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(Reuters)   India beats the US record for most new coronavirus infections in one day   (reuters.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 10:49:12 AM  
Meh. They have 4 times the population of the U.S., so they have a way to go to break Orange Julius Caesar's per capita record.

/USA! USA! USA!
 
2021-04-22 12:43:58 PM  
We need a new one of these.
Corona race meme (covid-19 growth by country)
Youtube ZRI-mIT3Xk8
 
2021-04-22 1:07:57 PM  
We're #2!!   We're #2!!
 
2021-04-22 1:09:32 PM  
As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode
 
2021-04-22 1:09:40 PM  
What took so long?
 
2021-04-22 1:10:09 PM  
I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.
 
2021-04-22 1:12:01 PM  

dothemath: I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.


But enough about the USA
 
2021-04-22 1:12:21 PM  
I'm fairly confident that the U.S. never had the record at any point along the way, but rather India's upstairs neighbor did/does.
 
2021-04-22 1:13:55 PM  
All US records on covid were probably broken weeks ago if not months ago... if India wasnt India and kept legit statistics on their population and did enough tests/had legit tests/didnt have covid deniers in power.

India is #1 in deaths and infections for sure... China is probably #2.
 
2021-04-22 1:15:40 PM  
Scariest part?
You know India is under testing. The true numbers are Way worse.
 
2021-04-22 1:15:44 PM  

Dr Jack Badofsky: I'm fairly confident that the U.S. never had the record at any point along the way, but rather India's upstairs neighbor did/does.


Oh no! Is Nepal gone?!
 
2021-04-22 1:17:34 PM  

deanis: dothemath: I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.

But enough about the USA


You've never been to India, got it.
 
2021-04-22 1:18:07 PM  

berylman: As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode


I remember early last year when people were saying that we hadn't heard from India yet and there was some surprise that there wasn't a lot of news coming from there. I don't think they "exploded"just now. I think they exploded when everybody else did and they just couldn't keep a lid on it anymore.
 
2021-04-22 1:18:51 PM  

dascott: What took so long?


Corrupt ass government under reporting the cases, I would imagine.

India is a shiathole.
 
2021-04-22 1:18:56 PM  
I'm really toasted right now, so you all want an orange julius and a hot dog?
 
2021-04-22 1:19:06 PM  
The government does not give a Damn about the Dalit population.  I spent three months in Calcutta years ago working at a school for street kids.  I saw a lot of good and more than a few things that would scar you for life.
 
2021-04-22 1:19:18 PM  

berylman: As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode


Especially as this is how they sent migrant workers back home.
 
2021-04-22 1:20:01 PM  
The great thing is the massive case number of new infections will make it far more likely new and exciting variants will show up. What's the worst that could happen?

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2021-04-22 1:20:48 PM  
This tweet of hers from last April aged as well as unvaccinated child
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2021-04-22 1:21:10 PM  

Badafuco: We're #2!!   We're #2!!


We certainly are.
 
2021-04-22 1:21:40 PM  

dascott: What took so long?


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The new kid had to level-grind for a while before it could compete with the native talent.
 
2021-04-22 1:22:20 PM  

nicoffeine: I'm really toasted right now, so you all want an orange julius and a hot dog?


Orange Julius is still around??
Yes please. Thanks.
 
2021-04-22 1:23:06 PM  

Algebrat: Dr Jack Badofsky: I'm fairly confident that the U.S. never had the record at any point along the way, but rather India's upstairs neighbor did/does.

Oh no! Is Nepal gone?!


Laugh it up, fuzzball.
 
2021-04-22 1:24:42 PM  
I'm sure Ayurvedic medicine, cow urine, and bathing in the Ganges will make it disappear in a week or two
 
2021-04-22 1:29:47 PM  

anuran: Badafuco: We're #2!!   We're #2!!

We certainly are.


Hey, there's always the option of moving to a place that coronavirus doesn't touch, like China.
 
2021-04-22 1:31:49 PM  
I wonder if this has anything to do with it...
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Don't get me wrong, I am all for "people gotta do what they gotta do" and this is survival at its ultimate.
 
2021-04-22 1:35:58 PM  

Private_Citizen: Scariest part?
You know India is under testing. The true numbers are Way worse.


Indeed. Better keep that testing gooood and sloooow, otherwise they could have a real tragedy on their hands.

/Shoves self down stairs
 
2021-04-22 1:37:31 PM  

BigKaboom: nicoffeine: I'm really toasted right now, so you all want an orange julius and a hot dog?

Orange Julius is still around??
Yes please. Thanks.


Find thee a Dairy Queen.

/dammit, now I want a strawberry Julius
 
2021-04-22 1:47:51 PM  
I mean, everyone is like wiping their ass with their hands. Quite frankly it's about time.
 
2021-04-22 1:51:18 PM  

berylman: As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode


Same old same old. Action in the early days held it in check, but then - with vaccines moving out - everyone decided it was too hard, and kids needed to be in school, and we have to hold the big religious festival and political rallies, of course. The result?

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And now, the dying has begun. One thing that has held true is that the peak of deaths is about 21 days after the peak of cases. But the cases per day are running ahead of the seven day moving average. They haven't peaked in cases per day - they have accelerating cases per day.

And these are the cases they know about. Positivity percentage per day is climbing (pushing 20% now) and that implies that a lot of cases are being missed. Deaths are completely mist racked, and it's easy to see - you see the recorded number of deaths, and average deaths per day historically is know, yet they're cremating 10x that number. 1x is "normal deaths", 1x is recorded COVID-19 deaths, but 8x the normal number are being cremated, and even then, even with crematoria expanding to literally pyres in the parking lot, the backlog is increasing.

