1. #62581
    The MAGA cult is apparently so incensed by the fact that AOC and Omar streamed Among Us to encourage people to vote that they're now hacking the game and flooding chat with "Vote Trump 2020" messages. Because the surest way to win people over to your side is to ruin one of their forms of entertainment.

    Among Us developers scramble to block massive ‘Eris Loris’ spam attack

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    The MAGA cult is apparently so incensed by the fact that AOC and Omar streamed Among Us to encourage people to vote that they're now hacking the game and flooding chat with "Vote Trump 2020" messages. Because the surest way to win people over to your side is to ruin one of their forms of entertainment.

    Among Us developers scramble to block massive ‘Eris Loris’ spam attack
    It's even funnier when the MAGA folk then claim that they're not fascists. 'It's just media spin ermergerd'.

  3. #62583
    "If we tested half, cases would be half .... they want us to test, test, test" -- Trump suggests the US only does so much coronavirus testing because the media demands it


    This is when you know you are dealing with a complete idiot. We have heard this comment before but you know how illogical he believes his logic is. That if we just stop testing COVID would go away or at least not as many cases.
    “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States…. [It is] nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that ‘my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.’”

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    He’s an utter moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    "If we tested half, cases would be half .... they want us to test, test, test" -- Trump suggests the US only does so much coronavirus testing because the media demands it


    This is when you know you are dealing with a complete idiot. We have heard this comment before but you know how illogical he believes his logic is. That if we just stop testing COVID would go away or at least not as many cases.
    d

    He will just never understand the hospitals overfilling is not due to testing it is due to people actually being sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaid View Post
    d

    He will just never understand the hospitals overfilling is not due to testing it is due to people actually being sick.
    *points to Texas overtaking California in terms of total confirmed COVID-19 cases despite doing half as much testing*

    I mean, he's wrong from EVERY angle.

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    Quick stop in North Carolina with a wonderful Indian Tribe, and guests. Then off to two BIG Rallies in Ohio and Wisconsin. See you later!!!
    What do we do in times of COVID-19 when we can't facepalm anymore?

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    He's right, and if we just got rid of pregnancy tests, no more babies. and while we're at it, just get rid of thermometers as well, than nobody will ever have a high temperature again. that's the real solution to this covid problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    "If we tested half, cases would be half .... they want us to test, test, test" -- Trump suggests the US only does so much coronavirus testing because the media demands it


    This is when you know you are dealing with a complete idiot. We have heard this comment before but you know how illogical he believes his logic is. That if we just stop testing COVID would go away or at least not as many cases.
    Wait the media forced my daughter with a 101 fever to go get tested last month????

    LOL damn i have to sit down and talk with her next time she is not infected!
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    Just as a sort of "hold onto your butts" sign, last Saturday the total of new COVID-19 cases in the US was 58.3k. Right now it's already at 67.7k and there's still several hours--and several states/counties--left to report in the day. This might be the first time since the last huge surge that cases on Saturday number higher than those on Friday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Just as a sort of "hold onto your butts" sign, last Saturday the total of new COVID-19 cases in the US was 58.3k. Right now it's already at 67.7k and there's still several hours--and several states/counties--left to report in the day. This might be the first time since the last huge surge that cases on Saturday number higher than those on Friday.
    Yeah..if I remember correctly, Thursday was the second highest at the time, yesterday was the highest.

    It's possible, by those numbers, we'll have three of the four highest days in the last three.

    It's just one person
    You know the quote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paranoid Android View Post
    "If we tested half, cases would be half .... they want us to test, test, test" -- Trump suggests the US only does so much coronavirus testing because the media demands it


    This is when you know you are dealing with a complete idiot. We have heard this comment before but you know how illogical he believes his logic is. That if we just stop testing COVID would go away or at least not as many cases.
    Always nice to know that people would go undiagnosed, untreated, and straight into mass graves if not for media scrutiny, that is the point he was making, right?
    /s

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    Quote Originally Posted by draynay View Post
    Always nice to know that people would go undiagnosed, untreated, and straight into mass graves if not for media scrutiny, that is the point he was making, right?
    Remember, your house can't burn down if you don't have a smoke detector!
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    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

  13. #62593
    Simply put, Trump's rallies are super spreader events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zan15 View Post
    Wait the media forced my daughter with a 101 fever to go get tested last month????

    LOL damn i have to sit down and talk with her next time she is not infected!
    Aw so now we know your daughter is part of the deep state shadow cabal trying to take down Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Simply put, Trump's rallies are super spreader events.
    Funny how people can hold rallies comprised of thousands of people in protest of police brutality and Trump and yet not cause any noticeable rise in infections by wearing masks, while Trump's far less attended maskless events lead to rapid spreading.

