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(The US Sun)   You didn't think CDC warnings and government officials would stop millions of Americans from traveling home for the Thanksgiving holiday because of the coronavirus? Come on, this is the land of the stupid   (the-sun.com) divider line
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2020-11-22 8:15:05 AM  
Grandma cooks Thanksgiving dinner for you and you save big bucks on her Christmas present. How much can a poinsettia for a gravestone cost?
 
2020-11-22 8:23:15 AM  
If gifting a deadly disease upon your hosts doesn't make this the most historically accurate thanksgiving I'm not sure what will.
 
2020-11-22 8:39:23 AM  
The stupidity has made me numb.
 
2020-11-22 9:05:25 AM  
I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

A 1% fatality rate for adults 30-50 (and worse for older than that) means with 200,000 new cases a day that 2,000 people who got infected today wont be alive to celebrate Christmas.

And 2,000 more tomorrow.

And 2,000 more.

And it will probably reach 3,000 a day around New Years.

I am intensely sad about it.
 
2020-11-22 9:06:13 AM  
[gravy-soaked choking noises]
 
2020-11-22 9:07:43 AM  
I really miss being in an airport, waiting for a delayed flight on a busy holiday with two small children. Trying to remember if I locked the car in the off site parking lot that saves me 3 bucks per day!

Way before the pandemic I actively looked for credible excuses not to travel on thanksgiving or Christmas. I almost always failed.

Please read my new ebook: It's okay to be alone in fact I prefer it!
 
2020-11-22 9:11:37 AM  

weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

A 1% fatality rate for adults 30-50 (and worse for older than that) means with 200,000 new cases a day that 2,000 people who got infected today wont be alive to celebrate Christmas.

And 2,000 more tomorrow.

And 2,000 more.

And it will probably reach 3,000 a day around New Years.

I am intensely sad about it.


Not to mention all those who will be in the hospital and will likely have long term effects that may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives even if they survive.
 
2020-11-22 9:12:10 AM  
Everybody: You're going the wrong way!
Cultists: They're drunk! How would they know where we're going?
 
2020-11-22 9:31:04 AM  

enry: weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

A 1% fatality rate for adults 30-50 (and worse for older than that) means with 200,000 new cases a day that 2,000 people who got infected today wont be alive to celebrate Christmas.

And 2,000 more tomorrow.

And 2,000 more.

And it will probably reach 3,000 a day around New Years.

I am intensely sad about it.

Not to mention all those who will be in the hospital and will likely have long term effects that may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives even if they survive.


I'm willing to add the trauma of hospital workers having to care for all these people in an overwhelmed situation with not enough protective equipment, not enough beds, not enough anything.
 
2020-11-22 9:31:21 AM  
I have assumed for weeks that my sister-in-law will cancel Thanksgiving at some point simply because of my infant nephew. I'm just waiting for it to happen.
 
2020-11-22 9:38:54 AM  
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2020-11-22 9:43:04 AM  

enry: weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

A 1% fatality rate for adults 30-50 (and worse for older than that) means with 200,000 new cases a day that 2,000 people who got infected today wont be alive to celebrate Christmas.

And 2,000 more tomorrow.

And 2,000 more.

And it will probably reach 3,000 a day around New Years.

I am intensely sad about it.

Not to mention all those who will be in the hospital and will likely have long term effects that may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives even if they survive.


That's what scares me on a personal level. I'm pretty sure I would survive it but holy crap having permanent lung/heart damage would suck.

Oh my god, it's not hard. Wear a mask and don't eat with people you don't live with.
 
2020-11-22 9:54:21 AM  
:-(
 
2020-11-22 10:12:17 AM  

weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.


It's the lack of empathy more than the lack of knowledge.

They know COVID-19 is out there, but they don't think it'll affect them.  As long as it only hurts people they don't know, it's not real.
 
2020-11-22 10:22:30 AM  
Time to mainline the tryptophan.
 
2020-11-22 10:23:11 AM  

Chariset: weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

It's the lack of empathy more than the lack of knowledge.

They know COVID-19 is out there, but they don't think it'll affect them.  As long as it only hurts people they don't know, it's not real.


Even that isn't enough. If it doesn't kill the people they know, then it's just the flu
 
2020-11-22 10:24:09 AM  
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2020-11-22 10:25:03 AM  
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2020-11-22 10:26:08 AM  
Oh look it's this article for the 50th time this week.
 
