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Friday, March 13, 2020

About half the people who tested positive for the coronavirus on the Diamond Princess cruise ship appeared to show no symptoms, according to an estimate published Friday.

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So if there were no symptoms were they sick?

If this translates to the population as a whole, how many people will never know they had it?

#1 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-13 04:50 PM | Reply

Most of us. MOST of us will never know we had it.

Whole frigging country has lost its mind over a damned cold.

Our right to freely assemble has been taken away. Over. A. Damned. COLD!!!

------ sheep, the lot of ya.

#2 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-13 06:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"So if there were no symptoms were they sick?"

Maybe you learned the lessons of HIV too much...

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-13 06:51 PM | Reply

Whole frigging country has lost its mind over a damned cold.

#2 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-03-13 06:50 PM | REPL

The "damned cold" killed 250 people in Italy today.

You and Donald Trump are going to among the first to die from it here.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-13 07:09 PM | Reply

Or maybe you and Trump are too smart to get sick and die?

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-13 07:12 PM | Reply

#2 Please get this cold.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-13 08:00 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Oh joy., The first two posts are real winners. / s

#7 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-13 08:10 PM | Reply

#5 Seriously, if you are asymptomatic you do not have the symptoms that kill you. So, you cannot die (of corona virus).

So, while you had the virus, you really were not "sick"...

#6 Hey, if I am part of the 50% who are asymptomatic, I may have it now (and not know it and not care), or may have already had it and am now "well".

How cool is that?

#7 Hold my beer...

#8 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-13 08:40 PM | Reply

Look up the definition of 'asymptomatic' - please.

#9 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-13 08:43 PM | Reply

Look up the definition of 'asymptomatic' - please.

POSTED BY YAV AT 2020-03-13 08:43 PM | REPLY

He's not smart enough to understand it.

#10 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-03-13 08:51 PM | Reply

"#5 Seriously, if you are asymptomatic you do not have the symptoms that kill you. So, you cannot die (of corona virus).
So, while you had the virus, you really were not "sick"..."

Look, I know you're not much of a ladies man,
But have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-13 09:09 PM | Reply

asymptomatic
[sim(p)t'madik]
ADJECTIVE
medicine

(of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms.

So... If I show no symptoms of the Corona virus, I cannot be "sick" or *die* of the corona virus.

If I show no symptoms of the Corona virus, I will not even know that I have it.

#12 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-03-13 09:13 PM | Reply

"If I show no symptoms of the Corona virus, I will not even know that I have it."

Again,
Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary?

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-13 09:15 PM | Reply

If you're asymptomatic you don't exhibit symptoms. That doesn't mean you're not sick. It doesn't mean you aren't transmitting the disease to others. It doesn't mean that you aren't going to kill your parents by being around them. It's exactly why this article is so important. Because half the people were carriers and are infecting other people. To make things worse, because they're asymptomatic, they are probably vigorously doing all kinds of things around all kinds of people, including those most at risk. Being asymptomatic doesn't mean you won't have damage later, either. As was already used as an example, HIV, where you may be asymptomatic for quite a while, or any of a number of diseases that manifest later in life.

asymptomatic | esmpt'matk |
adjective Medicine
(of a condition or a person) producing or showing no symptoms: infection is usually asymptomatic | the disease was transmitted by the asymptomatic mother.

Not knowing doesn't make you less sick, or less lethal. It makes you more lethal.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-13 09:25 PM | Reply

Have you ever heard of Typhoid Mary?

"Did she die from it? No? Then she wasn't "sick." What's the problem?"

*headdesk*

#15 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-13 09:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sawdust seems profoundly selfish, no wonder he is a cultist. It also may be why his wife dumped him and left him bitter and filled with hate like wisgod.

I can see why he wants to get a deadly virus.

#16 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-13 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Gov. Andrew Cuomo on New York's drive-through coronavirus mobile testing center:

"I want to thank the Vice President and especially the President who facilitated this and moved quickly."

Russkies got to Cuomo!

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-03-13 11:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Most of us. MOST of us will never know we had it.
Whole frigging country has lost its mind over a damned cold.
Our right to freely assemble has been taken away. Over. A. Damned. COLD!!!
------ sheep, the lot of ya.

#2 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN

Sarcasm?

