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12th September 2020
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1 year ago #9842615        

I ask one thing of my fellow Americans. It's a huge ask, but it's really the only ask that matters.

Push come to shove, are you willing to risk your life to protect your fellow American?

We in the US have a lot of rivalries. New Yorkers and Massholes mock each other incessantly, Alabama is known as a bunch of rednecks, "Thank God for Mississippi" is a US joke about how that state only exists to make the other states look better, everyone hates New Yorkers, Florida is where all the crazy happens, Nebraska is home to the sentient corn monsters, California is full of weirdos and nutjobs, and so on and so forth.

But ultimately, I ask that if there's a crisis in Colorado, that people from North Carolina or Vermont be willing to send aid and help the Coloradans. That if Canada invades Montana with a stated intention of invading only Montana, people from Oklahoma and Nevada be willing to fight to protect Montanans.

If you aren't willing to help Americans in another state, ask yourself if you really deserve to call yourself an American, with the rights and liberties that only exist because those other Americans are willing to risk their lives to protect you.

It's a big ask, but right now, there is time to give a meaningful answer. Are you willing to be "slightly inconvenienced" for your fellow American in the form of wearing a mask? Are you willing to wash your hands frequently to protect Oregonians? Are you willing to socially distance and avoid crowded parties to save the lives of Ohioans? Because many of those people are willing to be slightly inconvenienced to protect you, and if you aren't willing to do the same for them, ask yourself if you deserve their protection.

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1 year ago #9843930        

Back in my hometown in the Deep South (North America), people are showing their support for Trump by deliberately going maskless; somehow this is supposed to be... I don't know, a sign that their faith in his "amazing righteous and utterly truthful character" will keep them from getting sick, making other people sick, dying and causing the deaths of others. That is equally weird to me as whipping oneself and rubbing blood in one's eyes, though I'm expecting some of my old neighbors to start doing that any day now.....

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1 year ago #9845068        

And 7 days, a week later, the US just passed the UK in covid-19 deaths per capita.

It took the US less then 20 days to increase it's death per capita to pass Sweden, Italy and now UK - and there is no sight of any levelling-off of the increase.

(I added Italy in this chart as well, since the US passed them right after Sweden, but I didn't mention it before)

To any US voter who reads this - if you ignore everything else about Trump (which you really shouldn't) - this is the only thing you need to know:

There is absolutely no reason why the US should see a steady increase of deaths from covid-19 like this.
The only reason it nonetheless does is Trump and his utter incompetence.

He, and the republicans who support him, are simply killing their own citizens with their disastrous mishandling of the pandemic.

Voting for him is truly like the citizens of Pompeii voting for the volcano.


EDIT: Since I posted this, Trump himself got infected and is now in hospital. He'll probably be just fine, since he'll have access to the best possible care (he's already been given an experimental treatment not available to most other Americans).
But while he'll probably be fine, thousands of others will die because of his incompetence.

Some of them he might even end up infecting personally, as he went to a fundraiser while he KNEW ha was infected - but before he was sick enough to be forced to go to hospital.

The man is an idiot, a fool - and he's quite literally killing his own people.

And the US death rate of course just keeps climbing.


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1 year ago #9842813        

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1 year ago #9842787        

Ah, the Black Death version of drinking bleach...

1 year ago #9842755        


I saw people comparing the US with the EU.

The label on the US's graph disappeared behind Sweden, because they are too close, but the graph in red is the US.

Comparison per capita - as one always should do, when comparing countries of varying sizes.

Swedens numbers are obviously also included in the total for the European Union - I just posted them separately to show what one of the European outliers looks like.

In case of the UK it shouldn't be included in the total for the European Union by now, as they have officially left - but I'm not sure if they are or not here.

Anyway, the major point is that this chart clearly shows why Fauci and anyone else who knows how to read a proper chart is so worried about the US.

It's not even close to having "turned the corner" on covid-19, like Trump falsely claimed.

Instead the deaths are just accumulating.
The US recently passed Sweden in deaths from covid-19 per capita, and looks set to pass the UK soon enough.

It may well be the most badly effected country in the world - both in absolute and in per capita numbers, before the end of the year.

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1 year ago #9842591        

"The US needs to be more like Scandinavian countries!"

"They aren't wearing masks."


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1 year ago #9844435        

is that america wearing a mask?!?!?!

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1 year ago #9843629        

Meanwhile a plague doctor is comforting a widow, saying "There was nothing I could do, once your husband told me he had the right to lick the rats, I knew it was over"

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1 year ago #9846031        

....This probably would have been funnier if we haven't had religious folk actually say that Covid 19 is God's punishment on their enemies.

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