Fake news media reporters claim Rush Limbaugh has blood on his hands for “misleading” his audience about the severity of the coronavirus outbreak.
Limbaugh answered these critics during a recent broadcast.
And Rush Limbaugh told this ugly truth about the coronavirus death toll.
Left-wing reporters like Axios co-founder Jim VandeHei blamed Limbaugh for allegedly “peddling misinformation” about the severity of the coronavirus.
VandeHei and other liberals claim the outbreak in the United States spiraled out of control because red state governors listened to Limbaugh and other voices on Fox News that did not join into the chorus of media voices calling the coronavirus outbreak the beginning of the apocalypse.
These charges came after the White House coronavirus task force unveiled predictions claiming up to 240,000 Americans could die in the pandemic unless the President extended the government lockdown for 30 days.
But within days, it became clear the models were wrong as the actual data showed far fewer hospitalizations and fatalities than the models suggested.
Limbaugh answered the charges against him by again questioning just how lethal the coronavirus is.
While there is no question the virus presents a grave danger to vulnerable populations – Americans over 65 and those with pre-existing medical conditions – it is an open question as to just what level of threat it presents to the general population.
Limbaugh questioned if people that died with coronavirus were being counted as having died from coronavirus due to the possibility that they may have died from other pre-existing conditions.
“’Maybe they’re not going to the hospital with whatever has befallen them such as coronary failure, heart attack, whatever. Maybe they’re just…’ No. What is happening is that as many deaths as reasonably can be are being chalked up to Covid-19 — and at yesterday’s briefing at the White House, Dr. Deborah Birx admitted that we are doing exactly what I just described.”
Limbaugh’s closing comment called back to comments made when coronavirus task force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx admitted the Centers for Disease Control was taking a very loose definition of someone having died from the coronavirus.
“We’ve taken a very liberal approach to mortality,” Dr. Birx stated.
“There are other countries that if you had a preexisting condition — and let’s say the virus caused you to go to the ICU and then have a heart or kidney problem — some countries are recording that as a heart issue or a kidney issue and not a Covid-19 death. Right now, we’re still recording at… I mean, the great thing about having forms that come in and a form that has the ability to mark it as Covid-19 infection… The intent is right now that those — if someone dies with Covid-19, we are counting that as a Covid-19 death,” Dr. Birx declared.
And there is some evidence that Limbaugh’s concerns about the lethality of the coronavirus were well-founded.
The Economist published research showing the coronavirus spread 200 times faster than government officials originally believed.
This was good news because while coronavirus may be extremely more contagious than originally thought, it would also mean it was far less deadly.
Great American Daily will keep you up to date on any new developments in this ongoing story.