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2022-03-28 6:22:51 AM  
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2022-03-28 6:26:06 AM  
Well they're not going to Shanghai us in the states!  USA!  USA!
 
2022-03-28 6:32:01 AM  
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2022-03-28 6:36:54 AM  
Oh joy.
 
2022-03-28 6:37:37 AM  
Czar "Rootin' Tootin" Putin is going to send infected people into the Ukraine as stealth biological weapons.
 
2022-03-28 6:42:59 AM  
I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.
 
2022-03-28 6:46:49 AM  

Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.


So they are just like the American people?
 
2022-03-28 6:48:12 AM  

nakago: Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.

So they are just like the American people?


Except we don't follow the guidance.
 
2022-03-28 6:57:43 AM  
I was somewhat relieved when I saw this was about COVID.  When I read the headline, I thought the article was going to be about how China was planning on doing to Shanghai  what they did to Hong Kong.
 
2022-03-28 7:03:29 AM  

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Is that Carlie Day?
 
2022-03-28 7:04:21 AM  
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2022-03-28 7:05:45 AM  

Testiclaw: nakago: Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.

So they are just like the American people?

Except we don't follow the guidance.


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2022-03-28 7:13:18 AM  
China:  "Covid? LOCK IT DOWN!"
U.S.A. :  "Covid? Now's a good time for a Tik Tok eyeball licking challenge!"
 
2022-03-28 7:18:46 AM  
Train's in the station
World War Z - Train's in the station
Youtube BApRnhL-kjI
 
2022-03-28 7:19:25 AM  
Second verse, same as the first!
 
2022-03-28 7:27:00 AM  

archeochick: Mr. Shabooboo: [encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 196x257]

Is that Carlie Day?


Madonna...and Shawn Penn...

/ I don't think i've actually seen the movie
// just remembered the title
/// you get eggroll
 
2022-03-28 7:27:29 AM  

Testiclaw: nakago: Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.

So they are just like the American people?

Except we don't follow the guidance.


Well, we do, but it usually involves shoving UV lights up our asses and/or drinking bleach.
 
2022-03-28 7:27:34 AM  

amigafin: China:  "Covid? LOCK IT DOWN!"
U.S.A. :  "Covid? Now's a good time for a Tik Tok eyeball licking challenge!"


To be fair, the Chinese have a choice of
1) obeying the lockdown regardless of needs
2) labor/reeducation camp
3) summary execution
 
2022-03-28 7:28:59 AM  

skinink: Second verse, same as the first!



This is the earworm you have that only replays the first line of the first verse.
 
2022-03-28 7:34:35 AM  

xanadian: Testiclaw: 

Except we don't follow the guidance.

Well, we do, but it usually involves shoving UV lights up our asses and/or

drinking bleach.

If only they had followed through... the US, at least, would have a drastically reduced infection rate.  Mainly because the Herman Caine award winners would have gotten Darwin awards instead... but, I still consider that a victory, since Bleach drinking isn't biologically contagious
 
2022-03-28 7:43:45 AM  

Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.


When i was in grad school the Chinese students never spoke up about anything ever, even when we had a faculty union strike for two weeks. These were very intelligent people, too, not the average gas station clerk but folks with serious futures ahead of them. They don't support free thinking or loud voices, that's for sure, whatever the groupthink wants they double down on because it's how east Asian societies coped with tumult in the past centuries. It probably has to do with living together for so, so long in the same place. Some Chinese have been in the same place for over 5000 years. No non native American can relate to that.
 
2022-03-28 7:46:30 AM  
This is nothing an aimless convoy to Beijing can't fix.
 
2022-03-28 7:58:02 AM  
SeE MaSKs DoN'T WeRK derpa derpa derpa do.

/s
 
2022-03-28 8:04:04 AM  
They should just try ignoring it. Once they experience the boost to their economy, it'll all work out.
 
2022-03-28 8:31:43 AM  
Is this the original covid?  I'm seeing flags going up.
 
2022-03-28 9:20:28 AM  
Still think Covid is a bug that got away due to lax security... doesn't sound like they fixed that problem... wonder how many infected people have hopped planes to anywhere in the world...
 
