Axios’ afternoon Trump-Virus email thingie tells us that walking termite buffet, Vice President Mike Pence wrote an op-ed for the Wall $treet Journal, in which he may have accidentally said sumpin’ true-ish:
“There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave,’” Pence wrote, “The media has tried to scare the American people every step of the way, and these grim predictions of a second wave are no different.”
It’s true-ish in that we are still in the eff’ing first wave.
The op-ed cherry-picked a handful of positive statistics — there are of course bright spots — and emphasized the administration’s record in increasing testing and pumping up the manufacture of personal protective equipment. He boldly predicted a vaccine would be available “by the fall.”
And let’s not forget how Jar-Jar airlifted PPE into the US on our dime, only to distribute it to medical supply companies, who in turn, sold it at a profit to hospitals and clinics. But I digress.
Here’s where Pence becomes the Hercules of Liars, and mustering a heretofore unknown industrial-strength lie, moved the goal posts not just off the field, but maybe off the planet and into the Twilight Zone:
Perhaps most telling, Pence made it clear that the effort to eliminate the disease before a vaccine is ready is not really the goal anymore. Instead, Pence argued that the White House now measures success by a lower level of daily deaths.
“In the past five days,” he wrote, “deaths are down to fewer than 750 a day, a dramatic decline from 2,500 a day a few weeks ago and a far cry from the 5,000 a day that some were predicting.”
But you do see what Pence did, right? The expectation now is that ONLY 750 DEAD AMERICANS PER DAY IS SO MUCH WINNING!!1!
Axios does the math so we don’t have to:
This purportedly tolerable rate of 750 dead Americans a day would equal 270,000 deaths in a year.
Or think of that as more-or-less 22,000 deaths per month.
I’m old enough to remember when the lie du jour was that it was 15 deaths max, and soon zero when the weather warmed-up. Anyway, the take-away here is that these ghouls are monsters.
Yeah it is a tautology, deal with it.