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2022-03-27 4:48:48 PM  
It'll be gone by Easter.
 
2022-03-27 4:58:41 PM  
Trump did that
 
2022-03-27 5:42:41 PM  
Mr N asked me earlier today if I thought we'd have new mask mandates. (Blue state.) I said, no, even if there was a brutal new vaccine resistant strain that tore through the country leaving devastation in its wake, people won't go back. We would be stepping over dead bodies in the street on our way to live our best lives.
 
2022-03-27 5:43:06 PM  
1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???
 
2022-03-27 5:43:33 PM  
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2022-03-27 5:55:23 PM  
Again?

/Guessing 1.5ish. We'll never know for certain, though the excess mortality figures should give us an idea in a few years.
 
2022-03-27 5:56:38 PM  
Crisis actors...
 
2022-03-27 6:14:30 PM  

psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???


As a long-hauler at almost 23 months in, don't rush me (not saying you are specifically)...and even more importantly to anyone who may be considering throwing all caution to the wind, PLEASE don't rush to join me.

/vaxes help, but don't make you invincible
//you don't want this
///no seriously, you don't
 
2022-03-27 6:54:58 PM  

hebrides: psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???

As a long-hauler at almost 23 months in, don't rush me (not saying you are specifically)...and even more importantly to anyone who may be considering throwing all caution to the wind, PLEASE don't rush to join me.

/vaxes help, but don't make you invincible
//you don't want this
///no seriously, you don't


I'm hoping you'll be sticking around here for another 40 years or so. Best, fellow TF person.
 
2022-03-27 6:57:02 PM  

namegoeshere: Mr N asked me earlier today if I thought we'd have new mask mandates. (Blue state.) I said, no, even if there was a brutal new vaccine resistant strain that tore through the country leaving devastation in its wake, people won't go back. We would be stepping over dead bodies in the street on our way to live our best lives.


Retail seems to still be doing it.  Some of my clients are asking people respect those who want to continue wearing masks.  I went to a Democratic event yesterday for a local election and it was maybe 25% mask use.  If I'm asked I'll do it but right now the trend seems to be as you say.
 
2022-03-27 7:20:07 PM  

namegoeshere: Mr N asked me earlier today if I thought we'd have new mask mandates. (Blue state.) I said, no, even if there was a brutal new vaccine resistant strain that tore through the country leaving devastation in its wake, people won't go back. We would be stepping over dead bodies in the street on our way to live our best lives.


I guess I'll plead guilty. Being retired, we went all out at first. Stayed home, masks when out, plenty of distancing. Along the way, my sister took in my terminally ill Mom and our pod of a whopping four people had minimal outside contact for the few months it took for mom to go. And I'm still not hitting bars or other crowded places.

But just like the hoax claimers and anti-vaxxers and MAGAHeads early on said after suffering a whole two weeks or so, I now say I can't live my whole life like that.

I have shots and I'll still wear a mask if another wave hits or where asked but I'm done. Let the conservatives fight the war now.
 
2022-03-27 7:24:51 PM  

vudukungfu: Trump did that


Don't underestimate the broader role other Real Estate Investors played, either. In each of their fiefdoms they pressured more-local politicians to also be idiots.
 
2022-03-27 8:00:21 PM  

koder: vudukungfu: Trump did that

Don't underestimate the broader role other Real Estate Investors played, either. In each of their fiefdoms they pressured more-local politicians to also be idiots.


And let's not forget to thank a whole lot of americans for doing what americans do best, gettin' theirs and farking the rest.
 
2022-03-27 8:44:29 PM  
It went over a million about a year ago. The only reason it's not official is a bunch of Red State farkwits virtue-signalling their cruelty, hatred of science, and worship of Lil' Donnie Two Scoops by lying about the numbers.
 
2022-03-27 8:46:34 PM  
at least meatloaf was one of them.
 
2022-03-27 8:47:02 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: It'll be gone by Easter.


He didn't say by which year, and he said we'll see what happens!
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USA! USA! USA!
 
2022-03-27 8:48:42 PM  
CA has dropped their mandates, for now, except in medical facilities. I still see some older people wearing masks in grocery stores and other large places.

But if you can remember back back back before the year that never was, the goal was never to END the epidemic. It was to get the number of hospitalizations manageable. And after vaccines became available, it was to get the peak hospitalization rate behind the rate of vaccination. That has happened.

COVID will never go away. It's here for good, and will soon be an endemic, regular visitor, like flu or whooping cough. Everyone will need their annual or six-month booster for a good long time thanks to the imbeciles who made a political issue out of a medical one; but them's the facts. The best we can do is keep hospitals from being overcome with gasping dying people who all need ventilators they don't have.

Welcome back to the days of pre-antibiotics. Fun, isn't it?
 
