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.

(Twitter)   COVID field hospitals in Rhode Island in December. Doesn't sounds very warm   (twitter.com) divider line
    More: Sick, shot  
•       •       •

2493 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2020 at 10:02 PM (20 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



Voting Results (Smartest)
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

 
2020-11-30 10:09:48 PM  
34 votes:
I hope the USA counts deploying troops for Covid as a tour of duty. For whatever deployment, insurance, and retiurement benefits that are relevant, spending weeks of months in field hospitals during a pandemic has got to be rough enough to count.
 
2020-11-30 10:05:43 PM  
29 votes:
If only you could cover part of your body that is normally exposed, that would keep you warm.
 
2020-11-30 10:09:12 PM  
19 votes:
Fark user imageView Full Size

Looks like a repurposed warehouse. I'd be more worried about the ventilation than the cold.
 
2020-11-30 10:37:50 PM  
17 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: I hope the USA counts deploying troops for Covid as a tour of duty.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-30 10:19:39 PM  
15 votes:

morg: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Looks like a repurposed warehouse. I'd be more worried about the ventilation than the cold.


They turned the ground floor of the parking garage of a nearby hospital into a COVID ward back in the spring, to the tune of several million dollars. Seemed like overkill at the time, took on its first patients 2 weeks ago.
 
2020-11-30 10:11:15 PM  
15 votes:

holdmybones: I suggest taking a look at the profile of commenter Jivka Dobreva from that Twitter thread. I don't even know how to describe it.


How about don't go on twitter?  The world would be a much better place is twitter just farked off.
 
2020-11-30 10:21:54 PM  
14 votes:

Idiot Stick Bearer: OMG 9/11 many thousand died for a right cause because we hated Islam Which we do not hate.
Lets go to war world wide !
Today OMG many millions die because trump did nothing ..his followers mm MEH lets go party.
That is the republican mindset. when oh when can we put these people and their offspring in camps ?


Just nuke the right wing media machine from orbit, string up all the scumbags on there who spread lies and disinfo on purpose.

Then do the same to republicans in congress and the 50 states legislatures and you'll be well on your way.

At least 70% of anti-maskers wouldnt exist if it wasnt for Trump and the right wing media machine.
 
2020-11-30 10:50:25 PM  
12 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.


I realize you are Just Asking QuestionsTM, but if you asked the right people, say, who work in Emergency Rooms in NYC and Philly, they will, after sighing and resisting the urge to punch you square on the nose, assure you that this is very real. Just the other day my cousin's wife (ER nurse in Philly) said on a Tday Zoom that it's starting to feel like it felt in springtime when they had people dying in the hall.

If you want theater, you should check out the "Hearings" Rudy G is having, which at face value, are too ridiculous to describe.
 
2020-11-30 10:33:49 PM  
12 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2020-11-30 11:19:32 PM  
11 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: If you look at the racial demography for covid victims you get a pretty decent idea of the obesity demography for North America. There is a correlation.


No, you don't. Blacks are twice as likely to die versus whites, despite blacks being not only a minority but only 10% more likely to be obese. Have you actually looked at racial demographics of covid and obesity? It literally took me longer to write this than it did to find the statistics.

If you looked at maps with poverty, poor social infrastructure, and historical racism you'll find that a lot of fat people live there. It's literally more correct for me to say that coronavirus and voting for Republicans has more correlation than covid to obesity.
 
2020-11-30 11:13:07 PM  
11 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Stibium: Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.

Well it would be nice to address the obesity epidemic, but we have more important things to do right now...

I would argue that we are addressing the epidemic of morbid obesity. We are throwing everything we have at them to try to protect them.

"If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes, if everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Dr. Fauci said.


Apparently, we're not, because we still do not have a nationwide mask mandate.

