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Sun May 24, 2020, 04:23 PM

The 2nd Wave is Coming

We're doomed. I just got back from the West End of Richmond, VA. I was masked, socially distant, all that stuff. In the plaza I was shopping in, here's what I saw: Asian Massage Parlor was open (how do you socially distance a massage?), saw a patron go in, unmasked. The hair and nail salon that advertises that they also have wine: two people going in, both unmasked. The bagel place: 11 people went in and out (including me); 3 were masked. The elderly couple in the handicapped parking spot; no masks. The family of four, all in American flag shirts with two kids under 3 in an SUV with Glock and HK stickers on the back; no masks. The 2nd wave is going to hit us so hard...

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Reply The 2nd Wave is Coming (Original post)
Hstch05 May 2020 OP
Turbineguy May 2020 #1
uponit7771 May 2020 #8
iemitsu May 2020 #2
orwell May 2020 #3
StarryNite May 2020 #38
zackymilly May 2020 #4
Initech May 2020 #5
pandr32 May 2020 #6
MustLoveBeagles May 2020 #7
sfstaxprep May 2020 #9
DetroitLegalBeagle May 2020 #10
safeinOhio May 2020 #18
DetroitLegalBeagle May 2020 #28
AJT May 2020 #11
Eyeball_Kid May 2020 #12
BComplex May 2020 #15
Salviati May 2020 #25
CanonRay May 2020 #23
Laura PourMeADrink May 2020 #36
Initech May 2020 #37
snowybirdie May 2020 #13
BComplex May 2020 #16
snowybirdie May 2020 #17
roamer65 May 2020 #32
marked50 May 2020 #14
mercuryblues May 2020 #19
safeinOhio May 2020 #20
Initech May 2020 #21
roamer65 May 2020 #22
dixiegrrrrl May 2020 #30
Takket May 2020 #24
OrlandoDem2 May 2020 #26
Baltimike May 2020 #27
roamer65 May 2020 #31
tinrobot May 2020 #29
not_the_one May 2020 #33
Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #34
Danmel May 2020 #35
Brainfodder May 2020 #39
roamer65 May 2020 #40

Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:26 PM

1. Trump will save them.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #1)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:35 PM

8. +1

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:28 PM

2. We will have to stay inside as much as possible.

The quarantine continues.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:29 PM

3. Hopefully...

...they are all covered in Jesus blood...

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Response to orwell (Reply #3)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:01 AM

38. Creepy

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:30 PM

4. 1st time in Walmart here in NC in over a year.

Line up 6 feet apart outside, store employee letting people in only when the same number come out.

Now once inside: 10% of us wearing masks. Not just young people unmasked. Parents with kids AND elderly people not wearing masks. People not following the one way signs down the aisles and bumping into each other.
All the employees were wearing masks.
I got in and out as quick as I could and grabbed my hand sanitizer when I hit the truck.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:31 PM

5. Exactly what happened in 1918.

Think the first wave was bad? We ain't seen nothing yet. Better get used to Zoom meetings and Door Dash.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:32 PM

6. I was hoping you were referring to a 2nd blue wave

That's what we need. Nothing short of that outside of death to covidiots including Trump and his partners will do.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:34 PM

7. I'm afraid you're right

Not enough people taking this seriously and too many thinking they're somehow exempt from getting it.


Sound familiar?

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:36 PM

9. The 1st Wave Has Not Ended nt

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:37 PM

10. Michigan too I'm afraid

Belle Isle in Detroit was absolutely packed apparently. State police had to shut down the bridge to prevent more people from getting on the island due to how crowded it was.

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Response to DetroitLegalBeagle (Reply #10)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:24 PM

18. I thought they had made it a State Park?

30 some years ago I would travel from Inkster to that Park all of the time. I loved it and the smell of BBQ by the time I got half way across the bridge.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #18)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:16 PM

28. It is

The island itself is open, the facilities on the island are closed, from my understanding.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:40 PM

11. In about a month the death toll will skyrocket.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 04:44 PM

12. The second wave of MANY.

Fascism dictates that the economy is more important than human lives. The economy isn't for us. It's for the wealthy. Our lives change; the lives of the wealthy stay the same. They're still making money hand over fist while the rest of us are squeaking by, and others are a few weeks from the food lines.

Here's a dark set of predictions:

So we'll see a spike in about a week or 10 days. The spike will not decline. It will continue to rise, or plateau at best. Then governors, especially the GOP governors, will have to decide to shut down again, which will be extremely expensive. Some GOP states will stay open and watch their dead citizens' bodies pile up. But they'll be able to order fried chicken dinners. It will take time, but eventually, even the GOP states will show alarm over the spiking CV deaths. Quite likely, renewed shut down orders will be issued around mid-summer, when states will just refuse to take it anymore. And THEN... the long anticipated autumn resurgence of CV will blow back from the hinterlands. More thousands will die.

Some economists are commenting that Trumpy-boy has NO IDEA what the economy will look like in 4 months. But they are telling us that it will NOT expand to anywhere near pre-CV levels. The more likely scenario is that the economy will shrink, with a depression and deflation two of the more predictable features. Right now, the stock markets are artificially high, based upon the Trump Administration's happy talk. But happy talk is a fool's errand that will soon collapse when investors are faced with a brick wall of economic death. Then there will be no words powerful enough to fend off the inevitable. Trumpy-boy will be known for his two-pronged failures: the economy and the coronavirus. He'll pull the rest of the GOP into the swirling eddy of chaos and breakdown. And all of it will be well-deserved.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:14 PM

15. The GOP governors are no longer allowing the counts of the dead and sick to be published,

or tracked.

