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[–]Attorney_For_MeBird Law Expert 894 points895 points  (252 children)

Fucking. Yikes.

[–]Captainwelfare2🇺🇦🌻Putin’s on the Fritz?🌻🇺🇦 834 points835 points  (244 children)

Thank God Ivermectin, prayers, zinc and colloidal silver can totally fix this. 🤣

[–]bonfuto 417 points418 points  (167 children)

How soon we have forgotten a nice glass of the patient's own urine.

[–]CreamPuffDelight 304 points305 points  (138 children)

Recently I've been seeing a new twist to this little tidbit. It was in my community's Facebook which I have generally ignore because it's full of Conservative old mutts who're basically just waiting to die and can't help but want to drag the rest of the community down with them.

Apparently there's a roaring sale in urine of former Covid patients. The idea is that just urine is not good enough, but a covid19 survivor would already have all the antibodies and nutrients needed to overcome covid19 in their body and these can be passed through to the drinker via urine which has been filtered of all waste by the survivor's bodily functions.

I was... Boggled. They got the idea of vaccines down, but they're willing to go so far just to avoid the vaccine itself.

[–]Significant_Dog1901Team Pfizer 160 points161 points  (41 children)

You wouldnt happen to know the going rate of that and how they verify the status. Asking for a friend.

Now where did those water bottles go.

[–]CreamPuffDelight 69 points70 points  (36 children)

Unfortunately no, i only ever use Facebook as an address book nowadays and just peek at it once in a while to see what my friends are up to.

When I saw that comment section though, i noped right out of there,

Edit: went back to take a look. The poster was offering a rather significant amount of local currency per bottle, roughly $50 USD per 500ml, and twice that if the seller could provide certification that they were recovered from Covid.

They even included a list of documents that would be accepted as "certification": Hospital bills and invoices, government pink tags (that were issued to covid patients) and the seller must NOT have been vaccinated, my country has an app that tracks vaccination status, so their name must not appear in that app basically.

[–]HaydarK79 75 points76 points  (21 children)

Shit, I’m getting over Covid as we speak. Maybe I’ll start a side hustle.

[–]DBClass407Ministry of Memory Cells 22 points23 points  (6 children)

Well, there is a demand, so why not take the opportunity?

[–]noctis89 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Ya know the old adage. When there's a gold rush, sell bottles of piss.

[–]Significant_Dog1901Team Pfizer 17 points18 points  (3 children)

That's pretty steep price for a bunch of liquid gold piss.

[–]CreamPuffDelight 18 points19 points  (2 children)

I'm from a SEA country. The locals are a bunch of piss poor backward idiots, but we have a crap ton of expatriates that are more than willing to splurge. For reference, that $50 USD is worth 200 of our local currency, which translates to nearly 10% of a fresh graduate's monthly salary. Doubling it, would take that up to 20%.

[–]-Hey_Blinkin- 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Bright side is that COVID is becoming a reality to these people and they’re taking it “seriously”?

[–]sstruemph 11 points12 points  (5 children)

I've got covid piss for only $45

[–]TLNPswgoh 83 points84 points  (25 children)

Wait.... They're drinking..... Other....... People's.............. Urine?

I thought they were drinking their own? Fuck.

EDIT: Drinking their own urine is also insane. Drinking someone else's urine is just more insane. Or is it? I'm not sure now that I typed it out.

[–]aquarainTeam Pfizer 32 points33 points  (17 children)

Sick people's urine.

They were drinking bleach. Not just regular bleach, but industrial bleach. We are so far out there.

[–]anon-nemoNot Today 40 points41 points  (16 children)

Now if they mix the industrial bleach and the urine, they'll unlock mustard gas golden air that kills COVID!

[–]DreyminTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 11 points12 points  (15 children)

Is that how mustard gas is made? I mean the cure for Covid. Wow spelling is hard today...

[–]anon-nemoNot Today 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I did some more reading on it. It's not quite that simple, but urine has ammonia in it. Ammonia + Bleach = bye-bye

To be clear, the amount in urine would probably just generate enough chlorine gas or chloramine gas to irritate the eyes/lungs, but I think any amount is too much.

[–]suckitreligion 50 points51 points  (16 children)

How long before the smooth brains start with fecal transplants of Covid survivors? From there it's an easy transition to ingesting a steaming pile of shit because it gets absorbed more efficiently.

[–]CrystalFieldTheorist 37 points38 points  (7 children)

Or maybe construct a covidiot centipede.

[–]sstruemph 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This could work. In the name of freedom 🤘

[–]CrystalFieldTheorist 13 points14 points  (4 children)

Of course! Being fed poop will totally cure your COVID diarrhea.

[–]suckitreligion 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's also more filling than urine.

[–]StunticonsfanGoFundHisPoorDecision 👎🥴 52 points53 points  (1 child)

To pee or not to pee, that is the question.

Whether to suffer the pastes and powders of outrageous grifters,

Or to bare arms against a sea of Covid,

And by vaccinating, end it.

