Could You Have Picked Up a Resistance to Covid... Without Having Ever Been Infected with Covid?

A new paper suggests that 40-60% of the population already has T-cells which are activated to defend against covid, even though they've never actually encountered covid-19, because covid-19 is so similar to other coronaviruses.

To explain this on a fairly technical level which might lose some readers:

T-cells identify viruses by the little doodads sticking out of their bulbous bits, and I think the ideas is that these other coronaviruses have doodads which are not exactly like covid's but which are close enough to covid's that T-cells know to treat it as enemy (and block those doodads so they can't jimmy their way into healthy cells).

But you know, I'm speculating in a hopeful direction rather than in an apocalyptic, we-must-weld-ourselves-inside-apartments-or-we'll-all-die direction, therefore my speculation should be banned on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and will not be treated as Real Science by the Fake Twitter Scientists' Club.


Posted by: Ace at 12:16 PM




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1 /plants flag

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 22, 2020 12:16 PM (OUMaO)

2 No! Everyone is exactly the same.

Posted by: klaftern at May 22, 2020 12:16 PM (RuIsu)

3 Horde summoned.

/steps out of the way

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 22, 2020 12:16 PM (OUMaO)

4 we are all going to die

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (d7Ww2)

5 Science is hard

Posted by: barbie at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (fVZkX)

6 I've been thinking of getting the antibody test.. but it's $140!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (CjFDo)

7 1
/plants flag

in soviet russia, plants flag you!

Posted by: Yakov Smirnoff at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (kf5Ci)

8 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (UWqZJ)

9 I got the power!

Posted by: T-Cells at May 22, 2020 12:17 PM (NVYyb)

10 Would be be good if true.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (hYcqw)

11 You just want to kill millions!!!!!!11!11!

Posted by: Karen McKaren at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (vg8iE)

12
T-negative. SPOOOCK!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (s2VJv)

13 Hmmm. Doo Dads you say?

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (vd8XM)

14 Can we please go back to normal life?

I miss the stories about Trump's rallies.

I miss going to work and being able to pick up the movies that I surreptitiously sent there.

I miss going to the store.

And I need a haircut, and for me, that's saying something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (UWqZJ)

15 My powers do not work for journalists. They screw u everything, including immune response to disease.

Posted by: T-Cells at May 22, 2020 12:18 PM (NVYyb)

16 But Keep wearing those masks while you jog, you Karen and Jared dickheads.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (WGk5J)

17

Does it work for the HIV? 'Cause I gotta LOT of exposure to that...

Posted by: J. Inslee, Anal Receptive ATM Enthusiast at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (d6DSt)

18 this is possible - we transfer immunity/antibodies to each other, just as we transfer germs/infections to each other!

Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (j9HX3)

19 I don't want to kill millions, but I do have a list.

Posted by: klaftern at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (RuIsu)

20 But Keep wearing those masks while you jog, you Karen and Jared dickheads.
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hahaah!! Saw that just this morning....in the rain.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (vg8iE)

21 17 Does it work for the HIV? 'Cause I gotta LOT of exposure to that...
Posted by: J. Inslee, Anal Receptive ATM Enthusiast at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (d6DSt)


You spelled "Inbreed" wrong...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (s2VJv)

22 Mr. T-Cell ain't afraid of no virus! I pity the fool.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (1ISKN)

23 this is possible - we transfer immunity/antibodies to each other, just as we transfer germs/infections to each other!
Posted by: HostageBlackOrchid

Unless you are a 6th grader, I'm calling WITCH!

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (vd8XM)

24 How do we get this and other similar information into the heads of majority of population that is now so scared to death by constant barrage of faulty stats and numbers, that they are turning into informants and lackeys to assorted tyrants around the country ?

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (zr5Kq)

25 Andso.
It.
Be.
Gins.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (4o2K3)

26 Though some journalists I find fascinating. For example I could do some really good things for Emerald Robinson's cellular response.

Posted by: T-Cells at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (NVYyb)

27 You lost me at doodads. I'm not a Scientist, bro.

Posted by: Dr Spank at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (uJwgo)

28

I got a doodad on my thingy but the docs say they can burn it off.

Posted by: J. Inslee, Anal Receptive ATM Enthusiast at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (d6DSt)

29 I'm a firm believer that my tcells drink enough booze to kill anything.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (+b1ew)

30 Willowed:

It still sickens me that someone like [Marie Harf], unaccomplished and inexperienced, vapid to the extreme, a smart ass and liar, succeeded like she did. Ended up working at the highest levels of the government, and now gets paid to lie professionally on TV.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 22, 2020


*
*

End result of 40 years of unchecked feminism. Remember how our parents warned us that this "Women's Lib" was going to cause big problems, and we laughed and laughed?

Yeah.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (rpbg1)

31 25 Andso.
It.
Be.
Gins.
Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (4o2K3)


Suzi Quatro laughs at you!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (s2VJv)

32 CD4+ T cell responses were detected in 40-60% of unexposed individuals.

Maybe it is explained better in the paper, but the quoted sentence is nonsensical. Whatever was detected is a known number, not some vague range of numbers.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (kUmUV)

33 Interesting.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (J+mig)

34 I had some kind of respiratory infection in early Nov...haven't had a cold since.

Posted by: BignJames at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (X/Pw5)

35 Friedberg?

* lights lighter and holds it up *

Posted by: Furious George at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (9vQJW)

36 I decree the economy shall now open!

Posted by: T-Cells at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (NVYyb)

37 Makes sense to me.

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Fry has ordered everyone to wear masks when in public. My dad sadly lives there and is pissed.

I hate this state.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (UQk78)

38 I had really bad flu right at the start of all this. It kinda ran through our little neighborhood. So we might have a fairly resistant group at this point.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (eMtQa)

39 would twitter or FB delete this as "false news" or whatever the hell they call it, if it was posted on their platforms I wonder

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (zr5Kq)

40

I keep thinking back 2 months ago when Herr Merkel blurted out "80% of Germans" will get the chinese virus.

It struck me then and still does today as her revealing something "they" knew about this chinese virus all along.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (j4t07)

41 Must be saving the Biden Flaming Skull for later

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (CQ3Qb)

42 But you know, I'm speculating in a hopeful direction rather than in an apocalyptic, we-must-weld-ourselves-inside-apartments-or-we'll-all-die direction, therefore my speculation should be banned on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, and will not be treated as Real Science by the Fake Twitter Scientists' Club.

If you think that way Ace, you're not really black!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (qAR6u)

43
What about T-Pringles...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (s2VJv)

44 A lot of women I meet remind me of "T" cells. They Identify my doodad sticking out of my bulbous bit as enemy.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (o2MD2)

45 T-cells identify viruses by the little doodads sticking out of their bulbous bits, and I think the ideas is that these other coronaviruses have doodads which are not exactly like covid's but which are close enough to covid's that T-cells know to treat it as enemy (and block those doodads so they can't jimmy their way into healthy cells).

T-cells have been known to refer to themselves as We Dem Arby's Boyz.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 22, 2020 12:23 PM (ExV1e)

46 repost

Most Pa. nursing homes with 20 or more coronavirus deaths are in Philly and its suburbs, long-sought data show

https://outline.com/jqknzb

Posted by: vmom Still Alive in These Tyrannical Times at May 22, 2020 12:23 PM (G546f)

47 40>> What "they" knew was all the dumb models saying everyone was going to die.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 12:23 PM (1ISKN)

48 That would explain why other outbreaks (sars, mers, Spanish flu) died out without a cure and before the percent infected would be enough to create herd immunity.

Posted by: Whiskey...and leave the bottle at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (SwEFZ)

49 A lot of women I meet remind me of "T" cells. They Identify my doodad sticking out of my bulbous bit as enemy.
Posted by: Xipe Totec

They did consider you friend though, right?

Posted by: Bruce at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (vd8XM)

50 Karen: Why are you not wearing a mask?

Me: It's my body.

Karen: It's not just your body.

Me: Bless your pro-life heart!

Can't wait to use it.

Went to the DMV this morning, had a quick and pleasant experience. It was about 50-50 masks, customers and workers. The lady who checked me in and gave me my number had hers on her mouth but not her nose.

Got my new stickers, including my free beach parking stickers, in under 15 minutes.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (+fPHo)

51 What about T-Pringles...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (s2VJv)
+++++++++++++
I think Ruffles are the Pringle variant that are high in testosterone.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (hYcqw)

52 "But Keep wearing those masks while you jog, you Karen and Jared dickheads.
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hahaah!! Saw that just this morning....in the rain.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (vg8iE)"

Fucking dunces.

Do they think these masks came from the Sam place Jack got his magic beanstalk beans? Do they have magic powers that transcend biology and reality? What kind of compliant village idiot would wear a mask outdoors, much less believe the string of lies these idiots have peddled from the beginning. Clowns.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (WGk5J)

53 I can not read this post. Reading uplifting and hopeful information was banned in Illinois by our Governor's executive order.

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (yAc5z)

54 The twitterati are at it:

Louise Mensch@LouiseMensch

So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

Here is the political consequence: it makes Biden that much more likely now to pick @KamalaHarris as his VP.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)

55 "...but it is tempting to speculate that the crossreactive CD4+ T cells may be of value in protective immunity, based on SARS mouse models "



Racoon City nods.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (vRd8t)

56 What, the body contains natural defenses against getting sick?

Shocking, just shocking.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (WEBkv)

57 I've been thinking along this way for a while. Might explain why epidemics die out even when not all get infected.

Posted by: jay at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (Lv3Ws)

58 If the same assholes who keeping telling me that going outside and working to support my family is a risk factor for spreading COVID didn't also claim for 40 years that unprotected gay sex is not a risk factor for spreading AIDS, I might listen to them. Until they they can stick it up their ass. Literally.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (t+mAj)

59 What about T-Pringles...
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (s2VJv)
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T'Pring was a pretty hot chick. Fir a Vulcan.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:25 PM (4o2K3)

60 It is ironic on this weekend where we remember those who died fighting for our freedom, how easily their gift to us has been taken away.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 22, 2020 12:25 PM (thifP)

61 Dunno if you've been following it or seen this ace, but CDC (spit) now estimating infection fatality rate ...... at around 0.26, about double that of seasonal influenza*, and right where "amateur" analysts have had it for a while.

One Twitter analyst, a statistician @EthicalSkeptic, pegged it *exactly* (meaning, he has for some time estimated the exact number CDC's current best estimate provides).

The appalling, really amazingly poor performance of most public health authorities and "experts" in all this is stunning (and disastrous, obviously). Not so much the early panic, but the period following when some basic outlines came into view - that would be *weeks* now.

* stratified for age, and medical condition, this bug is far, far less deadly to far fewer "demos" of people than influenza, which scatters fatalities around a bit, though still mostly concentrated in the elderly

Posted by: rhomboid at May 22, 2020 12:25 PM (El6T/)

62 54 The twitterati are at it:

Louise Mensch@LouiseMensch

So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

Here is the political consequence: it makes Biden that much more likely now to pick @KamalaHarris as his VP.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)

===========

"You belong to the Democratic party and me personally."

