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u/Haskap_2010 ✨ A twinkle in a Chinese bat's eye ✨ Nov 27 '22

No no, they aren't going to die of Covid, but from complications of Covid. /s

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u/Machaeon Why won't you sheeple take livestock medication like me? Nov 27 '22

They never die from a stabbing, it's always the blood loss!

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u/JolietJake1976 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

Like the old dark humor - it's not the fall that kills you, it's the sudden stop.

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u/turtleneckless001 Nov 27 '22

Even though that's a Douglas Adam's, I read it in Terry Pratchett

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u/RaynOfFyre1 Nov 27 '22

DiD yOu KnOw ThEyTM CoUnT tHe DeAtH aS CoViD eVeN wHeN sOmEoNe DiEs FrOm A cAr AcCiDeNt??? - My Mother

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u/_Walt_Jizzney_ Nov 27 '22

Yikes dude. I'm sorry.

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u/RaynOfFyre1 Nov 27 '22

I appreciate the sentiment. It is what it is, I guess.

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u/Destroyer8898 Nov 28 '22

Man, I feel you. For me it’s like this but with my father. Stay strong bro from a random Redditor on the Internet

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u/SyncMeASong Nov 28 '22

Brother for me. We all know someone, but it's the close relations that are hard to deal with.

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u/RaynOfFyre1 Nov 28 '22

Thanks dude

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u/RoswalienMath Nov 28 '22

It’s my dad too.

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u/AlexAndMcB Nov 28 '22

But the DRIVER had COVID and lost conciseness for a minute, killing himself, his three passengers, and the three people in the car he hit... They really were all COVID deaths! /S2

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u/BestStrength1 Nov 28 '22

Same, dad would also say they just mark any hospital deaths as covid for the payout

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u/StarfruitBrewery Nov 28 '22

My entire family has parroted this since day 1. Still to this day they think only a few thousand have actually died from the virus. It's very, very scary that people that close can be so distant from reality.

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u/Emotional_Weekend_32 Nov 28 '22

In the UK the denialists like to say 'even if they were hit by a bus.' Sane people promptly responded by saying, 'Oh, there must be an awful lot of bus crashes all of a sudden.'

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u/MattGdr Nov 27 '22

It wasn’t the bullet! It was blood loss!

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u/SpakysAlt Nov 27 '22

Oh it was definitely the pneumonia…

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u/MaddAdd69 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

How true and depressing.

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u/kakapo88 Say Hello to Mr. ECMO Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Where I’m from (deepest darkest rural Trump country), no one dies from Covid. In the last couple years folks have died or been handicapped in large numbers from pneumonia, lung failure, and so on, but never Covid. So Covid is literally believed to be a non-existent issue.

And lots of luck arguing the point. If you bring it up, you’re automatically one of Them.

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u/WellWellWellthennow Nov 27 '22

Pneumonia is curiously on a strong uprise. We don’t know why.

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u/Thorebore Nov 27 '22

I saw someone post on a conservative subreddit recently that mysterious heart issues are on the rise and that’s proof the vaccine is dangerous.

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u/WellWellWellthennow Nov 27 '22

Yes the heart problems and pneumonia in the unvaccinated are coming from the people who have been vaccinated that are “shedding” this to the unvaccinated.

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u/Thorebore Nov 27 '22

Someone actually posted an article that claimed the vaccine had an 8% hospitalization rate. I don’t know how a person can see that and think that’s even close to realistic.

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u/Aromatic-Ad7816 Nov 27 '22

People who believe covid isn't dangerous but the vaccine is, no longer live in reality and probably believe everything they are told.

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u/Givemeallthecabbages Nov 27 '22

I mentioned to someone I was getting my bivalent booster the next day, and I had to hear all about a friend's cousin who got myocardia from the vaccine.

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u/_UsUrPeR_ Nov 27 '22

I just like talking shit about those hypothetical people. "That dude sounds like a bitch, and probably looked at porn a lot and didn't love jesus."

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u/erthian Nov 28 '22

Rofl you joke but this is the only way. Could you IMAGINE being as invasive and ridiculous as they are? Time to start.

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u/TheOnlyCloud Nov 27 '22

People who post stuff like that and believe it are the same people who think that a million and a billion are pretty close.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Nov 27 '22

Problem with these people is if you ask them a source on that hospitalization figure or how 'shedding' is supposed to work, they never have an actual answer.

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u/RangerGilman Nov 27 '22

From Mayo Clinic:

When a person is infected with a virus, the virus multiplies in the body and can be released into the environment through sneezing, coughing or even speaking. This release is called "shedding" and viral shedding is how COVID-19 is spread from person to person.

Surprise surprise, particularly evil dumbasses associated the word "shedding" with the vaccine, so it no longer has the intended meaning.

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u/Johannes_Keppler Nov 27 '22

In their minds if you can 'shed' a virus you can also 'shed' the vaccine.
Completely logical train of thought... /s

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u/chaoticidealism Nov 27 '22

It doesn't help that there are some live vaccines that can spread the illness being vaccinated against. Covid isn't one of them, because not only is it not a live vaccine, it doesn't even contain the whole virus. There's a live flu vaccine--a nasal spray--that, when you get it, they tell you to stay away from immunocompromised people for a week because you could theoretically spread the weakened flu virus in the nasal spray. I don't know what the risk actually is, but it's enough to warn people against. There might've also been a live polio vaccine that had the same problem, but I'm not sure if they still use it.

