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“[Biden is a…] pure demogog—out to save Am. from the Reagan Doctrine.” – President Ronald Reagan (diary entry)
It seems the entire Democrat-Media Complex is all-in on the “Trump Mishandled COVID” narrative and, with all due respect to Mr. Reagan, the term “demagogues” just doesn’t cut hard enough at the disgusting level of intellectual dishonesty coming from the various organs and mouthpieces being deployed against the President. (Yes, that includes that little twit who occupied the big office before Mr. Trump.) “Liars” is more fitting. (As opposed to the little-“l” liars of the local variety. Amateurish to be sure but disgusting nonetheless. But I digress.)
Let us return to Friday, March 13 and one of those organs being used to dictate the narrative du jour to help prepare their troops for the weekend news cycles with material to continue to undercut the President:
I hope you can read the small print: “CDC WORST CASE SCENARIO: 1.7 MILLION DEATHS.” That link informs us:
Between 160 million and 214 million people in the U.S. could be infected over the course of the epidemic, according to one projection. That could last months or even over a year, with infections concentrated in shorter periods, staggered across time in different communities, experts said. As many as 200,000 to 1.7 million people could die.
And, the calculations based on the C.D.C.’s scenarios suggested, 2.4 million to 21 million people in the U.S. could require hospitalization, potentially crushing the nation’s medical system, which has only about 925,000 staffed hospital beds. Fewer than a tenth of those are for people who are critically ill.
And from the link for the red banner headline:
Between 70 to 150 million people in the United States could eventually be infected with the novel coronavirus, according to a projection shared with Congress…
At the low end of the projection this would mean about 700,000 deaths. At the high end it would mean 1.5 million deaths.
This was the full-court press being put on Mr. Trump to take the unprecedented step of shutting down the U.S. economy. But let’s save that for another volume in the series…
The numbers available as I type this are: 8.6 million cases and 225,000 deaths. Actual cases are sitting between 4%-12% of the predicted range and deaths between 13%-32%. All still scary stuff but not catastrophic by comparison. (One might infer that it is being managed somewhat effectively and at great cost to We the People…if one was honest.) Yet Drudge informs us daily of the scores of thousands of new cases…”spiking.” For a little perspective, and if I did the math correctly, it would have to keep that up for another 600 days to reach the low end of the March “scare Trump into destroying our economy” predictions.
Now, based on their own March predictions…offered in good faith, I assure you…does the word “mishandled” seem appropriate today.
Remember the Liars (and the liars).
P.S. For those interested in such things, the archive feature at Drudge may come in handy.Published in