Washington, D.C. – On Saturday, there were some new developments in the coronavirus, or COVID-19, situation along with some more of the same. President Trump continues to take a more prominent approach in leading the response after criticism for the administration’s response. Before the coronavirus briefing, President Trump notified the media he had taken a coronavirus test and was awaiting the results. This comes after President Trump was in close contact with someone that has recently been diagnosed with COVID-19 from Brazil. Trump said the results are expected in the next 1-2 days.
During the press conference, the administration announced that travel restrictions were extended to include the United Kingdom and Ireland. He continued by adding he was considering domestic travel restrictions as well as a method to control the spread of the virus. It’s important to note that the travel ban does not prevent the spread of the virus, but rather slows it. This would be a positive as many are concerned about how coronavirus cases could overwhelm US hospitals. At the time of this writing, there are over 2500 cases of COVID-19 in the United States with 51 reported deaths. This is a death rate of 1.9%, slightly under the 3.8% global average.
Internationally, France has ordered the closing of all non-essential public spaces. Worldwide, travel bans, travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines are gripping many countries, but not China. Reports continue to come out of China about how business is restarting and life is returning to normal. While China continues to see cases of COVID-19, the rate has slowed tremendously. This has lead to many countries around the world following the same guidance of quarantine as China has done.
As things have changed globally, nothing has changed with the media at home. The media continues to cause mass chaos across the country with their reporting. On Saturday, a CNN personality was caught misleading on social media. The White House instituted a new policy checking temperatures for anyone in immediate interaction with the President or Vice President. The CNN personality reported that a coworker was kept out of the press briefing when his temperature did not meet thresholds. But it wasn’t exactly true.
CNN White House Team: A journalist was denied entry into the press briefing after having a 99.9 fever. He was trying to get access to the briefing and was turned away and is being held by the press office on the White House driveway
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) March 14, 2020
Immediately, people across Twitter started blaming Trump and stating he was looking for a way out when he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Katie Miller, VP Pence’s Press Secretary, quickly put the rumors and lie to rest.
— Devin O’Malley 45 Archived (@VPPressSec45) March 14, 2020
Rather than deleting the tweet, Shimon decided to just tweet an update. This left the misinformation online for others to read. Then, Shimon continues promoting chaos with follow up tweets about other people who are self-quarantining. This is the media’s game plan, however. The media must push a chaos agenda to continue to cause the economic issues and widespread panic. Rather than focusing on the facts, they are focused on promoting terror. Here at The Liberty Loft, we live on facts. Let’s review.
First, the coronavirus is contagious and can be very dangerous. Especially for anyone over the age of 60. You should be vigilant, but absolutely should not panic. As mentioned above, the death rate is 1.9% currently in the US. That is absolutely worse than the flu, but less than the global average. It speaks volumes to the amazing healthcare system we have in the United States. The virus is going to continue to spread. You will most likely be exposed to this virus, but it is doubtful that you die if you take care of yourself.
You should take precautions and practice social distancing, just like you should be doing in flu season normally. As adults, everyone should be familiar with washing their hands. But you should specifically focus on this now. Pay attention to what the CDC website says, not what CNN or any other main stream media says. Finally, don’t be afraid to call out fake news like this CNN link above as fake news. They will quickly call out a conservative for saying things, but they will not speak out against themselves.
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