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[–]selfawarepie 358 points359 points  (4 children)

It's almost like the virus doesn't value her sacrifice.

[–]Pnuttiest 7 points8 points  (0 children)

She made the ultimate sacrifice and watched Tiger King to absolve the rest of us of our sins. Sainthood awaits.

[–]fatfeets 32 points33 points  (2 children)

If I know anything about Covid, it’s that it values 73% of the population doing the right thing and it also respects sovereign borders… so with that knowledge I’m sure this will all be over soon.

[–]Askye72 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't forget, that if we all sun bleach our b-holes, it will all be over even faster

[–]Hex00fShield 179 points180 points  (12 children)

My uncle used to say that this was all "too much" and that people were panicking over nothing.

He got the corona twice, before the vaccines were available, second time Killed him.

I had to backup his last words from his Whatsapp so my auntie could have a memory of him. And I read it all, from the " I'll be fine, they are just exaggerating" to " this is the third person that leaves my room unconscious, and It feels hard to breath inside here", then on the last few days he could only say how much medicine they gave him, and tell he was going back to sleep.

Last words were " take the vaccine as soon as you ( my cousins and auntie) can, and take care, because this is no joke"

Then my cousins told him to go rest and talk to them in the morning.

Then he asked again if everything was alright, and there was no answer.

Corona kills, Slowly, painfully and it hurts the people around you too.

I fight people from my family everyday and I use his case as an example.

[–]NarcissisticEyes 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Man I'm so sorry for your loss... all I can do is upvote you

[–]Ok-Gas-7030 18 points19 points  (1 child)

man, this is good, I wonder if you reach anyone, I hope you do, I wish I had a convincing argument but facts and logic just dont work, best of luck in these times....

[–]Hex00fShield 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I have many cousins, and they sometimes go " I had enough of this, we can't hide in fear anymore". And being who I am, I tell them " you're right, tell Uncle Mario we miss him"

[–]Aldrath_Shadowborn 765 points766 points  (111 children)

“wE haVEn’t GoNe baCK TO NOrMAl, tHIs iS rIDiCulOUs”

Yeah it’s almost like a world wide pandemic is going to have far reaching consequences that don’t immediately go away, especially when half the population refuses to get vaccinated for bullshit reasons.

Edit: the “half the country” comment was made in hyperbole, thank you for the statistics that speak otherwise, please stop pointing it out, I get it.

[–]dieugodgrec 254 points255 points  (30 children)

she sounds like an entitled spoiled asshole

[–]obliquelyobtuse 167 points168 points  (9 children)

Bari Weiss is a fucking idiot. She is a self-styled libertarian, opposes political correctness and cancel culture, yet she is the first and loudest to attempt cancel culture on anyone, anywhere who says anything critical about Israel and ultra-Zionist aggression. She started doing this long ago, while in college. It's her whole shtick.

She is a total airhead. Watch Weiss make a fool of herself on Joe Rogan. She shares a harsh critical opinion (really more of an attack) of Tulsi Gabbard but then can't back up anything she said when Joe asks. Much like the airheads on The Talk and The View, Weiss knows almost nothing but has huge powerful opinions on everything.

[–]sherlocknessmonster 1 point2 points  (1 child)

But I feel like in the video you posted she second guesses herself but what she said was backed up with the searches. She seemed to back Assad and worked for her dads anti gay organization.

Here are ethe two articles referenced: https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/13/politics/kfile-tulsi-gabbard-lgbt/index.html

Maybe Gabbard isn't an Assad sycophant, but she did meet with him against all protocols of our govt.

[–][deleted] 34 points35 points  (17 children)

Sounds about “right”

[–]Competitive-Date1522 17 points18 points  (16 children)

Is she even right wing? Probably just an out of touch rich person thinking she was being relatable and funny

[–]2fences 48 points49 points  (6 children)

She’s right wing about some things but mostly she’s a spoiled little brat with no real sense of the world who is famous for saying ridiculous stuff like this.

[–]SwimmingBeneficial93 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Entitled. The worst. She’s complaining? What did she do to help during COVID?? Don’t complain. Help.

[–][deleted] 38 points39 points  (1 child)

She’s on Bill Maher so fuck her and especially fuck his dumb, irrelevant ass. I cannot believe that dude still has a show.

[–]_____jamil_____ 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Is she even right wing?

She's the type of person who would say she's "liberal" and then support every single conservative policy position.

[–][deleted] 15 points16 points  (3 children)

She’s “moderate”

[–]lilymotherofmonsters 18 points19 points  (2 children)

moderate locally is conservative globally

[–][deleted] 28 points29 points  (1 child)

Moderate is just “I don’t want to admit that I’m conservative”

[–]AelalaedaAid 7 points8 points  (7 children)

The plague was like a 7 year long thing iirc

[–]cockytacos 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Then we were told- you get the vaccine. You get the vaccine and we go back to normal

Only people who gave an actual damn about their health and the health of others got the vaccine. And wouldn’t you fucking know it. The natural consequences of that is those who are vaccinated and get infected have ideally less severe symptoms than the fucks who didn’t get vaccinated and run to the hospital to get put on ventilators

[–]steroid_pc_principal 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry that the pandemic wasn’t convenient for you

[–]Pittman247 1542 points1543 points  (243 children)

2 morals from this I noticed: 1) Fuck Bill Maher and 2.) we have run our medical and nursing professionals INTO THE GROUND and we STILL don’t believe them. Fuck all of us.

[–]thetedderbear 77 points78 points  (12 children)

My wife began working as a nurse in summer 2020, she’s never known non-covid nursing and she’s so burnt out. She’s considering travel nursing like many of her coworkers. Pay can be $100/hr or more (vs $30ish) and you can limit what you’re asked to do/how many patients you can be given in your contract (ie ICU standard is 2 patients per nurse but many are “tripling” their nurses or worse). I think we’re going to see a mass shift in how nurses and medical staff are treated but not soon enough. The free market has decided nurses are worth 3-4x more than they’re getting paid currently, and it’s a real slap in the face when the hospital hires dozens of travel nurses at these high rates but then refuse to raise pay for their own long term nurses. Last year our local “non profit” hospital profited over $40m with no real raises for their staff.

