COVID - 19 Mar 18, 2020 22:07:05 GMT -5
Post by mylungswereaching on Mar 18, 2020 22:07:05 GMT -5
A lot of people keep saying it's all media hype and lies. Some idiot said no big deal, just give people antibiotics. I kindly informed him that antibiotics are for bacterial infections, NOT viruses. I read an article that said COVID -19 was unknown to science until this outbreak. Some woman was commenting the usual, "more people have died from the flu." I said that this was new and not enough known about it yet and we won't know the full scope of it yet. She said it's been around a long time. I said corona virus has been, but not this strain. She gave the old conspirator's fave line, "OMG do your RESEARCH!" I told her I did.
There was a video describing some infected people's symptoms. One guy in the comment section said, "They said this person has pneumonia! Which is it? Corona virus or pneumonia?!" I told him viral, bacterial and fungal infections can cause pneumonia. So, apparently there are people walking around who don't know what pneumonia is.
One guy said he had the cure for the virus and the U.S. government was denying and refusing his cure. I reported THAT whack job as a spammer.
And of course there were those, "this is the devil's work" comments.
I really weep for humanity. There are way too many stupid people out there. I have to learn not to look at comments or at the very least learn not to respond to them. I'm sure it's raising my blood pressure.
How have we come this far with so many nincompoops among us? Scary indeed. (And I'm not claiming to be smart by any means, but damn, people, read up on some things).
More people have been killed by swords and catapults in war than by atomic bombs. If I have the choice, I'll take my chances with the catapult.
People have been taught by the extreme right that there is no such thing as a fact. Everything is an opinion. This concept is incredibly dangerous. Ignorance may be bliss but it can be dangerous as hell.