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2021-07-31 1:06:41 PM  
First, everyone get vaccinated.

Second, I am not sure how valid that map is breaking it down by county and by cases per 100,000. If you have a small county of 10,000 people even 1 case would automatically put you in the high category and some counties have populations of under a thousand people.
 
2021-07-31 1:12:56 PM  
That map is saying stay out of the south and west if you can.
 
2021-07-31 1:38:08 PM  
Karnes County Texas, 846 new cases per 100,000? Dayum.
 
2021-07-31 3:21:33 PM  
You shouldn't need a map to scare you about this. Just look at your neighbors, and figure out which ones you want to see next year.
 
2021-07-31 4:25:41 PM  
I enjoying my last relaxed days of traveling reading on masons  WI MN SD.

We were so close

Idiots
 
2021-07-31 4:38:49 PM  
ABC7:20% of COVID infections in June occurred among vaccinated, LA County health says

WAPO:It cites a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data from outbreak investigations and outside studies showing that vaccinated individuals infected with delta may be able to transmit the virus as easily as those who are unvaccinated. Vaccinated people infected with delta have measurable viral loads similar to those who are unvaccinated and infected with the variant.

Please wear a mask, and if you haven't yet and can, get vaccinated.
 
2021-07-31 5:18:31 PM  
Just wear a farking mask already, for the love of Christ. Just buy a cool one, it doesn't have to be a lame medical one.
 
2021-07-31 5:19:23 PM  
Great job, plague rats. Couldn't have done it without your obsession with your perceived freedumbs.
 
2021-07-31 5:20:10 PM  
I will continue to stay home because I am a hero. That's right. A goddamned hero.
 
2021-07-31 5:21:59 PM  

Ken S.: First, everyone get vaccinated.

Second, I am not sure how valid that map is breaking it down by county and by cases per 100,000. If you have a small county of 10,000 people even 1 case would automatically put you in the high category and some counties have populations of under a thousand people.


So what? That one person encountered others while they were sick.

Just because a county has few people doesn't mean they don't interact. In fact it's more likely they see one another on a regular basis at central meeting places (bars, cafes, churches) before retreating to their houses surrounded by huge tracts of empty space.

Rural Americans don't live isolated like orangutans, they just waste more gas to go to the store and visit friends.
 
2021-07-31 5:22:32 PM  
I'm not that shocked.
 
2021-07-31 5:22:35 PM  
The CDC is also recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors inside schools from kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks indoor is nice and all but are worthless if you spend more than like 5 minutes indoors unless you got a N95 mask or something.

Opening schools with a delta variant that kills kids is totally insane and masks wont save anyone there.

Guarantee kids are gonna start dying from COVID from indoor schools starting in september and its gonna be horrible sad story after horrible sad story.

My bro who got 2 kids under 12 aint sending his kids to school until they can get vaccinated thats for sure and anyone with a brain and have looked at the data will do the same.
 
2021-07-31 5:23:23 PM  

hubiestubert: You shouldn't need a map to scare you about this. Just look at your neighbors, and figure out which ones you want to see next year.


*throws masks away*
 
2021-07-31 5:23:36 PM  
Vaccinated. Wearing mask. Angry at anti-vax, anti-mask assholes for prolonging this thing.
 
2021-07-31 5:24:05 PM  
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Make me feel better
 
2021-07-31 5:24:09 PM  
I'm good. I got the vaccine and maybe I'll be the rare carrier but my sick and take out some anti-vaxx.
 
2021-07-31 5:25:05 PM  
I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.
 
2021-07-31 5:26:04 PM  

shastacola: That map is saying stay out of the south and west if you can.


Map will be stay out of the north and west when it goes back to hugging heaters.
 
2021-07-31 5:26:13 PM  

lolmao500: The CDC is also recommending universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students and visitors inside schools from kindergarten to 12th grade, regardless of vaccination status.

Masks indoor is nice and all but are worthless if you spend more than like 5 minutes indoors unless you got a N95 mask or something.

Opening schools with a delta variant that kills kids is totally insane and masks wont save anyone there.

Guarantee kids are gonna start dying from COVID from indoor schools starting in september and its gonna be horrible sad story after horrible sad story.

My bro who got 2 kids under 12 aint sending his kids to school until they can get vaccinated thats for sure and anyone with a brain and have looked at the data will do the same.


It bears repeating:

If an infected person is wearing even a simple cloth mask that reduces their likelihood of viral transmission by like 75%.

An uninfected person wearing a simple cloth mask reduces their likelihood of infection at least 30%

WEAR YOUR farkING MASKS
 
2021-07-31 5:26:38 PM  
Though the delta variant may not be more lethal than the original virus

Except it is according to all the data and not to mention the history of COVID... aka bigger virus load = more chances you die and delta usually gives you 1000 times the virus load than original covid.

