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COVID denial graffiti in Dover is amended and everyone loves it

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Original article from Kent Live

An amendment to COVID denial graffiti in a prominent location in Dover has received overwhelming support on social media.

For weeks, a conspiracy theorist's jarring message showed clearly on the side of a house along Maison Dieu Road, near to Charlton Green shopping area.

Drivers, pedestrians and Morrisons shoppers alike couldn't help but notice "COVID is a lie" sprayed in large black letters.

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But someone has taken it upon themselves to add their own annotation – to much acclaim.

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Now the sign has been turned into a speech bubble originating from a small dark figure.

The figure is simply labelled "idiot", while another annotation adds: "Don't be this guy."

The revision has been warmly received by the majority on social media.

The graffiti is in a prominent location in Dover

It's attracted hundreds of likes and dozens of positive comments on local Facebook groups.

"Feel sorry for the people that live there and the fact that is on their house, but also feel the person who updated it is saying what we all thought about the original graffiti," said one person.

Another added: "I'd like to meet the person who put that there and explain what it's like to have COVID when you're fighting for every breath.

"And after being on ventilation and being in pain and you have to learn to talk and walk and even eat again, not seeing your family for six weeks in hospital, months off of work to recover and never be the same again.

"That's COVID. Lucky to survive."

A third wrote: "Every time I hobbled short of breath past that stupidity I mentally chose a few words to think."

The tasteless graffiti was scrawled as Kent became one of the areas worst affected by the second wave of coronavirus.

After becoming the epicentre of the more infectious Alpha variant, at the start of the year well over 200 Kent residents were dying of the virus every week.

A giant temporary morgue had to be erected in Maidstone.

The latest figures show that infection numbers are starting to rise once again, prompting the government to delay the final easing of social restrictions – dubbed Freedom Day – by at least four weeks.

With significant portions of the population now vaccinated, all eyes are on the latest data on deaths and admissions to see if they start to increase significantly too.

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