Not nearly as bad as whatever Trump said today like "CNN is trash," or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:25 PM (UWqZJ)

63 I'm always surprised when I see a young man alone in a pick up truck wearing a face mask.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (Uu+Jp)

64 Funny that a paint contractor showed up at my house this morning with his son. He wan't wearing a mask, I wasn;t wearing a mask, but the kid was. Kid was maybe preteen? Coldn;t tell very well with the mask on.My neighbor across the street thinks she will have to go back to work soon, but is afraid to put her kid into a day care/camp program. I think he is 10 years old.
What the hell have we done.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (QzF6i)

65
So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

So seldom? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (Zmnko)

66 I'm waiting for the dire predictions of a new wave after people who can't go to bars this weekend hold big house parties

Karens will be burning up their town's Rat Lines

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (qAR6u)

67 I had really bad flu right at the start of all this. It kinda ran through our little neighborhood. So we might have a fairly resistant group at this point.
Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 22, 2020


*
*

In December I picked up what the Urgent Care people diagnosed as a bacterial sinus infection. It behaved much like an influenza, but it appeared to respond to antibiotics, so it probably wasn't a virus.

"Appeared" being the operative word.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (rpbg1)

68 But Keep wearing those masks while you jog, you Karen and Jared dickheads.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 22, 2020 12:19 PM (WGk5J)
+++++++++++++
Working out with a mask on is a bad idea, especially if the mask is effective.

I hope the NFL does their stupid "can we make an N95 helmet" thing. Watching the players collapse from hypoxia will really shake the game up.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (hYcqw)

69 52
Do they think these masks came from the Sam place Jack got his magic beanstalk beans?

don't know about jack, but i get mine from costco.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (kf5Ci)

70 Have we ever seen Biden molest a little black girl the way he does the white ones? Racist confirmed!

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (CQ3Qb)

71 Here is the political consequence: it makes Biden that much more likely now to pick @KamalaHarris as his VP.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)
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The claim about Biden speaking idiocy so seldom is true, because his handlers are going out of their way to keep Joe from talking on live tv.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (WEBkv)

72 Look here, black.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (gAMkn)

73
so what it's a well-meaning gaffe
so what it's a well-meaning rape
so what it's well-meaning full blown corruption spanning several continents
so what it's well-meaning bribe in the millions of dollars


so what ? no biggie, that't our Joe

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (zr5Kq)

74 Media blackout in 3, 2, 1....*

*msm, unindicted co-conspirators

Posted by: RICO aka msm/dnc/bureaucracy/and now judiciary at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (x6XkS)

75 65
So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

So seldom? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (Zmnko)

==========

You see, Trump attacks the press by spying on them, using Woodrow Wilson's Espionage Act, and refusing to engage with them for months on end.

Oh, wait...that was Obama who was GREAT on the first amendment!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (UWqZJ)

76 T'Pring was a pretty hot chick. Fir a Vulcan.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020


*
*

She'd steal your soul even without being a ginger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (rpbg1)

77 So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

Breaking news:

@realDonaldTrump tweeted "Good morning, Mike. If you ain't Mike, you ain't black"

The former first lady was not amused.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (ExV1e)

78 64 Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (QzF6i)


Better he should learn a trade than to be brainwashed to hate America.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at May 22, 2020 12:27 PM (s2VJv)

79 Louise Mensch@LouiseMensch

So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

I wouldn't call it a gaffe. Senile Joe sincerely believes black people are the property of the Democratic Party.

And who exactly is Louise Mensch.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (Uu+Jp)

80 @LouiseMensch
So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.
...
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:24 PM (KZzsI)
+++++++++++++
So the line they're going with is Joe Biden almost never gaffes and that this is all unfair?

Oh well. We've always been at war with Eastasia.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (hYcqw)

81 But... but.... SCIENCE!

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (qAR6u)

82 Morning.

So in other words, if I'm understanding Ace correctly, the whole Panic is bullshit?

Because all I'm hearing is that the whole panic is bullshit.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (10g3T)

83 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (hYcqw)

Nothing like strenuous activity and limited oxygen.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (UQk78)

84 Hi Ace!There are two types of T-Cells. CD4 and CD8.The CD4 T-cells don't produce anitbodies...that is the job of the B-Cell. The CD4 T-Cell looks at the bits of enemy that the B-Cell is showing. If the CD4 T-cell sees enemy on the bit the B-Cell is showing, it causes the B-Cell to release antibodies that are specific to the enemy (and cause other downstream effects like making more of the same type of B-Cell that is specific to the enemy). The release of the antibodies by the B-Cell, can among other functions, prevent the virus from entering other cells.
The CD8 T-Cell looks for cells which show signs of the enemy. These CD8 cells kill (via apoptosis) the cells which show enemy infiltration.

Posted by: Immuno at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (m9vvR)

85 LouiseMensch

Perfect name

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (Zmnko)

86 Hold it, there are SARS mice?

*slips leash from Mike Hammer's Cat*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (830x5)

87 You will notice the orders from the DNC are clear. Whatever Biden gets caught doing red-handed, acknowledge it en masse and immediately say Trump does it x times more often or x times worse.

It's sad and thankfully the subterfuge won't work.

As I've often noted re: Biden, running as the fake version of the real deal is a primo *losing* electoral strategy. It may actually be *the* losing electoral strategy. It is honestly like the top of the list on how to lose an election.

See: Romney, Mitt

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (t+mAj)

88 Sorta like cow pox and small pox? Fauci is asshoe!!!

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (ONvIw)

89 79
And who exactly is Louise Mensch.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (Uu+Jp)

==========

I hear she has ironclad proof that Trump gave Putin a blowjob in return for giving him the presidency.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (UWqZJ)

90 "Herd immunity" can vary quite a bit between different contagions.

This was long, and well, known.

All respiratory viral epidemics (and almost all epidemics of all kinds) run a very classic path, the asymmetric bell curve with the long right shoulder.

Surprise!

This one is tracing *exactly* that pattern.

Everywhere - from the most "locked down" place, to the least.

Hmmm.

Science!

Science is real, but current "science" seems to be a greatly degraded, corrupted, incompetent version of what we used to have and rely on.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (El6T/)

91 I'm definitely Pro Doodad

Posted by: grognard at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (sb+Cg)

92 Elderly person wearing mask in public: Cautious, and rightly so.

Youngish person wearing a mask in public: Karen.

So nice of the Karen's to self-identify.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (WEBkv)

93 Just try to find T-cells for your flashlight!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (aKsyK)

94 66
I'm waiting for the dire predictions of a new wave after people who can't go to bars this weekend hold big house parties



Karens will be burning up their town's Rat Lines

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 12:26 PM (qAR6u)

RoundUp is an easy way to express your feelings towards Karen by means of her lawn and the English language.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Poetry Power! Sonnets of the Shut-Ins Available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (nohVu)

95 By the way, is doo dad a technical term?

Sounds kind of jargon-y.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (10g3T)

96 So the line they're going with is Joe Biden almost never gaffes and that this is all unfair?

He also just said that he can beat... Joe Biden

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (Zmnko)

97 Let's play "Who Is So Fucking Racist He Can't See Out Of His Hood!"

Some quotes:

--- They wanna put y'all back in chains!

--- Y'all ain't (note use of "ain't"), anyway, "Y'all ain't black unless you vote for Joe Biden!"
--- "I mean you've got the first sort of mainstream African American, who is
articulate and bright, and clean and [a] nice-looking guy. I mean,
that's a storybook, man,"

--- "You cannot go to a 7-11 or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent. I'm not joking,"

Posted by: The Creepy Side Of Sunset Joe at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (NVYyb)

98 T-Cells are a choice, just like gender! And expressing T-Cells that stop you from getting CoVid-19 is OPRESSING those that choose not to express T-Cells!

That's racist, sexist, homophobic and / or Islamophobic! In any case, YOU ARE WRONG!

Posted by: JB1000 at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (Kf5r9)

99 "I hope the NFL does their stupid "can we make an N95 helmet" thing. Watching the players collapse from hypoxia will really shake the game up0

Hypoxia is the least of it. The bad health effects of wearing masks under duress is are well know. Military contractors have studied and tested this more than most. It has long term effects on you heart and lungs for starters.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (WGk5J)

100 Weird how nature does that.
Like it's been at this game for millions of years
And the "cower in your cave" had probably been tried but all those people died

But you know, "trust the science!"

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 22, 2020 12:29 PM (aO8Gd)

101 WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE SCIENCE--WE MUST PANIC NOW!!

Posted by: Axeman at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (Eicbe)

102 I would admit to having lived my life *relatively* unconcerned by hygiene. I grubbed around in the dirt when I was a kid and swam in the then-filthy Mississippi. I licked my fingers and ate things that were beyond their sell date (and probably a thousand cabbage worms from the garden). No, you can't scrape the dirt off me but beyond washing my hands before eating (and when they were obviously dirty) I just haven't paid much attention to hygiene.


I'm seventy-four now and you could count the days I've been sick in my life on the fingers of two hands. We are doing exactly the opposite of what we need to be doing with this virus. Thank dog the other viruses in our body may bail us out.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (XxJt1)

103 Well, im sure noted immunologist tom nichols will chime in on twitter.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (dNzKv)

104
Crazy Liar Louise Mensch:

So @JoeBiden forcibly penetrated a staffer's vagina. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump penetrates hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (j4t07)

105 >>So @JoeBiden made a gaffe about being black. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump makes hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.



It's called a KINSLEY gaffe, Louise.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (bDqIh)

106 I wish I had Heard immunity.

Posted by: well-beaten Johnny Depp at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (fYH8e)

107 I hope the NFL does their stupid "can we make an N95 helmet" thing. Watching the players collapse from hypoxia will really shake the game up.

did my last of PT after that rotator cuff surgery on Wednesday. They guy knew it was my last day and he put me through the paces.

And I had to wear a mask. I was a huffin' and puffin' and tore that thing off going out the door!

Posted by: DanMan at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (XTiHL)

108 31
25 Andso.

It.

Be.

Gins.

Posted by: That guy who always thinks it's beginning at May 22, 2020 12:20 PM (4o2K3)





Suzi Quatro laughs at you!


so does audi quattro.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (kf5Ci)

109

It's not science unless and intil we say it's science.

-You know who


Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (zr5Kq)

110 Forgot to say thanks, ace. This needs to be known.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (XxJt1)

111 Stacey has bulbous bits.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (aKsyK)

112 Listen, this thing has been bouncing around the world since October.


I live in one hot spot and work in the main hot spot, NYC.


I bounce around from job site to job site, using mass transit, PATH, Subways and Uber.


I probably got it, because I had what seemed like an unshakeable respiratory virus from December to early March.


My wife got something, but to a lesser extent, she obviously got it from me.


Have I ever been tested for Covid?

Nope.


Will I take a vaccine?

Nope.


This thing is a scam at every level of analysis.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (T+XCu)

113
Joe Biden never gaffes.
Even if Biden gaffes a lot, so what?
Trump does it, too.
You're a racist.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (j4t07)

114 There are a lot of studies coming out that current SARS-Covid bears strong resemblence to previous SARS-Covid. Some medical professionals are relearning lessons they learned about treating it.
Oh, lots of evidence that Vit C, Vit D (most people are low on D because sunscreen and working indoors), Zinc help mitigate severity.
I'm not a doctor, I don't play one on TV and I didn't stay at a Red Roof Inn last night.