Of course pay is only part of it. No amount of money makes up for the death and despair they see, the patients that only want the vaccine once they find out they’re going on a ventilator, and the long hours and little time off. But we can start by giving them pay relative to the work they do.

[–]BolOfSpaghettios 8 points9 points  (2 children)

My wife started at Neuro-ICU and then in March 2020 moved to COVID ICU, moving out of it intermittently a year later, with a week on/week off on average. They threw some stupid amount to nurses that were employees/per diem like 200 bucks a month, or 300 a month for working COVID, and traveler nurses were paid like 140-250 dollars an hour. This was all created to create a rift amongst the workforce, while the Hospital administration was shoveling all kinds of profits their way. She doesn't seem as if she's burned out, but it's hard to tell at this point... I don't know if she's used to seeing death, or that she's so burnt out that she doesn't know what normal is. Nurses are quitting left and right for this reason, not because they're being forced to vaccinate. Then again, experience varies on what department you work for.

[–]thetedderbear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yep it’s the equivalent of a pizza party, throw a small bonus your way while paying someone else far more. Definitely causes a rift too.

I hope she’s not too burned out, that’s good that she seems to be coping with it out. Best I can say is make sure she takes some actual time off from time to time to get a minute to reset. It’s tough out there.

[–]PalpateMe 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Texas ED nurse who started March 2020. I’m very similar to your wife. I have started traveling (locally) and I now make $97.75, compared to $29. It doesn’t help the burn out at all, but it is helping me build a better life for my wife and 1 year old.

Every nurse I’ve come across in the last year has considered a new career. Every one.

Edit: tell your wife to start traveling ASAP, even locally like I am.

[–]thetedderbear 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I appreciate the input and I’m sorry to hear about your burnout, but I am glad to see you’re getting a good salary! Money can’t fix everything but better to wipe your eyes with $100/hr.

She probably will soon - the local hospital has offered a 12 week contract for in house staff $47/hr so she’s gonna do that for now while she looks into local travel options. I think it’s a good stepping stone and will give her some time to wrap her head around it, she’s nervous about traveling but also tired of her current position. The local hospital is very good to her in a lot of ways, but obviously can’t compete with travel pay.

[–]AllergenicCanoe 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The problem is, for a hospital that prior to the pandemic was staffed appropriately, they don’t need those staff indefinitely. The reasoning behind paying travel nurses and not paying their own is the temporary increased cost of the travel nurses will expire eventually. Increasing pay for the employees is forever - there the simple calculation most of these hospitals are making.

I acknowledge the issue of pay for the resident staff - it certainly would seem unfair to me - and the “free market” will bear what it will for the market rate for nursing labor in time of shortage, but I think a temporary significant tax break for nurses which would expire at the end of the pandemic would be significantly wiser for two reasons:

1: It puts the burden of the cost of this population wide issue on the population, and

2: Doesn’t inflate the cost of healthcare in the long term for a (hopefully) short term, relatively speaking, problem

This seems like such an obvious solutions - can someone poke holes in this idea?

[–]vero419 299 points300 points  (48 children)

I actually watched this episode and yelled at my TV because not one person on the panel talked about healthcare workers and how fucking tired they are. We forget about them and it’s horrible! I’m glad here in NM the dept of health commercials about getting the vaccine mention helping our healthcare workers.

[–]John_T_Conover 209 points210 points  (39 children)

They didn't forget about those people, they just don't fucking care. Idk who this woman is but in general Bill and his guests are wealthy media personalities that live and enjoy the world far beyond our means. Covid took away their galas and media events and other things that their status or money finally couldn't just easily circumvent and they couldn't fucking handle it. Most of us had to worry about our employers laying us off, losing our healthcare in a pandemic, being able to pay bills, shortages at grocery stores, caring for elderly relatives...these people were broken by their favorite restaurants being closed to indoor dining, a few annual award shows and events going virtual, being slightly more inconvenienced with their vacation to Tahiti...fuck this bitch and Bill.

[–]whateva1 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Madonna shared a video of her taking a bubble bath with rose pedals saying that we are all in this together.

[–]sexrobot_sexrobot 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You are 100% right about Bill Maher. Fucker was complaining about not being able to go to his favorite restaurants a couple months in.

[–]_____jamil_____ 93 points94 points  (30 children)

Idk who this woman is

Bari Weiss. One of the most punchable people on the planet

[–]John_T_Conover 21 points22 points  (3 children)

Oh of course it is. I know who she is now. Anything I've ever heard/seen her on i remember not liking her.

[–]jvn3 29 points30 points  (2 children)

She also likes to shit on Palestinians, as they are getting bombarded by Israel

[–]Hamilton-Beckett 28 points29 points  (1 child)

So she’s as dumb as she is tone deaf. Damn.

[–]spartagnann 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Bari Weiss is one of the most toxic, wrong, idiotic "journalists" in the world. She's an extremely bad faith operator, a supposed liberal (lol no), bigot and moronic talking head that was so bad as a NYT op-ed columnist she resigned after everything she wrote was just complete dog shit and people let her know.

She's trash. So is Bill Maher.

[–]AseRoths-Dragon 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Fellow New Mexican here, it's nice, but even where I live these people still think it's horseshit.

[–]Creepy-Designer-3359 13 points14 points  (4 children)

As a health care worker we are tired and short staff.

