As a Michigander with family in the medical field there at Beaumont hospital in particular, this doesn’t surprise me. For the last year I’ve seen people on both sides of the aisle not doing any of the social distancing measures necessary. Yes a lot of the super right wing folks are more apt to believe the “fake news” bullshit, but many college kids I know were more interested in not letting COVID-19 affect their college experience rather than trying to stay safe. As soon as bars opened, they were out again. Detroit, Grand Rapids, East Lansing, Ann Arbor. I know people who have gotten COVID-19 twice now and still continue with their shenanigans.

My personal belief is that the media has spread so much fake/spun/politically fused news in the past year that people have become numb to anything true and therefore, as the old saying goes, ignorance is bliss.

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