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Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:18 PM

Trump Says 'Herd Mentality' Will Save Us All From COVID

Source: The Daily Beast

Undeterred by mounting criticism over his repeated dismissals of the severity of the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump doubled down on his claim that the virus will “go away” on Tuesday. Even if it doesn’t, he said, “herd mentality” will take over and save us all. The president made the remarks during a 90-minute town hall event hosted by ABC News late Tuesday in which he repeated many of the same rosy predictions that have previously been proven wrong. Apparently conflating “herd mentality” with “herd immunity”—which occurs when a large enough proportion of the population has built up immunity to an infectious disease, often through vaccination—the president insisted the country will recover from the pandemic even without a vaccine.

“It would go away without the vaccine … but it’s going to go away a lot faster with it,” Trump said, adding that “with time, it goes away.” “And many deaths,” ABC’s George Stephanopoulos noted. The president continued on as if he had not heard the remark, explaining that “you’ll develop like a herd mentality. It’s going to be herd-developed, and that’s going to happen, that will all happen …. But I really believe we’re rounding the corner.” When Stephanopoulos reminded him that even one of the lead members of the White House’s own coronavirus task force, Dr. Anthony Fauci, has disagreed with that assessment, Trump said: “But you know a lot of people do agree with me.”


Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-says-herd-mentality-will-save-us-all-from-covid



Herd Mentality ???

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Reply Trump Says 'Herd Mentality' Will Save Us All From COVID (Original post)
BlueWavePsych Sep 15 OP
texasfiddler Sep 15 #1
DBoon Sep 15 #11
fleur-de-lisa Sep 15 #2
Mme. Defarge Sep 15 #3
yuiyoshida Sep 15 #4
Ellipsis Sep 15 #5
Thekaspervote Sep 16 #27
rickyhall Sep 15 #6
Buckeye_Democrat Sep 15 #7
Warpy Sep 15 #8
Totally Tunsie Sep 15 #9
kimbutgar Sep 15 #10
Lock him up. Sep 16 #22
Hekate Sep 15 #12
not_the_one Sep 15 #13
Grokenstein Sep 15 #14
BlueWavePsych Sep 15 #16
appalachiablue Sep 15 #15
Yavin4 Sep 15 #17
cstanleytech Sep 15 #18
Turbineguy Sep 16 #19
BootinUp Sep 16 #20
flibbitygiblets Sep 16 #21
PatrickforO Sep 16 #23
reggaehead Sep 16 #24
Marcuse Sep 16 #25
Thekaspervote Sep 16 #26
Tactical Peek Sep 16 #28
BlueWavePsych Sep 16 #33
still_one Sep 16 #29
Maxheader Sep 16 #30
duforsure Sep 16 #31
marble falls Sep 16 #32
Eugene Sep 16 #34
Yeehah Sep 16 #35

Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:19 PM

1. That explains his base

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Response to texasfiddler (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:37 PM

11. "People who try to hang on to their individuality always come to a bad end!"

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:20 PM

2. JFC! We all gone die!!!

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:21 PM

3. I thought I heard him say a t*rd

mentality. Really.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:23 PM

4. I "HERD" HE WAS "MENTAILITY" deficient

just a rumor...

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:23 PM

5. Intriguing. Herd mentality defined...

Herd mentality, mob mentality and pack mentality, also lesser known as gang mentality, describes how people can be influenced by their peers to adopt certain behaviors on a largely emotional, rather than rational, basis. When individuals are affected by mob mentality, they may make different decisions than they would have individually.


Kinda says it all.

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Response to Ellipsis (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:08 AM

27. +1000

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:24 PM

6. I guess smallpox would have gone away without a vaccine eventually, not.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:25 PM

7. "My followers have the herd mentality already!"

What a dope!

Edit: My fake quote would've at least resulted in an accurate statement from him, accidentally by replacing immunity with mentality.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:27 PM

8. What the HELL is he talking about?

No, don't bother, I really don't want to know. If I ever understood that motherfucker, I'd worry about myself.

Hey, let’s look at herd mentality this way – if you have a huge group of people of sub-par intelligence, and you add a few highly intelligent people to the large group, do you think the group will become smarter? No.

