Tucker Carlson rightfully will never let anyone forget that the mainstream media constantly dismissed the theory that the Wuhan coronavirus originated in a lab.

The MSM has slowly allowed the theory to make its way into its reporting, but we must never forget what they did.

Carlson: “Mainstream Media Owe You an Apology for Dismissing Coronavirus Lab Theory”

Carlson pointed out that the Wuhan lab is located real close to a wet market where it “supposedly originated.” It’s a question worth asking, of course, but our mainstream media doesn’t care:

Unfortunately we live in a political climate which asking questions is greatly discouraged and obedience is prized. Speculation about it remain privately, mostly online.

In February, Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas said it out loud.

Carlson played the clip of Cotton saying we should at least ask questions about the lab and the virus.

The MSM and leftists slaughtered Cotton after the interview. Now they have to eat crow.

Carlson said CNN’s Fareed “Zakaria compared Cotton’s entirely legitimate questions to Soviet disinformation from the 1980s that claimed the CIA created AIDs.”

Don’t forget about the ever so truthful Brian Williams! He also lashed out at Cotton and insisted the virus came from the wet market. But the honest journalist forgot that the wet market did not have the type of bats that carry COVID-19:

Tonight, Williams and all the robots just like him owe you an apology. Fox’s special reporters confirm that government sources with access to highly classified intelligence, informed people, believe this virus did in fact originate in the bio-lab in Wuhan.

The first infected patient likely a lab employee who accidentally contracted the virus and spread it through the rest of the world.

That wet market theory? It was just a cover. China pushed that story to Western media to deflect blame from itself and of course the press corps, as they always do, eat it up immediately.

Carlson makes sure the viewers know that no one can say 100% that the virus came from the Wuhan lab, but the amount of evidence makes it hard to believe it came from the wet market.

New York, Other Eastern States Extend Shutdown to May 15

Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he will extend the non-essential business shutdown until May 15:

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said on Thursday that he would extend New York State’s shutdown until May 15, in coordination with other states.

Mr. Cuomo said that New York continued to make progress in containing the coronavirus and he cited encouraging statistics, but he also said that the rate of infection would have to slow much more before he would lift restrictions that were in place through April 29.

“What happens after then? I don’t know,” Mr. Cuomo said of new end date for the restrictions. “We will see depending on what the data shows.”

One sign that New York would not be ready to begin returning to normal by then came later in the day, when a spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said New York City was canceling all permitted events for May.

The affected events include BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn concerts in Prospect Park, SummerStage concerts in Central Park and the Brooklyn Half Marathon. A decision on June events was expected later in the week, the spokeswoman said.

Cuomo joined the governors from Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island to coordinate the dates.

Delaware already shut down until May 15. New Jersey’s schools will remain closed until May 15.

CDC Director Thinks 19-20 States Could Possibly Open on May 1

President Donald Trump released his guidelines for the states to reopen for business. The CDC director agrees:

The director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday he believes 19 or 20 U.S. states have had limited impact from the new coronavirus and their governors believe they may be ready to reopen by President Donald Trump’s May 1 target date.

“There are a number of counties within this country that have not experienced really any coronavirus despite testing,” Robert Redfield said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

“There are a number of states – 19, 20 states – that really have had limited impact from it. So I think we will see some states that are, the governors feel that they’re ready, we’re poised to assist them with that reopening,” Redfield said.

Redfield said mitigation steps such as people staying physically separated would also likely have to continue until a vaccine and treatments are available.

“I do think we’re going to have some social distancing that’s going to be a critical part of our strategy as we go forward,” he told CBS “This Morning” in an interview.

States Have Different Criteria to Add a Death to Coronavirus Death Toll

This could cause a problem when it comes to the coronavirus death toll. Each state has different criteria for its coronavirus death toll:

In Alabama, officials have ruled that one of every 10 people who died with covid-19 did not die of covid-19. Among those excluded from the numbers reported to the federal government were a bedbound patient with aspiration pneumonia in one lung and a person with a buildup of fluid and partial collapse of one lung.

Colorado, by contrast, has included some deaths where the disease caused by the novel coronavirus was deemed probable – based on symptoms and possible exposure – but not confirmed through a test.

Health officials in both states say their approach is more accurate. Their divergent methods reflect a national debate over how to count the dead.

New York’s death total shot up because officials added people who doctors thought died of coronavirus even if they didn’t get tested.

The CDC allowed that recently, but said “attributing a death to the virus can be a judgement call.”

 

 
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