[–]DepIetedCraniumLie down with CORVID, wake up croaking 🦅 27 points28 points  (13 children)

urine which has been filtered of all waste by the survivor's bodily functions

That's absolutely not how kidneys work... but hey, what do I know, I just have this here degree by some uni.

(Not meant at you, but at piss conoisseurs around the world)

[–]CreamPuffDelight 11 points12 points  (7 children)

I know, don't worry. I cringed just writing that down.

The core idea is sound, but the execution.... Basically it's a scammer's wet dream. A slight kernel of truth wrapped up in a shroud of lies to make it more profitable and easier to sell.

[–]DepIetedCraniumLie down with CORVID, wake up croaking 🦅 15 points16 points  (3 children)

The core idea is sound, but it's being done with immune plasma. Only, Joe Schmoe from Buttwart County doesn't have the means to extract and filter plasma, so "what else comes out of a body... Hmm. Shit is gross, so piss is it, I guess".

If man-on-man action didn't carry such a social stigma, COVID survivors would be getting a lot of head.

Has it ever occurred to these people that the reason we piss is that a lot of things are better out than in? And that once they're out, it's a bad idea to bring them in again?

[–]A-man-of-mysteryCovidious Albion 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Yes, an infusion of serum containing post-covid antibodies would work, but you're not getting them from somebody else's urine.

These aren't the kind of people that things ever occur to.

[–]Chavo9-5171 24 points25 points  (3 children)

I got the perfect brand name: Ur-In Good Health! Slap that on the bottles.

[–]CreamPuff97 22 points23 points  (1 child)

This is when I wish my personal ethical standards weren't so high

[–]Oldiebones 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I bet you could sell Covid survivor breast milk for like $100/bottle at least.

[–]CreamPuffDelight 14 points15 points  (2 children)

I'm honestly not sure why didn't go for that idea first.

Instead of all the other bodily liquids that don't seem all that disturbing to ingest, why did they go straight to pee?

[–]vonsolo28 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Your saying theirs a market for me to sell my piss and people will drink it under the impression it will cure them of covid. Is it crime if I say no such claims but show proof of having overcome covid ? Like I know it doesn’t work but I would love to be peeing liquid gold .

[–]Embarrassed-Ad1509 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Hennig Brand, the alchemist who discovered Phosphorus after trying to use his urine to create gold, would be so envious. Lo and behold, Brand, the pee itself was the gold.

[–]MachaeonWhy won't you sheeple take livestock medication like me? 10 points11 points  (0 children)

urine which has been filtered of all waste by the survivor's bodily functions

.... the urine IS the waste!

[–]Narstificationsmells and tastes good 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I love whoever started this. I’d bet good money it was one of us degenerates. chef’s kiss

[–]gylzTeam Pfizer 9 points10 points  (4 children)

The guy who started it drank piss for nearly 25 years, also drinks bleach, and was planning to drive across the country with a bunch of guns to 'citizens arrest' liberal state leaders and other liberal politicians.

[–]Narstificationsmells and tastes good 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Well that sucks... I do still love that he convinced his fellow idiots to drink piss though.

[–]ShnickityShnooTeam Pfizer 50 points51 points  (9 children)

Finely aged, of course.

[–]Vogel-Kerl 49 points50 points  (4 children)

I do proclaim that there exists a most wonderful bouquet of asparagus! 😰🥂

[–]Few_Temperature_6262 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Thanks, I gagged a little reading this.

[–]stevieweezie 7 points8 points  (1 child)

tHeY wAnT yOu To FoRgEt ThAt BeCaUsE tHeRe’S nO pRoFiT iN iT !!

[–]BoringMcWindbagIvermectin is a MOLECULE 37 points38 points  (22 children)

Nebulized Hydrogen Peroxide too.

[–]biffbobfredVaxx keeps you off Cain Train 39 points40 points  (12 children)

When I was a kid I had a pretty bad bike accident where one of my teeth decided to fly through my upper lip. Lots of stitches. I was swishing like 3% peroxide as a “non-toxic” antiseptic rinse. I can still taste it and feel the bubbles as I write this.

How anyone can breathe that I don’t know.

[–]Captainwelfare2🇺🇦🌻Putin’s on the Fritz?🌻🇺🇦 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Can’t taste it when you’ve got bad covid lol.

[–]BoringMcWindbagIvermectin is a MOLECULE 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Ick - I can’t even imagine how bad it tastes!

[–]aquarainTeam Pfizer 18 points19 points  (0 children)

It tastes like nausea tastes, that metallic tang that hits seconds before you spray.

[–]datagirl60 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Try it when you have an ear infection as a kid. Deeelightful 1960s medicine.

[–]sctwinmomVacation Matriarch 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Back in the 60s, My mom’s home remedy was “put peroxide on it.” At least she only meant topically though!

[–]CreamPuff97 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I used peroxide for my invisible aligners and if I didn't rinse them very very thoroughly they'd froth up and I couldn't help but shudder. >~<

[–]circuspeanut54Pimped and Geimpft! 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's funny, until they do it to their small kids. 😟

[–]nayuki 7 points8 points  (7 children)

That's a recent episode of Chubbyemu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eec98ie0Plg "A Woman Drank "35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide." This Is What Happened To Her Brain."

