Government officials from the president down to mayors aren’t taking what could be counterproductive measures against the Chinese Virus simply because top virologists and epidemiologists are providing sound data that portend a future depicted in Cormac McCarthy’s The Road.
Americans aren’t locked in their homes, washing their hands, and wondering whether they’ll die of pneumonia because all the information they receive from the leftist news sources and social media are accurate.
Rather, hard-left and Democrat activists are pumping out advertisements and faulty “science” to help Democrat president contender Joe Biden and drive public officials to adopt left-wing public policies.
The goals: destroy Trump, elect Biden, and move the country toward totalitarian socialism.
Unsurprisingly, one dark hand behind the panic is Geoge Soros, who collaborated with the Nazis during World War II. Another is leftist billionaire Donald Sussman, the founder of something called New China Capital Management, a major investment outfit.
“The Democratic Party’s leading super PAC will begin hitting President Donald Trump over coronavirus in four battleground states, using millions from liberal billionaire George Soros,” the Washington Free Beacon’s Joel Schoffstall reported yesterday:
Priorities USA Action — the Democratic Party’s largest super PAC — will spend $6 million this week on advertisements criticizing Trump for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. The ads will run in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The PAC received $3 million in contributions from Soros’s Democracy PAC on Feb. 21, new filings show. Soros’s seven-figure donation accounts for 77 percent of the $3.9 million the PAC reported hauling in last month.
The PAC will spend $150 million against Trump in key states, Schoffstall reported, and has raised “$27 million since January 2019. Its largest donor has been billionaire hedge fund manager Donald Sussman, who has given the group $8 million this cycle. Soros is now the group’s second-largest donor at $5 million.”
In its report on the pair of hate-Trump subversives citing the Wall Street Journal, the Media Research Center noted that Sussman gave $21 million to Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president, while Soros donated $9.5 million. The former Nazi stooge was Clinton’s second biggest contributor.
Beyond the leftist hit job on Trump, a state representative from Alaska, two “tech bros,” as The Federalist’s Madeline Osburn called them, and a gaggle of other top tech titans are providing faulty data at their COVID Act Now mapping tool that supposedly tracks the pathogen’s progress.
Their information “provides users a catastrophic forecast for each state, should they wait to implement COVID Act Now’s suggested strict measures to ‘flatten the curve,’” Osburn reported, and governors and other public officials are acting on it.
“But a closer look at how many of COVID Act Now’s predictions have already fallen short, and how they became a ubiquitous resource across the country overnight, suggests something more sinister,” Osburn reported:
When Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced a shelter-in-place order on Dallas County Sunday, he displayed COVID Act Now graphs with predictive outcomes after three months if certain drastic measures are taken. The NBC Dallas affiliate also embedded the COVID Act Now models in their story on the mandate.
The headline of an NBC Oregon affiliate featured COVID Act Now data, and a headline blaring, “Coronavirus model sees Oregon hospitals overwhelmed by mid-April.” Both The Oregonian and The East Oregonian also published stories featuring the widely shared data predicting a “point of no return.”
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer cited COVID Act Now when telling her state they would exceed 7 million cases in Michigan, with 1 million hospitalized and 460,000 deaths if the state did nothing.
The models predict, ominously, a “point of no return,” a great concern because “COVID Act Now’s predictions have already been proven to be wildly wrong.”
COVID Act Now predicted that by March 19 the state of Tennessee could expect 190 hospitalizations of patients with confirmed Wuhan virus. By March 19, they only had 15 patients hospitalized.
In New York, COVID Act Now claimed nearly 5,400 New Yorkers would’ve been hospitalized by March 19. The actual number of hospitalizations is around 750. The site also claimed nearly 13,000 New York hospitalizations by March 23. The actual number was around 2,500.
In Georgia, COVID Act Now predicted 688 hospitalizations by March 23. By that date, they had around 800 confirmed cases in the whole state, and fewer than 300 hospitalized.
In Florida, COVID Act Now predicted that by March 19, the state would face 400 hospitalizations. On March 19, Gov. Ron DeSantis said 90 people in Florida had been hospitalized.
It’s no surprise that COVID Act Now’s data are shockingly inaccurate. The people who run the data site are not scientists — meaning virologists or epidemiologists, Osburn reported.
The founders are Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins, a Democrat in Alaska’s legislature, and three Democrat tech executives: “Zachary Rosen, Max Henderson, and Igor Kofman — who are all also donors to various Democratic campaigns and political organizations since 2016. Henderson and Kofman donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, while Rosen donated to the Democratic National Committee, recently resigned Democratic Rep. Katie Hill, and other Democratic candidates.”
Public officials have acted on the faulty progression models.
Last week, a top epidemiologist warned that lockdowns and other measures based on faulty data could be counterproductive.
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R. Cort Kirkwood is a long-time contributor to The New American and a former newspaper editor.