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2021-11-04 5:15:52 AM  
Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.
 
2021-11-04 5:32:59 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


At this rate, we'll have to kill another million or so confederate flag waving assholes in the 2nd one
 
2021-11-04 5:33:06 AM  
Official deaths.
 
2021-11-04 5:35:53 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


In more than twice the time.
 
2021-11-04 5:37:43 AM  
It's not the dead I'm worried about, it's the millions of brain dead that survive.   They vote.
 
2021-11-04 5:40:37 AM  

Stud Gerbil: It's not the dead I'm worried about, it's the millions of brain dead that survive.   They vote.


That's how we got into this mess.
 
2021-11-04 5:46:19 AM  
I know it sounds terrible, but I'm numb to this. I lost two friends who were older and living in the EU in the first few months of this. I was heartbroken. I see the number, "750,000" and feel nothing.
 
2021-11-04 5:48:10 AM  
with excess deaths, the number is double.

Worst case scenario achievement unlocked.
 
2021-11-04 5:49:04 AM  

Stud Gerbil: It's not the dead I'm worried about, it's the millions of brain dead that survive.   They vote.


To be fair they also stop others from voting.
 
2021-11-04 5:49:31 AM  
Is this a bad time to ask about if they ever changed the removal I'd the bar on health insurance denying coverage due to preexisting conditions rules that was executive ordered a few years back?
 
2021-11-04 5:51:50 AM  

Ostman: Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.

In more than twice the time.


Okay, that excuses it!
 
2021-11-04 5:57:10 AM  
I'm actually rather surprised.

Coming out of 2020 I genuinely expected well past a million by this point. I don't know if I should feel relieved or baffled. On one had we are better than I expected, on the other those fox news enthusiasts are just doing everything they can to die for the cause and take others with them.
 
2021-11-04 6:00:02 AM  
Hey, if Fauci hadn't lied, it could have been half that number!
 
2021-11-04 6:05:03 AM  
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2021-11-04 6:07:26 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


WWI: 116,516

WWII: 402,399
 
2021-11-04 6:07:29 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Hey, if Fauci hadn't lied, it could have been half that number!


Yeah. Everyone would have used masks, avoided large groups and got the vaccine if it wasn't for Fauci.
 
2021-11-04 6:10:05 AM  
All they F-ing had to do was lean into one of the actual accomplishments of the Trump Administration.
 
2021-11-04 6:12:00 AM  
This is purely anecdotal, but I think more people are going back to wearing masks, at least where I live.

There's a store I frequent that is a good example. The employees all took their masks off as soon as mask mandates were lifted. Now they're all wearing masks again - us customers don't have to, but I still am anyway.

These are the same employees who I've seen without masks for months now. It makes me wonder if one of them got sick or worse.

I get that impression from seeing other people shopping elsewhere, but that's the only store where I can say for sure the same people who stopped wearing masks are suddenly wearing them again.
 
2021-11-04 6:13:08 AM  
How many lives could have been saved if Trump hadn't been more worried about smearing his makeup than promoting mask-wearing, and if Fox News still wasn't telling people to skip the vaccines?
 
2021-11-04 6:16:01 AM  

iheartscotch: All they F-ing had to do was lean into one of the actual accomplishments of the Trump Administration.


Gotta give them credit. When trump told those miners he was going to get them back to digging he didn't tell them it was going to be 6 feet at a time.
 
2021-11-04 6:18:06 AM  
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2021-11-04 6:19:15 AM  
Fake news. Covid is just a liberal media lie
 
2021-11-04 6:22:02 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


Yeah but over 60% of those died of disease ...

Oh.
 
2021-11-04 6:22:27 AM  

TuckFrump: Fake news. Covid is just a liberal media lie


Take a breather there Aaron Rodgers.
 
2021-11-04 6:23:28 AM  

iheartscotch: All they F-ing had to do was lean into one of the actual accomplishments of the Trump Administration.


Perhaps the only ...
 
2021-11-04 6:25:19 AM  
Does that count all of the deaths reassigned as Covid-19 deaths, so hospitals can cash in on those fat Covid-19 death bonuses?


/no seriously that's one I've been hearing allot
 
2021-11-04 6:26:48 AM  
We can cry about the dead or we can work on making sure less people die tomorrow
 
2021-11-04 6:27:31 AM  
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2021-11-04 6:27:54 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


Four people died in Benghazi and the right wing wouldn't farking shut up about it and we had what, like 50 hearings?

2,977 people died on 9/11 after we were attacked by a bunch of Saudis, funded with Saudi money, and given support by the Saudi embassy and we started wars with two countries that weren't even Saudi Arabia.

But kill 750,000 people and it's all, "OnLy 0.1% DeAtH rAtE," and "ThEy AlReAdY hAd CoMoRbIdItIeS," and "MUH ECONOMY!"
 
