Monday, June 29, 2020

While Media Focuses on COVID Case Spike, US Sees Lowest Death Count in 3 Months

The past few months of the coronavirus pandemic have been a master class in how legacy media manipulate numbers to stoke fear. Case in point: Have you heard that on Sunday, the United States reported its lowest single-day death count in three months? 
You probably have not, but it is true, according to a website tracking COVID-19 cases. 
The “Daily Deaths” chart at Worldometer shows the dramatic decline: The 267 coronavirus deaths recorded Sunday were less than half the total of the previous day (573) and the fewest since March 23, when the site listed a total of 180 deaths. 
But if you are watching CNN, you are only hearing more panic and fear, with headlines highlighting worries about the increased spread of the virus. 
This is what the network reported Monday: “Parts of Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Texas and other states — many of which were some of the first to reopen following shutdowns — have reported that new coronavirus cases are being diagnosed in increasingly younger populations.” 
Note the way CNN highlighted states that reopened earlier than others. The dominating narrative in the mainstream media is that there are a lot of red states with spiking COVID-19 case numbers. 
Of course, as more people get tested, more cases will appear. But if deaths and hospitalizations are declining, our country is headed in the right direction.

1 comment:

revereridesagain said...

Indeed the principle of "never let a crisis go to waste" is being polished and readied for a resurgence of the Masked Hysteria just in time to ruin Salem, MA's month-long Halloween festival in October (likely resulting in a wave of curses as "Witch City" gets its economy devastated at the worst possible time), but I digress. The combined seasonal flu (with vaccine) and return of the WuFlu (without) will be put various forms of voter fraud to full use in the service of assuring victory to that senile old man in the basement and the chosen otherwise unqualified W.O.C. who will be official V.P. and unofficial POTUS.

It's going to be a long road ahead.