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Wed Apr 1, 2020, 07:52 AM

Never want to be a debbie downer but...

I'm just thinking that we'll never get rid of this virus for a very long time in this country cause of selfishness, hatred, and greed across the board. I believe all the other countries numbers will start going down and ours will go up. The handwriting is on the wall.

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Reply Never want to be a debbie downer but... (Original post)
SummerSnow Apr 2020 OP
no_hypocrisy Apr 2020 #1
Delphinus Apr 2020 #2
uponit7771 Apr 2020 #3
PJMcK Apr 2020 #4
lastlib Apr 2020 #7
RobinA Apr 2020 #5
Phoenix61 Apr 2020 #10
The Wizard Apr 2020 #6
Hortensis Apr 2020 #8
orwell Apr 2020 #9
JeffersonJones Apr 2020 #11
panader0 Apr 2020 #13
JeffersonJones Apr 2020 #14
Bluepinky Apr 2020 #15
JeffersonJones Apr 2020 #17
SammyWinstonJack Apr 2020 #20
Mariana Apr 2020 #16
JeffersonJones Apr 2020 #18
Solomon Apr 2020 #21
marble falls Apr 2020 #19
gibraltar72 Apr 2020 #12

Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 07:59 AM

1. I share your assessment -- and pessimism.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:01 AM

2. Sadly,

I cannot disagree.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:03 AM

3. South Korea for rid of theirs with testing and isolation so can we, call your representatives!!!

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:03 AM

4. Thanks to the GOP and Fox (n/t)

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:25 AM

7. Becuz freedumb.

yeah. Can't have the big bad nanny state tellin' folks whut they can or can't do.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:05 AM

5. It Will Run It's Course

as these things do. Couple years from now it'll be another virus going around. These things tend to mutate to be less deadly. People will develop immunity.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:15 AM

6. The last thing we need at the helm

is a greed driven, vindictive, rabid, prevaricating predator.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:26 AM

8. As Robin says. What's sad is the miserable, fearful ignorance

revealed in some posts. Nothing's more scary than the darkness or more wrong than to assume because you're doing nothing no one else is either.

And you are wrong. Massive national and international efforts are up and running to fight this war. For just one of thousands, GM was already in partnership with a mask corporation to increase production many times over when Trump accused them of refusing to retool.

Protect mental health in this troubled time: Read a newspaper. A REAL one. Even subscription papers usually allow some free articles each month, and they all offer free newsletters that contain good info and often give access to to whole article.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:40 AM

9. There will be...

...strong antivirals by sept or oct.

They will have a vaccine in 18 months or less.

We just have to hope Covid doesn't rapidly mutate.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:49 AM

11. Bill Gates was discussing some interesting potential solutions recently

 

One solution could be a microchip implanted into the body which would contain a record of whether you had tested negative or already recovered for example. Employers would be able to scan workers to see who is healthy or be alerted to people who tested positive. This would lessen the necessity for social distancing and allow people to get back to work before a vaccine is available. This might also be extended to schools, parks, cinemas and border checkpoints (even state borders if necessary). In future these chips might also be able to hold vaccination records, especially useful since vaccination might become an annual thing like influenza.

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Response to JeffersonJones (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:55 AM

13. Welcome to DU, JJ! You'll love this place.

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Response to panader0 (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:59 AM

14. Thank you!

 

I also forget to mention this chip would make contact tracing easier since you'd be able to track where people had been. It could be used to make contactless payments too, similar to a credit card, since cash is a vector of disease.

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Response to JeffersonJones (Reply #14)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:12 AM

15. That sounds pretty creepy.

Knowing this administration, the chip would include voting data and political party affiliation, so that Republicans would be treated well and Democrats, not so much.

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Response to Bluepinky (Reply #15)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:20 AM

17. It might be the price we have to pay for life to return to somewhat normal

 

Right wing Christian conspiracy theorists claim this is the Mark of the Beast mentioned in the Book of Revelation, but the fact is cybernetics is the future of mankind.

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Response to JeffersonJones (Reply #17)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:40 AM

20. Normal?

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Response to JeffersonJones (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:17 AM

16. A lot of Christians in the US will never go for that.

They'll say any such thing is the Mark of the Beast, and refuse to participate. They are a large enough voter bloc to prevent anything like that from happening, for the foreseeable future.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 09:24 AM

18. Exactly

 

People can't stay at home forever though, at some point choices will have to be made.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #16)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:53 AM

21. Hell, it will be more than Christians who won't go for it.

Conspiracy theorists have been predicting the human control chip for decades.

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Response to JeffersonJones (Reply #11)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 10:06 AM

19. Fuck that shit! Gates has no humanity past his wife's soul.

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Response to SummerSnow (Original post)

Wed Apr 1, 2020, 08:52 AM

12. Don't forget stupidity.

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