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Started by Ebadlun on Aug 17, 2020 11:31:09 AM
Covid Mentwatch

I couldn't decide which folder this belonged in, so I put it somewhere that's definitely irrelevant.

How many of your friends (or possibly now ex-friends) are commited Covid deniers? How relentlessly do the bang on about it? What are their favourite theories?

I'm seeing more and more that some of them aren't just denying the Covid virus, but the notion that viruses even cause disease, but are part of a detoxing mechanism.

Also that 'Bacteria ARE our immune system'.

How they explain the black death and the generally grim survival chances of most children before the 20th century, I don't know.

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Agaliarept - 17 Aug 2020 11:35:50 (#1 of 50)

How many of your friends (or possibly now ex-friends) are commited Covid deniers? How relentlessly do the bang on about it? What are their favourite theories?

I've only found two.

One is just a woman I knew in school. The other might not be one but she commented to me "I'm definitely not taking a vaccine!" I didn't press her on it.

quattrobhoy - 17 Aug 2020 11:37:43 (#2 of 50)

That should mean earlier vaccination for someone else.

FleurDuMal - 17 Aug 2020 11:38:23 (#3 of 50)

Also, the Darwin Effect.

Agaliarept - 17 Aug 2020 11:39:15 (#4 of 50)

That should mean earlier vaccination for someone else.

GPWM.

HerrWalrus - 17 Aug 2020 11:41:51 (#5 of 50)

A friend of my wife oscillates between stating that Covid is a fake, and we don't need masks, but also that 5G is causing it all, pushed forward by the evil B Gates. Needless to say, she insists she will never take the vaccine.

spartak - 17 Aug 2020 11:41:56 (#6 of 50)

People deny that COVID-19 exists?

nac1001 - 17 Aug 2020 11:42:42 (#7 of 50)

I don't know any deniers. But I've heard a few sceptics. A couple of boat owners in the village talking loudly on the other side of the canal were explaining how it was created in a lab in China so they could take over as top nation economically. Only the Chinese have the "antidote".

bossab2 - 17 Aug 2020 11:43:32 (#8 of 50)

I'd have gone for 'Issues'

It hosts most of the mental delusion threads.

MadamGeorge - 17 Aug 2020 11:45:39 (#9 of 50)

One thing Covid has shown is that we're not going to run out of stupid any time soon.

davedanon - 17 Aug 2020 11:56:20 (#10 of 50)

I don't know any deniers, yet. But then I've not been seeing many people outside of family.

ReverendBlueJeans - 17 Aug 2020 11:58:14 (#11 of 50)

BBC HYS is a mustering point for Ments Of All Types, Covid Ments among them.

Bleedin waste of time, lockdown, innit, just be careful, look after yourself, you'll be fine, Boris knows what he's doing, yeah, and I hate forners....

davedanon - 17 Aug 2020 11:58:16 (#12 of 50)

Deleting facebook will also have helped in this regard.

tasselhoff - 17 Aug 2020 12:01:09 (#13 of 50)

My step-son was over recently and started banging on about 5G. I stopped him and reminded him that he caught Covid-19. Working in a care home. From a patient who had just arrived (and died of it). He pondered for a second and, to his credit, laughed and realised he was talking shite.

tasselhoff - 17 Aug 2020 12:01:49 (#14 of 50)

But it shows the insidious nature of the Facebook tripe machine.

Agaliarept - 17 Aug 2020 12:04:33 (#15 of 50)

But it shows the insidious nature of the Facebook tripe machine.

How did loons get to their particular brand of lunacy pre FB days?

David Ike had enough believers before the internet, surely it wasn't solely off the back of his Wogan interview?

ReverendBlueJeans - 17 Aug 2020 12:06:49 (#16 of 50)

There have always been ments.

Social media, however, enables ments to communicate, share and, worryingly, organise.

davedanon - 17 Aug 2020 12:09:41 (#17 of 50)

What sort of ocean-going idiot forgets having Covid???

tasselhoff - 17 Aug 2020 12:09:42 (#18 of 50)

What the Rev said. It's far more widespread and, worryingly, targeted on Facebook.

tasselhoff - 17 Aug 2020 12:10:09 (#19 of 50)

He's a lovely lad. Not too bright though.

RosyLovelady - 17 Aug 2020 12:14:10 (#20 of 50)

He's obviously drawn a line under the unpleasantness and moved on, as we are all often urged to do.

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