#18 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-14 12:09 AM | Reply

If this translates to the population as a whole, how many people will never know they had it?
#1 | POSTED BY SAWDUST

Take the number of people in the country and times it by 0.5.

Righties really do suck at math.

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-14 12:11 AM | Reply

#19 just got my census letter in the mail show we'll know precisely soon

#20 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-03-14 12:47 AM | Reply

Show=so

#21 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-03-14 12:48 AM | Reply

If this thread doesn't separate deploreables from non-deploreables, nothing does.

#22 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-03-14 02:57 AM | Reply

And if I have to explain why...well nevermind. It would be pointless.

#23 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-03-14 02:58 AM | Reply

Rather be a Deplorable than a Coward or a Sheep. A life lead in fear isn't worth living.

"Oh noes, I might get this cold where I have a fever for a few days! (www.cnn.com) I better panic buy toilet paper (www.cnn.com) and face masks and incessantly refresh CNN for the latest 'news'! This way I can be safe!!"

Yeah, proudly deplorable rather than a Coward or a Sheep. I'm here, I'm Deplorable, I Vote and I'm raising three kids just like me.

Get used to it.

#24 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 06:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

False choice logical fallacy, likely employed to compensate. Clearly you're not stupid, but you are willfull, deliberately, and for society, dangerously ignorant. I doubt there's any point to even engage with you or explain why this isn't a "cold." If the death rate for this compared to a "cold" doesn't make it obvious, nothing will.

Of course Goatman would flag your post as "newsworthy" - he's the cut from the same cloth as you. Oh wait - you're his sockpuppet so he can flag himself, aren't you? Ah - it all makes sense now.

#25 | Posted by YAV at 2020-03-14 07:36 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yeah, proudly deplorable rather than a Coward or a Sheep. I'm here, I'm Deplorable, I Vote and I'm raising three kids just like me.

Get used to it.

#24 | Posted by Merovigan

Get over yourself, moron.

And raising kids to be ignorant burdens on society isn't something to be proud of.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-14 08:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm no sock puppet. But believing so is probably a compensation mechanism employed to reassure you that there aren't as many "Goatman"'s in the world as there actually are. See what I did there?

I am aware this isn't literally a cold.
You are aware that this virus is only lethal to those who are older and weaker.

We differ in how that makes us feel, and what our social obligation is to those who are older and weaker.

Life is for the living, not the nearly dead.

Further, this virus spreads like wildfire. We can't hide from it. It is with us. We will all be exposed, eventually. I would rather face it full on and see which of us survives. You, and many like you, would rather prolong the fight by hiding and hoping better tech can reduce the damage. I see that as cowardly.

Man up. I know, it isn't en Vogue but you can't be proud of yourself if you're hiding in your house, afraid to go outside because of a cold.

#27 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 09:09 AM | Reply

"We will all be exposed, eventually."

Perhaps, but slowing it down as much as possible will save lives.

So if by 'manning up' you mean not changing anything in your behavior, you're putting other lives at risk.

Not manly.

#28 | Posted by schifferbrains at 2020-03-14 09:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I would rather face it full on and see which of us survives. You, and many like you, would rather prolong the fight by hiding and hoping better tech can reduce the damage. I see that as cowardly.

#27 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 20

Strange and more than a little crazy.

#29 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:15 AM | Reply

Man up. I know, it isn't en Vogue but you can't be proud of yourself if you're hiding in your house, afraid to go outside because of a cold.

#27 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN A

I am aware this isn't literally a cold.

#27 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-03-14 09:0

From literally the same post.

#30 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:16 AM | Reply

#8... Typhoid Mary showed no symptoms of disease.
2. Only three confirmed deaths were linked to Typhoid Mary. Mallon was presumed to have infected 51 people, and three of those illnesses resulted in death. Since she used a number of aliases, it's possible that the true death toll could have been higher.
Asymptomatic does not mean non infective.

#31 | Posted by randomcanyon at 2020-03-14 09:17 AM | Reply

Let me boil down your argument for you, MEROVIGAN: "Real men don't critique Donald Trump when he screws up".

#32 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why is everything about Trump with you?

#33 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 09:22 AM | Reply

I haven't posted on this thread until now. Yet:

Of course Goatman would flag your post as "newsworthy" - he's the cut from the same cloth as you. Oh wait - you're his sockpuppet so he can flag himself, aren't you? Ah - it all makes sense now.

