Doonesbury by Garry Trudeau for November 26, 2023

  1. Img 0910
    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    People did fine before vaccines were invented. A plague every now and then kept things under control.

     •  Reply
  2. Coyote
    eromlig  5 months ago

    Bet this gets a big brouhaha.

     •  Reply
  3. Plsa button
    Richard S Russell Premium Member 5 months ago

    From Worldometers website for the United States:

    Coronavirus Cases: 109,508,481

    Deaths: 1,183,393

    Recovered: 107,407,494

    For the world as a whole:

    Coronavirus Cases: 698,311,391

    Deaths: 6,943,790

    Recovered: 669,698,066

    So: 4% of the world’s population, 17% of its COVID-19 fatalities. Discuss.

     •  Reply
  4. Xf8u 3
    XF8U-3  5 months ago

    I have noted the disappearance of a few of the more conservative posters in the forums I visit – pretty sure they got “pneumonia” and died…

     •  Reply
  5. Img 1373
    Quixotic1  5 months ago

    Natural selection.

     •  Reply
  6. Th marvin da martian
    Flashaaway  5 months ago

    A covid shot also contains an anti stupidity component.

     •  Reply
  7. Missing large
    paradoctor  5 months ago

    You have to be vaxxed if you’re meeting with Mr. Covid himself.

     •  Reply
  8. 1djojn
    RobinHood  5 months ago

    To be clear, today’s comic is not about CIVIC attacking Republicans.

     •  Reply
  9. Missing large
    [Unnamed Reader - ee1926]  5 months ago

    Lol, I had Covid, no vax, had some after effects, Doctor test me to confirm I was well, told I had great immunity and months later was exposed at a restaurant with no illness, I have never been affected since, yet Vaxxers are repeated getting it again plus more “healthy” vaxxers are dying at a young and healthy age, I have met others like me too, we call ourselves Pure Bloods, so keep passing lies, your kind will not inherit the earth, Lol!

     •  Reply
  10. 17089663590345538622707983594073
    David Huie Green LosersBlameOthers&It'sYOURfault  5 months ago

    And people griped at Dolly Parton for contributing to develop a life-saving vaccine.

    That’s okay, shee-eee-eee-eee will always loooove you. She’s that big where it matters.

     •  Reply
  11. Picture
    GabryelFrost  5 months ago

    Fact: Vast majority of dead were vaccinated !

     •  Reply
  12. Albert einstein brain i6
    braindead Premium Member 5 months ago

    Republicans will not understand this cartoon.

     •  Reply
  13. Missing large
    snsurone76  5 months ago

    If what Mr. Covid did is true, why do Republicans still hold so much power in Congress??

     •  Reply
  14. 38075
    greenbird  5 months ago

    Don’t be fooled. The “anti-vax” politicians are all fully vaxxed. They rage against vaccines because it appeals to their mouth-breathing base, not because they’re stupid enough to actually believe what they’re saying.

     •  Reply
  15. Sotj
    shanen0  5 months ago

    We were quite lucky that Covid-19 had relatively weak mortality—but now that the response has been politicized by anti-science fanatics, the stage has been set for a really massive death toll when the next one comes along. Even worse, it may not be an accident next time. The knowledge to cure also involves the opposite…

     •  Reply
  16. Caringbridge avatar best
    lalapalooza Premium Member 5 months ago

    oh my goodness, Trudeau really did a good job with this one…

     •  Reply
  17. Missing large
    wheaters  5 months ago

    Er, this arc is pure propaganda. According to official government figures from the US, Europe, the UK, and all developed countries, the fully vaxxed account for 19 out of every 20 Covid deaths.

     •  Reply
  18. Missing large
    Rich88865  5 months ago

    One Presidential candidate thinks that steroids are safe but vaccines are bad.

     •  Reply
  19. Mr haney
    NeedaChuckle Premium Member 5 months ago

    It is true that “RED” areas have a higher mortality rate. But they have all kinds of excuses like age to rationalize it. The thing about vaccine deaths is so bogus. Billions of shots have been administered! Now you would think the body count from them would be a wee bit noticeable!!

