07 November, 2021

Thirty-Five vs. Eleven Hundred, What’s the Difference, Really?

Truth has never been all that important to former Governor Terry McAuliffe (D-VA).

Terry McAuliffe Said More Than 1,100 Kids Were Hospitalized With COVID. There Were 35. (thedailybeast.com)

The Post’s reporters say they initially raised their eyebrows at McAuliffe’s calculations during a debate at the end of September, when he said there were 8,000 coronavirus cases “yesterday in Virginia,” but official records showed fewer than 2,000 confirmed cases. A week later, on Oct. 7, McAuliffe said 1,142 children were in ICU beds with COVID—when there were just 35 kids in hospitals, never mind intensive care. He then repeated that claim twice in subsequent weeks when, throughout the entire pandemic, Virginia has reported an overall total of 952 hospitalizations in children under 17. A spokesman for the McAuliffe campaign didn’t explain the massive discrepancy when it was raised by the Post.

Democrats are trying to scare people over the China virus. That’s been the playbook since the very beginning. If you’re not scared, then you might start to resist their power grabs. So, if the real numbers aren’t scary enough, it’s time to make some up.

McAuliffe has been making stuff up his entire political career, so this is old hat for him.

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