(Liberty Bell) – While the mainstream media is stoking the fires of coronavirus hysteria as cases continue to rise in the United States, many are sounding the alarm that the numbers are not what they appear.
As iconic conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh revealed on Monday, the left-wing narrative has things backwards.
As the total number of cases continues to rise, you see, the death rate is plummeting.
“The death rate is falling, but you don’t know that because they are simply reporting this massive increase in cases,” Limbaugh explained.
“And you’re supposed to assume that every case equals a death. This is due to media irresponsibility and propaganda as well. So record number of cases in Florida set every day. Not in deaths, folks.”
While Limbaugh’s own state of Florida joined Texas and Arizona in seeing significant spikes in cases as of late, the number of deaths per million have been insignificant.
“The number one state where death is occurring to COVID-19’s New Jersey,” Limbaugh continued.
“Wait a minute, New Jersey?” he pressed on.
“I don’t even hear about New Jersey on the news. New Jersey? They’re not even telling me about the number of new cases in New Jersey. All I’m hearing about is Florida and Texas. Yep. It’s 1,718 deaths per million in New Jersey. Do you know what number two is? Number two happens to be Andrew Cuomo’s state, New York, with 1,656 deaths per million.”
Limbaugh believes that social distancing and masks should not be mandated, but the elderly or immunocompromised should continue to be encouraged “to stay quarantined, stay hidden away. Do not go out.”
This is perfectly sensible, as the continued rates of the virus indicate that the vast majority of deaths from the novel virus are among those with preexisting conditions.
“But let the young and the healthy go out and live their lives,” he said. “Go ahead and live their lives and spread herd immunity because that’s ultimately — til we get therapeutics or a vaccine, herd immunity is — gonna be the answer to this.”
Limbaugh, on his part, has been battling advanced lung cancer and told his audience on Monday that he is “very confident” following a third round of treatment.
“My first two at-bats were horrible,” he said. “One was a targeted therapy of clinical trial drugs, which worked but nearly killed me in the process. And so we had to get off of those.”
However, as he added, “on my third at-bat, the third attempt, I managed to get on base. I hit a solid single and then stole second. I am currently on second base hoping to slide into third and eventually make it all the way home. We’re in the bottom of the ninth. If I get all the way home we get extra innings. And that’s what we’re shooting for here.”
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