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2021-10-28 8:12:47 AM  
Pro Tips: 1) stock up on toilet paper early
         2) make sure liquor cabinet is full
         3) order those facemasks NOW
 
2021-10-28 8:29:51 AM  
Yeah: we gonna die
 
2021-10-28 8:52:27 AM  
Nope... I've been working Emergency Drug Caches for many years now and they have not ever once changed what they want to store for the next pandemic. They just get sh*t for stuf we've already faced. Along with Nuclear Biological Chemical attack stuff. Atropine, Amoxacillin, all that crap. TONS of Tamiflu which doesn't do jack sh*t except make Roche rich.

No. We're all going to die.
 
2021-10-28 9:10:32 AM  
We know that enough people will do anything politicians and certain media tells them and I literally don't know where the line is for those people that makes them think, "These guys are full of shiat and don't have my best interests at heart.  I think I'm going to adopt the minimal requirements, at least, for the safety of myself and others."  I'm guessing that it's somewhere between COVID19 and farking Captain Trips.

/And closer to Captain Trips.
 
2021-10-28 9:13:51 AM  
Headline is 6 words too long.

Same answer applies:  LOLOLOLOLOLOL
 
2021-10-28 9:23:15 AM  
I'm sorry, have you met us?
 
2021-10-28 9:25:27 AM  
Probably not. People forget over time over any crisis.
 
2021-10-28 9:59:11 AM  
Sadly we will always have ignorant people to mess up our plans.
 
2021-10-28 10:02:29 AM  
We've learned that we have too many dumb people to stop one. If we get a Contagion scenario then we'll mostly die off and the world will be repopulated by New Zealand.
 
2021-10-28 10:04:54 AM  
NewportBarGuy:

Atropine? You got a EKG in that disaster kit?
 
2021-10-28 10:16:33 AM  
headline six words too long
 
2021-10-28 10:19:20 AM  
I'm a much better hand-washer than I used to be.
I think we've had a cultural change where it's no longer weird or even noticeable for somebody to wear a mask in public.
I'll always keep of pack of KN-95s in the medicine cabinet.
 
2021-10-28 10:20:06 AM  

The Sophian Church: headline six words too long


Really?

Huh.

You'd think someone would have noticed...that you can't be arsed to read a thread, no matter HOW short.
 
2021-10-28 10:34:30 AM  
Step 1:  Never elect a Republican to any office where they can influence pandemic response in any way.

/Seems like 81 Million of us learned that, 74 Million are impossibly stupid and will never learn anything
 
2021-10-28 10:35:18 AM  

Cafe Threads: The Sophian Church: headline six words too long

Really?

Huh.

You'd think someone would have noticed...that you can't be arsed to read a thread, no matter HOW short.


Buddy, this is the place people will repeat the same joke for hundreds of posts. We drag out stale jokes like mummies of Grandma dressed for Christmas for f*cking decades. Of course I didn't read a thread 10 posts long before dropping my witticisms.
 
2021-10-28 10:44:32 AM  
No.
 
2021-10-28 10:48:53 AM  
HIV had a fatality rate of 100% (and still does, without the lifetime drug regimen), and people still behaved irresponsibly, having unprotected sex despite knowing it would kill them if they became infected.  So not only does COVID's anti-masker/anti-vaxxer brigade not surprise me, I have no reason to believe a future pandemic will be any different.
 
2021-10-28 11:00:22 AM  
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Between climate change and half a dozen other major crises sure to pop up over the next few years, the pandemic will seem like a distant memory within a decade to most people.

And that's not even taking into account the large segment of the population who wants to declare the whole thing some vast conspiracy.
 
2021-10-28 11:02:23 AM  
I think there are a few important lessons to be learned, all of which we knew before, but for which we hadn't previously seen such dire consequences:

1. It is impossible to gain an intuitive understanding of any but the most rudimentary statistics, which makes it very easy to fool most people with bogus statistics.
2. Many people would rather risk death than admit they were wrong about something.
3. If fascists are in power during a pandemic, they will do everything they can to make things worse.
 
2021-10-28 11:02:41 AM  
People didn't follow directions so well in 1918 either, so you decide.
 
2021-10-28 11:02:46 AM  
We can retire the phrase "Avoid it like the plague" because it turns out a good chunk of humanity not only won't avoid it but will run towards it in hopes of pwning the libs.
 
2021-10-28 11:13:19 AM  
Us plural? nah, half of America would rather spread the plague than combat it. Me personally, sure thing.

Avoid plague rats like they have the plague. Always keep months-worth of your vices on hand. Keep the internet bill paid. And get one of those small rechargeable Dyson vacuums - handy for the obsessive cleaning sprees you'll go on during isolation.
 
2021-10-28 11:16:29 AM  

The Sophian Church: Cafe Threads: The Sophian Church: headline six words too long

Really?

Huh.

You'd think someone would have noticed...that you can't be arsed to read a thread, no matter HOW short.

Buddy, this is the place people will repeat the same joke for hundreds of posts. We drag out stale jokes like mummies of Grandma dressed for Christmas for f*cking decades. Of course I didn't read a thread 10 posts long before dropping my witticisms.


Someone didn't get their coffee this morning, is my bet.

/"Just repeat to yourself, it's just a thread, I should really just relax..."
 
