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Arizona network news are lying about the Chinese virus, hoping to flip the state to their party this election. They are willfully deceiving their viewers, so yes, they are lying. The same almost certainly holds true for every other battleground state, as a minimum. There is absolutely no dispute about the facts, which are clearly displayed on the Arizona Department of Public Health Services website, as they have been for the past half year. Arizona has never been in real danger, and is not now in any coronavirus crisis. Who are you going to believe, the lying media or your own eyes?
The answer to lies is truth. The answer to fear is a combination of reassurance and counter-fear. Fear, a feeling, cannot be effectively answered with mere facts. As human beings, we are not logic machines, we are wonderfully made with both reason and emotion, with sense and sensitivity. The public health bureaucracy in Arizona, a political battleground state, has done a very fair job of presenting the facts about hospital capacity and COVID-19 versus other ailments driving hospital occupancy. At the same time, the worthless head of the AZDHS has mouthed the lab coat left’s lines, playing with the facts she must present to hurt President Trump and Arizona as much as possible in the service of Democrats. Pathetically, even conservative talk-radio has failed to show up and defeat her with real substantive questions at press conferences. Nor has Lord Governor Ducey faced any real, sustained challenges on the reality of the medical and life damage he has imposed with his dictates. Yet, from ICU beds, to respirator use, to overall occupancy, the pictures are very reassuring. That is precisely why local broadcast media avoid these graphics.
Arizona hospitals are not facing a crisis of increased load from a new COVID-19 wave. The red is COVID, the dark grey is all other reasons for admission. Notice that occupancy has been steady since the height of COVID in Arizona. See the massive suppression of other patients’ needs when Fauci’s fraudulent prescription drove all other areas of medicine out of public health focus. As you can see, Arizonans have since gone back to the hospitals, as the whole of modern medicine reengages. At no time have we ever been in real danger of overwhelming our hospitals, as this capacity does not include a strategic reserve of hospitals taken offline in the name of efficiency and brought back into readiness by the Army Corps of Engineers this past Spring.
Ah, but what about specialized care? What about ICU beds and all the associated equipment? See for yourself that the demand for ICU beds tracks the same way as general occupancy. See also that ICU demand has been unchanged, excluding COVID, since Lord Governor Ducey relaxed his iron fist slightly. What happened to all the people who would otherwise have gone to the ICU during an executive dictatorship? Perhaps they showed upcoded COVID, perhaps their treatment was delayed, their suffering prolonged at home, and perhaps bad things happened in their homes or ambulances, off the hospital books.
What about emergency room beds? Arizona never even got close to breaking a sweat on emergency department bed usage. The red in this chart are beds in use. You can see that we never even got past half-occupancy. We have always been safe from a medical crisis.
Oh, but what about those ventilators? The picture is the same as for emergency rooms. We never even stressed capacity, period. It was always a big lie and a long con game. Never mind the lessons learned about proper treatment protocols and the rise of effective treatments short of assisted breathing, Arizona was never in any danger whatsoever. We were never Italy, with its broken, fragile medical logistics. This is ‘Merica! We have been safe and we are still completely safe from a coronavirus crisis.
Yes, there is another set of tabs that are COVID specific, excluding all other information and context. Those charts only have meaning the full context of all medical needs, so the charts above give you the straight story. The media, both national and local, are deliberately distracting and deceiving, that is, they are lying like a rug to influence the election for the benefit of their radical leftist party.