We do not have a nationwide lockdown, we do not have a nationwide contact tracing program, we do not have a graduated system of reasonable restrictions on a national level, but we do have massive amounts of disinformation flowing freely from Republican channels claiming that Covid-19 is a hoax, or is just the flu, or is just a cold.

We had millions of people visiting each other for Thanksgiving.  We have dipshiats calling their restaurants 'autonomous zones' and we have farking morons claiming that no one is dying, no one is really sick, this is all just a hoax . . . or that it only kills fat people or people we don't like so it's not bad.

Hypothetical: if a plague came about, that only killed obese people, would you see this as a good thing or a bad thing?  Because I think it would be, and the current pandemic is, a farking horrifying mass death of my fellow Americans that could be avoided, if only we did the bare minimum required.  Not even 'throwing everything we have at them'
 
2020-11-30 11:13:46 PM  
10 votes:
You don't get it. Everyone wears masks around here with zero drama. Thanksgiving was via Zoom, and I cooked the first turkey in my life. Christmas is cancelled, and probably New Years. We take this stuff seriously, and we are getting level-decked with this thing. I'm grounding my aged parents, I will be doing their shopping, as my little nuclear family all caught it in April and have mostly recovered. Antibodies, I hope. But my Dad had both his knees replaced before the Surge, and has to have physical therapists come three times a week. They all wear masks, and direct the exercises from across the room. We stand in line at target to get in.

That's how we do in Rhode Island.

It's going to be a bloodbath in Texas and Florida. The Little Red States with isolated communities sooo far away from any hospital and incompetent leadership have no idea what's coming for them. This thing is going to kill more Americans than WWII.
 
2020-11-30 10:08:37 PM  
10 votes:
storage.googleapis.comView Full Size


media-amazon.comView Full Size
 
2020-11-30 11:28:32 PM  
9 votes:

Alwysadydrmr: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

[Fark user image 300x250]


Fark user imageView Full Size


You can throw up all the temp field hospitals you want. That's easy... it's not even like you're gonna be bumping off anyone else from using the convention center at this point. But it's not going to magically make the doctors or nurses you need to staff them appear, though.

The American medical system is headed towards a simultaneous overload-induced crash shutdown everywhere, all at once. In March, they were shipping doctors and nurses from across the nation to New York to help them hold on and keep providing care. Now, there is nowhere to take from that isn't worse than that already.

And the mass deaths that this leads to that *aren't* covid - in the form of untreated (insert medical problem here) turning fatal - you can be absolutely sure the lying, sociopathic liars will be out in force lying about how they "don't count" as being due to covid.
 
2020-12-01 12:07:42 AM  
8 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.


Fark user imageView Full Size
That's a chart of excess deaths for the year - i.e. those in excess of the average for the year across the previous 5 years. We are currently around 350k excess deaths, or the entire population of either Anaheim, California or Honolulu, Hawaii. For perspective, imagine every one of these buildings full of corpses, and nothing living in the city limits:
Fark user imageView Full Size

It's also equivalent to the entire population of Hiroshima, Japan, at the time of the dropping of the atomic bomb.
 
2020-11-30 10:52:54 PM  
8 votes:

NathanAllen: morg: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Looks like a repurposed warehouse. I'd be more worried about the ventilation than the cold.

Convention Center.

I can tell because looking at that picture, my first thought is to scan for what looks like an out of the way bathroom.


Imagine having the job of taking care of the bathroom of a COVID infected warehouse full of patients? I wouldnt do that job without an astronaut suit thats for sure.
 
2020-11-30 10:16:42 PM  
8 votes:
OMG 9/11 many thousand died for a right cause because we hated Islam Which we do not hate.
Lets go to war world wide !
Today OMG many millions die because trump did nothing ..his followers mm MEH lets go party.
That is the republican mindset. when oh when can we put these people and their offspring in camps ?
 
2020-11-30 10:06:44 PM  
8 votes:

zez: How many Rhode Islands is that?


1.
 
2020-11-30 11:44:48 PM  
7 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.

