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(The Atlantic)   The coronavirus pandemic in America is in uncharted territory, cases are climbing as we head into winter and deaths are increasing in all states. Good luck as no one else in the world is counting on us   (theatlantic.com) divider line
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2020-10-30 4:51:20 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:16:16 PM  
I've been having the lasagne for the past 9 months while it feels like everyone else has been having the fish
 
2020-10-30 5:26:31 PM  
Kinda off topic but damn I love seeing this:  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here.

That alone would encourage me to throw money at the Atlantic if I were a US citizen. Some stories are just too important to be paywalled, and I'm glad they acknowledge this.
 
2020-10-30 5:29:13 PM  
Is the covid20 strain here from Europe yet? Is anyone even looking for it?
 
2020-10-30 5:29:36 PM  

koder: I've been having the lasagne for the past 9 months while it feels like everyone else has been having the fish


I had the lasagna.
 
2020-10-30 5:30:29 PM  
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Its over.
 
2020-10-30 5:30:49 PM  
I felt bad for the people who got caught in the first and second wave.  Now, it's mostly a stupidity filter.
 
2020-10-30 5:30:56 PM  
But, but, buut the Trumpers and Dear Leader assured us this is a Libural Hoax and "FAKE NEWSIES"!  Masks are for Anti-Facists and we need to LIBERATE MICHIGAN!  Hurr Durr

/2020 - YOU'RE FIRED!
 
2020-10-30 5:31:00 PM  

Northern: koder: I've been having the lasagne for the past 9 months while it feels like everyone else has been having the fish

I had the lasagna.


I tried to train my goldfish to make lasagna.
 
2020-10-30 5:33:35 PM  
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FAKE NEWS !!1
 
2020-10-30 5:33:44 PM  
Anyone for whipped coffee?
 
2020-10-30 5:34:54 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:36:01 PM  
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Don't worry, Otto's got this.
 
2020-10-30 5:36:05 PM  
Been in and around Denver for the last week now and it really is night and day between here and where I am in Wisconsin. Even out in the more rural areas, people actually bother to wear masks and and shopkeeps don't let people fark about getting away with not doing so.

Gotta go back to Wisconsin this weekend, but just visiting an area where I'm not totally surrounded by the cult and people actually give a fark about each other is pretty refreshing. Also since I'm just a little concerned that things are going to go full potato at my place of work over the coming months, it feels even better to know I have an out if I need it.
 
2020-10-30 5:37:11 PM  
This morning, Cheeto Jesus was mocking Biden for predicting a long, dark, painful winter.  The spin machine will be in full force until Biden's inauguration, then the state of America will be bleak and dying.
 
2020-10-30 5:40:13 PM  

Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image image 425x318]


Its over.


Well, that's what the white house is saying.
 
2020-10-30 5:41:35 PM  
Good luck USA.   See you on the other side in a year when you have a lot less citizens.
 
2020-10-30 5:41:53 PM  
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2020-10-30 5:42:18 PM  

Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image 425x318] [View Full Size image _x_]


Its over.


The trend is making it seem to be getting worse...it's not over at all
 
2020-10-30 5:42:26 PM  

Rev Rick White: Good luck USA.   See you on the other side in a year when you have a lot less citizens.


Define a lot.
 
2020-10-30 5:45:38 PM  

Gooch: Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image 425x318] [View Full Size image _x_]


Its over.

The trend is making it seem to be getting worse...it's not over at all


Well, I meant that it is completely beyond being able to be slowed down. That many states havibg all simultaneously gone past 1 per 1400 per capita- day can't be turned back from since they refuse to lockdown.

The " it's over" meant any hope to avoid even more catastrophic death counts. You'll see 5k per day or more soon.
 
2020-10-30 5:45:39 PM  
That was the single-most driest, to-the-point, matter-of-fact article I think I've ever read in the Atlantic.
No wonder it's not paywalled, there's not nearly as much pathos and handwringing and navel gazing as I'd expect. Bravo.
 
2020-10-30 5:47:01 PM  
Well, at least we're gonna get great numbers on efficacy in the vaccine trials./s

I remember back in May there were actually scientists worrying that with falling case rates this might be a problem. Yeah, that'd he a nice problem to have...
 
