Morongo Casino looks tame compared to this.
DAMN! Look at the boardwalk in Ocean City MD
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/26/2020|
what the fuck!
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/24/2020|
That terrifies me. The desperation and stupidity. The callus disregard they'll have when they bring COVID back home to sicken and kill others.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/24/2020|
It’s that particularly American brand of selfishness on display. Much of this country doesn’t believe in the common good.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/24/2020|
And that's Hillary country, too. Surprising.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/24/2020|
We're going to see posts like this all over the media. These will be going on everywhere all across the country. Get over the outrage, because it will make no difference. People will go out on this holiday weekend. Governors knew that they would, so they opened up, despite their best instincts. There is no way people are going to stay at home, and no " stay at home" order will stop it, unless there is strict enforcement, which is impossible. So, we don't need numerous posts with fake outrage ( of course it's in ______; those people are assholes). You knew this was inevitable, so stay at home if you want to avoid it. We will pay over the next few weeks, but there is nothing anyone could do about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/24/2020|
a bunch of lonely old scolds up in here
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/24/2020|
It isn't even that nice out--cloudy and 60 degrees for a high today (Sunday).
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/24/2020|
I hated places like that before Covid. Let them all die from it.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/24/2020|
I just don't want them returning and spreading it to their community and families. They are idiots.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/24/2020|
The hysteria is strong in this thread.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/24/2020|
Wow, this really depressed me to see. We’ve learned nothing and have no concern for anything but our own immediate gratification. This will go on forever.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/24/2020|
I no longer believe anything good about my fellow Americans after 2016 . I never dreamed how deeply ingrained selfishness and stupidity were in our culture. This scene (and 1000s like it) doesnt surprise me at all . Not anymore .
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/24/2020|
[quote] And that's Hillary country, too.
Actually, no. That is deplorable central. I grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland and it is decidedly NOT liberal. The eastern shore and western Maryland (all of the rural parts) are redder than red. The populated urban/suburban areas in Maryland are the ones that make the state generally go for Democrats.
Ocean City is always mobbed with people, the gays and the wealthier people go to the beaches in the north, like Rehoboth. So OP's picture is no surprise to me.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/24/2020|
I stopped fretting, cursing and trying to shame idiots who are daring the odds. Selfishness has been confused with "freedom." Freedom they use as a license to abuse, are truly not eager to share with anyone not like them and happy to curtail or rip from others not in their image. This nation is sick with self. Who knows, they may be right. We'll see where the chips fall. That's going to a boat load of GoFundMe pages.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/24/2020|
You can’t tell how much space there is between groups when the photographer uses a zoom lens. Almost all these crowd in pandemic photos are misleading.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/24/2020|
R15 = DJT
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/24/2020|
Correct r13. The eastern shore of Maryland is Trump country, that is a red part of the state.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/24/2020|
There are plenty of wealthy tacky people in OC, too. Once, I turned 20 I never got he appeal of OC.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/24/2020|
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are even stupider than that."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/24/2020|
Ocean City has webcams of the boardwalk and the beach
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/24/2020|
Imagine the kind of person who would willingly go to a place like this under normal circumstances. That’s bad enough.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/24/2020|
[quote]a bunch of lonely old scolds up in here
A lot of ignorance, also.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/24/2020|
The Chicago Lakefront is still closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||05/24/2020|
Don't worry. God has them covered.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/24/2020|
The actual webcams aren't as crowded
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/24/2020|
Look at the smirking adults in R25. Unbearable. They will be sorry, no doubt, when the little girl with the sign dies from the corona.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/24/2020|
I wouldn't do it, but people have been cooped up for weeks and it's the first weekend of summer... I get it. Again, I wouldn't do it, but I get it. At least they are in the open air.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/24/2020|
“Momma? Mah chest hurts when ah try ta breath. Am I gon’ meet Jesus soon?”
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/24/2020|
Summer doesn't start until June 20 R28
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/24/2020|
I know that R30, but must people consider Memorial Day weekend as the official start of summer. You know that. Don't be that guy.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/24/2020|
The one good thing I will say about Ocean City is that the food is good--Fries cooked in peanut oil, pit beef sandwiches, saltwater taffy, and pizza so greasy it slides off the plate. I wouldn't eat like this all the time, but it is fun to indulge every once in a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/24/2020|
We do need to lose a lot of human life For the sake of the earth so I guess these people are volunteering?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/24/2020|
I know nobody likes a tattletale, but obviously the gays on Fire Island aren’t taking it very seriously.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/24/2020|
Just imagine how bad shit will get during the july1st and July 4th weekends in North America
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/24/2020|
R34 is being a Cindy Brady.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/24/2020|
They're all going to die. The sooner, the better.