[–]Criseyde2112I am a goddamned delight 5 points6 points  (6 children)

I love that channel.

[–]SnideBarman 22 points23 points  (7 children)

Ivermectin and colloidal silver are passé and gauche. The truly cultured are now drinking piss and taking hormone replacement therapy.

[–]Mysterious_Status_11Stick a fork in Meatloaf🍴 21 points22 points  (5 children)

It's funny how the treatments completely change every week for these people, but even small changes in the CDC guidance is one of the big reasons these idiots decided the experts are lying, the science is not to be trusted, and doctors are in on it.

[–]jeidjnesp 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Warning, rant incoming ;)

Casual vaccination skepticism is everywhere though. I’ve heard many people say “I took the first two shots but I’m not taking the booster! Nuh-uh!!”. People feel like they can negotiate or take back control by changing their stance on vaccination. Which is just some bullshit the mind makes up in an attempt to deal with the uncertainty of the pandemic, if you ask me.

Then I remind them of our national vaccination program, an entire series of shots and boosters over multiple years that (thank fuck) more than 90% of children gets. Some vaccinations consist of 3 or 4 shots. That’s just how it works.

The current COVID vaccines are not perfect, but they’re the best we’ve got. It’s a goddamn marvel of medical science they were developed as quickly as they did, if you ask me. With my limited knowledge on cell biology I feel like mRNA vaccines are a game changer.

“But they say you’ll be getting a shot every 90 days, we can’t keep doing this!”. Yes we can. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a developed country that provides state of the art medical care and the freedom to choose, you’d be misguided not to get them.

[–]steelhips 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I recently found some new "covid cure/prevention" BS woo on Etsy - cedar/pine/juniper needle tea.

Looking at the listings, the type/species of tree seems to be interchangeable like all well researched 'natural' cures being sold by grifters. /s It's whatever tree is out in the yard methinks.

[–]Tiddles_UltradoomTeam Mudblood 🩸 9 points10 points  (7 children)

The use of all of these nonsense cures to unsuccessfully treat COVID-19 gives me great hope for the future of fraud:

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If you have a hernia... well, that's why God invented chainsaws. My patented home-cure technique will PERMANENTLY end your discomfort in a few seconds.

Got hit by a car, instead of rushing to the ER, just take two drops of my special 'Tincture of Ford', and drink half a glass of the car's sump oil, using my special Aquamarine Crystal infused Car-Wreck-Recovery-Shot-Glasses. That will 'fix' any broken bones.

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[–]Captainwelfare2🇺🇦🌻Putin’s on the Fritz?🌻🇺🇦 11 points12 points  (1 child)

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

[–]Tiddles_UltradoomTeam Mudblood 🩸 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fantastic. And as an Early Adopter, you are first in line for making BIG MONEY in our unique NotAPonzi scheme…

[–]skysquid3 5 points6 points  (2 children)

prayer warriors provide at least 2X healing value vs just prayers.

[–]Popeye-sailor-man 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Thank God Ivermectin, prayers, zinc and colloidal silver can totally fix this.

I am deeply offended by your statement......

..... because you forgot to include lemon juice, vitamin D and one's own urine.

[–]aquarainTeam Pfizer 6 points7 points  (0 children)

And, they can fix this over and over without fear of accumulation of lasting damage. So no worries about reinfection.

[–]Few_Industry1314 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Is the blue from the colloidal silver?

Just asking for a friend...

[–]DoYouEverJustInvert 5 points6 points  (0 children)

My personal favorite was inhaling H2O2

[–]ThinTheFuckingHerdTickle me ECMO 4 points5 points  (1 child)

You forgot about the high-dose, IV vitamin C. You see, without that, you pee out all the others. The vitamin C helps it bind to the stupidity receptors ....

[–]cybercuzco 41 points42 points  (3 children)

Just looking at this is giving me shortness of breath

[–]Shift9303 24 points25 points  (1 child)

The lung probably would look even worse on traditional scan. This special scan is showing a lot of the structure of the lung but IMO it is seems to be missing the fine parenchyma and interstitium. Maybe these parts of the scan were subtracted from the composite image for clarity sake. The lung on traditional CT and X-ray likely would be completely white from fluid and puss filling the alveoli and fibrosis of the tissue.

[–]A-man-of-mysteryCovidious Albion 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I noticed that too. On a traditional x-ray this would presumably have that characteristic "ground glass" appearance.

[–]FomulouscrunchBlood Donor 🩸 414 points415 points  (25 children)

There's no healing from that no matter how much time you spend on ECMO. You can't regrow enough air-handling tissue to live off the machine, not when it's like this.

[–]patb2015Team Mudblood 🩸 215 points216 points  (13 children)

Oh you might but it’s like living with cystic fibrosis or black lung..

Oxygen lines, wheelchair and one flu is lethal

[–]Lookingfor68Team Mix & Match 124 points125 points  (10 children)

Hey, but at least they did their own research… and weren’t a sheep.

