Fascinated about the course of the Covid-19 pandemic in America, I discovered myself remembering Sam Smith’s historical past of the march to war in Iraq, informed fully in official lies. So right here’s a modest try and do the identical for the coronavirus, with statements from officers and right-wing media. I’ve grouped the statements by matter, and used chronological order inside every matter.
The course of the pandemic
We’re ready, and we’re doing a great job with it.
It’s going to go away … whenever you have a look at the form of numbers that you just’re seeing popping out of different nations, it’s pretty amazing whenever you consider it.
It is a pandemic. I felt it was a pandemic lengthy earlier than it was referred to as a pandemic.
It seems to be like we’ll be at about a 60,000 mark, which is 40,000 lower than the bottom quantity considered.
Minimal numbers have been going to be 100,000 people. And we’re going to be, hopefully, far under that.
So we now have between 100 and 200,000, and we altogether have performed a very good job.
Hydrochloroquine and azithromycin, taken collectively, have an opportunity to be one of many largest game changers within the historical past of medication.
I see the disinfectant that knocks it out in a minute, one minute. And is there a approach we will do one thing like that by injection inside or nearly a cleansing?
I’d like to have the nation opened up and raring to go by Easter.
You may’t simply are available in and say let’s close up america of America, the most important, probably the most profitable nation on this planet by far.
[Caution about reopening] is not an acceptable answer.
The plot in opposition to Trump
It seems to be just like the coronavirus is being weaponized as yet one more factor to deliver down Donald Trump … The coronavirus is the common cold, of us.
That is yet one more try and impeach the president.
There’s no good reason to maintain any a part of the nation fully closed until that’s, you don’t need America to recuperate, a minimum of whereas Trump is president.
Governor Abbott, whenever you have a look at the job he’s doing in Texas, I rely on his judgment.
Ron DeSantis had the right coronavirus response — however the media received’t let you know that.
Anyone that wants a take a look at, gets a test … And the checks are stunning.
I don’t take any responsibility at all [for inadequate testing].
We’ve examined greater than every country combined.
Circumstances are going up within the U.S. as a result of we’re testing far more than any other country, and ever increasing. With smaller testing we might present fewer circumstances!
While you do testing to that extent, you’re going to seek out extra folks, you’re going to seek out extra circumstances. So I said to my people, “Sluggish the testing down, please!”
Can you’re taking [your mask] off, as a result of I can’t hear you … OK, you need to be politically correct.
Masks are a double-edge sword. Individuals contact them. And so they seize them and I see it on a regular basis. They arrive in, they take the masks. Now they’re holding it now of their fingers. And so they drop it on the desk after which they contact their eye they usually contact their nostril. … I see Biden. It’s like his complete face is roofed. It’s like he put a knapsack over his face.
It’s his choice to put on a masks. It’s the private selection of any particular person whether or not to put on a masks or not.
The Sunbelt surge
Circumstances have stabilized over the previous two weeks, with the day by day common case price throughout the U.S. dropping to 20,000 — down from 30,000 in April and 25,000 in Might.
There’s no second wave coming. It’s simply scorching spots.
Anthony Fauci, not mendacity
We are actually having 40-plus-thousand new circumstances a day. I’d not be stunned if we go as much as 100,000 a day if this doesn’t flip round, and so I am very concerned.
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