NEW from @FactTank: The movement of people across borders has come to a standstill in much of the world as countries close their borders to visitors in response to the coronavirus outbreak. https://t.co/2fL6sTLvhU— Pew Research Center (@pewresearch) April 1, 2020
I honestly don’t know what to say at this point.
The regular flu is a seasonal illness. New deaths and infections from the flu and pneumonia should be plummeting in April. We are entering the fourteenth week of 2020. Here in Alabama, it was 80 degree weather last week. It was even warmer in South Florida.
Even in the worst flu season of the last decade in New York state, there were 223 pneumonia deaths in a week whereas 372 people died yesterday alone in New York in a single day. We already have another 227 deaths today in New York. There has been something like 1,700 deaths from coronavirus in a week in New York. It is not like there is a brutal cold spell in New York either. The weather is normal.
Have 100,000 to 200,000 people ever died in the United States from the flu in April and May? The public is being prepared for this. I’m having difficulty seeing how this is all one big hoax because this doesn’t really seem to be in the interest of anyone. What politician wants to tell the public that they screwed up badly and have presided over hundreds of thousands of deaths or that they took actions which deliberately crashed the economy? What is the message that the United States as the leader of the free world is trying to send here? Are we trying to illustrate to the world that America’s elites are incompetent?
Note: Maybe it is a globalist conspiracy to bring globalism to a screeching halt though? Merkel and Trudeau have been waiting this entire time for the opportunity to close their borders.