Mainstream media is back with fearmongering about second wave of coronavirus despite new data showing decline in number of hospitalizations
After spending the last two weeks telling Americans it’s okay to participate in social-justice demonstrations over the killing of George Floyd, the mainstream media apocalypse are back with warnings about the second wave of coronavirus. As early as Monday of this week, the media has been lecturing us that racism, not coronavirus, is the real health crisis we face as a nation.
Given that the media has been wrong about everything related to coronavirus, should they be taken seriously this time? Just about three months ago, the same mainstream media said that coronavirus patients had started to overwhelm our healthcare system. In the end, they turned out to be wrong.
But, what does the data actually say? Yes, there has been increased in the number of COVID-19 positive cases in some states. However, this is a meaningless metrics given that we are doing more testing now. In the early days of coronavirus, there was less testing done. Fewer cases have been coupled with far less testing. Today, the United States has conducted more testing than any other nation in the world. As coronavirus testing increases, the higher the number of reported cases. However, the metrics the mainstream media is not telling you is the number of hospitalization and ICU beds.
For instance, on Friday, the media provides widespread coverage the 1902 new coronavirus cases in the state of Florida. It’s a record, they scream. But they failed to tell their viewers that Florida hospitalizations has been trending downward
On the same day Florida reported 1902 new coronavirus cases, the number of coronavirus patients hospitalization decreased to 563 (see data below).
Florida is not alone. Arizona also has received mainstream media attention with a reported 1412 new cases.
Just like Florida, what the media failed to tell their viewers is the number hospitalizations in Arizona. On the same day Arizona reported 1412 new coronavirus cases, only one person is hospitalized for coronavirus in a state of over 7 million people.
Over the past two weeks, 22 other states have had recent growth in newly reported cases over the last 14 days, in part because some have recently ramped up their testing capacity, according to New York Times. However, the increase
As New York Times reporter Alex Berenson also pointed out in his latest book titled, “Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns,” the number of coronavirus cases does not necessarily correlate to the number of hospitalizations.
1/ Hey, wonder why @cnn and the rest of Team Apocalypse are screaming so hard about new “cases” (aka positive tests, which are actually falling nationally, btw)? It might because daily US Covid deaths have fallen two-thirds in six weeks. True story, not that you’ve heard it… pic.twitter.com/2tMHlMFKFa
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) June 12, 2020
As of writing, coronavirus has affected more than 2 million Americans and killed at least 113,820 since the first confirmed U.S. case less than five months ago, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University. “If cases begin to go up again, particularly if they go up dramatically, it’s important to recognize that more mitigation efforts such as what were implemented back in March may be needed again,” Butler said.