I yearn for empty churches from coast to coast.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/24/2020|
R32 types fat.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||05/24/2020|
[QUOTE] Just imagine how bad shit will get during the july1st and July 4th weekends in North America
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/24/2020|
People follow their leader, who is too busy golfing to give a shit about this.
A competent President would have gotten on TV and told the country to use common sense. A competent President would have implemented a series of measure to follow.
Continue to be outrage and Vote for Biden come November.
It didn't and doesn't have to be like this.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||05/24/2020|
R26, it's overcast, and while the crowd aren't as bad as the photo, they are not comfortable.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||05/24/2020|
Growing up in Central PA, Ocean City MD was known as the "Redneck Riviera". Major Terrible Tangelo country.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||05/24/2020|
[quote] The hysteria is strong in this thread.
Somebody cough on r10, please.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||05/24/2020|
Because of the poultry processing industry, the Eastern Shore (notably the town of Salisbury) is one of Maryland's biggest COVID-19 "hot spots." It would take just one Perdue worker's family to spend this weekend in Ocean City to infect dozens of people.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/24/2020|
Wicomico County has 867 cases. I would worry more about the visitors my the DC area, Philly and New York.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/24/2020|
Wicomico county has 867 officially recorded cases, with 22 deaths, occurring a small population: 832.4 cases per 100K. Among the highest rates in the nation. It's adjacent to Ocean City.
You would be suicidal to go "Danny Shore" now.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/24/2020|
Shall we put a 2 week timer on this thread?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/24/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||05/24/2020|
No, R15 is right - there's no way you can tell from OP's picture how far apart those people are.
This video from Missouri, on the other hand, is pretty unmistakable.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||05/24/2020|
And a timelapse video of yesterday. It doesn't look quite as bad as the photo in the op. It's not great,but clearly the photo in the op is compressing the image.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||05/24/2020|
Yes, some of these type of photos can be deceiving. But it’s not just how far apart they are. It’s also about wallets and credit cards, menus and door handles, toilets. You get the idea. There is NO way these people aren’t spreading this fucking germ even if they all stand TWELVE feet apart. If they’re willing to go in big crowds unmasked I bet they aren’t too particular about sanitizing everything they touch.
And we’re ALL bored. We ALL want to get out. EVERYONE is depressed and claustrophobic. Who isn’t? I obey the rules not because I’m PARANOID. I obey the rules because I’m an ADULT.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/24/2020|
This message needs to be flown overhead.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||05/24/2020|
It's also not nearly as nice a day. HOWEVER, maybe those people who had cabin fever just had to get out for a day and got it a bit out of their system. Of course, what they might have gotten into their system is a different story.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||05/24/2020|
I just clicked on your link, R51, and watched as a woman walking toward the camera came within inches of two people walking in the opposite direction (she had to step to the side to avoid walking right into them; so no, they were not together), with the woman's facemask visibly pulled down to under her chin. I don't know if the couple walking away had masks on or not, but the upshot is that if one of the three of them are COVID-19+, the odds are about 1 in 5 that at least one of the other two is now positive as well.
Other people were similarly within close proximity; it doesn't take getting out a measuring tape or calculating the distance by examining the street features in comparison to see that few people in the camera's view were practicing anything close to social distancing.
What gets me is that if the crowd is any indication, the weather is not pleasant on the boardwalk this afternoon. They're bundled up and wearing hoodies. I could understand it slightly more if it was brilliantly sunny and warm, but what's the point of going to the beach — at the height of the pandemic — if it's not? Merely to go outside? Jesus, go stand in the middle of your street, the park, even the vacant lot down the road if you've succumbed to cabin fever. You really don't need to risk your health, let alone everyone else's, just to get out of the house.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/24/2020|
nobody wants to comment on the crowded Fire Island Pines beach? Full of gay men?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||05/24/2020|
R55 it's an openair boardwalk in sunlight and not church.
