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2021-09-18 8:11:13 PM  
Total COVID deaths from the start of the pandemic are one thing - they are often highest in places with high population densities and a lot of international travellers because those places were hard hit in 2020. This was hard to avoid.

Deaths in 2021 though, following the rollout of the vaccine, are a different story entirely. And on that score, Texas and Florida are doing much worse than California.
 
2021-09-18 8:16:05 PM  
See, Abbott is a job creator!

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/Cart Workers United, Local 219
 
2021-09-18 8:24:19 PM  
Fun fact: California was known as The Lone Star State long before Texas. Hence the red star on the state flag.

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Texas will ALWAYS be second to California.
 
2021-09-18 8:25:46 PM  
I'd be willing to bet that Wheels is making sure those numbers are underreported too.
 
2021-09-18 8:27:40 PM  
Too many people in Texas are refusing to do the right thing to help end the pandemic
Yet, many elected leaders have assured us that people will do the things that will help end the pandemic and mandates and restrictions are not necessary.
As West Virginia Governor Jim Justice noted we will 'keep lining the body bags up'.
 
2021-09-18 8:37:24 PM  
And, of course, being Fox they go totally intellectually dishonest by stating Texas is second to California while omitting and ignoring and reasonable basis for comparison.

Texas has a population of ~29 million and now has 61,931 covid deaths.  Even if we ignore that there is likely a ton of under-reporting, this makes the death rate in TX 1 in 468.

California has a population of ~39.5 million and now has 68,026 covid deaths making its rate 1 in 581.

Texas is clearly well ahead of California in its efforts to kill its citizens.
 
2021-09-18 8:39:49 PM  

blatsnorf: And, of course, being Fox they go totally intellectually dishonest by stating Texas is second to California while omitting and ignoring and reasonable basis for comparison.

Texas has a population of ~29 million and now has 61,931 covid deaths.  Even if we ignore that there is likely a ton of under-reporting, this makes the death rate in TX 1 in 468.

California has a population of ~39.5 million and now has 68,026 covid deaths making its rate 1 in 581.

Texas is clearly well ahead of California in its efforts to kill its citizens.


We shouldn't stop them.  We should send them pallets of horse dewormer and let them go full Texass.
 
2021-09-18 8:51:13 PM  

Claude Ballse: Fun fact: California was known as The Lone Star State long before Texas. Hence the red star on the state flag.

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Texas will ALWAYS be second to California.


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2021-09-18 8:52:42 PM  
Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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2021-09-18 8:54:23 PM  
Texas had a grim milestone celebration  on Friday, with the state officially recording its 60,000th death due to COVID-19.

Grim milestone
 
2021-09-18 9:01:03 PM  
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2021-09-18 9:01:43 PM  
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2021-09-18 9:01:56 PM  
 California is well below Texas in deaths per capita (which is a better way of comparing Covid deaths by state)

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1​1​09011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-​us-by-state/
 
2021-09-18 9:02:10 PM  
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2021-09-18 9:04:14 PM  
you'd think texas voters that claim to hate abortion would want to do more to keep their children too young to be vaccinated safe.  But nope.  live the fetus and hate the child.
 
2021-09-18 9:05:34 PM  

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User name checks out. This photo is nothing to do with Greg Abbott or Texas. It was taken in Sydney in 2014 outside an Immigration Department building and it's about (thankfully former but then current) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I'm not saying which Abbott is worse out of Greg and Tony, it's a farking close contest.
 
2021-09-18 9:07:05 PM  
Afraid of the colored fold, terrified of a jab or two.
 
2021-09-18 9:09:18 PM  

Aussie_As: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image 850x625]

User name checks out. This photo is nothing to do with Greg Abbott or Texas. It was taken in Sydney in 2014 outside an Immigration Department building and it's about (thankfully former but then current) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I'm not saying which Abbott is worse out of Greg and Tony, it's a farking close contest.


Funny how it works for both though.
 
2021-09-18 9:12:28 PM  
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Dead and could still run the state better.
 
2021-09-18 9:14:46 PM  
"Texas has the second-most COVID-19 deaths in the country, only behind California."

Um Texas has the second highest population in the country, only behind California. Your statistic is inane and you should feel bad.
 
2021-09-18 9:27:14 PM  

SmithHiller: Too many people in Texas are refusing to do the right thing to help end the pandemic
Yet, many elected leaders have assured us that people will do the things that will help end the pandemic and mandates and restrictions are not necessary.
As West Virginia Governor Jim Justice noted we will 'keep lining the body bags up'.


My governor got it right.  We'll keep lining up the body bags.  Unfortunately the idea that we don't have to hasn't yet occurred to WV residents (why did my phone want to substitute "resurrectionists" for residents?  Creepy 18th century phone I guess...)
 
2021-09-18 9:28:10 PM  

fuhfuhfuh: Aussie_As: TedCruz'sCrazyDad: [Fark user image 850x625]

User name checks out. This photo is nothing to do with Greg Abbott or Texas. It was taken in Sydney in 2014 outside an Immigration Department building and it's about (thankfully former but then current) Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. I'm not saying which Abbott is worse out of Greg and Tony, it's a farking close contest.

Funny how it works for both though.


Well we can only hope Greg Abbott meets the same fate as Tony did. Tony stayed on in Parliament after being dumped by his own party as Prime Minister (that can happen in a Westminster system government) and went on to lose his (safe) seat because his own right-of-centre voters got so sick of his shiat they elected an independent instead.
 