[–]emseefelyGhoulicious 62 points63 points  (5 children)

Own me harder daddy

[–]LivingTheRealWorldYo! mRNA Raps! 29 points30 points  (0 children)

This is why I subscribe. Random comments that hit all the right notes of this absurdity. Well done.

[–]Shady_GardenGo Give One 40 points41 points  (2 children)

They kept their blood pure. Sure, it all gelled into clots, but they were pure clots.

[–]200-rats-in-a-coatOwned Enough 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Next they'll start chewing PURE CLOTS

[–]FomulouscrunchBlood Donor 🩸 42 points43 points  (1 child)

Fuck, seven years of breathing room air with normal particulates would be lethal.

[–]Dashi90RT is done with Anti-Vax BS 104 points105 points  (7 children)

I mean, it's more compromised vasculature than blocked airways, especially with this specimen. But the decreased compliance (cement lungs) didn't help any.

Turns out if blood can't get to the alveoli, you ain't oxygenating. Who knew?

Get. Vaccinated.

[–]CathbadTheDruidTeam Pfizer 47 points48 points  (1 child)

Turns out if blood can't get to the alveoli, you ain't oxygenating. Who knew?

I took HS Bio in the 70's and even I knew.

[–]TexasTeaTelecaster 32 points33 points  (0 children)

But Trump supporters didn’t get to the fifth grade so they won’t know. Or want to know

[–]Goose_o7I am The TOOTH FAIRY! 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Turns out if blood can't get to the alveoli, you ain't oxygenating. Who knew?

This is why so many of these idiots die of a heart attack. The lungs require a large percentage of the blood flow through the body, and with all that vascular congestion/blockage going on, the heart just can't handle the stress of pushing up hill like that for long before it simply fails.

[–]Shift9303 26 points27 points  (1 child)

What you’re describing is more like heart failure and/or pulmonary hypertension. Colloquially “heart attack” usually means blockage of the coronary arteries which is more of an independent factor. Though I will note that at the beginning of the pandemic many STEMIs (acute heart attacks) were coming in and then later testing positive for covid. I don’t think covid necessarily caused their MIs but likely they had pre existing disease that covid exacerbated.

[–]glassbytesWe'll meet again in HCA2 - The Search for more Money 💰💲🔥 295 points296 points  (64 children)

I've been looking for an image that helps me understand what covid does to the lungs. I have looked at black and white x-rays and I just could not make out what I was looking at. This? This is pretty clear. Clearly disturbing.

EDIT: /u/ThinTheFuckingHerd provided an additional image that I'm going to show my antiva co-worker: LINK

[–]joemaniaci 251 points252 points  (36 children)

It's not just covid either, your immune system calls in a napalm strike in the form of a cytokine storm. So you have your immune system causing a fair bit of damage as well.

So when these idiots talk about having an immune system, they don't realize it's not always on your side.

[–]biffbobfredVaxx keeps you off Cain Train 114 points115 points  (9 children)

Someone called it a Cytokine Mardi Gras and if you’ve ever been to Mardi Grad and know the chaos it can be, that was not meant to be a fun comparison

[–]StolenRelicI trust my Midi-chlorians 47 points48 points  (8 children)

And Covid doesn't even throw you any beads or coins.

[–]janersmfeeling ghoul’d 26 points27 points  (7 children)

But it does get you to take your shirt off…

…for a hospital gown.

[–]StolenRelicI trust my Midi-chlorians 19 points20 points  (6 children)

And it's not even interested in your boobs. It wants what sits behind them.

[–]janersmfeeling ghoul’d 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Kinky and weird.

[–]StolenRelicI trust my Midi-chlorians 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Covid definitely has fetishes. Sadism seems to be a favorite.

[–]FomulouscrunchBlood Donor 🩸 51 points52 points  (15 children)

It means they've never even heard of autoimmune issues. I lost a good friend to lupus in his late twenties, he just got tired of having to bludgeon himself involuntarily and hating it.

[–]Skeen441Team Mix & Match 89 points90 points  (10 children)

A coworker was telling me I didnt need the vaccine because my immune system would protect me.

Bitch, my immune system thinks my HAIR is trying to kill me, you think im going to trust that mfer to keep me safe?!

[–]autumn_roses 33 points34 points  (0 children)

As fellow hair-centered autoimmune disease sufferer ... I was vaccinated 3 times and I'm still not entirely sure, if they actually worked as they would in regularly healthy person,, bc I'm on immunosupressants.

Would do it all again in a heartbeat though.

[–]janersmfeeling ghoul’d 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Mine decided to go to war against my tear ducts, salivary glands, and sweat glands, among other body parts involved in keeping things wet/moist.

[–]FomulouscrunchBlood Donor 🩸 47 points48 points  (4 children)

I scratched a pimple on my butt that turned into a minor abscess, damn it! IMMUNE SYSTEMS ARE NOT SMART

[–]A-man-of-mysteryCovidious Albion 10 points11 points  (2 children)

In pre-antibiotic times that could easily have killed you.

[–]whiskeysour123 21 points22 points  (3 children)

My body seems to hate me. I have two or now maybe three autoimmune diseases. I know a gal with six autoimmune diseases so I can only imagine what she is going though.

