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2020-12-04 1:33:20 PM  
Of course not.

On one hand, they could be slightly inconvenienced and save thousands of their fellow citizens' lives.

On the other hand, they could do whatever the fark they want and fark you for asking.
 
2020-12-04 3:25:04 PM  
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2020-12-04 4:16:48 PM  
If only turkey was available all year long!
 
2020-12-04 4:18:58 PM  
My father-in-laws brother just had to have the boys home for Thanksgiving. Now their entire family has it. It's not a mild case either. Every farking one of them.
 
2020-12-04 4:22:28 PM  
said her family followed guidance to avoid spreading infections.

Except the first one: STAY THE FARK HOME!

You do not get to feel proud that you "followed guidance" when you ignored the first part of it.  You are a selfish farking idiot.
 
2020-12-04 4:24:56 PM  

lectos: If only turkey was available all year long!


The last time seeing grandma. Who doesn't want to see grandma one more time?

Is it all the people that stay indoors in a climate controlled environment without excersising or ever breaking a sweat while eating shiatty food and taking their drugs that suppress the immune system?

Fear the sun and sweat it's the only way to stay safe.
 
2020-12-04 4:26:02 PM  

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Such sights!
 
2020-12-04 4:27:41 PM  
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Reported from South Dakota because sure it is.
 
2020-12-04 4:28:09 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: lectos: If only turkey was available all year long!

The last time seeing grandma. Who doesn't want to see grandma one more time?

Is it all the people that stay indoors in a climate controlled environment without excersising or ever breaking a sweat while eating shiatty food and taking their drugs that suppress the immune system?

Fear the sun and sweat it's the only way to stay safe.


Exkersissing? Wot's it mean?
 
2020-12-04 4:28:40 PM  
Ya know, I just but there were tons of people who felt that with an advisory against travel, they assumed that flights were cheaper and travel was easier with fewer crowds. Maybe it's time to welcome nuclear hellfire into our lives and let society end.
 
2020-12-04 4:29:54 PM  
The problem is this virus is just deadly enough, but not deadly enough for people to take it seriously. Most people in the US have the same experience as this: people in their sphere have gotten Covid, been sick for a few days, and then have made a full recovery. 250k/325 million is one death per 1,300 people. I'm not even sure my wife and I know 400 people, much less 1,300 people. 

The fact that it's just not deadly enough to take seriously is why you are seeing so many people flaunting the rules.
 
2020-12-04 4:30:51 PM  
There was just one slight problem, involving a recall on the turkeys:

They forgot to butter the balls.
 
2020-12-04 4:31:27 PM  
Data shows that there's an incredible amount of Americans that are stupid as f*ck and selfish assholes couldn't resist Thanksgiving travel

/ftfa
 
2020-12-04 4:33:55 PM  
As always, butt stuff.
 
2020-12-04 4:35:22 PM  
Ugh; my family got together for Thanksgiving and, while it was a relatively small gathering (under 10 people, I think), the attendees represented four households. And apparently a couple of extended family have come down with it. They weren't at the gathering, but I'm betting that more than one of the people who were there had been around them at some point recently.
 
2020-12-04 4:36:58 PM  

CaptainFatass: Ugh; my family got together for Thanksgiving and, while it was a relatively small gathering (under 10 people, I think), the attendees represented four households. And apparently a couple of extended family have come down with it. They weren't at the gathering, but I'm betting that more than one of the people who were there had been around them at some point recently.


We need to start rolling out the stereotypical Catholic school STD scare tactic.

By the transitive power of sex, anyone your partner has had sex with, YOU'VE had sex with. Ad nauseum.
 
2020-12-04 4:45:47 PM  

Wanderlusting: CaptainFatass: Ugh; my family got together for Thanksgiving and, while it was a relatively small gathering (under 10 people, I think), the attendees represented four households. And apparently a couple of extended family have come down with it. They weren't at the gathering, but I'm betting that more than one of the people who were there had been around them at some point recently.

We need to start rolling out the stereotypical Catholic school STD scare tactic.

By the transitive power of sex, anyone your partner has had sex with, YOU'VE had sex with. Ad nauseum.


And you're going to get that girl pregnant if you even have dirty thoughts about her.
 