2022-03-27 8:49:29 PM  
It'S jUsT tHe FlU
 
2022-03-27 8:53:13 PM  

Gyrfalcon: COVID will never go away. It's here for good, and will soon be an endemic, regular visitor, like flu or whooping cough.


People still get whooping cough?
 
2022-03-27 8:53:33 PM  
It's a start, but you're going to need more if you want the biosphere to recover.
 
2022-03-27 8:58:16 PM  
The silver lining is most of them are conservatives.

That may sound harsh, but when you consider those same people unnecessarily caused most of the deaths, it's not harsh. Being sorry for them is like being sorry for the mosquitos you have to kill to prevent malaria. But that comparison is unfair to mosquitos, because they never had an opportunity to get vaccinated or wear a mask.
 
2022-03-27 8:59:39 PM  

Abox: Gyrfalcon: COVID will never go away. It's here for good, and will soon be an endemic, regular visitor, like flu or whooping cough.

People still get whooping cough?


Apparently.
 
2022-03-27 8:59:40 PM  

hebrides: psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???

As a long-hauler at almost 23 months in, don't rush me (not saying you are specifically)...and even more importantly to anyone who may be considering throwing all caution to the wind, PLEASE don't rush to join me.

/vaxes help, but don't make you invincible
//you don't want this
///no seriously, you don't


Fellow longhauler here. I'm so sorry for what you're going through. I truly am, as I understand. If you ever want to talk about it, hit my profile for email. Take care.
 
2022-03-27 8:59:54 PM  
People are crazy casual about it anymore, pretty much no matter where you are. Was drinking beers w coworkers at an outdoor beer garden, deeeeeeep blue area. "Wait, you've had COVID, right?"

I was the only one at a table of 9 who hadn't.
 
2022-03-27 9:01:06 PM  

Bootleg: Again?

/Guessing 1.5ish. We'll never know for certain, though the excess mortality figures should give us an idea in a few years.


If the data is meaningful. I suspect the morons have messed up mortality statistics for at least a generation.
 
2022-03-27 9:01:27 PM  
Farking China.
 
2022-03-27 9:01:34 PM  
Remember the thread when it was a million cases worldwide two years ago?

Feel any different about your comment at the time?
 
2022-03-27 9:01:41 PM  
Considering the initial estimate was 3% fatal, we did pretty good. No efforts would have been more like 10million dead.
 
2022-03-27 9:02:09 PM  

psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???


Epidemiologists and statisticians have been saying since early in 2020 that we wouldn't know the full count until well after the fact, when we analyzed excess deaths ex-post facto. So yeah, official number is likely an undercount.

There are folks looking at that, and has been some reporting done on it too. In a while we'll have enough credible work done on it to have a better idea of when we got the 1 million mark, but it's likely to have been a good bit before the official toll got there.
 
2022-03-27 9:02:22 PM  

BigNumber12: People are crazy casual about it anymore, pretty much no matter where you are. Was drinking beers w coworkers at an outdoor beer garden, deeeeeeep blue area. "Wait, you've had COVID, right?"

I was the only one at a table of 9 who hadn't.


I still haven't had it.

/Glad I've had my shots, though.
 
2022-03-27 9:02:34 PM  

vudukungfu: Trump did that


And he tried to blame it on China. Everybody knows all of these deaths are Trump's fault.

I can't understand why the all media took down all the covid death counters from their screens.
 
2022-03-27 9:03:28 PM  
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/keep hope alive
 
2022-03-27 9:03:59 PM  

CCNP: vudukungfu: Trump did that

And he tried to blame it on China. Everybody knows all of these deaths are Trump's fault.

I can't understand why the all media took down all the covid death counters from their screens.


Ultimately it is still China's fault...whether it was the Wuhan lab or a wet market with animals that should not be consumed as food.

Being a member of the CCP means never having to say you're sorry.
 
2022-03-27 9:04:56 PM  

CCNP: vudukungfu: Trump did that

And he tried to blame it on China. Everybody knows all of these deaths are Trump's fault.

I can't understand why the all media took down all the covid death counters from their screens.


I know why they took them down:

Biden is POTUS.
 
2022-03-27 9:05:07 PM  

hebrides: psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???

As a long-hauler at almost 23 months in, don't rush me (not saying you are specifically)...and even more importantly to anyone who may be considering throwing all caution to the wind, PLEASE don't rush to join me.

/vaxes help, but don't make you invincible
//you don't want this
///no seriously, you don't


I am one as well, i got it almost three years ago from my massue who is from Wuhan.. I was misdiagnosed and almost died. I had it for almost eight weeks. Flash forward to now, after having all three shots, I am still having issues and symptoms that come and go... It sucks so bad.
 
2022-03-27 9:06:29 PM  
I think that that statistic is probably a lower end, but it still sucks that we got this level. All the reasons people have given about why they don't want to do this, that, or whatever pales when compared against people's lives. Guess we know what is of value to those folks, and to most societies on the planet.

