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clueliss

Man (Stories) during Corona

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clueliss

Started a thread for this because we all know that it won't just be Missouri Man during this.

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thoughtful

https://www.wtvq.com/2020/03/24/new-case-person-attended-coronavirus-party-governor/

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The state has 163 coronavirus cases – 39 new from Monday — and one of the new cases is in someone who attended a coronavirus party, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Tuesday while taking the time to use it as a warning and admonishment to the state.

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LeftCoastLurker

Because...stupid Jerry Falwell Jr. thinks young people can't get it

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Liberty University in Virginia welcomed students back to campus Monday amid criticism of its president, Jerry Falwell Jr., for the decision during the coronavirus pandemic.

More than 1,100 students returned Monday following spring break, according to Scott Lamb, a spokesman for the university in Lynchburg. Falwell said he met with many of them.

"They were talking about being glad to be back," Falwell said in a statement Monday published by the university news service. "I was joking about how they pretty much had the whole place to themselves, and told all of them to enjoy it."

At least one professor at the university has criticized the move, writing in an op-ed that "Falwell's lack of concern" about the pandemic puts faculty, staff and others in the city of Lynchburg at risk.

In addition, an online petition seeks Falwell's removal over his alleged failure to take COVID-19 seriously.

The private evangelical Christian university in Lynchburg has 100,000 students, the school's website says, of whom about 46,000 are undergraduates, according to U.S. News & World Report. About 57 percent of Liberty's residential students live on campus, the university says.

The students returned on the same day Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that all K-12 schools in the state will remain closed for the rest of the school year. Northam, who is a doctor, said the closures were necessary to slow the spread of the virus.

As of Tuesday morning, Virginia had 290 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, 45 hospitalizations and six deaths.

Falwell said the decision to have students return to campus was not made lightly.

After Northam imposed a 100-person limit on gatherings, most of the university's programs were moved online.

"I was on a conference call with other college presidents and representatives from private colleges, and we listened to what other schools were doing," he said. "Many were throwing their hands up and saying they would just close and others were going to extend their breaks."

At that time, students were on spring break, which Falwell said gave the school time to work out a plan.

"Our thinking was, 'Let's get them back as soon as we can — the ones who want to come back.'"

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clueliss

Yay team  - because Corona virus part is SUCH a good idea.

 

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clueliss

So this happened.  Great now we’ve got to worry about crazy nut jobs 

 

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ADoyle90815

In this case, this involves the youngest Mormon step sister and her family who decided to fly across country from Salt Lake City, to visit her in-laws serving a  senior couples mission on the east coast. She has 3 children under the age of 5, with the youngest being only a year old. The first 2 are Irish twins because they didn't use any birth control after the first was born. In addition to those youngest children, she has an underlying health condition herself, so not only did she and her husband put their children at risk, she also put herself in danger. As she's the Mormon Princess in that family, nobody is allowed to criticize her, so this is really the only place I can vent. Her magic underwear is not going to protect her or her family from getting sick. Other than being pissed off about her and her husband's stupidity, I'm doing just fine.

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thoughtful

The anti-vaxxers are running true to form

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/2020/03/a-fake-pandemic-antivaxxers-are-spreading-coronavirus-conspiracy-theories/

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“If you’re still thinking it’s coincidental that a pandemic erupted in the midst of a state by state sweep to REMOVE your right to refuse vaccination, it’s time to get your head out of the sand,” the group Oregonians for Healthcare Choice posted on March 20. Also that day, it posted a link to a piece on a site called Green Med Info titled, “Op-Ed: Does the 2019 Coronavirus Exist?” The piece argues that “the coronavirus panic is just that, an irrational panic, based on an unproven RNA test, that has never been connected to a virus.” On March 19, the group published a long and rambling post titled, “How to create a fake pandemic 101.

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Many of the groups link to an article on the website of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a group that promotes diets rich in animal fats. Titled “How to Protect Yourself from Coronavirus or Any Virus,” the article argues that “extreme handwashing,” cleaning surfaces with bleach, and avoiding physical contact with others is overkill:

The worst part of all the hullaballoo is the bad advice that fills the newspaper reports. People are engaging in extreme handwashing, disinfecting their houses with clorox, refusing handshakes and wearing masks. (Remember that viruses are extremely tiny, so wearing a mask is like building a chain link fence to keep out mice.) We don’t read anything in the papers about building immunity—to all diseases, from coronavirus to TB.  In fact, the Washington Post has admonished its readers that you can’t build immunity to the coronavirus.

This is nonsense.  Like any virus, coronavirus is no match for someone with a strong immune system.

I'm being so careful to avoid Covid-19. It would be ironic if I ended up in the hospital anyway, due to damage caused by excess eye-rolling.

