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The right referring to corona as a little flu?

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pinkpinecone Fri 22-May-20 00:16:18

Just interested in people's thoughts. Why do so many right wing politicians play corona down and call it a little flu? Trump, Bolsonaro and Boris at the start.

Is it because they see it as getting in the way money making? Or because of their belief in free markets and people to crack on without too much government control or support?

On reflection it was my friends who are more right wing that took the it's a flu stance at the beginning. It seems like they were blinded to their ideology and were in denial about the truth.

I can't sleep and am lying here pondering 🤔

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canigooutyet Fri 22-May-20 00:19:09

Ask them, they are Twitter.

Lumene Fri 22-May-20 00:29:28

The right and some on the left apparently. Not sure what Jezzer’s brother has been smoking...

Playdonut Fri 22-May-20 00:36:41

I think that both left and right think that it's a little flu. There is a middle ground of doom mongers who believe it's a death sentence for everyone.

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