2020-10-30 5:49:33 PM  
I think we will top 100,000 cases today.
 
2020-10-30 5:50:51 PM  

bfh0417: Rev Rick White: Good luck USA.   See you on the other side in a year when you have a lot less citizens.

Define a lot.


Fewer.
 
2020-10-30 5:51:39 PM  
New Mexico just announced the numbers.  Second day in a row with over 1000 new cases.  11% positivity for the tests.  And deaths have finally topped 1000 since the first death in March.
 
2020-10-30 5:54:13 PM  

Gooch: Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image 425x318] [View Full Size image _x_]


Its over.

The trend is making it seem to be getting worse...it's not over at all


I think he's referring to the human race.
 
2020-10-30 5:55:02 PM  

Dahnkster: [preview.redd.it image 640x640]


Fail.  Donnie's tie is supposed to be bright red.  We're talking "hello officer" red.
 
2020-10-30 5:55:41 PM  
I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

The 1918 Flu Pandemic - Emergence - Extra History - #1
Youtube XQ9WX4qVxEo
 
2020-10-30 5:56:37 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I think we will top 100,000 cases today.


90,000+
 
2020-10-30 5:58:07 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ9WX4qV​xEo]


I love those series.

listerine69: Nadie_AZ: I think we will top 100,000 cases today.

90,000+


Yesterday at 4pm MST, I recorded 9,202,379 cases. Right now, 3pm MST, I show 2,295,934.
 
2020-10-30 6:03:27 PM  

LarryDan43: Is the covid20 strain here from Europe yet? Is anyone even looking for it?


This is a dumb statement.

It's one of literally hundreds of genetic variations on SARS-CoV-2.
 
2020-10-30 6:08:13 PM  

Nadie_AZ: yet_another_wumpus: I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ9WX4qV​xEo]

I love those series.

listerine69: Nadie_AZ: I think we will top 100,000 cases today.

90,000+

Yesterday at 4pm MST, I recorded 9,202,379 cases. Right now, 3pm MST, I show 2,295,934.


Gah! lol I showed 9,295,934

/now 9,301,933
 
2020-10-30 6:12:57 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ9WX4qV​xEo]


My Great-Grandmother had the "Spanish Flu" but survived after a very high fever but was child-like for the rest of her days.  It was worse than the Corona, but this is bad enough and will probably get worse as it continues to mutate!
 
2020-10-30 6:14:14 PM  
Also, the Spanish Flu killed more people in on year than all of WWI did!
 
2020-10-30 6:21:38 PM  

BlackPete: Kinda off topic but damn I love seeing this:  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here.

That alone would encourage me to throw money at the Atlantic if I were a US citizen. Some stories are just too important to be paywalled, and I'm glad they acknowledge this.


The Atlantic is the only online site where I have a subscription.

My Total Fark sub is a gift from an unknown benefactor.
 
2020-10-30 6:32:46 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: LarryDan43: Is the covid20 strain here from Europe yet? Is anyone even looking for it?

This is a dumb statement.

It's one of literally hundreds of genetic variations on SARS-CoV-2.


The squiggly thing with the dot at the end of the line means it is a question. What I just wrote is a statement. Hope that helps with your studies. English is a difficult language to learn.
 
2020-10-30 6:35:07 PM  

Majin_Buu: Been in and around Denver for the last week now and it really is night and day between here and where I am in Wisconsin. Even out in the more rural areas, people actually bother to wear masks and and shopkeeps don't let people fark about getting away with not doing so.

Gotta go back to Wisconsin this weekend, but just visiting an area where I'm not totally surrounded by the cult and people actually give a fark about each other is pretty refreshing. Also since I'm just a little concerned that things are going to go full potato at my place of work over the coming months, it feels even better to know I have an out if I need it.


You weren't in the right rural places in CO then bud.
 
2020-10-30 6:37:43 PM  
The second wave of the Spanish Flu was more deadly than the first.

You ain't seen nothin' yet, America.
 
2020-10-30 6:37:47 PM  

Rogue Surf: yet_another_wumpus: I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ9WX4qV​xEo]

My Great-Grandmother had the "Spanish Flu" but survived after a very high fever but was child-like for the rest of her days.  It was worse than the Corona, but this is bad enough and will probably get worse as it continues to mutate!