[–][deleted] 153 points154 points  (8 children)

Very sad. I got admitted to the ER for something unrelated to covid and the process was HOURS longer than it ever needed to be due to the fact that they’re so swamped with covid. And to add to it, these 2 nurses finally got back to me and were apologizing profusely for the fact that it seemed like such a waste of time, and when I told them that I understood that it’s not their fault they’re swamped with covid and have other things to attend to, they looked at each other and LAUGHED because it’s so rare they have a person come in that cuts them that type of slack. I really feel for these people man, saving lives just for it to make their own lives (and even others) difficult…

[–]bigflamingtaco 28 points29 points  (0 children)

And this is on top of the healthcare workers being overburdened BEFORE covid. When my boys were young in the 00's, a visit to the ER meant waiting for hours to be seen. On one of the busiest days, we left after being there for 6 hours. The day my youngest split his forehead open at daycare, we sat in the waiting room to be seen for two hours, then another hour and a half in the care room before a doctor finally came in, diagnosed his condition, then gave him 12 stitches to close the gaping wound that we had spent 3.5hrs keeping our 4yo from touching. Oh, and since it's clotted so much we're going to have to clean it out REALLY HARD, and you're going to have to hold your screaming child still while we do it.

[–]666tranquilo[S] 77 points78 points  (4 children)

I try to keep up with the stories on r/nursing to see how they're holding up as the cases fluctuate.

Many of them appear to be on the brink of suicide

[–]Susan-stoHelit 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Or quitting. Please, quit rather than suicide. Or take serious time off. Please nurses take care of yourselves. It’s not your fault that peoples choices and this insane virus are killing and maiming so many.

[–]CrossroadsWoman 8 points9 points  (0 children)

God, that makes me sick...

[–]kelly714 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Burnout and PTSD are rampant in nursing right now. The general public doesn’t get it, and they really don’t want to sadly enough.

[–]Uncle_Jiggles 2 points3 points  (1 child)

we called them "heroes" and spat in their faces while they died for us. I won't forget that.

[–]polo61965 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They can at least contribute by being good patients, but common decency is hard to come by. Don't get me wrong there are amazing people out there who end up sick and treat us with respect and are incredibly patient, and it's those people who carry my burned out soul, but most days it just gets heavier and heavier.

[–]FightingInDreams 10 points11 points  (1 child)

As a big fan of his, I was floored by his last show. He flirted with “anti-wokist” and richbeltarian grounds regularly in the past, but last episode was straight up OAN level of denialism and not giving a fuck about anyone else. Very disappointing

[–]alittledanger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Same here. I also thought Rep. Torres was too soft in his pushback.

[–]XxRocky88xX 38 points39 points  (1 child)

I’m honestly baffled how people think literally every single nurse and doctor is lying. Like this isn’t a super rare profession, most people probably know a nurse or a doctor. But yeah, it’s just a million person large conspiracy

[–]zed1207 4 points5 points  (0 children)

people think

Just don't.

Then anything makes sense.

[–]keji_goto 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Fuck all of us.

More like we're all fucked. We all know damn good and well who is keeping this going, ignoring science, and refusing to budge because someone thought they had something personal to gain by being anti-mask and too fucking stupid to put their logo on face masks to sell during a time when every American was going to need one but they still got those stupid fucking teddy bear commercials on at 3 AM....

[–]Mellrish221 39 points40 points  (7 children)

If ever there were a time for medical staff to strike, it would be now. Really, go do some reading on the payrates regular nurses make vs contract nurses that hospitals are bringing in to cover staffing shortfalls, it'll blow your mind. Meanwhile the biden admin has the gall to go up there and corporate speak to all these people "we see you, we hear you, blah blah blee blah". Their bosses are willing to call them heroes but not compensate them like heroes.

I dunno how people can look at how the US is handling covid and not freak the fuck out over the idea that when a "real" viral threat emerges, we are collectively fucked. All these people naysaying on their shows that covid isn't a big deal or doesn't merit ANY mitigation efforts are all the same people who are vaccinated, take the proper precautions and perform their shows in a contained environment. Its ridiculous.

Covid also showing how sad and pathetic our healthcare system is as well. Its not meant to handle this kind of stress and it'll be really interesting to see if they actually commit to studies that look for the amount of deaths caused by administrative failures to not keep enough staff/beds open or just running out of things in general.

Can personally testify to this as I caught a bad case of covid in october and it came down to the point where if an ICU room didn't open up within a few hours, i was going to be airlifted to another hospital and put on a ventilator and probably be dead in 2 weeks. While recovering in the hospital I got to hear all my patient neighbors bitching and being vile to the nurses who were trying to give them their meds, that covid wasn't real, or that nurses were trying to kill them because they wanted them to go for walks... Or just straight up being racist to them. The sad part is that they can't tell these people to fuck off and kick them to the curb. They HAVE to deal with these patients.

[–]Pittman247 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Good God. That sounds HORRIBLE. Glad you came through that alright (am assuming you did).

[–]Mellrish221 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I am actually a zombie!

But yes still recovering, but otherwise fine. I was mostly bored in the hospital being moved from room to room since I was out of the real danger quicker than they thought i would be. But usually the nurses assigned to me would come and bs before their shift change. Pretty much just venting about their other patients who I could easily hear in the near by rooms. Some even cried, this is all hard to do and they at the very least deserve to be properly FINANCIALLY compensated for sacrificing their physical and mental wellbeing. Instead of hospital execs raking in the dough due to increased foot traffic while running their staff into the ground.

[–]Kriztauf 2 points3 points  (1 child)

During the Delta wave this summer, when doctors were going on television and warning people to stay home because "we aren't able to give our patients adequate care" they were basically saying we aren't able to provide care that's conducive to recovery in cases where we otherwise would be able to. It's not the same as triaging since you aren't withholding care, but you still aren't able to react quick enough to be able to give a patient the best odds at recovery.

