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(KSL Salt Lake City)   Three adult brothers die within span of 23 days. Query: How many these siblings died from COVID-19? Place yours bets on the right   (ksl.com) divider line
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2021-11-02 11:26:15 AM  
Two out of three ain't bad.
 
2021-11-02 11:32:46 AM  
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If only there were something they could have done that lessened the odds......m
 
2021-11-02 11:48:59 AM  
In Utah? Covid, gunshot, or bears. (Oh my)
 
2021-11-02 12:13:28 PM  
Such a beautiful man, who didn't give a fark about others.
 
2021-11-02 12:59:04 PM  
Well... I certainly feel 'pwnt. Don't you?
 
2021-11-02 1:09:41 PM  
Three less Republican voters to screw up America.
 
2021-11-02 1:51:15 PM  

GardenWeasel: In Utah? Covid, gunshot, or bears. (Oh my)


Utah, I'd guess rattlesnakes more than bears.
 
2021-11-02 1:52:55 PM  
Third time's the charm?
 
2021-11-02 1:52:57 PM  

roddikinsathome: Well... I certainly feel 'pwnt. Don't you?


Yes, I can no longer even.
 
2021-11-02 1:53:08 PM  
Sad story, no matter how you look at it.
 
2021-11-02 1:54:00 PM  

PaulRB: Three less Republican voters to screw up America.


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2021-11-02 1:55:12 PM  
"Just live every day to its fullest and take the ones you love and hold them tight," said Brandon Whitlock.

And make them stay away from them dat burn librul Covid vaccinations! They gots micro chips that make you a gay Marxist antifa from Kenya!
 
2021-11-02 1:55:52 PM  
TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.
 
2021-11-02 1:56:17 PM  

GardenWeasel: In Utah? Covid, gunshot, or bears. (Oh my)


bears shooting guns in Utah.
 
2021-11-02 1:57:40 PM  
Dang. They managed to get married and had kids first.
 
2021-11-02 1:57:45 PM  
Someone upstairs needed backup. That has to be the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. One died of a heart condition the other two from COVID. Neither cares about your imaginary friend.
 
2021-11-02 1:59:16 PM  
"His family has found great comfort in the exemplary lives all three men lived"

Well, except for not bothering to get a free vaccination against a disease that's killed millions in a year.
 
2021-11-02 1:59:42 PM  
It would be a tight fit, but with a saw and some grease all three could be put into one coffin and the family could then save money on the funeral expenses.
 
2021-11-02 2:00:12 PM  

kdawg7736: Sad story, no matter how you look at it.


More like predictable. It'd be sad ... tragic even ... if they'd been fully vaccinated and died of breakthrough infections they received from some asshat anti-vaxxer. So, come to think of it, this is a happy story insofar as there were no other deaths beyond the family attributable to their own selfishness.
 
2021-11-02 2:00:40 PM  

Another Government Employee: TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.


Probably? Did you not see the picture of them in the article? I doubt they could all 3 have ridden together in an elevator.
 
2021-11-02 2:00:54 PM  
Subby: Place yours bets on the right

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2021-11-02 2:01:14 PM  

lefty248: Someone upstairs needed backup. That has to be the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. One died of a heart condition the other two from COVID. Neither cares about your imaginary friend.


Yep. These people are unbelievably in love with themselves if they're tossing out the idea that God needed backup from Old Uncle Vehicle Hoarder.
 
2021-11-02 2:02:06 PM  

khitsicker: GardenWeasel: In Utah? Covid, gunshot, or bears. (Oh my)

bears (with covid) shooting guns in Utah.


FIFY
 
2021-11-02 2:02:59 PM  

lefty248: Someone upstairs needed backup. That has to be the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. One died of a heart condition the other two from COVID. Neither cares about your imaginary friend.


someone upstairs called needed backup, so they called in the best.
and that dude suggested depopulating utah for cannon fodder.
 
2021-11-02 2:06:31 PM  

BigNumber12: lefty248: Someone upstairs needed backup. That has to be the biggest load of crap I have ever heard. One died of a heart condition the other two from COVID. Neither cares about your imaginary friend.

Yep. These people are unbelievably in love with themselves if they're tossing out the idea that God needed backup from Old Uncle Vehicle Hoarder.


"My eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord, he was driving through the alley in a 57 Ford".
 
2021-11-02 2:06:31 PM  
Two out of three, eh?

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2021-11-02 2:07:08 PM  
The doctor was their mother?
 
2021-11-02 2:07:45 PM  
"The only thing I can come up with is somebody upstairs needed some backup and they called in the best," said Travis Whitlock.