Lots of people who chain smoke?

I said drug addicts. And that is a firm affirmative ... lots of heavy smokers. So far I haven't seen too many news articles about vegan fitness freaks dying from COVID. There is the odd super-stimulus headline about a 20-something who died "of COVID" but when you read deeper you find out there was an undiagnosed (sp?) heart condition or something, so the death was really "with COVID".

Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.


So you're fine with people who have undiagnosed heart conditions dying?  You think worrying about their lives is an overreaction?

I'm just trying to understand where you're drawing the line, here.  Are you saying that we are putting too much effort into trying to save the lives of people who, through no fault of their own, are vulnerable to dying from Covid-19?
 
2020-11-30 10:18:03 PM  
6 votes:
It'll go away after the election.
 
2020-11-30 10:45:13 PM  
5 votes:

Dodo David: morg:

[Fark user image 850x478]

Looks like a repurposed warehouse. I'd be more worried about the ventilation than the cold.

Somebody is going to have huge heating bills.


I dunno; packing it full of feverish patients will give you ~50kW of free heat as a baseline. Throw in some electronics and onsite food prep, and you will probably do better than a medium office building for oil/gas use.
 
2020-11-30 10:08:34 PM  
5 votes:
I suggest taking a look at the profile of commenter Jivka Dobreva from that Twitter thread. I don't even know how to describe it.
 
2020-12-01 12:18:19 AM  
4 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: Stibium: Bennie Crabtree: SteveGrogansGoat: You don't get it. Everyone wears masks around here with zero drama. Thanksgiving was via Zoom, and I cooked the first turkey in my life. Christmas is cancelled, and probably New Years. We take this stuff seriously, and we are getting level-decked with this thing. I'm grounding my aged parents, I will be doing their shopping, as my little nuclear family all caught it in April and have mostly recovered. Antibodies, I hope. But my Dad had both his knees replaced before the Surge, and has to have physical therapists come three times a week. They all wear masks, and direct the exercises from across the room. We stand in line at target to get in.

That's how we do in Rhode Island.

It's going to be a bloodbath in Texas and Florida. The Little Red States with isolated communities sooo far away from any hospital and incompetent leadership have no idea what's coming for them. This thing is going to kill more Americans than WWII.

Well, yeah, masks help but they do not protect like latex gloves. The longer this plague lasts, the more people will get infected as the virus slips between nose and mask, or gets carried inside on somebody's coat, and so on. I believe you. I also think your report is important because it should remind all of us, we cannot stay home too much. Every minute we are at home and alone, the better.

If a doctor had to chose to examine a person, but could only chose one article of PPE, do you think he's going to take the mask or the gloves?

I don't think that examining one person is salient to going to the grocery store during a pandemic.


You are correct, it's more akin to the doctor seeing many patients all day. So again I ask, if a doctor were to be examining patients all day and could only wear one article of PPE, would he chose the mask or the gloves?

I mean, seriously, have you even given a moment's thought about what you said? How many people touched that gallon of milk you bought the other day? A handful? I suspect the truth of the matter is that you actually cross within 6 feet of 10 times more people than in a single trip than all the people who touched the milk between when you put it in the fridge and when it came out of the cow's tits. I also suspect that you probably aren't doing mushrooms 24/7 so you are aware that things on the shelf don't actually breathe, and that people do, which is important to remember when dealing with an airborne pandemic.

It would indeed be nice to live in a world where coronavirus spreads primarily by surface contact, but that is unfortunately not at all the case.
 
2020-11-30 11:56:50 PM  
4 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: SteveGrogansGoat: You don't get it. Everyone wears masks around here with zero drama. Thanksgiving was via Zoom, and I cooked the first turkey in my life. Christmas is cancelled, and probably New Years. We take this stuff seriously, and we are getting level-decked with this thing. I'm grounding my aged parents, I will be doing their shopping, as my little nuclear family all caught it in April and have mostly recovered. Antibodies, I hope. But my Dad had both his knees replaced before the Surge, and has to have physical therapists come three times a week. They all wear masks, and direct the exercises from across the room. We stand in line at target to get in.

