Would George Carlin Offend Anyone Today With This Video?

At the time this article was written, at least 265,961 people — or slightly greater than 6.88 percent — have died of the minimum of 3,862,676 confirmed cases worldwide, according to this situation dashboard from the World Health Organization pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus…

Would George Carlin Offend Anyone Today With This Video?

…but when the late George Carlin performed his comedic routine at the Beacon Theatre in New York back on Saturday, February 6, 1999 — yes, greater than 21 years ago — in a special performance called You Are All Diseased, he had this to say about germs and the immune system with which our bodies are equipped:

You can watch both parts of the entire performance — which does include profanity and strong language — with part one and part two.

Would he have changed his mind or his opinion had he been alive today to experience the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic? Do you agree with what he said?


I have watched the aforementioned performance long before the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus pandemic started at a time when other people vilified so-called “germaphobes” for trying to be as clean as possible. Where are those people today?!?

I will ask this question again which I first asked on Friday, March 20, 2020 and generated a lot of controversy: Have We Become a Society of Wimps Addicted to Drama?

This article is the latest in a series pertaining to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus — which is also known as COVID-19 or 2019-nCoV or SARS-CoV-2 or HCoV-19 or severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 — pandemic in an effort to get the facts out with information derived from reliable sources…

…as well as attempt to maintain a reasoned and sensible ongoing discussion towards how to resolve this pandemic.

Other articles at The Gate which pertain to the 2019 Novel Coronavirus include:

Photograph ©2020 by Brian Cohen.

2 thoughts on “Would George Carlin Offend Anyone Today With This Video?”

  1. jc says:

    George was right. Look, this virus isn’t going anywhere but if you run and hide from viruses your immune system won’t know what to do with it when you do get sick. It does need practice. That’s a fact unless you have other health issues. In that case you don’t want to get sick with anything at all not just Covid. Think about that for a bit. I had the Covid virus already and just stayed home as if it were the common flu which kills an average 60,000 a year every single year. 60,000 people is 60,000 people so where was the media then and why don’t we shut down the country for those 60,000? By the way its a little over 1.% of the population not 6%. The 6% is just reported cases because we are keeping track. Think of the cases that aren’t being reported because the symptoms were mild or there were none at all. Kiss that 6% goodbye. A normal flu season is just under 1% mortality rate. It’s the media that’s putting the scare into everyone. So get your facts straight and go back to work.

    1. KEITH K says:

      JC, exactly

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