One week ago, a fake Tweet spread like wildfire, then crossed over to Reddit. One week later, the fake and false information in that tweet has now become official US government policy for everyone to wear randomly designed, randomly built, out of random material face masks to protect against Covid19, even though there is not only no supporting evidence, there is a 2015 paper that found that cloth masks used by health care workers were likely worse than wearing no mask at all!
Some jokes just write themselves.
The researchers also draw on data tracked by Facebook showing reductions in movement as restrictions have been adopted. Facebook shares aggregate information with researchers based on people using its app with location tracking enabled. Source: ‘Strong evidence’ seen that Oregon’s coronavirus restrictions are working – oregonlive.com
A random “factoid” of vanishing cell phones has reasonable alternative explanations. Media reports love “factoids” – little snippets of items or numbers that add little to the story but enable them to pretend they’ve found something. Random correlations of X and Y are a favorite selection for factoids,
What do they have to hide? This seems to be a dumb move by NYU.
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.