Despite the media’s relentless attacks against Donald Trump’s push to get America back to work, new evidence has surfaced showing that reopening is not causing the dreaded second wave of coronavirus cases.
Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar revealed in a CNN interview on Sunday morning that “we are seeing that, in areas that are opening, we’re not seeing the spike in cases.” In fact, Azar pointed out that “We still see spikes in some areas that are, in fact, closed, very localized situations.”
NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo even admitted last week that 66% of new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state were from people that spent the majority of their time at home.
Cuomo and the media shrugged off the obvious trend, though, chalking it up to “personal behavior,” suggesting that those following shelter-at-home orders that still contracted the disease may not be washing their hands enough or adequately socially distancing.
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) was excoriated by the media for beginning to reopen the state on April 24, but now — weeks after reopening — the state has still not seen a spike in cases.
“Today marks the lowest number of COVID-19 positive patients currently hospitalized statewide (1,203) since hospitals began reporting this data on April 8th,” Kemp tweeted on May 9.
Despite the mounting evidence that reopening the economy is not likely to cause an exponential increase in deaths, media outlets such as the Washington Post are still pushing the narrative. The Post’s editorial board editor published a piece on Sunday reiterating the same tired talking points: