Florida, The United States Will Never Win The War Against COVID If Common Sense Can’t Prevail.
Callers, Emailers Want BocaNewsNow Publisher Hung, Arrested By PBSO For “Crimes Against Humanity.” (That’s Not A Thing).
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (EDITORIAL) — The fight against COVID-19 may be more difficult to win than many rational people understand. While vaccines, masks and preventative measures seem like common sense to a huge portion of the world’s population, there is what we will refer to as a “lunatic fringe” that truly believes that COVID-19 is a lie.
BocaNewsNow.com was featured on what we can only describe as a lunatic’s video podcast several days ago. It included a guest who proclaims herself to be a doctor but we believe has as much medical training as Dr. Johnny Fever on WKRP in Cincinnati. The people, who we will not name by name, attacked us for reporting that a refrigerated truck was added to the arsenal of tools in place at Bethesda Hospital East — something confirmed by Baptist Health System (which officially claims it’s there for construction, not for COVID victims as claimed by medical staffers). They attacked us for reporting that thousands of people are on ventilators in Florida for COVID-19 — something verified by the Florida Hospital Association. And they attacked us for other statistics readily obtainable from the US Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC.
The apparent few but vocal viewers of the fringe podcast decided they should call and email BocaNewsNow.com, leaving messages stating I must be hung or, at the very least, arrested for “crimes against humanity.” What became clear from the voicemails, however, is how unintelligent these people are, and why no barrage of public service announcements or other common sense messaging will likely ever break through. Of the 20 or so voicemails we received and 20 or so emails, almost all followed the same template:
”I just left the hospital,” said callers and wrote emailers, “and it’s serene there. There is no one there at all. No COVID. It’s quiet.” They all used the word ‘serene’ and they all claimed they had ‘just left’ the hospital. Meantime, Bethesda East reported more than 500 COVID patients in the latest HHS hospitalization impact report.
What’s more troubling is that these lunatics truly believe what they are saying, no matter how outlandish. They claimed to be in and around South Palm Beach County, but their phone calls and emails were all traced back to Colorado, Minnesota, rural areas of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Illinois. None of the callers or emailers apparently have anything to do with Florida. Perhaps that’s why they can’t comprehend the true situation. They hear someone crying for attention on a homemade video podcast that spews lies and they think the lies are true. Ironically, some of the calls came in on the same day that it was reported Dick Farrel died. He was the infantile West Palm Beach talk show host who rallied against COVID and the COVID vaccine until days before he died from COVID.
As this editorial was being written, another caller left a message. “You should be tried for treason, Andrew Colton, you know there is no reason to wear a mask. We’re going to hang you. You’re a communist globalist. You don’t need the vaccine but I hope you got it ‘cause it will grow crayons in your head.”
Crayons in your head. These anti-vaxxing lunatics sure are colorful. Sadly, they paint a very dark picture about the ability of anyone to convince them that COVID is real, that people are dying, and that vaccines and masks aren’t a ploy to strip freedom, just proven practices to keep people alive.
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