It seems like so long ago that our so-called experts told us that, if we locked down, followed social distancing—a new term never used before—and washed our hands, everything would be fine and dandy. We were assured that, once this whole COVID thing was past us, we could return to normal in the blink of an eye.
“15 days to slow the spread,” they told us. “Just lock down for 15 days and everything will be fine.”
Well, as of today, that “15 day period” has gone on for 365 days…and what a year it’s been.
The Numbers Were WRONG
Good thing that there wasn’t a bookie in Las Vegas seeking wagers for whether or not the country would re-open in 15-days, because those that placed a bet on the country re-opening in that time frame would have lost their house. Of course, that’s exactly what happened to people anyway after power-hungry governors locked their states down, causing thousands of businesses to cease in-person operations for months.
At the time of “15 days to slow the spread,” we were told by our news media that there would be 2.2 million deaths in the United States alone by last October, and that the death rate would be 3.4%. As of today, there have been over just 550,00 deaths attributed to COIVD—which is likely on the high side given how CDC guidelines dictate how COVID-positive deaths are counted— and the case fatality rate is less than 1%.
Only those over the age of 70 have a higher case fatality rate.
Speaking of the elderly, they were not protected by Andrew Cuomo in New York and Gretchen Whitmer in Michigan. The one age group that needed to be protected most were sent to their deaths in nursing homes by these two governors, and then both administrations covered up the true damage of their heinous acts.
For months the media celebrated New York Governor Andrew Cuomo by promoting his laughable book on COVID “leadership” and even gave him an Emmy for his press conferences.
The media used him as the anti-Trump leader that was fighting the good fight compared to the Big Bad Orange Man. Now that Donald Trump is no longer president, Cuomo is expendable. Democrats and their media accomplices have turned on Cuomo and are throwing him under the bus in light of both the nursing home coverup and a variety of sexual harassment allegations.
The Not-So-Good Doctor
Then, there was Dr. Fauci. The media adores the Good Doctor for no reason other than he supports authoritarian lockdowns and was perceived as an opponent of then President Trump.
Fauci has been wrong too many times to count. First, he wanted us not to wear masks, he then changed his mind and said that we must wear masks and admitted he lied to us to ensure that medical personnel had sufficient supplies.
The Good Doctor warned President Trump against banning travel from China and claimed that the virus was not a serious threat, only to be overruled by Trump who banned travel from China and likely saved thousands or more lives.
Fauci pushed garbage models every step of the way. Dr. Fauci claimed 1 million to 2 million Americans would die from coronavirus. Then he said 100,000 to 200,000 Americans will die from the virus. Then he agreed 81,766 Americans would die from the coronavirus.
Fauci and his colleague Dr. Birx used the Imperial College Model to persuade President Trump to lock down the entire US economy. The Imperial model has since been confirmed as A COMPLETE FRAUD.
Fauci warned that Georgia would see a surge in coronavirus cases and deaths by opening their economy too early. He was wrong again.
The Enemies Abroad
Then, there were the roles of the ultimate villains: China and the WHO.
The World Health Organization defended China’s role in allowing the virus to spread around the world and gave the communist country cover. Donald Trump defunded the WHO, only to have it re-funded by Joe Biden.
It is outrageous that America is funding an organization that defended the country that covered the outbreak up in order to save face.
We can all criticize people like Trump, Cuomo, Newsom, and others, but the ultimate blame lies at the feet of the Communist regime in Beijing: This is all China’s fault and history should judge the Chinese regime harshly.
Thanks to China, the world has changed for the worst, and we must never forget that the blame should be placed on them, and them alone.
So, happy one-year anniversary of “15 days to slow the spread.” Maybe if we are good boys and girls and get our vaccines, President Biden will allow us to celebrate Independence Day with our families.
That would be mighty fine of him…