Democrats need to move on from a message of resistance tomone of rebuilding. --- Rahm Emanuel
|by Anonymous||reply 57||05/24/2020|
I'll comment, r56. If you are referring to the photo at r34... it's clearly compressed.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||05/24/2020|
[quote]Just imagine how bad shit will get during the july1st and July 4th weekends in North America
July 1st is a Wednesday.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||05/24/2020|
An old college friend now in Chicago called to get my NYC update (he admitted that today's NY Times published death toll inspired him to call). He said how many people in his residential area are ignoring basic health precautions, and that one of his neighbors with a balcony is hosting a party (20something white straight broholes and Beckys) all in close proximity, sipping cocktails and none wearing masks. He's keeping his windows closed.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||05/24/2020|
plague rats, they should be drown
|by Anonymous||reply 61||05/24/2020|
No one tells **ME** what to do!
|by Anonymous||reply 62||05/24/2020|
Every time one of these photos is posted, it's funny to hear the pearl clutchers sheik over folks out and enjoying themselves.
And like it's some Republican thing, Everybody is out. So get used to it.
On the East Coast, as of tomorrow, it's going to be in the 70s and 80s all week.
Whether you approve or not, people are not going to be sitting at home.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||05/24/2020|
Enjoy your cuppa COVID, oblivious R63!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||05/24/2020|
Let them all get sick. I don’t give a fuck about these idiots anymore.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||05/24/2020|
A lot of people enjoy making “liberal elites” upset. They will risk death to own “libtards.”
|by Anonymous||reply 66||05/24/2020|
President Dipshit and several governors doesn't take it seriously, so deplorables take that as their cue to do what feels good and fuck everyone's feelings. Nothing we can do now except try to protect ourselves.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||05/24/2020|
R64 What I wrote is the truth. Every word of it.
I didn't say that I'd be out there with them.
One thing you learn in life is that you can't control others.
You are responsible for your own health.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||05/24/2020|
Meanwhile, 90% of the people I see in my Manhattan neighborhood are wearing masks. Even the homeless people. Has anyone seen the photos of that hotel pool in the Ozarks?
Let’s hear more about how New Yorkers are spreading Covid, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||05/24/2020|
More photos to shriek at! This time NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||05/24/2020|
I just finished writing a letter extending my condolences to a friend whose mother died last week of covid-19.
But your corn dogs. But her email.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||05/24/2020|
I live in a suburb of Denver, and our restaurants opened up yesterday. My partner and I have been debating going out for a cocktail, but we will probably wait until next week when the weather is nicer and we can sit outside. We can’t do this lockdown shit forever. I will still wear masks and socially distance 99% of the time, but I just want to sit in the sun , enjoy a martini, and talk shit about the other customers for ONE day. He goes back to work next week anyway. I feel like we are fighting a losing battle.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||05/24/2020|
Welcome to Missouri!
|by Anonymous||reply 73||05/24/2020|
Lol, r25. We should all walk around naked with signs saying “God had got me covered!”
|by Anonymous||reply 74||05/24/2020|
R70, what do you see wrong with your picture?
If you look in the background, New York City streets are NEVER that empty.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||05/24/2020|
Oh, please, r74, not all of us.
Just the hotties.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||05/24/2020|
R75 The New Yorkers have left the city to go infect other places.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||05/24/2020|
Missouri's governor held a press conference on Friday to ask people to be aware of the virus and to exercise social distancing during the long weekend. Now look at R73. These people aren't listening to their own Republican governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||05/24/2020|
Oh dear, the lengths people will go to in order to be on the front page of the New York Times!
|by Anonymous||reply 79||05/24/2020|
It looks like we are going to pass 100,000 deaths from the virus on Tuesday. I see a big spike in positive tests in mid-June all across the country, all because these people who flaunt safety at big events are all over the country.
Most of my friends and family changed their plans for the weekend so they would avoid the crowds. Lots of people are. Personally, I have gone to a nearby park and read a book on a park bench yesterday and today. I'm still entertained; there are lots of guys running or walking on the paths surrounding the park who are barechested. Most of them are with their wives. I can still dream, can't I?
|by Anonymous||reply 80||05/24/2020|
I’m so proud of my country! Spend those middle class cointhottas girlssss!
|by Anonymous||reply 81||05/24/2020|
[quote]I see a big spike in positive tests in mid-June all across the country, all because these people who flaunt safety at big events are all over the country.
