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2021-05-07 9:35:53 PM  
Temperature checks were always bullshiat, anyway. My dentist's office uses one of the laser ones, and when I'd walk there when it was cold, my forehead would stay too cold to even get a measurement for three to five minutes, so they'd wave me on. Now that it's warm, I come in and it's 100 degrees even though I don't have a fever. Wait five minutes and it drops to normal.

If they really wanted to suss out the COVID people - and I had it so I know - make them smell a cup full of fecal matter. Like really breathe it in. I knew I had it when I changed my cats' litter box and couldn't smell anything. Coffee tasted like hot water, but it was that litter box that finally made me go get a test.
 
2021-05-07 11:31:59 PM  
Missed out on the complementary Disney brand rectal thermometers
 
2021-05-07 11:57:11 PM  
Hey, at this point, let the unvaccinated plague rats infect each other. Anyone who hasn't gotten a vaccine in Florida yet doesn't want one. In my county all the vaccine sites are begging people to come in. I can't believe how many people I interacted with this past week who say they're never getting it. The state is half full of morons.
 
2021-05-08 2:32:09 AM  
Public temperature checks were born out of the SARS classic outbreak, for which they were useful as that virus caused fevers before its victims became infectious. For SARS-CoV-2, however, temperature checks were never more than public health theater because of COVID's long asymptomatic, infectious, incubation period.
 
2021-05-08 2:32:20 AM  

Lsherm: Temperature checks were always bullshiat, anyway. My dentist's office uses one of the laser ones, and when I'd walk there when it was cold, my forehead would stay too cold to even get a measurement for three to five minutes, so they'd wave me on. Now that it's warm, I come in and it's 100 degrees even though I don't have a fever. Wait five minutes and it drops to normal.

If they really wanted to suss out the COVID people - and I had it so I know - make them smell a cup full of fecal matter. Like really breathe it in. I knew I had it when I changed my cats' litter box and couldn't smell anything. Coffee tasted like hot water, but it was that litter box that finally made me go get a test.


As usual, you're an idiot.
 
2021-05-08 2:32:46 AM  
Dude, seriously. If we continued to check everyone's temps every time they go to a large gathering place, not only will we limit Covid but also influenza.

It probably just needs to be done for a few more months, gawd dammit.
 
2021-05-08 2:47:37 AM  

mistahtom: Dude, seriously. If we continued to check everyone's temps every time they go to a large gathering place, not only will we limit Covid but also influenza.

It probably just needs to be done for a few more months, gawd dammit.


Butt mah raitts!
 
2021-05-08 2:58:23 AM  

dodecahedron: Hey, at this point, let the unvaccinated plague rats infect each other. Anyone who hasn't gotten a vaccine in Florida yet doesn't want one. In my county all the vaccine sites are begging people to come in. I can't believe how many people I interacted with this past week who say they're never getting it. The state is half full of morons.


Still no.

I haven't a mote of sympathy for the plague rats, but we do not need more bioreactors running around, potentially generating the next variant which will really f*ck us over.

At some point, it will become necessary to mandate the vaccine for those whom can safely receive it. Bribes are apparently not enough incentive.
 
2021-05-08 3:35:47 AM  
The parks will still be requiring masks and routine sanitization, though social distancing measures were changed from six feet apart to three feet apart for Universal. Disney said it would keep six feet of social distancing in place.

At least they're keeping those going for now.
 
2021-05-08 3:36:03 AM  
It's a small world pox after all.
 
2021-05-08 4:06:21 AM  

mistahtom: Dude, seriously. If we continued to check everyone's temps every time they go to a large gathering place, not only will we limit Covid but also influenza.

It probably just needs to be done for a few more months, gawd dammit.


Are temperature checks in the constitution?
 
2021-05-08 4:41:14 AM  

dodecahedron: Hey, at this point, let the unvaccinated plague rats infect each other. Anyone who hasn't gotten a vaccine in Florida yet doesn't want one. In my county all the vaccine sites are begging people to come in. I can't believe how many people I interacted with this past week who say they're never getting it. The state is half full of morons.


Hell in my state Sam's club is offering them.
 
2021-05-08 5:33:56 AM  
It's very important to Democrats to pretend:

A. That vaccine develooment and distribution was nonexistent before the Biden admibistration, which single-handedly cured the pandemic.
B. That positive stories about the end of the pandemic and life returnung to normal are fake news, because if the crisis goes away, so does the need for trillions of wasted dollars to buy votes from a dependent middle class.

The extreme cognitive dissonance involved in trying to take credit for solving a problem while insisting it isn't being solved us taking a toll on the sanity of some Democrats.

This is somewhat treatable in their demented minds by creating a new crisis they can rush to solve: they have now discovered that when you pay people not to work, you can then turn around and argue that the poor jobs report is proof that you need to cut more checks from borrowed money and pay more people not to work.

Demented is too kind a word.
 
