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This is why we wear masks.

India’s healthcare system has collapsed. A small tank of oxygen is now selling for $1000 when it used to sell at $80. The number of infections is skyrocketing as are the number of deaths. It’s beginning to look like something out of the 14th century:

We do live in the richest, most successful country in the history of the world. That’s why we were able to sign contracts for hundreds of millions of doses of vaccine. And elections have consequences. Once the Biden admin was able to get its hands on the mechanisms of government, the wheels started turning again. I shudder to think what might have happened if Annoying Orange had been re-elected. After all, there was no real distribution plan for all that vaccine. Who knows where it might have ended up?

Modi followed Orange’s playbook. He has been pitting Hindus against Muslims and caused all kinds of disunity. He has had political rallies, scoffed at social distancing and masks, allowed for Hindu holidays to go on with no regulation.

This is the result.

But we really are all in this together. We are stuck on this earth. We do not have another one to escape to. And with new infections cooking in hundreds of millions of Indians, it’s absurd to think Covid will respect any borders.

We can only watch helplessly as the bodies line up at the crematories.

Political backlash may be coming to India.

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  1. I like Rochelle Walensky, the new head of the CDC, a lot. But the guidance today was pretty confusing. Apparently CDC says that people who are fully vaccinated can go maskless in small outdoor gatherings with fully vaccinated people. And everyone should wear masks at crowded outdoor events such ass sports or concerts.

    What is a “small” outdoor gathering? More significantly, how do you know who is vaccinated or not? Maybe if they are your relatives or friends, but people do not always tell the truth. And if you walk around, or want to sit outside and eat, how can you tell who is vaccinated, who never was, who is safe to sit near? I don’t see how. I might have wanted to wait for more data on this, but she seems like she is cautious, though we know that there is a lot of pressure to open up things.

    • I think they’re just common sense recommendations. If you’re close enough to unvaccinated people to get droplets on you, wear your mask. If you’re at a venue that has a ceiling, wear a mask. Even vaccinated people could be vulnerable to variants.
      If you’re outside and there is no ceiling and no crowd, take your mask off. If a crowd develops ootside, put your mask on.
      If your small group of friends, like your immediate family is vaccinated, go maskless.
      Look up. Is there a ceiling? Wear a mask. If there isn’t, take it off.

  2. “Political backlash may be coming to India.”

    May that son of a bitch Modi suffer the political fate of that son of a bitch Benedict Donald.

    As for Putin–may the Ascended Madoka forgive me for what I would like to see happen to him.

  3. RD:
    The intriguing issue which I would like your opinion on, is:
    Why and how China -where the virus allegedly originated, has controlled the spread and deaths to a minimum; to almost non-existent as reported.

    • Welp, who’s going to stop the government from carting you away if you get infected?
      In other words, there are no refuseniks or maskholes in China.

    • If the US (or Brazil or India) had implemented the sort of strict quarantine measures that China did, we’d have ended the pandemic in a few weeks and saved hundreds of thousands of lives in the US alone. That’s just a fact. There’s centuries of empirical data to back up the effectiveness of quarantine in curbing epidemics.

      Donald Trump is an idiot.
      Boris Johnson is an idiot.
      Modi is an idiot.
      Bolsinaro is an idiot.
      Xi may be the worst despot on the planet, but he’s most assuredly not an idiot.

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