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fangblackbone wrote:

We could have days where we lose more than 2000 in a single day.

Probably belongs in the predictions thread, but I would bet that over half the days in December will be over this threshold.

fangblackbone wrote:

The thing is, once we cross over the point of no return with lack of beds, the death tolls aren't going to go up incrementally. We could have days where we lose more than 2000 in a single day.
And don't forget the doubly whammy where care workers are getting infected at an increasing rate...

Will that be what it takes for people to take this seriously?

I don't know, but anyone who hasn't taken it seriously yet seems like a pretty f*cking lost cause to me.

fangblackbone wrote:

Will that be what it takes for people to take this seriously?

People who aren't taking it seriously now won't take it seriously until there are corpses piled up in their driveways. Even then they'll complain about their rights being violated because they can't drive to the walking distance corner convenience store.

I’m sure this has been posted before but it seems pertinent.

South Dakota Nurse: Dying COVID Patients Think It’s Fake

A South Dakota nurse whose tweets went viral over the weekend says the hardest part of her job is convincing some critically ill patients that they really do have COVID-19. “Their last dying words are, ‘This can’t be happening, it’s not real,” Jodi Doering said on CNN. “Even after positive results come back, they don’t believe it.”

OG_slinger wrote:

167K new cases, 2K deaths (the first time since early May), and a record 88K in the hospital today.

And a million dumbf*cks flew for Thanksgiving. December's going to be a f*cking bloodbath.

2K per day is one death every 43 seconds.

fangblackbone wrote:

The thing is, once we cross over the point of no return with lack of beds, the death tolls aren't going to go up incrementally. We could have days where we lose more than 2000 in a single day.
And don't forget the doubly whammy where care workers are getting infected at an increasing rate...

Will that be what it takes for people to take this seriously?

What is more scary is that the ancillary death rate caused by not having beds or doctors for car accidents, heart attacks, etc... will lead to a much higher death rate that won't even be tracked as "COVID related deaths".

It's cool. The White House is encouraging everyone to get together tomorrow

The final line of the proclamation, issued by the White House press secretary's office Wednesday evening, reads: "I encourage all Americans to gather, in homes and places of worship, to offer a prayer of thanks to God for our many blessings."

Trump: If I can't rule US, nobody should!

At least there is one blessing to thank "God" for currently. Trump is out in 55 days.

When did Thanksgiving become a religious holiday? I don't remember seeing any of that sh*t before this year.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

When did Thanksgiving become a religious holiday? I don't remember seeing any of that sh*t before this year.

Given the Pilgrims is always sort of was. But yes it seems a bit more this year.

Every day is religious in Our Christian Nation.

All I want is to be able to say "Merry Christmas" to people again. Another Trump campaign promise he failed to keep.

Maybe next year I'll be able to leave my apartment without fear.

iaintgotnopants wrote:

When did Thanksgiving become a religious holiday?

When the President was too stupid to realize it's not?

Supreme Court decided churches in NY could disregard the governor's attendance limits for public health late Wed night.

So... death cult?

Edit for link:
https://www.scotusblog.com/2020/11/j...

I'm not sure if it I read it here, but I saw a saying a few weeks ago: "See your family at Thanksgiving: bury them at Christmas."

Guess having everyone together for The Tradition is more important than keeping the family, you know, alive.

Malor wrote:

I'm not sure if it I read it here, but I saw a saying a few weeks ago: "See your family at Thanksgiving: bury them at Christmas."

Guess having everyone together for The Tradition is more important than keeping the family, you know, alive.

That was in Mississippi: After Big Thanksgiving Dinners, Plan Small Christmas Funerals

Mississippians should plan “to have very small Thanksgiving gatherings” with only nuclear family members this year to stay safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mississippi State Health Officer Dr. Thomas Dobbs and other public health officials warned on Friday.

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Via Reddit

From the NY Times:
Last week, I invited readers to send us six words describing what made them thankful in 2020. It’s a form of writing — the six-word memoir — popularized by the author Larry Smith.

More than 10,000 of you replied, and we’re grateful to all of you. Here is a selection of your responses:

The crinkling eye above the mask.

A furtive hug with a friend.

The backyard haircuts are getting better.

My choir still meets on Zoom.

Friends who give me streaming passwords.

Family reunion in January, before Covid.

Miss family, but safer for them.

Saved a lot of lipstick money.

More homemade pasta, no more jeans.

No shame in elastic-waist pants.

Braless at home? No one cares.

Mom, 87, rocking pretty, pandemic ponytail.

Teenage son still likes to snuggle.

My parents live two blocks away.

No better excuse to avoid in-laws.

This stinking year is nearly over.

*

Sunny mornings, a window facing east.

My bicycle, the trail, each morning.

Windows have never been so important.

Toscanini’s recording of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

5329 games of solitaire, won 5286.

Throwing the football with my sons.

Jonesy got a hole in one.

Still ridin’ my horse at seventy.

Postcards crossing the country — real mail.

Living in the Green Mountain State.

So grateful to live in Canada.

Left US for science-believing Germany.

I am thankful for Pastor Bob.

I’m just thankful for indoor plumbing.

I am thankful to be thankful.

Never been social; now I’m good.

I am bored, but not dead.

*

Ambulance took him. He came home.

Hearing granny laugh on the phone.

It’s just a cold, not Covid.

My parents did not get it.

Reached age 92, grandson reached 3.

I held my dying husband’s hand.

Held my son as he died.

Our kids, after my wife died.

My wife gave me her kidney.

Lung cancer team at Sloan Kettering.

Got sober during 2020, stayed sober.

Wasn’t too late to say sorry.

Wildfires took much but we survived.

Faith, family, friends, dedicated medical professionals.

Dr. Fauci and all truth-speakers.

Volunteers who take experimental vaccines.

Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers. Healthcare workers.

*

Pandemic baby after years of trying.

At twelve weeks, size of lime.

Special-needs child, graduated feeding tube.

My toddler and my weed guy.

Toddler sees Audrey Hepburn, says “Mama!”

I watched her learn to read.

Water cooler chats with six-year-old son.

Thankful for learning, in my pajamas.

Teachers’ patience. “ … Reminder: no fart machines.”

I teach funny, resilient 8th graders.

High school, even in a pandemic.

Survived first semester of online university.

Six years later, wife completes PhD.

Out of prison with great job.

Rediscovering myself by reading the Bible.

Stole my car, not my books.

Tried. Failed. Failed worse. Kept going.

*

To be a United States citizen.

Americans waited in line to vote.

Thanks for voting, Americans. — Immigrant scientist.

Gritty becoming an icon for democracy.

Once again, my Black vote matters.

God, family, freedom, Trump, health, USA.

Trump is our best president ever.

Vaccines are coming. Thank you, Trump.

Vaccine is coming, Trump is going.

Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Reagan, Carter.

Biden won the election — thank God.

Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Georgia.

Paris Climate Agreement returns in January.

The first female Vice President, baby.

The women who came before me.

Democracy triumphed. Now pass the stuffing.

*

Aunt’s Jell-O salad not gonna happen.

Solitary Thanksgiving means no turkey. LOBSTER.

Alone, spouses thankful for tiny turkey.

Daughter lovingly uninviting me for Thanksgiving.

Zoom Thanksgiving beats an ICU Christmas.

Thankful for sweet potato pie, y’all.

Red or white, and occasionally rosé.

The many people who deliver food.

My restaurant colleagues, who never quit.

248 cocktail hours with my mom.

Empty calendar means frequent dinners together.

There’s really more kindness than hate.

*

We’re falling in love over FaceTime.

Fell in love six feet apart.

I have someone I can hug.

Even after I cheated, she stayed.

The freedom of filing for divorce.

Lost job. Lost boyfriend. Found happiness.

I might marry Coronavirus Boy Toy.

Gayer than ever, very in love.

Postponed wedding, having a baby instead.

Fell in love at age 75.

I proposed and she said yes.

Will you marry me, Taylor Hollenkamp?

Didn't make it through the list. f*cking dusty.

Heh the amount of "f*ck Cuomo, hang out with your friends and family" comments from people I know..I am in the severely low minority among my NYer friends. Guess they need someone to blame. I am curious to see how many follow up texts asking for prayers will come up in the next few weeks...Unfortunately..

Rezzy wrote:

Didn't make it through the list. f*cking dusty.

Unfortunately there is some Trump love in there too.

Dr. Scott Atlas resigns from Trump administration

Damage already done, but at least he is gone.

As a special government employee, Atlas had a 130-day window in which he could serve and that window was technically going to close this week.

Basically everywhere people live is a hotspot.

so maybe that's why my download speeds suck so much lately

See according to this map Trump won the election.

He lost Montana and Texas though...
This calls for some sharpie magic!

ClockworkHouse wrote:

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So most of the fine spots I get, Tornado alley and Montana have about 10 people and 10,000 cows per county. Maine is about the same just replace cows with blueberries. Whats up with Georgia? Im not familiar with the terrain. Is that populated areas doing surprisingly well or just no-man's-land I'm ignorant of?

polypusher wrote:

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So most of the fine spots I get, Tornado alley and Montana have about 10 people and 10,000 cows per county. Maine is about the same just replace cows with blueberries. Whats up with Georgia? Im not familiar with the terrain. Is that populated areas doing surprisingly well or just no-man's-land I'm ignorant of?

At the time of this map's release, GA hadn't been declared yet.

croaker wrote:

https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/23/...

The findings were perplexing. Two full doses of the vaccine appeared to be only 62% effective at preventing disease, while a half dose, followed by a full dose, was about 90% effective.

Homeopathic vaccine. How much better if you keep halving the doses?

Many immune responses follow a "bell shaped curve". That there is a sweet spot to get the most robust response. Not enough and you get no priming, too much and other immune systems destroy the antigen before the adaptive system can use it.