It’s high time for the American people to be aware of the three fast spreading lies relating to the COVID-19 issue, and the major partisan motives behind them. These lies are dangerous for your children and affect how you cope with the situation.
Lie Number 1: The United States’ response stands out among the worst of any country.
House Majority Whip James Cyburn has come up with the charge and dedicated a hearing Friday to discuss the virus issue.
Don’t buy this big lie as there was a total number of 183,639 people who have died from the coronavirus as of Monday. Death per capita has been much higher in the UK, Spain, and Italy than in the US, according to John Hopkins. After a small gap, the cases are again spiking in many European countries.
It’s really shocking to see such a question come from New York Times columnist Paul Krugman. He asked, “Why Can’t Trump’s America be like Italy?” Is he out of his mind? A patient with the coronavirus faced three times the death rate in Italy than in the US, according to the data published by John Hopkins.
People like Ashish Jha are still misleading Americans with their baseless statements. “I think there are going to be states in our country that can replicate Italy,” said Ashish Jha, head of Harvard’s Global Health Institute, noting that New York has made its own dramatic strides in containing the virus.
“But I would rather spend this summer in Rome with my family than in Phoenix.”
Lie Number 2: Clyburn accused the administration of “rushing into reopening the schools,” against the ” advice of public health experts.” Sir, get the facts straight to your head about experts wanting schools to reopen.
At the hearing, expert witnesses Anthony Fauci from the National Institutes of Health, and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have emphasized the importance of the reopening of schools. Redfield itemized the consequences of keeping schools closed, which include delayed learning, social isolation, undetected child abuse, and even adolescent suicide. He called special attention to his agency’s blueprint for reopening schools in a very safe and secured manner. It also included the norms of spacing the desks and handling lunchtime process.
The CDC reports that the COVID-19 virus poses a smaller risk to children than a normal flu—for which schools never closed. According to the data published in Switzerland, Iceland, and South Korea, kids below the age of 10 are unlikely to infect any member of their families. The American Academy of Pediatricians and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are urging to reopen the grade K-5 at least.
Contrary to science, the Democrats and the teacher’s union are demanding that schools remain closed. They are using the issue against Trump, and at the same time, they get paid for staying home.
A research published in New Zealand has shown that infected students didn’t infect their teachers, yet the teachers in New York are taking to the streets, marching with coffins and skeletons. They are frauds.
Transit workers, cops, and firefighters have been showing up for work, despite the real dangers they confront.
Lie Number 3: Clyburn falsely accused the Trump administration of having no “comprehensive national strategy” to combat the virus.
On Friday evening, Dr. Fauci laid out the entire vaccine strategy, optimistically predicting an effective and safe vaccine before 2020 ends. Redfield went over plans for workplaces, schools, nursing homes, and child care centers.
According to Redfield, if Americans “wholeheartedly embrace five measures” — wearing masks, hand hygiene, social distancing, avoiding crowds, and protecting the elderly, “we can get this virus under control,” without shutdowns. That’s an important message.
Finally, try to get the smell of fourth lie being cooked up:
Democrats have stated that the Trump administration is cutting corners to deliver the vaccine before election to buy votes. Fauci assured Congress several times that it is not true. That lie could prevent people from using the vaccine and may cost many lives.