I’ll be honest, this is as much a question as it is a vent.

Specifically, how do you deal with people you meet everyday like family, coworkers, etc. who just revel in conspiracy theories?

I have a coworker who is dead certain 5G somehow produces the coronavirus, despite easily verifiable facts in microbiology and physics showing otherwise. He’s a nice guy in general with a degree in electronics, but dear lord, when he starts with this tin-foil hat bullshit it ruins my day.

  • @onlooker@lemmy.mlOP
    43 years ago

    Wow. People like that should have their degree revoked. I shudder to think how many patients had to listen to her theories. Some may have even believed her.

    He’s not the trolling sort, thankfully. I already did tell him I don’t want to talk about it and that we’ll never agree on the topic, but he still occassionally brings up the topic when I’m around. I don’t participate in the discussion, but it still annoys me.

    • @seahorse@lemmy.ml
      63 years ago

      We both work for a medical device manufacturer and she’s a consultant for us, so she generally doesn’t see patients. She had a trump sticker on her car as well lol. Weird because she seems so nice when I have to actually work with her.