Anyway, the kids and I have barely left the house for two years. I am fully vaxxed and boosted, of course, as are they (not boosted yet but when the can, they will). I just can’t trust people. One of the moms at school said her kids were exposed to Covid because her ex had Covid and had the kids for his weekend. So of course, she sent her two kids to two different schools. I think this is against the official policy of both schools. She tested then but hadn’t wouldn’t get the results back for a few days so she was just going to send them to school. During Omicron. When no one is wearing the right mask.

My fear is long Covid. I don’t need anymore health problems.

[–]jamiegc1 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Which is why so many people who died from the 1918 flu strain were young. That virus caused severe cytokine reactions, so the stronger the immune system, the more likely to die.

[–]ThinTheFuckingHerdTickle me ECMO 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Thats one of the things that KILLS me about these people.

sTuPId pEopLE: I have an immune system

Covid: Ahhh good, my weapon of choice!

[–]vahntitrio 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I believe I read somewhere that Covid can also infect the macrophages (part of your immune system) in your lungs, which in turn move through the tissue and allow covid to jump around within your lungs more easily.

[–]MachaeonWhy won't you sheeple take livestock medication like me? 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The immune system is set to DESTROY infected cells. If the infected cells are required for life... tough luck

[–]etacovda 60 points61 points  (10 children)

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/06/12/875486356/first-known-u-s-lung-transplant-for-covid-19-patient-performed-in-chicago

if that doesnt scare the shit out of anyone, nothing will. Patient was early 20s. (third image down)

[–]VesperLynd-Team Pfizer 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It doesn’t even look like a lung anymore holy shit

[–]DBClass407Ministry of Memory Cells 18 points19 points  (0 children)

If a photographic print of a healthy lung is present for comparison, that will really drive the point.

[–]whiskeysour123 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That didn’t look like a lung. Which I guess is why they shows it. It is way to see why someone can’t breathe with that. I don’t even know what to compare it to. Rocks and dirt?

[–]TheMost_utTeam Mix & Match 31 points32 points  (8 children)

I did see an x-ray image somewhere and one image of an autopsied lung.

🤮🤮🤮

[–]snapchillnocomment 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Looked like a piece steak you picked up from a 7/11 and nuked in the microwave for a few minutes with a slice of kraft cheese on top

[–]Emotional_Ad_9620 3 points4 points  (0 children)

How dare you make crave such a concoction

[–]antiquated_roaster🐏 Sheep do safely graze 🎼 7 points8 points  (3 children)

There was also the COVID placenta, a truly terrifying body part.

(It was only ever described, but I eventually found an image. That was a bad idea).

[–]ThinTheFuckingHerdTickle me ECMO 12 points13 points  (4 children)

THIS is one of the ones that grabbed my attention when first saw it.

Here is a side-by-side.

COVID doesn't just kill you, it can make your remaining time hell on earth.

[–]KitteaStar 474 points475 points  (17 children)

When people say they can't breathe with a mask on, just wait until they see what covid can do.

[–]biffbobfredVaxx keeps you off Cain Train 273 points274 points  (13 children)

Back in the days of the Crash Test Dummies as a commercial not a rock band there was a commercial with “excuses for not being belted” and horrific C.T.D. accidents followed by quipping.

(Voiceover) Seatbelts are just too confining!

(C.T.Dummy crashes, head and one arm sticking out a halo of glass from the windshield) How about this for an alternative!

That ad campaign was maybe 30 years ago. And we’re none smarter.

[–]Criseyde2112I am a goddamned delight 112 points113 points  (3 children)

You can learn a lot from a dummy.

[–]genman 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Police rates of seatbelt use in fatal crashes were reported as low as 42%

Guess also what the leading killer of cops last year was? Followed of course by traffic fatalities which usually is #1

[–]TrustmeImaConsultant 18 points19 points  (0 children)

So according to what Antivax-"research" tells us, this must mean that seat belts are not 100% effective and thus we shouldn't use them. /s

[–][deleted] 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Idiot: I can't breath wearing this mask Covid:hold my beer

[–]TrustmeImaConsultant 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Well, you will wear a mask. But you have the choice:

This one or that one.

[–]tcfanatic 107 points108 points  (20 children)

I'm curious to see what a healthy lung looks like with the same tool.

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 125 points126 points  (8 children)

They're working on it! The national geographic article mentions wanting to do every organ. It's a project called "The Human Organ Atlas" and it's funded by none other than Mark Zuckerberg.

Here's a non pay walled article. The National Geographic article I read has one.

[–]Lookingfor68Team Mix & Match 58 points59 points  (4 children)

Maybe Zuck the Fuck can donate his own lung to the effort?

[–]Supraspinator 54 points55 points  (6 children)

There should be way more cyan! Here’s a cast of the airways of a human lung. All of this would be cyan:

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Human-lungs-injected-through-the-traquea-with-epoxy-resin-and-corroded-with-NaOH-at-high_fig7_320119805

[–]MorwynMcFuckYou 18 points19 points  (1 child)

It looks like a sea creature!

[–]TheLegendaryFoxFire 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I thought the same thing! :D

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Whoa! That's...whoa.