And just look at all the morons out there who say that delta has shown that vaccines dont work.... farking idiots. Cant wait for these morons to be six feet under.
 
2021-07-31 5:27:19 PM  

Clash City Farker: I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.


Last I saw you, you claimed Delta was a "weak" covid variant and everybody else is a pussy.
 
2021-07-31 5:27:48 PM  
where I used to live in Florida: "High"
635.12 new cases per 100K
22.39 % positive tests

where I live now in Minnesota: "substantial"
65.65 new cases per 100K
4.24% positive tests

In conclusion,

LOL
 
2021-07-31 5:29:42 PM  
Best explanation for prevention seems to me to be the stacked pieces of Swiss cheese...each mitigation strategy blocks transmission, but each also allows some transmission.

So if you stack several pieces of Swiss cheese the holes will not line up and you will block the transmission.

Vaccination
Masking
Distancing
Washing hands
 
2021-07-31 5:29:45 PM  
Also done everything I could from getting Moderna-ized to mask wearing to even wear disposable plastic gloves one sees fast-food workers ( hopefully ) using. I've got more flavors of hand-sanitizer than ice cream. My Mom is here and is in her 70s, same thing. We're both high risk so if we get Delta or the inevitably even nastier COVID-19 mutant we're likely doomed. All because of GQP MAGAts and a smattering of dippy hippies.

/ you know. morons.
 
2021-07-31 5:29:56 PM  

thealgorerhythm: Clash City Farker: I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.

Last I saw you, you claimed Delta was a "weak" covid variant and everybody else is a pussy.


It's almost like this guy is known for making shiat up.
 
2021-07-31 5:30:33 PM  

fifthofzen: WAPO:It cites a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data


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2021-07-31 5:31:57 PM  

hubiestubert: You shouldn't need a map to scare you about this. Just look at your neighbors, and figure out which ones you want to see next year.


None
 
2021-07-31 5:32:42 PM  
I always thought that being vaccinated wouldn't prevent being a carrier of the virus
 
2021-07-31 5:32:43 PM  

freakay: Best explanation for prevention seems to me to be the stacked pieces of Swiss cheese...each mitigation strategy blocks transmission, but each also allows some transmission.

So if you stack several pieces of Swiss cheese the holes will not line up and you will block the transmission.

Vaccination
Masking
Distancing
Washing hands


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2021-07-31 5:33:17 PM  

hubiestubert: You shouldn't need a map to scare you about this. Just look at your neighbors, and figure out which ones you want to see next year.


yes, but also what if you don't want to see your neighbors next year?
 
2021-07-31 5:34:05 PM  
Subby, you're assuming multiple things that have already been proven to be false by a decent percentage of the population:

1) COVID is a real thing and not just like the flu
b) masks actually work to prevent spread
iii) The vaccine works and isn't just some random fluid that's being injected into lots of people

So no, that map will not shock that group of people.  Those that already have a clue are already wearing masks, are vaccinated, and social distancing.
 
2021-07-31 5:34:23 PM  

thealgorerhythm: It bears repeating:

If an infected person is wearing even a simple cloth mask that reduces their likelihood of viral transmission by like 75%.

An uninfected person wearing a simple cloth mask reduces their likelihood of infection at least 30%

WEAR YOUR farkING MASKS


Infection is based on two things : safety measures used and length of exposure.

Whatever you use as a safety measure in your school (like shiatty cloth masks) wont save you from covid if you spend every single day in a classroom with someone infected with covid. You will get infected.

99.9% of schools wont have : adequate ventilation, N95 masks and proper distanciation.

School in person for the unvaxxed is insane with the delta variant.
 
2021-07-31 5:35:55 PM  

Clash City Farker: I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.


Sure, ignore half the adult population in the US acting like petulant contrarian adolescence due to some political fantasy identity.  It's those "other" people. It's already here. We are the problem.

Wanking motion.
 
2021-07-31 5:39:07 PM  

dryknife: I always thought that being vaccinated wouldn't prevent being a carrier of the virus


Nah, you can always be a carrier - they just thought (incorrectly) that your immune response would keep the viral load down into non-contagious levels. That appears to be the case for earlier variants, but Delta spins up so quickly that even vaccinated people are apparently contagious, even if they don't get as sick.
 
2021-07-31 5:40:10 PM  
At this point the people not who choose to not get vaccinated or wear masks are not going start doing those things without force.

Either blocked from participating in civilized society until they make that choice or done against their will.
 
2021-07-31 5:42:39 PM  

Clash City Farker: I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.


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2021-07-31 5:44:11 PM  

fifthofzen: ABC7:20% of COVID infections in June occurred among vaccinated, LA County health says

WAPO:It cites a combination of recently obtained, still-unpublished data from outbreak investigations and outside studies showing that vaccinated individuals infected with delta may be able to transmit the virus as easily as those who are unvaccinated. Vaccinated people infected with delta have measurable viral loads similar to those who are unvaccinated and infected with the variant.

