If you know someone who is a regular Fox watcher and a member of the Trump cult, beware. I believe that they present a higher risk for spreading Corona virus. Why? Because they are buying the lies and Corona virus disinformation being spread by Donald Trump and Fox News and not doing what they should be doing to protect themselves or others.
". . . public health experts are largely in agreement about this. If we don't "flatten the curve" which is to say, make sure our coronavirus patients come to our hospitals in manageable waves, rather than all at once then we will soon become Italy, where doctors are now facing the possibility of wartime triage, which would require making choices about who lives and who dies based on a patient's age, because there aren't enough beds and ventilators to go around. But rather than flattening the curve, Fox is behind the curve. Each and every time.
It is of course legitimate to worry about the fate of American businesses, large and small, and to fear for the short- and long-term security of American workers. But this swagger about carrying on business as usual goes beyond reflexive pro-Trump and pro-market reflexes."
The Trump propagandists at Fox News have been mocking the seriousness of the threat of Corona virus, suggesting that it is not real. The brainwashed people who believe everything all the lies Trump and Fox news spew will not take the threat seriously. They will ignore their symptoms. They will not self isolate. They will not wash their hands. They will, as a whole be a greater danger to the rest of us than people who do take the virus seriously.
To be clear, not all conservatives are in that boat. But there are a lot of them. And it's advisable to steer even more clear of them than you have in the past.
Rob Kall is an award winning journalist, inventor, software architect,
connector and visionary. His work and his writing have been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, CNN, ABC, the HuffingtonPost, Success, Discover and other media.
He's given talks and workshops to Fortune
500 execs and national medical and psychological organizations, and pioneered
first-of-their-kind conferences in Positive Psychology, Brain Science and
Story. He hosts some of the world's smartest, most interesting and powerful
people on his Bottom Up Radio Show,
and founded and publishes one of the top Google- ranked progressive news and
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more detailed bio:
Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind. Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big) to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization (more...)