2021-05-08 5:46:07 AM  
Those farkies of 'delusional dickhead' are getting quite the workout...
 
2021-05-08 5:48:46 AM  

Animatronik: It's very important to Democrats to pretend:

A. That vaccine develooment and distribution was nonexistent before the Biden admibistration, which single-handedly cured the pandemic.
B. That positive stories about the end of the pandemic and life returnung to normal are fake news, because if the crisis goes away, so does the need for trillions of wasted dollars to buy votes from a dependent middle class.

The extreme cognitive dissonance involved in trying to take credit for solving a problem while insisting it isn't being solved us taking a toll on the sanity of some Democrats.

This is somewhat treatable in their demented minds by creating a new crisis they can rush to solve: they have now discovered that when you pay people not to work, you can then turn around and argue that the poor jobs report is proof that you need to cut more checks from borrowed money and pay more people not to work.

Demented is too kind a word.


Do you smell burnt toast right now? Face dropping? You may want to get to a hospital.
If anything, for some baseline neurological work.

The projection skills are strong, creating a narrative to suit that argument. Care to give any examples of Democrats claiming the vaccine development and distribution didn't start until Biden was sworn in? Any examples of the second point?

Next time, pull your pants back up after watching Tucker and avoid the urge to post.
 
2021-05-08 5:55:39 AM  
Ehh. Temperature checks have always been a pretty shiatty screening method for COVID-19 anyway. Even symptomatic people don't always have fevers, and they were likely contagious for several days before they started having symptoms. Asymptomatic people would never have a fever from it to begin with. It's not very specific either.

All it would really do is catch the giant assholes who are obviously sick, have a fever, and decide to go out to wherever anyway. It's not totally useless, because some people are garbage, but it's not really a very effective tool in containment or screening.

Also. I have generally seen basically untrained people using seriously questionable equipment to do temp screens in various places. Even at the hospital my temp kept coming up as about 96 F. I run a little low (like 97.5), but you'd have to be raging with fever to screen positive if it's THAT far off.

It's probably not wise to ditch it yet, but it's probably not making much of a difference in the first place.
 
2021-05-08 6:49:48 AM  

OmnomnomCookies: The projection skills are strong, creating a narrative to suit that argument. Care to give any examples of Democrats claiming the vaccine development and distribution didn't start until Biden was sworn in? Any examples of the second point?


You're asking too much from a Lazarus troll.
 
2021-05-08 7:10:49 AM  
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2021-05-08 7:33:06 AM  
The hill can suck a hobo's nutsac, that said, the hill can suck a hobo's nutsac.
 
2021-05-08 7:38:29 AM  

Animatronik: It's very important to Democrats to pretend


It's very important for Republicans to not even pretend, to care about people.
 
2021-05-08 8:19:00 AM  
Meh. They're requiring masks and any adult can get a vaccine if they want one.  You don't have to go to Disney World. They don't temperature check at any place I regularly go to.  Is this really a thing to worry about?
 
2021-05-08 8:41:37 AM  

Rapmaster2000: Meh. They're requiring masks and any adult can get a vaccine if they want one.  You don't have to go to Disney World. They don't temperature check at any place I regularly go to.  Is this really a thing to worry about?


I got temp checked at the hair salon yesterday. I don't think they are necessary anymore, but that said, anyone making a fuss over a screen this benign and quick is probably an asshole.
 
2021-05-08 8:48:47 AM  
What does actual science have to say about it?

A temperature can catch someone with a fever, but not necessarily someone with COVID-19. A study from South Korea showed that asymptomatic people can carry as much virus as symptomatic ones. The CDC recently revised its testing guidelines for international travelers, saying that "symptom-based screening has limited effectiveness because people with COVID-19 may have no symptoms or fever at the time of screening, or only mild symptoms. Transmission of the virus may occur from passengers who have no symptoms or who have not yet developed symptoms of infection."

I just want to know what the actual science has to say, not how it is politicized.
 
2021-05-08 8:55:55 AM  

The_Homeless_Guy: dodecahedron: Hey, at this point, let the unvaccinated plague rats infect each other. Anyone who hasn't gotten a vaccine in Florida yet doesn't want one. In my county all the vaccine sites are begging people to come in. I can't believe how many people I interacted with this past week who say they're never getting it. The state is half full of morons.

Hell in my state Sam's club is offering them.


My immediate family is vaxxed, as is my older sister's extended family....while my younger sister has a 'my immune system is stronger than the vaccine.' On her FB page.

I'm hosting a family get together at Thanksgiving. Guess who gets to stay in a hotel, and eat outside?
 
2021-05-08 9:02:57 AM  

Animatronik: It's very important to Democrats to pretend:

A. That vaccine develooment and distribution was nonexistent before the Biden admibistration, which single-handedly cured the pandemic.


