What's the worst part about COVID-19? - HEY LOOK ANOTHER CORONA THREAD

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Absolutego

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It's the biggest transfer of wealth from the middle and lower classes to the rich since '08, and handed a ton of authority to the government I'm skeptical they'll be willing to relinquish the next time something more mild like SARS comes about.

Also locally it caused all the useless retards who inhabit downtown Seattle to flee to the burbs once they couldn't go to their bars and restaurants, which means I'm dealing with a ton of Amazon stock-backed competition trying to buy a house :mad:
 

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It's the biggest transfer of wealth from the middle and lower classes to the rich since '08, and handed a ton of authority to the government I'm skeptical they'll be willing to relinquish the next time something more mild like SARS comes about.

Also locally it caused all the useless retards who inhabit downtown Seattle to flee to the burbs once they couldn't go to their bars and restaurants, which means I'm dealing with a ton of Amazon stock-backed competition trying to buy a house :mad:

What I also wonder is if the said wealth transfer would push for people wanting new leaders that did the same things like Chavez, Castro, Mugabe, and other Socialist and Communist leaders that took their respective country's economies, and flushed them right down the toilet.
 

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What I also wonder is if the said wealth transfer would push for people wanting new leaders that did the same things like Chavez, Castro, Mugabe, and other Socialist and Communist leaders that took their respective country's economies, and flushed them right down the toilet.
I can only speak for my state, but amid all the lockdown nonsense and clearly anti-science "trust the data" bullshit, Washington voted for Inslee by something like 25 points this past November. It didn't help that the other choice was a borderline retarded high school dropout, but this is also one of the most COVID-paranoid, vaccine-pessimist states in the union. People routinely walk and even drive everywhere wearing a mask, regardless of whether anyone's near them.

So no, I don't think it'll spur actual socialist/communist revolts, the places that locked down the hardest just attract these authority-loving woke neoliberals.
 

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The worst part about this mess is the lengths that some countries go to try to shut everything down, to the point that it makes you wonder if they're going to start to shut down actual necessary things. Those include only allowing Covid patients, and staff that handle them, at hospitals, that means that you can't even go to the ER in the case of an actual non-Covid medical emergency.
My mom knows someone who died of an abscessed tooth, because the dentists were shut down in our state during peak lockdown, and the ER told him they couldn't do anything. I have no idea what logic would make them force dentists to shut down, they're doctors too. But nothing about any of this has been logical.
 

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Feeling like everyone around me has gone insane and I stayed the same. Realizing the majority of humans are completely supportive of sealing me into my apartment for the better part of a year and they continue to beg and cheer for even more government control. Seeing people who call others selfish for wanting to earn a living to pay their bills and for wanting to see family and go outside perfectly fine with the skyrocketing crime and suicide rates,children being permanently damaged and fucked up from this because adults are scared, severe mental health crisis due to this, people losing their homes, relationships, putting off going to hospitals or Dr's for serious health issues.

The audacity of people who have the luxury of sitting on their asses and working from home and watching netflix and having everything delivered to expect everyone else has these same options in life. I absolutely hate these people intensely. Anyone who says believe the science. Science is meant to be questioned, it is ever evolving. Asking questions is healthy. If you are angry at questions you are not secure in your beliefs.

Being pressured to take a vaccine for a virus with an extremely high survival rate. Knowing the test being used to arrive at the numbers we are being fed was never meant to be used for this and is highly inaccurate according to the man who invented it (who mysteriously died after speaking out about this)

Listening to our retarded government tell people they still need to wear masks, shouldn't see family or go out for normal activities even AFTER being vaccinated and seeing people still lining up eagerly to take the shot.

Seeing people absolutely clueless and so trusting that the vaccine passport they are trying to make happen is all about keeping them safe and getting us back to normal life.

This has been the dumbest most evil year of my life and I am at a point where I don't care if the planet combusts and everyone dies. Earth seems beyond help.
 