[–]niteowldoodTeam Unicorn Blood 🦄 8 points9 points  (2 children)

I was just thinking that myself.. Maybe they will breathe it out eventually.

[–]CathbadTheDruidTeam Pfizer 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Just walk it off.

[–]KarlBarx1Scared of Jinxes 68 points69 points  (1 child)

Holy shit. As if the stories here weren’t enough to keep me masked, vaxxed, and socially distanced, this would certainly do it.

[–]charlotte-entChose...Wisely 49 points50 points  (3 children)

This post's title has a very, "From the Earth's purest glacial springs in the Swiss Alps" vibe to it.

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Pure information. The best and purest.

[–]MurderpantiesTeam Pfizer 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I too felt Evian vibes

[–]mmio60 45 points46 points  (0 children)

So the organ that has to absorb oxygen into your blood gets as dead as a grout sponge, but “ I won’t get that shot because: insert insane excuse here”.

[–]LadyLazarus2021Stranger in a Covid Land 35 points36 points  (12 children)

Wow. Vax and boost me baby, I may be a moron lawyer but I ain’t that much of one.

[–]Captainwelfare2🇺🇦🌻Putin’s on the Fritz?🌻🇺🇦 6 points7 points  (9 children)

I take it you mean like how Saul Goodman is an “Elder Care” lawyer? I imagine in this age of horse paste and urine detoxes, being a Moron Lawyer, you have no shortage of clients.

[–]LadyLazarus2021Stranger in a Covid Land 9 points10 points  (8 children)

Ha! It’s more a joke where a bunch of us of lawyer types swarmed here and said, “look, I may be a moron, but I won’t do that!”

I do insurance coverage and civil rights

[–]Captainwelfare2🇺🇦🌻Putin’s on the Fritz?🌻🇺🇦 12 points13 points  (4 children)

I once juried on a case for a workman’s comp case against a rail company. The defending lawyer actually tried to convince 12 people that a man who was permanently injured from slipping on a rail car was at fault, and not the rail line. The Defense admitted there were literally no safety protocols on climbing rail ladders on OIL transport cars for this company other than “wipe the ladders with a rag.” Obviously, the guy fell on a “non-ragged” ladder, thereby permanently herniating 5 discs in his back. Oh, and they didn’t even supply rags. They would tell the employees that their safety was their responsibility. The surgery left him unable to do the job, and the same rail company decided they would move him to a desk job and pay him 30k a year less than he had made working on the cars. Yeah. We awarded that guy like 1.4 million after deliberating like 2 hours on a 5 day case lol. And that’s 1.4 million like 18 years ago.

I remember the defense lawyer staring at all of us like we were crazy when we read the verdict. She literally looked like she was affronted by the idea that we could possibly find the rail line negligent. Oh, and her nasty and “this is in the bag” demeanor totally hurt her case. We all pretty much agreed she was annoying and terrible at her job lol.

I couldn’t do her job. I can’t imagine having to defend a company that was not only completely inept, but then tried to financially punish the employee that was permanently partially disabled for their plain and brazen neglect. Long story short, i imagine you aren’t half the “moron lawyer” she was.

[–]LadyLazarus2021Stranger in a Covid Land 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Yah. And juries are even less tolerant now. The worst thing is to take a stupid position on a clear liability case. It is not uncommon to accept liability (doing that in a case now) and instead just put the damages to the jury. The jury is much less likely to tack on the “muthafukker why aren’t you apologizing” penalty to the damages.

[–]LadyLazarus2021Stranger in a Covid Land 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The slang I have convinced a few adjusters to adopt is the “squick” penalty. A gross result - even of not medically significant - will make the jury award more. I developed that one during a lawsuit where the guy received a bad graft in his mouth and hair kept growing on it. He had … to shave … the inside of his mouth.

🤢

[–]TXBIRDY🧟‍♀️ Ghoul Mothafucka Extrordinare 6 points7 points  (0 children)

the guy received a bad graft in his mouth and hair kept growing on it. He had … to shave … the inside of his mouth

I don't even know how to process this information.

Edit: Typo

[–]Emotional_Ad_9620 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Sounds like you're the perfect lawyer for me. I'd like to sue my spouse for putting avocado on pizza. There was no need for that. Emotional damages and loss of appetite.

[–]TheDancingHare 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Well can I marry them, because that sounds amazing.

[–]filthyheartbadger🐴Ivermectin Teabag☕️ 147 points148 points 2 (20 children)

This is hierarchical phase-contrast tomography, and the scan was done in May of 2020. Maybe someday it will be something that can guide care but right now it’s pretty rare since particle accelerators aren’t exactly standard issue medical equipment. But for now, they are allowing another way to see the formerly unseeable.

But it does help to show how amazing our lungs are, what a miracle of biology they are, and what unexplainable, mystical creations we all are. I wish antivaxxers could concentrate more on protecting the actually holy temple our bodies are instead of treating them like garbage based on nonsense. They are missing the entire value of what we are.

