So I was away for a week and was off the grid so I was really curious as to what I missed in the world of COVID and PANIC PORN, and one of the first things I see is this hysterical idiot Mika Brzezinski (co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”), lips aquiver, decrying what she cleverly called the “DeSantis variant” (I bet she’s proud of that one but I wonder who really came up with it), and pronouncing that the end of the world (or at least the state of Florida) is nigh. The headline reads “Mika Brzezinski Goes OFF on DeSantis for Fueling Anti-Vaccine ‘Death Cult’” That “OFF” is the author’s emphasis, not mine (but from here on caps are mine). Well you just go girl – you tell ‘em things like Mika tearing into the “‘DEATH CULT’ of Republicans pushing anti-vaccine talking points or refusing to do more to get the rest of America inoculated against the coronavirus pandemic.” Or “Now, these same GHOULISH DEATH CULT FIGURES are fighting vaccines…” And The DeSantis variant is “WHY one in four new Covid (sic) cases are coming out of FLOR-I-DA!…the state is WEEKS AWAY from yet another full-blown MEDICAL CRISIS.” And finally she laments that many “misguided Americans [have] followed ‘the crazed teachings of a GROWING DEATH CULT’”.
Wow, it’s pretty cool how she knows the increase in cases in FLOR-I-DA is due to the “DeSantis variant”. Could she please provide the data upon which she makes that assertion? No? Didn’t think so. So I’ll do it for her. You’re welcome Mika. Remember, that which can be asserted with no supporting data can just as easily be refuted. But of course I'll provide actual data to support my positions. So there's that...
First, this elitist, smarter-than-everybody-in-the-room, hysterical moron clearly has no understanding of the seasonal variation of the virus’s activity (although Anthony Fauci doesn’t seem to have a grasp on it either). Go back and read my post “The Virus is Seasonal” from 2/26/21 for a refresher. Second, as to the “death cult” of those pushing “anti-vaccine talking points”, let’s take a look at some numbers, shall we?
As of this writing, Florida is ranked #24 in the nation (right in the middle of the pack) in vaccination rate and has just over 61% of their residents with one shot, and just over 50% with two. In contrast, the state of New York (where all the smart people live) stands at just over 65% and 58% respectively (New York City stands at only 63% and 56% respectively where you're not allowed to do pretty much anything without being vaccinated). Now New York’s numbers are SLIGHTLY better than Florida’s, but I’m not sure Florida’s numbers would qualify it as a “death cult”. If they are, then what would you consider New York? A “death fanclub”? Further, Florida has 86% of those over the age of 65 fully vaccinated with 98.8% having at least one shot. In comparison, New York has 86% of those 65-74 fully vaccinated (wait, that’s the same as Florida), but only 76.1% of those over 75 fully vaccinated (wait, that’s not nearly as good as Florida).
So why isn’t Mika, who “tore into” the devil DeSantis, tearing into Governor Cuomo (or whoever is running New York now)? The vaccination numbers are very similar, and in point of FACT, when it comes to “the vulnerable” (remember when the old folks were “the vulnerable”?) Florida’s numbers are superior to New York’s. Still further, the “daily case count” in Florida increased from July 1 to August 15 by 827%, but the same figure in New York increased 746%. Pretty similar. Now the fact is the absolute number of cases in Florida has increased much more than in New York; Florida started out with about four times more cases and ended with slightly more that four times more cases, but again, the PERCENTAGE INCREASES are pretty close to the same, and that number is more reflective of “behavior” (or cult status) whether it be vaccines or masks or anything else. And if you look at, you know, the actual data, you will see that New York has a deaths per million rate nearly 50% HIGHER than Florida. Who exactly is the “death cult”? And just for clarity, New York went from an average of 10 deaths a day on 7/1 to 18 on 8/15 while Florida went from 26 deaths a day on 7/1 to 27 deaths a day on 8/15. Although Florida’s number did peak at 87 on 8/4 and has since dropped precipitously to 27 as of 8/15. How do you explain that 69% DROP in daily deaths in 10 days, by the way? How is it POSSIBLE for deaths to drop that far that fast when the DeSantis variant is on the prowl and Florida has devolved into a “death cult”? No answer? No? OK, let’s move on.
The truth is, Florida is experiencing their normal seasonal surge which will peak any day now and disappear as quickly as it arrived. Just like we’ve seen in India and the UK and EVERYWHERE ELSE ON THE PLANET. And in Alabama,clearly according to Mika and her ilk, the dumbest anti-vaxx state in the Union with a fully vaccinated rate at only about 35%, their current population fatality rate stands at 0.0005% (five ten-thousandths of one percent). If that causes you to wet your pants and call people “ghouls” you have too much time on your hands. By the way, to those of you in the northeast, hold onto your bloomers, your seasonal spike is probably just a few months away.
So, idiotic, theatrical performances like this one from Mika would be comically amusing if they didn’t have the extraordinarily dangerous effect of making those who really believe they know something about this virus (because they watch people like this all the time) look at their fellow Americans with derision and scorn and condemnation because THOSE stupid, selfish, science-deniers are the ones “RESPONSIBLE” for putting THEIR obedient, science-following, vaccinated, double-masked rumps in danger (it couldn’t possibly be your unhealthy self that’s the problem – that would call from some actual responsibility on your part for your own life). But to my knowledge, Ron DeSantis has been very pro-vaccine from the beginning and his state’s numbers are right in line with everyone else’s (and in perhaps the most important respects better than most). To call Florida a “death cult” because the state’s governor wants to preserve and defend the people’s freedom and right to choose (remember when that was a thing?) if they wear masks or hide under their beds seems a bit hyperbolic. And this whole hysteria is based on a stupid, arrogant, foolhardy notion that we are somehow going to eradicate, or even just control, this virus. It’s here to stay, get used to it. It’ll be interesting to see how Mika and her pals in the mainstream media react if the Delta variant makes a seasonal appearance in the northern part of the county come fall. If the numbers in the Northeast start to spike in October, will Mika "GO OFF" on those states as well? Time will tell.
Mika Brzezinski is an idiot and a liar working in the service of other idiots and liars who push PANIC PORN pablum down the throats of weak-minded, incurious people, which in turn creates what can only be described as a mass psychosis. Taking your cues about this virus from government "experts" and mainstream media talking heads is like taking financial advice from the Yakboy at the local sideshow. Stop listening to the “experts” and the mainstream media talking heads. They do not have your best interests at heart.