2022-03-28 9:24:10 AM  
So if China is willing to risk their economy because of this threat, should we be concerned...?
 
2022-03-28 9:38:19 AM  

thehobbes: So if China is willing to risk their economy because of this threat, should we be concerned...?


Who cares. My concern bone is broken.
 
2022-03-28 9:42:01 AM  
Oh look it another COVID article.  Again, it's people biatching about Republican's and how they're the problem and make fun of their backwards idea's.

COVID is here to stay. I'm sorry.  The best way to decrease your chances of being highly affected by it is to live a healthy lifestyle.

You know, dieting and exercise.


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2022-03-28 9:42:15 AM  
I, for one, and shocked and saddened to hear that ignoring and looking the other way doesn't rid the world of a virus!!  I mean what is this world coming to??  We got the vaccine and I did the whole circle circle dot dot, defense.  I spun around 3 times and said mother may I not get sick and it seems that a global pandemic doesn't seem to respect modern medicine!!

I am out of ideas LOL

I kid of course!  masks were mildly, and I mean VERY mildly effective.

vaccine?  Sure worled on that 1 variant.  But we're up to what 7 now?  Omicron, Parthenon, Metacron, Cybertron, Megaladon.  all the variants!

I am 100% being cynical.  F this virus man!!  Hope I can work from home more though!!
 
2022-03-28 10:05:00 AM  

Skeleton Man: thehobbes: So if China is willing to risk their economy because of this threat, should we be concerned...?

Who cares. My concern bone is broken.


There are a million dead in America officially, likely much higher.

Probably more COVID deaths than all of the US conflict deaths combined.
 
2022-03-28 10:17:44 AM  

Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.


How about eating at this place? Yum


If it is still open.
 
2022-03-28 10:26:05 AM  

thehobbes: Skeleton Man: thehobbes: So if China is willing to risk their economy because of this threat, should we be concerned...?

Who cares. My concern bone is broken.

There are a million dead in America officially, likely much higher.

Probably more COVID deaths than all of the US conflict deaths combined.


Oh I know. It's terrifying and awful. I just don't care anymore.

It's funny, in a sad and infuriating way, how plague rats always ask "what are you gonna do, hide in your house forever?!" when their actions are creating the very circumstances that have had and will have me doing exactly that.
 
2022-03-28 10:47:21 AM  
Flights from China to wherever in the world still ok, though.

Sharing is caring.
 
2022-03-28 10:55:05 AM  

Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.


i lived in beijng for twenty years. this is accurate
 
2022-03-28 11:19:32 AM  

Testiclaw: nakago: Farkomatic: I spent the bulk of 2019 in the Pudong district of Shanghai. Worse yet, I can't tolerate the Chinese food there. I wouldn't have enough peanut butter and crackers to survive a trip locked down. Hell, I rode out a major typhoon there. Thankful I'm home with no plans to revisit that city. Actually, the Chinese people are pretty awesome. Functionally, they're all toddlers. They can't make a decision of how to deal with a pandemic on their own. They need someone screaming at them for guidance.

So they are just like the American people?

Except we don't follow the guidance.


That's because it was screamed at them.
Americans won't do anything you tell them to do. You either have to get someone they don't like to tell them the opposite of what you want them to do, or hide it in some ARG-lite puzzle and let them feel smart for figuring it out.

*there is of course the small subset that can look at facts and evidence to guide their decisions, but I think that strata exists across all cultures and societies and is not uniquely American
 
2022-03-28 11:49:37 AM  

OlderGuy: Still think Covid is a bug that got away due to lax security... doesn't sound like they fixed that problem... wonder how many infected people have hopped planes to anywhere in the world...


Except Covid isn't a one-off.  We have SARS.  We have the unidentified bug that hit some miners in 2012.  We have lots of hints that a less-infectious version was circulating in Wuhan for some weeks before the blowup.  My wife is trained in traditional Chinese medicine--and Covid's presentation is something she was aware of from her training.  This all adds up to there being something over there that periodically infects humans.  Most of the time it's like the miners--dangerous but doesn't spread.  Sometimes it's capable of spreading.  Covid got a big advantage because it's infectious before showing symptoms, but otherwise it's simply one of many.  (And there's suspicion that there was a pandemic in the late 19th century that was actually related, also.)

