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      Yesterday, 03:33 PM   #8845
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In financial news, I watch these CNBC guys fairly often and ... HOLY SHIT! Live TV!
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(3.) Has anyone mentioned lately that masks work because science - and you wear them to be polite to others by not killing their grandparents
WRONG. They're a tool of political oppression and a symbol that the wearer is a covidiot libtard.


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Those no-mask badasses seem like gentlemen of high character, so I bet they were Eagle Scouts ...

I wonder which Eagle Scout badge they got for helping an old lady across the rainbow bridge because they were afraid of being called a pussy?


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Those no-mask badasses seem like gentlemen of high character, so I bet they were Eagle Scouts ...

I wonder which Eagle Scout badge they got for helping an old lady across the rainbow bridge because they were afraid of being called a pussy?


So brave! Such courage.
Where is the high testosterone Alpha Male badge?
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In two years we're all gonna look back at this and be like why did we destroy economy for something with like a 2% death rate and mainly killing people in nursing homes,

We're still fucked but I think it's time to let people pass who don't want to wear a mask or whatever. I'm 38 I will be ok. Plus I wear a mask to showcase I'm with Bernie.

Feel the burn.
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I must be missing something on that CDC chart that other people see. There is no R0 under TWO. That's not good.
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In two years we're all gonna look back at this and be like why did we destroy economy for something with like a 2% death rate and mainly killing people in nursing homes,

We're still fucked but I think it's time to let people pass who don't want to wear a mask or whatever. I'm 38 I will be ok. Plus I wear a mask to showcase I'm with Bernie.

Feel the burn.
That's what the 30 year old fitness instructor in my town thought, too... until it killed him. Sure, the risk of dying is lower, but it's no guarantee. That's a roll of the dice I'm not willing to take. And imagine you survive war combat only to have the final years of your life erased because some self-important dick didn't think a mask was cool.

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In two years we're all gonna look back at this and be like why did we destroy economy for something with like a 2% death rate and mainly killing people in nursing homes
Well, first, a 2% death rate is high as fuck - Would you get on a flight to Dulles if they announced 4 random people were for sure going to die on the flight? And, oh, every flight after that too. Would you ever fly again? Probably not unless you're an idiot.

Next, the economy destroyed itself - I live in the county with the first shelter-in-place order and people were already self-isolating. We can still see this effect in places like Georgia (open) compared to NYC ("closed") and there's very little difference in movement or economic activity. The economy was crashing no matter what.

Third, 91 days ago, there were zero covid19 deaths, now we're over 100,000. That's a lot of fucking death in 90 days - anybody that says "100,000 dead in 90 days, what's all the fuss about?!" is, at best, an ignorant moron. Sadly, two years from now, there are going to be a lot more dead.

Fourth, the death rate won't be as high as 2% ... I'm guessing it'll be around 0.4%-0.8% give/take based on other health factors; note that's stlil high as fuck.

Fifth, and most important: transmission likely isn't a straight-line, the virus counts on super-spreading events. Many people have been assuming the virus spreads from person A to person B as easily as it spreads to persons D & E. So, hey, if a infected Wuhan passenger arrives in Seattle on Feb 7th then it'll be all over the place by Feb 21st right? Wrong. It might barely have spread; the Wuhan guys might've been a weak spreader and/or didn't have the opportunity.

Tricky! So people are lulled into thinking, "hey the Wuhan guy was all over town the last 2 weeks and no deaths, low + testing, we're good, no danger!"

But then a super-spreader gets SARS-CoV2, goes to church infects everyone, goes to home depot, infects everyone, goes to Kroger, infects everyone, goes to visit his Mom at the Senior Center, infects everyone ... and a few of those 700 he infects are also super-spreaders and now people start dying. That's why you wear a mask: you might be the super-spreader!

So that's why this virus is tricky, it lulls you into thinking it's not that bad and it went away by disappearing for awhile ... because it's most transmissible by super-spreads who also need a venue with lots of people to spread. So it's not straight line transmission from person-to-person, it's fits and starts with big lulls in between.


This is also why New Zealand amongst others have mostly eradicated it: well-coordinated testing and tracing, along with masks and distancing, stops the SSEs and bye-bye virus.
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Another thing to add to this is how well Japan has done by not following any of the standard playbook ... BUT, I was there in October and probably 50% of the people were wearing masks because Japan, plus they bow, plus they don't talk loud/shout as much, etc etc so they have built in cultural barriers to super-spreading events without changing much of anything. And it shows in their numbers. Masks work to kill covid19 and preserve your economy.

Ironically I took this picture of all of the mask types at a 7-11 just because it seemed so odd that there were so many masks and such a variety:



Bottom line: masks = good economy, no masks = bad economy. Just ask fair and balanced health advocate Sean Hannity:
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Another thing to add to this is how well Japan has done by not following any of the standard playbook ... BUT, I was there in October and probably 50% of the people were wearing masks because Japan, plus they bow, plus they don't talk loud/shout as much, etc etc so they have built in cultural barriers to super-spreading events without changing much of anything. And it shows in their numbers. [b]Masks work to kill covid19 and preserve your economy.

I was there at the end of Oct/Nov. I wouldn't say I saw 50% wearing masks. There is a lot that do wear them though. It's a very courteous culture. I also find it very fascinating how they follow rules so well. No talking on your phone on the train. I'm astonished at how people comply. Here in America you would have people saying well it's my right I can. Also, I love how clean everything is despite how many people travel on public transportation each day.
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I was there at the end of Oct/Nov. I wouldn't say I saw 50% wearing masks. There is a lot that do wear them though. It's a very courteous culture. I also find it very fascinating how they follow rules so well. No talking on your phone on the train. I'm astonished at how people comply. Here in America you would have people saying well it's my right I can. Also, I love how clean everything is despite how many people travel on public transportation each day.
I noticed the same thing after the earthquake/tsunami. Everyone waiting quietly in line for help. No yelling/screaming/looting. Pretty much the opposite of America.
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I was there at the end of Oct/Nov. I wouldn't say I saw 50% wearing masks. There is a lot that do wear them though. It's a very courteous culture. I also find it very fascinating how they follow rules so well. No talking on your phone on the train. I'm astonished at how people comply. Here in America you would have people saying well it's my right I can. Also, I love how clean everything is despite how many people travel on public transportation each day.
I noticed the same thing after the earthquake/tsunami. Everyone waiting quietly in line for help. No yelling/screaming/looting. Pretty much the opposite of America.
We were there about 2-3 weeks after & I got to experience my first earthquake in Kyoto in the middle of the night.

It was impressive how fast they got things back up & running. This time when we were there my husband sells Komatsu & was able to go to the factory in Osaka. He said the hospitality was incredible. It was nothing like he had ever experienced before. When he left everyone lined the drive way and waved until he couldn't see them anymore.
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