2020-11-22 10:26:32 AM  
And I'm certain that a lot of these morons are going to be spending the holiday in my neck of the woods, because tradition trumps everything else.
 
2020-11-22 10:26:41 AM  

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2020-11-22 10:26:43 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Grandma cooks Thanksgiving dinner for you and you save big bucks on her Christmas present. How much can a poinsettia for a gravestone cost?


Uhhh ya know while cremation was already on the rise and it got a little kick even more from covid, right?
 
2020-11-22 10:28:01 AM  
I believe this attitude is our biggest problem.

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2020-11-22 10:28:04 AM  
Dumbasses will dumbass. It's just a shame that they're not just hurting themselves.
 
2020-11-22 10:28:08 AM  
OK who wants to get in on the over\under on how many of these threads we see today.

Closest person gets a month of TFD. If its a tie, first person to post that number gets it.

I'll forget about this, so whoever wins please remind me.
 
2020-11-22 10:28:14 AM  
Maybe had the Government told people a bit earlier, some people would not have made travel plans or purchased tickets.
 
2020-11-22 10:28:51 AM  
People seem to admire and place on a pedestal the WWII generation.
Going as far as to call them The Greatest Generation..

Having known quite a few of them I can say with some confidence that they would be ashamed and contemptuous of the people ignoring protocols and putting themselves and others at risk for their pleasures (what they call Muh Freedoms!).

They would have hunkered down and dealt with it.

But then they were a lot closer to the people who survived the Spanish Flu.
Many of them having done so also.

They dealt with problems, current generations whine about them.
 
2020-11-22 10:29:06 AM  

LineNoise: OK who wants to get in on the over\under on how many of these threads we see today.

Closest person gets a month of TFD. If its a tie, first person to post that number gets it.

I'll forget about this, so whoever wins please remind me.


69.
 
2020-11-22 10:29:06 AM  

i_dig_chicks: Oh look it's this article for the 50th time this week.


Agoraphobe outrage-porn never gets old.
 
2020-11-22 10:29:14 AM  
Oh and because i'm cheap, i'll throw my own bet in at 4.

Thread counts if it in a substantial way involves covid and thanksgiving travel specifically.
 
2020-11-22 10:29:18 AM  
I wasn't planning on going to visit family until Christmas but it's looking like that might not work out either.

There's a chance this might be Mom's last holiday season, too.  I just want to make sure that if it is, it's not because of something we could have prevented.

We'll do video chats and such.  While it's not the same as being there in person, it's better than risking anyone (especially at risk people) getting sick.
 
2020-11-22 10:31:13 AM  
We were planning on going, mainly because I can drive there and back in one shot, no stops. However, my sister says she can't do it without stopping once to bio. And at work, my plan to hide at my desk all week was foiled by a surprise meeting with the chin-maskers. So, I canceled. Then in my sister calling around to my parents, we find out they've been meeting with various friends and families all week despite having several local cases up there, so she canceled too. Sucks, but we're so close to a vaccine it's just silly to drop the ball now. I'll save up the vacation and go later. The only silver lining is it may make my parents more careful about casual contact because we didn't outright rule out Christmas.
 
2020-11-22 10:33:59 AM  
Hypocrites, everybody's a farking hypocrite (not here, of course). My fiancé, family, myself...we go out to eat a lot. We go places and, yeah, wear masks, wash hands and all but, if we were really sincere about it, would practice what we preach and only cook at home, get takeout, not go to each other's houses. It's tough, I'm tired.
 
2020-11-22 10:34:10 AM  
I'm in Illinois and the pictures look bad but we know the airline flight and terminal isn't the problem. It is what they do when they get off at the destination. And bring back. Unfortunately we are all not good at adhering to 14 day quarantine after exposure or after travel as advised (you dickheads).  I'm going to stock up so I can isolate for a couple weeks after they all come back here to Illinois.

/or a couple months
//have a dozen N95s
 
2020-11-22 10:34:19 AM  
Watching all this unfold has made me realize just how many folks are that one asshole in a zombie movie that hides a bite or shoots another character in the foot to escape the horde.

So, so many.
 
2020-11-22 10:34:30 AM  

GanjSmokr: There's a chance this might be Mom's last holiday season, too.  I just want to make sure that if it is, it's not because of something we could have prevented.