#25 | POSTED BY YAV

Yav once again proves I live in his head and he is afflicted with GDS.

Yav, try thinking about muffins or the jet stream next time I invade your head.

#34 | Posted by goatman at 2020-03-14 09:23 AM | Reply

Why is everything about Trump with you?

#33 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT

I don't know, Deplorable. Why is he important to you?

#35 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:24 AM | Reply

Currently out at the indoor pool!!! There are people!!!! We could be spreading it right now!!!

"OMG be afraaaaaaaid ... And surf the web and see our advertisements more, please."
- CNN's inner monologue.

#36 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 09:24 AM | Reply

I'm Deplorable, I Vote and I'm raising three kids just like me.

#24 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-03-14 06:07 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

#37 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course Goatman would flag your post as "newsworthy"

#25 | POSTED BY YAV

Yes, I did. I fully agree with:

Rather be a Deplorable than a Coward or a Sheep. A life lead in fear isn't worth living.
Why do you have a problem with that, yav? Indeed, why do you even give a ---- how I feel about how I live my life? End your obsession with me, please.

#38 | Posted by goatman at 2020-03-14 09:28 AM | Reply

The self-identified Trumpite mocking the seriousness of COVID-19.

So much for Donald's National Health Emergency.

#39 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:28 AM | Reply

And that is an interesting point. MEROVIGAN A mocks Trump by mocking his emergency. Of course, it was only five days ago Trump was mocking it himself. Maybe MEROVIGAN got that letter but not the more recent one?

#40 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:30 AM | Reply

#24 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 06:07 AM | Reply | Flag:

Is it too early to win dumbest post of the year?

#41 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-03-14 09:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At IHOP now ... Irresponsibly enjoying breakfast!

#42 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 09:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Also Deplorable is more anti-hillary than pro-trump.

#43 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 09:50 AM | Reply

Also Deplorable is more anti-hillary than pro-trump.

#43 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-0

Is she running for something?

#44 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:56 AM | Reply

Also Deplorable is more anti-hillary than pro-trump.

#43 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-0

Is she running for something?

#45 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:57 AM | Reply

At IHOP now ... Irresponsibly enjoying breakfast!

#42 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN AT 2020-03-14 09:49 AM

Start sneezing and see what happens.

#46 | Posted by Zed at 2020-03-14 09:57 AM | Reply

My three year old did start fake sneezing. My kids are SO me.

No one freaked. Because everyone that's a coward is at home reading CNN instead of out living.

#47 | Posted by Merovigan at 2020-03-14 11:31 AM | Reply

#47 by living you mean posting on this nonsense site?

#48 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-03-14 11:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

@#1 ... So if there were no symptoms were they sick? ...

A better question would be more along the lines of, "So if there were no symptoms could they infect others?"

#49 | Posted by LampLighter at 2020-03-14 12:59 PM | Reply

This one is a trip. It's a spoof account not a sock puppet. Or pure satire.

#50 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-03-14 02:55 PM | Reply

afraid to go outside because of a cold.

#27 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN

Typical "c-c-Conservative". Can't see past the end of their own nose.

The worry isn't just about death for multiple reasons.

One, even if you don't die you can suffer from long term consequences if there's enough damage to your lungs and cardiovascular system.

Two, if our healthcare system becomes overwhelmed by Coronavirus patients what happens to you if you go to an ED because of a car accident or serious injury? Sorry guy with chest pains, please wait over here we'll be with you shortly.

Unfortunately you've already bred and apparently produced some *ahem* lovely human beings who I'm sure will grow up to be very decent people.

#51 | Posted by jpw at 2020-03-14 03:41 PM | Reply

Yeah, proudly deplorable rather than a Coward or a Sheep. I'm here, I'm Deplorable, I Vote and I'm raising three kids just like me.

Get used to it.

#24 | POSTED BY MEROVIGAN

How old are you? 12? 12 year olds are pretty hardy. If you are over 60 you might be worth something to science. Maybe you can be a hero and an example for the rest of us!

If you would please submit yourself to be infected by the virus and show us all know how harmless it is and that it is "just a cold".

We would all appreciate iif you would do that Mr Deplorable.

At lleast you would be good for something. An example for rest of us.

Get yourself infected and show us how harmless it is.

Or STFU.

#52 | Posted by donnerboy at 2020-03-15 01:59 PM | Reply

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