“Parties — Not Protests — Are Causing Spikes In Coronavirus” – NPR
“Black Lives Matter protests haven’t led to COVID-19 Spikes. It may be due to people staying home” – NBC
“Did protests fuel COVID-19 cases? Are we already in a second wave? Your coronavirus questions, answered” – USA Today
“Nationwide Protests Haven’t Caused a COVID-19 Spike (So Far.) Here’s What We Can Learn From That” – TIME
“Black Lives Matter protests have not led to a spike in coronavirus cases, research says” – CNN
“LAPD coronavirus cases spike, adding to debate over role of protests in spread” – LA Times
As you can see, the mainstream media is committing hard to a pro-BLM narrative, and that narrative says that somehow, magically, protests didn’t cause a spike in coronavirus cases across the U.S. Every single one of those articles admits that there is a new surge in the case rate. How they justify their case depends.
According to TIME, protests can’t be causing the disease to spread because New York isn’t seeing a surge in cases. The LA Times fully admits that the protests were the source of the disease spread, but it blames cops for “recklessly arresting protesters.” Yes, LA Times claim doesn’t make sense, you’re not losing your mind. The irony of their victim-blaming is completely lost on them.
Here are the hard facts. The case rate in the U.S. has risen over the last few weeks. That is not in question. If you remember that there’s an average 14-day incubation time, you can see that this rise in cases correlates perfectly with nationwide BLM protests that had hundreds of thousands of participants. That same correlation does not exist for the various reopening procedures in different states.
In fact, when you realize that California saw the least amount of reopening in the entire country and had the highest spike in cases, you see that this particular argument falls apart.
There is no question. The rise in cases is absolutely because hundreds of thousands of people got together in close proximity.
Fortunately, this isn’t entirely bad news. Even though the case rate has risen, it’s not as scary as the media would have you believe. If you account for the increased testing we’re doing, the current spike is still much smaller than what we saw in April. It’s bigger than the infection rate of late May and early June, but it’s way below the worst that we have already seen. This graph is courtesy of Johns Hopkins. It makes things pretty clear.
Here’s the bottom line. The protests spread the disease, but we long ago reached a point where we could handle this disease. The media is contradicting itself. They say it’s too dangerous to go to work, but it’s not too dangerous to burn down police precincts. You understand what is really happening. From the beginning, the virus was a smokescreen. This is about destroying America. It always was, and the mainstream media is actively participating. They are not misguided or even too extreme in their activism. They are literal, deliberate enemies of our country. Every day brings more proof.