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2021-01-27 2:29:56 PM  
On one hand, at least we might slow down the spread of the worrying variants for a brief time. On the other, we've been f*cked over so hard that I'm not sure there's even a point in having any restrictions now from a death/disability reduction perspective.

That said, if this means we delay the variants long enough that an accelerated vaccine rollout stops the bleeding, sure.

/the whole situation is a sh*tpile of collective trauma we'll be spending decades working through, IMO.
 
2021-01-27 2:44:46 PM  
Late seems marginally better than not at all
 
2021-01-27 2:47:16 PM  
The best time to do this was last April.

The 2nd best time to do it is now.
 
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2021-01-27 2:55:07 PM  
Shouldn't the headline read, "The US continues implementing COVID-19 restrictions now that it has competent leadership"?
 
2021-01-27 7:04:27 PM  
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2021-01-27 7:04:29 PM  
Why aren't public health officials also tying this with influenza control??
 
2021-01-27 7:08:02 PM  
We just had a change in management so we should cut them some slack subby
 
2021-01-27 7:09:05 PM  
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2021-01-27 7:09:48 PM  
That's a lengthy sentence in a Covid infested hell. Enjoy it, thieves.
 
2021-01-27 7:10:29 PM  
At some point, I wouldn't blame Biden and most elected officials, the wealthy, upper-middle-class, and a few others to follow the Simpsons: (at least do it to the red states since they did nothing since they thought it would be a blue state killer)

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2021-01-27 7:11:42 PM  
Don't give up, guys. That's what the Republicans did.  This isn't hopeless.
 
2021-01-27 7:12:10 PM  

Mrtraveler01: We just had a change in management so we should cut them some slack subby


Jesus, who closed last night??
 
2021-01-27 7:12:28 PM  

Mrtraveler01: We just had a change in management so we should cut them some slack subby


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2021-01-27 7:13:27 PM  
Better late than never, children.
 
2021-01-27 7:17:59 PM  
The best time to do the right things is now, because now is the only time available to you. So shut up and get on with it.
 
2021-01-27 7:20:09 PM  
There's been a significant change in US leadership since a year ago. Google "President Biden."
 
2021-01-27 7:38:56 PM  
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2021-01-27 7:44:14 PM  

themindiswatching: On one hand, at least we might slow down the spread of the worrying variants for a brief time. On the other, we've been f*cked over so hard that I'm not sure there's even a point in having any restrictions now from a death/disability reduction perspective.

That said, if this means we delay the variants long enough that an accelerated vaccine rollout stops the bleeding, sure.

/the whole situation is a sh*tpile of collective trauma we'll be spending decades working through, IMO.


Oh we're long past mitigating deaths/disability.

Right now our worldwide concern is to try to stop giving it so many chances to mutate.
 
2021-01-27 7:48:34 PM  

numinous: Oh we're long past mitigating deaths/disability.

Right now our worldwide concern is to try to stop giving it so many chances to mutate.


And we have a winner. If it mutates into a new strain (or worse, multiple), there are going to be all sorts of very ugly lock downs. From what I understand, the B117 strain spreads 50-70% faster, but is still controlled by the current vaccines. If it gets out from under the current vaccine, we are going to have to revaccinate everyone with both vaccines in order to get this under control.
 
2021-01-27 7:51:28 PM  
This is because anal swabs are a better way ti test for Covid.  "If you wanna fly, open wide!"
 
2021-01-27 7:52:21 PM  

themindiswatching: On one hand, at least we might slow down the spread of the worrying variants for a brief time. On the other, we've been f*cked over so hard that I'm not sure there's even a point in having any restrictions now from a death/disability reduction perspective.

That said, if this means we delay the variants long enough that an accelerated vaccine rollout stops the bleeding, sure.

/the whole situation is a sh*tpile of collective trauma we'll be spending decades working through, IMO.


Bullshiat.  Look at the UK.  New lockdown Jan 4th, with ~58k new cases, ~55k cases 7 day average.  Both rising.  That's over 300k when scaled up to US population.  Today they are at ~20k new cases, ~32k cases 7 day average.  Both falling.  Deaths are leveled off, lagging by a couple weeks, as they have constantly been shown to do all over the world.  The more virulent "UK strain" is something like 2/3 of cases there.  They're still getting a handle on it.

So, short response: Yes, the bleeding can be stopped.  We can beat this thing back, and we have a roadmap that's been shown to work multiple times in multiple countries that actually do it for real.  We just need to put in the goddamn work.
 
