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bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:19 PM Apr 2021

Tell me,Would things be different if COVID-19 would have KILLED everyone that got it?

Sometimes i catch myself thinking, (God dam i wish these ASSHOLES would just die) Someday though the new scary variants probably WILL do just that. We'll see.

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Tell me,Would things be different if COVID-19 would have KILLED everyone that got it? (Original Post) bluestarone Apr 2021 OP
Trump had it, so yeah. Very different soothsayer Apr 2021 #1
Forgot this. bluestarone Apr 2021 #2
Let me take a few moments to imagine that soothsayer Apr 2021 #7
No, there's still some seriously stupid people out there. Initech Apr 2021 #3
Yes. Mainly, I think, it would have resulted in people PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2021 #4
Agree! bluestarone Apr 2021 #6
Of course. It'd be entirely different if it killed children, for instance. Hortensis Apr 2021 #5
Yes that too. bluestarone Apr 2021 #9
My Democratic voting children would be dead so no. onecaliberal Apr 2021 #8
Not wanting people to die. bluestarone Apr 2021 #11
Like I said, my children would be dead. Most of the country has gotten it.... onecaliberal Apr 2021 #12
Well, since I and sarisataka Apr 2021 #10
If COVID-19 killed everyone that got it, less people may have died. PoliticAverse Apr 2021 #13
A disease like Ovid, where people are infectious before they even get symptoms, LisaL Apr 2021 #19
There's 32 million plus US cases so far dweller Apr 2021 #14
32,200,000 cases in the US. Almost 10% of US. Ilsa Apr 2021 #15
It was taken much more serious when there were mass graves in NYC Under The Radar Apr 2021 #16
A Covidiot I know told me he would have taken it more seriously if millions were dying liberal_mama Apr 2021 #17
Yea, half a country would be dead by now. LisaL Apr 2021 #18
True IF they acted the same way. BUT bluestarone Apr 2021 #20
spanish flu worse the next year. pansypoo53219 Apr 2021 #21

Initech

(100,399 posts)
3. No, there's still some seriously stupid people out there.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:24 PM
Apr 2021

The last pandemic we had that killed 50,000,000 people, there were science deniers and virus hoaxers then, too. So yeah... 100 years later, nothing has changed. Hell, this shit has been going on since the plague times.

PoindexterOglethorpe

(25,998 posts)
4. Yes. Mainly, I think, it would have resulted in people
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:24 PM
Apr 2021

taking it very seriously a whole lot sooner.

As it is, the death rate is relatively low. The real impact seems to be -- and we're still early enough in that a lot is still unknown -- the long termers, as well as the fact that many of those seemingly fully recovered still have various long term issues.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
5. Of course. It'd be entirely different if it killed children, for instance.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:26 PM
Apr 2021

Or if the 80% who died if they got it were young to middle aged adults rather than elderly.

The only speculation would be how much higher a death rate might have made what the Republicans/Trump did impossible, but for sure the same @1% would have done the job if it was killing children and young adults. Probably less, though.

Just think how terrifying.

bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
9. Yes that too.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:29 PM
Apr 2021

Clearly for some reason it doesn't affect the younger folks as much. THAT i'm sure would have been a game changer!!

bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
11. Not wanting people to die.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:33 PM
Apr 2021

Just thinking how different it would be if this was a KILLER virus for ALL!

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
13. If COVID-19 killed everyone that got it, less people may have died.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:44 PM
Apr 2021

Viruses with very high mortality rates tend not to spread far.

LisaL

(45,037 posts)
19. A disease like Ovid, where people are infectious before they even get symptoms,
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 06:01 PM
Apr 2021

could spread far even if everybody who gets it eventually dies.

Ilsa

(61,734 posts)
15. 32,200,000 cases in the US. Almost 10% of US.
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:48 PM
Apr 2021

That's alot of jobs gone, things not getting done, including critical services. Might have climate consequences.

Under The Radar

(3,410 posts)
16. It was taken much more serious when there were mass graves in NYC
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 04:52 PM
Apr 2021

And refer trucks brought in to store body bags. No one was bitching about shut downs then. They just demanded toilet paper, mask and hand sanitizer.

liberal_mama

(1,495 posts)
17. A Covidiot I know told me he would have taken it more seriously if millions were dying
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 05:55 PM
Apr 2021

He said, "You know, like in that movie, Contagion." But I seriously doubt that. He probably still would have been running around without a mask and saying it was just the flu.

bluestarone

(17,387 posts)
20. True IF they acted the same way. BUT
Fri Apr 16, 2021, 06:08 PM
Apr 2021

I'm thinking if they saw people dying, they would be more acceptable to the vaccine! People were and ARE so DUMB. That's why i believe, like someone in this thread mentioned, that if they saw more people dying the VACCINE would have been taken more to heart!

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