2021-09-18 9:43:25 PM  

blatsnorf: And, of course, being Fox they go totally intellectually dishonest by stating Texas is second to California while omitting and ignoring and reasonable basis for comparison.

Texas has a population of ~29 million and now has 61,931 covid deaths.  Even if we ignore that there is likely a ton of under-reporting, this makes the death rate in TX 1 in 468.

California has a population of ~39.5 million and now has 68,026 covid deaths making its rate 1 in 581.

Texas is clearly well ahead of California in its efforts to kill its citizens.


Last i checked Florida was actually ahead of Texas on that measure. Obviously, some of the smaller states are worse, but i do think the top 5-10 States by population deserve scrunity as a "weight class" because the number of people involved are huge compared to the more sparse States.
 
2021-09-18 9:50:54 PM  

Claude Ballse: Fun fact: California was known as The Lone Star State long before Texas. Hence the red star on the state flag.

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Texas will ALWAYS be second to California.


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2021-09-18 10:30:34 PM  
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2021-09-18 10:45:27 PM  

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2021-09-18 10:52:24 PM  

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2021-09-18 11:05:07 PM  

Claude Ballse: Fun fact: California was known as The Lone Star State long before Texas. Hence the red star on the state flag.

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Texas will ALWAYS be second to California.


Just checked that and while Californios whos eceded from Mexico adopted the lone star in 1836, the Mexican provence of Texas actually had the lone star in 1821' They seceded from Mexico to become an independent provence in 1835-'36 so it's kind od a tie. Native Californian here, did not know we ever had a 'lone star' name for our bear flag and gratefull for the info. Got to go tease a few friends of mine in Texas now, thanks!
 
2021-09-18 11:26:17 PM  

Claude Ballse: Fun fact: California was known as The Lone Star State long before Texas. Hence the red star on the state flag.

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Texas will ALWAYS be second to California.


I've lived in California for 35 years and never noticed the expression on that bear's face.

He be trollin'
 
2021-09-18 11:28:32 PM  
Get a clue, farkwads!

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2021-09-18 11:39:43 PM  
"Trying harder by doing nothing"

Doesn't have quite the same ring, but apt
 
2021-09-18 11:47:37 PM  
"Texas: We are number 2"

Always wipe when stepping in Texas.
 
2021-09-19 12:14:57 AM  
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2021-09-19 12:32:56 AM  
Some days I have to try harder for #2.

/other days not so much
 
2021-09-19 1:12:54 AM  
Sorted by deaths per capita, Texas is 20th, California is 33rd.

Mississippi finally knocked New Jersey out of first place.
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2021-09-19 1:40:20 AM  
If the current trends continue, Texas will have more COVID deaths than California bu the end of October.
 
2021-09-19 2:14:34 AM  
Hey Texans, winter is coming.
 
2021-09-19 2:16:21 AM  
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"We're all going to get sick with COVID to stick it to the libs! Watch how we totally own them!"
 
2021-09-19 2:56:16 AM  
"My diseased body
Lies quite shoddy
Clap, clap, clap clap.
Deep in the earth of Texas!"
 
2021-09-19 4:18:12 AM  
Contrary to popular belief the star on the Texas flag does not stand for their "unity as one for God, State, and Country." It is actually a review.

Texas: The One Star State.
 
2021-09-19 5:56:19 AM  

GlenninSac: Get a clue, farkwads!

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2021-09-19 6:48:41 AM  

Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.
 
2021-09-19 8:15:31 AM  
Don't worry, Texas. I'm sure you're still number 1 in things like people without health insurance, teen pregnancy, and postpartum deaths.
 
2021-09-19 8:27:09 AM  

valenumr: Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.


US deaths in WWII is listed as 418500.
 
2021-09-19 8:31:31 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: valenumr: Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.

US deaths in WWII is listed as 418500.


but how many of them were texan?
 
2021-09-19 9:43:21 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Tyrone Slothrop: valenumr: Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.

US deaths in WWII is listed as 418500.

but how many of them were texan?


At first I thought they were just confusing number if cases with deaths, but that isn't close either. It's straight out if the ass made up. Which is really not throw of thing we need.
 
2021-09-19 9:43:44 AM  

valenumr: leeksfromchichis: Tyrone Slothrop: valenumr: Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.

US deaths in WWII is listed as 418500.

but how many of them were texan?

At first I thought they were just confusing number if cases with deaths, but that isn't close either. It's straight out if the ass made up. Which is really not throw of thing we need.


Not the type of thing we need.
 
2021-09-19 9:46:07 AM  

leeksfromchichis: Tyrone Slothrop: valenumr: Elzar: Nearly 3 times as many Texans have died from Covid than died in WWII

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My gut reaction is that can't be right. I imagine more than 20000 people died in WWII.

US deaths in WWII is listed as 418500.

but how many of them were texan?


I guess I see your point. But 20k seems low on that note, but possible I guess.
 
2021-09-19 9:51:02 AM  
That was a misleading headline.  Sure, 60,000 texans are dead, but how many humans died?  They shouldn't count trump voters because those were suicides.
 
2021-09-19 9:53:16 AM  
Considering that about half the population of Texas is now made up by illegal immigrants this statistic is not surprising.
 
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