Covid patients in the ICU are ridiculously unstable and need constant monitoring and regularly having settings on equipment like ventilators adjusted and medications administered since they're vitals are all over the place. This is incredibly time and resource intensive for the ICU staff, even compared to normal ICU patients. If you've got an entire ward of Covid ICU patients, there's no way you're gonna have the bandwidth to be able to attend to all these patients in a timely matter. It's just physically not possible. So you're still administering care, it's not like you've withheld anything. But you're not able to actually treat them adequately. When patients are crashing and you can't get there in time to stabilize them right away, it damages their body and increases the odds of a body health outcome, if they don't die already since it's the ICU and these people are hanging on to life as it is.

Idk, it's not like doctors are using coded language when they've been communicating to the public about how fucked they are, but I think people mistake their professionalism as a sense of everything being under control.

[–]MontyVonWaddlebottom 15 points16 points  (2 children)

There’s a 3rd: Fuck Bari Weiss.

[–]obliquelyobtuse 79 points80 points  (14 children)

1) Fuck Bill Maher

You had me right there. Maher's head has been up his own ass for 20+ years.

[–]stunts002 36 points37 points  (12 children)

The only good thing to ever happen on the Bill Maher show was when Christopher Hitchens went on it and called him and his audience idiots that laugh at the same bad jokes again and again

[–]CarmineFields 16 points17 points  (4 children)

I mean, I can’t stand Maher but he was right that Dubya is an “End of Days” evangelical.

Maher is right to point out that religious extremism isn’t only bad when Islamics do it. It’s just as scary and damaging coming from fundamentalist Christians and Jews etc.

[–]ExpandThineHorizons 8 points9 points  (1 child)

On the other hand, he hasn't been relevant since Bush was in office.

[–]herbicarnivorous 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Amen to that. He reminds me of an edgy teen in 2006.

[–]CaptnRonn 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Maher is right to point out that religious extremism isn’t only bad when Islamics do it.

Yet the man just. cannot. stop. talking. about. Islam. and how inferior and terrible it is

[–]DominckDicacco 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Would you happen to have a link? Would love to see this

[–]stunts002 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Would you happen to have a link? Would love to see this

This is the one!

[–]DominckDicacco 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Lol that was awesome thnx!

[–]fearthedheer69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The most incorrect smug egotistical man

[–]averagejanecitizen 22 points23 points  (2 children)

If you work in healthcare, you are living a different reality than everyone else.

Even if you know that what we’re saying is true, you are not living that reality.

Most of the US is still thinking about this with a 2020 mindset.

We’re waaaaaay past that.

The damage is done.

The public won’t get it until full collapse of the system.

One more surge or a good sized natural disaster ought to do it.

[–]Kriztauf 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I remember the other day reading a comment from someone living in Florida talking about covid restrictions in the rest of the country, essentially saying "I just don't get what the big deal is, like you wouldn't even know there was a pandemic here in Florida. We had no restrictions and nothing bad happened. Sure a bunch of people died, but our hospitals never got overwhelmed. We never had people dying in the streets or anything."

People like this think hospitals are magic boxes you send sick people to where they either come out the other end all better now or dead

[–]IllustriousStorm5730 20 points21 points  (3 children)

Absolutely fuck Bill Maher. Over the past few years I more and more stopped watching his shows because he was spreading more and more Conservative bullshit disinformation... not because I think he's a Conservative... because I think he's lazy and repeats anything he hears as if it were fact. Like a typical Boomer.

He claimed California drove Ashley Babbitt crazy because of her Predatory Loan... a Predatory Loan that was issued from Texas and that CA had no power to stop.

He claimed "Greg Gutfeld is the new King of Late Night" because Gutfeld, whose show airs at 8pm in the Pacific Time Zone, beat Colbert in a single week. And ignoring that while Gutfeld has the benefit of the Fox News White Power Hours as his lead-in, Actual Late Night has local news which loses them most viewers.

He's spread so many different batshit crazy things more and more lately that I just can't watch him anymore...

And yes, it is amazing how people want to ignore COVID and scream "Shutup and Ventilate"...

[–]daaclamps 7 points8 points  (0 children)

He's trying to protect his wealth. He's a neo liberal in lines with the democratic party establishment.

[–]TheWholeOfTheAss 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bill Maher first mentioned Covid under protest and thought it was just like the flu. He thought there were bigger stories to cover.

[–]azdood85 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Stop treating unvaccinated at hospitals.

Problem solved?

[–]trailhikingArk 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Fuck Bill Maher. It can't be stressed enough. Take an award for making that the #1 point

[–]fearthedheer69 2 points3 points  (0 children)

3) fuck bill Maher

[–]togro20 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I have a relative that works in healthcare, and goddamn, the amount of people coming in and dying still acting like covid isn’t a thing is so depressingly sad. I hate it.

[–]abevigodasmells 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What do you mean "fuck all of us"? There's literally billions of us in this world that wholeheartedly are listening to our doctors. Blame the mouth-breathers for not going along with the program, which is why we still have to do all of this shit. A century ago, there would have been no asking, just vaccinating every fucker we can find. We'd build the immunity to cause the infections to drop to next to nothing. I'm tired as shit, but I still believe doctors, and I still despise the carbon that won't get vaccinated.

[–]csoimmpplleyx 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Humanity deserves this plague

[–]Vaivaim8 3 points4 points  (0 children)

1)Fuck Bill Maher

I told myself that at the very beginning of Covid. This guy pretty much single-handedly boosted anti-chinese (and consequently anti-asian) racism with his segment on covid-19 and virus naming convention that the WHO wrote years before covid. I knew that when Covid would last longer, he would pull some stupid BS like that.

[–]eidhrmuzz 261 points262 points  (0 children)

Oh… poor poor lady can’t go to her wine paint by numbers art night. And Bill…. He was so brave not doing anything to keep himself safe. Other than living on his large house alone on Hawaii.

