The Coronavirus Encounters of an Average American Nobody
[The Burning Platform] Last week, I read an online article in my local paper telling of a 68-year-old gentleman who died from COVID-19. In the article, it described how the man had retired in the last year because of cancer. Then, two days later, my wife asked me if I had read the article. When I said that I had, she responded: "Scary, huh? He was healthy."
I replied: "What do you mean? He had underlying issues".
And when we logged-on to read the article again, it was tagged as "updated 7 hours ago" and many of the words I’d read two nights before were.... gone. In the paragraph where it said he retired, it mentioned nothing of his cancer and instead described how the man was "active and enjoyed riding his bike".
Of course, even a tin-foil-hat-wearing blogger like me would have a hard time believing that any conspiratorial pressure could be applied to my local paper. Perhaps the family requested the change or the original article was in error. It’s hard to say.
But I do know what I read. And, the internet archive "Way Back Machine" showed the URL as being updated on March 31, 2020 and again on April 2, 2020, but the initial article was not archived. Now I wish I’d have taken a screenshot of, or printed, the original post.
Posted by: Besoeker 2020-04-09