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6 days ago  
Hmmmm - no fooling.
 
6 days ago  
It also served literally no purpose. Not wearing a mask didn't help anybody or make anyone money the only reason it was ever a thing is because republicans wanted to pretend like Covid didn't even exist.
 
6 days ago  
I think he under states the tens of thousands lost due to willful mask refusal.
 
6 days ago  

BizarreMan: I think he under states the tens of thousands lost due to willful mask refusal.


Yeah, with the way this spreads, I would not be surprised if it was hundreds of thousands

Imagine how many people might be alive today if Trump** had only said "Hey, wear a mask!" (and then wore one himself) last March?

We would be nowhere near 500,000 dead, that's for sure.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
<slightly mask mumbled>He's right, you know</slightly mask mumbled>
 
6 days ago  
It was because Donnie Dipshiat ran his mouth early on, calling it a hoax. Everything that followed was due to his being too much of a farking pussy to walk it back and admit he was wrong.
 
6 days ago  
Libertarian: I should wear a mask when I'm near people.

King Cuomo: You don't have to wear it when you are near people, but you must wear it when alone. If you don't comply, I'll shut down the bowling alley.

I think Cuomo is made from spare parts
 
6 days ago  
Just like it is illegal to target children with ads selling certain products, it should be illegal to target stupid people with messages like this.
 
6 days ago  
This is what happens when one of your two major political parties is evil.
 
6 days ago  
Hey, it went away last May when it got hot remember?
 
6 days ago  
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You don't say!
 
6 days ago  
If your political beliefs have veto authority over sound medical advice, you deserve what happens to you.
 
6 days ago  

Anenu: It also served literally no purpose. Not wearing a mask didn't help anybody or make anyone money the only reason it was ever a thing is because republicans wanted to pretend like Covid didn't even exist.


it served the GOPs purpose: oppose Democrats in everything, even if that means dragging things like public safety into the culture wars.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

dothemath: Hey, it went away last May when it got hot remember?


Like a miracle.
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  

Anenu: It also served literally no purpose. Not wearing a mask didn't help anybody or make anyone money the only reason it was ever a thing is because republicans wanted to pretend like Covid didn't even exist.


Helping to drive a psychotic political agenda as an adjunct to the pursuit of power IS a purpose  Literally even.  It's just a purpose that should get you prosecuted into the frickin' Phantom Zone.
 
6 days ago  
Not to be a dick, but are we really concerned about 0.03-0.27% of the population who bought the hype and didn't wear a mask?
 
6 days ago  
I should say 'died by not wearing a mask'
 
6 days ago  
the democrats politicized it by wearing them!  we'd have herd immunity by now if they hadn't!
 
6 days ago  
As usual, another problem that basically boils down to shaking your head while muttering "farking right wingers"
 
6 days ago  

OldRod: BizarreMan: I think he under states the tens of thousands lost due to willful mask refusal.

Yeah, with the way this spreads, I would not be surprised if it was hundreds of thousands

Imagine how many people might be alive today if Trump** had only said "Hey, wear a mask!" (and then wore one himself) last March?

We would be nowhere near 500,000 dead, that's for sure.


I am stunned that if he had literally done nothing except let the health experts do the job they are paid to do and pretty much just stayed out of it, maybe mumbled "listen to them" and toddled off to play golf.

1. Hundreds of thousands of Americans would be alive today.
2. He would probably still be president.
 
6 days ago  
It's not hyperbole. The GOP is literally killing Americans.
 
6 days ago  
Sickened by so much in all this. But the no accountability, no consequences, forgive-and-forget-no-apology-necessar​y people are breaking my brain.
 
6 days ago  

OldJames: herp a derp


Oh, good, Team Antivaxxer/Anti-Mask is here.

/your deflector shields failed
 
6 days ago  
Dr. Fauci explaining why there is no reason to be wearing a mask
Youtube R8OIMElJ8C8
 
6 days ago  

kukukupo: Not to be a dick, but are we really concerned about 0.03-0.27% of the population who bought the hype and didn't wear a mask?


i think you mean 50%

https://consumer.healthday.com/b-1-22​-​half-of-americans-still-not-wearing-ma​sks-when-in-close-contact-with-others-​poll-2650058836.html

still
 
6 days ago  
Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.
 
6 days ago  

ParallelUniverseParking: It's not hyperbole. The GOP is literally killing Americans.


it is a white nationalist death cult.
 
6 days ago  

dothemath: Hey, it went away last May when it got hot remember?


It started to go down in May, but it was in June when we really started rockin'
 
6 days ago  

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First words out of his pizza-hole in that vid are "right now". So I have to ask, when is this video from? Because if it's from 8 March 2020, as Google (and Reuters) suggests, I'd think you were trying to be cute.
 
6 days ago  
And nothing will be done about it ..
 
6 days ago  

OldRod: BizarreMan: I think he under states the tens of thousands lost due to willful mask refusal.

Yeah, with the way this spreads, I would not be surprised if it was hundreds of thousands

Imagine how many people might be alive today if Trump** had only said "Hey, wear a mask!" (and then wore one himself) last March?

We would be nowhere near 500,000 dead, that's for sure.


Granted. However, if Hillary had been president and told them to wear a mask, they would refuse because stigginit.
 
6 days ago  

Thank You Black Jesus!: the democrats politicized it by wearing them!  we'd have herd immunity by now if they hadn't!


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6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.


All they ever said was masks help limit spread.

Which is true.
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.


I'd rather a 40% to block than 0%

Is basic math normally this hard for you?
 
6 days ago  

OldJames: Libertarian: I should wear a mask when I'm near people.