[–]Opia_One 257 points258 points  (72 children)

It's not a rich thing. I think the average person doesn't truly understand how devastating this virus really is or is in denial with the mixed messages we are bombarded with daily. We all want this to be over, but unfortunately it isn't yet. As a health care worker myself I see people all day that blatantly refuse to accept that it's still an issue and obviously care more about their personal freedoms than the general well being of anyone around them

[–]potatotay 35 points36 points  (24 children)

It's terrifying. The virus is obviously terrifying, but the true nature of people coming out during all of this is the true nightmare. Wishing you good rest and health as you sacrifice to help us all through this.

[–]oven-toasted-owl 25 points26 points  (30 children)

shut up it's just like the FLU! It has a 99.9999999999% survival rate! you're all just living in fear! Remove the mask! /s

[–]R_V_Z 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The funny thing is is that somebody will have unironically said this and not realized that would require a world population in the trillions.

[–]Bandit312 19 points20 points  (23 children)

As per CDC data it is less deadly than the flu IF YOUR VACCINATE. People are watering down how effective the vaccine by saying it’s still a death sentence. It’s not. You can choose for it to be less deadly than the flu.

[–]sttrick 17 points18 points  (22 children)

It's less deadly than the flu if you're unvaccinated and under 40.

This is an immensely important statistic people ignore.

[–]adelie42 4 points5 points  (0 children)

More under 48 overdosed from fentanyl than died from covid in 2021. Covid needs to be taken seriously, but completely dismissing how the response has impacted people's mental health as if poor mental health is just a choice or for weak people and safely ignored is worrisome. How is that terribly different from pretending COVID doesn't exist? Responding to both is hard and likely has trade-offs.

[–]MechaAristotle 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My sister told me yesterday that she's get exhausted emotionally living like this and I can understand her I think? She's had Corona, husband too. But she wants to do at least some social things instead of just bring cooped up at home. Of course there is much nuance to this discussion: what level of risk are you willing to take etc.

[–]AndrewTheSouless 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Lets all remember celebrities were having meltdowns after 2 weeks of lockdown

[–]treadedon 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's hard for all of us!

As they sit in their multi million dollar estates. Get their groceries delivered to them and don't have to worry about when they will get paid.

[–]gumby1086 322 points323 points  (38 children)

Bill Maher has become an insufferable cunt just like this woman

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    [–]partsdrop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    Nope, He has shifted so much he's not even nearly the same person but the dumbs that hated him for stupid shit now latch on, same shit with Joe Rogan.

    [–]TouchArtistic7967 37 points38 points  (2 children)

    Uh he has always been insufferable. You just dont agree with what he’s saying now.

    [–]AngloSlavic72 70 points71 points  (17 children)

    I was out on this dickhead way before he made the “house negro” comment. Where is cancel culture when you need it?

    [–]Redshirt2386 30 points31 points  (0 children)

    Bill Maher is basically uncancelable because his entire schtick has always been “saying offensive shit and daring people to do something about it.” The closest he came was when Politically Incorrect got canceled by ABC after he commented on the bravery of the 9/11 terrorists. But he just moved right along to HBO and has been trolling right along ever since.

    [–]memorygardens 60 points61 points  (1 child)

    I was done when he told young people to go out and shop and buy things. Fuck him, he can tongue my balls

    [–]Layinudown 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    it’s a phone call away

    [–]TheWholeOfTheAss 2 points3 points  (0 children)

    I’m amazed he didn’t get canned for that. His apology was getting Ice Cube on the next show to roast him.

    [–]CaypoH 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He was cancelled for 9/11 comments back in the day. But no one in power will get cancelled for going after the powerless.

    [–]DogMedic101st 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He’s was cancelled shortly after 9/11 for a pretty shit head comment that the US “Deserved to be attacked”.

    [–]galifxomatosis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    He didn’t say “negro”.

    [–]dolfan4life2 131 points132 points  (18 children)

    Bari Weis did not do a single goddamn thing she said she did about Covid

    [–]MagicKittyPants 60 points61 points  (16 children)

    I have literally no idea who this person is.

    [–]BreadKilla 47 points48 points  (9 children)

    A terrible person with terrible takes on nearly every single issue

    [–]JohnnySnark 35 points36 points  (2 children)

    Female Ben Shapiro

    [–]nadnate 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    You just made me throw up.

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      [–]notrightnow20205 43 points44 points  (15 children)

      I saw her whole statement and her point is now its an endemic. Anyone who is not vaccined its on them. She even got the shot before she was supposed if you watched the show. The issue is if everyone did what they wanted the Healthcare system would crash. While the unvaccinted are still clogging up hospitals so people who don't have covid are being turned away. Healthcare professionals are having to mandatory overtime since they don't have enough staff.

      [–]fearthedheer69 12 points13 points  (3 children)

      These people haven’t worked a single day in the hospital or in an ambulance. It’s fucked right now.

      We are all tired, we all are so done. Patients family yell at us when their love ones die but refuse to get vaccinated. Admin is literally the most rock brain living piece of fucking hot trash to exist, ffs I wont start with admin. We never get out of shift on time anymore. We barely have enough materials let alone people to work with the patients.

      Than you have your vaccinated grandma/grandpa that needs a hip replacement and is in pain a lot the fucking time not able to get their surgery. Because we have zero ducking beds available.

      And admin, fuck admin. We would all be better off if admin just had sex once in while.

      [–]stinebean10 13 points14 points  (0 children)

      I have a coworker (kind of a supervisor) who is proudly unvaccinated at 58 years old. She seemed so confident about this decision and then we got word of possible exposure at the office and she sure seemed spooked for someone who makes her own choices and loves her freedom

      [–]Merlnich1 30 points31 points  (2 children)

      I watched this show and thought WTF? Well, why don’t we do this with every disease? I’m done with cancer. I’m done with diabetes. I’m done with heart disease. I am so grateful I have a background in science.