2021-10-28 11:19:07 AM  
I've learned that we have a golden opportunity to slough off a big chunk of the useless idjits who are holding us back, like an artillery projectile discarding a sabot.
 
2021-10-28 11:25:56 AM  
Do not vote for any conservative ever.
 
2021-10-28 12:10:19 PM  

Firm Tautology: Do not vote for any conservative ever.


"You know better than anyone which of your own family members might deserve to be thrown under the bus -- help us Make America Gr8 Again"
 
2021-10-28 12:14:24 PM  
I learned to save up for that trip to New Zealand.
 
2021-10-28 12:25:33 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: [Fark user image image 225x225]
Between climate change and half a dozen other major crises sure to pop up over the next few years, the pandemic will seem like a distant memory within a decade to most people.

And that's not even taking into account the large segment of the population who wants to declare the whole thing some vast conspiracy.


Yuuup. Between all that, add in war. We're already itching for it, but add in all those other stresses? Ka-blammo. Embrace hedonism and living in the moment, because there's a dwindling number left.
 
2021-10-28 12:38:11 PM  
Yes. Live in New Zealand.
 
2021-10-28 12:44:47 PM  
The honor system is a worthless social construct anymore. Almost third of the country will burn their own house to the ground with their family in it if you could convince them some unnamed, faceless liberal somewhere is having a worse time because of it. Asking these people to do literally anything that requires consideration of someone other than themselves is a lost cause.
 
2021-10-28 1:06:19 PM  

lindalouwho: People didn't follow directions so well in 1918 either, so you decide.


I still remember the March 2020 threads, where we laughed at how dumb the 1918 anti-maskers were.  Wow, can you imagine people being that stupid?
 
2021-10-28 2:08:20 PM  
The one that will hit about 100 years from now?
 
2021-10-28 2:43:39 PM  

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I've learned that we have a golden opportunity to slough off a big chunk of the useless idjits who are holding us back, like an artillery projectile discarding a sabot.


The elderly, infirm, and sick. K.
 
2021-10-28 2:50:14 PM  
Yes.  We'll need to immediately impose mask mandates and make it a crime to disobey them - put all the anti-maskers, anti-vaxxers, and those guilty of related asshattery into camps so they cannot contaminate the rest of society.
 
2021-10-28 2:51:43 PM  
I think the most obvious lesson is Don't tell people to wear masks to protect others, tell them to wear masks to protect themselves.

/far too many people don't give a shiat about anybody else
 
2021-10-28 5:43:33 PM  
Could we learn lessons? Yes.
Have we? Totally different question.
 
2021-10-28 6:02:15 PM  
Yeah, 30%-35% (at least) of American adults are irredeemable assholes too stupid and/or assholish to do anything to help not make it worse.

Identifying these assholes in the future should be easy enough, though.
 
2021-10-28 6:20:44 PM  
Considering that we can't even get 70% of people to wear masks and take vaccines.


No.
 
2021-10-28 7:29:11 PM  
Until morale improves, the beatings will c0nt1nn3
 
2021-10-28 8:06:26 PM  

AppleOptionEsc: Nicholas D. Wolfwood: I've learned that we have a golden opportunity to slough off a big chunk of the useless idjits who are holding us back, like an artillery projectile discarding a sabot.

The elderly, infirm, and sick. K.


Actually, I was thinking of "Conservatives".

Yes, I know the disease is not a 'surgical strike'.  I'm trying to find *some* kind of an up side here.
 
2021-10-28 9:45:43 PM  
Yes.

People will not unify for a greater good and any pandemic will be used for political leverage of power.
 
2021-10-28 10:59:12 PM  

Smelly Pirate Hooker: Yeah, 30%-35% (at least) of American adults are irredeemable assholes too stupid and/or assholish to do anything to help not make it worse.

Identifying these assholes in the future should be easy enough, though.


Yes, they'll be painfully easy to identify because they'll be the ones running the country. Or at least, what's left of it.
 
2021-10-29 8:06:07 AM  

kozlo: NewportBarGuy:

Atropine? You got a EKG in that disaster kit?


Nope. We have generators and fuel for a few weeks i think... probably days.

But that's always been my question. They have these disaster drills and they are always a disaster. There are only like 3 people including myself that have access to open the cache. I've seen how f*cked up everything is. I'm coming nowhere near this place in a disaster/pandemic. lol

I say that, but you know my ass will be 4 wheeling over the bombed out destruction when they call and ask me.

"sorry honey... you can die alone! I have to go open the drug cache so they can be overwhelmed in the first 5 minutes, panic sets in and the riots and murders begin."

We didn't even activate our national emergency caches for anything aside from some rubber gloves and the saline solutions. They were f*cking useless for this pandemic.

In short... do not rely on the government for anything that requires that kind of instant response. It's really the main thing Walking Dead got right...

Hurricanes and all that? Sure! Medical responses that require proper years prior planning? LOL no.
 
2021-10-29 11:45:52 AM  
go to crutch
sit in solid pee

/share germs with l💗ved 💜nes
 
2021-10-29 3:19:57 PM  
Well, we have learned who the sociopaths are. Unfortunately that is of little to no help.
 
2021-10-29 4:24:06 PM  
pew, pee

/whats the diff
 
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