dice wrote:bentheredengthat wrote:I'm worried that we are literally living through the beginning a period of history, at least in the states, similar to the dark ages.
I talked to a friend today who had a huge covid scare less than 3 weeks ago. He was out fishing for 8 hours with someone who ended up in the emergency room for covid symptoms. The guy was such enough that he feared for his life.
He and his wife were tested and fortunately the tests were negative. In the mean time panic ensued, emails and phone calls were sent out, quarentines happened.
Fast forward 3 weeks to our discussion today, and he proceded to unload a whole new load of conspiracy on me. Florida clinics are reporting 98 percent positives he heard. Covid patients are tested tens of times and reported as new cases every time. Emergency rooms only usually have a few open beds anyways so overflowing emergency rooms don't really mean anything. I can't remember them all, but there were at least 5 whoppers I hadn't heard yet.
Long story short, after fearing for his life, and his wife in hysterics over the scare, 3 weeks later it's now all a conspiracy.
I don't even really know what to say to him. He is still being safe thankfully, but the politics are frying his brain.
He's acting as a person of reason but speaking and story telling like a cultist.
anybody suggesting that florida is OVERreporting cases hasn't been paying attention
I just heard this same story, almost verbatim from 3 different friends within a 3 day period:
"My friend and his wife went to get tested, they gave their information, but gave up after 1 1/2 hour wait without being tested. 1 week later they were notified that they tested positive."
All I have to say is this: I'm going to take them at their word on a temporary basis but it's highly unlikely that I have 3 separate friends with exactly the same story, I mean exactly.
If this proves to be talking points/ conspiracy, I'm going to lose some good friends and it's really sad.
Things are happening right now that are very out of the ordinary. I know I have a ton of orange man fans as friends and business acquaintances, but if they are going to start lying bold faced to me about things that effect my family then F them.