Posted by: mer at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (or4l7)

115 Unpossible, I was told we are all going to die. Now put your cuck mask back on you selfish jerk.

Posted by: Ghost of Lee Atwater at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (UAuvD)

116 Hunter-Killer cells. I like it. Tom Clancy could have done something with that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (dP625)

117 Our immune system is a supremely complex miracle of God.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (dNzKv)

118 who you gonna believe, the (Gates/Fauci/Marxist) models, or your own lying eyes?

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (Cus5s)

119 111 Stacey has bulbous bits.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (aKsyK)

Stacy would be a huge asset for the ticket

Posted by: Joey Biden at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (Zmnko)

120 So does that mean if you are in Boston taking the broke down T will save you.

Posted by: morigu at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (L5BF9)

121

Rep. Eric Swalwell @RepSwalwell
Thanks for showing up on Twitter. You never once came to brief the Intel Committee (First DNI Director who failed to do so). If you have nothing to hide, why don't you release Flynn's call with Russia?
********
Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (jIjel)

122
Hydroxy-cut-chloraquine DEATH !!!!!!! REEEEEEeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

Posted by: Sphynx at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (rXie1)

123 The claim about Biden speaking idiocy so seldom is true, because his handlers are going out of their way to keep Joe from talking on live tv.

Yeah he only gaffes when he talks on TV or the internet. They keep that to a minimum but its like clockwork

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (KZzsI)

124
Crazy Liar Louise Mensch:

So @JoeBiden forcibly penetrated a staffer's vagina. It happens, he is well-meaning. Trump penetrates hundreds worse every day. It's news because @JoeBiden does it so seldom.



That's....special.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (oVJmc)

125
It's the same Template, all the time.

1. It never happened.
2. Even if it happened, so what.
3. Republicans do it, too.
4. You're a racist.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (j4t07)

126 Joe Biden almost never walks on stage without pants on. So what.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (Uu+Jp)

127 111
Stacey has bulbous bits.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (aKsyK)

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I heard that about Stacey's mom too

Posted by: The Creepy Side Of Sunset Joe at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (NVYyb)

128 Bidens team must be pretty dizzy from all that spinning.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Ed8Zd)

129 Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Damn, I'm gonna miss him

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Zmnko)

130 I hate this state.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (UQk7
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They just cancelled the MN State Fair. I share your hatred. Two weeks to slow the spread or some shit.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (/ZYFC)

131 Trump tells everybody they're not black! -- Lies made to order.

Posted by: Axeman at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Eicbe)

132 129 Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Damn, I'm gonna miss him
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Zmnko)

==========

I hope not.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (UWqZJ)

133 *slips leash from Mike Hammer's Cat*
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:28 PM (830x5)
----
Cry "havoc!", and let slip the cats of war!

Hmm. Doesn't quite have the same ring.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (4o2K3)

134 my bad, this is on twitter and not removed

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (zr5Kq)

135
Funny how no-one-ever suggested quarantining anyone whomsoever for AIDS.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (rXie1)

136 Biden Gaffe Response

1. He didn't say it
2. Okay he said it but it was misunderstood.
3. Okay, you understood it but it was well meaning
4. Trump says worse.
5. Racist!

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (vRd8t)

137 I don't need this explained at a technical level.

I've been joking since the beginning that, due to my childhood habits of walking barefoot and refusing to shower except under threat of physical force, and the teepee where my brother and I lived like wild Indians for months out of the year, my body is probably already mostly made of various coronavirii.

This is an exaggeration of course, but not much of one. If you were a dirty little bastard as a kid, I bet you'll be just fine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (h6CJG)

138
I hope not.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (UWqZJ)

Me too... Hope Trump finds a place for him, but I remember when he took this job he said he did not want this to be permanent

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (Zmnko)

139
-------------------------Stay-at-home orders intended to curb the spread of the coronavirus could end up causing "irreparable damage" if imposed for too long, White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci told CNBC on Friday.
"I don't want people to think that any of us feel that staying locked down for a prolonged period of time is the way to go," Fauci said during an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell on "Halftime Report."

He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because cases were exploding. "But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal."


Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (t+mAj)

140 117 Our immune system is a supremely complex miracle of God.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at May 22, 2020 12:32 PM (dNzKv)


+100!

Posted by: Xipe Totec at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (o2MD2)

141 Joe Biden never gaffes.
Even if Biden gaffes a lot, so what?
Trump does it, too.
You're a racist.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:31 PM (j4t07)




Dammit

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (vRd8t)

142 Posted by: jhawk90 at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (/ZYFC)

Wait. WHAT?! They cancelled the fucking state fair and we haven't even entered summer yet?!

It's one of the best things this fucked up state has to offer.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (UQk78)

143 Joe Biden is the best the Democrats can come up with this time around.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Time For Nagging - The Karen Chronicles now available at The Outrage Outlet! at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (nohVu)

144 I wish I had Heard immunity.
Posted by: well-beaten Johnny Depp at May 22, 2020 12:30 PM (fYH8e)
+++++++++++++
Okay. I laughed my ass off at this.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (hYcqw)

145 76
T'Pring was a pretty hot chick. Fir a Vulcan.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020



*

*



She'd steal your soul even without being a ginger.


yeah, but then she'd give it to that bastard Stonn.

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (kf5Ci)

146 Has anyone mentioned the cowpox-smallpox example yet?

Posted by: weew at May 22, 2020 12:35 PM (gk7if)

147 I got some doo-dads on craigslist.
$25/dozen.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (88+cf)

148 J.J., my comment was about the fact that parents are forcing their kids to wear masks thinking this is the right thing to do when "the science" says that kids are not carriers and are not vulnerable. I believe this paranoia will cause long term damage to kids. When I bring up that kids are not particularly vulnerable, I get this rant about some kind of other disease that they are blaming on Covid causing kids to get sick. Are they going to use this to keep kids from school? I think the lack of socialization at young ages like this will be extremely harmful.
You cannot see people's facial expressions with a mask on. I find this disturbing. I don;t know whether someone is smiling at me or annoyed, joking or serious.I am just so pissed about this whole scenario depriving me of the things that keep me sane. I don;t understand why all the people around me are so accepting and even worse, willing to let this be a new way to live.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (QzF6i)

149 I got you. You go ahead and go to a restaurant or a ball game.

Posted by: T-Cells at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (NVYyb)

150

Ace isn't black!

Posted by: Karen Ginourmouscunt at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (d6DSt)

151 Hey, folks! Anyone remember me?

Posted by: Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (hYcqw)

152 In practical terms, this means that enough of the population has these that we are close to "herd immunity" already. This would explain why it never spread through the homeless community on the West Coast, why nothing much ever happened in Mexico, why outside of NYC's Underground Tunnels Death and Extermination Camp Nursing Homes, there's never been any great big widespread outbreak.

It means that this whole virus scare is in reality, already over, because it was never needed in the first place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (Kpl3J)

153 Funny how no-one-ever suggested quarantining anyone whomsoever for AIDS.
Posted by: Sphynx at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (rXie1)
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Shutting down the vectors of transmission was supposed to be initial public policy along with telling homosexuals to knock off risky behavior.

The homosexual lobby succeeded in turning the issue into a human rights political issue and all mitigation techniques were promptly discarded.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (WEBkv)

154 Of course since there's no journalism any more, and the administration has been as opaque as North Korea on details, we have little idea how or if CDC's advice was challenged, or forged in any kind of fire of actual debate.

Since we're in a post-American America, I have little confidence we'll ever get a serious look at this whole episode, from anyone.

But using Kremlinological tools, reading tea leaves from the scant direct evidence, it looks like the greatest public administrative debacle in modern history. And a substantial part of that is *past* the panic stage, when much was forgivable and the idiotic current standard of Perfection and Clairvoyance in All Things is even more idiotic. And much of it is at the administration's doorstep.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (El6T/)

155 But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy,

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM (t+mAj)
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And gay sex clubs.

Posted by: Gretchen Whitmer at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (Eicbe)

156 The Harf seems to think that having a 'rona test keeps you from becoming sick. A lot of democrats seem to think that testing for the 'rona keeps you safe. They are stupid and incorrect.

Posted by: huerfano at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (9dnxb)

157 129 Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Damn, I'm gonna miss him
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Zmnko)

Can't he just downgrade to Deputy Director?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (NgKpN)

158 Hey, folks! Anyone remember me?
Posted by: Two Weeks To Flatten The Curve at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (hYcqw)
----------------

Meh, you're so 6 weeks ago...

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (WEBkv)

159 The whole asymptomatic people means they are immune. Their immune system takes care of the virus before it can get a foothold to cause symptoms. Yet they still have enough viral RNA in their nose to test positive.

Posted by: TJ at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (+G+cv)

160
Hypoxia is the least of it. The bad health effects of wearing masks under duress is are well know. Military contractors have studied and tested this more than most. It has long term effects on you heart and lungs for starters.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy
--------

Anyone who has to huff and puff while wearing a gas mask will certainly confirm this. It isn't something that you can casually do. The only reason for enduring the stress, is a situation where not wearing it = death.

The face mask is just a matter of degree.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (hnA3K)

161 This was all a big OP.

They saw an opportunity to destroy the American Experiment and they went ALL IN.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (qSO/g)

162
Eastern Pittsfield University poll:

Arkansas
Biden 50
Trump 45

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (j4t07)

163 I've had dental hygienists working on my teeth while wearing face masks. I thought they were hot until the mask came off.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (Uu+Jp)

164 What a Friday already.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (vQNA/)

165 I signed up for antibody testing on Wednesday at labcorp.
I suspect that if there's a cross immunity, that I am immune. I live in an area that was highly exposed to people returning from Asia (many, many students, and families). No recollection of a cold, but catching a cold is very rare for me. We shall see.

So we shall see if Edward Jenner beats Fauci.

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (ONvIw)

166 I took the neighbor lady to the doctor 3 days ago. She's prone to sinus infection, had her usual symptoms, called the doc and they told her to come in. Usual stuff, usual prescription. Her DIL brought her home, and I asked her how she made out. Body temp was a little over 99 but well under 100, and they still rammed a swab up her nose for a Covid test. There must be gold in them thar Covid tests.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (C1Lsn)

167 >>
He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because cases were exploding. "But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal."



Hey, isn't this the same asshoe who just last week testified before the Senate and said we probably shouldn't open schools for the rest of the year?

I welcome his change in opinion re: opening things up now, but how about STFU - you've done enough damage?

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (bDqIh)

168 T-cells identify viruses by the little doodads sticking out of their bulbous bits, and I think the ideas is that these other coronaviruses have doodads which are not exactly like covid's but which are close enough to covid's that T-cells know to treat it as enemy (and block those doodads so they can't jimmy their way into healthy cells).

This sounds very similar to the closest thing I ever got to the "sex talk."

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (NWiLs)

169 This is an exaggeration of course, but not much of one. If you were a dirty little bastard as a kid, I bet you'll be just fine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2020 12:34 PM


Along those same lines: https://tinyurl.com/y7p2rkvg

Posted by: Bert G at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (OMsf+)

170 Very early on there were real men of science talking about a degree of "natural immunity" ... I've seen different terms (innate), but the whole system is incredibly complex, and in time the body overcomes ... unless we put everyone in a bubble till Gates supplies the vaccine for the world, and a new vaccine for every new virus they release.


