OMG. This is so on point. I have an old friend who is a medical doctor, a professor of medicine at UC Davis, and the Chief of Internal Medicine at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Sacramento. He routinely posts on Facebook about COVID-19 and just as routinely, some pea brains we went to high school with opine on how the epidemic is a hoax and post YouTube videos to “prove” it. I just got finished ripping one of them a new one for having the nerve to contradict such a distinguished medical professional with abject nonsense. My friend doesn’t allow me to express myself in the manner that you did in your story, but I did my best. (He still thinks these guys can be won over and won’t let the rest of us abuse them overtly.) Reading your story helped me vent some of that pent up ire. Thanks!

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