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u/000aLaw000 Nov 27 '22

No they deflect with unevaluated VAERS entries and FB posts. Then ask you to prove they aren't right. It's 3rd grade rubber and glue logic

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u/Asisreo1 Nov 27 '22

It's punishment from God because all our daughters do is be bisexual, eat hot chips, and lie

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

Yea like sudden adult death syndrome and myocarditis hmm

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u/SuperGoliath Nov 27 '22

It's the massive increase in heart attacks that I'm watching.

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u/tsilihin666 Nov 27 '22

So people are basically ignoring the fact that people are dying at a much higher rate from all these illnesses and then do absolutely nothing to stop it? How the fuck did republicans figure out a way a way to completely turn off these peoples survival instinct? Forget politics for a second. They’re smart enough to see people dying at an alarming rate. They have to know the people that are dead yet they think all is well? That’s some Manchurian candidate shit man. These people are literally programmed to die for capitalism.

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u/mullett Nov 27 '22

There will be a documentary no one will watch and an Oscar worthy dramatic version that will come out in 15 years and will expose how evil and awful everything right now is.

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u/kakapo88 Say Hello to Mr. ECMO Nov 27 '22

It's profoundly weird, I agree.

Dying for delusion and self-identity imo. Over the last few years, I've learned those are incredibly powerful forces. Even worse, they can be harnessed by sociopaths, to create all kinds of crazy and even fatal results.

History is filled with similar examples. Capitalist, socialist, feudal, whatever, the pathology seems independent of economic/political systems but rather just a basic fact of the human condition.

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u/tsilihin666 Nov 27 '22

The older I get the more I believe in the whole NPC class of people. People that are just driven wherever someone tells them to go. Zero critical thinking skills. Like I’m not someone you’d call crazy smart but compared to the vast majority of people I can’t help but feel like I’m not living the same existence as these people. It’s very hard for me to understand the level of ignorance or stubbornness it would require to ignore my impending doom to own the libs, whatever that even means.

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u/kakapo88 Say Hello to Mr. ECMO Nov 27 '22

Same. No one has ever called me a genius, except for maybe my gf, ironically. But I do notice when things don’t add up, and have some basic regard for logic and facts.

But it seems that 2 + 2 = 5 sometimes, if you squint and believe hard enough.

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u/ElGosso Nov 27 '22

Everyone thinks that about themselves, including every one of them.

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u/YeetYeetSkirtYeet Nov 27 '22

I couldn't continue to work in advertising in my twenties because I was so convinced that people were inherently smarter and better than the executives I had to appease thought they were. Now in my thirties and after 2020-beyond I realize that executives like that were exactly right, that people in the 'dumb consumer class' (in the US anyways) actually can be easily swayed by the slightest gust of influence and that way too many folks are not necessarily good or bad, they're just empty vessels waiting to be filled by whatever makes them feel slightly better than awful, be that religion, media, substances, shit food, etc.

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u/painbow-brite Nov 28 '22

I was in web design for a bit. I got out of it because clients want you to use "dark patterns" and other psychological exploits. You will be handsomely rewarded by clients for coming up with new and even more unavoidable dark patterns that the law has no answer for.

My choices were "be evil" or "be not-evil, but not in that field anymore." The internet feels shittier to use now than ever before because web design jobs are now completely in the hands of two or three megacorps whose dark patterns are mimicked by everyone else. The law can't keep up with it and there is a perverse incentive to make the internet shittier.

As a designer, you can try to be not-evil, but your client will make less money than he would have if he'd hired an evil designer, and he will fire you to make room for one.

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u/YeetYeetSkirtYeet Nov 28 '22

Lol, yup I'm getting into web dev now to change careers again. Just makes me realize you can't escape capitalism, but I'm fine with this. Even in it's current state it still seems like the internet helps people more as a resource than straight advertising.

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u/rebamericana Nov 28 '22

I've just come around to this realization myself in the last couple of years, always giving people more credit than I now realize was warranted. Even highly educated people can be swayed by Fox News or right-wing media. It's quite shocking, but apparently not if you're in sales, advertising, religion, insurance, etc.

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u/RealLADude Quantum Healer Nov 27 '22

The NPC theory explains SO MUCH.

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u/gimpwiz Nov 27 '22

They know it, but since they've already convinced themselves not to do what medical professionals recommend, they make up conspiracy theories and latch on to kooky fake 'experts' with stupid advice.

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u/IHaveNo0pinions Nov 27 '22

Their survival instinct doesn't kick in until they get sick and breathing becomes a problem!

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u/GooseyGhost Nov 27 '22

They know all is not well. Why do you think the GOP is pushing hard to secure power without the need or backing of raw voting numbers?

Between covid, people under 30 leaning hard democrat, independents getting turned off by extremism and boomers dying out (even if not of covid or covid-related ailments), they are losing the numbers advantage and so they're freaking the fuck out and turning their power grab attempts up to 11.

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u/BjornInTheMorn Nov 27 '22

Especially with who is most at risk. Overweight, diabetes, smokers, elderly? That's the Republican party base.