King Cuomo: You don't have to wear it when you are near people, but you must wear it when alone. If you don't comply, I'll shut down the bowling alley.

I think Cuomo is made from spare parts


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6 days ago  
Back when that doofus was elected, I said "that farker is going to get people killed.  Hope it isn't me."  Silly me I thought it would be a war or poking the North Korea/Iran bear enough to make them just fly another plane into a building.  Something in that area.  Never did I imagine it would be a virus, and negligence, and stupidity.
And the thing is, all he had to do was wear a mask, listen to his advisors, tell the public to do the same, and he would have been re-elected.  I think 4 more years of that asshole would have been a fair trade for cutting the death toll in half (at least), and being able to congregate freely by this spring.  But nope, he just couldn't farking do the right thing.  Of course not.  Then he wouldn't be him.
fark that guy.  And fark anyone who thought he was a good idea.
 
6 days ago  

Natalie Portmanteau: Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.

All they ever said was masks help limit spread.

Which is true.


It's technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.  The messaging has been way off on this.  Screaming "wear a mask!" wasn't the correct way to convey that masks alone really didn't do shiat.
 
6 days ago  
Where are you farkers seeing all these maskless people?

It's been effectively 100% compliance around Minneapolis since June (save for the people that we're not allowed to criticize for not bothering with it) and the shiat still ran wild.
 
6 days ago  

Brainsick: Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.

I'd rather a 40% to block than 0%


I feel the same way about condoms and safety glasses.  We're talking PPE here.  If I told you I was only going to fire 40% of my bullets at you, would you be ok with that?  A small improvement doesn't exactly decrease risk of injury.  40% may as well be 0.
 
6 days ago  

H31N0US: It was because Donnie Dipshiat ran his mouth early on, calling it a hoax. Everything that followed was due to his being too much of a farking pussy to walk it back and admit he was wrong.


I've said it before and I''ll say it again:

if we had had ANY other president, even a different republican, this would have been handled completely differently and a lot more people would still be alive and breathing.

if you had no other reason to hate trump previously, his response to covid should have been it.

/in before "bu....bu...but what could he have actually done?!"
//oh i dunno, do the right thing and lead by example like an actually leader is supposed to?
///thank the gods we have actual adults in charge now.
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Brainsick: Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.

I'd rather a 40% to block than 0%

I feel the same way about condoms and safety glasses.  We're talking PPE here.  If I told you I was only going to fire 40% of my bullets at you, would you be ok with that?  A small improvement doesn't exactly decrease risk of injury.  40% may as well be 0.


Citation needed on that 40% figure.

Also, combined with social distancing and staying home whenever possible, wearing a mask is very effective.
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Brainsick: Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.

I'd rather a 40% to block than 0%

I feel the same way about condoms and safety glasses.  We're talking PPE here.  If I told you I was only going to fire 40% of my bullets at you, would you be ok with that? A small improvement doesn't exactly decrease risk of injury.  40% may as well be 0.


If the alternative is you firing 100% of your bullets at me (aka walking around unmasked)?

Yeah, I would be.

// although "ok with it" might be a bit over an overstatement even then
// "begrudgingly accepting", maybe
 
6 days ago  
Hundreds of thousands of acute illness dead.  An unknown number of chronic illness dead.  Sequelae treatment costs that will exceed a trillion dollars.

It is entirely possible that 28 million Americans are carrying a virus that is slowly killing them. Inhibition of Major Histocompatibility Complex I is no trivial matter.  Viruses expressing this trait are chronic.  Chronic viruses trigger inflammation, cancer, and immune disruption.  While mechanisms of tolerance probably exist, we do not really know what they are or how frequently they occur.
 
6 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Natalie Portmanteau: Jeebus Saves: Making people think they were safe by wearing something that blocked 40% of a virus wasn't exactly a solid plan.

All they ever said was masks help limit spread.

Which is true.

It's technically correct, which is the best kind of correct.  The messaging has been way off on this.  Screaming "wear a mask!" wasn't the correct way to convey that masks alone really didn't do shiat.


Gee, if only there had been a team of scientists and PR people ready for this!
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vox.​c​om/platform/amp/science-and-health/201​8/2/23/16974012/trump-pandemic-disease​-response
Uh, ok...hmm. Maybe you think Fauci, the CDC and WHO should have had clearer messaging around other precautions as well as masks?
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/​0​3/i-m-going-keep-pushing-anthony-fauci​-tries-make-white-house-listen-facts-p​andemic
Hmm...not looking good for your hypothesis...surely there's ONE source saying 'masks are ALL you need'!
https://www.umms.org/coronavirus/what​-​to-know/masks/wearing-mask

That's a big ol' nope!

You got anything worthwhile or just easily-debunked noise?
 
6 days ago  

H31N0US: It was because Donnie Dipshiat ran his mouth early on, calling it a hoax. Everything that followed was due to his being too much of a farking pussy to walk it back and admit he was wrong.


This happened because Trump was worried that the stock markets would get spooked. He knew that his major advantage going into his reelection campaign was strong stock market figures and a strong economy. He was terrified that taking action would suppress economic activity.

And then, as you say, when it became obvious that COVID a serious problem, it's not only that he was just too pig-headed to admit he was wrong and to take action, he was worried that if he did take action, that he would be blamed for the economic downturn.

Instead he took the coward's way out - he did nothing and left it to the States and then armchair quarterbacked them when they took action that suppressed short term economic activity.

And his rhetoric has resulted in the US becoming a plague-zone, yet another mess that Republican Presidents have given to their Democratic successors to clean up.
 
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