Megaterio Llamas wrote:UFC champ Khabib confronts COVID-19 deniers: ‘In my village, 500 people fell ill at once’
"With his father on life support in a Moscow hospital following a coronavirus diagnosis, Khabib Nurmagomedov does not have the patience to deal with COVID-19 deniers.
The UFC lightweight champion, who himself is trapped in Russia, has been responding to people on social media who claim that the coronavirus is little more than a hoax.
“In my village more than 500 people fell ill with pneumonia at once. 11 died and dozens more people were in the hospital from my village. In a neighbouring village, 14 people died during the night and there wasn’t enough time to bury them.
“Sorry I’m not as smart as you.”
Nurmagomedov’s latest comments come shortly after the lightweight champion took to Instagram Live to confirm his father’s dire situation. “He’s in the hospital now, he’s in a very serious condition. He had heart complications stemming from the virus. This virus has very seriously affected his heart, since he had a heart operation a year ago,” Khabib said (h/t RT Sports). “He’s had surgery again. He’s in a difficult situation, very difficult. We ask Allah to return him to us. Thank you very much to everyone who writes, who sends their support. May Allah help us all.”
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 57, was transported from his native Dagestan to a military hospital in Moscow several weeks ago after falling ill with pneumonia and flu-like symptoms, which was later confirmed to be COVID-19. As his condition worsened, the renowned coach suffered a stroke and underwent surgery before being placed in a medically induced coma. And despite waking from the coma a week later, he was reportedly unable to speak and remained in critical condition.
Then on Tuesday, Russian media reported that Abdulmanap had been placed on life support after his condition worsened significantly. He remains unconscious and is unable to breathe without medical support.
Russia has over 300,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2813 death. However, Dagestan has also emerged as the nation’s coronavirus hotspot after the republic’s ministry of health revealed figures that far surpassed Moscow’s estimates, claiming that the total number of people infected with coronavirus and community-acquired pneumonia in Dagestan exceeded 13,000, with 657 dead."
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Thanks Uncle, interesting
Condolences to all in Dagestan. Weird they got hit so hard. Why Dagestan? What might be different there than other similar places that didn't get hit as hard?
The problem with the word 'denier' is that it polarizes the issue into 2 extremes; either you are a 'denier' and believe it's all fake, or you are 'not a denier' and believe everything we're told is always 100% true. All or nothing.
I find the truth is likely somewhere in the middle. It's very hard to outright deny that something like a corona pandemic is happening, and some places are getting wrecked. People are dying for sure, anyone who wants to completely try to deny that will have a hard time.
On the other hand, this doesn't mean that there is ant any bullshit going on, that there aren't some lies being told, corruption being done here, agendas at play, propaganda at work.
Folks like to polarize the issue so as to discredit and make a straw man of whatever extreme is furthest from their opinion.
I think this is a big mistake.