Say 40% have this generic SARS immunity, and 25% have already had the update (exposure and recovery from CV-19) ... then we are at or near Herd Immunity, the real way to recover. We already flattened the curve as demanded by the faked models, now we need to get another 10-20% of the population mildly infected by opening everything ...


Natural Immunity ... as has happened with every other virus when there was no Trump/Liberty existential threat to DeepState and China.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2020 12:38 PM (Cus5s)

171 >>The homosexual lobby succeeded in turning the issue into a human rights political issue and all mitigation techniques were promptly discarded.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (WEBkv)


And then Ronald Reagan was to blame for AIDS. Must have been that huge chain of Ronald Reagan Fun Bathhouses across the country.

Posted by: Sphynx at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (rXie1)

172 Well morons, woke up with signs and symptoms this morning, tested an hour ago, results tomorrow.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EZebt)

173 Damn, I'm gonna miss him

doubtful. Trump is going to drop him in as an assistant to several agency chiefs just to rock their worlds. He'll answer to Trump's new attache' Flynn.

Posted by: DanMan at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (XTiHL)

174 I'm pretty sure I'm one. I'm above middle age. I've never required prescription medication. I've never been sick (ever). I've never had to use my health insurance for anything.

I receive "invitations" every freakin week to donate blood because I made the mistake of doing it once about 10 years ago, and the antibody and interferon counts are off the charts.

Yes, I know, this sounds like bragging. But, here's the thing. I'm told by a friend in the medical community that abuse of antibiotics is likely one of the reasons some people are getting hit harder than others. The reason is that your body doesn't develop a natural immunity as well, and doesn't produce the interferon proteins that are key in natural defense against diseases. BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).

Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)

175 @152

As I said three months ago, they were portraying this as creeping death of the bible instead of what it really was, a fairly typical viral outbreak, which happens ALL THE TIME.

Within the last 20 years we've had at least 5 major outbreaks, most originating from China.


Hmmm..

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (T+XCu)

176 Hope? How dare you.
How irresponsible. You murderer. You hateful murderer.

Posted by: Neil Cavuto et al at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (gJ9O0)

177 As I've said, God gave us a wonderful immune system. People need to trust it more.

Posted by: Sooner at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (Fs5vw)

178
Doodad...

I didn't know that Teh Ewok had a background in biochemistry. You learn something every day.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EGyGV)

179
And gay sex clubs.

Posted by: Gretchen Whitmer at May 22, 2020 12:36 PM (Eicbe)


Especially those.

Posted by: Andrew Gillum at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (oVJmc)

180 There must be gold in them thar Covid tests.
Posted by: bill
---------

We're being manipulated by Big Swab.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (hnA3K)

181 =========
I heard that about Stacey's mom too
Posted by: The Creepy Side Of Sunset Joe at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (NVYyb)

what, does she got it goin' on?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (Kpl3J)

182 176 Hope? How dare you.
How irresponsible. You murderer. You hateful murderer.

WTF is wrong with this F**K?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (Zmnko)

183 Again, twatter statistician @EthicalSkeptic has been right at every step (about the numbers and rates), as have a few others, just using epidemiological common sense.

And of course when the fatality numbers are properly scrubbed or given downward adjustment for "liberal" definitions of cause of death, the rates drop even more.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (El6T/)

184 176 Hope? How dare you.
How irresponsible. You murderer. You hateful murderer.
Posted by: Neil Cavuto et al at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (gJ9O0)

============

Who told you about that bum in Rome?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (UWqZJ)

185 Trump should fire Wray and install Grenell at FBI. Bet that would cause someheads to explode.
=====
It's as if you read my mind.

Tuesday is going to be lit AF.
Posted by: Donnie two scoops at May 22, 2020 12:13 PM (yshFD)

===========

Willowed but exciting.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (Ed8Zd)

186
Fauci said during an interview with CNBC's Meg Tirrell on "Halftime Report."

He said the U.S. had to institute severe measures because cases were exploding. "But now is the time, depending upon where you are and what your situation is, to begin to seriously look at reopening the economy, reopening the country to try to get back to some degree of normal."


Not actually do it but "seriously look" at it. Uh huh

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (aKsyK)

187 Unless China made some super virus which the FNM tells us this is not, it is just coronavirus, aka a flu.


Now flus can be bad, in fact we've had three the last hundred years that killed more people (all from China too!) but this is not destroy your economy level sh*t. The human body knows what to do with the flu....and if Democrat governors could learn to NOT send people with the flu to nursing homes we could all get back to our normal lives.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (WdocV)

188 Tuesday is going to be lit AF.
Posted by: Donnie two scoops at May 22, 2020 12:13 PM (yshFD)


What's gonna happen on Tuesday?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (Zmnko)

189

Just like I was embarrassed to admit I voted for McCain or Romney, I'm embarrassed to admit I believed this a very hostile attack. Mostly because Trump made it clear it was, but was he duped?

Will we find out that many Chinese in Wuhan province had built up immunity to reject the viruses outright because they have been exposed to so many?

I still believe a bioweapon in the works. It's a bioweaponry lab ffs. Whether it was released by accident or on purpose (by one or many individuals), it doesn't matter. It's China. And the dems and elites are in deep with them and this particular lab. Oh how they are trying to protect China right now. It's a slobbering over them.



Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (Saar8)

190

The Federal Government pays for all COVID tests.

This WRONG and I want to see the manager! There should be a tax on White Men to pay for it...

Posted by: Karen Ginourmouscunt at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (d6DSt)

191 188 Tuesday is going to be lit AF.
Posted by: Donnie two scoops at May 22, 2020 12:13 PM (yshFD)


What's gonna happen on Tuesday?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (Zmnko)

It's RapeyTuesday!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (NWiLs)

192 If the schools stay closed down, how do you still keep paying teachers? One of the big donor blocks has to keep getting that money to recycle it through the Dem party of course.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (NI4rU)

193 We can't reopen until everybody's antibodies are catalogued!

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (8DRUP)

194 Doodad...

I didn't know that Teh Ewok had a background in biochemistry. You learn something every day.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EGyGV)
----
Wait till he starts talking about the gizmos and thingamajigs.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (4o2K3)

195 BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)
+++++++++++
Russia?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (hYcqw)

196 Great.

Another excuse for Brian stelter to cry on tv.

Posted by: Donnie two scoops at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (yshFD)

197 Anyone get the idea that the Chinese have been messing around with this 'demic idea since, uhh, idunno, about 1974? I do.

Posted by: klaftern at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (RuIsu)

198 Not unprecedented. The smallpox vaccine was discovered in a similar way. Those wh already had the mild cow pox virus were immune to smallpox, because the two viruses were sufficiently alike.

Posted by: RS at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (4nV0K)

199
Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Damn, I'm gonna miss him
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Zmnko)

Can't he just downgrade to Deputy Director?
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (NgKpN)






I'd rather upgrade Grenell to Presidential Candidate in 2024.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (EGyGV)

200 China

Posted by: Karen Ginourmouscunt at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (d6DSt)

201 188 Tuesday is going to be lit AF.
Posted by: Donnie two scoops at May 22, 2020 12:13 PM (yshFD)

What's gonna happen on Tuesday?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (Zmnko)

I heard that Tuesday's Gone with the Wind.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (Kpl3J)

202 Yes, I know, this sounds like bragging. But, here's the thing. I'm told by a friend in the medical community that abuse of antibiotics is likely one of the reasons some people are getting hit harder than others. The reason is that your body doesn't develop a natural immunity as well, and doesn't produce the interferon proteins that are key in natural defense against diseases. BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)

Which country is it?

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (Ed8Zd)

203 194 Doodad...

I didn't know that Teh Ewok had a background in biochemistry. You learn something every day.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EGyGV)
----
Wait till he starts talking about the gizmos and thingamajigs.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (4o2K3)

And the whatsits.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (NWiLs)

204 Not too far from the much-loved childhood stomping grounds of Huck Follywood lies the bustling town of Staunton, Virginia. A long-time Democrat stronghold it may be, but the entire town apparently just got red pilled.

Townhall is starting to notice a pattern that may have some fall election implications....

https://tinyurl.com/y8rpttqg

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (NVYyb)

205 Heh, just looked up our local county fair. Still on for mid-July. I notice they are advertising Extreme Midget Wrestling. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at werk at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (/oG9s)

206 We can't reopen until everybody's antibodies are catalogued! can defeat death!

FIFY

Posted by: Mallamutt, The State of Illinois says I am essential. at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (yAc5z)

207 Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (j4t07)


Why are you doing this ? You've been at it for weeks.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (zr5Kq)

208 A sign of a great competitor is when one makes a mistake, one can compartmentalize the error and move on

Biden does not possess this talent

This will put Joe on guard which will make him look more feeble than ever

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (UUUON)

209 190

The Federal Government pays for all COVID tests.

This WRONG and I want to see the manager! There should be a tax on White Men to pay for it...
Posted by: Karen Ginourmouscunt at May 22, 2020 12:41 PM (d6DSt)

Let me mansplain it there Sugartits.

White Men ARE paying for it. Just who in the hell pays most of the TAXES?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (NgKpN)

210 202 Yes, I know, this sounds like bragging. But, here's the thing. I'm told by a friend in the medical community that abuse of antibiotics is likely one of the reasons some people are getting hit harder than others. The reason is that your body doesn't develop a natural immunity as well, and doesn't produce the interferon proteins that are key in natural defense against diseases. BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)

===========

Yeah, I've long suspected that increased antibiotic usage will lead to decreased natural immunity. It's one reason I refused the flu shot for so long (got one last year because of the baby, though).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (UWqZJ)

211 Mitch is complaining the Pelosi is "incentivizing unemployment", and indeed we hear small biz owners saying their workers were angry that they got loans and stayed open. The workers wanted the (higher?) pay for not working (but of course they did, incentivzed).


That might help explain why Baier's "58% want to stay on shutdown" poll numbers. Sure, make more via shut down, unless you are a business owner that is forced to close while Walmart can sell everything your shop sells.

Posted by: illiniwek at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (Cus5s)

212 192 If the schools stay closed down, how do you still keep paying teachers? One of the big donor blocks has to keep getting that money to recycle it through the Dem party of course.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

furlough the teachers until they go back to work IN THE CLASSROOM and the lockdown ends within a week

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (d7Ww2)

213 195 BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)
+++++++++++
Russia?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (hYcqw)

+++++++++++++++++++++++


The answer is China. THey actually had to develop a special commission to lower the use

Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (0QVqB)

214 Oh, big news on the news this morning. They have finally proven Russian Collusion. Too bad nobody cares anymore, because it is plain as day. The Chyron this morning said that the US is sending 200 ventilators to Russia because we don't need the ones we crash-built at GM.

And no one says a word about Putin's Puppet sending lifesaving equipment to Russia.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (hYcqw)

215 205
Heh, just looked up our local county fair. Still on for mid-July. I
notice they are advertising Extreme Midget Wrestling. lol.


we talking (extreme midget) wrestling or midget (extreme wrestling)?

Posted by: Anachronda at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (kf5Ci)

216
I'm watching Don Trump Jr on a video from yesterday. Don Jr is well-informed about Saul Alinsky, which is nice to hear. It means his pops is, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (j4t07)

217 174 I'm pretty sure I'm one. I'm above middle age. I've never required prescription medication. I've never been sick (ever). I've never had to use my health insurance for anything.