/Not waiting for the aliens to find us
//They'd have to be crazy to interact with us
///Vote Giant Meteor 2016
 
2022-03-27 9:07:34 PM  

The_Sponge: BigNumber12: People are crazy casual about it anymore, pretty much no matter where you are. Was drinking beers w coworkers at an outdoor beer garden, deeeeeeep blue area. "Wait, you've had COVID, right?"

I was the only one at a table of 9 who hadn't.

I still haven't had it.

/Glad I've had my shots, though.


That's the thing. Deep blue, you're casual because you have protection. Deep red, you're casual because it's not real.
 
2022-03-27 9:08:28 PM  
Unfortunately  they weren't all gop gQp- voters.
 
2022-03-27 9:09:05 PM  
.003% of the population. I've migrated into the <shrug> department but still wear a mask when I'm amongst the public.
 
2022-03-27 9:09:05 PM  

roddikinsathome: Crisis actors...


That is true dedication to the craft.
 
2022-03-27 9:09:52 PM  

anuran: It went over a million about a year ago. The only reason it's not official is a bunch of Red State farkwits virtue-signalling their cruelty, hatred of science, and worship of Lil' Donnie Two Scoops by lying about the numbers.


"It's bad for business."
 
2022-03-27 9:10:10 PM  

chaoswolf: .003% of the population. I've migrated into the <shrug> department but still wear a mask when I'm amongst the public.



Trump like math skills detected.
 
2022-03-27 9:12:19 PM  

psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???


Here is the thing that hacks me off about covid death numbers. The actual count of deaths caused by covid (directly and indirectly) are fairly easy to figure out given enough data.

Take the expected number of deaths (people die all the time, I'm just talking about stats) over a given period pre-covid as a percentage of the population. Then compare the death rate during covid.

No one wants to look at that number because it will be much larger than most people think. Consider: severely increased alcohol and drug use; increased suicides; increased gambling; increased risk taking (I hate the acronym but YOLO); and that's just off the top of my head.
 
2022-03-27 9:12:41 PM  
Went over 1,000,000 about a WEEK ago, but you'll be hard pressed to find any new stories about it. 


Also its actually been over 1,000,000 for a long while now. 

https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2021/05/06/994287048/new-study-estimates-more-than-900-000-people-have-died-of-covid-19-in-u-s

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2022-03-27 9:12:54 PM  
Called it. Last summer, told my dad we'd be over 1 million by March.
I win.
Everybody loses.
 
2022-03-27 9:13:20 PM  
Oh, and I stand by my initial estimate if you include those factors. 4.1 M
 
2022-03-27 9:16:20 PM  

hebrides: psilocyberguy: 1.35 million plus, I think (no real data). Also, wait until the long haulers start to drop. Cause of death will be regarded as ???

As a long-hauler at almost 23 months in, don't rush me (not saying you are specifically)...and even more importantly to anyone who may be considering throwing all caution to the wind, PLEASE don't rush to join me.

/vaxes help, but don't make you invincible
//you don't want this
///no seriously, you don't


Yeah that's going to be a nightmare both economically and for healthcare. A few doctors have started long-covid clinics, but it's in the stage of "wtf is this, exactly?" and it's pretty much information-gathering and validation so far.

/Invisible diseases suck.
 
2022-03-27 9:16:56 PM  

The_Sponge: CCNP: vudukungfu: Trump did that

And he tried to blame it on China. Everybody knows all of these deaths are Trump's fault.

I can't understand why the all media took down all the covid death counters from their screens.

Ultimately it is still China's fault...whether it was the Wuhan lab or a wet market with animals that should not be consumed as food.

Being a member of the CCP means never having to say you're sorry.


Not to mention China swept things under the rug for months until doctors there blew the lid off of the secrecy.
 
2022-03-27 9:17:47 PM  

chaoswolf: .003% of the population. I've migrated into the <shrug> department but still wear a mask when I'm amongst the public.


No, it's .003 of the population. It's .3% of the population. You have to move the decimal, you mathematically challenged weirdo.
 
2022-03-27 9:18:17 PM  

The_Sponge: CCNP: vudukungfu: Trump did that

And he tried to blame it on China. Everybody knows all of these deaths are Trump's fault.

I can't understand why the all media took down all the covid death counters from their screens.

Ultimately it is still China's fault...whether it was the Wuhan lab or a wet market with animals that should not be consumed as food.

Being a member of the CCP means never having to say you're sorry.


It's a tricky disease to contain in the early stages, though. The high level of asymptomatic spreading makes it really easy for it to jump continents via normal travel. Even if China had totally shut down all travel as soon as they knew how dangerous it was, it was likely already circulating worldwide. Some studies think it may have been in the US as early as December 2019.
 
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