While we can never be sure it didn't walk out of a lab there's no need to resort to such an explanation.
 
2022-03-28 12:00:10 PM  
LOLITROLU:That's because it was screamed at them.
Americans won't do anything you tell them to do. You either have to get someone they don't like to tell them the opposite of what you want them to do, or hide it in some ARG-lite puzzle and let them feel smart for figuring it out.

This is more of a psychological reflex than anything else. You could tell Americans that they need to breathe in order to live and 23% of the country ("The W Floor") would immediately cuss you out for infringing on their freedom and start holding their breath just to show you that you can't tell them what to do.
 
2022-03-28 12:03:40 PM  

hi13760: Oh look it another COVID article.  Again, it's people biatching about Republican's and how they're the problem and make fun of their backwards idea's.

COVID is here to stay. I'm sorry.  The best way to decrease your chances of being highly affected by it is to live a healthy lifestyle.

You know, dieting and exercise.


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Well you could also get your shots. We do have vaccines after all.
Unless you don't think vaccines work, or that they rewrite your DNA, or implant 5G bluetooth or something. But then we're back to "biatching about Republicans and their backwards ideas" which are the real problem.
 
2022-03-28 12:09:50 PM  

Jubeebee: LOLITROLU:That's because it was screamed at them.
Americans won't do anything you tell them to do. You either have to get someone they don't like to tell them the opposite of what you want them to do, or hide it in some ARG-lite puzzle and let them feel smart for figuring it out.

This is more of a psychological reflex than anything else. You could tell Americans that they need to breathe in order to live and 23% of the country ("The W Floor") would immediately cuss you out for infringing on their freedom and start holding their breath just to show you that you can't tell them what to do.


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2022-03-28 7:06:38 PM  

Loren: OlderGuy: Still think Covid is a bug that got away due to lax security... doesn't sound like they fixed that problem... wonder how many infected people have hopped planes to anywhere in the world...

Except Covid isn't a one-off.  We have SARS.  We have the unidentified bug that hit some miners in 2012.  We have lots of hints that a less-infectious version was circulating in Wuhan for some weeks before the blowup.  My wife is trained in traditional Chinese medicine--and Covid's presentation is something she was aware of from her training.  This all adds up to there being something over there that periodically infects humans.  Most of the time it's like the miners--dangerous but doesn't spread.  Sometimes it's capable of spreading.  Covid got a big advantage because it's infectious before showing symptoms, but otherwise it's simply one of many.  (And there's suspicion that there was a pandemic in the late 19th century that was actually related, also.)

While we can never be sure it didn't walk out of a lab there's no need to resort to such an explanation.


It was in Wuhan, then it was all over the world...  pretty sure it didn't travel by foot....
 
2022-03-29 12:02:27 AM  

OlderGuy: Loren: OlderGuy: Still think Covid is a bug that got away due to lax security... doesn't sound like they fixed that problem... wonder how many infected people have hopped planes to anywhere in the world...

Except Covid isn't a one-off.  We have SARS.  We have the unidentified bug that hit some miners in 2012.  We have lots of hints that a less-infectious version was circulating in Wuhan for some weeks before the blowup.  My wife is trained in traditional Chinese medicine--and Covid's presentation is something she was aware of from her training.  This all adds up to there being something over there that periodically infects humans.  Most of the time it's like the miners--dangerous but doesn't spread.  Sometimes it's capable of spreading.  Covid got a big advantage because it's infectious before showing symptoms, but otherwise it's simply one of many.  (And there's suspicion that there was a pandemic in the late 19th century that was actually related, also.)

While we can never be sure it didn't walk out of a lab there's no need to resort to such an explanation.

It was in Wuhan, then it was all over the world...  pretty sure it didn't travel by foot....


I thought you were talking about the lab leak hypothesis.  There was no lax security behind it's getting around the world--it was already spread before the first alarm was sounded.
 
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