Posted by: Orson


Wow -- you are exactly like me.

I don't think I've been "sick" (to the degree I missed school or work) ever in my whole life. I've only been to doctors a handful of times as an adult, and each time they told me I was the picture of perfect health and that my blood counts were "outstanding." Although I have health insurance, like you I've never used it for anything. And also never had a prescription.

I think my T-cells have big rippling biceps and crush any intruders.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (N9G0H)

218 208 A sign of a great competitor is when one makes a mistake, one can compartmentalize the error and move on

Biden does not possess this talent

This will put Joe on guard which will make him look more feeble than ever

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (UUUON)

==========

Assuming her remembers it happened at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (UWqZJ)

219 And of course when the fatality numbers are properly
scrubbed or given downward adjustment for "liberal" definitions of
cause of death, the rates drop even more.
Posted by: rhomboid at May 22, 2020 12:40 PM (El6T/)


No the talking point is that all the Democrat-controlled states are hiding Covid deaths to help Trump or something. It's mind-boggling.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (CQ3Qb)

220 Went to Lowes a little while ago. Thy have a speaker in the parking lot running an announcement to wash your hand, wear a mask, practice social distancing, etc. Really creepy. I expected to hear at any minute that we have always been at war with Covid-19.


I didn't wear a mask or practice social distancing and NOTHING happened.
What a gyp.

Posted by: freaked at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Tnijr)

221 Ace,

Those doodads are called peplomers.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (dLLD6)

222 Doodad...

I didn't know that Teh Ewok had a background in biochemistry. You learn something every day.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EGyGV)
----
Wait till he starts talking about the gizmos and thingamajigs.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (4o2K3)

And the whatsits.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


***

He had me at bulbous bits.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (axyOa)

223 USAA is the best. I just got the 2nd sizable credit in 2 months.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

224 This was all a big OP.



They saw an opportunity to destroy the American Experiment and they went ALL IN.


Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (qSO/g)

I think it was planned. I think initially it was planned to occur under Hillary. The Clintons and China are tighter than a... they're tight.

A total lockdown under those circumstances, with 99.99% control of the media, shutdowns of various corners of the internet for spreading fake Russian propaganda and endangering lives, with no possible backup from the DOJ ever, or even the Supreme Court in a few years time, and then a mail-in voting bill and heaven knows what else, it would have been the coup de gras on the Western World.

Which shows me clearly *why* God stepped in when he did. Because civilized planet Earth wasn't going to survive The Hag in tact. That's my opinion. I know it's outrageous. But I knew damn well they had some real shit planned to take place under Hillary. It was obvious at the time. They weren't really hiding it. This fits that.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (t+mAj)

225
Doodad...

I didn't know that Teh Ewok had a background in biochemistry. You learn something every day.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EGyGV)
----
Wait till he starts talking about the gizmos and thingamajigs.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, 1st Murder Hornet Squadron at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (4o2K3)






I'm holding out for the whatchamacallits.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (EGyGV)

226 Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell
Those are coming. It's very important for the public to see ALL of them. For too long the public has been misled. Just compare your committee's transcripts to your public statements! troubling

Damn, I'm gonna miss him
Posted by: It's me donna at May 22, 2020 12:33 PM (Zmnko)


They couldn't vote him out fast enough.

Go out with BANG, Rick.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Saar8)

227 But Mrs. is confident she had it in Dec.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (EZebt)

228 A sign of a great competitor is when one makes a mistake, one can compartmentalize the error and move on
---------

In many ways, this is the story of all Progressives.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (pK7cg)

229 USAA is the best. I just got the 2nd sizable credit in 2 months.
Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

For car insurance? Me to but only $35

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (nRk/c)

230 Just like I was embarrassed to admit I voted for McCain or Romney, I'm embarrassed to admit I believed this a very hostile attack. Mostly because Trump made it clear it was, but was he duped?"

The reason I don't believe it was a weapon, or an attack, is that this virus was in fact not that fatal at all, not much worse (if at all) than any of the other flus or things like SARS that have come through. This entire shutdown and panic has been an absolutely insane and self-destructive over-reactions that we've done to ourselves.

No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)

231 Give me inside dining or give me death!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (iTXRQ)

232 PORK AND BEANS PORK AND BEANS

Posted by: MIRROR UNIVERSE JULIA CHILD at May 22, 2020 12:47 PM (pILGs)

233 the little doodads sticking out of their bulbous bits

That sounds a little naughty to me.

Posted by: MaureenTheTemp at May 22, 2020 12:47 PM (VBMe3)

234

The doodads and the gizmos and the thingamajigs and the whatzits!

Posted by: Jerry Lewis in a Lab Coat at May 22, 2020 12:47 PM (d6DSt)

235 USAA is the best. I just got the 2nd sizable credit in 2 months.
Posted by: LASue


Yup!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 22, 2020 12:47 PM (axyOa)

236 I'm holding out for the whatchamacallits.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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Doohickeys

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (pK7cg)

237 Mitch is complaining the Pelosi is "incentivizing unemployment"

They've always done that. She's incentivizing lockdown now, paying for governor's decisions.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (XHrkn)

238

So if natural immunity MAY be a factor here, would that explain the total absence of the homeless in all this mess?

Have not heard squat about them, and one would think they might be a perfect breeding ground for covid.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (KATBx)

239 we talking (extreme midget) wrestling or midget (extreme wrestling)?


Posted by: Anachronda


Not sure. Just a pic of 2 midgets in tights.

Posted by: Infidel at werk at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (/oG9s)

240 Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (j4t07)



Why are you doing this ? You've been at it for weeks.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:43

Leave him alone. It's for his entertainment, not yours.

Posted by: freaked, still not gay at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Tnijr)

241 Doomaflagie. Soft g.

Posted by: klaftern at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (RuIsu)

242 Assuming her remembers it happened at all.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, fighting terrorist in Nakatomi Tower at May 22, 2020 12:44 PM (UWqZJ)

Biden has a bevy of true dims in his campaign that will remind him daily

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (UUUON)

243 USAA is the best. I just got the 2nd sizable credit in 2 months.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

============
Did you have to ask for it or, like last time, did they send you an email? I haven't got this second one. Not that I'm greedy. But I won't turn down money....

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (NVYyb)

244 The reason I don't believe it was a weapon, or an attack, is that this virus was in fact not that fatal at all, not much worse (if at all) than any of the other flus or things like SARS that have come through. This entire shutdown and panic has been an absolutely insane and self-destructive over-reactions that we've done to ourselves.

No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)
++++++++++
I agree. I don't think it was attack. It turned into one, but it didn't start that way.

China did some things (like restricting intra-national travel from Wuhan, but not international travel) that were attack-ish, but I think that was another example of what happened here. Our enemies - foreign and domestic - capitalized on it *bigly* to move their agenda.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (hYcqw)

245 Joe Biden will beat Joe Biden.

Posted by: Tautology at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Eicbe)

246 Well morons, woke up with signs and symptoms this morning, tested an hour ago, results tomorrow.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (EZebt)

Shit. Will pray. Obama loves your hash btw.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (t+mAj)

247 I once showed a lady a little doodad sticking out of my bulbous bits. It was no big deal.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (H5knJ)

248 I can't believe Minnesota is canceling the state fair. If you want to see what they're losing, watch the movie "State Fair". It is ostensibly about the Iowa State Fair but was filmed at the Minnesota fair.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (XxJt1)

249 USAA is great for the car. The homeowners seems to be a bit much. I guess I need to call them and go over the homeowners policy. I think I'm paying way too much...

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (UUBmN)

250 >>Those doodads are called peplomers.


Peplomers are People!

Posted by: Futurama refs at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (RkHAo)

251 207 Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:37 PM (j4t07)


Why are you doing this ? You've been at it for weeks.
Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:43 PM (zr5Kq

I assume they're all "socked polls"...

Maybe the use of "/s" would be called for.

Then again, maybe he's a shit stirrer.

Posted by: browndog at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (gD6Ka)

252 228 A sign of a great competitor is when one makes a mistake, one can compartmentalize the error and move on
---------

Now let's not bicker and argue about 'oo killed 'oo....

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (Kpl3J)

253 Why doesn't @FoxNews put up the CNBC POLL or the (believe it or not!) @CNN Poll? Hope Roger A is looking down and watching what has happened to this once beautiful creation!

Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 22, 2020

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 12:50 PM (THiJ1)

254 you had me at "bulbous bits"

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 22, 2020 12:50 PM (CLteG)

255 Well morons, woke up with signs and symptoms this morning, tested an hour ago, results tomorrow.

Posted by: San Franpsycho
-----

Prayers. Keep us informed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:50 PM (dP625)

256 Huck, that USAA credit should show up on your insurance bill. I got the first one and notice that the second is being applied.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:50 PM (XxJt1)

257 Joe Biden will beat Joe Biden.
Posted by: Tautology at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Eicbe)
*******
^^^^^^^^
He Ain't Lyin'

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 12:50 PM (THiJ1)

258 Poll of people that died from Wuhan Flu

100% expected to vote for Biden0% expected to vote for Trump

Its going to be an early night folks.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (WdocV)

259 92
If the schools stay closed down, how do you still keep paying teachers?
One of the big donor blocks has to keep getting that money to recycle it
through the Dem party of course.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 12:42 PM (NI4rU)

Oh, they will still figure a way to pas them. They'll call it distance leaning or some such crap. But the janitors, cafeteria workers, building maintenance people will be SOL. Even now, college administrators are still getting paid to hold zoom meetings. All of these people are part of the work at home and get your full pay elite. They will make the requirements to go back to work so crazy in the name of protecting their health, that it will be cheaper to keep them working from home.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (QzF6i)

260 Biden:

Rapist,
Racist,
And Blatantly Corrupt.


Quite the trifecta, dems!

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

261 No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)
++++++++++
I agree. I don't think it was attack. It turned into one, but it didn't start that way.

China did some things (like restricting intra-national travel from Wuhan, but not international travel) that were attack-ish, but I think that was another example of what happened here. Our enemies - foreign and domestic - capitalized on it *bigly* to move their agenda.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (hYcqw)

But I think the Intel community told Trump is got loose from a Bio Weapons lab,

Which is why he went from 'it's a flu' to shutting down the entire country, inside of 2 weeks.

Combo of Deep State stupidity, and CDC and Fauci being Chicken Little, could have started the whole economic train wreck.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (NgKpN)

262 100% of Americans born will die!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (JFO2v)

263 This, of course, is why even in enclosed, contained environments like ships (no real social distancing possible etc), the percentage of people infected topped out, in EVERY CASE, somewhere between 15-25%.

Posted by: Dave at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (KWYbg)

264 I assume they're all "socked polls"...

Maybe the use of "/s" would be called for.

