Sunday, 26 April 2020

My Biggest Mistake

I made my biggest mistake in my 11 years of blogging today.

I shared, on the Sometimes it is Lupus Facebook Pate,  an article about misinformation (that people with lupus don't catch COVID-19) a prominent person in a foreign country said.

My main purpose was to warn lupies that if they'd heard this it was inaccurate.  We have weird immune systems,  that doesn't protect us from other diseases, in fact, anecdotally, many of us catch anything that is going around.

I admit I was also having a bit of a laugh at the person who had announced the misinformation.  In my defence, I'm Australian.  We make a national sport of laughing at all politicians, of whatever party, whether we support them or not.

What I was not prepared for was the response.

Instead of a discussion of how to protect ourselves from this horrible pandemic, it immediately became a massive political argument.

I had no idea of just how strongly people from this particular foreign country feel about their politicians.

I promise I will not be making that mistake again.

So, as always, get your medical advice from your doctor, not from celebrities, politicians or anyone else.




2 comments:

  1. We're sorry you learned the lesson the hard way. ((hugs))

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  2. Hi there,
    I completely get it. In fact, I have a blog in French as I am francophone and these articles are so inaccurate and sometimes even inappropriate. I think our readers are quick to jump on the wagon and a doctors opinion is the way to go.

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