     •  Reply
  20. 33 2
    mwest  5 months ago

    I understand there are some who believe the vaccines are “engineered” to poison MAGA supporters. I wonder how those people would react if they were told that the evil Democrats were spreading that rumor so the MAGAs wouldn’t get the vaccines… I wonder how many heads would explode?

     •  Reply
  21. Giraffeclear
    tgg  5 months ago


     •  Reply
  22. Sevasleeping
    Serial Pedant  5 months ago

    If only some virus could be tailored to the Unwoke…

     •  Reply
  23. Missing large
    DangerMan  5 months ago

    All of this reminds me a little of the people who yearn for the “good old days,” when you didn’t wear seat belts or bike helmets, when you drank from the garden hose… “and somehow we survived.” The problem is not the ones yearning for those days, the ones who DID survive, it’s the ones who DIDN’T survive car crashed, bike accidents, etc, things that did not get the publicity given to them in recent days.

     •  Reply
  24. 62208d0a e278 40de 9658 bfbf5e893830
    Foxcarver Premium Member 5 months ago

    Oh, if only. Maybe then people would see sense.

     •  Reply
  25. Hot beverage 2615
    More Coffee Please! Premium Member 5 months ago

    I say let Natural Selection do its job, we can always do with a few less anti-vaxxers…

     •  Reply
  26. Pogo
    We has seen the enemy  5 months ago

    I thought COVID was a Chinese hoax and the vaccines have doohickies in them that allow your brain waves to be manipulated by Bill Gates.

     •  Reply
  27. Missing large
    wdtabordds  5 months ago

    The vaccines do not prevent you from being infected, nor do they prevent you from passing it on to others. What they do is to help you not die. Particularly if you are elderly or immune compromised.

     •  Reply
  28. Missing large
    steveconkey2003  5 months ago

    The jab is not a vaccine and anyone can get and transmit the virus. The rest is pure propaganda. There is also a difference in dying from Covid and dying with Covid. The majority of deaths were with, since they had up 4 other problems. Age, cancer, diabetes, obesity. The left loves to play with stats.

     •  Reply
  29. Michaelparksjimbronson
    well-i-never  5 months ago

    ^ Idiots love to make up there own stats.

     •  Reply
  30. Picture
    ChuckAnziulewicz  5 months ago

    What I always found tremendously ironic is how so many of the same people who cheered and praised Donald Trump for “Operation Warp Speed” ….. ended up refusing the same vaccines that “Operation Warp Speed” gave us on an emergency basis.

     •  Reply
  31. Photo
    BrianMorris  5 months ago

    Sometimes I suspect that BE THIS GUY doesn’t literally mean totally everything that he absolutely posts: he’s waddyacallit — sardonic? fun-loving? lets-get-the-party-rolling-like? anything-to-Épater-la-bourgeoisie-esque?

     •  Reply
  32. John wick
    Redd Panda  5 months ago

    The thing about the vaccine … it makes your brain magnetic and bill gates can see, what you see and he knows what you’re reading (reading, who am I kidding?) he knows what TV shows you watch and how fast you drive. Boy It’s scary.

    Anyone who would like protection against magnetic brain syndrome can purchase one of my special hats. These special hats offer the best protection against brain scanning available today. $12 a piece, 3 for $50. One size fits all.

    Send whatever money you have to;

    Panda Hat Deal

    C/O General Delivery, Tijuana, Mexico

    Then relax, and wait for the mailman.

     •  Reply
  33. Missing large
    Bob Blumenfeld  5 months ago

    The crazy part of this is that the false logic the illustrious politician spouts did actually come up during the pandemic. Some (I hope not many) red-staters actually thought there was a Democratic conspiracy to kill them off. They loved conspiracy theories and us-versus-them belief systems so much that they believed there could be some way to target them while disbelieving that a vaccine could protect everybody.