2020-12-04 4:50:49 PM  

solokumba: My father-in-laws brother just had to have the boys home for Thanksgiving. Now their entire family has it. It's not a mild case either. Every farking one of them.


Once they get better, you should punch them.

That's my new solution for stupid. Just farking punch it. It doesn't listen to anything else.

I should patent it. Fistenfacitol. Ask your doctor if it's right for you, stupid.
 
2020-12-04 4:52:42 PM  
And the covid #s reflect it. Md, DC and VA hit the highest # of cases ever.

fark other people.
 
2020-12-04 4:56:26 PM  
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2020-12-04 4:58:37 PM  
Had an in-law claim 98% a survival rate was pretty good.

Quick math:

Thats about 1 in 50, clearly not good.
And how bad are the worst spots in the US right now? 1 in 1000.

Quiz time: how much worse can it get?

1000 / 50 = 20x worse, and that is assuming the current level of medical care.

Thats right morons, COVID-19 can still get 20x worse than it already is.
 
2020-12-04 5:03:05 PM  

MrZoner: Had an in-law claim 98% a survival rate was pretty good.

Quick math:

Thats about 1 in 50, clearly not good.
And how bad are the worst spots in the US right now? 1 in 1000.

Quiz time: how much worse can it get?

1000 / 50 = 20x worse, and that is assuming the current level of medical care.

Thats right morons, COVID-19 can still get 20x worse than it already is.


Just saying it's a 98% survival rating is meaningless because of the massive scaling with age.  It's something like a 99.99% survival rate for people under 50 and a 75% survival rate for people over 85.
 
2020-12-04 5:03:51 PM  
People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.
 
2020-12-04 5:09:26 PM  

fragMasterFlash: People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.


Well, again, if everybody involved is under 50, then the chances of death really are quite small, almost zero.  Now, there certainly are chances of bad outcomes less than fatalities, but most people don't think about those and the chances there are still very small (for people under 50).
 
2020-12-04 5:10:36 PM  
We got names?  That should make triage easier...should it come to that.
 
2020-12-04 5:21:19 PM  
and everyone also keeps ignoring the folks who had it, got better and then give a list of the things that are not. quite. back. to. normal.  Like sure you get it and survive but going up 2 flights of stairs is now hard.  Woo?
 
2020-12-04 5:32:46 PM  

Geotpf: fragMasterFlash: People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.

Well, again, if everybody involved is under 50, then the chances of death really are quite small, almost zero.  Now, there certainly are chances of bad outcomes less than fatalities, but most people don't think about those and the chances there are still very small (for people under 50).


This is exactly why we are still having hospitals overwhelmed 11 months into this shiatshow. If everyone would just stay the fark away from each other for a few weeks the current batch of asymptomatic spreaders would no longer be contagious and things would start getting better instead of continually getting worse. There are few things more dangerous than people with laissez faire attitudes during a pandemic.
 
2020-12-04 5:44:19 PM  

Wanderlusting: The problem is this virus is just deadly enough, but not deadly enough for people to take it seriously. Most people in the US have the same experience as this: people in their sphere have gotten Covid, been sick for a few days, and then have made a full recovery. 250k/325 million is one death per 1,300 people. I'm not even sure my wife and I know 400 people, much less 1,300 people. 

The fact that it's just not deadly enough to take seriously is why you are seeing so many people flaunting the rules.


No, the problem is the virus isn't dangerous enough that most people need to dramatically alter their behavior

But for some reason (probably political) there are people who want to jump up and down and think they should be able to tell EVERYBODY what to do and pretend everybody not following their orders is a murderer.

The reason so many Dems keep getting busted doing what they're ordering their constituents not to do, is because the Dem position is based on politics.....not what's actually best or realistic for the people they represent
 
2020-12-04 5:47:21 PM  

Geotpf: fragMasterFlash: People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.

Well, again, if everybody involved is under 50, then the chances of death really are quite small, almost zero.  Now, there certainly are chances of bad outcomes less than fatalities, but most people don't think about those and the chances there are still very small (for people under 50).


So why are we demanding everybody under 50 change everything they do?

Wouldn't it make a lot more sense (and actually get compliance) if we instead get everybody over 50 to do things differently?
 
2020-12-04 5:57:14 PM  

solokumba: My father-in-laws brother just had to have the boys home for Thanksgiving. Now their entire family has it. It's not a mild case either. Every farking one of them.


lol.
 