That's how we do in Rhode Island.

It's going to be a bloodbath in Texas and Florida. The Little Red States with isolated communities sooo far away from any hospital and incompetent leadership have no idea what's coming for them. This thing is going to kill more Americans than WWII.

Well, yeah, masks help but they do not protect like latex gloves. The longer this plague lasts, the more people will get infected as the virus slips between nose and mask, or gets carried inside on somebody's coat, and so on. I believe you. I also think your report is important because it should remind all of us, we cannot stay home too much. Every minute we are at home and alone, the better.


If a doctor had to chose to examine a person, but could only chose one article of PPE, do you think he's going to take the mask or the gloves?
 
2020-11-30 11:30:22 PM  
4 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Stibium: Chain Smokes Freely: I would argue that we are addressing the epidemic of morbid obesity. We are throwing everything we have at them to try to protect them.

"If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes, if everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Dr. Fauci said.

I would argue that if you were actually trying to argue in good faith that you were literally a moron. But I know you aren't arguing in good faith so it's all good. Bland, weak, and transparently obvious. Honestly it's just a self-reflection of an insipid and pathetic nihilist who doesn't believe in anything except his immediate surroundings.It's like all the stinking desperation of trying to act like a good lil' MAGAt with none of Trump's aplomb: very sad and low energy.You must be one of the new guys!

I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers. It's not a bad faith argument to question why the world should lock down to protect people who have spend a lifetime killing themselves. The other population at risk is the elderly population, but even there the mortality rate is low. In fact, a majority of the people who have died with COVID in this population are older than the life expectancy age.


You're doing a great job of killing this thread, that's for sure. Good work!
 
2020-11-30 11:27:01 PM  
4 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.


Lots of people who chain smoke?
 
2020-11-30 11:11:11 PM  
4 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: I would argue that we are addressing the epidemic of morbid obesity. We are throwing everything we have at them to try to protect them.

"If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes, if everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Dr. Fauci said.

I would argue that if you were actually trying to argue in good faith that you were literally a moron. But I know you aren't arguing in good faith so it's all good. Bland, weak, and transparently obvious. Honestly it's just a self-reflection of an insipid and pathetic nihilist who doesn't believe in anything except his immediate surroundings.It's like all the stinking desperation of trying to act like a good lil' MAGAt with none of Trump's aplomb: very sad and low energy.You must be one of the new guys!
 
2020-11-30 10:56:36 PM  
4 votes:

waxbeans: Are you going to still charge me an arm and a leg for visiting a field hospital?


Obviously.

I bet they put in a tax for it. Like ''cost of building the field hospital in the first place'' +$1000 or some other BS like that.

And its all good that they're building field hospitals... but do they have competent people to staff them? Is it like ventilators? Like we have enough but... not enough people to operate them?

A field hospital with no crew is worthless.... its not a field hospital, its an hospice.
 
2020-11-30 10:52:52 PM  
4 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.


This is not a new problem that has spiked in the last few months.

Unless the argument you're making is 'Covid isn't dangerous, it only kills people I don't like' which says more about you than the ongoing pandemic.
 
2020-11-30 10:17:26 PM  
4 votes:
It's just like the flu.
 
2020-11-30 10:09:27 PM  
4 votes:
i.pinimg.comView Full Size
 
2020-11-30 11:46:20 PM  
3 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: It's not a bad faith argument to question why the world should lock down to protect people who have spend a lifetime killing themselves.


Then you should ask that question. My answer to that is that lockdowns and mask mandates aren't for the tiny minority of addicts and people who have terrible diets. Lockdowns and mandates are there so fewer people in general suffer lifelong complications, which dwarfs the immediate short-term societal costs of having most of the elderly and otherwise sickly culled.