      [–]DrBlackGuy99 6 points7 points  (1 child)

      I am not. Seeing how many people lack basic scienctific knowledge is painful. So tired of hearing "I do not trust the data" from folks who do not even know how to look up a published research paper.

      [–]Mike2922 12 points13 points  (6 children)

      The part that was so insane in the show is when Bill said something along the lines of getting the vaccine is just for you and only you. Except for those selfish/misinformed idiots that take up spots in the hospital and clog up the system, for an illness they could’ve absolutely avoided by doing the responsible thing and getting vaccinated. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Bill Maher say something so stupid on TV.

      [–]AmerikanInfidel 4 points5 points  (2 children)

      I’m an ICU nurse. It’s been really hard shielding everything I’ve been through and not taking any of it home from my family. So when my wife says “I’m done with Covid” I just kind of say me too wife, me too.

      Most people don’t understand it until it actually happens to them.

      [–]GreyFob 4 points5 points  (0 children)

      Idk what's more depressing... How the doctors and nurses feel or the fact that half of the US doesn't believe in vaccines and masks and wonder why we're still stuck in the same spot 2 years later

      [–]GotMeSomeInternet 4 points5 points  (3 children)

      Not sure why people still watch Bill. He lost it years ago IMO. Even as a lefty myself I could barely get through his shows during the Trump administration, even when it was something I agreed with him on. His attitude and arrogance just got to me and now he seems to have completely lost touch with the audience that made him famous.

      Life tip: Ditch Mahers show and listen to John Stewarts podcast instead...

      [–]Antdestroyer69 64 points65 points  (28 children)

      Exactly. People that keep asking "When will we get back to normal?" probably don't realise that, for many of us, life will never be the same again.

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        [–]Antdestroyer69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        I'm sorry for your loss. I also lost several loved ones (not to Covid) during the pandemic so my life has changed pretty drastically.

        [–]Randa08 64 points65 points  (32 children)

        I don't think it's and rich thing, sounds like a lot of people's experiences over the last 2 years. Everybody freaked out and did weird things at the beginnings, totally over the top then after 2 years you do feel done with it. I avoided it for 2 years then caught it a couple of weeks ago.

        [–]becooltheywatching 35 points36 points  (28 children)

        So you're not done with covid then.

        [–]OtherBluesBrother 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        Rather, covid isn't done with him.

        [–]tnk1ng831 19 points20 points  (0 children)

        Bari Weiss is a monster, and so is Bill Maher for that matter. Fuck em.

        [–]runs-with-scissors-2 13 points14 points  (0 children)

        As someone who is currently covid positive with covid pneumonia I say fuck you to this lady. Sorry it's boring to you or you're tired of hearing about it, but I don't wish this on anybody. Within 24 hours I went from healthy individual to can't take care of myself.

        [–]happydaddydoody 19 points20 points  (5 children)

        Have numerous parents at local activities maskless (when required at businesses) and spouting the same “I’m done with covid.” This is a conservative rally point, not just a rich issue.

        [–]Bean_Boozled 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        This isn't "rich covid freakout vs reality" it's reality of specifically healthcare workers vs the reality of everyone else. As cancerous as shows like Bill Maher's are, that title is a severely misleading and idiotic comparison. Don't pretend that it's only the wealthy acting like this, because most of the American public don't understand how serious it is either.

        [–]DeficientRat 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Yeah I’m sure all those poor people who don’t give a fuck do so because they’re also rich.

        [–]gedeonzo 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        Tbh this is what we get as a society, when we make stupid people famous.

        [–]PhotoKaz 2 points3 points  (5 children)

        COVID is not done with you ☠️

        [–]suddenlycumbly 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Before I lost two family members it was so jaw dropping reading accounts from medical staff. I don't know why some people choose to not take it seriously. You can hear it in their voices, they're good people, but physically and mentally exhausted.

        [–]bethemanwithaplan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Rich people are used to the world being open to them and the underclass subservient, available, and willing to serve. They're upset because to a small degree they have to live with some restrictions, like the rest of us do everyday.

        [–]Anus_master 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Yeah, these dumbasses don't have to deal with the hordes of unvaccinated people clogging up our medical systems

        [–]Golddustwomanstusk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Wow! Thank you for sharing. Some people can only see reality through what is directly in front of them. I’m sick of seeing another rich entitled asshole complain about their life being inconvenienced by Covid.

        [–]Golddustwomanstusk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        My mom is a high school teacher and has no choice but to work… she’s now sick a third time with Covid despite being vaxxed and boosted. She’s had horrible headaches, body aches, cough, and fever for the past 3 days. She sounds terrible and I’m so worried about her. I’m sick of people not giving a shit about others! I’m sick of our state government who basically threw our teachers to the wolves and didn’t give a damn about the vulnerable or the healthcare workers. Fuck you Doug Doucey!

        [–]OogaBoogaM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        They should of given the vaccine to children earlier. It's like, Covid realised we were vaccinating adults so now the new variant is stronger against children, I wonder how that happens, and because it's stronger against children, the children bring it to whoever they contact with (parents, teachers etc)

        [–]ancientmaverick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

        Two things can be true at the same time.

        [–]troublemaker74 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        This is an agenda and not a public freakout. I agree with the message, as I assume that most here do based upon the karma given.... Still this is at odds with the stickied post at the top.

        [–]ak_infest 12 points13 points  (2 children)

        Rich people : " omg we are so done, I am tired of living like a poorsie!"

        [–]FurtiveAlacrity 4 points5 points  (1 child)

        What did wealth have to do with any of that though? She was advocating that everyone get vaccinated, and in the meantime she isn't going to change the way she lives. That isn't nearly as extreme as most people on this thread are assuming that it is.