And it is NOWHERE near the end. Worse, with oxygen supplies about to collapse, hospital beds become much less useful. Now people who could have been saved die, and people who could have survived other things die or have other worse outcomes.

This. THIS. THIS is why we were talking about social isolation, masks, keeping out of crowds, closing schools and offices, all of that. This was the reason. It wasn't because we hated a politician. It wasn't because we hated bars and restaurants. It wasn't because we wanted to hinder the education of children, or the profitability of business. It was to keep a gigantic tragedy at bay - the tragedy when your hospital resource fail and this disease is spreading wildly.

India didn't believe. Now?

Now the dying.
 
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2021-04-22 1:54:55 PM  

buckybear: The government does not give a Damn about the Dalit population.  I spent three months in Calcutta years ago working at a school for street kids.  I saw a lot of good and more than a few things that would scar you for life.


Just finished "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson and it really helped this ugly American have an appreciation for just how awful the Dalits are treated in their society.

"Behind the beautiful forevers" is a good read in the same lane.
 
2021-04-22 1:56:05 PM  
You know should have never let this happen? Donald Jesus Trump, that's who.
 
2021-04-22 1:56:21 PM  

iron_city_ap: You know should have never let this happen? Donald Jesus Trump, that's who.


Would
 
2021-04-22 1:56:44 PM  

dothemath: deanis: dothemath: I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.

But enough about the USA

You've never been to India, got it.


You don't have to travel to India to know America had the worst response to Covid bar none.
 
2021-04-22 2:02:07 PM  
Are we going to take this, America?! Second place?

FIGHT FOR FIRST!
FIGHT FOR FIRST!
 
2021-04-22 2:04:54 PM  

berylman: As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode


First COVID had to defeat all the other horrible diseases that wreak havoc in India. Only then could it concentrate on humans.
 
2021-04-22 2:18:06 PM  

deanis: dothemath: deanis: dothemath: I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.

But enough about the USA

You've never been to India, got it.

You don't have to travel to India to know America had the worst response to Covid bar none.


That's an odd way to spell "Brazil".
 
2021-04-22 2:25:30 PM  

Por que tan serioso: I mean, everyone is like wiping their ass with their hands. Quite frankly it's about time.


Not everyone but like 30%.

If you were born in india, you're kind of farked. Its like living in haiti but with 50 times more people.
 
2021-04-22 2:28:08 PM  
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2.71%! We're almost there!*,**

*if we dont get vaccine evading variants
**if people get real vaccines that work, not that chinese, russian bullshiat
 
2021-04-22 2:36:21 PM  

ENS: buckybear: The government does not give a Damn about the Dalit population.  I spent three months in Calcutta years ago working at a school for street kids.  I saw a lot of good and more than a few things that would scar you for life.

Just finished "Caste" by Isabel Wilkerson and it really helped this ugly American have an appreciation for just how awful the Dalits are treated in their society.

"Behind the beautiful forevers" is a good read in the same lane.


One of my colleagues in residency was Indian, and somewhat high caste.

He and I were talking one day, and he saw a mixed-race couple walking by. Issued a rather non-complimentary statement about how the one abased themselves to marry someone of such a low caste.
 
2021-04-22 2:37:39 PM  
Waiting for one of our resident Covidiots to arrive and to tell us (along with the rest of the world) that worry about Covid is clearly over blown and that we really should not worry about it so much.
 
2021-04-22 2:41:31 PM  

deanis: dothemath: deanis: dothemath: I would think a country with such rigid public hygiene standards would be doing great.

But enough about the USA

You've never been to India, got it.

You don't have to travel to India to know America had the worst response to Covid bar none.


I would agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.
 
2021-04-22 2:44:30 PM  
BREAKING: India reports 332,051 new coronavirus cases, by far the biggest one-day increase so far, and a record 2,365 new deaths

Winning!
 
2021-04-22 2:45:09 PM  

Thosw: BigKaboom: nicoffeine: I'm really toasted right now, so you all want an orange julius and a hot dog?

Orange Julius is still around??
Yes please. Thanks.

Find thee a Dairy Queen.


Not anymore, at least around here
 
2021-04-22 2:45:54 PM  
This would have been the US if Trump had remained in power. I feel so badly for those people, perhaps partly because that was us only 100 days ago.
 
2021-04-22 3:03:11 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: berylman: As soon as this virus looked really serious in early '20 I was highly concerned about India. I'm surprised it actually took this long to explode

Especially as this is how they sent migrant workers back home.


Oh yes, the 24 hour quarantine

Basically just enough to get everyone to go home and infect their families.
 
2021-04-22 3:12:10 PM  
USA US...wait, Indy and the Temple of Doom instead?
 
2021-04-22 3:24:34 PM  
It's that is to threads like these that more farkers out themselves as racists and i can expand my block list.
 
2021-04-22 3:27:24 PM  

My Second Fark Account: It's that is to threads like these that more farkers out themselves as racists and i can expand my block list.


Jesus Christ mobile site, mobile keyboard, or both....

It's thanks to threads like these that more farkers out themselves as racists so I can expand my block list*
 
2021-04-22 3:27:40 PM  
I didn't know I was gonna do it to myself, but you all remember those cheese corn dog type things? You could eat one and not need anything till tomorrow?
 
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