Politicizing COVID-19 From the Start

The pandemic was untied from politics as soon as COVID-19 was released.

Political frenzy was inevitable as the SARS CoV-2 virus may have escaped a Wuhan security virology laboratory.

The rapid-fire spread quickly threatened to indict China’s communist government for almost destroying the world economy, killing millions and more.

Western elites, in response, feared that their own lucrative investments in China would be jeopardized by such disclosures—and so acted accordingly in defending Beijing.

One scenario that is still intriguing is that the virus was created by gain-of function researchers, which were overseen by elements from the Chinese communist army. Worse, the U.S. health authorities gave the lab subsidies, which were routed through third parties. The government and media covered the scandal by hiding it.

Belatedly, a panicked China shut down all domestic travel in and out of Wuhan—but not flights abroad to Western Europe and the United States.

The rest is history.

The World Health Organization spread false information about the outbreak from China, delaying a strong global response.

Former President Donald Trump’s political opponents initially told Americans to shop and travel as usual—only to pivot as cases mounted and they blamed the president.

The U.S.’s 2020 ban on travel from China was met with charges of racism and xenophobia from presidential candidates. Ironically, many were simply channeling racist and xenophobic China’s propaganda.

Many doctors continued to insist on the need for therapeutics, even if it meant that they could not use generic drugs off-label. Despite ongoing studies from overseas proving their usefulness, the widespread ridicule of the use hydroxychloroquine/ivermectin is not surprising.

Trump’s Operation Warp Speed project to develop vaccinations was also pilloried. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the candidates, tried to downplay the dangers of the impending vaccinations. But once in power, they projected their own prior harmful rhetoric onto so-called “anti-vaxxers.”

They claimed credit for the initial success with the Trump vaccinations.

Pfizer had made a major announcement in advance about its possible rollout of a vaccine, which was expected to be in October, just days prior to the 2020 election.

Pfizer then claimed that the vaccine would not be available before Nov. 3. Pfizer announced that the vaccines would soon be available, just a few days following the election of Joe Biden.

The then-New York governor. Andrew Cuomo obstructed most all federal help with Trump’s fingerprints on it. That way, Cuomo became a media, Emmy-winning darling—before resigning in disgrace.

Cuomo’s policies of steering infected patients into long-term care facilities doomed over 10,000 of the elderly. New York is illegally using race to deny preferences in the allotments and distribution of new drugs.

The media-progressive alliance that required massive lockdowns was a major factor in the demise of a booming Trump economy. It also denied millions of people critical medical care. Emphasizing therapeutics, natural herd immunity, and the resilience of the youth to the disease were all pronounced “anti-science” by the demagogues on the left.

Various celebrities and politicos—such as California Gov. Gavin Newsom and failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton—boasted the pandemic lockdown offered the perfect crisis that must not go to waste politically. Actress Jane Fonda even crowed that COVID-19 was a “gift from God to the left” in helping to end Donald Trump.

Biden even went so far as blaming Trump for all the deaths due to the virus in the final days before the 2020 campaign ended.

Once the vaccinations had seemed to work in early 2021, an upbeat Joe Biden boasted that he would end the virus by summer 2021, by following “the science.” He went so far as to claim that no one had been vaccinated prior to his inauguration even though 17 million, including Biden himself, had been.

Nemesis replied to such hubris.

Unexpected delta and omicron variants were discovered. A new phrase, “breakthrough case,” revealed that the vaccinations often could only prevent serious illness, but not infection or infectiousness.

Suddenly the best and brightest people with three shots, who had blasted the red-state rubes as the ignorant unvaxxed—got sick. More have now died from the virus on Biden’s than on Trump’s watch.

A warped economy amid renewed COVID-19 outbreaks helped to further destroy Biden’s waning popularity.

The left is calling for realism, a focus on treatment and recognition of the importance of natural immunities. It is even newly curious about the origins of the virus, and the need to “get back to normal.”

We are suddenly told that thousands had died “with” rather than “because” of COVID-19—the exact opposite of what we heard in the Trump era.

Skeptics might be afraid of the impending midterms, which will finally make the left face reality.

Politicizing the pandemic is a mere euphemism. In truth, thousands of Americans have died needlessly because of weaponized disinformation about China’s culpability, vaccines, useful drugs, lockdowns, racial preferences, and long-term care facilities.

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