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u/bellevegasj Nov 27 '22

I remember reading about a county in Missouri with the same magic. 2 years into this pandemic and their coroner hadn’t declared a single death to Covid. These people can’t face basic facts.

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u/RealLADude Quantum Healer Nov 27 '22

My brother, a trumper in trump country, told me he thought he had RSV. He said it took his doctor three weeks to diagnose Covid and prescribe—wait for it—ivermectin. An hour after the first dose, he felt perfectly great. (And yes, he thinks I believe every word.)

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u/noeagle77 Team Moderna Nov 27 '22

Ahh I see you’ve met my entire family.

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u/DualtheArtist Nov 27 '22

Never Covid always Covid-"Pneumonia" with a Horse Paste chaser. .

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u/JustNoDronies Nov 27 '22

No offense but I'm relieved these people are dying. Just take care of yourself.

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u/EveryXtakeYouCanMake Nov 27 '22

I'm moving to Spain.

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u/MaddAdd69 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

If I wasn't so old and broke, I'd move too.

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u/Blaz1ENT Nov 27 '22

Without the S I assume?

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u/TheRnegade Nov 27 '22

I think the weirdest part is if you delve into the conspiracy communities. They seem to be under the impression that Joe Biden has kept America in lockdown and it has to stop. We had 1 lockdown and it was in 2020 under Trump. Either these people have a strange idea of what constitutes a "lockdown" or I don't think they're actually Americans.

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u/RangerPeterF Nov 27 '22

Same in Germany. People started calling everything that slightly inconvenienced their daily life a full blown lockdown. Yes, some measures changed the way you had to do certain things, but that ain't automatically a lockdown.

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u/Cultural-Answer-321 Deadpilled 💀 Nov 28 '22

It seems the world is determined to kill itself.

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u/onequbit Nov 27 '22

Russian troll accounts spreading misinformation and fake extremism to empower fringe groups and shift the Overton Window via social media

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u/Yonder_Zach Nov 27 '22

Honest question- is there a functional difference between russian bots mindlessly blasting out extremism and real conservatives mindlessly blasting out extremism?

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u/Wisconsin_Joe Quantum Massage Therapist Nov 27 '22

Honest question- is there a functional difference between russian bots mindlessly blasting out extremism and real conservatives mindlessly blasting out extremism?

Russian troll farms usually have better spellers.

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u/Evasor1152 Nov 28 '22

It's sad that when I pointed somebody to the Say No to Smoke Alarms page when they asked if it was satire I told them yes, you can tell because there are no typos.

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u/CrayonUpMyNose Nov 28 '22

The difference is Russian troll farms invent new lies all the time while real conservatives TM only mindlessly repeat these lies because they lack any shred of original thought.

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u/Big_Don_ Nov 28 '22

The sheer volume of commenters is the difference. When one real Anti-Vaxer/Masker starts screaming nonsense or blabbing on with divisive comments. The Bots create the echo chamber allowing the "real" conservative to feel like they're one of many. They see bots "owning the libs" and think there's a huge swaths of people who are as hateful and as proudly ignorant as them. This emboldens their movement.

But as you can plainly see (in North America at least) when it comes to the voting booth or even vaccination rates, what we see on social media (reddit, Twitter etc) does not mirror people's actual actions in the real world. The majority of people wore masks, got vaccinated and didn't join any of the "freedom movements" like the Jan 6th attack in the States or the Trucker Convoys in Ottawa.

When these "people"get in their hate/chatrooms or in YouTube comments, you'd think these ideas were shared by a much larger group of people than there actually is and the proof is shown time and time again when all of these movements fizzle out. Most of the people chiming in and encouraging these nuts online are fake and have been fake for a while now.

I tend to think that this is the reason there was never going to be a "red wave" these election periods. The ferver generated online has been largely foreign actors coughRussia, China cough and they've been too busy most of this year during the invasion of Ukraine (going all in spreading anti-Ukranian propaganda) to continue to play culture war meme games with the western populace.

Right Wing media members are inundated with all these bots as well and have been for years. They thought the people cheering for them on their YouTube videos were real people.. I don't think most of them were, hence the complete shock when the bots can't make it to the voting booth.

That's my two cents at least.

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u/AbsolutelyUnlikely Nov 28 '22

We actually had zero lockdowns considering some states said "lol no" the whole time

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u/Little-Derp Nov 28 '22

Honestly probably wouldn't of even needed a lock down if people would have been willing to 100% wear a mask outside their house.

Only places that would have had to have restrictions would be places you had to take your mask off to perform the task (places for eating and drinking); even then, we as a society coped, everything became takeout and many places began allowing alcohol to be drank in public/alcohol takeout/delivery.

But in America.. not really possible. I live in a rural area, and when lock down began, there was an obvious stigma immediately; a "you're not one of us" vibe everywhere you went with a mask.

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u/dopechez Nov 27 '22

Biden was vocally anti-lockdown during the winter Omicron surge too

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u/Red_Stripe1229 Nov 28 '22

They are just fucking stupid

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u/angrymoderate09 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

I 100% believe the initial lockdowns were the right thing to do. SARS and mers fanned out, so there was a chance of this one may do the same thing, but the evidence has to be pretty clear now, this version and it's spin offs have embedded themselves into our everyday lives.

