It seems like news about COVID-19 is all we hear these days and that’s, frankly, understandable. This global pandemic is affecting everyone’s lives in negative ways, so it’s hard to forget about it. At first, all the news focused on the spread, the symptoms, and the effects of this horrible illness that has claimed 333,032 lives as of May 22, 2020. However, as the virus has moved across the world, another beast has emerged—conspiracy theories.

The dangerous concept that the virus is only a hoax initially seemed like a joke or something that anti-vax groups would share on their Facebook group pages. However, unfortunately, the idea gained followers and started spreading, prompting people to avoid using protection and endangering not only themselves, but others as well.

Doctor Ryan Marino recently took to Twitter to share his experience of coming face-to-face with one of the people who genuinely believes that the virus is a hoax. The worst part is, perhaps, that the person was his patient. That had COVID-19. Understandably, the doctor expressed his frustrations and people joined in on the discussion.

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The doctor shared his thoughts with his Twitter audience

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And it quickly sparked a debate among other Twitter users

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