The COVID Surge Is Manufactured Fiction, Especially in California

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The fear-mongering Sacramento Bee ran a headline yesterday, “Record-high COVID-19 caseload at Sacramento hospitals as coronavirus surge worsens”.

Cue the post-Thanksgiving weekend hysteria.

“Sacramento hospitals reported a record-high number of COVID-19 patients on Saturday, the result of a resurgent pandemic this fall that is putting the health care system under unprecedented strain, particularly in intensive care units where beds, doctors and nurses are in short supply.

“In total, 284 capital region residents are being treated in Sacramento County hospitals for the coronavirus, topping the previous high of 281 in July. The patient numbers represent a dramatic increase from just 74 patients six weeks ago, and foreshadow more crowding to come.

“With people gathering indoors at Thanksgiving and other holiday events, a state analysis suggests coronavirus patient numbers in Sacramento County could nearly triple to 800 in the next month. Hospitalization increases usually follow infections by about two weeks.”

In other words, you paid no attention to us on Thanksgiving, so we want to frighten you into canceling Advent, Hannukah, and Christmas.

KTLA continues the Gulag theater, wagging its finger at all you people that just wanted to be normal and spend Thanksgiving with others:

“As coronavirus cases surge in California, county officials enacted stricter COVID-19 restrictions on Monday, a day after the state broke a record with more than 7,400 coronavirus hospitalizations.

“Health officials are preparing for a wave of virus cases over the next two or three weeks that could be linked to Thanksgiving gatherings. Authorities had urged residents to stay home and limit their interactions with others, but millions nationwide defied the advice.” [emphasis mine]

And then you have the twin parrots of Drs. Birx and Fauci, going on the Sunday shows to let people know that they were very bad this weekend, and they’ll have to pay for it. More masks! More social distancing! It’s the only way!!!!!:

Dr. Birx told Margaret Brennan on Face the Nation, that anyone who gathered for the holiday has to get tested within the next few days.

“ ‘We know people may have made mistakes over the Thanksgiving time period,’ Birx said. ‘If you’re young and you gathered, you need to be tested about five to 10 days later. But you need to assume that you’re infected and not go near your grandparents and aunts and others without a mask.’ “

Dr. Fauci warned Chuck Todd on Meet the DePressed that the travel-heavy Thanksgiving holiday and large gatherings at dinners could make the current surge in COVID-19 cases even worse.

He then told Todd,

“When I give that message I don’t want to frighten people except to say we can do something about it[…]”

Rinse. Repeat. If masks and social distancing worked so well, why are we in a so-called surge? California in particular has been locked down for the majority of the year—we should be in the peak of health at this point, right?

Americans, and especially Californians, have stopped buying the double-talk and flip flops, especially from forked-tongue Fauci.

Perhaps it’s because elected officials and media propagandists have not taken COVID restrictions seriously themselves. It’s only the hicks, hayseeds, and plebes that need to be controlled, not us. They have pretty much shown they don’t believe the whole mask thing and treat it like theater as shown here, and here.

In California, you have the French Laundry debacle, which not only had Governor Gavin Newsom in attendance, but several California health officials. And let’s not forget that trip to Maui during so-called travel restrictions, where several California Assemblymembers were working on their tans and dipping their toes in the surf and sand instead of working on legislation and keeping their asses in their office chairs.

The coup de grâce is Denver Mayor Michael Hancock urging people to stay home and not travel for Thanksgiving, then immediately boards a plane for Houston to be with his own family.

But Drs. Birx and Fauci are blaming our need to be with our families for a so-called “surge”? They can take their models and stick them where the sun don’t shine. That is pretty much how most Americans—especially Californians—are feeling right now.

But, the California Globe blows the lid off the reported California COVID surge with facts:

“However, UC Davis Health officials reported in that same article, “right now, almost all of our hospital space is needed for non-COVID health care needs,” and “Only 5% of the Sacramento medical center’s patients are being treated for COVID-19.”

“So which is it – is there a surge in COVID illnesses, or not?”

Five percent? I say not.

California Globe sharpens their facts to a fine point:

“There are more than 439 hospitals in California, and more than 10,000 health care facilities. Are we expected to believe that Gov. Newsom is locking down the state over concerns that hospitals may be overwhelmed?

“We’ve seen that movie – more than eight months ago we were told to lockdown and shelter-in-place for 14 days to guarantee that the curve of ill patients would flatten and hospitals wouldn’t be overwhelmed.

“And they weren’t – not even close. In fact, it was a ridiculous overreaction. And while the governor, public health officials and the media continue to instill fear in the state’s residents, never during that 8 months have hospitals or health care facilities been overwhelmed.”

So continue to drag out your experts, tweet your diktats, and show us your models. We will continue to check out real science and ignore your scare tactics.