Perhaps you meant "flout safety."
|by Anonymous||reply 82||05/24/2020|
[quote] Missouri's governor held a press conference on Friday
Did he mention this cunt?
|by Anonymous||reply 83||05/24/2020|
You just have to look after yourself and stay away from as many crowds as you can.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||05/24/2020|
Enforced lockdowns for everyone were to prevent the vulnerable. I have been abiding by lockdown myself, but if you’re a fit and healthy person under the age of 50 (and probably more like 70 but let’s pitch it lower), then your risk of serious health issues or death is extremely low.
If you’re not living with or visiting elderly / already sick relatives or friends, then people screaming how you might pass it on to someone vulnerable, probably isn’t going to land.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||05/24/2020|
[quote] but if you’re a fit and healthy person under the age of 50 (and probably more like 70 but let’s pitch it lower), then your risk of serious health issues or death is extremely low.
Complete and utter bullshit. No one knows how the virus will affect them.
Here’s just one of many examples:
|by Anonymous||reply 86||05/24/2020|
Or this guy
|by Anonymous||reply 87||05/24/2020|
Yes, R82, I meant "flout safety."! Thank you. Things happen to the 60-year-old mind.....
|by Anonymous||reply 88||05/24/2020|
Fine. Let this happen. In 3 weeks when we have 5000 deaths a day maybe the naysayers and protesters will STFU if they haven't kicked the bucket.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||05/24/2020|
I hoped covid-19 kills all of them in all of these pictures. The survivors will be back in November and again in January with their guns. They will be just as belligerent as they are now. But far more dangerous. So let's hope the virus gets them before they can cause further damage.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||05/24/2020|
[quote] Things happen to the 60-year-old mind.....
Not to mention the body.
Trust me, I know.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||05/24/2020|
Of for crissakes its a telephone lens, people. This has been explained to you multiple times. And yet the media GOT CHA again. SHREIK! OUTRAGE!
|by Anonymous||reply 92||05/24/2020|
Look. Nobody is catching Covid outside in the summer heat. It’s just not happening. Infections are way down everywhere. People are not staying inside all summer, and they’re not wearing masks outside. Nothing to worry about.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||05/24/2020|
People may sound like lonely old scolds, but if you have problems breathing or know anyone who does and want to keep them safe, best not to worry about exhibiting your flaming beauty at the beach for a bunch of chubby morons...
|by Anonymous||reply 94||05/24/2020|
Oh, and a telephone lens? Whew...
|by Anonymous||reply 95||05/24/2020|
[quote]Complete and utter bullshit. No one knows how the virus will affect them.
True, but that can be said for any illness. I think some of you are seizing on outliers and are ignoring basic common sense because you're so scared. The truth is, most people who get this thing are not going to die.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||05/24/2020|
You’re right, r96, most are not going to die.
That doesn’t mean you may not go through hell and possibly spend weeks or months in the hospital, as the two I pointed out. There’s a wide swath of sickness between nothing and death.
Or you may have no symptoms at all.
But why take the risk when you don’t know?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||05/24/2020|
Oh for fuck’s sake R72, just go out for that drink. And have a few. And don’t wear your mask while you’re drinking.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||05/24/2020|
Dumb rednecks gonna redneck.
Why are you surprised?
|by Anonymous||reply 99||05/24/2020|
[quote]But why take the risk when you don’t know?
I'm not taking the risk, other than going to the grocery story and Target once a week. But I'm not going to waste my energy on being upset with people who have decided to make different decisions about their own personal health. I got my mask on, I'm staying 6ft away. As long as you got you covered, why worry about anyone else?
|by Anonymous||reply 100||05/24/2020|
Has everybody COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN that one of the reasons for isolating and social distancing was to keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed? That still applies, so all you people saying it's fine, most people will survive, need to keep this in mind.
And don't get me started on the long-term effects of covid-19, like lung scarring. So even if you survive, you may have long term health issues.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||05/24/2020|
[quote]Has everybody COMPLETELY FORGOTTEN that one of the reasons for isolating and social distancing was to keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed?
NO hospitals are overwhelmed. New York City was the only place that got out of control, and that’s long over now.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||05/24/2020|
I totally agree with one of the comment in the link- this generation of Americans are truly the most spoiled people on earth. Most never really got to experience hardships , experienced war firsthand, or any major calamities.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||05/24/2020|
R102 That is not true.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||05/24/2020|
R104... please identify which US hospitals are currently overwhelmed. I’ll wait...
|by Anonymous||reply 105||05/24/2020|
[quote]Most never really got to experience hardships , experienced war firsthand, or any major calamities.
