Legendary conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh spoke out on his radio show on Thursday to suggest that the number of deaths caused by coronavirus are being inflated so that governments could further “the policies they have put in place.”
Limbaugh opened his show by discussing the record-breaking unemployment claims numbers, saying that ten million people being unemployed are not “enough for people like Bill Gates” and others who “want to shut down the entire country,” according to The Daily Beast. He then cited the recent White House modeling projecting between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S. deaths if we continue to follow the social distancing guidelines before he brought up an article written by a pathologist who alleged that governments could be misrepresenting their numbers.
“Now, folks, don’t misunderstand, look, I’m not trying to stir anything up here,” Limbaugh said. “There’s all kinds of people speculating about things out there. I’m just giving you facts.”
He went on to present a theory that has interested him “that with this new arrival of COVID-19, that coronavirus is being listed as a cause of death for many people who are not dying because of it.”
“They’re dying because of other things,” he added. “But it’s speculation. It’s fascinating.”
The radio host declared that going forward, he would use this piece as his “daily briefing” rather than listen to “whatever the modelers are saying here,” applauding the “fascinating points” it brought up.
“It’s admittedly speculation, but his point, what if we are recording a bunch of deaths to coronavirus which really should not be chalked up to coronavirus?” Limbaugh questioned. “People die on this planet every day from a wide variety of things.”
“But because the coronavirus is out there, got everybody paranoid, governments are eager, almost, to chalk up as many deaths to coronavirus as they can because then it furthers the policies they have put in place by virtue of their models,” he concluded.
This comes days after Limbaugh discussed a theory that hospitals aren’t really being overflowed with coronavirus patients, since photos and videos continue to show hospital parking lots virtually empty.
“You have been led to believe that every hospital is overflowing,” he said. “So much of this has been politicized, folks, that it’s just impossible anymore to actually find factual truth.”
Whether Limbaugh is right or wrong, it can’t be denied that it’s difficult to figure out what’s the truth and what’s not right now. All we can do is believe what our own eyes are telling us, and try not to be swayed too much by the words of lawmakers and members of the mainstream media.