clinging to what is now gone is literally the conservative ethos. They practically named themselves after it.
 
2020-10-26 8:10:48 AM  

UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.


Did Churchill have county and local officials undermining his message the way a potential President Biden will or were they all lockstep in uniting the country on a proper war footing to defeat the enemy? 

This is my fear if Biden is able to win the election - that come post-inauguration Republican governors, Senators, and Representatives will not cooperate with the new and likely proper Federal response to the crisis. They won't pass proper relief packages that will enable the full lock-downs necessary to finally stomping out this virus. They won't enforce mask, social distancing, or lockdown orders and the pandemic will continue to rage until a vaccine is available and that's IF the vaccine is effective. I honestly think we're too far gone to turn this Covid pandemic around.
 
2020-10-26 8:13:49 AM  

Another Government Employee: I'll admit to #3.

I am willing to do the normal mitigation (masks, avoiding crowds). But I am not going to go full prepper for something I realize is beyond anyone's control. This is going to be with us for the foreseeable future.


Taking necessary precautions does not mean you're living in fear. I go to my job at the airport every day. I do however mask up, wear gloves, wash my hands and stay vigilant about bringing something home with me. Does that make me fearful?
 
2020-10-26 8:14:19 AM  

alitaki: UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.

Did Churchill have county and local officials undermining his message the way a potential President Biden will or were they all lockstep in uniting the country on a proper war footing to defeat the enemy? 

This is my fear if Biden is able to win the election - that come post-inauguration Republican governors, Senators, and Representatives will not cooperate with the new and likely proper Federal response to the crisis. They won't pass proper relief packages that will enable the full lock-downs necessary to finally stomping out this virus. They won't enforce mask, social distancing, or lockdown orders and the pandemic will continue to rage until a vaccine is available and that's IF the vaccine is effective. I honestly think we're too far gone to turn this Covid pandemic around.


In other words, the 2008 status quo.
 
2020-10-26 8:14:48 AM  

Mister Buttons: My favorite one I've heard is "It's all political, if Joe Biden is elected, it will magically go away, because it was all invented to hurt Trump."

Because that's how global pandemics work to hurt a domestic opponent.


It actually tells you what they would be willing to do to win, politically.
 
2020-10-26 8:15:26 AM  

alitaki: UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.

Did Churchill have county and local officials undermining his message the way a potential President Biden will or were they all lockstep in uniting the country on a proper war footing to defeat the enemy? 

This is my fear if Biden is able to win the election - that come post-inauguration Republican governors, Senators, and Representatives will not cooperate with the new and likely proper Federal response to the crisis. They won't pass proper relief packages that will enable the full lock-downs necessary to finally stomping out this virus. They won't enforce mask, social distancing, or lockdown orders and the pandemic will continue to rage until a vaccine is available and that's IF the vaccine is effective. I honestly think we're too far gone to turn this Covid pandemic around.


you can locally do things - if you're in a state that follows and enforces shut downs or other preventive measures, you can close your state down from allowing plaguists in, via airports and even at roads along your borders.

Let plaguists plague their homes, keep them out of yours, and hopefully there will be a vaccine rollout in a few months.
 
2020-10-26 8:15:32 AM  

alitaki: UninformedButEnthusiastic: I've been reading a book on Churchill and the early days of WW2 in London. As I contemplate the endless examples of sacrifice and toughness that the citizens demonstrated, it becomes even more apparent how leadership can rally the people to an impossible cause. And here we are with a monkey throwing shiat - never taking an opportunity to bring people together for a common cause. People will respond when they are unified by an effective leader. Our failure to unite is 100% at the feet of Trump. He will be judged by history as a failure.

Did Churchill have county and local officials undermining his message the way a potential President Biden will or were they all lockstep in uniting the country on a proper war footing to defeat the enemy? 

This is my fear if Biden is able to win the election - that come post-inauguration Republican governors, Senators, and Representatives will not cooperate with the new and likely proper Federal response to the crisis. They won't pass proper relief packages that will enable the full lock-downs necessary to finally stomping out this virus. They won't enforce mask, social distancing, or lockdown orders and the pandemic will continue to rage until a vaccine is available and that's IF the vaccine is effective. I honestly think we're too far gone to turn this Covid pandemic around.


Definitely.

At this point lockdowns, masks, and social distancing orders will take aggressive policing efforts, but most of the police are on the other side of the culture divide and won't do it. If they do do it, it will be selectively and mostly used as one more excuse to brutalize the disadvantaged.

Americans are trash, and it's no longer possible to cover that up.
 
2020-10-26 8:16:15 AM  

ansius: [Fark user image 676x609]


What the shiat?  Is that an Insane Clown Furre?
 
2020-10-26 8:20:34 AM  

Skail: ansius: [Fark user image 676x609]

What the shiat?  Is that an Insane Clown Furre?


A Furggalo if you will.
 
2020-10-26 8:20:49 AM  
My favorite excuse is I refuse to live in fear.

These people are terrified of a little Puerto Rican bartender from Staten Island.
 
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