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Strange foreshadowing by Onion story on Robert Redfield


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2020 May 12, 10:10am   1,228 views  8 comments

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https://www.theonion.com/disheveled-cdc-director-warns-of-invisible-germs-crawl-1829358543





This story, originally intended as satire, fairly accurately describes our current situation.

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1   Ceffer   2020 May 12, 10:39am  

99 percent of the population treat medical issues from the standpoint of superstition and cultish religions. Self grooming obsessive compulsive ritualization is built into our DNA, and has become part of the control mechanism. People who fled contagion are the Darwinian survivors and the nerve circuits were groomed.

Panic Plandemic is being closely studied by the usual herd controlling psychopathic suspects. You can tell they are crude psychopaths, as usual, because of the rampant heedlessness of the blunderbuss methods.
2   PaisleyPattern   2020 May 12, 5:19pm  

@ceffer, Yes, I agree, fear of an invisible, unknown pathogen seems to be amazingly effective as a means of controlling large amounts of the worlds population, especially when they have managed to frame it in terms of it’s not about your health it’s about all the vulnerable people in the world or the country, so you’re being selfish if you aren’t acting as ithey want you to and heeding the amazingly restrictive guidelines.Very clever control mechanism, using guilt.
3   marcus   2020 May 12, 5:27pm  

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Or perhaps it's true ?

Sean, is that you ? If so, just curious, have you forgiven Tucker yet ? Are you worried about the aftermath and class action law suits ?
4   WookieMan   2020 May 12, 6:15pm  

PaisleyPattern says
especially when they have managed to frame it in terms of it’s not about your health it’s about all the vulnerable people in the world or the country, so you’re being selfish if you aren’t acting as ithey want you to and heeding the amazingly restrictive guidelines.

The beauty is I don't care about my health from an airborne virus or the health of others. Can't guilt me into shit either way. We're "required" to wear masks indoors in my part of IL. No one is though. The non-corporate businesses don't even have employees wearing masks. 2 dead out of 105k in my county. This is retardation on a level that has never been seen in anyone's lifetime. It's like 2/3rds of the country was given a fucking lobotomy.
5   PaisleyPattern   2020 May 12, 7:11pm  

Their argument defeats the person who will say they are willing to take a risk, a reasonable risk. It’s the same argument they use to make you wear a motorcycle helmet, that it’s not about you, it’s about the medical cost to our society as a whole, if you end up with a health problem.
Similar argument is used against people who want to take drugs. In the case of the virus, I suppose there is the added element that you will infect other people. There is definitely a precedent for laws that restrict personal freedoms in the interest of the well-being of the society as a whole.
6   HeadSet   2020 May 13, 7:02am  

In the case of the virus, I suppose there is the added element that you will infect other people.

Then the proper course of action would be to tightly seal aged care facilities and provide shelters for others who are high at risk. Instead we close the economy and as happened in NY, force old age facilities to accept known COVID-19 positive clients.
7   Ceffer   2020 May 13, 6:17pm  

Aren't old people in intensive care units with multiple conditions why God invented pillows?
8   PaisleyPattern   2020 May 13, 6:25pm  

Seems quarantining old and sick people would’ve been a much better strategy. This assumes herd immunity would be an effective short term solution, at least until a vaccine comes along.Early on, I suppose, there wasn’t enough information on the effects of the virus on younger and healthy people to assume this would be a safe strategy, so total suppression of the virus was considered a safer goal. Now that we have much better information, and it’s fairly clear that most people survive and don’t seem to have any long-term effects. It would make sense to alter the strategy to one which quarantines those who are vulnerable and let everyone else be exposed and develop immunity. It seems unlikely that we will ever get rid of the virus from the world now anyways, so the sooner we get to herd immunity, through infection or vaccination, the better.

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