It's now down to educating the public on how to manage life with a prevalent killer on the lose. I'm literally sitting on my couch bored as fuck because i have COVID.... I feel fine, i want to go down to the bars with my friends, but i won't because i know it can be bad for others.

Edit: side story, prior to the vaccine coming out, a couple of us were hanging in the alley way in our lawn chairs. A scientist neighbor walked by and one guy asks "we heard we're gonna have to take a COVID shot every year, is that true?"

He simply responded that the flu of 1918 never went away, we take that shot every year. Then he turned around and walked home.

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u/PainfulPeanutBlender Nov 27 '22

Your scientist neighbor is and was 100% spot on. COVID unfortunately isn’t going anywhere, another lock down isn’t going to change that especially with how idiots treated the first one.

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u/angrymoderate09 Nov 27 '22

I just hope we have better leadership for the next fucked up variant.

I still am blown away by how no one realizes that the president of the united states had a portfolio of businesses that were all 100% affected by a pandemic. He had financial reasons to play down the pandemic and his moron followers died for it.

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u/PainfulPeanutBlender Nov 27 '22

Trump was literally the worst president we could’ve had in charge when it hit, I think plenty realized that though. There’s a reason he got voted out after one term, well many reasons but the handling of the pandemic was the biggest one IMO.

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u/PlankWithANailIn2 Nov 27 '22

That's not saying much as Trump is simply the worst president for any scenario.

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u/RedditOnANapkin Nov 27 '22

I was gonna vote against him pre pandemic, but his response to COVID made sure I went to the polls to vote for Biden.

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u/BillHillyTN420 Nov 27 '22

I would literally vote for a talking turd before I would vote for Trump or any MAGA politician. Get this,,,idiots here elected a Representative whos husband has been convicted for medical fraud. Fraud. He was receiving medicine from China and repacking it as from the US. She's a pharmacist. Elected and reelected this maga trash. It's a cult with cult beliefs. Wtf

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u/btone911 Nov 27 '22

His utter disrespect for our military members, their families, and our fallen soldiers was such a common theme with him. How any American that recognizes the sacrifice of our servicemen and women make could sleep at night knowing they voted for a President that called them “suckers and losers” is beyond me. Fucking disgusting.

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u/Ctownkyle23 Nov 27 '22

He also removed the pandemic response team from Wuhan a year or two prior so who knows what would have happened if they were still there. I think about that a lot. Like I'm not surprised they downplayed it but I wonder if there was a scenario where it was extinguished early on.

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u/angrymoderate09 Nov 27 '22

You may be right.... I remember CNN talking about how China was building a hospital in 10 days with hopes of containing it... But it sounds like my friends doctor was able to go back to her saved blood tests from October 2019 and she had it (orange county, California). So it was spreading long before we knew it. It was just so mild that it flew under the radar.

That moment when 10-25% of the NFL got delta/omicron in one week, just shows how prolific this virus is at silently moving around.

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u/golf_trousers Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Such a low bar to be thanking you for being considerate when you’re sick given how shitty people acted in 2020. I do body building 6x a week, eat healthy, and not obese, however, by day 3 of having Covid I wanted to fucking die. Absolutely awful. If I didn’t have my booster, I would have been absolutely fucked for weeks or possibly dead.

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u/HombreSinNombre93 Nov 27 '22

The problem is 70% of the people in your situation are likely to say “F-it” and go out anyway. Thanks for being a responsible human being.

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u/angrymoderate09 Nov 27 '22 Ally

When i know I'm talking to someone who isn't educated on COVID, i bring up Dr fauci's greatest explanation:

"The best thing about covid is that it is so mild. The worst thing about covid is is that it is so mild."

We didn't have a pandemic where people were dying in the middle of the street with blood coming out of their eyes.... We had a pandemic where personal responsibility became one of the greatest factor in some people surviving this cupcake virus.

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u/chaoticsquid2 Nov 27 '22

Hundreds of thousands of people who died would have survived if they had contracted the virus outside of the presidency of a man who tweeted about seeing the "freezer trucks full of bodies" outside NYC morgues due to the overflow, and then turned around and supported conservative media in condemning even basic common sense precautions as a "statement" against government overreach, because he got better ratings when he played to his base.

Like, that's the most baffling thing to me. The dude borderline directly led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans, mostly his own supporters, and he's still just...floating out there, walking around freely. To say nothing of the stealing of state secrets and the whole attempted-coup d'etat thing.

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u/Cultural-Answer-321 Deadpilled 💀 Nov 27 '22

There is no borderline about about. And he caused over a million deaths. He killed more Americans than any president in history.

Then he incited an insurrection.

NEVER downplay what he has done. NEVER.

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u/Ok_Philosophy7499 Nov 27 '22

Yes, and some of us that didn't die back then now have permanent and significant damage from Long Covid. He knew it was airborne and kept it from the public. I got Covid in a NJ airport on February 17, 2020. I wouldn't have been there if I knew it was airborne. The MAGAts also convinced my stepbrother and uncle not to get vaccinated and now they're both dead. I would love to see Twittler rotting in a jail cell, or worse.

