The greatest danger is the spread of unsubstantiated rumors.
A ‘blogger’ posted to Twitter last night that a child in Bloomington tested positive for corona virus.
This very well may be true, but that is beside the point. As best I can tell this person is not an M.D. A careful look at their blog makes on question their motives for making this sort of announcement. Specifically, there is an extremely posed post that lets you know all of the brands of clothing this person wears; not to mention the Amazon links that appear elsewhere in the blog. As I am forever the skeptic, this post seems not only dangerous, but self-absorbed. This is entirely unsubstantiated at this point. It is not the job of ‘Twitter’ (or anyone on Twitter) to create panic like this. Until the health department officially announces something this is just a rumor. This is dangerous. Again, this may very well be true, but it is not the job of Twitter to create panic (although that seems all that it is good for).
Last night, the local school district notified parents that schools would be closed today. In their letter it was stated that “We were notified that families have been exposed to others displaying symptoms of the COVID-19/Coronavirus”. Read that sentence carefully. “We were notified” -By Whom? “families have been exposed to other displaying symptoms” -displaying symptoms and having the virus are two totally different things. Again-Again, this might lead to an actual case, but there is nothing in that sentence that offers any authoritative proof that anything has actually happened.
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