With the herd mentality, the intelligence level of the group does not change when a different form of stimulus joins. It’s usually the opposite. Most of the time, if intelligent people decide to join such a group, their higher intelligence is dormant to the group, or rather ignored.


https://www.learning-mind.com/herd-mentality-examples/ Gives 5 examples people need to avoid.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:33 PM

9. SNL is going to have to start cutting him checks for

writers' fees. He's doing all their work for them...no enhancement needed.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:35 PM

10. Let's his supporters be the first guinea pigs!

They should be the first herd who proves their theory correct!

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #10)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:23 AM

22. They should distribute signs that read:

"KILL ME NEXT" TRUMP PENCE

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:40 PM

12. I guess that's one way of explaining sheeple

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:42 PM

13. On one of Rachel's recent shows she discussed this "herd immunity" hypothesis...

Her investigation of how it would work, per the statistics, was that "herd immunity" would be achieved when 65% of the population had it. That would include everyone, from asymptomatic to dying. The statistical death rate of those who get infected is from 1% to 5%. Using the lower 1% fatality, would result in over 2,000,000 deaths.

THAT is how they should be explaining it. NO ONE would find those numbers of deaths acceptable, just so businesses could open back up.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:44 PM

14. #herdmentality

Orange Idiot provides so much campaign material, Joe Biden's campaign should have him on payroll.
I hear he needs the money.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #14)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:51 PM

16. Late night skits and tomorrow's toons will be hilarious.






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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:47 PM

15. 'Mob Rule,' Insurrection, Riots, Violence, Looting, WTH?

Last edited Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:24 AM - Edit history (1)

A Brief History of Mob Rule, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/education/2001/apr/28/artsandhumanities.highereducation

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:52 PM

17. I agree. Trump is right on this.

We have to develop a herd mentality to vote his sorry ass out of office.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Tue Sep 15, 2020, 11:54 PM

18. I used to feel some empathy for those that supported Trump back in 2016 because I felt

they were simply in error and would come around but now if they still support the disgusting piece of shit for saying things like this among the other things he has done as well I feel nothing but disgust for them as they have proven themselves to be disgusting pieces of shit as well.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:01 AM

19. Yeah, it's a bit like

rocket surgery.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:58 AM

20. He's off his damn rocker. Herd of lemmings going

Over the cliff, is that the picture in your demented evil mind lil hands?

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:13 AM

21. Either he meant to say "herd immunity" (which *might* happen when 1-2 MILLION are DEAD)

(and there's a lot of doubt even herd immunity even applies in this case...)

...or else perhaps he was suggesting that we should all just ignore it.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:23 AM

23. It was a Freudian slip - Trumpy was thinking of his followers. This is a group that

DEFINITELY has the 'herd mentality.' As in cult.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 01:34 AM

24. He meant "hive-mind" nm

Nm

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 02:10 AM

25. "I know more about the Herd Mentality than anybody!"

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:07 AM

26. Now there's a good debate talking point

After he’s corrected about his error, then pound him on if he understands the number of deaths it would take for this country to reach herd immunity. I would be willing to bet most debate watchers have no idea it would mean MILLIONS of dead!

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:27 AM

28. Head 'em up, move 'em out!











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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #28)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:49 AM

33. Great GIF

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 03:57 AM

29. That is the jackass Atlas.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 05:56 AM

30. Wonder what stumpy's blood looks like?



I doubt there are antibodies from corona exposure...think the obese

critter could withstand it...? Might surprise us...

Boris Johnson,, UK prime minister is apparently experiencing corona

affects...So people with probably the best immediate medical resources,

can catch the virus...

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 06:28 AM

31. He really means herd stupidity

Because he depends on their ignorance to con them , and to ignore the truth, and believe his disinformation , and BS and constant propaganda instead. Trump is intentionally killing Americans by spreading disinformation , holding rally's, and further spreading this virus, and hurting the economy also. He's admitted he knows what he's doing, and his intent. This is criminal, and what happens when someone thinks they are above the rule of law, and with republicans allowing this to happen. Vote people.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 10:17 AM

32. The Herd's Mentality is they could really go for a covfefe hamberder, with a side of Covid.

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 11:55 AM

34. Leave it to Trump to say the quiet part out loud.

Herd immunity, herd mentality? Does the difference even matter to Needy Amin?

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Response to BlueWavePsych (Original post)

Wed Sep 16, 2020, 12:41 PM

35. The USA is a failed state

when its political system allows a man of such low character and low intelligence to become chief executive.

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