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Wed Dec 2, 2020, 04:40 PM Dec 2020

Do you, personally, know anyone who thinks the coronavirus pandemic is a 'hoax'? [View all]

Discussion question: Do we have an ethical responsibility to convince them otherwise? Or should we just let nature take its course and hope that they don't spread it?

POLL QUESTION: Do you, personally, know anyone who thinks the coronavirus pandemic is a 'hoax'?

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Yes, I do.
41 (69%)
No, I don't.
12 (20%)
Maybe, I'm not sure.
6 (10%)
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I don't know if my co-worker thinks it's a hoax underpants Dec 2020 #1
No, but I know people who think it's "hyped". marybourg Dec 2020 #2
Yes... same for me. And (not surprisingly) they're younger. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #3
I have to wonder PatSeg Dec 2020 #22
I live in a senior community. marybourg Dec 2020 #43
Well, that's just sad. I'm surprised, but I guess I shouldn't be. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #44
My half-nephew Dem2 Dec 2020 #4
I'm a long haul trucker. denbot Dec 2020 #5
a-holes are everywhere, and no doubt stillcool Dec 2020 #6
I have 2 family members who think it is no worse than the flu. SamKnause Dec 2020 #7
Yikes! NurseJackie Dec 2020 #8
Same here Blue Owl Dec 2020 #10
That's - pretty scary. smirkymonkey Dec 2020 #23
That's what blows my mind PatSeg Dec 2020 #24
I don't know anyone who thinks it's a hoax Green Line Dec 2020 #9
Whoa, that's horrifying! PatSeg Dec 2020 #25
I know several medical professionals that ... Whiskeytide Dec 2020 #28
Not "personally" but I still have some internet skeptics I hear from... Wounded Bear Dec 2020 #11
friend - if jesus wanted us to wear masks we woulda been born with them nt msongs Dec 2020 #12
And....... sheshe2 Dec 2020 #19
Not a hoax but overhyped by the news. They mask up and don't grumble. KentuckyWoman Dec 2020 #13
Not Any Longer ProfessorGAC Dec 2020 #14
The death of a loved-one... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #16
Yes. He won't listen to reason. Fervent dittohead, MAGAt, 2A nutter, evangelical Christian Arazi Dec 2020 #15
I do not think I know any who thinks it is real. LiberalArkie Dec 2020 #17
Yes, a global hoax meant to undermine Trump. AND - Even if it is real, the danger has been Solly Mack Dec 2020 #18
Horrifying... yes. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #20
You know those cowards that kill their family or other people and then try to kill themselves Solly Mack Dec 2020 #29
This message was self-deleted by its author Solly Mack Dec 2020 #30
And don't forget that the vaccine PatSeg Dec 2020 #27
I've heard that one just not from the person I was speaking with a while back. Solly Mack Dec 2020 #32
I heard the microchip one indirectly from my daughter's father PatSeg Dec 2020 #36
Unplugging has its benefits. I've gone months. Checked the news but only for minutes Solly Mack Dec 2020 #41
That is true PatSeg Dec 2020 #45
Yes. William769 Dec 2020 #21
Yup - my MAGA neighbors are all in on the hoax theory. Initech Dec 2020 #26
A few of my patients PCIntern Dec 2020 #31
The guy that owns The Broken iPhone Store ... Whiskeytide Dec 2020 #33
Three individuals. LanternWaste Dec 2020 #34
That's frustrating. I know what you mean... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #35
That is pretty diverse PatSeg Dec 2020 #37
Yes, I know quite a few. BlueDawn Dec 2020 #38
Yes, yes I do AaronCross Dec 2020 #39
My Neighbor is convinced that because Trump's Illness was so short that it is a hoax. KWR65 Dec 2020 #40
Is your neighbor a MAGAt? Or just lacking critical thinking skills? NurseJackie Dec 2020 #42
I've never asked him but he has three us flags and a big usa sign across his door. Let sleeping dogs KWR65 Dec 2020 #57
That's a good policy! NurseJackie Dec 2020 #58
I don't know any, but have run into them spinbaby Dec 2020 #46
I graduated high school in 1981 OriginalGeek Dec 2020 #47
The words "hysteria" have crossed her lips. "No worse than the flu," and "So many have died of other Hekate Dec 2020 #48
Well I got it and recovered MosheFeingold Dec 2020 #49
I'm so very sorry to hear that! I'm glad you're improving. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #61
Thank you MosheFeingold Dec 2020 #63
A guy down the street from me thought that....until he got covid. cry baby Dec 2020 #50
I have heard a couple of people say that the cases are over-reported. Laelth Dec 2020 #51
The "over reported" argument reminds me a lot of Trump's claim... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #52
Yep. It's the "over-hyped just to make Trump look bad" argument. Laelth Dec 2020 #56
I don't know anyone like that. cwydro Dec 2020 #53
The hoax believers run the full-spectrum... not much rhyme or reason. And... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #54
I've stayed in so much that my interactions are very limited. cwydro Dec 2020 #55
I know a few.... Xolodno Dec 2020 #59
That's the truth... I've seen many stupid people with college degrees. NurseJackie Dec 2020 #60
If any of my relatives are thinking that... electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #62
Good luck to you all dealing w these people! : ( electric_blue68 Dec 2020 #64
Yes, and one of them died from it. AwakeAtLast Dec 2020 #65
I can only describe it as "suicide by Covid". They get what they (apparently) want... NurseJackie Dec 2020 #70
Both of my idiot brothers Bettie Dec 2020 #66
Yes, I've run into several of them, including my next door neighbor mtnsnake Dec 2020 #67
There are plenty I am sure in my area Meowmee Dec 2020 #68
Yes mercuryblues Dec 2020 #69
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