Not really, seeing as how this would be in addition to the loyalty oath, and presumably there will be more to come as well.
Young people should consider the risk to themselves, too, because death isn’t the only outcome of this pandemic. News about death rates among the elderly gave too many a false sense of security. Another factor in that is the lack of testing for everyone - whether they have symptoms or not (the CDC figures below are pitiful). Given the cost of medical care in the US, staying healthy and out of the hospital is a good goal for anyone - regardless of age.
The stadium is likely twice as big as the second largest. So with half filled stadium he’ll still see “the largest audience” ever. Alternative facts can help him live happily in a delusion.
Reading about the 20 year old who had to have a double lung transplant because covid-19 had totally destroyed her lungs really should drive all this home:
The timeline for this and transplant percentages - that woman was very lucky.
Doing that would show fear; that someone doesn’t believe what der weinerleader is saying is true. May as well arrive wrapped in their approximation of the “Antifa flag.”
Questioning the official narrative could lead to questioning the emperor’s lack of clothes. Better to just sign the waiver, laugh it off, and "know you will be protected by Mammon’s infinite benevolence. You are worthy, aren’t you? Praise Mammon, praise Trump."
If it comes to pass, I feel we may all be in for a horrible surprise. There’s a reason bigotry and racism is unthinking. And it comes wrapped in a detachment from reality. His fans are dying to rally by now.
It gets better. The employees of the “brand new” 12-year-old Bank of Oklahoma Center received letters stating the organizers of the rally are demanding no masks be worn nor any social distancing protocols be observed. They are putting the entire population of this city at risk to satisfy this man’s egomaniacal fantasies. I am a resident of Tulsa and involved in public health. Be assured this venue will be packed wall-to-wall with a lot of people with highly questionable judgement, unfortunately representative of this benighted state’s population. I hope I’m wrong but this has the potential to be a catastrophe.
These people don’t strike me as the kind of folks that would read, let alone seriously contemplate, a liability waiver. If they think about it at all they’ll probably dismiss it as “standard liability nonsense the venue’s lawyers made them write.”
Didn’t you know? This is the point.
Yeah, I don’t really expect it’ll put off many Trumpers, given who they are. And we’ll probably never even know, because it seems like they give away more tickets than there are seats/spots at the location so that it’s as full as possible. (The campaign was just bragging that they gave away 300,000-something tickets, which is more than 15 times the capacity for the venue. No doubt it’s bullshit, but indicates how they work.)
Between this and Trump’s conditions for the Republican convention, he seems weirdly fixated on winnowing out his own supporters from the voting pool (either by death or illness leading to disenchantment with his lies about the coronavirus)… Which, given the horror we’re about to see unleashed with covid-19 in this country, is a perverse bright spot.
Yeah, true. I only saw the waiver as having more impact because I didn’t really see covid-19 itself having any impact at all, but neither will give much of a pause I imagine.
Yeah, seriously. Given the outbreak is just getting going in the US, the demand for lungs is going to wildly outstrip the supply, which is already insufficient. (Plus, her apparent ability to have it paid for, too. Something a lot of people won’t have.)
Tulsa should quarantine everyone who attends in the stadium for 2 weeks, just to contain this shitshow and minimize the danger to the public. Best to block their wifi too… could you imagine 2 weeks of no tweets from the Twitler and him stuck with his fans the whole time…
It never would happen, but it would improve public health.
Not just Oklahoma. Trump can’t afford a half-hearted turnout right now. I’m sure the word has been given to all the true believers and they’ll be busing them in from all over. Opportunities for super-spreader events come and going as well as at the rally.
True. I did a double-take when reading this quote from the doctor, but guess he’s being optimistic:
“I hope that this becomes more common because I truly believe that we can save several patients,” Bharat said.
I guess the optimism level depends on whether he’s talking about just his own patients, or in general…
I wish tickets to public events would include an antibody test for Covid. Not even as a way to deny entry. Just a datapoint for the statistical machinary. And then every even could get scored on how many infections likely happened there. It would help me decide what events to attend and which ones to skip.
Whether to sign the waiver is a pass fail IQ test.
Does it cover leopards eating my face at the rally ?
To get sued? To infect as much of 45’s base as possible?
Because please believe it; there will be viable lawsuits.
At the very least, attendees should be well documented so that they can be tracked and traced once the infection rate in Tulsa spikes up.