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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:09 PM

COVID in Appalachia: Misinformation is killing people

An NBC reporter interviewed frontline workers in a number of hospitals in Appalachia about their recent experience with the coronavirus and the people in their area. Bottom line: Misinformation from people the patients trust is resulting in unnecessary illness and death.




“One nurse told me stories of otherwise healthy 30 year-olds coming in short of breath and not understanding why. She tries showing them chest x-rays and explaining evidence of the disease, but often they don’t believe they have COVID until they’re in critical condition.

“Another nurse told me some come in severely sick with COVID, but when they test positive they blame the hospital for giving it to them. There’s a popular conspiracy theory that hospitals are benefiting financially from COVID. But in fact, many are struggling to stay afloat.

“Ultimately, politicization and misinformation around COVID are having tragic real-world consequences. People are dying because they don’t seek medical care when they begin having symptoms. They don’t believe they’re sick. And by the time they get to the hospital it‘s too late.

Read more: https://forwardky.com/covid-in-appalachia-misinformation-is-killing-people/

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:50 PM

1. They don't believe they're sick. And by the time they get to the hospital it's too late.

🤦🏽‍♀️

This is horrific.

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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 07:55 PM

2. So why would anyone wonder how tRump got so many votes in 2016?

Americans are fools and easily conned. Putin knew this. Social media has made it worse, I didn't think that was possible since the US has been primed by the GOP and their BS for 40 years.

A nurse in SD said her patients do the same thing, they don't believe they have it then they get pissed off at the wrong people. Instead of being angry at their political leaders for allowing this to happen for almost a year, they get mad at the care givers. Unbelievable!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:04 PM

3. Like a sad episode of

The Twilight Zone.

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Sun Nov 29, 2020, 08:12 PM

4. I've racked my brain over and over again and still cannot understand what is really wrong

With these people. They must live in an alternate universe...really!!

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