Rise in Covid cases shows people are dying of disinformation

Posted 23 July 2021 at 9:53 am


“Are you on the side of truth or lies; fact or fiction; justice or injustice; democracy or autocracy?” asked Joe Biden recently, encouraging people to stand to defend the right to vote in America. Biden’s questions also apply to another important test of our time, the coronavirus pandemic.

Covid cases are up in all 50 states, a 125% increase and deaths are up 23%. It is now a pandemic of the unvaccinated, those who believe the lies, the fiction.

Notice how what we search for online keeps popping up afterwards. Mathematical programs, algorithms are designed to feed us more of what we searched online. Just 12 people, a new dirty dozen have been identified as responsible for 65% of vaccine hoaxes, disinformation not fact checked by social media. Propaganda is believed as truth. Algorithms should be regulated.

Experts have been disregarded; politics is trumping science. Public health no longer has meaning. Everyone should root for public health. Local elected officials do photo ops saying they are working to get the border to Canada open but they fail to promote vaccination. Vaccination is key in mitigation of the pandemic.

My congressman, Chris Jacobs, voted against H.R.1 and on March 3rd. Jacobs deceives, wants us to believe that campaign finance would come from taxpayers. The money would actually come from a “Freedom from Influence Fund” under the U.S. Treasury through collected funds from a fee assessed on criminal and civil fines with banks or corporations that commit corporate malfeasance.

Who is Jacobs representing? His voting record shows a lack of ethical, moral code. Jacobs sided with the insurrectionists. That people die doesn’t matter to Jacobs.

Our democracy and people are dying of disinformation. Our unvaccinated children are the most vulnerable.

Carol Nochajski