This came up in a thread yesterday. Please consider the effect that having an elderly\sick person be alone on what may be a hard, and as you said, final holiday has on them. There is a health risk on that.

If you have been doing everything else right, ideally tested and quarantined yourself during any windows between that and when you may be positive, your travel is simple and doesn't involve risks, etc, have an open conversation with the person at risk, its something worth considering.

Personally if i only had a few months to go, i'd like to see my love ones at the end, even if it means i go a bit sooner, if the alternative is eating a hungryman by myself trying to figure out how to zoom.
 
2020-11-22 10:36:45 AM  

Gubbo: enry: weddingsinger: I really thought people were better than this.

Not much better, but definitely better than this utter stupidity.

A 1% fatality rate for adults 30-50 (and worse for older than that) means with 200,000 new cases a day that 2,000 people who got infected today wont be alive to celebrate Christmas.

And 2,000 more tomorrow.

And 2,000 more.

And it will probably reach 3,000 a day around New Years.

I am intensely sad about it.

Not to mention all those who will be in the hospital and will likely have long term effects that may require ongoing medical care for the rest of their lives even if they survive.

I'm willing to add the trauma of hospital workers having to care for all these people in an overwhelmed situation with not enough protective equipment, not enough beds, not enough anything.


And the millions with already strained mental health slipping further into depression and heightened anxiety struggling with the choice of finding a little happiness in seeing their loved ones or maybe catching a virus.  A lot of you have to stop acting like this is a simple, easy choice to make.
 
2020-11-22 10:37:21 AM  
All the college students who showed up in September to triple our local covid rates have all disappeared back to their momses for turkey.  I assume they'll return in a week with even more covid- and foil wrapped turkey sandwiches.
 
2020-11-22 10:37:27 AM  
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2020-11-22 10:38:48 AM  
You can do it but I can call you selfish idiots.

That's freedom.
 
2020-11-22 10:39:03 AM  
Pretending to be concerned with mental health is a great justification for my own selfishness. Let me offer this lie to a group of strangers in what is no way a move designed to silence the sliver of conscience I have left.
 
2020-11-22 10:40:28 AM  
"If I get it, I'll just get the vaccine coming out on Black Friday. YOLO."
 
2020-11-22 10:40:32 AM  
Just going to leave/trade plates and tupperware of stuff on the doorstep of people. And even that effort is going to be minimal since fatigue and ennui is starting to be a real problem in my circle. After cooking at home all year, you'd think the thrill of doing a big meal at home for most people would be gone.
 
2020-11-22 10:42:02 AM  
Holiday travel in China and the USA


I am not saying that Americans are 10x stupider than the Chinese. It's not at all proportional per capita.
 
2020-11-22 10:42:09 AM  
Mixing holiday metaphors a bit, it's like Rona is Geo. Washington crossing the Delaware, and the denialists are Col. Rall.
 
2020-11-22 10:42:22 AM  
I'm an old person with comorbities. I would much prefer to stroke out alone at home without my relatives than die miserably drowning in my own fluids in a covid ward without my relatives.
 
2020-11-22 10:42:23 AM  

LineNoise: GanjSmokr: There's a chance this might be Mom's last holiday season, too.  I just want to make sure that if it is, it's not because of something we could have prevented.

This came up in a thread yesterday. Please consider the effect that having an elderly\sick person be alone on what may be a hard, and as you said, final holiday has on them. There is a health risk on that.

If you have been doing everything else right, ideally tested and quarantined yourself during any windows between that and when you may be positive, your travel is simple and doesn't involve risks, etc, have an open conversation with the person at risk, its something worth considering.

Personally if i only had a few months to go, i'd like to see my love ones at the end, even if it means i go a bit sooner, if the alternative is eating a hungryman by myself trying to figure out how to zoom.


Mom is living with my sister right now.  We pulled her out of assisted living in April.  She is not alone.  We have spoken about and agreed as a family about this, but your input might apply to and help someone else reading this.
 
2020-11-22 10:42:39 AM  

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Something like 35% suffer long term disabilities/health problems.  That's like 100 million people.
 
2020-11-22 10:43:05 AM  
At least my family is within a 30 miles radius, so no flying required.
 
2020-11-22 10:44:43 AM  
I can cook a turkey, but it just isn't the same without the plywood table extender.
 
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