What in the hell does that have to do with anything. Some of you are going completely over the top.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||05/24/2020|
Patriotism in the US is currently very sick and on a ventilator. It was more obvious when I was young that we not only looked out for ourselves, but others around us, even strangers. The repercussions thoughtless people can initiate can affect people far and wide, especially to the doctors and nurses who become involved in saving sick people's lives. Some of us, more deep down than others, realize the seriousness of going out and having fun, thinking only of their selves, and not others in the community. Pointing out people who go against warnings and common sense is really a great idea to keep us informed of what we may encounter going out, and reinforce the warnings to ourselves, lest we become too relaxed.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||05/24/2020|
R102 The healthcare workers are stretched to the limit. Maybe my terminology "overwhelmed" was a bit dramatic, I will concede that. But just because it hasn't happened yet doesn't mean it won't. We're only seeing the beginning of spikes in red states that have reopened the last couple of weeks. I wouldn't be so cavalier in your attitude, but that's just me. By all means, go crowding onto a beach or swimming pool this weekend and let's talk again in 14 days.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||05/24/2020|
But then they get back to their work buildings and become mask Nazis.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||05/24/2020|
DC has the saddest most pathetic vacation spots on the east coast. Compare Ocean city to Cape Cod or Cape May.
|by Anonymous||reply 110||05/24/2020|
R102, they were not overwhelmed because most people stayed inside. But it’s not too late to screw up our limited success in controlling things...if people change what they are doing for the worse, then things can still get bad, worse than the first time. Not sure what is hard to grasp about that concept. I heard Cuomo say that projections were based upon 50% of the population following the guidelines, but a lot more than that ended up complying...this time. But it’s not like it’s over, at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||05/24/2020|
[quote]please identify which US hospitals are currently overwhelmed
The mayor of Montgomery, Alabama on Thursday:
“Right now, if you’re from Montgomery and you need an ICU bed, you’re in trouble. If you’re from central Alabama and you need an ICU bed, you may not be able to get one.”
|by Anonymous||reply 112||05/24/2020|
Kentuckians hang an effigy of the governor.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||05/24/2020|
Make that Kentucky Republicans. These thugs are not representative of the entire awful state.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||05/24/2020|
I guess we’ll find out two weeks from now, but I bet things don’t get worse after this holiday weekend. The curve has been successfully flattened and you don’t hear about many deaths anymore. I think we had fewer than 100 here in NYC.
We’ve passed the peak and should be slowly moving on. There’s no reason to rush, but we shouldn’t be sheltering in place any longer when the worst is behind us.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||05/24/2020|
[quote] NO hospitals are overwhelmed. New York City was the only place that got out of control, and that’s long over now.
No, it’s not long over. One of the sticking points for NYC not meeting the governor’s metrics for opening is not having 30% of hospital beds available and not having 30% of ICU beds available.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||05/24/2020|
We are doomed.
The stupid is strong. Too strong. And it will kill us all.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||05/24/2020|
The lockdown was to avoid a surge in cases -- to flatten a curve that never came in most places because the models were off. The lockdown was never meant to exist in perpetuity and may not even have happened in most states if the models weren't so far off in the beginning. Even NY at its worst wasn't anywhere near what the Imperial College model predicted.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||05/24/2020|
[quote] but we shouldn’t be sheltering in place any longer when the worst is behind us.
Nobody told you to “shelter in place.” This isn’t WWII. You could go out, go to the park, take a walk, go for a drive, go to the supermarket, etc. The idea is to avoid large crowds.
And if we all pour out onto the beaches and into the churches, the worst will be ahead of us instead of in the rearview mirror.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||05/24/2020|
R115 needs a little history lesson:
|by Anonymous||reply 120||05/24/2020|
Took my cat to the vet today (illicit peeing & pooping) and they’re still observing lockdown. We sat in car & they took cat inside & we talked to vet on the phone.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||05/24/2020|
[quote] Even NY at its worst wasn't anywhere near what the Imperial College model predicted.
Yet you don’t think the “lockdown” as you call it has anything to do with that?
|by Anonymous||reply 122||05/24/2020|
[quote] We’ve passed the peak and should be slowly moving on
“We’re having a second peak right now.”