    Almost as if there's something to be learned there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wells View Post
    Kaleredar is right...
    Words to live by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKing View Post
    Today's word of the day is cocaine.
    He thought Biden said "Diet Coke oaky?|

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benggaul View Post
    Just as a sort of "hold onto your butts" sign, last Saturday the total of new COVID-19 cases in the US was 58.3k. Right now it's already at 67.7k and there's still several hours--and several states/counties--left to report in the day. This might be the first time since the last huge surge that cases on Saturday number higher than those on Friday.
    So I know you are probably working on your write up about this right now, and I’m looking forward to your insight. But holy shit almost 80k today with several states not reporting... Idk if the 80k is from more states completing more testing due to the spike, rather than leaving it for Monday? I’m still concerned that we might hit 100k next Friday at this rate. Did India even get to 100k in a day, I know they were up there? Need to check...

    Edit: Nope, India’s highest reported day was just shy of 98k on worldometers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasulis View Post
    Simply put, Trump's rallies are super spreader events.
    WaPo reports that Trump's Sept 30th rally in Minn. ignored the required and recommended safety guidelines.

    Paywall, but I've already explained the good stuff.

  20. #62600
    79,449 new cases, about 21k more than last Saturday. JEEEEZUS.

    Illinois: 6,161 new cases (new record); 63 deaths
    Texas: 6,133 new cases; 72 deaths
    Fuck Florida.
    Wisconsin: 4,062 new cases; 25 deaths
    Michigan: 3,490 new cases (new record); 38 deaths
    California: 3,072 new cases; 28 deaths
    Ohio: 2,861 new cases (new record); 30 deaths
    Indiana: 2,741 new cases; 26 deaths
    North Carolina: 2,584 new cases; 30 deaths
    Tennessee: 2,574 new cases; 24 deaths
    Missouri: 2,496 new cases; 25 deaths
    Alabama: 2,360 new cases; 7 deaths
    Minnesota: 2,259 new cases; 14 deaths
    New York: 1,994 new cases; 7 deaths
    Georgia: 1,846 new cases; 42 deaths
    Oklahoma: 1,829 new cases (new record); 11 deaths
    Colorado: 1,828 new cases (new record); 7 deaths
    Kentucky: 1,732 new cases (new record); 8 deaths
    Pennsylvania: 1,711 new cases; 26 deaths
    Iowa: 1,701 new cases; 10 deaths
    Kansas: 1,636 new cases; no deaths reported
    New Jersey: 1,629 new cases; 12 deaths
    Utah: 1,608 new cases; 1 death
    Mississippi: 1,212 new cases; 17 deaths
    Massachusetts: 1,203 new cases; 9 deaths
    Arkansas: 1,183 new cases; 15 deaths
    Nevada: 1,146 new cases; 5 deaths
    Virginia: 1,088 new cases; 39 deaths
    Idaho: 1,021 new cases; 10 deaths

    So...this isn't good. We came within a couple thousand of matching yesterday's total despite the fact that Saturdays usually come in much lower as a begin to the underreported weekend. I still expect Sunday and Monday to be lower (unless this has rung enough alarm bells to keep the labs/sites open), but chances are next week is going to be brutal. Once again several records were broken and totals for the rest came awfully close to the top. Several states barely missed making it onto my list and will no doubt find their way there in short order unless measures are taken to quell the rise in cases. Normally I would list several hotspots here but, well, look at the list. Look at the map at https://www.covidexitstrategy.org/ where red denotes "uncontrolled spread". I mean....fuck. The only region doing half-decent is the northeast--and that's because they had to learn a hard lesson in March/April. And even then several are showing signs of upward trends.

    784 deaths is over a hundred more than last Saturday. The total is now 230,068. These are trending up as well...I expect we'll be above 1k a couple times the upcoming week. Half the states had double digit totals.

    Related news:

    Winter will bring new COVID-19 challenges, but it does not have to bring an overwhelming surge--In other words, as long as people (and leadership) set rules and follow them, we'll make it through okay....*sighs; rubs temples*
    Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US--States with smart leadership have already been heading this way. Think Trump country will follow?
    Researchers pin hopes on Nobel Prize-winning CRISPR-technology tests to detect coronavirus--Faster, cheaper testing may be on the way, so MAYBE the US will be able to meet the 200 million test per month marker it should in order to ensure better safety. We're nowhere near that now.

    Stay safe, folks.
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