Delta Surges, Masks Disappear. WTF?

By Karen

During the one brief, shining moment COVID was on the decline, I still never went out frivolously or stopped wearing a mask — not even after July 1, when it once again became a Class 6 felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, to conceal your face in public. (Luckily, I haven’t heard of anybody going down on a mask rap.)

Virginia’s mask prohibition went back into effect when Governor Ralph Northam allowed the pandemic state of emergency to expire on June 30. Now, the Delta variant is rampaging through our red regions. But instead of again requiring masks in indoor settings, Northam’s wussing out and says just to follow CDC guidelines, which seem to change every five fucking minutes.

(I don’t blame the CDC, but keeping up with this shit is exhausting.)

Northam, a pediatric neurosurgeon in real life, just mandated masks for everyone in K-12 when schools open in the fall. Some parents are outraged, because they must want their kids sick or dead.

But many adults are NOT following CDC guidelines. As of this moment, the CDC says EVERYONE, vaccinated or not, should mask up indoors in “high” or “substantial” transmission areas. According to this map, that’s most of Virginia.

Many vaccinated people are apparently unaware they can inhale snootfuls of Delta from unvaxxed maskholes who walk among us. Even if the vaxxed themselves don’t get sick, they become walking COVID carriers.

This past week at Food Lion and Sam’s Club, I was gobsmacked to see predominantly barefaced customers, and some employees. The ones in masks mostly seemed to be older ladies like me who don’t want even a dab of COVID.

I blame this on the myriad stupid sources people consider “news.” I’m not just talking about Trumpy media outlets and Facebook.

With the proliferation of cable channels, streaming, social media, and even CNN’s sketchy coverage of most things, there’s no longer any main trusted source where everyone gets the same story. We used to get our news from competently staffed newspapers and career journalists like Walter Cronkite, Edward R. Murrow, Huntley and Brinkley, and other professionals committed to reporting the facts without putting their own editorial spin on them.

Speaking of news, spare me any more tales of how COVID is ravaging states in the South and Midwest — a.k.a. Trump Country.

Last year, they were all oblivious while hundreds of thousands of their fellow Americans suffered and died. Today, they still refuse the vaccinations that could save their lives because their ignorance has become impenetrable after soaking in so many lies and conspiracy theories from God-knows-where.

So, now it’s their turn to get deathly ill and die, and in the immortal words of Melania’s jacket, “I really don’t care, do you?”

My sympathy goes to the selfless medical providers tasked with trying to save these morons from horrible, 100% preventable, self-inflicted deaths after they thoughtlessly sucked in a deadly virus through their maskless pieholes, mistaking it for “freedom.”

Now that it’s no longer blue states bearing the brunt of fatalities, some Republican leaders are admitting masks and vaccines aren’t so bad after all. It’s finally dawning on them that they’re screwed when they succeed in killing off much of their base in those sparsely populated, vast swaths of nowhere. They forgot to ram through any laws in those states giving livestock the right to vote.

5 Responses to Delta Surges, Masks Disappear. WTF?

  1. phesina says:

    I heard in the news the last couple of days that two states accounted for some 40% of the new cases in the whole country.
    Guess which two states!

  2. catsworking says:

    phesina, is it Florida and Texas?

    Rachel Maddow has been going on night after night about how maxed out Mississippi is, and I just fast-forward through all of it. I don’t want to hear it. These states are getting what’s been coming to them for over a year now. They listened to Trump, they love Trump, they can die for Trump.

    There have been a couple of videos shown of men in Virginia lying in hospital beds with tubes coming out of everywhere, saying how they regret not getting vaccinated and telling everybody else to go do it. They infuriate me.

  3. Donna says:

    I call it the Darwin Variant
    Thoughts and prayers

  4. phesina says:

    Gosh, Karen! You’re on the ball! Those states are Florida and Texas, indeed! Who would have ever thought?

    Seems to me I also heard that the governor of one of those redneck states, a rabid anti-vaxxer all along, has come down with Covid. And whaddaya know, he’s changed his tune and is NOW telling people to get vaccinated! That lot outrage me, too.

    Darwin Variant, indeed!

  5. catsworking says:

    phesina, I haven’t heard anything about a governor catching COVID, but I hope all those red-state reality-denying assholes get it hard.

    Trump’s former skank mouthpiece who thinks she’s running for governor of one of the southern most stupid states (begins with an A, Alabama? Arkansas? I forget.) is telling everyone to get the “Trump Vaccine.”

    Too late, Babycakes, after your cult master already killed half a million people by dissing the vaccine he now wants everyone to think HE deserves credit for.

    And I haven’t heard a peep from any Republicans about how Biden is still in the White House after Trump was supposed to be reinstated on Friday the 13th, as predicted by the pillow guy. I think we can safely assume that birdbrain is NOT the reincarnation of Nostradamus.

    BTW, his pillows suck. I once bought one on sale at Tuesday Morning and it was so disgustingly, weirdly lumpy, I returned it the next day, and the clerk told me that most people who bought them were returning them.

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