2020-12-04 5:59:19 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: Wanderlusting: The problem is this virus is just deadly enough, but not deadly enough for people to take it seriously. Most people in the US have the same experience as this: people in their sphere have gotten Covid, been sick for a few days, and then have made a full recovery. 250k/325 million is one death per 1,300 people. I'm not even sure my wife and I know 400 people, much less 1,300 people. 

The fact that it's just not deadly enough to take seriously is why you are seeing so many people flaunting the rules.

No, the problem is the virus isn't dangerous enough that most people need to dramatically alter their behavior

But for some reason (probably political) there are people who want to jump up and down and think they should be able to tell EVERYBODY what to do and pretend everybody not following their orders is a murderer.

The reason so many Dems keep getting busted doing what they're ordering their constituents not to do, is because the Dem position is based on politics.....not what's actually best or realistic for the people they represent


Not everyone calculates the risk accurately. Even if most people will survive, a lot will still end up in the hospital. Which takes away beds from people who need treatment for thing other than COVID. All because they can't follow some simple guidelines.
 
2020-12-04 6:11:40 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: want to jump up and down and think they should be able to tell EVERYBODY what to do and pretend everybody not following their orders is a murderer.


So how do you protect the over 50s, who for whatever reasons interact with those under 50, and then can carry it else where or sometimes get sick themselves.  Everyone wants some sort of sub-group to be exempt from rules, but say for kids, sure they're okay.  But teachers?  do we lay off those over 50?  The support staff?  get rid of those who are at risk?  We're a connected society.  But even in sparsely populated states like ND/SD it spreads.  Ignoring Trump and his response, as a country that has 50 states and then gov't under that, we were always going to have a uphill battle to get a consistent across the board restriction on place that would have slowed it.

Factor in a shiatty stimulus and a leader who....was not 100% checked in, and we were doomed.  the next pandemic will be worse.
 
2020-12-04 6:14:07 PM  
It's pronounced pacKAGE:

Well as we've seen, the general public doesn't seem likely to follow a lot of guidelines being put out.  Hell, the politicians themselves seem to be struggling with it.

From what we've seen so far, it seems pretty easy to add new hospital space, especially in major population areas.

Politicians should probably concentrate their effort on that.
 
2020-12-04 6:18:13 PM  
TrashcanMan:

Like you said we're a connected society, no getting around it.

And yes, it seems to make a lot more sense to setup specific programs for those over 50 (like extra unemployment and other benefits so they don't have to work) than to do things as if the virus affects everybody equally.  It's pretty obvious it doesn't
 
2020-12-04 6:18:13 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: It's pronounced pacKAGE:

Well as we've seen, the general public doesn't seem likely to follow a lot of guidelines being put out.  Hell, the politicians themselves seem to be struggling with it.

From what we've seen so far, it seems pretty easy to add new hospital space, especially in major population areas.

Politicians should probably concentrate their effort on that.


Good luck finding the medical professionals to staff those easy new hospitals. My doctor and nurse friends are very visibly burning out if they haven't already left the profession. One of my friends keeps putting on a brave face and trying to convince her friends and family to follow the simplest of guidelines but I can tell that working with so many more sick and dying people than she normally does is destroying her soul.
 
2020-12-04 6:20:27 PM  

SpaceyCat: said her family followed guidance to avoid spreading infections.

Except the first one: STAY THE FARK HOME!

You do not get to feel proud that you "followed guidance" when you ignored the first part of it.  You are a selfish farking idiot.


OR you are a mindless drone.
The truth is somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.
 
2020-12-04 6:23:06 PM  

reyreyrey: GrizzlyPouch: It's pronounced pacKAGE:

Well as we've seen, the general public doesn't seem likely to follow a lot of guidelines being put out.  Hell, the politicians themselves seem to be struggling with it.

From what we've seen so far, it seems pretty easy to add new hospital space, especially in major population areas.

Politicians should probably concentrate their effort on that.

Good luck finding the medical professionals to staff those easy new hospitals. My doctor and nurse friends are very visibly burning out if they haven't already left the profession. One of my friends keeps putting on a brave face and trying to convince her friends and family to follow the simplest of guidelines but I can tell that working with so many more sick and dying people than she normally does is destroying her soul.


