Although I don’t normally comment about these types of things, I felt I needed to speak up about this here and now – This is not about politics – it’s about Science. It’s about Life and Death. It’s about delivering ACCURATE HEALTH INFORMATION to the public. And mostly – it’s about LIES.
The days of calling these things “misinformation” or “alternative facts” are over. Those days are over. These are lies. Plain and simple. Lies.
In his book, “People of the Lie, The Hope for Healing Human Evil” – The Author, Dr. M. Scott Peck said – “Wherever there is evil, there’s a lie around.”
Feb 3rd – Trump was given a report from the US Army which stated that between 80,000 and 150,000 Americans could die from coronavirus.
Trump, March 4: “Now, this is just my hunch, and — but based on a lot of conversations with a lot of people that do this, because a lot of people will have this, and it’s very mild. They will get better very rapidly. They don’t even see a doctor. They don’t even call a doctor. You never hear about those people. So, you can’t put them down in the category of the overall population in terms of this corona flu and — or virus. So you just can’t do that. So, if we have thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work — some of them go to work, but they get better. And then, when you do have a death, like you have had in the state of Washington, like you had one in California — I believe you had one in New York — you know, all of a sudden, it seems like 3 or 4%, which is a very high number, as opposed to — as opposed to a fraction of 1%. But, again, they don’t — they don’t know about the easy cases, because the easy cases don’t go to the hospital. They don’t report to doctors or the hospital in many cases.”
FACT: The Death Toll in America the day of this blog post, April 11, 2020 is: 3.88%
Recently, I actually had someone very close to me, a reasonably intelligent person who I trusted, try to tell me she saw a “NEWS REPORT” that the World Health Organization and NYC had been inflating the numbers of deaths … I wondered, to what purpose would anyone do such a thing? It didn’t even make any sense to me. People are suffering and dying everywhere – this is a world-wide disaster of unprecedented proportions, who would conceive of such a thing? The idea actually made me feel sick to my stomach.
Well – it turns out this wasn’t a “NEWS REPORT” at all. It was a lie. An absolute lie. It was a Right Wing conspiracy theory originated by Rush Limbaugh. Right up there with Hillary’s sex trafficking minors in the back rooms of pizza parlors, Muslims taking over Detroit, or the Coronavirus being a “Democratic Hoax” –
The Price we pay for these Lies –
The US now has MORE DEATHS from the virus than any other country.
Do those coffins look like a Democratic hoax to you? Do they look like “inflated numbers?” Do they look like “Fake News?”
FACT: During a Feb. 28, 2020, campaign rally in South Carolina, President Donald Trump likened the Democrats’ criticism of his administration’s response to the new coronavirus outbreak to their efforts to impeach him, saying “this is their new hoax.” During the speech he also seemed to downplay the severity of the outbreak, comparing it to the common flu.
FACT: An unclassified briefing document on the novel coronavirus prepared on Feb. 3, 2020 by the U.S. Army projected that “between 80,000 and 150,000 Americans could die.”
So, 25 days AFTER he received the Army’s report on coronavirus he told his supporters it was a “Democratic Hoax.” And a MONTH AFTER he received the report (March 4) he said – ” … thousands or hundreds of thousands of people that get better just by, you know, sitting around and even going to work…”
And now there are “rumblings” that he’s going to tell Americans to go back to work in a couple more weeks, open the country for business – maybe by May 1st.
Okay – let’s face it – this guy has lied every time he has opened his mouth for over 3 years – and many of us have found it very humorous – sometime’s hilarious – but it’s different now. It is WAY DIFFERENT.
People are dying now. This is no longer a Reality TV Show. It’s not a Democratic Hoax. It’s actual REALITY – American’s, our friends, family, and neighbors, are ACTUALLY DYING.
I am imploring each and every reader I have here – FACT CHECK the information you are receiving about the pandemic. Challenge people who lie to you by showing them the facts and please – DO NOT PASS ON THESE LIES TO OTHERS because they are getting people killed. American Lives are now being sacrificed on the altar of Willful Ignorance and Donald Trump’s unchecked pathological narcissism.
For the record – I’d like to see the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) pull the plug on Fox for contributing to the death count in America – as seen below – there’s gonna be a special place in hell for these people –
Sending you all my Love and Light – Stay safe out there.
Until next time …