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.
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 [...]
Since the beginning of the pandemic, I have noticed the incredible misinformation being spread in the lay news. From the New York Times, to CNN, to Fox News, to Donald Trump himself- GIANT, OBVIOUS, LIES and ERRORS have been spread to the public. From Masks don't work, to Hydroxychloroquine is an effective drug, to COVID-19 [...]