Death is preferable to surviving with nonfunctioning kidneys and lungs that are worse than 90 year old chainsmoker. That holds true for society in general.

It's like someone who wonders why scientists don't just shoot the water into the sun so sea level rise won't happen, and because we can't or won't we shouldn't do anything. Considering the societal costs, it would have cost far less to have started serious alternative energy endeavors fifty years ago than it is now, but even though that is true we should still do it now because it's even more expensive to sit on your ass and watch TV until the tide literally rolls through the front door.
 
2020-11-30 10:50:55 PM  
3 votes:
I seriously don't understand everyone's logic.
We are completely opposed to universal health Care.
We're also opposed to even the idea of letting citizens buy Medicare.
the emergency room can't let you die but once they stabilize you they can send you home to die.
we're perfectly content to let people not have healthcare even if that shortens their life and/or causes amputations.
Given the above facts undeniable actual effects this doesn't match our behavior of bothering with field hospitals.
Are you going to still charge me an arm and a leg for visiting a field hospital?
 
2020-11-30 10:24:29 PM  
3 votes:

werbito: It'll go away after the election.


*If election lasts for more than four weeks it is an emergency
 
2020-12-01 12:19:40 AM  
2 votes:

Bennie Crabtree: Stibium: Bennie Crabtree: If you look at the racial demography for covid victims you get a pretty decent idea of the obesity demography for North America. There is a correlation.

No, you don't. Blacks are twice as likely to die versus whites, despite blacks being not only a minority but only 10% more likely to be obese. Have you actually looked at racial demographics of covid and obesity? It literally took me longer to write this than it did to find the statistics.

If you looked at maps with poverty, poor social infrastructure, and historical racism you'll find that a lot of fat people live there. It's literally more correct for me to say that coronavirus and voting for Republicans has more correlation than covid to obesity.

You are really bad at looking at the root cause of things, like poverty, geography of social marginalization, the somatic responses to abuse, and the like. You're very spirited, and very quick on the draw, but not good at the kind of analysis that you seem to be reaching for.


The root cause of poverty, social marginalization, and abuse is most assuredly NOT "being fat."
 
2020-11-30 11:50:29 PM  
2 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.

Lots of people who chain smoke?

I said drug addicts. And that is a firm affirmative ... lots of heavy smokers. So far I haven't seen too many news articles about vegan fitness freaks dying from COVID. There is the odd super-stimulus headline about a 20-something who died "of COVID" but when you read deeper you find out there was an undiagnosed (sp?) heart condition or something, so the death was really "with COVID".

Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.


Most people who were admitted in Wuhan when this started didn't smoke (it was like 80% of patients were nonsmokers), which is curious because half the men in China smoke and covid hits men harder. Then there's the immunosuppressant factor of alcohol which could mean alcoholics are more likely to have mild to moderate symptoms.

Also, when you shoot people with cancer, the coroner writes down "homicide" as the cause of death, not "lead poisoning (with cancer)."
 
2020-11-30 11:38:59 PM  
2 votes:
Not many people who to go into field hospitals get better, they are going there to get some palliative care to make dying suck a little less, perhaps also to lower the likelihood of spreading the virus to family members who would become defacto care givers. People who claim COVID-19 is no big deal if you get proper treatment should be last in line to get any treatment, IMHO.

/be well and stay safe
 
2020-11-30 11:34:14 PM  
2 votes:

toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.

Lots of people who chain smoke?


I said drug addicts. And that is a firm affirmative ... lots of heavy smokers. So far I haven't seen too many news articles about vegan fitness freaks dying from COVID. There is the odd super-stimulus headline about a 20-something who died "of COVID" but when you read deeper you find out there was an undiagnosed (sp?) heart condition or something, so the death was really "with COVID".

Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.
 