I can only hope Karma meets him on the road he takes to avoid it.

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u/LM0821 Nov 27 '22

Makes me think of the drug dealers that lace with Fentanyl - literally willing to risk killing their own customers. Make it make sense.

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u/apathetic_lemur Nov 27 '22

its why i still wear a mask in crowded areas like grocery stores. I know a lot of covid having motherfuckers cant wait 5 days for their snack cakes

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u/HombreSinNombre93 Nov 27 '22

Yep, still wearing a mask anytime I’m indoors in a public setting. I’m a Covid virgin (unless my viral illness after a San Diego conference in late January 2020, was an early case), and hope to stay that way.

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u/YeetYeetSkirtYeet Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

You absolutely should. I'm lucky enough to be paid 5 days from testing positive by my grocery store's COVID policy but those are only on scheduled shifts. I was unlucky enough to get COVID on my Friday, and still had to come in positive and sick on next Thursday. Continued to be sick and working for another week but hey, capitalism and being able to feed and home myself I guess. Also I know multiple coworkers coming in with the flu because that 5 day policy doesn't cover flu. I double masked when I had COVID but some of these motherfuckers be out here fluin it up maskless at work like... Did you learn nothing?!

Edit: And don't get me started on the number of kids running around maskless coughing like little demons while we have this RSV thing kicking off.

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u/katzeye007 Vaxxed n Stacked Nov 27 '22

Immunologists still wear masks outdoors

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u/Thorebore Nov 27 '22

This is true. A guy at my workplace tested positive and came into work to ask the supervisor if he’s allowed to work.

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u/ladyinchworm Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Good for you! There were so many people who went places like church, stores, restaurants etc (some without masks), with Covid and probably infected a lot of other people. I know some people had to go to get basic necessities, but the vast, vast majority would have been fine with door dash or other things.

Of course, this was before a lot of places changed things to making people come in to work while sick, which is stupid, especially in the USA where many people don't really have a choice but to work unless they want to get fired.

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u/Ok-Cap-204 Nov 27 '22

And working from home absolutely slowed the spread, but now most companies are making it mandatory to return to the office, although it has been proven that most jobs can be done, and done better, at home. Employees have a better attitude and save money. Employers can save on rent and utilities.

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u/0vindicator1 Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

Ask your "scientist neighbor" what happened to the level of flu circulation in 2020 when people were mostly masking and distancing.

Look how it is now.

Ask yourself if we could actually get rid of the virus if we all, in a coordinated effort (yes, I know it won't happen), did what it took...

We may not be able to control what other countries do, but we can do our part and isolate the rest of the world until they finally decide to do the same.

Yes, I know about the animal resevoir, but how often do people go up to bears and petting them. My concern would be the dogs/cats that escape and then come back home. That, too, can all be "dealt with".

EDIT0: I just lurked on the "cons*" sub and saw a post titled "'People Aren't Listening' ABC Frets Americans Refusing COVID Boosters". The comments are exactly as you'd expect. At least we'll be with fewer of them.

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u/TrashSea1485 Nov 27 '22

What an absolute boss

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u/KittenKoderViews Nov 27 '22

Too late, they already normalized dying of COVID. Too many people stopped caring and that will bite us in the ass even more as more capable people die, fucking up the labor supply and the economy at the same time.

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u/starlinguk Nov 27 '22

The UK has been pretending Covid isn't a thing anymore for aaaages. Meanwhile, the hospitals are full and people are dying from treatable conditions because tons of beds are taken by covid patients and a lot of staff has quit.

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u/VitalizedMango Nov 28 '22

The thing they very carefully avoid talking about is that repeated COVID infections fuck up your immune system, so all the OTHER viruses creep in and go nuts

Thats why the hospitals are full of RSV despite the actual caseload being not much bigger than last year.

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u/garden_bug A Very Merry Vent Nov 27 '22

"No OnE wAnTs To WoRk"

It'll be real interesting to how Long Covid ends up and how many people need to be on disability.

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u/Ok-Cap-204 Nov 27 '22

Idiots think that extra Covid unemployment benefit is still in effect. They claim you can make more money sitting at home on your butt doing nothing.

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u/RedditOnANapkin Nov 27 '22

It's amazing how Reagan's "welfare queen" rhetoric has remained a a talking point after all these years. It shows how powerful propaganda really is.

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u/Ok-Cap-204 Nov 27 '22

We have welfare queens, but not the ones Reagan was pointing out. Corporate America is the biggest

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u/BlindArmyParade Nov 27 '22

To the tune of billions from taxpayers.

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u/dancegoddess1971 Nov 27 '22

Billions with a Tr.

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

They just don't care.

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u/SpokenSilenced Nov 27 '22

Caring is effort. And effort is hardship, or even a denial of freedom. The pursuit of apathy and comfort, cuz apparently happiness is untenable now. We focus on criticism and judgement. Victim complex.

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u/Hunterrose242 Nov 27 '22

Well I'm sure this was tweeted a year or two ago before it was normalized. It's not a recent tweet.

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u/BrimyTheSithLord Let's Go Hermie Nov 27 '22

The signs of that happening were present since the beginning of the pandemic with the "99.99% survival rate" and "died from COVID" rhetoric that was floating around.