2021-01-27 7:52:31 PM  

OhioUGrad: At some point, I wouldn't blame Biden and most elected officials, the wealthy, upper-middle-class, and a few others to follow the Simpsons: (at least do it to the red states since they did nothing since they thought it would be a blue state killer)

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It's fantastic how they actually didn't realize that viruses *spread,* like a normal person with adequate mental faculties and at least a rudimentary education.   Unless, of course, they were counting on it, and hoping that the virus would go on to cull the poor and sick in red areas, too.

Gross stupidity is actually impossible to distinguish from deliberate malice.
 
2021-01-27 8:02:27 PM  

Smirky the Wonder Chimp: like a normal person with adequate mental faculties and at least a rudimentary education



So, not a Republican.

Sorry, Republicans, after your sorry display last year (and many times before that), you get no benefit of the doubt.  No more "but most of the voters are nice people" anymore.  Nothing.

It takes about five minutes to look up how the rest of the world has handled this, and nearly all of you decided to be complete yahoos, at the cost of hundreds of thousands of lives so far.  If you screw up our vaccine progress by keeping this thing alive long enough for some nasty new mutations, then you could be culpable for millions of deaths.

Not Republican leadership.  YOU.  Individual Republicans who listened to a syphilitic failed real estate heir over people with degrees in biology.
 
2021-01-27 8:10:10 PM  
Per the NPR report (The Daily) I JUST listened to:
* The cases are starting to go down, reflecting an expected reduction due to fewer people traveling in January
* It's estimated about 1/3 of the population (so 110 million people) have been infected/exposed, so far
* The slightly more transmissable UK variant is in 20 states, that we know of
* There's also a South African and Brazil variant
* Keeping the S. African and Brazilian variants out will require stopping travel to and from not just those countries, but others countries, and/or REQUIRING travelers to or from those countries to quarantine
* If we can ramp up rates of vaccination significantly, maybe we can start to see a continued reduction in cases, hospitalizations and deaths
* The guy they talked to wouldn't guess when things here might get to "normal". It sounded like he didn't think anything like normal would happen before summer.
 
2021-01-27 8:15:51 PM  

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Objection, implies that Rubio's head isn't still firmly lodged up Trump's ass.
 
2021-01-27 8:19:44 PM  

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Senate is gonna spend weeks on impeachment trial? Funny because it could be done : IN A DAY. And its not like the senate did anything real to help people in the last 4 years.

Rubio needs to be beaten to a pulp.

States that should be told to fark off and their senators getting the boot : Texas, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Wisconsin.
 
2021-01-27 8:46:27 PM  

austerity101: Mrtraveler01: We just had a change in management so we should cut them some slack subby

Jesus, who closed last night??


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2021-01-27 9:08:45 PM  
Imagine the carnage if the pandemic had broken out on the first day of a Republican presidency rather than in year 3.

Implementing management measures 12 months late is bad; waiting four years to do anything would mean multiple millions of dead.
 
2021-01-27 10:52:05 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Imagine the carnage if the pandemic had broken out on the first day of a Republican presidency rather than in year 3.

Implementing management measures 12 months late is bad; waiting four years to do anything would mean multiple millions of dead.


I started typing out how I could see that going down. I stopped and deleted it because it's probably the scariest thing I've ever contemplated. Also, it was getting way too long for a post.
 
2021-01-27 11:18:54 PM  
If it weren't so risky, I'd be selling that valuable drug-free-urine in the airport bathroom, but selling to a plague rat could would be a good way to catch the 'rona and make a pile of money.
 
2021-01-27 11:59:50 PM  

Don't Troll Me Bro!: WalkingSedgwick: Imagine the carnage if the pandemic had broken out on the first day of a Republican presidency rather than in year 3.

Implementing management measures 12 months late is bad; waiting four years to do anything would mean multiple millions of dead.

I started typing out how I could see that going down. I stopped and deleted it because it's probably the scariest thing I've ever contemplated. Also, it was getting way too long for a post.


Probably would have involved the rest
of the world finally and permanently cutting off the US from any and all trave whatsoever, as the US would end up being a resivor that keeps reinfecting the rest of the worod after they get their infections completely under control.
 
2021-01-28 2:57:14 AM  

WalkingSedgwick: Imagine the carnage if the pandemic had broken out on the first day of a Republican presidency rather than in year 3.

Implementing management measures 12 months late is bad; waiting four years to do anything would mean multiple millions of dead.


"We held the casualties down to only 13 million dead.  That's only around 3.7% of the US population.   Imagine how much worse it would have been if anyone other than Trump had been president."

You know that's exactly how Fox News would have spun it.
 
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