I hate to bring up the topic in which has been on our minds, in our lives and on the news every single day, however I must address the very rumours that this ever present illness has presented…
‘Covid19 lies’, ‘COVID isn’t real’
I am speechless with some of the headlines of magazines, and topics in conversations that I have seen and heard recently. The global pandemic we are experiencing isn’t a real illness. It’s all fake? It was all a lie created by the government. Masks aren’t needed at all because it doesn’t exist. So many question marks, so much uncertainty over the past year and now more. But on this subject the uncertainty shouldn’t be present.
As someone that has had the illness, as well as some of my close friends and family I can confirm it isn’t ‘fake’. As someone with family members who have been submerged into this illness on the frontline, I can tell you it isn’t ‘fake’. There are many conspiracy theories as to where COVID19 came from, how it emerged etc, but those theories are all some which won’t necessarily be confirmed anytime soon, which means we all must avoid spreading the many theories which race through our heads naturally during such strange times.
It can be frustrating and very damaging for those who have worked so close with the illness itself. Those of you reading may not have seen the theories spreading through the media every single second, because you simply may not be an active media user. I can promise you that the theories don’t just stop there. As I was walking with friends in town the other day, I was shocked to see some graffiti art covering a building, splattered with the very words ‘COVID lies’. This isn’t the first time I have seen something like this external from the media, as I have actually heard people in public discussing how ‘silly’ the lies of the pandemic are. Many who are saying this, are simply just lacking knowledge – which is understandable when there is such a wide variation of rules and information being released every single day, however there are others who decide/ have decided not to follow the rules of the pandemic because they believe it isn’t real…THEY believe, refusing to even acknowledge the information they have been given/ have read. This is where it has become dangerous, where it has become a matter of life or death. Choosing not to follow the rules has ended with us all going into lockdowns, has increased the death rate etc. Lack of knowledge is bad enough until arrogance comes into play, and it worsens majorly. If you are still undecided, or you yourself are lacking some knowledge then here is an inside look – without breaching any confidentiality rules within the hospital, from a close source, who has seen first-hand how truly ‘real’ COVID19 is….
‘Seeing people admitted into hospital with severe breathing difficulties, spending time on a ward for numerous days with no visitors allowed is very real and not pleasant to see let alone experience. If severity becomes extreme, then they are put into an induced coma and taken to ITU. I can assure you this is very real.’
There isn’t much more that can be said or presented to you without you having to experience the wrath of COVID yourself or a family member. All I can say is that if you are someone who has been dodging the correct knowledge from professionals to conjure your own theories, then you are the cause of this.
So please, for the sake of others, stay safe, listen to the correct people and believe that this is so very real. The only fake part of this is the theory. Believing this is fake is the biggest killer.
Article by Young Reporter Grace Trippett
First published in Grimsby Telegraph 31st August 2021