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u/DankmirianChancellor Nov 27 '22

It'll be gone by the summer because the UV light will kill it

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

Interesting, Fuhrer Drumpf said it was a hoax virus

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u/DiscountLending Nov 27 '22

I mean, it's as good as true? In the UK we have very accurate COVID data and deaths in childhood are absolutely tiny

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u/Amazing_Librarian805 Team Moderna Nov 27 '22

If the willfully unvaccinated are the one dying, they made their choice. Zero sympathy for them.

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u/RogerClyneIsAGod2 Team Moderna Nov 27 '22

The only ones I feel badly for are any kids they've left orphans or any family members who desperately tried to get them to listen but they lost them any way.

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u/RedditOnANapkin Nov 27 '22

The problem with that mindset is they're taking vaccinated people or those who can't get vaccinated with them.

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u/moeru_gumi Team Moderna Nov 27 '22

T’was ever thus. It happened in the Black Plague and every other plague before or since. These are the dues we pay for living in a communal society where we come in contact with other humans, some innocents who do everything right still get crushed by malfunctioning escalators, drunk drivers or preventable diseases.

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u/Daveruapehu Nov 27 '22

There is a relatively new drug called “Evisheild” which isnt a vaccine but helps guard from catching Covid. I understand its free in Australia and New Zealand.

Im immune suppressed following a lung transplant.. I am still isolating in that I don’t visit houses (only close family after they have had a “RATs” test), I only visit restaurants if I can eat outside, my partner works mainly from home.

Our main interest is motorcycling , so I havent been in a car with another person since the advent of covid.

And my fuckwit anti vaxx friends are well in my past.

I thought id be lonely, but when one eliminates the fuckwits out of one life , it’s amazingly stress free. :)

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u/moisheah Laughing giraffe 🦒 Nov 27 '22

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u/Daveruapehu Nov 27 '22

Fair comment.. like most meds, it cant defend against every variant.. but one hopes it defends against the one youre exposed to. Chances are that they will have another “shot” as each variant becomes known, much like the flu shot.

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u/2manyNeutrophils Nov 27 '22

I have AI disease and am immunosupressed. I got EVUSHIELD twice now (6 mos). I got vaccinated with all of boosters and stuff but who knows if it helped. Maybe some T cell education? Reply below is unfortunately right the new variants aren’t covered by EVUSHIELD.

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u/Beneficial-Date2025 Nov 27 '22

That all the anti maskers ever wanted. Because god will protect them 🤮

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u/fartemous_foul Nov 27 '22

I'm going to stay vaccinated and voting against republicans.

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u/FearSkyDaddy Biological Ware Fare Nov 27 '22

“Normalize bad things”? Isn’t that the Fox News chyron motto?

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u/seriousbangs Nov 27 '22

Yep. We already did. 300 a day is the daily average and that's a low.

Plus booster rates are very small and we're going into flu season, so that's expected to triple or quadruple.

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u/JolietJake1976 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

Yep. We already did. 300 a day is the daily average and that's a low.

BTW, 300 per day works out to more than 100,000 per year.

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u/Seraph4377 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Yep. A 9/11 every week. Mostly, though sadly not only, MAGA anti-vaxxers.

As the decade goes by and this is added to all the other reasons their demographic is dying out, it's going to start affecting more elections than just the AG in Arizona.

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u/RogerClyneIsAGod2 Team Moderna Nov 27 '22

Yep. We already did.

I was thinking the same thing. We've already gotten to that point.

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u/FistofanAngryGoddess If I didn't want them shorn, I wouldn't have made them sheep Nov 27 '22

People were very quick to file COVID deaths under “people die of illnesses all the time”. It’s like their empathy burned out.

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u/NecroAssssin Nov 27 '22

*empathy was non-existent from the start. FIFY

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u/jaymansi Nov 27 '22

Thoughts and Prayers MF’ers!

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u/FistofanAngryGoddess If I didn't want them shorn, I wouldn't have made them sheep Nov 27 '22

Also, I have a feeling this will be prime troll bait in a few hours.

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u/WintersChild79 💉Vax Mercenary💉 Nov 27 '22

You were right. I like how many entirely missed the point and are freaking out over the lockdown part. I don't think that he was advocating for a lockdown. Nothing much is going to get done, even sensible stuff like updating air filtration systems. Our life expectancy is probably permanently reduced, but people are still crying about lockdowns that were barely lockdowns.

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u/FistofanAngryGoddess If I didn't want them shorn, I wouldn't have made them sheep Nov 27 '22

Yeah I ribbed a few of them. This is an old tweet but it’s easier to call us the bad guys.

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u/Sega-Playstation-64 Nov 27 '22

We didn't have a vaccine before. Now we do.

Even in larger scale COVID breakouts, we're seen a decline in over 95% of COVID deaths.

We're not going to do more lockdowns because we have a means to negate the illness.

People who refuse the vaccine at this point are just asking for it. No more sympathy left.

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u/PPLArePoison Nov 27 '22

Assuming this is about the US, there never was a nationwide lockdown. You may recall the phrase "essential workers."

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u/aidan8et Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

...which everyone quickly learned unfortunately translated to "any job not at an office desk (and even some of those)".