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2021-11-02 2:10:35 PM  

Another Government Employee: TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.


Yeah, this story isn't triggering the covidenfreude.
When it's the entire family, ages 20 to 40, plus dad, leaving mom alone with the entire Trump sign collection, then you can sit back and say "whar genetics?"
 
2021-11-02 2:11:03 PM  
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2021-11-02 2:11:34 PM  

Godscrack: "Just live every day to its fullest and take the ones you love and hold them tight," said Brandon Whitlock.

And make them stay away from them dat burn librul Covid vaccinations! They gots micro chips that make you a gay Marxist antifa from Kenya!



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2021-11-02 2:15:07 PM  

kmgenesis23: kdawg7736: Sad story, no matter how you look at it.

More like predictable. It'd be sad ... tragic even ... if they'd been fully vaccinated and died of breakthrough infections they received from some asshat anti-vaxxer. So, come to think of it, this is a happy story insofar as there were no other deaths beyond the family attributable to their own selfishness.


Uh, they probably a number of other people, who in turn infected more, so the deaths attributable are completely unknowable. That's the thing about a pandemic, and the stupidity of these anti-vaxxers --- just because their immediate family escaped relatively unscathed doesn't mean they didn't help keep COVID19 trucking along, infecting and killing any number of other people (and mutating along the way)
 
2021-11-02 2:16:02 PM  
Thanks, COVID. I really appreciate it.
 
2021-11-02 2:19:23 PM  

Another Government Employee: TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.


I suppose "Being a Republican" is a kind of underlying condition.
 
2021-11-02 2:20:30 PM  
3 fat white boomer guys from Utah...
Could just as easily be COVID or heart attack or shooting each other ("cleaning a gun").
I guess alcoholism is less likely than usual since it's Utah.
 
2021-11-02 2:20:53 PM  
"Heart condition" eh? I have a sneaky suspicion that it was 3 out of 3.
 
2021-11-02 2:22:31 PM  

kdawg7736: Sad story, no matter how you look at it.


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2021-11-02 2:23:48 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Two out of three ain't bad.


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2021-11-02 2:23:50 PM  

Another Government Employee: TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.

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2021-11-02 2:24:38 PM  
If I'm reading the chart correctly, the CDC shows 37K deaths (rounded) from covid in the past 23 days.  It doesn't say how many of those are siblings though.
 
2021-11-02 2:25:43 PM  
66% of them. Still have questions about the other 33%.
 
2021-11-02 2:26:16 PM  

LOLITROLU: If I'm reading the chart correctly, the CDC shows 37K deaths (rounded) from covid in the past 23 days.  It doesn't say how many of those are siblings though.


In the south? All of them.
 
2021-11-02 2:28:56 PM  
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2021-11-02 2:29:09 PM  

kdawg7736: Sad story, no matter how you look at it.


No, not really.
 
2021-11-02 2:30:20 PM  

Another Government Employee: TBF-all were over 65 and probably had underlying conditions.


My father has "underlying conditions", including having only one kidney due to stones. So does my 76 year old stepmother, who finished her last round of chemo for breast cancer in September 2019 and has been free since.

They were both vaccinated back in March of this year. They are both doing well. That is the secret. Vaccination.
 
2021-11-02 2:31:04 PM  

Godscrack: "Just live every day to its fullest and take the ones you love and hold them tight," said Brandon Whitlock.

And make them stay away from them dat burn librul Covid vaccinations! They gots micro chips that make you a gay Marxist antifa from Kenya!


Jokes on them, I was already a gay Marxist antifa BEFORE getting my shots.  I'm still waiting for my Kenyan passport, though... it'll be a lot less embarrassing than using my US one...
 
2021-11-02 2:32:51 PM  

Begoggle: 3 fat white boomer guys from Utah...
Could just as easily be COVID or heart attack or shooting each other ("cleaning a gun").
I guess alcoholism is less likely than usual since it's Utah.


Well, that's where you compare the total deaths in Oct 2021 to Oct 2020 and Oct 2019.  You should see some growth consistent with population growth, but any outliers would be attributable to covid.

Unless there's something else that could trigger an unusually high number of heart attacks or "gun cleanings".
 
2021-11-02 2:33:15 PM  
They didn't want to live in a world where if you are reckless with your health in a world epidemic you could die of the disease?
 
2021-11-02 2:35:30 PM  

Mock26: It would be a tight fit, but with a saw and some grease all three could be put into one coffin and the family could then save money on the funeral expenses.


Or just use a blender.
 
2021-11-02 2:37:25 PM  
It took about 3 seconds to find one of the brothers on Facebook:

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