Why will mutations make it worse? Isn't it equally as likely a milder but more easily transmissible version could be the next step?
 
2020-10-30 6:43:55 PM  
The world would be better of to stop counting on the US for anything.
 
2020-10-30 6:49:24 PM  

BlackPete: Kinda off topic but damn I love seeing this:  Editor's Note: The Atlantic is making vital coverage of the coronavirus available to all readers. Find the collection here.

That alone would encourage me to throw money at the Atlantic if I were a US citizen. Some stories are just too important to be paywalled, and I'm glad they acknowledge this.


I've been paying them for months.  WaPo, NYT, Daily Beast, Atlantic. And still I click on more and more links that are paywalled.
 
2020-10-30 6:53:46 PM  

emersonbiggins: bfh0417: Rev Rick White: Good luck USA.   See you on the other side in a year when you have a lot less citizens.

Define a lot.

Fewer.


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2020-10-30 7:10:46 PM  
Not sure what everyone is worried about Donald Trump Jr. just said the deaths are at "almost nothing"
 
2020-10-30 7:12:01 PM  

listerine69: Nadie_AZ: I think we will top 100,000 cases today.

90,000+


94330 on Worldometer... 4pm pacific... yeah there's still time for "50 more counts of accessory to murder" worth of cases to be reported :(
 
2020-10-30 7:56:10 PM  

Majin_Buu: Been in and around Denver for the last week now and it really is night and day between here and where I am in Wisconsin. Even out in the more rural areas, people actually bother to wear masks and and shopkeeps don't let people fark about getting away with not doing so.

Gotta go back to Wisconsin this weekend, but just visiting an area where I'm not totally surrounded by the cult and people actually give a fark about each other is pretty refreshing. Also since I'm just a little concerned that things are going to go full potato at my place of work over the coming months, it feels even better to know I have an out if I need it.


Weird. % wise, Colorado's case count is up just as much as everybody else's over the last week
 
2020-10-30 7:56:24 PM  

Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image image 425x318]


Its over.


That's pretty. Too bad it heralds the end times, sweet graphic otherwise.
 
2020-10-30 8:05:43 PM  

Surrender your boo-tah: Rogue Surf: yet_another_wumpus: I know I'm not the oldest farker around (although I am pretty old), but doesn't anybody else remember their grandparents talking about "The Flu"?  It isn't "unprecedented, it happened 100 years ago (and yes, there was such a thing as the "anti-mask league", at least according to the history books.  My grandparents never mentioned masks).

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQ9WX4qV​xEo]

My Great-Grandmother had the "Spanish Flu" but survived after a very high fever but was child-like for the rest of her days.  It was worse than the Corona, but this is bad enough and will probably get worse as it continues to mutate!

Why will mutations make it worse? Isn't it equally as likely a milder but more easily transmissible version could be the next step?


The virus evolves in response to its environment.  If you make it hard to transmit, it will evolve to transmit more easily and stay in the host longer, which probably means lower lethality.   America has not made it hard to transmit, so this won't be happening.
 
2020-10-30 8:05:46 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: Majin_Buu: Been in and around Denver for the last week now and it really is night and day between here and where I am in Wisconsin. Even out in the more rural areas, people actually bother to wear masks and and shopkeeps don't let people fark about getting away with not doing so.

Gotta go back to Wisconsin this weekend, but just visiting an area where I'm not totally surrounded by the cult and people actually give a fark about each other is pretty refreshing. Also since I'm just a little concerned that things are going to go full potato at my place of work over the coming months, it feels even better to know I have an out if I need it.

Weird. % wise, Colorado's case count is up just as much as everybody else's over the last week


Had he driven south for 40 minutes, he'd have been in anti-mask country.
 
2020-10-30 8:07:08 PM  

Leader O'Cola: Gooch: Leader O'Cola: [Fark user image 425x318] [View Full Size image _x_]


Its over.

The trend is making it seem to be getting worse...it's not over at all

Well, I meant that it is completely beyond being able to be slowed down. That many states havibg all simultaneously gone past 1 per 1400 per capita- day can't be turned back from since they refuse to lockdown.

The " it's over" meant any hope to avoid even more catastrophic death counts. You'll see 5k per day or more soon.


What part of " if you haven't got it yet, you will" do people not understand ?
 
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