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(Vox)   "Ideally, everybody would take [Omicron] seriously and follow the steps that we know work"...but this is Texas, so here we are   (vox.com) divider line
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2 days ago  
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2 days ago  
And:

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2 days ago  
I can't wait to get out of the farking state.
 
2 days ago  
Is it the indifference of the unvaccinated or the vaccinated that's the problem?

Literally any statement about this pandemic is useless without dividing it up by vaccination status. Who's perpetuating this pandemic?
 
2 days ago  
Ah, I can remember the heady days of the spring/early summer of 2020, when I might have cared about the people of Texas. Seems like so long ago.
 
2 days ago  
Get the Vax or get the Rona.
 
2 days ago  

tell the truth: Ah, I can remember the heady days of the spring/early summer of 2020, when I might have cared about the people of Texas. Seems like so long ago.


Did they tremble at the shound of your rocketsh?

/ now they will tremble at the shound of our shilence....
 
2 days ago  
GOP slowly killing off their voters ..
 
2 days ago  

Cafe Threads: And:

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Honestly...I don't think that the Red Hats realize what they've done. They're saying that each state has absolutely authority with regards to medical procedures.

/  A state could, for example, force white evangelical women to get abortions.
 
2 days ago  

iheartscotch: Get the Vax or get the Rona.


WhyNotBoth?

At least the vaxxed seem to come down with not much more than the sniffles.
 
2 days ago  
Die quickly is all I can say, other people need those beds and ventilators/BIPAPs.

For freedom!
 
2 days ago  
Other states are doing a lot better.

/Oh, wait
 
2 days ago  
Ideally everyone would have been taking this seriously from day one and anyone surprised these same people are not taking Omicron seriously has had their head of their arse for the last two years.
 
2 days ago  

alex10294: Other states are doing a lot better.

/Oh, wait


Oregon's main problems are 1) the eastern side of the state and 2) the fact that we have a weirdly low per-capita hospital bed rate. Despite living in the most populous county and the most densely populated, we've had less of a bad time than almost anywhere else in the state.

Because vaccines work.  The number of people I've seen not wear a mask in stores is maybe low double digits. Maybe. I'm talking like, 12. Since the beginning of the pandemic.
 
2 days ago  
Well my son was out from school all week because of a sore throat...and now he has Covid. I hope that recently getting his 2nd shot is the same as recently getting a booster. He won't complain about being sequestered to Minecraft for 10 days, but he does get outside. I was supposed to pick him up Sunday but now I have to wait 10 days.

Most of the schools around here told Abbot to piss off with mandates. It's running through like crazy but not like the Texas Big Hair Karen ran school districts. Insane case rates. The city introduced a new mask mandate yesterday. Classes are being merged together and subs are "teaching"

Really not sure how much I can't express how much I hate the GOP for doing what they do.
 
2 days ago  
Texass people are harming themselves?

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2 days ago  

mikalmd: GOP slowly killing off their voters ..


The wheels meat grinder of government turns slowly.

Starting to wish it was more like the acid scene from who framed Roger Rabbit tho. That asshole melted himself in like ten seconds flat.
 
2 days ago  

Cafe Threads: And:

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Fark twitter and the twats that think what they post, and repost, mean something.
 
2 days ago  

Mister Buttons: iheartscotch: Get the Vax or get the Rona.

WhyNotBoth?

At least the vaxxed seem to come down with not much more than the sniffles.


Usually - but nowhere remotely near always.
 
2 days ago  
It is vital for Republicans to show that government cannot help any situation ever. It's the key to their existence.
 
2 days ago  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: It is vital for Republicans to show that government cannot help any situation ever. It's the key to their existence.


It's vital for democrats to talk a big game and then blame republicans when the fail.  It's the key to their existence.  Trust me, I know.  I live in a blue state.
 
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2 days ago  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Well my son was out from school all week because of a sore throat...and now he has Covid. I hope that recently getting his 2nd shot is the same as recently getting a booster. He won't complain about being sequestered to Minecraft for 10 days, but he does get outside. I was supposed to pick him up Sunday but now I have to wait 10 days.


Wait ... bit buzzed here ... but your son is stuck in Minecraft for 10 days?
 
2 days ago  
It's not just Texas, though.
 
2 days ago  

Jeebus Saves: Cafe Threads: And:

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Fark twitter and the twats that think what they post, and repost, mean something.


but what you post means something?
 
2 days ago  

iheartscotch: Cafe Threads: And:

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Honestly...I don't think that the Red Hats realize what they've done. They're saying that each state has absolutely authority with regards to medical procedures.

/  A state could, for example, force white evangelical women to get abortions.


I say blue states work together and ban c-sections as a way to throw the anti-choice movement for a loop.
 
2 days ago  

mistahtom: iheartscotch: Cafe Threads: And:

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Honestly...I don't think that the Red Hats realize what they've done. They're saying that each state has absolutely authority with regards to medical procedures.

/  A state could, for example, force white evangelical women to get abortions.

I say blue states work together and ban c-sections as a way to throw the anti-choice movement for a loop.


Blue states don't already do what they want?
 
2 days ago  

austerity101: Is it the indifference of the unvaccinated or the vaccinated that's the problem?

Literally any statement about this pandemic is useless without dividing it up by vaccination status. Who's perpetuating this pandemic?


I was in a Discord conversation yesterday with six people from five different states. I was the only one vaccinated, and I was the only one who took it seriously.

Yes, that is anecdotal. BUT... every time the subject has come up in a conversation - whether at work or on the phone or in a discord call or in a forum - the unvaccinated are loud and proud about not taking Omicron seriously.

I swear, the number of times I have heard something along the lines of "I'd get vaccinated if they weren't trying to MAKE me"... Pure contrarianism, or even ODD.
 
