When it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic, the activist media has performed masterfully. A Gallup poll released on Monday found that the majority of Americans overestimate the severity of the coronavirus.
Gallup polled over 3,000 adults to analyze their understanding of the “likelihood of hospitalization after contracting COVID-19” among both the unvaccinated and vaccinated. The polling company reported:
The results show that most Americans overstate the risk of hospitalization for both groups: 92% overstate the risk that unvaccinated people will be hospitalized, and 62% overstate the risk for vaccinated people. At the same time, U.S. adults are fairly accurate at estimating the effectiveness of vaccines at preventing hospitalization, with the median respondent putting it at 80%.
The results also revealed that 41% of registered Democrats believed there is a 50% chance that an unvaccinated person would be hospitalized, while only 21% of Republicans and 26% of Independents thought the same. However, the report cited data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicating that fewer than 1% of unvaccinated people who are infected with the coronavirus end up going to the hospital.
The report explained:
Democrats are more likely to overstate hospitalization risks for unvaccinated people, which may fuel efforts, often led by Democratic Party leaders, to enforce both mask and vaccine mandates.
At the same time, Republicans overstate risks to vaccinated people, leading to very low vaccine efficacy estimates. This may be one of the reasons that so many Republicans have been reluctant to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Interestingly enough, the majority of adults, regardless of political affiliation, do not have a clear understanding of the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic. Gallup noted that “only 8 percent of U.S. adults gave correct answers for the unvaccinated population and 38 percent for the vaccinated population.”
Ever since it became apparent that the COVID-19 outbreak would be a serious issue, the Democrats and their close friends and allies in the activist media have been trying to convince us that we’re all gonna die slow, painful deaths after being infected. The press has been on a full-on crusade to terrify the American people into abiding by lockdown orders and mask mandates. They used fear to make us more amenable to government encroaching on our lives.
The Atlantic published a piece in August titled, “Delta Is Bad News for Kids,” in which the author intimates that more children will succumb to the illness. However, it has already been shown that children are even less likely than adults to experience any serious symptoms after being infected with the Delta variant.
Earlier this year, ABC News reported that CDC Director Rachelle Walensky said the vaccine would become useless. However, there was one problem with this assessment: It was dead wrong. In reality, during her interview on “Good Morning America,” simply explained that some viruses can evolve in a way that renders vaccines less effective. She did not specifically say this is the case with the Delta variant.
These are only a few examples of the fearmongering in which the activist media has been engaging. Since the Fourth Estate abdicated its purpose, which was ostensibly to challenge and expose the government’s excesses, it has become a propaganda wing of this Democrat-dominated state.
Since the government wants to push mandatory vaccines and use the pandemic as an excuse to impose intrusive measures to control the populace, the activist media seeks to persuade the public that this is all for their own good. It launched a whole persuasion campaign specifically designed to confuse and terrify people into complying with the government.
The result of Gallup’s study shows that the Democrats and the media have been successful at deceiving the American public and yet another reminder that conservatives must continue doing everything it can to subvert the press’ influence. It is similar to how they conned Americans into believing there were thousands of unarmed black men being killed by police.
When the media becomes an arm of the government, it becomes a tyrannical institution. They are making it easier for politicians who they like to engage in corrupt practices. The press allows the government to impose authoritarian-type policies designed to elevate the level of control they have over our lives. Unfortunately, this is the world in which we are living — at least until this media establishment finally crumbles.