Then again, maybe he's a shit stirrer.
Posted by: browndog at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (gD6Ka)

OK.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (zr5Kq)

265 So if natural immunity MAY be a factor here, would that explain the total absence of the homeless in all this mess?

Have not heard squat about them, and one would think they might be a perfect breeding ground for covid.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (KATBx)

I fact, they SHOULD Have been a perfect breeding ground. That was one of the first big screaming red flags that said this thing wasn't nearly as infectious as we were being led to believe that it was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (Kpl3J)

266 Sorry to hear that, San Fran. I hope it's not General Tso's Sicken.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (XxJt1)

267 Bulbous bits...mmmm

Posted by: FrodoB-
cause I am at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (dQF3z)

268 Go out with BANG, Rick.
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Saar
******
Phrasing ??

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (THiJ1)

269 Interestingly, there is a Japanese anime series called "Cells at Work!" that is basically all about Covid-19 --even though it came out a couple years ago. The lead characters are a T-cell (a boy) and a red blood cell (a girl) who have sort of an on-again off-again semi-romance as they circulate around the body having all sorts of biological adventures and bumping into each by accident. Mostly the action involves the T-cell boy and his buddies ganging up to kill viruses, bacteria and other villains that try to invade. Then the show has side character -- macrophages, neutrophils, platelets, etc. etc. -- it's actually very well made and very entertaining. I watched it before this whole Covid thing started, not knowing how relevant it would soon be.

Here are the details -- recommended watching:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cells_at_Work!

Turns out they're making a season 2 right now -- I bet they will have a whol bunch of episodes specifically about Covid-19.

It's basically "Fantastic Voyage," but without Donald Plaisance.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (N9G0H)

270 Oh, they will still figure a way to pas them. They'll call it distance leaning or some such crap
***

Yep, the teachers send a list of youtube videos to watch for the kids, then go crack open another bottle of wine.


We should be cutting their salaries 80% or so until they are back in the office....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (WdocV)

271 100% of Americans born will die!
Posted by: rhennigantx
----
Look at you...twisting the numbers to fit your narrative!!! (lol!)

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (UUBmN)

272 Heh

Babylon Bee

Biden: 'If You Don't Let Me Sniff Your Hair, You Ain't A Woman'

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7m6fnsr

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM (KZzsI)

273 257 Joe Biden will beat Joe Biden.
Posted by: Tautology at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (Eicbe)


well

if not "beat"

maybe he will 2 finger his own ass

it's possible, if not probable

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (UUUON)

274 No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)

What if the "opponent" is in bed with them, happy to spread fear and implement measures?

If it was super fatal, China may have invited a "response" from the rest of the world, or even Trump himself, who is unpredictable at best.

To merely be disruptive and shutter the world economy leaves a "response" in the escalation category.

I know I'm acting like a conspiracy theorist where every single thing is actually proof of the theory... but I haven't seen enough to dissuade me from it. The timing is what has my antennae up.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (t+mAj)

275 When you're feeling down, think of Ben Franklin. Here we have a man living in an era best described as unhygienic. He consumed large amounts of rich foods, alcohol, and was not above entertaining a whore when other prospects were unavailable. This guy lived into his mid 80s.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (C1Lsn)

276 No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:46 PM (Kpl3J)


Leaders. It depends on who the target was.

I remember Maria Bartiromo mentioning a while ago why there was such a huge Chinese party - unlike any other before - visiting Trump back when this was still unknown but released.

See UK leader.

Who's bucking the system?

I do not put anything above the Dems or our enemies anymore. There is nothing they won't do. Nothing.

Anything for Planned Parenthood
Anything for Supreme Court judges
Anything for Globalism
Ultimately, anything for votes to stay in power forever.

We have seen it. We are seeing it.

Twitter, Google, Facebook, youtube, instagram, whatever - every conservative is under attack. Every single one. Christians. Gun owners.

No one is punished other than conservatives. No one has SWAT teams breaking down their doors in the middle of the night unless... conservative or Trump related.

These are ghouls and they will stop at nothing. China wants the power.

/offrant. I have to get back to work.

I do not believe in conspiracies anymore.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (Saar8)

277 Sorry to hear that, San Fran. I hope it's not General Tso's Sicken.
********
I have had 2 friends get it, 1 had several heart attacks, Pacemaker & 6 or 7 stents & he recovered in 2 weeks

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (THiJ1)

278
But, here's the thing. I'm told by a friend in the medical community that abuse of antibiotics is likely one of the reasons some people are getting hit harder than others. The reason is that your body doesn't develop a natural immunity as well, and doesn't produce the interferon proteins that are key in natural defense against diseases. BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)







For the last 20 years or so, we've been told that antibiotic overuse is creating resistant strains. The question I have is, how are they determining that? Is it that they're observing that the same doses of antibiotic no longer work? Which seems to be a good starting point for the question, but it's frankly anecdotal in nature, if taken alone.

Given that all our antibiotics are now being manufactured in Chi-Nah, and that they are notorious for cutting corners for profit and just because "fuck you, gweilo", what are the odds that the antibiotics they're shipping to the rest of the world are being diluted or even just vials of distilled water and sugar pills? What are the protocols for QC batch testing of Chinese-made antibiotics?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (EGyGV)

279 I see that the only vaccine that has actually worked was one that had a DNA sequenced fake gene that makes the body think it has seen the real virus. It is the the bulbous parts that were replicated.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (JFO2v)

280 100% of Americans born will die!
Posted by: rhennigantx
----
Look at you...twisting the numbers to fit your narrative!!! (lol!)
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue!
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The correlation between People Who Have Eaten Carrots, and mortality is frightening.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (GBHAb)

281 This is about me isn't it?

Posted by: DooDad at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (SnLSx)

282 East Dakota State College Poll:

Biden: 51%
Trudeau: 50%
Trump -1%

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (vRd8t)

283 249 USAA is great for the car. The homeowners seems to be a bit much. I guess I need to call them and go over the homeowners policy. I think I'm paying way too much...
Posted by: lin-duh en fugue! at May 22, 2020 12:49 PM (UUBmN)


Definitely call. Over the years we've done the online "tell us about your house" surveys as well as the ones they mail out now and again. We had to call for some reason (probably a broken pipe claim) and it was like they never looked at our responses. I was insuring whole rooms we didn't have, not to mention they failed to note the fireproof siding we told them about, and a few things on the heating system, plus they somehow missed the fire hydrant directly across the street we've told them about since 1988.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (kUmUV)

284 >>Have not heard squat about them, and one would think they might be a perfect breeding ground for covid.


Yeah, I though for sure it was going to be a horrific body count in places like LA and SF because of the large homeless camps.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (bDqIh)

285 But I think the Intel community told Trump is got loose from a Bio Weapons lab,

Which is why he went from 'it's a flu' to shutting down the entire country, inside of 2 weeks.

Combo of Deep State stupidity, and CDC and Fauci being Chicken Little, could have started the whole economic train wreck.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (NgKpN)

I don't doubt that - and one of the stories that surfaced about a month ago (and then disappeared again) was about a US team that was actually allowed to visit that lab a couple years ago, because the NIH was providing them some funding - that team reported, among other things, that the Chinese Biolab was run so sloppily and badly that it was amazing there weren't outbreaks from it every single day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (Kpl3J)

286 But I think the Intel community told Trump is got loose from a Bio Weapons lab,

Which is why he went from 'it's a flu' to shutting down the entire country, inside of 2 weeks.

Combo of Deep State stupidity, and CDC and Fauci being Chicken Little, could have started the whole economic train wreck.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (NgKpN)
+++++++++++++
That could be true. And we'll never know. Because "there was a damn *bioweapon* on the loose and you didn't tell us" is not a position you can defend with a high probability of survival. But it would surprise me not all if the IC briefed Trump and told him it was of unknown but likely synthetic origin and possibly a bioweapon.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (hYcqw)

287 Based on the Roosevelt and Diamond Princess, the number is closer to 75-80%.

Posted by: deadrody at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (pZxfz)

288 Have not heard squat about them, and one would think they might be a perfect breeding ground for covid.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (KATBx)

I fact, they SHOULD Have been a perfect breeding ground. That was one of the first big screaming red flags that said this thing wasn't nearly as infectious as we were being led to believe that it was.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (Kpl3J)

San Fran did some testing at a homeless shelter, and LOTS of them tested positive for Covid Antibodies, but did not need medical intervention.

Something like 40% if memory serves.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (NgKpN)

289 Aaand...just like clockwork notice of the second USAA credit just arrived. $19.96. It all helps.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (XxJt1)

290 China wants the power.

***

Its not a conspiracy - China openly admits to "influencing the election" and colluding with Trump's political opponents. If the FBI wasn't useless they could start with an investigation of Diane Feinstein....as the lowest hanging fruit.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 12:56 PM (WdocV)

291 He consumed large amounts of rich foods, alcohol, and was not above entertaining a whore when other prospects were unavailable. This guy lived into his mid 80s.
Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (C1Lsn)

he spent most of his money on wine, women, and song, the rest was wasted.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:56 PM (JFO2v)

292
- Pangolins BTFO
- Rats BTFO
- Bats BTFO

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at May 22, 2020 12:56 PM (p0Y1J)

293
East Dakota State has an excellent basketball program, I hear.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (j4t07)

294 This is about me isn't it?
Posted by: DooDad
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No, it's about the...whatchamacallit...you know, the thing...

Posted by: Stammerin' Joe at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (GBHAb)

295 That's good news if true.

Just got off inaugural Zoom meeting conference call. Jeez...what a meeting. If people don't want to be videoed...and several guys didn't, why not just use previous call app. And just found out we also have to use face time for daily walk through of job site. Damn glad I'm retiring in the not so distant future.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (n14Vk)

296 289 Aaand...just like clockwork notice of the second USAA credit just arrived. $19.96. It all helps.
Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (XxJt1)

Their old Amex for the managed money group looked just like an AMEX Black. When I pulled it out some people freaked.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (JFO2v)

297 The guys that sell courses in electrical engineering on matchbook covers poll has Biden leading by a significant margin.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (C1Lsn)

298 If he would bet me

I would bet Nate Silver my post Wung Flu profits from my SUN stock that Trump will win

but he wont

money talks, polls walk

Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (UUUON)

299 Thanks everyone, not worried but I work with vulnerable people, so need to be cautious.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (EZebt)

300 If the hobo lifestyle hasn't killed you, your probably immune to most everything at this point

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (NI4rU)

301 280 100% of Americans born will die!

Since Trump's election, half of all marriages will end in divorce, and the other half in death!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

302 This is about me isn't it?
Posted by: DooDad


"Doodad Pro? I know him well"
--Democrats furiously filling out registration cards

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (KZzsI)

303 278
But, here's the thing. I'm told by a friend in the medical community that abuse of antibiotics is likely one of the reasons some people are getting hit harder than others. The reason is that your body doesn't develop a natural immunity as well, and doesn't produce the interferon proteins that are key in natural defense against diseases. BTW....what country abuses antibiotics more than any other....(hint: it's not the US).
Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:39 PM (0QVqB)







For the last 20 years or so, we've been told that antibiotic overuse is creating resistant strains. The question I have is, how are they determining that? Is it that they're observing that the same doses of antibiotic no longer work? Which seems to be a good starting point for the question, but it's frankly anecdotal in nature, if taken alone.

Given that all our antibiotics are now being manufactured in Chi-Nah, and that they are notorious for cutting corners for profit and just because "fuck you, gweilo", what are the odds that the antibiotics they're shipping to the rest of the world are being diluted or even just vials of distilled water and sugar pills? What are the protocols for QC batch testing of Chinese-made antibiotics?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 12:54 PM (EGyGV)

_________________________________

You're talking about the other side of the coin. Antibiotics are, essentially, applied to combat bacteria....not viruses....and from what I've heard, bacteria adapts and overcomes (Marine philosophy)...making the antibiotic ineffective. But, what I'm talking about is the body in general. Viruses are kept in check by proteins your body produces called Interferons....and there are studies showing that continued use of antibiotics for whatever reason lowers the natural production of these proteins. So...double edged sword of immediate gratification (stopping the bacteria) causing long term issues with your overall defense of other diseases (viruses).

Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (0QVqB)

304 Such is life. None of us are getting out alive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (ZCD4H)

305 There gonna be a national teacher union strike...

Wait and see.

Posted by: Obviously at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (yshFD)

306 301 280 100% of Americans born will die!

Since Trump's election, half of all marriages will end in divorce, and the other half in death!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (NWiLs)

My wife told me I am not getting out of this marriage alive.

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (JFO2v)

307 Ima have a beer....anybody else?

Posted by: BignJames at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (X/Pw5)

308 Anyone else receive a debit card from the Treasury preloaded with Trump bucks?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (2DOZq)

309 >>> little doodads sticking out

Spike Protein, presumably.

>>> other coronaviruses have doodads

SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 are fairly similar in that their spike proteins bond with the ACE II receptor on lung cells to gain cell entry. This very similar pathology is why any treatment effective against SARS-CoV1 should have at least *some* efficacy against SARS-CoV-2.

Other Corona Viruses have spike proteins that bond to different receptors but that doesn't mean they aren't similar enough to produce some resistance upon infection and recovery. Corona Virus outbreaks have happened in the US before.

HCoV-OC43 and HCoV-HKU1 are somewhat similar, the latter potentially causing pneumonia and bronchitis similar to SARS.

Posted by: mikethemoose at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (Y6UV7)

310 USAA is the best. I just got the 2nd sizable credit in 2 months.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 12:45 PM (Ed8Zd)

============
Did you have to ask for it or, like last time, did they send you an email? I haven't got this second one. Not that I'm greedy. But I won't turn down money....
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (NVYyb)

I got an email- I didn't ask for it or do anything.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (Ed8Zd)

311 My wife told me I am not getting out of this marriage alive.
Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (JFO2v)

Like the samurai of old, accept that you are already dead.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (NWiLs)

312

Crayola is releasing a new box of crayons inspired by skin tones around the world, so that kids can "creatively and accurately color themselves into the world they see around them."

The "Colors of the World" line will feature 24 new crayon colors, which are designed to represent more than 40 different skin tones.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (aKsyK)

313 A Princess Bride meme with 'Tater' Stelter and Trump:

twitter.com/mad_liberals/status/1263817023622131713

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (vQNA/)

314 It is like the human body tries to keep that there homeostasis I heard tell of. And when you futz with it the body says: fuck you buddy.

Doesn't taking statins destroy you bodies natural ability to regulate cholesterol?

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (ZCD4H)

315 Anyone else receive a debit card from the Treasury preloaded with Trump bucks?

Supposedly they are sending those out instead of checks now. Sounds more expensive than printing a freaking check but whatever.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (KZzsI)

316 To explain this on a fairly technical level which might lose some readers


Objection: assumes we read the content

Posted by: Hands at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (786Ro)

317 280 100% of Americans born will die!


Not me

Ima gonna live fur evah !!

Posted by: WILL VARNER at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (UUUON)

318 35 Friedberg?

* lights lighter and holds it up *
Posted by: Furious George at May 22, 2020 12:21 PM (9vQJW)

hahahaha

Posted by: m at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (QVtxC)

319 Anyone else receive a debit card from the Treasury preloaded with Trump bucks?

No, but His Excellency the former Minister of Trade in Nigeria has $53M US Dollars he needs my assistance in moving out of the country.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (vRd8t)

320 "The "Colors of the World" line will feature 24 new crayon colors, which
are designed to represent more than 40 different skin tones."


Sounds racist.

Posted by: The Slime People at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (Tnijr)

321 I saw CD4+T open for Murder Hag back in 1992.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (t+mAj)

322 305 There gonna be a national teacher union strike...

Wait and see.
Posted by: Obviously at May 22, 2020 12:58 PM (yshFD)

they dont have to take this abuse standing up!

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (JFO2v)

323 I think it was planned. I think initially it was planned to occur under Hillary. The Clintons and China are tighter than a... they're tight.

interesting take on the initial social distancing deal was conceived by a 15 yo New Mexican gal who took a third place in a science fair in 2005. Her dad was somehow involved.

There was a proposal to try it during the SARS outbreak under Bush and another proposal to try it on the H!N! break out with Obama.

The global scientists went full on with Trump in office and it went beyond their dreams.

Posted by: DanMan at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (XTiHL)

324 Someone said nothing much is happening in Mexico? They're being slaughtered.

Posted by: No at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (BVOk+)

325 If you don't support me, then you ain't black!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (sWM8x)

326 On one hand there is now study after study suggesting that this thing is over and it is not what is was drummed up to be. On the other, there is article after article (read and believed by majority of population) that we need to get used to the brave "new normal" and we need to prepare for this "new normal" with masks and social distancing. I hope the new normal completely bankrupts every state that buys into the "new normal' crap.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (zr5Kq)

327 PDT Is Up soon

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (THiJ1)

328 307 Ima have a beer....anybody else?
Posted by: BignJames at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (X/Pw5)

I trying to hold out to 1500

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 01:02 PM (JFO2v)

329 There gonna be a national teacher union strike

Oh yeah, they always pick the most painful, worst time to strike for extra leverage

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (KZzsI)

330
Anyone else receive a debit card from the Treasury preloaded with Trump bucks?

Is that so you will have to spend it instead of depositing it?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (aKsyK)

331 313 A Princess Bride meme with 'Tater' Stelter and Trump:

twitter.com/mad_liberals/status/1263817023622131713
Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (vQNA/)

Almost turned it off, glad I waited for the last line!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (NgKpN)

332 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 01:01 PM (KZzsI)

I got mine today.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (2DOZq)

333 Could this pseudo immunity explain why so many doctors and nurses ended up getting this Chinese Coronavirus as a severe case?

The immunity helps you beat down a light to medium dose of virus, but when it is continually hit with virus, it is overwhelmed and the disease progresses to full blown Chinese Coronavirus?

Posted by: rd at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (+0uDE)

334 And I don't know how much is on it .

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (2DOZq)

335 330
Anyone else receive a debit card from the Treasury preloaded with Trump bucks?

Is that so you will have to spend it instead of depositing it?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (aKsyK)

I got a check.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (NgKpN)

336 The "Colors of the World" line will feature 24 new crayon colors, which are designed to represent more than 40 different skin tones.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 22, 2020 01:00 PM (aKsyK)

do they have paper sack light brown

Posted by: rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (JFO2v)

337 "I trying to hold out to 1500"


Then there will only be 1499.

Posted by: 1500 bottle of beer on the wall at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (Tnijr)

338

Someone said nothing much is happening in Mexico? They're being slaughtered.

Posted by: No


Racism!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (j4t07)

339 Ima have a beer....anybody else?

Posted by: BignJames at May 22, 2020 12:59 PM (X/Pw5)

I'll take a whisky, neat.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (88+cf)

340 Then only 1498. I like this game!

Posted by: Aetius451AD personal phone at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (ZCD4H)

341 >>> It's basically "Fantastic Voyage," but without Donald Plaisance.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 12:52 PM

I didn't know it was an anime. I've just read the manga since it was an offering in a past humble bundle giveaway. It's well done in the manga.

Posted by: banana Dream at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (l6b3d)

342 I knew I was too late to this thread when I posted above.

Because now there's a NOOD Black Biden

Posted by: Hands at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (786Ro)

343 That could be true. And we'll never know. Because "there was a damn *bioweapon* on the loose and you didn't tell us" is not a position you can defend with a high probability of survival. But it would surprise me not all if the IC briefed Trump and told him it was of unknown but likely synthetic origin and possibly a bioweapon.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (hYcqw)


I think many of us assumed that was a real possibility, but unless our government knew for sure and could prove it, doing what they did to keep panic to a minimum while studying it and trying to contain it was the right move.

Posted by: LASue at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (Ed8Zd)

344 No enemy would ever launch an attack that depended so heavily on their opponent being completely incompetent idiots and fools.

= = =
Running dog capitalists. + sigh +
We were relying on the fact that we OWN your media and 3/5ths of your public officials.

Posted by: Obviously at May 22, 2020 01:04 PM (yshFD)

345 320
"The "Colors of the World" line will feature 24 new crayon colors, which

are designed to represent more than 40 different skin tones."



They'd better have muddy green, iridescent blue, and bright orange.

Posted by: Subterranean lizard people at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (T6t7i)

346 nood

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (88+cf)

347
The "Colors of the World" line will feature 24 new crayon colors, which are designed to represent more than 40 different skin tones.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot
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Is there an Albino? Because, you know, we've been really ignored.

Posted by: Aderson Cooper at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (830x5)

348 PDT Is Up soon




see, this here is helpful

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (zr5Kq)

349 (Just got here, have not read comments)

I have considered this, but then how do you explain kids being so immune and old people so vulnerable. That is opposite of what you would expect if this were the case. Still possible since there are other factors involved, but not obvious.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (LWu6U)

350 Biden's just saying that they've programmed black people to vote for Biden. This if you have a problem voting for Biden, you're not programmed, which shows your not really black.

That's all.

Posted by: Axeman at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (Eicbe)

351 CD4+T

New Star Wars Robot Character?

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 22, 2020 01:05 PM (NgKpN)

352 I rate this as TRUE. about a month ago I started coming down with something but inside of an hour my T cells had defeated it like they had cracked JN5.

Posted by: x at May 22, 2020 01:06 PM (nFwvY)

353 Mexico is probably doing well because their average age is so low compared to us or China or Europe. On that basis I would expect Africa to do better too.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at May 22, 2020 01:06 PM (vRd8t)

354 298 If he would bet me

I would bet Nate Silver my post Wung Flu profits from my SUN stock that Trump will win

but he wont

money talks, polls walk
Posted by: REDACTED at May 22, 2020 12:57 PM (UUUON)

SUNOCO and Mr. Joseph Kim FTW!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at May 22, 2020 01:06 PM (CLteG)

355 333: No idea, but response can be dose dependent.

In any event Jersey tried to get plenty of medical people out of retirement (most susceptible age group) to assist with their fucking precious covid. Brilliant, huh? I even got emergency texts during the night urging me to take my place and protect NJ. Murphy probably wanted me to die for his cause. And plenty of docs and nurses are working well into their 70s and even 80s, so that is probably another factor.

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:07 PM (ONvIw)

356
I know I'm acting like a conspiracy theorist where every single thing is actually proof of the theory... but I haven't seen enough to dissuade me from it. The timing is what has my antennae up.
Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 12:53 PM (t+mAj)






I still think the ChiComs released it intentionally, but it was to shut down the Hong Kong protests, which were being touted as serious enough that they were a real threat to the regime, especially since they were spreading to other provinces.

Releasing the virus in Wuhan was just the ChiComs being clever. Directly dosing HK with the virus would have been too obviously an attack on the protesters, at least as seen by the West. But the virus got away from them, they totally lost control. Once they got over the shock of losing control, they saw the opportunity to take advantage of it worldwide.

That's a conspiracy theory just pulled out of my ass, but I actually find it to be damned convincing. I mean, what happened to the big, ginormous HK protests? We haven't heard diddly squat about them in months. And they were getting set to bring the commies down.