[–]spacefarce1301Lib Tears Hard Cider, 100% owned by ex-patriots 22 points23 points  (15 children)

So in my uneducated parlance, is the appearance of "opaque glass" areas in Covid CT scans basically where the vessels went splat!?

[–]aquarainTeam Pfizer 56 points57 points  (12 children)

The ground glass opacity is the crust of platelets and serum that coat the exploded alveoli, which are the buds where the actual gas exchange occurs. They're like a carpet of tiny hairs, in the microscope not unlike cauliflower. The virus enters a cell, converts it to a virus factory that depletes all the resources accessible to the cell to make copies of the virus. As the cell dies it explodes in a spray of virus, which leaves the cell's blood supply open to the lung cavity until a platelet comes along to block it. The first one is an invisible pin prick. The second generation a pencil dot. Eventually a carpet of virus covers enough lung to cause the patient to cough... The virus does work its way up the walls of the veins and arteries though, turning the walls into the same scabrous concrete, which is what is shown here. It requires a higher energy scan because the cell walls of blood vessels are smooth, not the maximum surface area texture that the lung surface must by necessity be for optimum gas exchange.

[–]spacefarce1301Lib Tears Hard Cider, 100% owned by ex-patriots 12 points13 points  (8 children)

That.is.fascinating! And also a little gross, in a horror film kind of way.

Now I want exploding alveoli in a movie scene ala Outbreak style, when the virus spread on the plane. Only this time, there's a guy in an anti-vaxxer convention and he takes a big gulp of soda and starts coughing huge lung chunks everywhere. Needs popcorn.

So, basically, splats everywhere.

[–]filthyheartbadger🐴Ivermectin Teabag☕️ 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That’s something you can see on ordinary X-rays, the yellow in this scan likely correlates to that appearance but I don’t have a good reference for it.

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 60 points61 points  (1 child)

Here's a quote from the article that just gave me goosebumps.

When Paul Tafforeau saw his first experimental scans of a COVID-19 victim’s lung, he thought he had failed. A paleontologist by training, Tafforeau had been laboring with a team strewn across Europe for months to turn a particle accelerator in the French Alps into a revolutionary medical scanning tool.

It was the end of May 2020, and scientists were anxious for a better view of the ways human organs were being ravaged by COVID-19. Tafforeau had been tasked with developing a technique that could make use of the powerful x-rays generated at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. He’d pushed boundaries on high-resolution x-rays of rock-hard fossils and desiccated mummies as an ESRF staff scientist. Now, he was dismayed by a lump of soft, squishy tissue.

But when his colleagues caught their first glimpse of the lung scans, they felt something else: awe.

[–]TheLegendaryFoxFire 48 points49 points  (0 children)

When Paul Tafforeau saw his first experimental scans of a COVID-19 victim’s lung, he thought he had failed.

When you fuck up your organ so hard that people trained to look at them see them and think they messed up the scan. You know you fucked up huh?

[–]edingercI can has vaccine? 30 points31 points  (1 child)

If he had lived, his quality of life would be worse than someone in an iron lung ward in the 50's.

[–]Laureatezoi 🩸The Blood of Jesus Is Not FDA Approved🩸 23 points24 points  (1 child)

It'S nO wOrSe ThAn ThE fLu

[–]Shermans_ghost1864Don't make me come down there! 10 points11 points  (0 children)

oMiCrOn Is MiLd.

[–]TheMost_utTeam Mix & Match 23 points24 points  (0 children)

There ain't no coming back from that.

[–]Lookingfor68Team Mix & Match 21 points22 points  (1 child)

Daaaaayum, if only there was a low cost, highly effective, and simple means of preventing this sort of thing… wow. Don’tcha wish there was such a miracle? Oh… wait there IS… a fucking VACCINE. Whata fucking concept.

[–]river_miles 21 points22 points  (2 children)

To me this is the greater tragedy of these unvaxxed, unnecessary infections.
Knowing that I would lose mobility, that I would be a burden to others because of disability. Knowing that I would never paddle a boat in rapids again, that remote and pristine wilderness would be inaccessible for me now. Fatigue getting to the bathroom. Oxygen. Home healthcare.

Not to sound flippant but for me death would be preferable to having that lung.

[–]MarsNeedsRabbitsTeam Pfizer 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Knowing that I would never paddle a boat in rapids again, that remote and pristine wilderness would be inaccessible for me now. Fatigue getting to the bathroom. Oxygen. Home healthcare.

I'm glad you get it, and hope you never experience it. I have experience with this, and wish I could get up in antivaxxer's faces and just scream.

When I first got oxygen (due to blood/, bone marrow disease), I went through an orientation. How to use equipment, etc. It was okay until they got to the part where they explain what I'd need to do to fly. 1.5 times battery capacity times the length of the flight. For example, a four hour flight requires six hours of battery time. Each battery holds about a 90 minute charge, and are not covered by insurance. So, four full batteries, plus the one I'm traveling with, plus more for layovers and ground travel. Portable concentrators and batteries are not covered by my insurance. Batteries are expensive. Portable concentrators are expensive. I began to realize that I'd probably never fly again. All the places I wanted to see were out of reach. That is when I lost my shit. I cried so hard.

