So if you remember back on 8/23 I posted a piece examining the PANIC PORN and outright lies about the “superspreader event” that was the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally from last year, as well as the current fear-mongering of the horror that would certainly be this year’s rally. If you didn’t read that one go back and check it out (IS STURGIS A SUPERSPREADER…AGAIN?”). Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, the PANIC PORN that followed this year’s rally was worse than last year. The purpose of this piece is to get people to recognize the constant background noise used to indoctrinate us into “knowing” things about this virus that are factually not true. Most people will read headlines like the following, maybe even read the story, and then they would “know” how bad things are. The problem is, almost everything you read and hear is a gross exaggeration, if not an outright lie, of what’s really going on. I implore you to read and listen to the mainstream media with very critical eyes and ears.
I won’t bore you with too many details but the PANIC PORN purveyors were out in full force with headlines like (as always caps mine for emphasis) “Sturgis Rally DEATH CULT Pits Nurses Against Panicked Docs” (did Mika Brzezinksi authorize the use of her “death cult” catchphrase?) and “Warnings About the Sturgis Rally Have Come TRAGICALLY TRUE”
“The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally represents the PERFECT STORM for a SUPERSPREADER event ACROSS THIS REGION: a large gathering with No testing, No masks, and No vaccination requirements.
“In western South Dakota's Meade County more than one in three COVID-19 tests are currently returning positive, and over the last three weeks, SEVEN-DAY AVERAGE case counts have INCREASED by 3,400 PERCENT.
“…he was living through a NIGHTMARE on repeat”
“…the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally took place in a state where government has been largely APATHETIC in its pandemic response”
“…comparing the rise of variants to CANNIBILISTIC KILLER Jeffrey Dahmer.”
“…last year’s event was widely derided as a SUPERSPREADER FIASCO.”
“Great Plains BLOODLUST”
“…the extra-contagious Delta variant.” (my personal favorite – it’s “extra” contagious!)
“I think the big concern is that this is a gathering of mostly ANTI-VAXXERS, or people who are SO INTENT ON CELEBRATING FREEDOM that they sometimes neglect the care and concern for the community they're visiting/INVADING”
“Looming large over the festivities is Gov. Kristi Noem, who has routinely defied health experts with PANDEMIC RECKLESSNESS.”
And so on and so forth.
And just to review, there were some half a million visitor (or INVADERS, whatever works for you) to Sturgis last year and there were 125 cases reporting Sturgis attendance out of 500,000 people over 10 days. That’s a population case rate of 0.025%. Superspreader? Again, whatever works for you.
This year you had an estimated 700,000 evil, stupid, selfish, beer-swilling, no-helmet-wearing, tattooed, freedom-loving, beer-swilling, science-denying, anti-vaxxer, beer-swilling (did I mention these animals like to drink beer – sometimes even out of a can!) descend on Meade County South Dakota like locusts on an Egyptian wheat field; 700,000 filthy men and women crammed into a county that is usually home to sixteen and a half people, three dogs, and a blind horse (actually about 30,000 people), and the “case” count (reminder – a positive test is not a “case”) explodes from 2 cases reported on 8/6 (the day before the rally started) to a peak of…hold on to your corset…a TRUTHER-DRIVEN, BLOODLUST-INDULGING, SUPERSPREADER FIASCO-MAKING…39 cases on 8/29 (two weeks after the rally ended). "39 cases? That seems a little anti-climactic Steve.” Sorry, it’s the best I can do, you know, due to facts and all. Now remember the second quote above where we were told the case count had increased by “3,400 percent”? Well according to the official Meade County case count, which is published in the New York Times, not “Truthers Quarterly”, the actual increase was 1850%, not 3,400%. For those of you who just can’t get yourselves to a place where you can admit that we are being lied to all the time about this virus, who might say “Well 1850% is still horrible!” I will once again note that an 1850% increase of nothing (two cases) is still nothing. If I have two marbles and I find two more marbles, my marble empire has increased by 100% instantly! But it’s still just four marbles. So please try to get a hold of yourself. By the way, the case count has since dropped to just 17. So there’s that.
In case you’re a visual learner:
Here’s a look at the state of South Dakota:
The same pattern. South Dakota saw a 535% daily case increase between 8/6 and 8/30 for a peak of 470 cases (out of 887,000 people for an infection rate of 0.05%). Remember only 39 of those 470 cases were from Meade County.
The curve of North Dakota (where they had no Sturgis Rally) is pretty much the same as that of South Dakota.
And still more:
Also very similar to South Dakota since mid-summer. So unless you believe that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally superspreader event was so impactful that it caused cases to start to rise in New Jersey, some 1,500 miles away, even BEFORE Sturgis started (cases started rising in NJ in mid-July), you’re gonna have to let go of what you think you “know” about the “tragic truth” of Sturgis because some “expert” or talking head told you so. As with last year, the PANIC PORN proved, by the actual data, to not be true.This has been the case with EVERY doomsday prediction you've heard (and most of the reports you've heard telling you what supposedly DID happen) since February 2020.
So once again the take-home message is the same. We are being lied to every day all the time. That’s not to say that COVID is a hoax or doesn’t exist. It’s real, and for a tiny segment of the population it’s a problem. A tiny segment. And COVID is NOWHERE NEAR as bad as many “know” it is. So stop listening to the “experts” and the talking heads. They are liars and idiots all, and they do not have our best interests at heart. Remember, the official fatality count is an overestimate to say the least, but having said that, some 77% (528,000) of all deaths are in those 65 and older. The story you hear about an “otherwise” healthy young person having a bad experience with COVID is a “man bites dog” story. If you’re really worried about COVID, stop concerning yourself with the PANIC PORN and start concerning yourself with getting healthier by eating real food, supplementing Vitamin D through the fall and winter, exercising, sleeping better, and yes, socializing with real humans.
Get healthy, get strong, get social, and live life without fear.