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I have to repeat a year of university. Some courses are not meant to be online only.
I fucking hate that my last year of education ended with my courses turning into online only, but by God do I feel sorry for the students who are still attending and are forced to endure it for a whole extra year. It was bad enough when it was a month and a half, I seriously can't imagine having to do more of it.

You have my sympathies.
 

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Quite frankly, the fact that it's like another 9/11 moment -- not in that it was a violent terrorist attack on US soil or anything (not even comparable), but rather that it was a major milestone in American history that changed the course to a dark, irreversible timeline. For my 9/11 comparison, think of it this way: there are two distinctly different periods in modern American history, that of course being pre and post 9/11. With that said, COVID-19 and everything surrounding it is just another major historical event that has/had irreversible changes. We never got back the freedoms we lost after 9/11, and likewise we'll probably never get back all of our freedoms from before COVID. Even if big pharma creates a silver bullet that magically kills the chink virus and has no adverse affects, society won't just suddenly snap back into 2019 reality. Think of the terrorist paranoia and the Patriot Act in the months and years following the attacks on 9/11: even when the virus goes away for good, there will still be a period of rampant paranoia and government overreach that will linger for the next years. Want proof of this? The fact that even though people are getting the vaccine, they're still wearing masks everywhere including outdoors. If that ain't an indication of what will come in the next years, I don't know what is.

TL;DR - whatever optimism we had at the dawn of the Millennium was quashed on 9/11, and likewise any optimism we had at the start of 2020 was quashed by WuFlu -- and there's no turning back.
 

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I think the macro effects (specifically the excuse to fuck around with voting, etc.) or the immediate effects (the mask cult) have already been covered, but the shittiest part for me is a lack of 24 hour options. I ended up finding a night job, and in a 12 square mile there are only five places to eat that are 24 hours, and all are just drive-through hamburger chains. Because they're the only places to eat, on a Saturday night, they still get packed out.

There's a diner that used to be open 24 hours that's just up the road from where I currently work (and was a well-known haunt with police officers, whose office was two blocks away), but that closes at 11pm now.
 

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This has been the dumbest most evil year of my life and I am at a point where I don't care if the planet combusts and everyone dies. Earth seems beyond help.
How about a meteor? We'll go hold hands and sing kumbaya if that'll make the end better.
 

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Speaking of education, have any of you seen how this is affecting younger children? It's unbelievably fucked up. I have a young family member who had to attend school virtually, which meant they had to sit still at a computer screen while the teacher tried to talk to the whole class. Can you imagine, at 5 years old, experiencing school this way? I'm concerned for how this is going to affect the social development of kids. Kids need social interaction, especially at that age. It's not healthy for them to do everything on a screen, neither physically or mentally.
 

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I have to repeat a year of university. Some courses are not meant to be online only.
Yeah i had friends whos entire theses were fucked over because they couldnt have participants come in for physiological studies. Hearing all the covid bullshit from the university establishments is pretty tiresome too.

But yeah as others have pointed out, the extending reach of government control and the power big tech and big corporations have gained throughout the pandemic is the worst aspect. The only thing more frustrating than them are the simps who support these sycophants no matter how contradictory or blatantly hypocritical they are. The complete decline in peoples ability to think for themselves and devolve into walking government and corporate shills is disturbing, though fascinating, to observe.
 

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Speaking of education, have any of you seen how this is affecting younger children? It's unbelievably fucked up. I have a young family member who had to attend school virtually, which meant they had to sit still at a computer screen while the teacher tried to talk to the whole class. Can you imagine, at 5 years old, experiencing school this way? I'm concerned for how this is going to affect the social development of kids. Kids need social interaction, especially at that age. It's not healthy for them to do everything on a screen, neither physically or mentally.
But have you considered the fact that a small fraction of people over 70 might get hospitalized!!!??? Lol, boomers ruining the economy and overall quality of life for the younger generations... again.
 

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I'm putting myself in the 'massive suspension of civil liberties, just so Pothole Gates can stroke his megalomania ' camp.

and it's highlighted that certain generations are evidence that bringing national service might actually be a good thing.

You know about China's fresh little meat jig?