It's going to look like it's all well and good, except in the homes where people are dying. But that's republicans for you: as long as it's not reported on Fox "news", then it doesn't really exist.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #15)

Sun May 24, 2020, 06:14 PM

25. The jam packed hospitals and morgues will speak for themselves.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:48 PM

23. Hope you are 100% right Eyeball

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:55 PM

36. Hope like hell you are wrong. Too many more people

will die excruciating deaths alone. Too many loved ones can not be by bedsides. And if it gets worse, we will need a full fledged epidemiologist to run for President. At the very least, a medical/scientist VP with strong management skills and an awesome plan to dig us out whether they happen to be born male or female!

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #12)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:59 PM

37. There's three ways this pandemic could play out.

The first is that there's a long first wave followed by a series of smaller waves.

The second is that it plays out just like the Spanish flu - one long first wave, one long second wave, then a smaller third wave.

The third is a series of slow burns which could last until the next decade.

Judging by the way things are going I would say that the second scenario is most likely. We don't know what this thing is going to do but it seems like we're headed that way.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:01 PM

13. I see FB

Postings by my millennium grandchildren.Swimming, partying and having fun. So sad that their lack of precautions will make it much longer til we can see them.

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Response to snowybirdie (Reply #13)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:15 PM

16. I'm sorry for your predicament, snowybirdie.

Young'uns; they think they're invincible.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #16)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:18 PM

17. Thank you.

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Response to BComplex (Reply #16)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:24 PM

32. It's all "fun and games" until the cytokine storm hits.

They are playing with fire.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:12 PM

14. This is the new Meme. They have been un-masked to show us who they really are-N/t

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:26 PM

19. This will be the trump/GOP wave

'cause they sure aren't getting one in the election booth.

GOTV

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:33 PM

20. In 1918 President Wilson made it illegal for the news to say much about the flu

just like the current one. Really looks a lot like today.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #20)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:36 PM

21. Those who don't learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #20)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:36 PM

22. Not surprised. It was even illegal to own or operate a radio from 1917-1919.

I had no idea of that one till I found it in reading up on WW1.

Wilson had a nasty autocratic side.

https://earlyradiohistory.us/sec013.htm

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #20)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:16 PM

30. I recommend John Barry's books


on the Great Mississippi flood, "Rising Tide."
and the 1918 flu."The Great Influenza"


He's a good writer, very absorbing, lots of wonderful details of the periods in history.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 05:59 PM

24. i wanted to post about this........

The battle against covid is over. The country has given up and decided grandma can go to hell, i want my ice cream cone.

i went out to pick up pizza for dinner. wore a mask. there is a ice cream parlor next door. walk up (not inside at least). it was PACKED in the parking lot. people crowded together in line, only two were wearing masks. i couldn't get the hell away from there fast enough. and the crowds on TV at the beaches and along the boardwalks...... they are already tracing outbreaks to mothers day gatherings and they were NOTHING like this.

america has decided, it isn't fighting covid anymore. we'll just let it kill who it kills but we're going to have our ice cream and walk on the beach

i feel like all the hard work we did, all the sacrifices, the massive bailout package.... we are flushing all the hard work we did right down the toilet.

my wife was supposed to have a follow up CT scan for lung nodules in april. we delayed until mid june because of the requests for people to put off elective procedures. now she is terrified it won't be safe to go out in three weeks when the next spike hits from this irresponsible people spreading the virus. meanwhile we just keep hoping whatever is in her lungs isn't cancerous.......

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:03 PM

26. The USA has plateaued at about 20-30K new cases per day.

Many countries only have a few dozen, or a couple hundred, new cases per day. Why canít we get down to less than 1000K new cases/day?

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:04 PM

27. Masks are everywhere here in Baltimore nt

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Response to Baltimike (Reply #27)

Sun May 24, 2020, 09:21 PM

31. Yup, the Deplorables have turned it into a culture war.

I live in a heavy democratic area of MI. Mask wearing is about 80-90 pct at my local Kroger.

My dad lives in a redder rural area and masks are sparse.

Let them die. Each one is one less vote for Dump.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 07:22 PM

29. We're not nearly as doomed as they are....

If you keep your distance, wear your mask, and take all the smart precautions, you'll be MUCH better protected than them.

But yes, some of their stupidity will spill over into our yard. It will be hard to avoid.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:18 PM

33. I just got a fresh supply of tots and pears...

 

just for them.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:19 PM

34. Yep. I'm tired of trying to warn people.

Feel sorry for the healthcare workers.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2020, 10:53 PM

35. A restaurant near me was doing outdoor dining

People were really close together. In the NYC suburbs. We haven't hit phase 1 metrics. Cuomo says Wednesday but I think we are going to backslide. People are getting very complacent and we got hammered here.

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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:08 AM

39. Regardless of these dumb dumbs, stay safe: Do your best!

For those people:

Hey you with low self control and no filter, come on down you are the next contestant on:

The price of Covid-19!

If you spin this wheel with 100 markers, 5 of them will result in death, 5 of them will result in permanent damage, and maximum level suffering.

The other 90 you will remain alive, but still a fucking jackass, are you ready to spin?



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Response to Hstch05 (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2020, 12:12 AM

40. I really wish Charles Darwin could see this right now.

His theory of natural selection is about to become a law.

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