2020-11-30 11:18:45 PM  
2 votes:

Conservative Evangelical Millennial Cyclist: TheSwizz: If only you could cover part of your body that is normally exposed, that would keep you warm.

Good thing I got me one of them fancy chin warmers I've been seeing people wearing. No more exposed chin.


Put that dicknose away.
 
2020-11-30 10:58:55 PM  
2 votes:

Stibium: Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.

Well it would be nice to address the obesity epidemic, but we have more important things to do right now...


I would argue that we are addressing the epidemic of morbid obesity. We are throwing everything we have at them to try to protect them.

"If you look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity as it were, with the number of people with hypertension, with the number of people with diabetes, if everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable," Dr. Fauci said.
 
2020-11-30 10:50:54 PM  
2 votes:

toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months


My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.
 
2020-11-30 10:40:28 PM  
2 votes:

Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.


You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months
 
2020-11-30 10:35:49 PM  
2 votes:
shiat, my Dad sold trees, which meant I spent November and December outside.

Wait, I think I swore a thousand times that tje same thing should never happen to anyone else.

Get heaters, and for fark's sake a milk jug cut in half is not a bathroom.
 
2020-12-01 6:59:10 AM  
1 vote:

morg: [Fark user image image 850x478]
Looks like a repurposed warehouse. I'd be more worried about the ventilation than the cold.


It's a repurposed office building.

Right down the street from me.
 
2020-12-01 1:09:31 AM  
1 vote:

Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.


Can confirm....

I have several nurses in my family, and there is nothing they dislike more than an obese patient.
 
2020-12-01 1:07:51 AM  
1 vote:

toraque: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.

Lots of people who chain smoke?

I said drug addicts. And that is a firm affirmative ... lots of heavy smokers. So far I haven't seen too many news articles about vegan fitness freaks dying from COVID. There is the odd super-stimulus headline about a 20-something who died "of COVID" but when you read deeper you find out there was an undiagnosed (sp?) heart condition or something, so the death was really "with COVID".

Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.

So you're fine with people who have undiagnosed heart conditions dying?  You think worrying about their lives is an overreaction?

I'm just trying to understand where you're drawing the line, here.  Are you saying that we are putting too much effort into trying to save the lives of people who, through no fault of their own, are vulnerable to dying from Covid-19?

Are you going to answer my question, or are you just going to run away like a little biatch when someone points out how farking sociopathic you are?

Do you or do you not think that trying to prevent the death of innocent Americans is an overreaction?


I'll help you: He does. He's one of those who does not believe hospitals are full. He does not believe anyone has died of COVID, or at least not very many. And he does not believe that people are getting sick who weren't already suffering from "something else" like being overweight or oldness, or drug use, or smoking or over-youth, or heart disease, or vegetarianism or carnivorism, or, you know, whatever it was that they had that killed them besides COVID.
 
2020-12-01 12:33:54 AM  
1 vote:

toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: I've spent a fair amount of time in Rhode Island. The population is not a very healthy population. Lots of drinkers, drug addicts, processed food consumers.

Lots of people who chain smoke?

I said drug addicts. And that is a firm affirmative ... lots of heavy smokers. So far I haven't seen too many news articles about vegan fitness freaks dying from COVID. There is the odd super-stimulus headline about a 20-something who died "of COVID" but when you read deeper you find out there was an undiagnosed (sp?) heart condition or something, so the death was really "with COVID".

Don't misunderstand me. I do not think COVID is a hoax. I just think it's a fraud by over-reaction.

So you're fine with people who have undiagnosed heart conditions dying?  You think worrying about their lives is an overreaction?

I'm just trying to understand where you're drawing the line, here.  Are you saying that we are putting too much effort into trying to save the lives of people who, through no fault of their own, are vulnerable to dying from Covid-19?


Are you going to answer my question, or are you just going to run away like a little biatch when someone points out how farking sociopathic you are?

