In the deeper, darker corners of the internet, you’ll find all manner of strange conspiracy theories; everything from shape-shifting reptilian aliens walking among us, to the possibility that Jeffrey Epstein is still alive. The emergence of the coronavirus pandemic certainly didn’t slow the tinfoil-hat crowd down, either, and there are plenty of folks out there who think the whole thing is just made up.
This has led a number of armchair investigators to head down to their local hospitals to take a look around, hoping to find evidence of their questionable beliefs. When some of these curious conspiracists found no massive overflow of patients, and no hustle and bustle in the intake department, they chalked it up to the conspiracy to which they had been subscribing.
Now, a woman in England has been arrested after her filming her local hospital and purporting that it was empty.
Police in England have arrested a woman in connection with a video of an allegedly “empty” hospital in Gloucestershire that was posted on social media.take our poll - story continues below
Gloucestershire Constabulary police officers arrested the woman on Tuesday, on suspicion of a supposed “public order offence“.
The 46-year-old woman has been bailed until January on the condition that she does not enter any NHS facility except for a health emergency or appointment, according to the local news outlet Gloucestershire Live.
There was no doubt that the woman was having a hard time believing the “official story”.
In the video posted on social media, the woman is heard saying: “Where’s the second wave? Where’re all the people dying from the second wave?” as she wanders through the largely deserted corridors of the hospital.
“We’ve just been locked down in Gloucestershire into Tier 3, for this? For an empty hospital, look at it, this is a disgrace,” the unnamed woman went on.
“To be honest I didn’t expect it to be this quiet,” the woman said, adding: “I expected a few more people to be around.”
“This is a disgrace. It is so dead. All the people in our country desperately waiting for treatment, cancer treatment heart disease, honestly this is making me so angry,” she concluded.
Medical experts have explained in the past that, given the highly contagious nature of COVID-19, it would be a great tragedy to find a “busy” hospital, in which patients or doctors were mingling about in the open air.
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