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Pastor Who Claimed Covid-19 ‘Hysteria’ Was Plot Against Trump Dies From Virus

 "Landon Spradlin, a Virginia pastor who claimed the 'mass hysteria' around the coronavirus pandemic was part of a media plot against Trump, has died from the virus."

He and his wife went on a mission trip to New Orleans (current CV-19 hot spot) to assist in cleansing the city of sin and debauchery.  He began feeling ill and collapsed on the way home, was subsequently put on a ventilator, but didn't make it.  He was a healthy 66 year old. 

I take no joy in this man's passing, but thoughts and prayers he's the only victim of his "hoax" beliefs. 

 

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Ozlsn
9 hours ago, thoughtful said:

This is nonsense.  Like any virus, coronavirus is no match for someone with a strong immune system.

Oh Lord, these people. A friend sent me a link to a YouTube video claiming colloidal silver would cure or protect you from the virus and that it was a media beat up. She has an at risk child. I... just don't know where to go with that, so I'm ignoring it.

Another friend who works in public health was visited by door to door evangelists (suspect JW) who were handing out pamphlets. My friend works in public health and apparently went ballistic at them. Yeah now is the time for online evangelism, even if you are standing 1.5m away. I really fail to see why they think anyone is likely to be more receptive to their message at this point, especially with pamphlets!!

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4 hours ago, Ozlsn said:

Another friend who works in public health was visited by door to door evangelists (suspect JW) who were handing out pamphlets

I saw this meme last night:

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I also saw some wisecrack (can't find it now) along the lines of "Everybody's practicing social distancing and staying home. I got an email from the Jehovah's Witnesses that started with 'ding dong!' Old habits die hard, I guess."

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FiveAcres

We have two signs as one walks up to the house. The first is a small metal "No Solicitors" sign by the sidewalk.  The second, which is a decal on our window by the door:

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21 hours ago, Howl said:

Pastor Who Claimed Covid-19 ‘Hysteria’ Was Plot Against Trump Dies From Virus

 "Landon Spradlin, a Virginia pastor who claimed the 'mass hysteria' around the coronavirus pandemic was part of a media plot against Trump, has died from the virus."

He and his wife went on a mission trip to New Orleans (current CV-19 hot spot) to assist in cleansing the city of sin and debauchery.  He began feeling ill and collapsed on the way home, was subsequently put on a ventilator, but didn't make it.  He was a healthy 66 year old. 

I take no joy in this man's passing, but thoughts and prayers he's the only victim of his "hoax" beliefs. 

 

His website states he has "no upcoming shows scheduled." Guess not.

http://www.landonspradlin.com/

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thoughtful
16 hours ago, fraurosena said:

Covidiots. Love that wordplay!

If we get to a second thread, mods, could the word "covidiots" be in the title somewhere?

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Well, there ya go - problem solved!

https://deadstate.org/christian-prophet-uses-gods-authority-to-declare-the-coronavirus-illegal-on-earth/

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Father, in the name of Jesus, you have promised we have all authority, not some authority. You have promised that we are seated with you in heavenly places, so we take from room authority and we bring that into the situation of the coronavirus, and we say, in the name of Jesus, ‘Virus, you are illegal. This is God’s Earth.

 

Bryan Fischer weighed in on 3/18, but I didn't see it on FJ yet, so here 'tis:

https://www.afa.net/the-stand/family/2020/03/the-good-that-could-come-from-coronavirus/

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For instance, closing public schools will protect vulnerable young children from force-fed indoctrination into the absurd and anti-science environmental agenda. It will protect them from being brainwashed into normalizing sexual deviancy, gender confusion, and Drag Queen story hours. By forcing parents to home school their children at this time, big government nannies may discover that all they did was to give parents a chance to try home education and discover they liked it more than they thought. 

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With restaurants being shut down, we will have more families sitting down to share meals together, connecting over a family meal just like all of America used to do

The second one isn't as offensive, but still pretty clueless, especially that "all" - poor people who work the shifts nobody else wants, need to hold down several jobs between two parents, etc., often miss out on this idealized luxury.

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fraurosena

Wut?! How old is he? Two?

Astrophysicist gets magnets stuck up nose while inventing coronavirus device

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An Australian astrophysicist has been admitted to hospital after getting four magnets stuck up his nose in an attempt to invent a device that stops people touching their faces during the coronavirus outbreak.

Dr Daniel Reardon, a research fellow at Melbourne’s Swinburne University, was building a necklace that sounds an alarm on facial contact, when the mishap occurred on Thursday night.

The 27 year-old astrophysicist, who studies pulsars and gravitational waves, said he was trying to liven up the boredom of self-isolation with the four powerful neodymium magnets.

“I have some electronic equipment but really no experience or expertise in building circuits or things,” he told Guardian Australia.

“I had a part that detects magnetic fields. I thought that if I built a circuit that could detect the magnetic field, and we wore magnets on our wrists, then it could set off an alarm if you brought it too close to your face. A bit of boredom in isolation made me think of that.”

