Leftists fear that President Trump may exploit the coronavirus outbreak as an excuse to postpone the election and remain in power.
With over 233 cases and 14 deaths now being reported inside the U.S., some are concerned that the panic surrounding the outbreak will be hijacked to allow Trump to stay in the Oval Office beyond January 2021.
Numerous users took to Twitter to assert that Trump is deliberately botching the response to take political advantage of any potential pandemic.
Okay, Ms. Conspiracy over here…Am I the only one who fears due to Trump's ignorance and not doing the right thing about this virus…
That he will us this sickness as an excuse to postpone the election?
— Deborah…He' IMPEACHED! Let's send him to JAIL!! (@ThreeDawgLadyDe) March 6, 2020
Calling it now: if it looks like Trump will lose in November he'll call a state of emergency over #coronavirus and "postpone" the election.
— Lauren *Fuck the Patriarchy* G. (@lapearce) March 6, 2020
Here’s a crazy take: If the corona virus becomes a full-fledged national disaster, Trump will quit rather have to deal with it and be held accountable. However, the more likely outcome is that he’ll declare martial law and “postpone” the election.
— boomhauertjs (@boomhauertjs) March 6, 2020
Anyone else think tRump is mishandling the Corona Virus in hopes of an epidemic that will give him cover to "postpone" or even cancel the 2020 election? I do believe he is that evil and devious to try and pull it off…..of course no Republican is going to step in to stop him!!!
— @Skoots (@Skoots8) March 6, 2020
And Trump may be thinking that if he stalls on the testing and more people get ill, he can postpone the Election for President saying it is too dangerous. I really think he is that evil putting American’s at risk.
— Jimmie Field (@FieldJimmie) March 6, 2020
What if *trump says, in Oct., that America is in an epidemic and says
"We're going to postpone the election"
(for like 4yrs) Do you think America would say NO, and take to the streets, whether peacefully or violently?
— Lefty–an old hippie very anti-trump* ☮🇺🇸 (@BobDylanRules) March 6, 2020
I also think trump has anterior motives, if people are sick they can't vote, he may try to postpone election, I know that sounds crazy but look what he's been doing these last 3yrs.
— Pamela Gurko (@GurkoPamela) March 6, 2020
Is it possible that he’s hoping for a nationwide epidemic, so he can indefinitely postpone the election by declaring a national state of emergency and calling for a national quarantine??
He’s already proven that he doesn’t care about anyone but himself.
— Greg Deckard (@gregdeckard) March 6, 2020
TRUMP WANTS TO DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY SO HE CAN POSTPONE THE ELECTION IF THE ELECTION WAS TOMORROW TRUMP WOULD DECLARE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY TODAY https://t.co/K7sEGsvekf
— THE TRUTH (@realtruthhurt) March 6, 2020
How many people think Trump would postpone the 2020 election over a Coronavirus outbreak?
— Alan Graham (@agraham999) March 6, 2020
Once Trump realizes that this is actually beyond his control he will switch his rhetoric and messaging from "this will go away and isn't a big deal" to "my experts are recommending that we postpone the election… "
— Hector Torres (@hectorology) March 6, 2020
Also batshit crazy prediction: coronavirus becomes endemic in the US and Trump uses it as an excuse to declare a state of emergency or whatever and postpone the election, or loses the election but refuses to leave office for the same reason.
— Scott (@realscottberry) March 6, 2020
I think Trump will use the #coronavirus (he’s not doing anything to control) as an excuse to postpone the election.
— InvisiBelle (@InvisibelleMS) March 6, 2020
(puts on tinfoil hat) At what point do we speculate Trump will embrace the idea of CV pandemic panic since it could depress vote in Nov or even give him the chance to try and postpone Election Day?
— Altuve's Unfinished Tattoo (@stephmhishot) March 6, 2020
Yes, it is intentional. It gives trump a reason to cancel or postpone the election, or declare martial law. It also may think out the population in big cities, which vote blue.
