Nearly Everyone in Dimmit County Is Infected or Vaccinated. Now What?
Each day, Carrizo Springs city manager Terry McCalpin boils orange and lemon peels in a pot to make a supposed coronavirus preventative that’s been touted on social media. He drinks a tablespoon of the concoction, chasing it down with zinc, the blood pressure drug reserpine, and vitamin D3. McCalpin, a 58-year-old former police officer who describes himself as a “high-risk candidate for the virus” because of health problems, estimates that he’s been in close proximity to eight people with COVID-19 over the past year and a half without falling ill. Like most residents of rural Dimmit County, where Carrizo Springs is located, McCalpin is fully vaccinated. But a steady diet of online misinformation, and the continued proliferation of the virus, has convinced him the vaccine doesn’t…View Original Post
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