On Tuesday, November 17th, The Blaze ran the headline, “New data show hospital levels not much worse than flu season.”
“The surgeon explained to my husband he will have to wait at least three months for his surgery … the hospitals need to keep beds open for Covid.” Those are the words of a Maryland woman sent to author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson.
From watching the news, one would come away with the impression that there has never been such a run on hospital bed space in the history of our country. The data, in fact, show that the general level of hospitalization is not that much higher than a flu season, even in hard-hit areas, and likely lower in other areas. Given that this virus has already boxed out the flu for this season and that its peak virulence is only six to eight weeks in a given area, the panic is not only unjustified, but harmful to patients with other ailments.
The National Director of the Knights Party, based in Harrison Arkansas, Thomas Robb said, “Take notice this says the ‘data’ shows, not the MSM. Data, which is factual, doesn’t spread mass panic and fear. It’s the mainstream media doing that. There is a difference.”