Updated: May 20, 2020
Have you noticed the MSM and Democrat controlled states and cities are making this out to be the next Black Plague? The virus is very real, but let’s connect a few dots. From the Federalist:
As U.S. state and local officials halt the economy and quarantine their communities over the Wuhan virus crisis, one would hope our leaders were making such major decisions based on well-sourced data and statistical analysis. That is not the case.
A scan of statements made by media, state governors, local leaders, county judges, and more show many relying on the same source, an online mapping tool called COVID Act Now.The website says it is “built to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling.”
COVID Act Now. Can you guess who’s behind?
So why is the organization or seemingly innocent online mapping tool using inaccurate algorithms to scaremonger leaders into tanking the economy? Politics, of course.
Founders of the site include Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and three Silicon Valley tech workers and Democratic activists — Zachary Rosen, Max Henderson, and Igor Kofman — who are all also donors to various Democratic campaigns and political organizations since 2016. Henderson and Kofman donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, while Rosen donated to the Democratic National Committee, recently resigned Democratic Rep. Katie Hill, and other Democratic candidates. Prior to building the COVID Act Now website, Kofman created an online game designed to raise $1 million for the eventual 2020 Democratic candidate and defeat President Trump. The game’s website is now defunct.
And that’s why the MSM is fear mongering, Democrat controlled states are locking down to go “scorched earth”, draconian “emergency” laws are being enacted, gun rights are under attack, and most of all, that‘s why we are all being effected in our daily lives. Thanks, Democrats. The virus is very real, but the over reactions (many of which have nothing to do with the virus) are for political reasons. Just like they do with guns (sell their agenda through fear), they’re trying to “save” us by using that fear now. We are allowing a police state to take hold over the fear of a virus.
Scary times, and further:
Epidemiologist Neil Ferguson, who created the highly-cited Imperial College London coronavirus model, which has been cited by organizations like The New York Times and has been instrumental in governmental policy decision-making, offered a massive revision to his model on Wednesday.
Ferguson’s model projected 2.2 million dead people in the United States and 500,000 in the U.K. from COVID-19 if no action were taken to slow the virus and blunt its curve.
However, after just one day of ordered lockdowns in the U.K., Ferguson is presenting drastically downgraded estimates, revealing that far more people likely have the virus than his team figured. Now, the epidemiologist predicts, hospitals will be just fine taking on COVID-19 patients and estimates 20,000 or far fewer people will die from the virus itself or from its agitation of other ailments, as reported by New Scientist Wednesday.
Ferguson thus dropped his prediction from 500,000 dead to 20,000.