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u/WintersChild79 💉Vax Mercenary💉 Nov 27 '22

Yup. I was "essential" before my company realized that a bunch of sick workers might not be good for business and decided to let us work from home.

I'm not going to go into details about my work, but trust me, it's important to my company's bottom line and nobody else.

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u/JolietJake1976 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

You may recall the phrase "essential workers."

And it was applied pretty loosely. At the time my neighbor worked for a company that manufactures lighting systems for theaters, music venues, film and TV studios, etc. Even though all those places were shutdown, somehow the neighbor's boss claimed his was an "essential industry" and everyone was required to keep coming into work.

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u/Flopolopagus Nov 27 '22

It's the American way!

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u/peeniebaby Nov 27 '22

Yeah and the people who were protesting masks, vaccines and quarantine are the people that were pissed we didn’t normalize it immediately

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u/jsv1890 Nov 27 '22

Republican goal achieved.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

#normalizepreventabledeaths

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

Ewww who let all these anti vax brigadiers in this sub. Go away and have fun with Long Covid you cretins.

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u/FistofanAngryGoddess If I didn't want them shorn, I wouldn't have made them sheep Nov 27 '22

We apparently made the front page, which makes people mad because they were reminded of COVID. So they come here to be aggravating.

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

I was wondering why I saw sooooo many downvoted comments

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u/athe-and-iron Nov 27 '22

It's already happening. It's already happened. No one wears masks, no one protects themselves, everyone is slowly accruing more and more vascular damage as the virus continues to shred the population. It's madness.

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u/Singnedupforthis Nov 27 '22

Wow we normalized death and injury by motor vehicles so much, it didn't even make the list.

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u/The-waitress- Nov 27 '22

“Social murder”

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u/PussyWrangler_462 Nov 28 '22 All-Seeing Upvote

This is so true it’s painful. Literally debated with someone on Reddit today how covid is not gone or “just the flu” now. We literally had 56 people die just today in Ontario from it. Probably more since I looked up the number several hours ago

Yet only 6 people have died this entire week in all of Canada from the flu. People simply want covid to be gone so they’re acting like it is.

Another idiot today on anti work knew they might be positive for covid but still went and dropped off a package at work. Complete disregard for other people’s safety and their families safety.

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u/Pleasant_Tiger_1446 Nov 27 '22

Yup because the money is more important.

The people... eh not so much

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u/TeeBrownie Nov 27 '22

Capitalism first at all costs.

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u/RedditOnANapkin Nov 27 '22

Yep. Look how it freaked out when the pandemic threatened its power. There's no way we go back to any type of lockdown, mask mandate, vaccine mandate, expanded UI, or stimulus checks. Capitalism put an end to any and all responses to the pandemic.

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u/AZFUNGUY85 Nov 27 '22

This is actually, true. No fuckin way anyone or anything will be locked down here again. We will take on a The Road landscape.

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u/BojackWorseman13 Nov 27 '22

“People die every day b, they’ll be iight.” - The Government Probably

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

That's alot of people in this thread atm. Just read the comments

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u/Emerald_Lavigne Nov 27 '22

We are not a civilized country...

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u/Marcotee75 Nov 27 '22

Yup. All because masks are infringing on muh freedom and muh rights

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u/kmurph72 Nov 27 '22

People just don't understand how close we were. If the delta variant hadn't died out the hospitals would have been overrun and people would be dying on the street.

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

American life expectancy has contracted at an accelerated rate.

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u/sunshades91 Nov 27 '22

Vastly disproportionate maga heads will die though. As long as normal people keep getting vaccinated and boosted then covid just becomes a cleansing fire for the stupid.

I'm so pro covid it's not even funny.

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u/Iwouldlikeabagel Nov 27 '22

If it weren't for the reality of long covid this would be awesome and I'd be 100% on board.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

I mean lockdowns aren’t going to work. The change that we should normalize is automatic sick leave at work, wearing masks when we have coughs and runny noses, and self-isolating when we are very sick and contagious.

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u/FreudoBaggage Nov 27 '22

FREEduuuuumb!

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u/holly-mistletoe Nov 27 '22

People will just die of Covid & claim they died from something else. They would rather die than admit they're wrong & get vaccinated.Similar to people now who suffer some catastrophic mental health crisis and do something awful that leads to their death, and family claims their behavior was related to someone spiking their drink or from " bad drugs".

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u/ThrowAway29307845034 Nov 27 '22

Now now, the meatgrin...err uh...Capitalism is hungry!

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u/Grouchy-Culture3946 Nov 27 '22

Sounds like Darwinism in action to me. We'll keep doing what's safe and they'll keep dying.

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u/Puffy_Ghost Horse Paste Nov 27 '22

We never had a first lockdown. Anyone saying we did is an idiot and an asshole. We attempted one sure, but sick, maskless, disgusting people gathered at capitols, shopping centers, etc etc to complain and spread disease anyway.

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u/AmZezReddit Nov 28 '22

I still get so upsetly confused when I hear my family or coworkers talk about how bad our lockdowns affected our country. What lockdown did we have; one for 2 weeks 2 YEARS AGO and over 70% of the population still didn't care and went into work and bought groceries still?