Do you or do you not think that trying to prevent the death of innocent Americans is an overreaction?
 
2020-12-01 12:12:47 AM  
1 vote:

Stibium: Bennie Crabtree: If you look at the racial demography for covid victims you get a pretty decent idea of the obesity demography for North America. There is a correlation.

No, you don't. Blacks are twice as likely to die versus whites, despite blacks being not only a minority but only 10% more likely to be obese. Have you actually looked at racial demographics of covid and obesity? It literally took me longer to write this than it did to find the statistics.

If you looked at maps with poverty, poor social infrastructure, and historical racism you'll find that a lot of fat people live there. It's literally more correct for me to say that coronavirus and voting for Republicans has more correlation than covid to obesity.


You are really bad at looking at the root cause of things, like poverty, geography of social marginalization, the somatic responses to abuse, and the like. You're very spirited, and very quick on the draw, but not good at the kind of analysis that you seem to be reaching for.
 
2020-11-30 11:35:25 PM  
1 vote:

SteveGrogansGoat: You don't get it. Everyone wears masks around here with zero drama. Thanksgiving was via Zoom, and I cooked the first turkey in my life. Christmas is cancelled, and probably New Years. We take this stuff seriously, and we are getting level-decked with this thing. I'm grounding my aged parents, I will be doing their shopping, as my little nuclear family all caught it in April and have mostly recovered. Antibodies, I hope. But my Dad had both his knees replaced before the Surge, and has to have physical therapists come three times a week. They all wear masks, and direct the exercises from across the room. We stand in line at target to get in.

That's how we do in Rhode Island.

It's going to be a bloodbath in Texas and Florida. The Little Red States with isolated communities sooo far away from any hospital and incompetent leadership have no idea what's coming for them. This thing is going to kill more Americans than WWII.


Well, yeah, masks help but they do not protect like latex gloves. The longer this plague lasts, the more people will get infected as the virus slips between nose and mask, or gets carried inside on somebody's coat, and so on. I believe you. I also think your report is important because it should remind all of us, we cannot stay home too much. Every minute we are at home and alone, the better.
 
2020-11-30 11:07:20 PM  
1 vote:

Stibium: Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.

Well it would be nice to address the obesity epidemic, but we have more important things to do right now...


If you look at the racial demography for covid victims you get a pretty decent idea of the obesity demography for North America. There is a correlation.

And the "obesity epidemic" has been considered a pandemic for a long time.
 
2020-11-30 11:00:36 PM  
1 vote:

lolmao500: A field hospital with no crew is worthless.... its not a field hospital, its an hospice.


To be fair, that's largely what covid care is, in general, once people are so sick they're admitted anywhere.
 
2020-11-30 10:53:26 PM  
1 vote:

Chain Smokes Freely: toraque: Chain Smokes Freely: Is it possible the hospitals are at "capacity" because of the hypertensive diabetic obesity epidemic in the United States? I think this whole thing is nothing but theater.

You could look up hospitalization rates and how they've spiked during the pandemic, but I'm sure you find it easier to just choose to believe whatever you want.

/And no, there has not been a sudden massive surge of diabetes in the last few months

My wife is a nurse. I have to hear all about it because she constantly complains about work. One thing is beyond debate ... there is definitely an epidemic of morbidly obese people in the United States. This condition alone should be considered a pandemic.


Well it would be nice to address the obesity epidemic, but we have more important things to do right now...
 
2020-11-30 10:31:23 PM  
1 vote:
Is this another Red State with lots of Republicans where we say its' their fault and all deserve to die and make fun of them for dying?  If not, it will be a shorter comment thread.
 
2020-11-30 10:17:25 PM  
1 vote:

TheSwizz: If only you could cover part of your body that is normally exposed, that would keep you warm.


Good thing I got me one of them fancy chin warmers I've been seeing people wearing. No more exposed chin.
 
Displayed 54 of 54 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.