- Republican governor of Arkansas Asa Hutchinson, yeaterday
|by Anonymous||reply 123||05/24/2020|
The graph was made for some of you morons...
|by Anonymous||reply 124||05/24/2020|
Yes and no, r122. The no...The Imperial Model was way off and was revised downward just days after the dire prediction of 2 million dead. The yes...the lockdown did flatten the curve in the NY metro area. It did what it was meant to do, which was to flatten the curve so NY (and the country) could reopen. It was not something to exist in perpetuity. It was always understood there would be cases of covid once the country reopened as flattening the curve was meant to spead out covid cases over time.
Somewhere along the line people went to two different extremenes: one group refuses to practice social distancing and the other refuses to allow people to live the new normal.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||05/24/2020|
R110 No one from DC vacations in (south) Ocean Shitty. Washingtonians and wealthy Marylanders vaca in North OC, Fenwick Island, Dewey Beach or gay-friendly Rehoboth. Now you know.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||05/24/2020|
Fascists scolds having their daily circle jerk.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||05/24/2020|
When I lived in DC, everyone vacationed in Hilton Head (Republicans) or South Beach.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||05/24/2020|
[quote] The curve has been successfully flattened and you don’t hear about many deaths anymore
You are such a dumb cunt I can't even fathom the depths of your stupidity and willingness to infect and kill the people in your community and every other community. Dumb cunt doesn't even come close to describing the maggots eating at your brain.
Hundreds of innocent Americans died of Covid-19 today, and yesterday, and the day before that and the day before that. Hundreds more will die tomorrow and the day after that and the day after that. We'll get spikes from those morons running around without masks or social distancing like dumb cunts.
It's still contagious. We still don't have adequate PPE. We still don't have adequate Testing. We still don't have adequate treatments.
ARE YOU FUCKING RETARDED YOU DUMB, MAGGOT-INFESTED CUNT? Just curious.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||05/24/2020|
How wide do you some of you think boardwalks are? Those people are cramped. Don't give me that telephoto lens shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||05/24/2020|
R129, every state is reopening. You'd better adapt or it's going to be a long, miserable 18 months for you.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||05/24/2020|
It is not “complete and utter bullshit” that the risk for healthy young adults is extremely low and when you cite individual exceptional deaths rather than stats, then you prove the point. We can all cite exceptional cases.
The pattern has been repeated all over the world wherever the virus has been seen. Referring to the statistical outliers this does not change the fact.
This does not mean a person should be complacent or that the virus isn’t awful, but it does mean that some people are taking calculated risks, like they do every time they get in a car.
Full disclosure, I have had and recovered from suspected COVID-19. It was an extremely unpleasant bug, the fever in particular was like nothing I have previously experienced and the cough lasted weeks, the sore throat was terrible. As unpleasant as it was, I don’t think most people are going to put their entire lives on hold indefinitely to avoid that level of illness (which is all it will be if not less for 95%+) and the lockdown will not hold much longer. The focus should be on protecting the most vulnerable.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||05/25/2020|
North Carolina has done minimal testing and is now opening the outer banks. Y’all go to the beach, make sure to stop at your mega church’s service on the way!
Holy shit I’m glad I don’t live in the south.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||05/25/2020|
DC folks go to the Outer Banks
|by Anonymous||reply 134||05/25/2020|
Why do people need to gather in the first place? I’ve never enjoyed being surrounded by large groups of humans.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||05/25/2020|
|by Anonymous||reply 136||05/25/2020|
Meanwhile, back to reality...
"The Coronavirus is Deadliest Where Democrats Live"
|by Anonymous||reply 137||05/25/2020|
R125, the reason to lock down and "Flatten the curve" was not so we could re-open. It was to prevent medical services from being overwhelmed.
Further, that time was supposed to be used to get universal testing & contact-tracing in place, while businesses (with govt assistance) reworked to make it safer for people to be in them (social distancing, plastic barriers, contactless functioning and payment).
NONE OF THAT HAPPENED.
It's adamantly NOT safe to re-open unless all that stuff that didn't happen happens.
We're going to see a second wave that makes everything we've experienced so far seem like a walk in the park.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||05/25/2020|
R137, are you idiots really that stupid?
