I’ve received some comments on the blog which went straight to the trash bin.
For instance: someone wrote to tell me that the only reason “red states” (with republican governors) looked so bad is that Massachusetts had a republican governor, even though they’re a “blue state.” Red state outbreak? Blame it on Massachusetts.
Someone wrote to tell me that the southern-state red-state outbreak was because summer broght warm weather, which induced people to go outdoors and do more socializing. At the same time, someone else wrote to tell me that the southern-state red-state outbreak was because summer brought hot weather, which induced people to spend time indoors with air conditioning, in closer quarters.
Then there was the person who declared that “80% of COV19 cases are mild, that being the case who cares how many people have it … the question is how many people “die” from it.” Well, quite a few of those who don’t die are still ravaged, requiring a lung transplant or a life of dialysis or inability to breathe without an artificial oxygen supply — maybe they care? How about the people who actually *love* those who die?
How about all the people on the receiving end, when “mild” cases infect others? I’ll bet those “others” care.
For over 10 years, I fought against the stupidity from those who denied the reality, human cause, or danger from climate change. They brought their crazy idiot conspiracy theories, I smashed them. It was fun. It was useful. I helped stem the tide of lies that climate deniers use to sabotage action.
But I’m not going to do that with COVID-19. Yes there are deniers — people in serious denial (usually for political reasons). Let them bring their crazy theories here. Let them spend hours, days, weeks, composing their manifesto and submit it to my blog. It’s going straight to the trash can.
Because as much fun as it is to show idiots just how stupid they are — I don’t have time.
Maybe it is not a death sentence – but anything that can damage the brain like this is a threat to human civilization.
As the deniers amply demonstrate.
there is a lot we don’t know. some of us know even less than others.
I always think that saying to people “what if one those infected is your partner/child/parent?”. But this seems to have lost impact with some morons.
I know ask the question “what if the person infected is you?”
Wow, mistyped that one, should be:
I always think that saying to people “what if one those infected is your partner/child/parent?” has some impact. But this seems to have lost impact with some morons.
I now ask the question “what if the person infected is you?”
They used scare quotes around ‘die’? Did they think people were playing dead, just to fix the numbers?