— Tina🇺🇸🗽🌊🌎🍩🏳️🌈 (@TinaMarie88888) March 6, 2020
If the outbreak gets bad enough, they can use it as an excuse to "postpone"/wins the election in November if it looks like Trump is going to lose.
— Blegh (@bleghblorgh) March 6, 2020
Some of us are starting to think Trump can't postpone an election without declaring a state of emergency and here it is. We're in crazy town now so yeah…
— DjunaB (@DjunaB11) March 6, 2020
🤔 Coronavirus protocol is now to avoid gatherings of over 10 people 🤔
~puts on tin foil hat~
Coronavirus will be used to shut down voting in Nov, as Trump says for the good of the nation we have to postpone Election Day.
~takes off tin foil hat~
Still wash your hands tho.
— CEOs for Bernie 👨💼🐦 (@LiberalCEO) March 6, 2020
My assumption is once the extent and severity of the Coronavirus outbreak becomes undeniable, Trump is going to pivot to trying to cancel/postpone the 2020 election.
— Matt Singer (@matthewjsinger) March 6, 2020
If Trump isn't ahead by like 100 electoral votes in the polls come October you can guarantee he'll use the coronavirus to postpone the election.
— 30 Daves I know agree… (@daveabrowne) March 5, 2020
The notion that Trump would use coronavirus as an excuse to delay the election is pretty far fetched given that he has repeatedly tried to downplay the issue.
Trump is also in a good position to win re-election, so unless his poll numbers tank, it wouldn’t make much sense to postpone the vote
However, it’s not just conspiracy-minded Twitter users who think a delayed election might be the outcome.
Author and social critic James Howard Kunstler points out that a deadlier second wave of coronavirus could return in November, mandating a postponement.
“There’s a possibility that Corona Virus might interfere with the election itself. Viral contagions are known to work in waves,” writes Kunstler.
“If this is the first wave now, then a second wave would arrive just about in time for election day, November 3. Second wave viral diseases can be more virulent than the first wave, which was the case with the so-called Spanish flu of 1918. And what if a substantial portion of voters don’t dare venture into public places full of their possibly infectious fellow citizens? Would Mr. Trump be forced to postpone the election, fulfilling his enemies’ fantasy that he seeks to become the American Caesar?”
Whether Trump downplays or overplays the threat posed by coronavirus, it seems he’ll be blamed either way.
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Massive Peer-Reviewed Mask Study Shows ‘Little To No Difference’ In Preventing COVID, Flu Infection
A massive international research collaboration that analyzed several dozen rigorous studies focusing on “physical interventions” against COVID-19 and influenza found that they provide little to no protection against infection or illness rates.
The study, published in the peer-reviewed Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, is the strongest science to date refuting the basis for mask mandates worldwide.
And of course, the CDC still recommends masking in areas with “high” rates of transmission (fewer than 4% of US counties, as Just the News notes), along with indoor masking in areas with “medium” rates of transmission (27%).
Masks are still required in educational institutions in Democratic strongholds such as New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Washington and California, according to the Daily Mail. Boston Public Schools denied its “temporary masking protocol” in early January was a “mandate,” following a public letter against the policy by student Enrique Abud Evereteze.
South Korea is still requiring masks on public transport and in medical facilities after dropping COVID mandates in most indoor settings, including gyms, Monday, Reuters reported. -Just the News
According to the Cochrane study, which included the work of researchers at institutions in the U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy and Saudi Arabia, a total of 78 studies were analyzed. Most recent additions to the meta-analysis were 11 new randomized controlled trials.
As unlisted study author Carl Heneghan – who directs the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford noted on Twitter: “Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI)/COVID‐19 like illness compared to not wearing masks.”
The Danish study had trouble finding a major journal willing to publish its controversial findings that wearing surgical masks had no statistically significant effect on infection rates, even among those who claimed to wear them “exactly as instructed.”
