Seems like all that laughing at America for royally botching their COVID-19 has been a bit premature because not only have we seen a spike in confirmed cases across Victoria, there are several thousand Victorians who are straight up refusing to participate in testing for several dumb reasons, including the belief that the coronavirus is a conspiracy.
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According to ABC News, Victoria Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says authorities are “smashing targets for testing” since the recent spike in confirmed COVID-19 cases with over 164,000 Victorians getting swabbed.
That being said, over 10,000 Victorians living in Melbourne’s COVID-19 hotspots are refusing to get the all-important cotton swab up their nose during Victoria’s testing blitz.
There were a bunch of reasons why these people refused to get tested, such as they may have already been previously swabbed or the misguided belief the coronavirus won’t affect them – which is completely wrong. But the most infuriating reason is that some of these idiots actually believe COVID-19 is a conspiracy.
After several months, millions of confirmed cases, and hundreds of thousands of deaths, how can people honestly believe COVID-19 is a conspiracy theory? The fact that Mikakos had to even mention it in her presser suggests that the number is worryingly high enough to take seriously.
Either there’s something in the Victorian water or all the people who refused to get tested are Pete Evans because there’s just no explanation for believing in dumb COVID-19 conspiracy theories, especially when they’ve been thoroughly and repeatedly debunked.
At the time of writing, Victoria has 442 confirmed active COVID-19 cases and that number is likely to increase over the coming days due to the amount of tests being administered and the botched hotel quarantine incident.
Mikakos has stated that they’re investigating the source of the new COVID-19 spike including “super spreader” theory, which is a suggestion that the cause is due to a single source of infection. She also stated that authorities are not ruling out further lockdowns of additional suburbs in Melbourne.
So for those people who aren’t getting tested because they believe COVID-19 is a conspiracy (or just people refusing to get testing for any reason), please wake the hell up and take this seriously because you’re only extending the lockdown period by being selfish.
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