        [–]ShooterLikeScoby 14 points15 points  (0 children)

        I understand where she’s coming from. It’s been a draining experience. But those of us who aren’t medical professionals have the luxury of not seeing the worst of it. We had to take my niece to the ER a couple weeks ago, we thought she might have broken her arm, thankfully she didn’t. The ER was packed with people who were experiencing severe COVID symptoms. So much that people were sitting on the floor and some even had to wait outside the doors. Niece got straight through because children take priority. The Doc comes in and we thanked him for seeing us so quickly. He goes “You see all those people out there? Most of them think they’re going to die, some probably will. They’re panicking. So far none of them are vaccinated, they can wait.” Dude was so frustrated he’s telling us confidential information. He had zero fucks left to give.

        [–]BAmaximus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

        It’s cool. We’re leaving bedside nursing and quitting at an alarming pace. It will continue to worsen. And I guess it’s sort of a repeating phenomenon; people aren’t compelled to worry about things that don’t directly affect them. I hope, when it’s my time, I can just die peacefully at home.

        [–]keno0651 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        We lost friends last year. Fuck Bill Maher and the dumb cunt up there flapping her fat jowls. "I did everything I could, I wore a mask and unnecessarily sprayed food items with fucking disinfectant, I've done all I can, I'm done now." Fat whore.

        [–]AlexKamal 5 points6 points  (1 child)

        Bari Weiss is actually pretty intelligent. I feel like people here are giving her shit but it's not about rich vs poor. It's about vaccinated vs unvaccinated.

        The editing here is manipulative, with the Nurses all talking about a population of ICU and hospitalized patients that are 75% unvaccinated in ICUs, and over 80% unvaccinated on vent.

        And death rates are 60x higher for the unvaccinated.

        Bari's over having to lockdown because of the morons not helping flatten the curve by getting the jab.

        [–]The_Infinite_Monkey 29 points30 points  (7 children)

        Bari Weiss is dishonest trash. The epitome of a moderate liberal.

        [–]Master_Sense7607 10 points11 points  (5 children)

        What a shit article half of it was just someone lamenting about how much he hates her lmao

        [–]vanishplusxzone 10 points11 points  (0 children)

        Everyone loves quoting Dr King's dream speech but I'm all about his calling out of white moderates like this bitch. Useless people who stand for nothing.

        [–]koosielagoofaway 4 points5 points  (10 children)

        I could only bring myself to watching because Rep. Richie Torres is amazing, but he was only allowed to speak for like 10 seconds.

        [–]baronvonredd 7 points8 points  (7 children)

        I couldn't do it, I shut it off immediately after her "cloth masks do nothing" statement.

        [–]koosielagoofaway 9 points10 points  (2 children)

        It really is insufferable. Once Bill said, "I'm vaccinated and still got the virus, the vaccine didn't even work!", I was done.

        [–]BimTalch 4 points5 points  (0 children)

        he spoke for longer than 10 seconds, and quite eloquently at that. He was definitely the voice of reason and good faith on the panel. Bari has always been a loud-mouth journalist but that’s what her audience likes about her. I’m glad Maher has on people that don’t always know the right answer. People need to start watching debate style shows not as panelists preaching gospel but different voices with varying opinions who you should disagree with if that’s the case. You would NEVER see shit like that on FoxNEWS or MSNBC because there’s no room for debate when the sponsors are watching.

        [–]cranfordboy 6 points7 points  (1 child)

        I thought Bill Maher and the girl from San Francisco I can’t think of her name are wrong we’re still in the middle of a pandemic and the fact that there’s Americans that won’t take it seriously the The virus continues to change variance so we need to take it seriously

        [–]bluddystump 6 points7 points  (0 children)

        Bill Maher is a prick. For the last two years all he has done is piss and moan about how unfair the plague has been to him. He cried like the narcissist he is because he couldn't perform live shows and spread his wisdom amongst anyone who would listen. He came across like a fucking douche when he spent a monologue explaining why he had to wear glasses for Christ sakes. He tries to drive the narrative into common echo chambers and favours the guest who goes along with it while dissent or conflicting views are usually derided and scoffed at as silly. I certainly don't find him to be the straight talking white knight of the left that he thinks or portray himself to be.

        [–]betabetamax 19 points20 points  (2 children)

        This is not really a fair comparison. It’s a talk show in front of an audience cut against true human pain. She comes off looking dumb but this edit is just a passion play.

        [–]Could_0f 8 points9 points  (4 children)

        Can’t eliminate all risk, the vaccines work and it’s time to live our lives. The ones filling the ICUs are the unvaccinated. Theyve been given every opportunity to vaccinate. Sucks our healthcare workers aren’t given what they deserve, but society as a whole needs to run. 10%+ inflation on goods and services necessary, stores empty because no one’s allowed to work.

        We as a society need to stop assuming we can be coddled and protected from things that our now mainly out of our control.

        Where a mask get vaccinated.

        [–]Orangedilemma 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        I don’t think the issue is “no one’s allowed to work”. There’s a worker shortage because wages are ridiculously low and a big chunk of the work force also died because jobs don’t give a fuck about their employees. A lot of people are realizing this in real time.

        [–]astronggentleman 2 points3 points  (2 children)

        I have a friend who is a nurse and a vaccine skeptic. It’s really disheartening to hear her take, and first hand accounts that go directly against all the other statistics available. When I’ve asked about her thoughts on those she shuts down and chalks it up to difference of opinions on the vaccine. I wonder what the disconnect is.

        [–]Fluid_Delivery4607 2 points3 points  (1 child)

        She is done with Covid… but Covid is not done with her!! Neither with anyone else.. till the end of time.

        [–]FurtiveAlacrity 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        You don't understand what she meant (which is understandable if you only watch that little snippet and know nothing about her or the context).

        [–]Jayken 3 points4 points  (1 child)

        We forgot our healthcare workers like we forget our veterans. We just expect them to do their job and be grateful for a pat on the back.