Democrats live in big cities with higher population densities. Your idiotic post is just another "correlation is not causation" logical fallacy.
Further, it's the rural areas that are experiencing the biggest issues right now. It doesn't take much to overwhelm small rural hospitals (especially given the GOP has forced many of them to close by refusing to expand Medicaid under the ACA).
Go fuck yourself for trying to politicize this even further, dumbass.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/25/2020|
Covid-19 has killed more than twice as many Americans in less than 3 months, than the Vietnam War did over the course of 20 years.
It's like having 9/11 happen every other day for two full months.
And some of you are dismissing this. All those lives lost.
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/25/2020|
And if, like the Florida spring breakers who left no trail of the virus in their wake, they & their loved ones don’t end up being infected, who’s laughing at who?
|by Anonymous||reply 141||05/25/2020|
Like the reported numbers are even close to the actual truth.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||05/25/2020|
Or the churches, r41?
|by Anonymous||reply 143||05/25/2020|
[quote]And some of you are dismissing this. All those lives lost.
I don't think anyone is dismissing it. But I also think you need to take into account the demographics of all of those lives lost. I'm not saying that anyone one life is any more or less important than any other. But I do think you need to take that into consideration. Some of you are closing in on the hysteria stage with this thing and you're just the flip side of those liberate/open up morons. There is a happy middle ground.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||05/25/2020|
[quote] But I also think you need to take into account the demographics of all of those lives lost. I'm not saying that anyone one life is any more or less important than any other. But I do think you need to take that into consideration.
That’s exactly what you’re saying.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||05/25/2020|
What R138 said. We completely shut down for two months and the federal government did nothing during that time. Precious time was wasted while our leader, the orange blob, held daily rallies/press conferences that were a waste of time, telling us to drink bleach, shove a flashlight up our asses, or take hydroxychloroquine. "What have you got to lose???"
Now we're flinging open the doors to everything in most states. What could possibly go wrong??? But because a few posters on here claim to have had the virus and recovered, it's no big deal. Don't be fooled by what they say, be safe and use common sense. The least you can do is wear a fucking mask in public and practice social distancing.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||05/25/2020|
[quote]was not so we could re-open. It was to prevent medical services from being overwhelmed.
Um, no shit. Once the curve was flattened the country was to reopen. The shutdown was never meant to continue in perpetuity.
[quote]NONE OF THAT HAPPENENED
It did where I am.
Just a reminder that several states opened back in April. Armageddon hasn't happened.
Rahm Emanuel: It's time to move on from a message of resistance to one of rebuilding.
|by Anonymous||reply 147||05/25/2020|
R146 you are correct that the federal government didn't do anything for those two months, but you're forgetting that it left everything up to the states.
|by Anonymous||reply 148||05/25/2020|
The Atlantic: America’s Patchwork Pandemic Is Fraying Even Further
The coronavirus is coursing through different parts of the U.S. in different ways, making the crisis harder to predict, control, or understand.
Prevention is physically rewarding in the long term, but not emotionally rewarding in the short term. People who stay home won’t feel a pleasant dopamine kick from their continued health. Those who flock together will feel hugs and sunshine. The former will be tempted to join the latter. The media could heighten that temptation by offering “disparity in spectacle.” Fringe exceptions like anti-lockdown protests and packed restaurants, she says, are more dramatic and telegenic than people responsibly staying at home, and so more likely to be covered. The risk is that rare acts of incaution will seem like normal behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||05/25/2020|
In 2 weeks, expect a resurgence of covid-19. What fools we mortals be.
|by Anonymous||reply 150||05/25/2020|
I love when the white devils are careless. I can't wait to move in when they are all dead!
|by Anonymous||reply 151||05/25/2020|
This is for the moron at R137:
Coronavirus is spiking disproportionately in counties that voted for Trump in 2016
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/25/2020|
This comment from OP's link says it all:
"I’ve said it for months. Americans are an extremely undisciplined and spoiled people. As a country, we haven’t been through any real hardships in generations, compared to others.
We are used to getting what we want, when we want it. And the coronavirus era is no different."
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/25/2020|
[quote]Um, no shit. Once the curve was flattened the country was to reopen.
Uh, no. That's now how it works, and not how it was planned.
[quote]The shutdown was never meant to continue in perpetuity.