     •  Reply
  34. 3540301777 e380648263
    bbbmorrell  5 months ago

    I don’t think it is the vaccines that are making the difference anymore. Pretty much everyone has immunity now one way or the other. The difference is that in red states. people are not taking it seriously, not getting antivirals like paxlovid, (or getting it too late).

     •  Reply
  35. Agent gates
    Radish the wordsmith  5 months ago

    Lying traitor Trump’s covid policies killed off the red wave.

    Insane republicans would still vote for him.

     •  Reply
  36. Morning cuppa
    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  5 months ago

    I don’t even understand how vaccines became political but it was a major mistake by trump, everyone was saying a vaccine would take years. he did what the US does best threw money at the problem and got a working vaccine developed quickly. this was a major event by a person i loath but to be fair, he got it done. but instead of waving the flag “I brought you back to normality” he made the vaccine something to despise, even as he had one himself. throwing away his one major achievment.

     •  Reply
  37. Beanish
    Blueskyfox  5 months ago

    I got the COVID booster a month ago along with my Flu shot. But right now I’ve been laid low by a common head cold. I’m dying….Ahhhhhghgh…(Yep. I’m a man.)

     •  Reply
  38. Missing large
    mitchkeos Premium Member 5 months ago

    Ain’t it the truth?

     •  Reply
  39. Noh8 tw
    socalvillaguy Premium Member 5 months ago

    So true. Darwin knew of which he spoke and never could’ve known about American anti-vaxxers at the time. That not only includes a broad swath of Republicans, but RFK Jr. supporters, too.

     •  Reply
  40. Rwljlogo2
    The Wolf In Your Midst  5 months ago

    Thank you, Republicans, for doing the nation a favor and reducing your voter rolls.

     •  Reply
  41. Spinynorman
    liberalnlovinit  5 months ago

    Keep up the good work!!!

     •  Reply
  42. 1939 11 adventure neff
    Donaldo Premium Member 5 months ago

    wow, someone actually still believes the disjointed government narrative

     •  Reply
  43. 20180812 203935
    dlaemmerhirt999  5 months ago

    I know!!! I’m late for my third booster.:( LUCKILY, I rarely go anywhere inside, as I lost my car over a year ago to “Buffalorust.”

     •  Reply
  44. Bill murray drink
    Eric S   5 months ago

    Natural Selection at work, no need to Panicdemic or Plandemic this crap.

     •  Reply
  45. Missing large
    wnbresn  5 months ago

    Did fine? How old are you? When I was a kid back in the early 60’s I had a kid in my class who had polio. Unlike many polio survivors he didn’t need an iron lung to breath for him, Only his legs were paralyzed from polio . I also had a teacher who had small pox and bore the scars on her face. Both of these diseases were stopped by vaccine. Believe me, back in the 50’s into the 60’s people were screaming for more vaccines to cure diseases that had plauged mankind for centuries. I myself got the dangerous form of measles only a year before the vaccine came out. It almost killed me. Things were definatly not better before vaccines came about.

     •  Reply
  46. Missing large
    casonia2  5 months ago

    Nailed it, Mr. Trudeau.

     •  Reply
  47. Missing large
    dimndno  5 months ago

    And there’s nothing suspicious about this whole pandemic, the vaccinations, or the misinformation that came with it!

     •  Reply
  48. Image gl2xu6o8 1679017467894 raw
    Space_cat  5 months ago

    I think of the vaccines as more of an intelligence test, than as protection from idiots.

     •  Reply
  49. Ximage
    Jogger2  5 months ago

    This has been around a while. When the pandemic arrived in the United States, Democratic leaning counties had higher death rates. When COVID-19 vaccines became available, Republican leaning counties had higher death rates. NPR has an interactive graphic. It has two scatter plots. Each “dot” represents one county. Each plot has a horizontal axis showing the percentage of votes that went to Trump. The vertical axis for the left chart is vaccination rates. The vertical axis for the right is the death rate. The size of a “dot” represents the size of the county. Users can select a county using a search box.

