My first cousin died from Covid early this year. He wasn’t college educated but he wasn’t stupid. He never posted any mask, Covid, or vaccine falsehoods.
I think he didn’t get vaccinated because he simply was unsure on the best course of action. He was flooded with lies from people like those on SAV and he hesitated. The wait and see approach was fatal.
When you read an antivaxxer post on social media remember the harm they are creating in society.
I still have a Facebook account but I don't use Facebook as much as I used to. I've visited various Facebook groups, and responded to misinformation with my own memes containing accurate information.
I got sick of Facebook misinterpreting and wrongfully flagging my posts. Facebook's censors (whether they're humans or bots) do not know the difference between posting about racism or covid misinformation and condoning those things!
This meme was flagged for "covid misinformation" and resulted in a suspension of my account:
Some time earlier, this meme (created in response to claims that God had chosen Donald Trump) was flagged as "hate speech":
Facebook is very hard to deal with. No matter how careful you are, you never know what might set off their alarm bells to suspend your account.
So sorry to hear that about your sister, your anger is understandable. I hope that seeing these antivaxxers get their just deserts helps you to diffuse the anger even a little bit so that it doesn’t consume you x
Sorry to hear about your cousin, if one of my cousins died because of these lying antivaxxers I would be enraged, and obviously heartbroken. First cousins are your first friends, in my family anyway.
My uncle died from covid. His idiot son refuses to believe that covid is real, and says he was murdered by doctors. My cousin also happens to believe every conspiracy theory in existence.
Fuck him. I disown him.
I am really sorry for your loss. We have known a number of people victimized by the disinformation campaign. If the assholes hadn’t confused people with lies, well, we’d have all just been patriots and gotten vaccinated. They had the power to help and they chose to hurt. I am especially livid at people like Fucker Carlson who can lie and confuse people as they sit in their living rooms. Millions and millions of Americans just aren’t savvy. They don’t understand that lying is even allowed for “entertainment” on the news. They think teevee is like the old days with the old rules. They trust still. It’s killing many.
Thank you guys for sharing your pain. That could not have been easy or fun.