"The predictions of the models don't match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea or Italy." --Dr. Deborah Birx, White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator
With those words at a White House coronavirus briefing yesterday, Dr. Birx appears to have confirmed Grassfire's case for NOT overreacting to COVID-19. Over the past week, we've been sharing news and headlines about the deadly coronavirus outbreak that you're not likely to see on Drudge Report or in the "mainstream media."
A lot of what Grassfire founder and president Steve Elliott has uncovered isn't as dire and apocalyptic as some would have you believe. COVID-19 is DEFINITELY a threat and precautions should be taken, especially to protect the elderly and those with preexisting health conditions. But does it really call for suspending basic civil liberties, closing businesses, losing MILLIONS of jobs, and forcing the U.S. to pile on TRILLIONS more in government debt?
Look at what the experts are saying. In just the past two or three days, Birx and Dr. Anthony Fauci (Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and lead medical spokesperson for the White House Coronavirus Task Force) have been communicating with the American people about the true threat COVID-19 poses to the general population.
What we're hearing is that either WAY MORE people have the virus and aren't really affected (which drops the mortality rate to something akin to seasonal flu) or it's not as "viral" as first thought. If either of those statements are true, then initial death predictions from COVID-19 would be WILDLY OFF. To learn more about what you're NOT hearing about the outbreak from America's FEAR MEDIA, please see yesterday's COVID-19 update below.
For life, liberty and limited government,
The Grassfire Team
P.S. Please be sure to check out today's top COVID-19 headlines in Grassfire's Coronavirus Resource Center. Links to several "counter-Drudge" articles are available here and at the bottom of this message.