2 days ago  

powhound: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Well my son was out from school all week because of a sore throat...and now he has Covid. I hope that recently getting his 2nd shot is the same as recently getting a booster. He won't complain about being sequestered to Minecraft for 10 days, but he does get outside. I was supposed to pick him up Sunday but now I have to wait 10 days.

Wait ... bit buzzed here ... but your son is stuck in Minecraft for 10 days?


Quarantine a 10 year old for 10 days in their room and yeah. Minecraft.
 
2 days ago  
Oh I was kidding FFS.  And you wonder why more people won't financially support you.
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1 day ago  

austerity101: Is it the indifference of the unvaccinated or the vaccinated that's the problem?


If you're too dumb to understand the difference at this point, the rest of us are better off without you.
 
1 day ago  

CarnySaur: Oh I was kidding FFS.  And you wonder why more people won't financially support you.
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Dunno what your Deleted comment was, but the problem with "kidding!" these days is that any position, no matter how ludicrous, can be found as official GOP policy somewhere...like in SCOTUS decisions.
 
1 day ago  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Well my son was out from school all week because of a sore throat...and now he has Covid. I hope that recently getting his 2nd shot is the same as recently getting a booster. He won't complain about being sequestered to Minecraft for 10 days, but he does get outside. I was supposed to pick him up Sunday but now I have to wait 10 days.

Most of the schools around here told Abbot to piss off with mandates. It's running through like crazy but not like the Texas Big Hair Karen ran school districts. Insane case rates. The city introduced a new mask mandate yesterday. Classes are being merged together and subs are "teaching"

Really not sure how much I can't express how much I hate the GOP for doing what they do.


Good luck to your kid.  Does he get school work assigned while quarantining, or have to make it all up later, or what?
 
1 day ago  

alex10294: Other states are doing a lot better.

/Oh, wait


Every state in the Union has Trump-level intellectuals in the ranks.  30% here in Mass, and that's plenty to fuel Covid.

/yes, there's left-wing antivaxxers too
//the Dems didn't put one in the Oval Office
 
1 day ago  
Omg it's the first time they've had more than 10,000 Covid hospitalizations since....all of 4 months ago.

Like pretty much every other state when Delta reigned king.
 
1 day ago  
Biden needs to stop helping red states. It's as simple as that. They don't want the help, he won't get any credit for helping, and blue states shouldn't have to pay for that help.
 
1 day ago  
Long-forgotten Texas tag sighs, pours another double of whiskey.
 
1 day ago  
It's too bad the vaccine isn't immunization.
 
1 day ago  
Brisket is one helluva drug?
 
1 day ago  

PunGent: White_Scarf_Syndrome: Well my son was out from school all week because of a sore throat...and now he has Covid. I hope that recently getting his 2nd shot is the same as recently getting a booster. He won't complain about being sequestered to Minecraft for 10 days, but he does get outside. I was supposed to pick him up Sunday but now I have to wait 10 days.

Most of the schools around here told Abbot to piss off with mandates. It's running through like crazy but not like the Texas Big Hair Karen ran school districts. Insane case rates. The city introduced a new mask mandate yesterday. Classes are being merged together and subs are "teaching"

Really not sure how much I can't express how much I hate the GOP for doing what they do.

Good luck to your kid.  Does he get school work assigned while quarantining, or have to make it all up later, or what?


Lol no. He doesn't even get any homework. My goal is to get him through this well adjusted, not making sure he can do Calculus his senior year.
 
1 day ago  

BunchaRubes: Omg it's the first time they've had more than 10,000 Covid hospitalizations since....all of 4 months ago.

Like pretty much every other state when Delta reigned king.


So how many times for a hospital to receive help from the National Guard is enough for you?

This is beyond myopic thinking. It is not informed at all.
 
1 day ago  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Biden needs to stop helping red states. It's as simple as that. They don't want the help, he won't get any credit for helping, and blue states shouldn't have to pay for that help.


A real patriot you are. Oh yeah.

Almost as bad as a MAGA. Just probably no Nazi stuff. Sort of.
 
1 day ago  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Biden needs to stop helping red states. It's as simple as that. They don't want the help, he won't get any credit for helping, and blue states shouldn't have to pay for that help.

A real patriot you are. Oh yeah.

Almost as bad as a MAGA. Just probably no Nazi stuff. Sort of.


we'll be patriots when you are.

GET THE FARKING SHOTS
 
1 day ago  

Lady J: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Biden needs to stop helping red states. It's as simple as that. They don't want the help, he won't get any credit for helping, and blue states shouldn't have to pay for that help.

A real patriot you are. Oh yeah.

Almost as bad as a MAGA. Just probably no Nazi stuff. Sort of.

we'll be patriots when you are.

GET THE FARKING SHOTS


Been boosted for a month. Entire family unit is vaccinated. My employer mandates it along with the entire work site of 2500+ people. The schools require masks. Quarantine for even a sore throat.

Millions of people are doing exactly what you're doing. Your life must be so fulfilling for you to shiat on people doing the right thing. What a patriot. Very badass.
 
1 day ago  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: Lady J: White_Scarf_Syndrome: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Biden needs to stop helping red states. It's as simple as that. They don't want the help, he won't get any credit for helping, and blue states shouldn't have to pay for that help.

A real patriot you are. Oh yeah.

Almost as bad as a MAGA. Just probably no Nazi stuff. Sort of.

we'll be patriots when you are.

GET THE FARKING SHOTS

Been boosted for a month. Entire family unit is vaccinated. My employer mandates it along with the entire work site of 2500+ people. The schools require masks. Quarantine for even a sore throat.

Millions of people are doing exactly what you're doing. Your life must be so fulfilling for you to shiat on people doing the right thing. What a patriot. Very badass.


you've lost me
 
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