However, the academic realised the electronic part he had did the opposite – and would only complete a circuit when there was no magnetic field present.

“I accidentally invented a necklace that buzzes continuously unless you move your hand close to your face,” he said.

“After scrapping that idea, I was still a bit bored, playing with the magnets. It’s the same logic as clipping pegs to your ears – I clipped them to my earlobes and then clipped them to my nostril and things went downhill pretty quickly when I clipped the magnets to my other nostril.”

Reardon said he placed two magnets inside his nostrils, and two on the outside. When he removed the magnets from the outside of his nose, the two inside stuck together. Unfortunately, the researcher then attempted to use his remaining magnets to remove them.

“At this point, my partner who works at a hospital was laughing at me,” he said. “I was trying to pull them out but there is a ridge at the bottom of my nose you can’t get past.

“After struggling for 20 minutes, I decided to Google the problem and found an article about an 11-year-old boy who had the same problem. The solution in that was more magnets. To put on the outside to offset the pull from the ones inside.

“As I was pulling downwards to try and remove the magnets, they clipped on to each other and I lost my grip. And those two magnets ended up in my left nostril while the other one was in my right. At this point I ran out of magnets.”

Before attending the hospital, Reardon attempted to use pliers to pull them out, but they became magnetised by the magnets inside his nose.

“Every time I brought the pliers close to my nose, my entire nose would shift towards the pliers and then the pliers would stick to the magnet,” he said. “It was a little bit painful at this point.

“My partner took me to the hospital that she works in because she wanted all her colleagues to laugh at me. The doctors thought it was quite funny, making comments like ‘This is an injury due to self-isolation and boredom.’”

At the hospital, a team of two doctors applied an anaesthetic spray and manually removed the magnets from Reardon’s nose.

“When they got the three out from the left nostril, the last one fell down my throat,” he said. “That could have been a bit of a problem if I swallowed or breathed it in, but I was thankfully able to lean forward and cough it out … Needless to say I am not going to play with the magnets any more.”

Medical records from the emergency department said that Reardon did not have difficulty breathing, and denied the presence of further magnets up his nose.

The astrophysicist told Guardian Australia he had ruled out further experiments with the magnets and face-touching, and would find other ways to pass the time while at home.

“I’m actually getting a lot of work done,” he said. “Working remotely is not that bad. We are also renovating our house, so I am building shelves, making furniture and doing some tiling.”

 

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AmazonGrace

I am sure this works

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fraurosena
49 minutes ago, AmazonGrace said:

I am sure this works

What the hell did I just watch? :pb_eek:

Who on earth falls for this atrociously bad acting? Does he think squeezing his eyes shut very hard somehow makes him look more serious and convincing? And what's up with the outstretched arm thing? What's that supposed to mean? 

Seriously. I'm stunned that anyone finds these antics the least bit credible at all. It's so over the top and overblown it's hard to believe it isn't a parody. 

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@fraurosena, Copeland is displaying typical come-to-Jesus, fire-and-brimstone method acting.  Millions of Americans see it in church and in on-line sermons every Sunday. 

Good Morning America, a weekday morning show on TV, had Joel Osteen (mega mega church pastor from Houston) on to talk about how he has  transitioned to TV only sermons.  I hadn't realized how creepy and oleaginous that guy is. Yeeesh.  He's also staggeringly wealthy.  He received a huge amount of blowback for not opening the church facilities, which did not flood, during the tragedy of Hurricane Harvey.  The entire campus remained locked down. 

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fraurosena
27 minutes ago, Howl said:

@fraurosena, Copeland is displaying typical come-to-Jesus, fire-and-brimstone method acting.  Millions of Americans see it in church and in on-line sermons every Sunday. 

If millions of Americans see that type of stuff every week and believe it, then no wonder there are still people who believe Trump is the best ever occupant of the Oval Office. If you willingly swallow one type of snake oil, why not another?

But, holy crap, I still can't get over the fact that there are so many gullible people who actually believe this shite. Rufus help us all from their stupidity.

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Howl
2 minutes ago, fraurosena said:

But, holy crap, I still can't get over the fact that there are so many gullible people who actually believe this shite. Rufus help us all from their stupidity.

You have nailed the crux of our current political situation.  We ask ourselves this every day. 

Also, these two: 

 

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Imrlgoddess

Because Louisiana cannot be outdone by Florida!  We had our own preacher get arrested for having huge services and bussing people to the church!! 

https://www.katc.com/news/covering-louisiana/pastor-who-flouted-orders-with-church-service-arrested?fbclid=IwAR2XWnpMjl9MGt9XyPKZ9dlqkcedIdYw2YBu3qKYogG_h8drUZKdaJI7O_E

 

Also this meme because it is so true....so so true....:

 

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