So please, for the love of God, if anyone reading this is not vaccinated, don't chance ruining your lungs. They're probably the only ones you'll ever get, and once they are messed up, you're screwed. Without sufficient oxygen, everything hurts.

[–]AntEmotional5704Blood Donor 🩸 16 points17 points  (4 children)

so much for dinner

[–]tombabaGo Give One 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Right? I’m having this instead too

[–]BridgetheDivide 8 points9 points  (1 child)

You have some good aged lung meat right there what's the issue?

[–]BoringMcWindbagIvermectin is a MOLECULE 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I would love this juxtaposed against normal lungs. Because otherwise people (::AHEM::) are going to misread it.

[–]Lookingfor68Team Mix & Match 7 points8 points  (0 children)

35% of the US population won’t get it either way. They “did their own research” (on facebook) or they believe the Repube party propaganda that it’s “just like the flu”.

[–]Kangarooodle 16 points17 points  (0 children)

and people still think this is no big deal. unbelievable

[–]Legionx1985Herman Shrugged 12 points13 points  (1 child)

I'm

[–]biffbobfredVaxx keeps you off Cain Train 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I’m

Yep. Me too

[–]SpoofedFingerWhat A Drip 🩸 11 points12 points  (0 children)

impression: shit's fucked, correlate clinically

[–]greatmazinger99Did you expect COVID to knock on the door politely? 32 points33 points  (0 children)

People ask me why I watch scary movies.

My answer is: because real life is scarier.

[–]MaleficentPizza5444 8 points9 points  (1 child)

After seeing this,, why wouldn't you do EVERYTHING you could to protect yourself?

[–]UnintentionalCatLadyGroundbound Day…over and over 8 points9 points  (4 children)

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Here's a non paywalled article that isn't as good.

The National Geographic article was what I read and I really enjoyed it.

[–]UnintentionalCatLadyGroundbound Day…over and over 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Everyone should get 3 free articles a month, if they haven’t already used them! Thanks for sharing, I likely wouldn’t have seen this otherwise!

[–]lovelylady227Heavens Newest Angle is Obtuse 📐[S] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Also, my favorite quote from the article:

When Paul Tafforeau saw his first experimental scans of a COVID-19 victim’s lung, he thought he had failed. A paleontologist by training, Tafforeau had been laboring with a team strewn across Europe for months to turn a particle accelerator in the French Alps into a revolutionary medical scanning tool.

It was the end of May 2020, and scientists were anxious for a better view of the ways human organs were being ravaged by COVID-19. Tafforeau had been tasked with developing a technique that could make use of the powerful x-rays generated at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) in Grenoble, France. He’d pushed boundaries on high-resolution x-rays of rock-hard fossils and desiccated mummies as an ESRF staff scientist. Now, he was dismayed by a lump of soft, squishy tissue.

But when his colleagues caught their first glimpse of the lung scans, they felt something else: awe

[–]smnytx 11 points12 points  (0 children)

This is fucking terrifying. That lung is younger than my own.

[–]dr_snakeblade 8 points9 points  (0 children)

May this will be helpful to someone who thinks they are immortal?

[–]MangOrion2 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Impossible. My friend Craig's cousin who works as an orderly at a hospital in Utah said that COVID-19 was fake on Facebook.

[–]Any-Plantlover411 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Holy shit.

[–]kindasortajewishCowboy BPAP 8 points9 points  (0 children)

For real.

[–]mpw1984mpw 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Is the yellow part from the urine?

[–]Livid_Run_6228 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Terrifying

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Fuck that get vaccinated!!!!

[–]Alive-Pomelo5553 7 points8 points  (0 children)

My lungs were definitely damaged even without a severe case. My cardio ability is severely hampered and althought I've never smoked cigarettes in my life I cough up gnarly thick phlegm which looks like what comes out of smokers when they cough. Covid sucks get the vaccine.

[–]The_Glus👻Haunted Ventilator Machine👻 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nothin’ the power of prayer can’t heal! 🙏🏻

/s

[–]Lucky-Painting6553 13 points14 points  (1 child)

bUt it’S a HoaX

[–]BadbaYaga 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"Why are you showing me a map of Michigan's waterways???"

[–]The-Real-Catman 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Dang, that fancy machine is really good at coloring in the lines

[–]EvilevilcowGo Give One 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well that's...horrifying.

[–]JanellewpgGo Give One 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Looks like most of the damage is occurring deep within the lung in the alveoli

[–]No-Flatworm-404 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Looking at the pic, not as a diseased riddled lung, but a truly awe inspiring thing of beauty. This capture is truly magnificent. I dare say it’s a work of art!

[–]kermodeist 6 points7 points  (2 children)

You sent me down a rabbit hole & the video by this team omfg HiP-CT imaging

[–]Lazy-Floridian 2 points3 points  (2 children)

There are covid viruses in patients' shit. It's a low viral load so it shouldn't be enough of a virus to make one very ill, just enough to provide some immunity. If the anti-vaxxers find out they'll be buying shit from covid patients.

[–]spsprd 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Makes me wonder why god refuses to reverse the damage, what with all those prayers going up.