Just one month ago the mainstream news media downplayed the coronavirus threat. A Washington Post headline on Feb. 1 read: "Get a grippe America. The flu is a much bigger threat than coronavirus, for now."
6 weeks later, the flu is still a much bigger health threat to Americans than the coronavirus, also known as Covid-19.
The common flu virus has killed over 30,000 Americans since October 2019. Last month the death toll was 20,000. That means 10,000 people lost their lives to the flu in just one month.
In that same one month timeframe, about 40 people died from Covid-19.
Yet the media continues their fear mongering coverage as if the C-virus is the biggest health threat to Americans currently.
Now some Democratic cities are closing bars and nightclubs and considering declaring martial law - to stop the spread of the virus, or to conceal the real numbers?
The numbers don't add up.
Two months after Covid-19 breached America's shores, the disease kills an average of 2 people per day. If everyone infected with the C-virus was tested, the mortality rate would fall well below 1%.
The Covid-19 death toll in America is so low that conspiracy theorists point to death tolls in other countries as confirmation that America's extreme response to the C-virus is justified.
Drastic measures are being undertaken to contain the coronavirus, while the flu goes on a rampage, killing 60,000 Americans per year. Up to 80,000 Americans are expected to die this flu season.
In America's history there has never been school closings, social distancing campaigns, cancellations of major sports leagues, and entire cities shut down to contain the flu virus epidemic that killed millions of Americans over the last half century.
Unlike Covid-19, the influenza virus does not discriminate. The flu kills everyone young and old. Nearly 100 children have died from the flu this season. Not a single child has died from Covid-19 anywhere in the world.
As the news media presses the panic button, nurses and doctors are not seeing a spike in respiratory distress cases in their hospitals.
People who are in respiratory distress typically rush to a hospital emergency room. But doctors and nurses on Twitter say they are seeing emergency rooms packed with patients who have asthma, flu symptoms or the common cold.
But news outlets report that hospital emergency rooms are packed with coronavirus patients.
So who's lying?
Question: Are you prepared if martial law is declared in your area?