Numerous studies have documented the leftist bias of our national media. Some of that is clearly intentional, some is simple laziness, but some is also a lack of curiosity. We see this now in the arms-length disinterest in the potentially “game-changing” hydroxychloroquine treatment. Also largely ignored are the order-of-magnitude differences in cases and deaths comparing New York and California.
I spent a half-hour expanding this to an Atlantic Coast (Maine to Florida, DC) vs Pacific Coast (Washington, Oregon, California). As of Friday (per Worldometer), the East Coast has 10 times the cases and eight times the deaths. Yes, the East Coast states have twice the population and 50 percent more coastline than the West Coast states, but this is still an astounding result.
If anything, with the extensive Chinese and Pacific Rim travel including the Chinese New Year, the West Coast should be further down the curve than the East. Indeed, this all started in the state of Washington. Could it be as some have speculated that “herd immunity” has already taken hold in the western US, that this Wuhan virus actually arrived before January? Does that further explain the significantly lower numbers in the middle of the country?
It isn’t just the media not curious. Even our esteemed Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx seem uninterested, especially when this disparity clearly challenges our current “one size fits all” national strategy. There’s at least one untold story here, including the silence.Published in