Mainstream media overlooked red flags in the Bangladeshi mask study, which found no effect for surgical masks under age 50 and a difference of only 20 infections between control and treatment groups among 342,000 adults. -JTN
Bottom line, mask wearing “probably makes little to no difference,” when it comes to influenza-like or COVID-like illnesses, regardless of type of mask used.
We’re sure the cult of Fauci will now start insisting peer-reviewed meta-analyses aren’t ‘the science.’This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
Australian Health Authorities Call For More COVID Boosters… But The Public Says No
Australia and New Zealand suffered some of the worst pandemic mandate conditions of any country in the western world, crossing the line into totalitarianism on a number of occasions.
Australian authorities restricted residents of larger cities to near house arrest, with people not being allowed to go more than 3 miles from their homes. Citizens were given curfew hours between 9pm and 5am. They were banned from public parks and beaches without a mask, even though it is nearly impossible to transmit a virus outdoors and UV light from the sun acts as a natural disinfectant.
In the worst examples, Australian citizens received visits from police and government officials for posting critical opinions about the mandates on social media. Some were even arrested for calling for protests against the lockdowns. In Australia and New Zealand, covid camps were built to detain people infected with covid. Some facilities were meant for those who had recently traveled, others were meant for anyone who stepped out of line.
As the fears over covid wane and the populace realizes that the true Infection Fatality Rate of the virus is incredibly small, restrictions are being abandoned and things seems to be going back to normal. It’s important, however, to never forget what happened and how many countries faced potentially permanent authoritarianism under the shadow of vaccine passports. If the passports rules had been successfully enforced, we would be living in a very different world today in the west.
Luckily, the passports were never implemented widely. Australian health authorities are once again calling for the public to take a fourth covid booster shot, but with very little response. Only 40% of citizens took the third booster, and new polling data shows that 30% are taking the fourth booster.
With an astonishing rise in excess deaths by heart failure in Australia coinciding exactly with the introduction of the covid mRNA vaccines, perhaps people are deciding to finally er on the side of caution. Why take the risk of an experimental vaccine over a virus that 99.8% of the population will easily survive?This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
NIH Failed To Monitor EcoHealth Alliance: Federal Watchdog
After an 18-month audit, a federal watchdog says that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) failed to adequately monitor and address problems involving EcoHealth Alliance, a New York City-based nonprofit that was used to offshore risky gain-of-function research to Wuhan, China after the Obama administration banned the practice in 2014.
According to the report from the Office of Inspector General (OIG) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the “NIH did not effectively monitor or take timely action to address” compliance issues with EcoHealth.
In April 2020, after then-President Donald Trump claimed the SARS-CoV-2 virus could have come from the WIV lab, NIH terminated the EcoHealth grant with little explanation. That step was widely condemned by scientists, and OIG’s report now says NIH improperly executed the termination because it did not provide a valid reason or provide EcoHealth with required information for appealing the decision.
A few months later, NIH reinstated the award but immediately suspended it, setting conditions for resumption that EcoHealth said it could not meet. NIH permanently terminated the WIV subaward as of August 2022 for compliance issues, including WIV’s failure to provide NIH with laboratory notebooks related to the funded experiments. –Science
The audit examined the above grant, as well as two others from 2014 to 2021 which totaled $8 million, but largely focused on $600,000 of it which went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
The NIH faulted EcoHealth for failing to promptly report gain-of-function results in some experiments, however the company has blamed a computer glitch at NIH for the 2-year delay.
Digging into the report is US Right to Know’s Emily Kopp, who has broken down various aspects of the OIG report.
Meanwhile, the audit also found that the nonprofit billed NIH for $89,171 in disallowed costs, including expenses such as alcohol, and a staffer’s $3,285 trip to a conference that was miscoded, and should have instead been billed to a non-NIH grant.
The OIG recommends that the WIV (but not EcoHealth) be banned from receiving future NIH funds.
Meanwhile, EcoHealth just scored a fresh $3 million grant from the Department of Defense.This post was originally published at Zero Hedge
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