Please wear a mask, and if you haven't yet and can, get vaccinated.


That 20% of infections among the already vaccinated was a mind-numbing figure.  And the fact that they can also transmit the virus, due to the high viral load is farking scary.  It's basically at the point where we're giving SARS-CoV-2 a mulligan.  We're far from being out of the woods, if ever.

We're still in a field.  A minefield.  Not only a minefield, but assholes all around the minefield have decided to be snipers, shooting at will.  For freedom!

It's essentially a race to see if we can make it out of the sniper-fire-minefield, just to make it to the woods, full of shiatting bears, who will eat you, if you don't get lost.

I'm pretty sure my metaphor generator has become infected.
 
2021-07-31 5:44:30 PM  

middlewaytao: freakay: Best explanation for prevention seems to me to be the stacked pieces of Swiss cheese...each mitigation strategy blocks transmission, but each also allows some transmission.

So if you stack several pieces of Swiss cheese the holes will not line up and you will block the transmission.

Vaccination
Masking
Distancing
Washing hands

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Thanks.
 
2021-07-31 5:45:21 PM  
I'm vaccinated and never stopped wearing a mask. I knew this would happen. I said back in mid-June when they started talking about the Delta variant and relaxing restrictions that opening back up would end badly. I was told by some other farkers that I was a sheep living in fear.

I've made it this far without getting sick and intend to do everything I can to keep it that way. So say what you want, Freedumb plague rats. I don't care what you think.
 
2021-07-31 5:47:30 PM  

SpaceyCat: Subby, you're assuming multiple things that have already been proven to be false by a decent percentage of the population:

1) COVID is a real thing and not just like the flu
b) masks actually work to prevent spread
iii) The vaccine works and isn't just some random fluid that's being injected into lots of people

So no, that map will not shock that group of people.  Those that already have a clue are already wearing masks, are vaccinated, and social distancing.


And then we have these ass clowns:
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2021-07-31 5:49:22 PM  

Wobambo: I will continue to stay home because I am a hero. That's right. A goddamned hero.


When the pandemic started, the CDC recommended staying home and entertaining yourself rather than going out with other people.

I am a certified war hero for 18 months. My only injury is permanent forearm muscle strain, but I'm a survivor, dammit.
 
2021-07-31 5:54:46 PM  
Shoutout to Knox County, Missouri. Keep up the good work, don't give in! We're pulling for you!

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2021-07-31 5:55:22 PM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Wobambo: I will continue to stay home because I am a hero. That's right. A goddamned hero.

When the pandemic started, the CDC recommended staying home and entertaining yourself rather than going out with other people.

I am a certified war hero for 18 months. My only injury is permanent forearm muscle strain, but I'm a survivor, dammit.


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2021-07-31 5:57:32 PM  

middlewaytao: Clash City Farker: I've been studying this. One possibility is that its being brought in from unvaccinated people crossing the southern border.

Sure, ignore half the adult population in the US acting like petulant contrarian adolescence due to some political fantasy identity.  It's those "other" people. It's already here. We are the problem.

Wanking motion.


All we had to do was stay home for a month. Eat some beans, gently caress our assholes with the mountain of toilet paper we hoarded. But no, you can't tell me not to enjoy -insert holiday- or the gym or the family, or the whatever the fark it was, going out to eat chicken wings for the superbowl or the 4th of July... 

And now we're back to a year ago. Thanks, assholes!  

USAian culture is deeply, deeply farked.
 
2021-07-31 5:59:03 PM  
This is just a ploy by the Nebraska tourism board to get us to visit their state isn't it?

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2021-07-31 5:59:40 PM  

shastacola: That map is saying stay out of the south and west if you can.


Rules to live by generally anyway.
 
2021-07-31 6:00:16 PM  

rattart: Eff your mask. Get vaccinated if you feel the need, don't if you're just buying into the fear/shame/control. And that is all this is, more attempts to control a population that can think for themselves. They've got the sheep cornered, they know they're terrified.


Did you type that with your face? 
Or did you use speech-to-text while chewing a hot-pocket?
 
2021-07-31 6:02:00 PM  
Looks like the only place you're moderately safe in Florida is in the middle of the everglades.  Barring everything else there that wants to kill and/or eat you.
 
2021-07-31 6:02:00 PM  
We really need to devise entirely new color schemes to properly illustrate the granular nature of this data on maps. Huge solid red blocks is not cutting it anymore.
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I'm going with Misty Lilac for areas where everyone is dead or really sick
 
2021-07-31 6:03:10 PM  

PirateKing: I'm not that shocked.


Nothing farking shocks me anymore.
 
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