- Nobody could see this coming
- It's a complete mystery
- We need to research why this happened
- It must be a coincidence
- It's actually not that bad, only maybe 1/4 or so of people who catch will be permanently disabled
- Work is more important than health
- Fuck those disabled and kids
- It's such a chore to wear a mask
- Masks don't work
- Something something 5G reception
- It's actually snake venom
- Bleach. Surely drinking bleach fixes it.
- It's a conspiracy by the woke mob
Deshira Wallace, a public health researcher at UNC-Chapel Hill, calls what the USA is doing now "playing chicken" with covid. We're doing well with low case numbers, so we've stopped tracking, stopped funding tests and vaccines, and dropped mask mandates.
When an individual gets a chronic health condition under control, they don't just decide to stop all treatment. (Or when they do, it's usually a terrible idea.) We don't decide that the populace has reached a good level of education, so we don't need it any more and we can close all the schools. (Oh, wait, Republicans want to take away public education.) Maybe someone else can think of a policy that someone hasn't managed to mess up once achieving good results. You want to continue what you're doing when you are doing something well! With covid, not at the emergency levels we tried to do (and failed because Republican leaders wouldn't implement them) to contain the virus, but at mitigation levels.
reasons why i hate infotainment systems in cars: one radio station uploaded an image file without an extension onto an hd radio feed, and now all mazdas from the mid 2010s in the seattle-tacoma area have bricked infotainment systems that need to be replaced, because they're stuck playing KUOW and bootlooping randomly
(Oats being a type of cereal is part of the joke, I suppose.)
“Pupil movements, body poses and nose scrunching are among the flickers of human expression that Meta wants to harvest in building its metaverse, according to an analysis of dozens of patents recently granted to Facebook’s parent company.”
Do you understand now what I mean when I say they’re trying to build the perfect behavioural analysis and manipulation laboratory? That you’re the lab rat in Silicon Valley’s business model? Do you get why I call it “people farming?”
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