People were telling me to take off the PPE because it was a “hoax by the Democrats.” There was Nazi imagery. There were conspiracies about how 5G was spreading the virus. Participants were riled the US flag wasn’t flying on the Capitol, even though it WAS FLYING on the other side of the building. And then there were the military cosplayers. It’s laughable that they’re pointing at currently low COVID-19 death counts as if they were proof of some ulterior agenda, ignoring that those deaths are despite some of the most stringent public health restrictions most people have seen in their lifetimes. Of course, they’re low if we’re working as hard as we can to keep them that way! What do they think will happen once hospitals have more patient volume than they can handle, and equipment, medications, PPE become more scarce, and they start losing healthcare providers to infections? Never mind that we’re starting to learn that some of those that recover are dealing with long-term health issues due to organ (heart, kidney, lung) or neurological damage.
These people are idiots. It doesn’t matter. Back when there were only a few hundred deaths, you had the Charlie Kirk & Ben Shapiro brigade saying “Its only a few hundred deaths, why are we quarantining for this???” because they know their base is dumb enough to not understand how a pandemic works. They genuinely think that the number of COVID deaths is OVERESTIMATED, they say things like “if they have Corona and they die they’re counting it” as if they should just call it a normal pneumonia death or something