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BF is retweeting a well known

BF is retweeting a well known conspiracy site https://mediabiasfactcheck.com/offguardian/

The off-guardian article isn't just saying the virus hasn't proved to as dangerous (whatever that means) it says it's all "bullshit", implying it's all a hoax, or a false alarm, and "The danger is obviously no greater than that of many other viruses.", which is demonstrably false given the public reported death tolls.

If you bother to read the article as I did, it's based on 5 explicitly stated faulty assumptions:

1. Most people won’t get the virus.
Fact: Most health authorities say most [i.e. >50%] of the world's population will get the virus. A small percentage will get severely sick, and a small percentage of those will die.

2. Most of the people who get it won’t display symptoms.
Fact: This is currently unknown. Anywhere from 22 -80% of people could be asymptomatic. Even one of the studies the article linked to stated that only "22.2% of all infected individuals were asymptomatic." https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.04.20090076v2

3. Most of the people who display symptoms will only be mildly sick.
Fact: This is currently unknown, as most people have not been tested yet.

4. Most of the people with severe symptoms will never be critically ill.
Fact: Lol...Huh? By definition you are critically ill if you are having severe symptoms. Duh.

5. And most of the people who get critically ill will survive.
Fact: False for people over 65.

This is all part of the "covid is a hoax" narrative spewed by the far right Q Anon conspiracy theorists. Of course, other conspiracy theorists claim the virus is more deadly, and that deaths are being underreported, and that it's all part of a UN plot to depopulate the planet.

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