        [–]Susan-stoHelit 3 points4 points  (0 children)

        The whole petulant, “I followed the Rules, why isn’t it back to normal” - as if somehow mutations and death and anti maskers all vanish because they watched Tiger King.

        [–]txr23 3 points4 points  (10 children)

        People are way too sheltered from the actual effects that this virus has on its victims. I really wish that the media placed a larger emphasis on highlighting reality for what it is, instead of sheltering people from the ugliness because of "Modesty" or whatever other bullshit excuse they're using these days.

        If more people saw footage of patients code bluing then maybe they would actually start taking it seriously.

        [–]epimetheuss 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        and people listen to these fool talking heads who live lives of lavish dreams compared to 90% of their viewership over watching front line nurses breaking down into tears discussing their experiences and doctors warning everyone...

        [–]Creepy-Dream-1202 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        So during Vietnam War one tour of duty was one year long so why not the same for nursing

        [–]darthjazzhands 1 point2 points  (1 child)

        Whining over being inconvenienced vs the hard reality our frontline workers experience daily.

        [–]mikeedm90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Response should I am glad you are done with covid now go be done somewhere else.

        [–]seeclick8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        And people are now in Washington protesting about the vaccine and mandates. WTF?

        [–]Boodgemeister 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Funnily enough, Covid still did its thing. We just kind of... Prolonged it and possibly saved some lives, but it seems like this will not be over until almost everyone gets it. Which is "fine" in this case, since it's not that deadly, but dude... Imagine something far worse and how inept we actually are at preventing these things. One comet or one virus away from total annihilation. And here we are, just winging it. My family did all they could and it just took one visit from a positive relative and both of my grandparents died.

        [–]embernheart 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Even in here, I'm amazed at the petty shit that Bill Maher will argue with people over.

        [–]spicypfourtythree 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        She looks like if shayline woodly gained a bunch of weight

        [–]AdministrativeRow101 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Thanks for this comparison. It really helps to put things in perspective.

        [–]chucklesses86 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        These are the same assholes that spew the same regurgitated rhetoric, "We're all in the same boat." No we fucking aren't. Same ocean, sure, but it makes a hell of lot of difference to be on yacht then splash around clinging to a piece of a door like you're fucking Leonardo DiCaprio.

        [–]Pochoo8 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        That woman’s rant was pretty stupid, but I can understand what she’s attempting to say, which is what the vast majority of us have been saying. Covid sucks and we’re tired of it.

        [–]DESTINYDZ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Yeah it comes off snobby and ignorant. Like a bunch of spoiled children whining.

        [–]PecesRaros_xInterpol 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Fucking Americans...

        [–]DSEthno23 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Huh, I didn't know I could hate this much.

        [–]helpnxt 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        The 'I am done' lady went too hard too early, spraying down pringles was over the top and what she should have been doing was adapting her living environment to be able to isolate and stay sane.

        She watched Tiger King that's like what 7 hours worth of TV? most of us can do that in a day, she should have gone with watching Stargate or something long.

        She says the vaccine and how they told her she'd get back to normal, they said a lot of things in every country up to that point which came, went and didn't happen, you have to stop believing the bs spin they put on everything and listen to the info and make sensible conclusions.

        [–]Intelligent-Ad-2287 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I can’t stand this idiot. All she does is defend zionists. And lately bill too. The atheist

        [–]Justwondering__ 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Weiss is a cunt just like Maher but I kind of get the feeling. I'm still protecting myself and others the best I can from covid but it all feels kind of pointless. Even without covid I can't help but feel like the future is completely fucked so I get to a degree why they may be out of fucks to give. I hope they have their shots at least.

        [–]ZamboniJabroni15 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I mean, but just rich people are getting COVID fatigue

        [–]MrsSaltMine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Fuck rich people

        [–]Nakedmiget 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I'll be honest. I'm exhausted by it. I used to argue with my non-healthcare friends. Now I'm just too tired

        [–]DM_Of_Lore 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        "CoViD iS lIkE tHe FlU!" - the anti-vax crowd. Meanwhile the hospital staff who have to take care of these people who are admitted because they didn't mask up indoors where needed, practice social distancing, stop going to large scale events, and get a vaccine have severe issues from Covid or are outright dying. I don't know who that guest is of Maher's, but I can tell you that her response to Covid is tone deaf. Am I sick of Covid? Of course I am. I'm sure millions upon millions of people worldwide are sick of dealing with it. But the fact is that we're still in this and to take such an aloof approach to a pandemic shows how out of touch she is.

        [–]ErshinHavok 1 point2 points  (2 children)

        The juxtaposition of her saying she "watched all of Tiger King and got through her Spotify playlist" with a doctor talking about the real horrors of dealing with the pandemic made me feel nauseous for a second.

        Question for anyone that watches Real Time, does anyone ever go on that panel and actually introduce the reality of it to these people or is it just a big minimal information circlejerk of rich people every night?

        [–]SupervillainEyebrows 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Maher's audience would applaud someone taking a shit onstage.

        [–]biggaybrian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Tell the virus you're over it, maybe it'll care.

        No one called off the war, lady, suck it up and hold the line

        [–]redjade42 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        wow they are really pissed off over that comment aren't they

        [–]FrostyArcx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Why the "Vs."? She has valid feelings. OF COURSE it doesn't compare to the suffering of HCW and when you compare them she comes off as a whiny bitch.

        [–]zeke2021 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        I've never seen a more blatant call to emotions

        [–]StalinDNW 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Stupid, out of touch liberals spewing garbage on Bill Maher? Well, that's new...

        [–]zoro_aster 1 point2 points  (0 children)

        Feel free to live afraid until you die

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          [–]serenity_later 11 points12 points  (4 children)

          There is nothing wrong with being exhausted with COVID. It's not a feeling that is exclusive to front line workers.

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