It's such a weird thing to fixate on if you're someone who's already antivax and generally anticovid about things

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u/ElecMechTech Nov 28 '22 edited Nov 28 '22

I notice, and this is expected, that people now try to retcon the COVID pandemic. Because now that we're out of it and in a comfortable state, people say "we didn't have to do this, or that". I saw an article that explains this social phenomena, it relates to the Sisyphus Cycle. Essentially, people get dumb at the end, end up in the same position, learn nothing and repeat. So once out of COVID, people use time and broken memory to gloss over what was/is a lethal ailment. Marry this up with the fact people, since we are out of it and feel above it, no longer care about COVID news.

The only two ways for this retconning to end is either both:

  1. Media can't report on it. Out of sight, out of mind right? But truth is, media probably won't refrain from reporting. Anything for fear clicks, validated or not. Depends on how slow a news day is
  2. COVID (+RSV and Flu) cases starts filling hospitals this Winter. This is the "proof is in the pudding" route. No one can deny when ICUs fill up.

I think the subject of the OP is right - deaths will be normalized. If we can do it for mass shootings, we can absolutely do it for COVID. Until you lose someone close, you just don't have the available compassion to care about anyone else.

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u/JolietJake1976 Team Mix & Match Nov 28 '22

I just wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for their engagement on this post. I've never had anything close to this kind of response to something I've posted on reddit.

I'd especially like to thank those of you who gave me awards. I would've thanked each of you personally, but my notifications were so overwhelmed, that I missed all of the award notices.

(Mods, if there's any way to pin this comment to the top, I'd truly appreciate it.)

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u/Mother_Wash Nov 27 '22

Generally agree, but unless I disremember, there wasn't a (government mandated) lock down. Businesses did, I think about the only mandated thing was wearing a mask in airports and airplanes. I traveled to Maine during that time, so there was no lockdown.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

No sugar coating here

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u/supermarius Nov 27 '22

I mean, they arent wrong

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u/EvilButterfly96 Nov 27 '22

The anti-vaxxers are gonna normalize it amongst themselves until there's none left. Everyone else will be fine.

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u/iago_williams Team Bivalent Booster Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

We have effective mitigation methods (if only they'd be implemented) without resorting to lock downs. Look at China. They're fed up with continuing lockdowns and now fighting back. Masks and vaccines work, along with improved ventilation. The data is there.

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u/Black_Magic_M-66 Nov 27 '22

Most of the people dying from Covid (in the US, now) are those that refused to get the vaccine, and they don't want a lockdown anyways.

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u/Huntanz Nov 27 '22

Yeah well you are in the "land of the free", /s

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u/aaandbconsulting Nov 27 '22

As long as corporations continue to profit it's all good! /S

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u/JolietJake1976 Team Mix & Match Nov 27 '22

Your duty as an American citizen is to grease the gears of capitalism with your blood.

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u/Bootygiuliani420 Nov 27 '22

Only poor people die from covid bevause they have terrible credit and cant go into debt for their healrh care. Are you a poor?

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u/crazyzingers Nov 27 '22

Someone I know has covid they were out, and about, and ended up getting pulled over by a cop. They told the cop they had covid, and the cop gave them a ticket apparently it's a misdemeanor to be out in public with covid, and I'm glad because I live in a state with idiots that think covid is a hoax.

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u/jonnytechno Nov 27 '22

They tried that initially when the Covid pandemic started by suggesting "Herd Immunity" was a practical solution

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u/[deleted] Nov 28 '22

If you're rich you can already buy treatment that's better than what the poor can afford. That's all the elite care about .

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u/Halftied Nov 28 '22

And the world keeps turning. Very sad but true. Humanity is going down at such a rapid rate I am afraid it is too late to do anything about it.

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u/M_Mich Nov 28 '22 Starry

we have two friends that got sick over the weekend. both have covid symptoms. only one is going to do a covid test because his company will give him two weeks w pay sick days if it’s covid. if it’s the flu then he just has to lose the time the other isn’t getting tested because his employer would put him on unpaid sick time. half of his service routes are in hospitals.

we’ve already normalized covid life.

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22

I'm a covid virgin. If they want to die let them. I just hope they don't take anyone else down with them. Otherwise freedumbs!

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u/Tomnnn Nov 27 '22

Same, somehow managed to avoid it at a family gathering where everyone got it except me. Interestingly, the severity of their symptoms aligned with their vaccination status. I was the only one that got the booster. I'll probably get it now that I live in a city and walk around outside to get stuff, so I'll get another booster if I need to. Mine was last December.

The second shot of the initial dose gave me some kind of chest pain after a few days, but the booster was very mild.

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u/corn_on_the_cobh Nov 27 '22

Not trying to downplay Covid's severity, but you can't be vaccinated against violence or poverty, nor can you take drugs or therapy to fight them. But you can with Covid. Also, getting used to things is human nature, otherwise we would have gone extinct long ago. Why worry about everything, there's no time!

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u/ku-fan 🦆 Nov 27 '22

No, but if society was better then you wouldn't have to worry about dying from violence or poverty.

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u/Chemical_Growth2373 Team Pfizer Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

The amount of Covidiots and Covid minimzers in this thread is disgusting. They're coming outta the woodworks now lol just sort by new or controversial.

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