(Jamie) Go To Facebook To Connect…Don’t Go For Facts!

One of the best pieces of advice I’ve heard during this COVID-19 crisis if for people to limit their time on social media. Isn’t that the truth.

Speaking of the truth, there isn’t much of that on Facebook or Twitter. A lot of people are taking as gospel everything they read on social media. It amazes me how small disagreements turn into these raging arguments with people calling each other the worst names possible.

If you want the facts the last place you should be going to is Facebook. I’ve seen so many falsehoods on this thing that many times it literally leaves me shaking my head.

Here are a few I’ve read. The coronavirus can’t live in hot temperatures, so sit in a sauna for 20 minutes. Wrong. Another being shared asserts, without evidence, that drinking liquids will wash the virus down through the throat and into the stomach, where digestive acid will kill it. You don’t even have to be a doctor to realize how stupid that statement is. Eating garlic does not protect people from the disease, according to WHO. Of course, if you ate enough garlic, people would probably stay away from you because of the smell. That would be a good thing.

We all know the facts that we can use in our daily lives. Wash your hands often. Use hand sanitizer whenever you can. Self isolate. If you do need to go out, keep your distance from other people. If you’re not feeling well, stay home.

Those are the facts, which seem to be missing on 99% of Facebook posts!


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