Young people have been engaged in reckless behaviors that are killing people, all for fun, of course, and to generate more views on their social media. Nest post will look at the “adult” covidiots who have done nearly equally idiotic activities.
Absurd, mindless stunts by self absorbed young leveraging coronavirus for narcissistic publicity stunts abound on social media. They are largely destroying the reputation of an entire generation, who will be remembered for life as dumbasses.
The Covid-19 outbreak is extremely serious. However, the news media has done some irresponsible reporting that is creating significant anxiety over above that which people are already experiencing.
Widespread media reports said a Catholic priest died of Covid-19 after donating his respirator to a younger patient. He did die due to Covid-19 but the part about donating a respirator was fiction.
Greta Thunberg says it is “extremely likely” she had Covid-19 during the past two weeks but in reality, while it is possible she had Covid-19, there is no evidence to support her “extremely likely” claim. She is a propaganda platform and this type of messaging is inappropriate in regards to Covid-19.
A widely shared tweet, cross posted to Reddit, regarding the use of masks and the incidence of Covid-19 in the Czech Republic is, alas, mostly not true.
Early on I began collecting online comments about the Covid19 pandemic, recognizing that many would not age well. Here are a few of them. Overall, the public messaging around coronavirus has been inconsistent, contradictory, lacking in clarity, even wrong – and sometimes outright lies. This is part 1 of who knows how many parts to come. This is open ended.
Data – in charts – presents a different perspective on the Covid19 outbreak than we may be getting from media and social media. This data does not diminish the very real threat. But it illustrates how the data is presented to us – and sometimes using bright red expanding circles – may mislead our interpretations of the threat creating more fear than necessary.
There is no such thing as nitrous dioxide.
This. Is. CNN.