Anyone thinking the shutdown would last only two weeks was a moron. And yes, it shouldn't continue in perpetuity, but unless and until there's universal testing and contact tracing, and businesses and public spaces are retooled for social distancing, and everyone agrees to wear a mask when in public around other people... it is the ONLY option. The fact that all that time was SQUANDERED by Trump and Republicans is the reason this is dragging on, and the reason so many are dead, and so many more will get sick and die.
R147, it didn't happen anywhere in the United States. You're a lying moron. Fuck off.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||05/25/2020|
Opening too soon, without proper precautions in place, is how you get a worse second wave.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||05/25/2020|
The redneck Lake Ozark bar, Backwater Jacks, with that packed swimming cess pool is furiously deleting comments from its facebook page calling them out for being stupidly irresponsible. It's fun to check.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||05/25/2020|
[quote]"The Coronavirus is Deadliest Where Democrats Live"
Because these areas have large minority populations.
|by Anonymous||reply 157||05/25/2020|
(R121) I hope your cat gets better. What's his/her name?
|by Anonymous||reply 158||05/25/2020|
As a country, we haven’t been through any real hardships in generations, compared to others.I
^^^ Oh, hon.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||05/25/2020|
“I see dead people”.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||05/25/2020|
It is way too soon to go back to carrying on like things are normal. It's totally irresponsible.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||05/25/2020|
Hope you all enjoyed your day.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||05/25/2020|
R154, EVERY. SINGLE. STATE. IS. REOPENING. EVERY. ONE. GET. USED. TO. IT.
|by Anonymous||reply 163||05/25/2020|
The moron at R154 actually thinks we were going to wait around for "universal testing and contact tracing, and businesses and public spaces are retooled for social distancing, and everyone agrees to wear a mask when in public around other people..."
Not happening. And look at Europe with borders open and tourism encouraged.
|by Anonymous||reply 164||05/25/2020|
r5, r163, r164, (too lazy to read them all)...
We hardly knew ye.
|by Anonymous||reply 165||05/25/2020|
R154, I live in Pennsylvania. We are ahead of your state, apparently. Sucks to be you.
|by Anonymous||reply 166||05/25/2020|
Pennsylvania is still pretty locked down. No restaurants are open, no hair salons, no gyms, no pools. Masks are mandatory.
|by Anonymous||reply 167||05/25/2020|
Sucks to be you too, r165.
|by Anonymous||reply 168||05/25/2020|
Depends on where you are, r167.
|by Anonymous||reply 169||05/25/2020|
Well, that’s something to be proud of...
|by Anonymous||reply 170||05/25/2020|
R170, yeah it is. Look at the numbers for the Western half of the state and the try to justify keeping shit closed. Allegheny County is the hardest hit with about 1800 cases in total. That's 1800 since February.
|by Anonymous||reply 171||05/25/2020|
Hillbillies gonna hillbilly...
|by Anonymous||reply 172||05/25/2020|
[quote]Not happening. And look at Europe with borders open and tourism encouraged.
Yeah, maybe take a look at some of their testing and contact tracing regimens, never mind their FAR lower infection and death rates.
|by Anonymous||reply 173||05/26/2020|
Who the fuck is the idiot moron at R163, and who the fuck are the idiot morons 'W&W' that aggressively stupid post?
|by Anonymous||reply 174||05/26/2020|
St. Louis County in Missouri asked all residents who attended the pool party at the Lake of the Ozarks to self-quarantine for fourteen days. People can be identified in the video footage. I wonder how aggressive they will be about this.
|by Anonymous||reply 175||05/26/2020|
Specialists from the American Office Managers Association are reviewing those videos as I type this.
|by Anonymous||reply 176||05/26/2020|
Meanwhile, California is up to nearly 3k cases today.
|by Anonymous||reply 177||05/26/2020|
R173 There is no unified European testing and contact tracing regimen which the EU would need as lockdowns end, border restrictions ease and international travel resumes.
|by Anonymous||reply 178||05/26/2020|
R175 The pool party was at Backwater Jacks bar. They released this weak, lame response today and the comments on their facebook page are mostly dumb American flag emojis, thanks for defending "freedom," and calling the critics "Karen's" (the critics who aren't deleted). 🙄Pretty typical redneck, red state, jingoistic bullshit.
Can't wait for the second public shaming of these morons when their local public health department traces the inevitable outbreak to that nasty pool.
|by Anonymous||reply 179||05/26/2020|