I have been a life long Democrat with almost 100% alignment with liberal party views. But there has always been a little suspicious voice in my head that has said- how can you totally believe one side of things? There must be some validity to the other side. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, a strange thing happened. I re-engaged with politics with a whole new pair of eyes. For the first time, I was seeing both sides of the political debate and understanding some of why people were feeling the way they do on the right. Underlying all of this, was a single sentiment actually. We don't trust what is being told to us by the media, doctors, and the government because it doesn't add up. And that, I agree with.
Ok so this is not at all agreed upon. The CDC has twenty-one different models forecasting cases and deaths. Those forecasts are only shown on the CDC website to predict what will happen for about the next two weeks- until September 12th. The models are from various universities and teams- MIT has two models, Harvard [...]
The most common false thing that I am hearing from the right these days is that most COVID deaths are not actually from COVID but from other causes. https://www.nbc12.com/2020/08/31/false-covid-claim-retweeted-by-trump-removed-twitter/ This is at best a misconception, and at worst genocidal COVID denialism. Let me explain. The origin of this conspiracy theory, as I am beginning to [...]
Contrary to what Trump has been saying about hospitals inflating their numbers to get more grant money... (at this point I think we just believe the opposite of whatever he says)... a ton more people have died of COVID than is being reported in the databases and the news. According to data tracking by The [...]