Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
I don’t have time to transcribe this entire Tucker Carlson monologue from last night, but wanted to be sure readers of the Campaign Update saw it, because it’s important.
The monologue is filled with facts demonstrating pretty clearly that stay-at-home policies have had little if any real impact on slowing the spread of this virus. These of course are facts that your government and corrupt news media are ignoring.
Here’s a link to the clip: Carlson Monologue
Here are some of the key quotes from it:
Carlson: The whims of our political leaders are no unquestioned law: Dissent has been banned, and that ban is relentlessly enforced by the willing stooges in our media, who have finally stopped pretending they don’t hate you. The definitely do.
What country is this? Well, It’s a country in a lockdown. We’re told we have no choice but to do this — to stop our lives completely. Mass quarantines, they tell us, are the only way to save lives. But that’s a lie.
They don’t know it’s true, despite what they’ve claimed. There’s no scientific record to consult. It’s never been done. We’re currently living through the largest and most expensive experiment ever conducted in human history. We’ve spent trillions of dollars, and crushed millions of people, purely on the guess that a nationwide lockdown would save us from the coronavirus. Has it worked? Was the guess correct?
Let’s look at the data: as of tonight, 8 US states have not issued shelter-in-place orders. The question is, have these states suffered for not locking down? And the answer is no, they haven’t, at least not yet. Currently, all 8 states are below the national average in coronavirus cases and deaths per capita. That’s not to say they’ve been immune to the virus. They haven’t been, but they definitely have not been hit harder than other states per capita.
Those states are smallers and less dense than some of the hardest-hit states. But you can adjust for this.
In a recent article, journalist and professor Wilfred Riley did the math on this. He performed statistical regressions that accounted for population density, income level, age and racial diversity. He put his formulas out there and challenged anyone to come to different conclusions – no one has so far.
He found that a state’s lockdown strategy had no effect on how severe its outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus actually was.
Are you surprised by this? Maybe you shouldn’t be. You can see the same trend at work in other countries. Sweden, most famously, has never locked down. Restaurants there have never closed. That country is still suffering from coronavirus, suffering more in fact than we are in the U.S. But the country’s epidemic appears to have peaked. And without locking down, Sweden has, and this is the key, has fared far better than other European countries that did lock down. That includes Britain, Italy, Spain and Belgium.”
How can this be true? It seems to contravene everything we hear all day long. ‘Lockdowns stop the virus.’ That’s what they tell us, almost always at high volume and with maximum outrage and self-righteousness daring us to disagree. But in fact, there’s not much evidence that it’s true.
A new study by researchers at USC tested large groups of people in Los Angeles County for the coronavirus antibodies. They found that as of early April up to 5.6% of the entire county had contracted the illness. That means up to 320,000 adults in Los Angeles had already had it. At the time, the official number of infected people was about 8,000.
City officials had no clue – they weren’t even close. The virus had spread throughout a huge population right in the middle of the most restrictive in American history. What does it tell you? It tells you the lockdown didn’t work.
Maybe forcing people to stay inside all day isn’t actually a good way to contain a virus. Whatever the reason why it failed, it did. Our leaders guessed wrong: They claimed that a lockdown would halt the spread of the virus. It did not do that, not even close, and they need to admit that.
And then we need to change our approach based on the science. Not on their whims, but on the numbers and what we have learned.
But we’re not doing that. Public officials are instead by and large ignoring any evidence that indicts their policies or that might threaten their new and much-loved power. The don’t want to know what the facts are.
Indeed, some are now promising even longer lockdowns, maybe through the end of the summer, and even tougher punishments for those who flout them. These are Americans!
This is insanity. It is definitely not science. This is not science. It has nothing to do with the public’s health, much less the broader public interest. This is instead what happens when mediocre people suddenly find themselves with God-like power: deciding who can go outside, when people can get married, which medical procedures you’re allowed to have.
That’s a feeling of omnipotence, and they like that feeling. It fills an empty place inside. They don’t want to give it up. They want it to last forever, even as the country dies. But it can’t last forever. Because it’s not their country. It’s ours.
Is it really our country, as Carlson states at the end? It’s up to all of us to ultimately decide.
That is all.
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