A Real-Life Story of How Coronavirus Hysteria Oppresses People
3-21-20, Robert Kirk, American Thinker* – In the USA some media commentators have noted the dishonest reporting of statistics to buttress the false claim that deaths from the coronavirus [COVID-19] are far in excess of mortality vs the common flu when in fact the opposite is likely the case. Others have noted that, like the common flu, the most vulnerable from COVID-19 is the elderly. For example the average age of those who have died in Italy is 81.
One thing is clear - the panic and hysteria are at levels never before seen or witnessed by most people alive today. It seems like a time of war. I'm a lawyer and retired prosecutor and for the past ten years I run an event/wedding photography business in California. -->
<-- I particularly enjoy photographing couples on their special day. One such couple, Nathan and MacKenzie hired me to photograph their wedding in Riverside County expecting a gathering of 130 of their family and friends at the end of March 2020. They're in their twenties not in their eighties. The venue reserved is a ten-acre oasis in California. On March 17, 2020 Nathan called saying the wedding and reception, for which all the invitations had gone out and for which they had planned for over a year, was canceled. They'd received an "Order of the Health Officer of the County of Riverside, California" stating "no gatherings of 10 or more in Riverside County". According to the decree: "Violation of ... this Order is a crime punishable by fine, imprisonment or both." Government officials and homeless bums were exempt.
Nathan & Mackenzie decided to go forward with the wedding witnessed by a small gathering of nine. The assembly being bride, groom, pastor, Mom, Dad on both sides, best man and maid of honor. No other close relatives or longtime friends would be there to share and witness one of the most momentous days of their lives.
Being a lawyer, I had to read the entire text of the order finding the totalitarian geniuses at the Riverside County Health Dept tried to include every contingency to protect the public's health and safety; -->
<-- in Paragraph 2: “It is further ordered that even for gatherings below this , if a minimum social distance of six feet between attendees cannot be maintained ... the gathering is prohibited.”
Heaven forbid their pastor at the conclusion of their vows blurted out: "Nathan, you may kiss the bride!" and he leaned within the prohibited six-foot barrier and did it! Should that violation occur with a representative of law enforcement checking in and witness the violation; would Nathan, MacKenzie and their co-conspirator pastor be arrested, fined and imprisoned for the flagrant violation of the county health officer's order!?
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that from April 12, 2009 to April 10, 2010, there were 60.8 million cases, 274,000 hospitalizations and 12,469 deaths in the United States. The liberal/leftist/Democrat leaning 2009 media, unlike the current liberal/leftist/Democrat leaning hysterical 2020 media raised little fuss about the handling of the Swine flu event. No shutdowns of restaurants, theaters and wedding venues. No hoarding of toilet paper and canned goods. Who was the US president in 2009? It was the guy who won a Nobel Peace Prize for nothing – Democrat BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA.
Yes, there's a war going on alright; but it’s not a war against the latest iteration of a virus pandemic - it's a war against what the left perceives as an existential threat: the re-election of Republican Conservative President Donald Trump!
 Rush Limbaugh: coronavirus a 'common cold' being weaponized against Pres Trump!
2-25-20, TheGuardian.com -- Rush Limbaugh conservative radio host rails at 'effort to bring down Trump.' Limbaugh said: “It looks like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet another element to bring down Donald Trump. Now, I want to tell you the truth about the coronavirus. I’m dead right on this. The coronavirus is the common cold, folks. The drive-by media hype of this thing as a pandemic, as the Andromeda strain, as, ‘Oh, my God, if you get it, you’re dead’ … I think the survival rate is 98%. Ninety-eight per cent of people get the coronavirus survive. It’s a respiratory system virus.”
Related: Dr. Drew Pinsky said: Hysterical 'Press Needs to Shut UP! ...
3-3-20, In two separate interviews, Dr. Drew Pinsky, M.D., said the liberal media are "over-reacting" to coronavirus, do not know how to report on it, and have created a "hysteria." The "press needs to shut up," Daily Blast Live host Sam Schacher asked Dr. Drew if people were over-reacting to the news about the coronavirus. Dr. Drew replied, "Yes, yes, yes. We are not over-reacting, the press is overreacting. It makes me furious. The press should not be reporting medical stories as though they know how to report it. If we have a pandemic, I won’t know how to tell that we’re actually having a pandemic because everything is an 'emergency.' People that are infectious disease specialists, the CDC, the epidemiologists, need to take this very seriously. The press needs to shut up because you’re more likely to die of influenza right now.”
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