Releasing a pandemic in Wuhan that spreads to the rest of the world in order to retain power in Chi-Nah would be an easy decision for the commies to make, considering their willingness to slaughter millions in more direct ways.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 22, 2020 01:07 PM (EGyGV)

357 288 Have not heard squat about them, and one would think they might be a perfect breeding ground for covid.
Posted by: irongrampa at May 22, 2020 12:48 PM (KATBx)

I fact, they SHOULD Have been a perfect breeding ground. That was one of the first big screaming red flags that said this thing wasn't nearly as infectious as we were being led to believe that it was.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 12:51 PM (Kpl3J)

San Fran did some testing at a homeless shelter, and LOTS of them tested positive for Covid Antibodies, but did not need medical intervention.

Something like 40% if memory serves.

Posted by: Romeo13


Yes -- it was even over 40%. And yet NOT A SINGLE BUM REQUIRED MEDICAL TREATMENT. Even though most of them had it or formerly had it. Because Covid-19 is extremely mild or asymptomatic in 90% of people.

My theory is that

-- Covid-19 exists
-- It naturally evolved in disgusting Chinese endangered species "wet markets" and jumped the pangolin-human barrier
-- It is extremely infectious, even more so than your typical coronavirus
-- However, it is not more deadly than, and perhaps is LESS deadly than, standard coronaviruses
-- Our term "influenza" is actually just a word that means "disease caused by a coronavirus," so that Covid-19 is in fact just "the flu"
-- Coronaviruses have been circulating in the human population since time immemorial, and every single year new variants emerge, but most of the time we don't notice or care where they emerge
-- The coronoavirus variant that emerged in 2019 is not really that remarkable or different from the coronavirus variants that have emerged is many previous years; what happened in Wuhan in 2019 happened in this-or-that city in 2018, and prior to that somewhere else in 2017, etc. and the new flu strain spread around the world, and it was just shrugged off as that year's "flu season," and life went on as normal
-- This happens literally every year, with minor variations in severity; Covid-19 is merely average, at worst, when i comes to the annual new coronavirus pandemic, which happens every year like clockwork.
-- The only different between the Covid-19 flu and the standard flu is that it is more infectious but less deadly.
-- Hence, the entire lockdown was for no purpose, and was completely unnecessary, and was only done for political reason and as a result of a mass panic induced by the media to advance their agendas.

Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 01:07 PM (N9G0H)

358 38 I had really bad flu right at the start of all this. It kinda ran through our little neighborhood. So we might have a fairly resistant group at this point.
Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 22, 2020 12:22 PM (eMtQa)

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Please get an actual antibody test. There was a nasty flu that hit in November and December. People took the antibody tests and do not have antibodies.

I would hate to see you make a bad assumption.

Posted by: rd at May 22, 2020 01:08 PM (+0uDE)

359 Well, whatever the origin...the simple fact is that the Democrats unleashed their big plan for winning the White House yesterday.

They went all in on the "second wave" of the virus hitting in the Fall. The purpose? Well, simply put, Trump's re-election is going to be tied to the economy, and the Democrats don't want to give any incentive to the millions of businesses that might just hire back the employees they laid off to streamline their finances. They want uncertainty...lowwwwww consumer confidence.

So, now it's all about the SECOND WAVE OF DEATH!!!

Trump was quick to come out yesterday and say...."we aren't shutting down a second time." So he gets it...consumer confidence it now the name of the game.

Posted by: Orson at May 22, 2020 01:09 PM (0QVqB)

360
I think (maybe) another factor in antibiotic resistant bacteria is modern super-antibiotics like ceflex, biaxin, and azithromycin.*

Sad to say, but if you contracted a penicillin resistant staph bacteria in my parents' generation, you would just be dead.

Now, they can hype you on one of these badass drugs (great!), and send you home, where their unpleasant side effects cause many people to discontinue before the cycle is complete (bad!), and then spread around the same penicillin-resistant bacteria, but now with new & improved resistance to the more powerful drug.**

*I may have misspelled all of these

**I have no training and this could be completely wrong

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2020 01:09 PM (h6CJG)

361 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 12:55 PM (hYcqw)

Even if it wasn't, I'm confident there are a lot of CCP officials who were determined to make sure China didn't suffer alone once the outbreak started.

Posted by: Sjg at May 22, 2020 01:09 PM (gDSJf)

362 I think they are looking at viruses like MRSA when they talk about antibiotic resistance. And MRSA has been a problem.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 22, 2020 01:09 PM (JKNZq)

363 Wonder what bombshell will be released today?

Seems likely something damning will surface to frost what has been released already - maybe Biden jr. gets picked up DUI with an unconscious Ukrainian ladyboy?

Posted by: Pinochet Air Tours Flt Attendant at May 22, 2020 01:10 PM (pw1yp)

364 There gonna be a national teacher union strike



Oh yeah, they always pick the most painful, worst time to strike for extra leverage

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at May 22, 2020 01:03 PM (KZzsI)

In England back in the 80's support for Labor began dropping when the gravediggers went on strike.

Posted by: ... at May 22, 2020 01:10 PM (t+mAj)

365 On a conference call. Modern tech-company language I hate:
"learnings."

As in "we need to identify the learnings from our early pilot so we can adapt the wider launch to ..."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 01:11 PM (hYcqw)

366 357: It came from a lab isolated from a bat species not local to Wuhan (wet markets are vile anyway). It's probably no more infectious than any other cold or flu, and now they're walking back the surface fomite danger. The pictures of hazmat suits and bleaching streets were shown to gin up terror.

Maybe it's a dry run for bioweapons and donk fascism. In any event, it needs to end

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:12 PM (ONvIw)

367 That would explain why other outbreaks (sars, mers, Spanish flu) died out without a cure and before the percent infected would be enough to create herd immunity.
Posted by: Whiskey...and leave the bottle


The virus also mutates. And think about it.

If the virus is fatal, there is less chance of it passing on than if it only makes you sick, and you can "infect" or pass on the virus.

What generally happens, is that the viruses mutate extensively. There are usually a handful of people that may carry the most virulent strains (most toxic or lethal), while a lot of people end up carrying a very weakened (mutated) strain, whose presence will also stimulate the body to make it resistant.

There's a page on the Internet that shows the mutations so far for Covid 19. It has mutated a lot. And likely, it will mutate into at least a few forms that are pretty mild. This may be the form/strain that persists. Every once in a while, it will mutate back into a more toxic form, and then disappear into a mild form again.

So it may "come back" in the Fall, but then again, it may not. Really, nobody knows. A lot of people talk out of their ass pretending to know the future.

Posted by: Mika Brezinski, noted psychopath at May 22, 2020 01:12 PM (ZCiJZ)

368 362 I think they are looking at viruses like MRSA when they talk about antibiotic resistance. And MRSA has been a problem.
Posted by: notsothoreau at May 22, 2020 01:09 PM (JKNZq)

MRSA is a bacteria.

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:12 PM (ONvIw)

369
MRSA is a bacteria.
Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:12 PM (ONvIw)

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It's some kind of super-staph, right?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2020 01:13 PM (h6CJG)

370 Please get an actual antibody test. There was a nasty flu that hit in November and December. People took the antibody tests and do not have antibodies.

I would hate to see you make a bad assumption.
Posted by: rd at May 22, 2020 01:08 PM (+0uDE)

I agree, in fact we had both influenza A and B this year.

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:13 PM (ONvIw)

371 The Ouija Board of science is infallable!

Posted by: Dr. Seance at May 22, 2020 01:14 PM (e1mEI)

372 Posted by: zombie at May 22, 2020 01:07 PM (N9G0H

No, the flu virus and Covid Coronavirus are totally different.

But we are exposed to "common cold" viruses, which include rhinovirues and Coronaviruses.

The biggest problem is this is a brand new virus, so it infects everyone at the same time, not like the flu that worked its way through the population over 6-8 months or even several years. The infects everyone at once collapses health systems like Italy, Spain, and France; and almost in NYFC too.

Otherwise I agree with much that you said.

We should have gone to social distancing, and a real isolation of Seniors and infirm.

Posted by: rd at May 22, 2020 01:16 PM (+0uDE)

373 369: Methicillin resistant staph aureus. It still responds to some other antibiotics.

Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:16 PM (ONvIw)

374 This is insane! Even if you had the Chinese Crud, why get tested? Did you get tested to see if you got any of the other flu's that came down the pike the last ten years?

We have surrendered our ability to think.

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 01:17 PM (XxJt1)

375
Methicillin resistant staph aureus. It still responds to some other antibiotics.
Posted by: CN at May 22, 2020 01:16 PM (ONvIw

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*shivers*

Staph is the Devil.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 22, 2020 01:17 PM (h6CJG)

376 CN, do you know if they're treating MRSA with Levaquin?

Posted by: creeper at May 22, 2020 01:18 PM (XxJt1)

377 Hong Kong: The Communist Chinese Party is going to pass new HK National Security Laws that will remove freedom of speech, etc, that were promised to HK for fifty years until 2049.

So the Wuhan Flu did allow them to crush Hong Kong.

Posted by: rd at May 22, 2020 01:22 PM (+0uDE)

378 From a medical standpoint, some degree of cross-immunity is a reasonable proposition.

I rate this as plausible.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 22, 2020 01:25 PM (Fc5rx)

379 I have considered this, but then how do you explain kids being so immune and old people so vulnerable.


*********

Kids get minor respiratory viral illnesses seemingly constantly, so they have recent and frequent immune system exposures to a variety of infectious ageents (schools, daycare, etc.). The term "snot-nosed kid" exists for a reason.

Over time, immunity to various agents wanes, and the 'memory' of T-cells declines. Older people have less exposure to viruses in general, hence higher suceptibility to a particular virus or strain of virus.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 22, 2020 01:36 PM (Fc5rx)

380 Fauci has a CCP employee number.

Posted by: klaftern at May 22, 2020 01:38 PM (RuIsu)

381 It was Ron Reagan in thise bathouses, not The Gipper.

Posted by: Jersey Joe Walcott at May 22, 2020 01:41 PM (DZsvp)

382 What's-it's and doo-dads and bulbous bits, oh my,

Posted by: Introverted Elephocentriv Hypochondriac at May 22, 2020 04:10 PM (rw/ga)

383 The more American that Die and the Dirty Democrats replace them with Illegal Aliens better known as Future Democratic Voters

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at May 22, 2020 04:31 PM (FLiOE)

384 I had mentioned this is a thread a day or two ago, and to me it makes some sense (or they were lying about the virus)

We were told this was so horribly contagious, but right now they said 5 million people have had this, so .075% of the world. If it is as contagious as they say, and it may well be, why isn't that number much higher? Possibly because a large percentage just can't get it.

SARs and Bird Flu went away without a vaccine, it seemed to hit a ceiling with its ability to move from host to host, so perhaps there is a crossover with antibodies (say you had the flu, built those antibodies and they killed off any covid virus before it could infect you, so you wouldn't show up as having Covid Antibodies either) Hell who knows if these strains have a long term immunity from similar viruses (something they'll never tell because then there's no vaccine sales)

Too bad there's very few who will actually try to study all the sides of this virus, and when they do they'll just be labeled wackos by those invested in this lockdown.

Posted by: Rbastid at May 22, 2020 09:29 PM (8p44R)

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