There is a tremendous amount of effort being expended in the mainstream media to hold up Florida as a complete failure when it comes to the COVID pandemic.
On Friday, the Associated Press reported that Florida broke the ‘record’ with more than 21,000 new cases in the state. One of the key contentions was that hospitals were closed to being ‘overrun,’ a common claim in COVID reports that have nearly all turned up hollow.
“The Florida Hospital Association said Friday that statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations are nearing last year’s peak, and one of the state’s largest health care systems, AdventHealth’s Central Florida Division, this week advised it would no longer be conducting nonemergency surgeries in order to free up resources for COVID-19 patients,” the AP reported.
The Delta variant is indeed fueling a surge in ‘cases,’ which are actually infections for those who are vaccinated or otherwise asymptomatic. The Delta variant is far less deadly than the original ‘wild’ variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. It raises the question of whether or not people are being hospitalized for COVID, or merely testing positive for COVID after going to the hospital for other reasons.
One citizen decided not to take the Associated Press or any other mainstream media outlet’s word for it and decided to check it out for themself. Dr. Shay, Phd., who goes by AMA Black Patriot on Twitter (@DrShayPhD) went to a hospital at Cape Canaveral, Florida, which the AP had used as the location for one of its report.
“So the Associated Press wrote an article saying that Cape Canaveral, FL hospital is bursting at the seams with Covid patients,” Dr. Shay tweeted. “I had to go see for myself, so I drove there. The first set of pictures are of the hospital’s parking. More to follow.”
“Pictures of the doctors parking lot, patients parking. Er parking and even took some of the parking garage,” Shay added. “See attached.”
“More of the hospital the AP said is bursting with Covid patients,” Shay continued.
Dr. Shay also said that she would be going to other hospitals to check on the accuracy of the media’s depiction of the COVID surge.
— AMABLACKPATRIOT (@DrShayPhD) August 2, 2021
“Tomorrow, God’s willing, I’m going to go to three other hospitals, and will post pictures as well,” Shay said. “Sick to my stomach of the [Lying Liberals].”
The news media have been on a tear attempting to depict Florida as a COVID nightmare due to Gov. Ron DeSantis’ alleged mismanagement. Meanwhile, New York has the worst COVID mortality rate in the United States and is threatening to implement fascistic vaccine passports merely so citizens can purchase goods and services.
On Friday, John Hopkins University dumped what amounted to a 300% surge in COVID deaths in a dataset. It turned out that it was a week’s figures for Florida and months of figures for Joe Biden’s home state of Delaware. When the figures were corrected, there was only a 2.5 percent increase nationwide in deaths week over week.
The actual mortality rate for Florida remains statistically flat. The recent COVID wave is being driven by the Delta variant, which is far less deadly than the original, and can be spread by the vaccinated. It turns out that freedom and the truth are bigger enemies to biased reporters than COVID.
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