Then I guess don't do anything about extra hospital space.

Just continue throwing temper tantrums about people not following whatever orders the governor gives (and then doesn't follow himself)

But if I were a governor I'd be creating extra hospital space and activating as much national guard personnel as I could, especially those with medical jobs.

And then I'd be dipping into my states emergency funds and bringing in as much extra medical staff as I could get (like travel nurses)
 
2020-12-04 6:24:53 PM  

lizaardvark: StoPPeRmobile: lectos: If only turkey was available all year long!

The last time seeing grandma. Who doesn't want to see grandma one more time?

Is it all the people that stay indoors in a climate controlled environment without excersising or ever breaking a sweat while eating shiatty food and taking their drugs that suppress the immune system?

Fear the sun and sweat it's the only way to stay safe.

Exkersissing? Wot's it mean?


Sorry, hour 62 wearing a mask this week. Just 10 more to go.

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2020-12-04 6:24:59 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: Geotpf: fragMasterFlash: People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.

Well, again, if everybody involved is under 50, then the chances of death really are quite small, almost zero.  Now, there certainly are chances of bad outcomes less than fatalities, but most people don't think about those and the chances there are still very small (for people under 50).

So why are we demanding everybody under 50 change everything they do?

Wouldn't it make a lot more sense (and actually get compliance) if we instead get everybody over 50 to do things differently?


Because you can't force every older person to hide in their farking homes for a year or more and not see anybody.
 
2020-12-04 6:32:18 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: reyreyrey: GrizzlyPouch: It's pronounced pacKAGE:

Well as we've seen, the general public doesn't seem likely to follow a lot of guidelines being put out.  Hell, the politicians themselves seem to be struggling with it.

From what we've seen so far, it seems pretty easy to add new hospital space, especially in major population areas.

Politicians should probably concentrate their effort on that.

Good luck finding the medical professionals to staff those easy new hospitals. My doctor and nurse friends are very visibly burning out if they haven't already left the profession. One of my friends keeps putting on a brave face and trying to convince her friends and family to follow the simplest of guidelines but I can tell that working with so many more sick and dying people than she normally does is destroying her soul.

Then I guess don't do anything about extra hospital space.

Just continue throwing temper tantrums about people not following whatever orders the governor gives (and then doesn't follow himself)

But if I were a governor I'd be creating extra hospital space and activating as much national guard personnel as I could, especially those with medical jobs.

And then I'd be dipping into my states emergency funds and bringing in as much extra medical staff as I could get (like travel nurses)


Temper tantrums?

Whatever, Guvnah.
 
2020-12-04 6:35:33 PM  

Geotpf: GrizzlyPouch: Geotpf: fragMasterFlash: People still believe that if they catch the 'rona they won't be among what they believe to be a small percentage of severe cases and won't even consider the possibility of catching a fatal case. It's easy to convince yourself that the risk of catching a "bad cold" (yes, I know this is false and totally stupid) is worth it to see family. Its like seeing someone in the supermarket checkout with a sixpack of slimfast and three gallons of ice cream, you shake your head but still it happens over and over again.

Well, again, if everybody involved is under 50, then the chances of death really are quite small, almost zero.  Now, there certainly are chances of bad outcomes less than fatalities, but most people don't think about those and the chances there are still very small (for people under 50).

So why are we demanding everybody under 50 change everything they do?

Wouldn't it make a lot more sense (and actually get compliance) if we instead get everybody over 50 to do things differently?

Because you can't force every older person to hide in their farking homes for a year or more and not see anybody.


But you think you can get entire states to lock down?

I'm not saying have everybody over 50 hide in their home indefinitely.  Mostly I'm saying change the messaging from everybody lock down panic we're all going to die to something more reasonable.  Like if you're going to near an elderly person be extra careful.

Or if you're elderly, skip your church socials until you get the vaccine etc.  Nobody is allowed to go to church at all is a stupid battle to try and fight.
 
2020-12-04 6:44:35 PM  

Geotpf: Because you can't force every older person to hide in their farking homes for a year or more and not see anybody.


I would argue that this solution would be easier to implement and less harmful to the economy at large than whatever the hell we were trying to do in March, failed at doing for the last 9 months, and trying to do again today.