2021-11-04 6:28:56 AM  

leeksfromchichis: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 630x487]


Top shelf derp
 
2021-11-04 6:30:20 AM  

Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.


Not really a comparison.

300k of those who died in the us civil war were not Americans, but in fact traitors and enemy combatants so who cares .

Some large fraction of those who died from covid are also traitors and basically serving as effective foreign agents for all intents and purpises, but I doubt we'll ever be able to quantify it to the same degree.
 
2021-11-04 6:32:37 AM  

Leader O'Cola: Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.

Not really a comparison.

300k of those who died in the us civil war were not Americans, but in fact traitors and enemy combatants so who cares .

Some large fraction of those who died from covid are also traitors and basically serving as effective foreign agents for all intents and purpises, but I doubt we'll ever be able to quantify it to the same degree.


Low shelf derp
 
2021-11-04 6:34:41 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.

At this rate, we'll have to kill another million or so confederate flag waving assholes in the 2nd one


Jesus what is wrong with you? the US population in 1860 was just over 30 million.  With a population now over 300 million, we need to kill at least 6 million more confederate flag waving assholes.  Get it right next time.
 
2021-11-04 6:35:31 AM  

iheartscotch: All they F-ing had to do was lean into one of the actual accomplishments of the Trump Administration.


Like when Trump banned incoming flights from China and Europe and was called a xenophobe for it? Oh... right you don't like to remember that.  Now go ahead and deflect from what I said
 
2021-11-04 6:38:04 AM  

Gleeman: Does that count all of the deaths reassigned as Covid-19 deaths, so hospitals can cash in on those fat Covid-19 death bonuses?


/no seriously that's one I've been hearing allot


It was a deliberate misrepresentation of the information. Medicare said that Covid cases would get $13000 and if they are on a ventilator it was $35000. Fox News jumped on it and said that hospitals were misdiagnosing patients to get that money but that is the average Medicare pays for any patient with a respiratory disease not just Covid.

An analysis by the Kaiser Family Foundation looked at average Medicare payments for hospital admissions for the existing diagnosis-related groups and noted that the "average Medicare payment for respiratory infections and inflammations with major comorbidities or complications in 2017 ... was $13,297. For more severe hospitalizations, we use the average Medicare payment for a respiratory system diagnosis with ventilator support for greater than 96 hours, which was $40,218."
 
2021-11-04 6:47:17 AM  

hangloose: iheartscotch: All they F-ing had to do was lean into one of the actual accomplishments of the Trump Administration.

Like when Trump banned incoming flights from China and Europe and was called a xenophobe for it? Oh... right you don't like to remember that.  Now go ahead and deflect from what I said


Other countries started travel bans and testing February 2 including China, Australia, Germany, Italy, and New Zealand. the US started a travel ban March 13th almost a week after a cruise ship discovered 21 people  tested positive. The US travel ban exempted The UK and Ireland of which people could no
Oil a trip with a UK layover and still travel with no problem.
 
2021-11-04 6:52:54 AM  

watching the trump puddle dry: We can cry about the dead or we can work on making sure less people die tomorrow


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2021-11-04 7:05:55 AM  

watching the trump puddle dry: leeksfromchichis: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 630x487]

Top shelf derp


No, it's midrange parody of Ben Garrison, but thanks for playing Guess That Meme!!!

You win these photons!!!

:)
 
2021-11-04 7:12:58 AM  
That's like the entire population of Seattle. Poof! Gone.
 
2021-11-04 7:14:33 AM  

amigafin: That's like the entire population of Seattle. Poof! Gone.


If only there were a widely available vaccine and well known and easily practiced methods of avoiding infection.
 
2021-11-04 7:14:55 AM  

leeksfromchichis: watching the trump puddle dry: leeksfromchichis: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 630x487]

Top shelf derp

No, it's midrange parody of Ben Garrison, but thanks for playing Guess That Meme!!!

You win these photons!!!

:)


Is it parody though, when it just looks like imitation, right down to the utterly incomprehensible "point"?  Is it just pointing out that Garrison is a jizz-obsessed idiot?  I just don't get it.
 
2021-11-04 7:16:47 AM  
U S A!  U S A!  I credit Trump(people say he's a total piece of shiat) for this.  It's all on you Trump supporters.  All On You!!!!;
 
2021-11-04 7:23:30 AM  

CrazyUncle: U S A!  U S A!  I credit Trump(people say he's a total piece of shiat) for this.  It's all on you Trump supporters.  All On You!!!!;


I think at worst what you can do is compare the American experience with COVID to the countries that have handled it the best and say Trump and the MAGA crowd are responsible for the percentage difference in deaths.

The numbers could have been a lot lower, but not zero.  And if there weren't conservatives around the world dedicated to denial and disinformation, the pandemic might have been under control by now instead of transitioning to an endemic threat.
 
