Karen gets COVID-19 and asks “What about the kids?”

Poking around within Twitter, I found this gem:

The text:

Rage crying this morning. Two years of isolating and keeping my toddlers safe, and I get infected with #COVID19 at a mandatory team offsite, even while wearing a KN95 mask myself. Now my toddlers are exposed. 🤬 This isn’t over. @US_FDA we need to #ImmunizeUnder5s now!

Think of the children!

His/her/zir/their fellow Karens also got sick, despite practicing the protocol that Science dictated for airline travel:

So far one other team member has tested positive, out of eight of us. Most of us were wearing masks except for when drinking coffee or eating lunch/dinner.

Where does Mx. Nelson work? His/her/zir/their profile:

Program Manager with @Microsoft Philanthropies, leading a $1.15B tech grant program for @msftnonprofits, helping nonprofits leverage technology to do more good.

He/she/ze/they is based in Seattle. In case this tweet is deleted, a screen capture:

Here’s something else fun, the U.S. Ministry of Truth:

Text from the above tweet:

You are welcome to follow us, but rest assured—we are already following you.

I’m surprised that Twitter doesn’t down-rate content from anonymous accounts like this and even more surprised that Twitter has held together given how apparently easy it is to set up an anonymous account. I think that one reason Facebook is so successful is that they authenticate most accounts.


8 thoughts on “Karen gets COVID-19 and asks “What about the kids?”

  1. FB does authenticate most accounts but in the past year or so I’ve had at least four or five of my Friends get “hacked” (one of them on several occasions) which means that someone guessed their password was “drawkcabemansgodrieht.”

    I also have another friend who seems to have at least FIVE accounts under the same name. I have no idea how he does that.

  2. > ….even while wearing a KN95 mask myself.

    KN95 masks are designed to filter 95% of particles ~3x the diameter of a coronavirus. This fact is underappreciated. Also the fact that anything less than an N95 is akin to the proverbial “standing behind a chain-link fence for shelter during a sandstorm.”

    This has not motivated either Crayola or Amazon to stop selling cutely printed face rags for kids. In fact, they have *expanded* the line.


    And the Zexy masks “For Women and Girls” are Zexier than ever…


  3. “Now my toddlers are exposed. 🤬 This isn’t over. @US_FDA we need to #ImmunizeUnder5s now!”

    Yes, please, immunize your toddlers. Five times, just to be safe. This would take care of making sure average IQ of humanity will increase a bit.

  4. In what sense does Facebook authenticate most accounts? I think you can set one up with nothing more than a working email address, which you can easily get with nothing but an Internet connection.

    I think that most people taking over other people’s Facebook accounts are doing it by having access to one of the account’s listed email addresses and using Facebook’s password reset feature. This works however good your password is and even if you’ve set up 2FA.

  5. I’m sure the DHS would like to authenticate all accounts and forbid citizens to own unregistered printing presses to prevent anonymous leaflets (most printers of course already insert unique identity markers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code).

    I wonder what constitutes “Russian Disinformation”. For example, if one mentions the real reason for the Nord Stream pipeline (avoid transit through Ukraine after https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russia%E2%80%93Ukraine_gas_disputes), will one’s name end up on a no-fly list?

    What about the Hunter Biden laptop?

    • Interestingly, Mx. Jankowicz, head of the “Disinformation Governance Board”, apparently signed a letter in defense of heretic Rojansky, along with other signatories like Mearsheimer:

      Accusations of heresy (https://www.axios.com/biden-national-security-council-russia-director-15d02b7f-f4ca-4386-93a7-893c06947ea3.html):

      Rojansky has been praised for his scholarship on Russia and is frequently cited in U.S. media for his expert commentary. But his work has drawn criticism — including in a 2018 open letter from Ukrainian alumni of Kennan that blasted the think tank he runs as an “unwitting tool of Russia’s political interference.”

      Letter in defense of Rojansky (https://warontherocks.com/2021/05/open-letter-in-support-of-free-inquiry-and-discussion/):

      The attacks on Mr. Rojansky suggested that his views are unacceptable and therefore that they should bar him from government service, suggestions that are as untrue as they are injurious. Scholars, experts, and policymakers must carefully assimilate new evidence and regularly challenge old assumptions: the only guarantee of doing so is a range of perspectives expressed through vigorous debate. At issue is not just the intellectual health of a given expert community. At issue is nothing less than the process by which U.S. policy is made, and to succeed the process must be open. Many of the greatest disasters in the history of American foreign policy followed from the stovepiping of information or from the silencing or sidelining of one or another school of expert opinion. The histories of the Vietnam and Iraq Wars stand as cautionary examples.

  6. Is he real? When I read “@US_FDA we need to #ImmunizeUnder5s now!”, I immediately wonder which pharma company wrote that.

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