    It’s from May, 2022.

    “Pro-Trump counties continue to suffer far higher COVID death tolls”

     •  Reply
  50. Missing large
    shannon1352  5 months ago

    Folks, I think BE THIS GUY was talking with sarcasm.

     •  Reply
  51. Img 20230721 103439220 hdr
    kaffekup   5 months ago

    First, I have no doubt that all of Congress is vaccinated, even the “anti-vaxxers”.

    However, I had to go back and make sure that this was a Senate hearing. It’s far more likely that House chairman would not be vaccinated, and that the ranking member would be.

    The Senate would be the opposite.

     •  Reply
  52. Missing large
    Conservative Man  5 months ago

    He never gets his facts straight Covid vacines didn’t do anything except get politicians and Faucy rich

     •  Reply
  53. Jock
    Godfreydaniel  5 months ago

    Brilliant toon! Ignore the pathetic trolls.

     •  Reply
  54. Ankh 280
    David_J Premium Member 5 months ago

    See also Kentucky’s “doctor” Rand Paul. He’s still out there with his tinfoil hat. I think the state has the market cornered for anti-vax conspiracy nut jobs who also happened to hold public office.

     •  Reply
  55. Storm1
    ValancyCarmody  5 months ago

    What ever happened to the claim that covid was a “Democrat hoax” and it would just all go away right after the election?

     •  Reply
  56. Missing large
    kaylasdad99  5 months ago

    So, the committee chairmen, a Democrat, is unvaccinated (and concerning himself with the welfare of Republican-voters), while the ranking committee member, a Republican, is fully vaccinated and not successfully infected by Mr. Covid?

    Am I the only one who sees this as either implausible* or occurring in an alternate timeline?

    *(Don’t ask me about the plausibility of a Senate committee questioning a gargantuan talking anthropomorphic virus. I’m not taking questions on that matter at this time.)

     •  Reply
  57. Missing large
    mrwalker008  5 months ago

    In what way? Oh, you mean wars, disease, murder, famine, rape, pedophilia etc?

     •  Reply
  58. 63680c74 0f3b 4c1a adb6 fbbe1a174ea3
    ElVez2  5 months ago

    Don’t want to get vaccinated?? Great way to thin the herd

     •  Reply
  59. Mg avatar
    Michael Grogan  5 months ago

    Trudeau apparently forgot that Democrats control the Senate, and the Committee Chair would be a Democrat, and the Ranking Member would be a Republican, unlikely to admit being vaxxed even if he was. The joke would have more sense in the House.

     •  Reply
  60. Missing large
    sisterea  5 months ago

    That people would die for politics is bad enough, that they would let their children die is unbelievable or used to be.

     •  Reply
  61. Amazing fox photos 25
    eddi-TBH  5 months ago

    Conservative politics ensures the end of conservatism. The sad part is the collateral damage.

     •  Reply
  62. Missing large
    EMEv  5 months ago

    I believe this is true. The last time I checked, the ten states with the highest age-adjusted COVID death rates were predominantly Red… the lowest were predominantly Blue. That said, it saddens me that public health has become politicized. Perhaps it is Darwinistic…. those who adapt (i.e., have a sound immune system or the intelligence to get vaccinated) survive.

     •  Reply
  63. Missing large
    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  5 months ago

    Trudeau has played this song before.This time to a smaller audience, as COVID has faded into the background…..but you still have to be careful.

     •  Reply
  64. Jason lunford
    bt  5 months ago

    If this is a current Senate hearing, the Chair would be a Democrat and the Ranking Member would be a Republican.

     •  Reply
  65. Picture
    RonaldByrd  5 months ago

    I remember reading about entire congregations succumbing to COVID because fundamentalist “Christians” eschewed vaccines in favor of their “God-given immune system” (which can’t even stop the common cold). If the Christian population drops, where can “the right” find more Christians? Well, there’s always the supposed waves of predominantly Christian undocumented immigrants…

     •  Reply
Sign in to comment

More From Doonesbury