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I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there’s a deadly pandemic going on.

Many people can’t get vaccinations (e.g. young kids) and it can still cause potentially life-long disability even when vaccinated and if the acute disease phase is “mild” or not noticeable.

Wear a mask.

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The efforts to “live with COVID” and just giving up on wearing masks are really paying off.

For the love of fuck, wear a mask.

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i think usbs should rattle. if theres files in there

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- 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

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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.

theatlantic.com/health/archive

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Ffs the COVID deniers and anti-maskers have made it onto Mastodon.

Fuck the fuck off if you’re anti-science and anti-being a decent human being.

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If you’re indoors with other people, wear a fucking mask.

Jesus Fucking Christ on a pogo stick, how hard is it?

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Astounding how my timeline is like littered with people who are at meetups and conferences and no one is wearing masks.

People, 1/3 of “mild” COVID cases develop into possibly permanent disability. Even if you’re vaccinated and boosted.

What is wrong with all of you?

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The new CDC (Centers for Distributing COVID) rules are a success, maybe a quarter of people in my local supermarket are wearing masks.

What did they expect to happen? And why don’t they care the people will get sick, disabled and die?

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I hear all your stories about travel and such and I wish I could be happy for you. The reality is that the pandemic isn’t over.

You’re helping spreading it. It’s maiming and killing people.

Please only travel when it’s absolutely necessary.

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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

geekwire.com/2022/youre-listen

(Oats being a type of cereal is part of the joke, I suppose.)

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I had oatmeal for breakfast. Analysts expected cereal. Oh no.

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Spotify's cancellation system broke down—because there's so many cancellation. They also lost 4 BILLION DOLLARS of stock market cap.

Keep the cancellations going. If canceling outright doesn't work, remove your credit card from the billing page.

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Do you have a Spotify subscription? Cancel it today. They choose vaccine disinformation and the death of disabled people over Neil Young.

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“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?”

inkl.com/a/dyNQvXFwYjw

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