Big Pharma developed the vaccine, not big Cheeto though he keeps trying to take credit for it. The vaccine was already months into the Phase 1 study before Operation Warp Speed even started.
source: that liberal rag Forbes -https://www.forbes.com/sites/stuart​and​erson/2020/12/01/trump-takes-credit-fo​r-vaccine-created-by-others-including-​immigrants/?sh=4c9d9827374c

Distribution was practically non-existent while Trump was in office, other than it being distributed to warehouses and to the White House. The Biden Administration can take complete credit for distributing the vaccine effectively - the only logjam now is the asshat Republicans who refuse to get the shot because reasons.

B. That positive stories about the end of the pandemic and life returnung to normal are fake news, because if the crisis goes away, so does the need for trillions of wasted dollars to buy votes from a dependent middle class.

I'm pretty sure Biden wasn't the President who put his name on the stimulus checks. Maybe it was Obama - I can't remember. Things will return to normal but it won't happen overnight and no one is saying it wwill except idiots like DeSantis and other Republicans who live firmly planted in the 'Ignorance is Bliss' mentality.

Demented is too kind a word.

Demented is the kindest word you'll ever get from me. Also, have your grandkids show you how to turn your spellcheck on, it's difficult enough to get through your posts.
 
2021-05-08 9:19:22 AM  
Because it's discrimination against the hot headed?
 
2021-05-08 9:27:33 AM  
Temperature checks don't work.
 
2021-05-08 10:14:53 AM  
Other people have already said it, but just to emphasize: This headline is a bad take. Temperature checks are nonsense. They do not help, and it's possible they actively hurt.  At least when it comes to stopping the spread of COVID. They were always security theatre, and they help push people towards believing there is overreach.  Almost no legitimate researcher in this area was saying they were better than pointless for the last few months.
 
2021-05-08 10:17:10 AM  

dodecahedron: Rapmaster2000: Meh. They're requiring masks and any adult can get a vaccine if they want one.  You don't have to go to Disney World. They don't temperature check at any place I regularly go to.  Is this really a thing to worry about?

I got temp checked at the hair salon yesterday. I don't think they are necessary anymore, but that said, anyone making a fuss over a screen this benign and quick is probably an asshole.


This is also true.  I get temp checked most anywhere I go, and everyone involved rolls their eyes.  It's just a formality at this point. These are all people who take COVID seriously, were always masked, and most are double vaxxed now, so not the people you'd expect to just dislike any rule.

Dirty secret: a lot of places calibrate their cheap thermometers to always show a low amount.  There's one particular thermometer where this is simple to do, and it's likely the same one you recognize from any place you might go with a decent volume.
 
2021-05-08 10:19:12 AM  

Dictatorial_Flair: Ehh. Temperature checks have always been a pretty shiatty screening method for COVID-19 anyway. Even symptomatic people don't always have fevers, and they were likely contagious for several days before they started having symptoms. Asymptomatic people would never have a fever from it to begin with. It's not very specific either.

All it would really do is catch the giant assholes who are obviously sick, have a fever, and decide to go out to wherever anyway. It's not totally useless, because some people are garbage, but it's not really a very effective tool in containment or screening.

Also. I have generally seen basically untrained people using seriously questionable equipment to do temp screens in various places. Even at the hospital my temp kept coming up as about 96 F. I run a little low (like 97.5), but you'd have to be raging with fever to screen positive if it's THAT far off.

It's probably not wise to ditch it yet, but it's probably not making much of a difference in the first place.


The problem is also that it's based off a no longer accurate temperature scale. For a great many people now, if you're at 98.6, you are running a low grade fever. Average body temperature has dropped significantly (or never was what we thought it was). Ask basically any doctor you know.  I've asked a bunch, because my initial reaction to that claim was, "Oh, horseshiat."
 
2021-05-08 10:20:43 AM  

lincoln65: Temperature checks don't work.


Exactly. Our hospital is deadly serious about controlling the virus (we are a cancer hospital doing a lot of bone marrow transplants) but stopped doing temp checks weeks ago. They are not as helpful as checking in on whether there's been a recent exposure or if the staffer has notice symptoms him- or herself
 
2021-05-08 10:38:11 AM  

kkinnison: Missed out on the complementary Disney brand rectal thermometers


Complementary?  At a Disney property?  Are you mad?
 
2021-05-08 10:42:05 AM  

Animatronik: It's very important to Democrats to pretend:

A. That vaccine develooment and distribution was nonexistent before the Biden admibistration, which single-handedly cured the pandemic.
B. That positive stories about the end of the pandemic and life returnung to normal are fake news, because if the crisis goes away, so does the need for trillions of wasted dollars to buy votes from a dependent middle class.

The extreme cognitive dissonance involved in trying to take credit for solving a problem while insisting it isn't being solved us taking a toll on the sanity of some Democrats.

This is somewhat treatable in their demented minds by creating a new crisis they can rush to solve: they have now discovered that when you pay people not to work, you can then turn around and argue that the poor jobs report is proof that you need to cut more checks from borrowed money and pay more people not to work.

Demented is too kind a word.


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