But, yeah, forcing a bunch of college kids to stop partying and shutting down clubs, bars, and restaurants for a year sounds so much easier. 

The whole thing is farked because nobody - not even those most at risk - want to do what is necessary to stop it. Hell, people don't even want to get a vaccine at numbers enough whereby Democratic lawmakers are now fielding the idea of paying people $1500 to get one.
 
2020-12-04 6:52:18 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: It's pronounced pacKAGE:

Well as we've seen, the general public doesn't seem likely to follow a lot of guidelines being put out.  Hell, the politicians themselves seem to be struggling with it.

From what we've seen so far, it seems pretty easy to add new hospital space, especially in major population areas.

Politicians should probably concentrate their effort on that.


That's all well and good. But the people we're referencing are still selfish and short sighted. Wearing a mask and staying home when possible are incredibly easy, and cost much less than adding more hospital space. Also more space is useless without more personnel to staff it.
 
2020-12-04 6:53:35 PM  

mrinfoguy: SpaceyCat: said her family followed guidance to avoid spreading infections.

Except the first one: STAY THE FARK HOME!

You do not get to feel proud that you "followed guidance" when you ignored the first part of it.  You are a selfish farking idiot.

OR you are a mindless drone.
The truth is somewhere in the middle of those two extremes.


It is not. You are committing a middle ground fallacy.
 
2020-12-04 6:53:36 PM  

Wanderlusting: Geotpf: Because you can't force every older person to hide in their farking homes for a year or more and not see anybody.

I would argue that this solution would be easier to implement and less harmful to the economy at large than whatever the hell we were trying to do in March, failed at doing for the last 9 months, and trying to do again today.

But, yeah, forcing a bunch of college kids to stop partying and shutting down clubs, bars, and restaurants for a year sounds so much easier. 

The whole thing is farked because nobody - not even those most at risk - want to do what is necessary to stop it. Hell, people don't even want to get a vaccine at numbers enough whereby Democratic lawmakers are now fielding the idea of paying people $1500 to get one.


Exactly.  And this shows how political this whole thing has gotten.  It's why a guy can say we can't just tell 50 yr olds to stay inside when he's think it's a good idea to tell EVERYBODY to stay in.

And if the messaging were better ppl would listen more.  But screaming we're all going to die, when we can look around and see that isn't the case, just causes most ppl to tune out.
 
2020-12-04 7:04:28 PM  

GrizzlyPouch: But screaming we're all going to die, when we can look around and see that isn't the case, just causes most ppl to tune out.


I just get the daily number of folks who died from it.  Those numbers....are not good.  9/11 type numbers of people dying every day from a thing we can't yet 100% stop....you can forgive a person for getting a little worried about life, ya know?
 
2020-12-04 7:19:03 PM  

TrashcanMan: GrizzlyPouch: But screaming we're all going to die, when we can look around and see that isn't the case, just causes most ppl to tune out.

I just get the daily number of folks who died from it.  Those numbers....are not good.  9/11 type numbers of people dying every day from a thing we can't yet 100% stop....you can forgive a person for getting a little worried about life, ya know?


3000 people a day is a tragedy, but it's also only one in 100,000 in this country. 

Again, even one million people dead is still one out of every 300 people and I would venture to say that the vast majority of this country doesn't interact with even 300 people on a regular basis. 

Is it tragic? Undoubtedly, but it's still not high enough for anyone to take notice because so few people in the average person's orbit has been affected by this at all.
 
2020-12-04 7:30:25 PM  

Wanderlusting: TrashcanMan: GrizzlyPouch: But screaming we're all going to die, when we can look around and see that isn't the case, just causes most ppl to tune out.

I just get the daily number of folks who died from it.  Those numbers....are not good.  9/11 type numbers of people dying every day from a thing we can't yet 100% stop....you can forgive a person for getting a little worried about life, ya know?

3000 people a day is a tragedy, but it's also only one in 100,000 in this country. 

Again, even one million people dead is still one out of every 300 people and I would venture to say that the vast majority of this country doesn't interact with even 300 people on a regular basis. 

Is it tragic? Undoubtedly, but it's still not high enough for anyone to take notice because so few people in the average person's orbit has been affected by this at all.


Something I thought too....until I had a family member, younger than me die.
 
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