2021-11-04 7:27:11 AM  

The Envoy: Is it parody though, when it just looks like imitation, right down to the utterly incomprehensible "point"?  Is it just pointing out that Garrison is a jizz-obsessed idiot?  I just don't get it.


They're 'shopped Garrison cartoons. The problem (well, one problem) with Garrison's cartoons is that there's no consistency to them, no consistent narrative. Garrison just draws weird things that often don't make sense, and just exhibit a sense of outrage an the left. We don't know what Garrison is for (apart from his homoerotic drawings of Trump), but we do know what he is against. The cum edits of Garrison cartoons give a peek into an alternate universe where Garrison actually is for something--a world in which his suppressed homoeroticism is allowed to run free. It's a world in which Garrison knows what it is that he wants, and that thing is cum. And plenty of it.

The cartoons propel Garrison from a run-of-the-mill hack cartoonist with marginal talent to a cum-crazed maniac who wants nothing more than to confront the viewer with visions of apocalyptic quantities of cum. Cum is his idée fixe, and he wants it to be yours too. Cliched political cartoons are transformed into something sublime--a compelling narrative of one man's quest for cum.

Either that, or someone just thought it'd be funny to put gross bodily fluids into Garrison cartoons, and they decided poop wasn't edgy enough.
 
2021-11-04 7:27:12 AM  

amigafin: That's like the entire population of Seattle. Poof! Gone.


Covid deaths now outnumber the populations of

Wyoming (581,075)
Vermont (623,251)
DC (714,153)
Alaska (724,357)

Next up:
North Dakota (770,026)
 
2021-11-04 7:29:14 AM  

My Sober Alt: This is purely anecdotal, but I think more people are going back to wearing masks, at least where I live.

There's a store I frequent that is a good example. The employees all took their masks off as soon as mask mandates were lifted. Now they're all wearing masks again - us customers don't have to, but I still am anyway.

These are the same employees who I've seen without masks for months now. It makes me wonder if one of them got sick or worse.

I get that impression from seeing other people shopping elsewhere, but that's the only store where I can say for sure the same people who stopped wearing masks are suddenly wearing them again.


I've noticed that also...in the past two weeks, I have been to a Target and a CVS.  At the (very crowded) Target, I saw maybe 4-5 people who were not masked. At the CVS it looked like everyone was.
 
2021-11-04 7:33:33 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: The Envoy: Is it parody though, when it just looks like imitation, right down to the utterly incomprehensible "point"?  Is it just pointing out that Garrison is a jizz-obsessed idiot?  I just don't get it.

They're 'shopped Garrison cartoons. The problem (well, one problem) with Garrison's cartoons is that there's no consistency to them, no consistent narrative. Garrison just draws weird things that often don't make sense, and just exhibit a sense of outrage an the left. We don't know what Garrison is for (apart from his homoerotic drawings of Trump), but we do know what he is against. The cum edits of Garrison cartoons give a peek into an alternate universe where Garrison actually is for something--a world in which his suppressed homoeroticism is allowed to run free. It's a world in which Garrison knows what it is that he wants, and that thing is cum. And plenty of it.

The cartoons propel Garrison from a run-of-the-mill hack cartoonist with marginal talent to a cum-crazed maniac who wants nothing more than to confront the viewer with visions of apocalyptic quantities of cum. Cum is his idée fixe, and he wants it to be yours too. Cliched political cartoons are transformed into something sublime--a compelling narrative of one man's quest for cum.

Either that, or someone just thought it'd be funny to put gross bodily fluids into Garrison cartoons, and they decided poop wasn't edgy enough.


So you're saying it's about cum?
 
2021-11-04 7:34:07 AM  
Wow, when Trump left office it was "only" 400k
 
2021-11-04 7:46:32 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: How many lives could have been saved if Trump hadn't been more worried about smearing his makeup than promoting mask-wearing, and if Fox News still wasn't telling people to skip the vaccines?


That's hard to say when more than half the deaths are among the elderly. If it wasn't Covid it could have been pneumonia or a fall in the shower. This has gone beyond Trump when he suggested getting vaccinated he was booed. Maybe at the start he could have slowed it but in the end the spread was inevitable and the anti-vaccine loons were never going to be convinced.
 
2021-11-04 7:48:59 AM  

watching the trump puddle dry: Leader O'Cola: Kris_Romm: Point of comparison: an estimated 620,000 died in the Civil War.

Not really a comparison.

300k of those who died in the us civil war were not Americans, but in fact traitors and enemy combatants so who cares .

Some large fraction of those who died from covid are also traitors and basically serving as effective foreign agents for all intents and purpises, but I doubt we'll ever be able to quantify it to the same degree.

Low shelf derp


Nope, dead serious. Why would I care that people who want to kill me and/or destroy the country are dead?   Do you care about the dead Axis soldiers that the US and allies killed in ww2 ?
 
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