Though the left continues to stoke the flames of fear about the dangers of COVID-19, in places like Washington, D.C., such risks actually pale in comparison to those presented by violent crime, a reality evidenced by the fact that for four months in a row, the nation’s capital lost more residents to murder than to the coronavirus, as A.J. Kaufman of PJ Media notes.
Kaufman cited a tweet from conservative organizer and pundit Phil Kerpen which included a breakdown of monthly reported deaths since July due to COVID-19 as compared to those stemming from homicides and noted that losses in the former category came in at 42, while those in the latter totaled 77.
Notably, Kaufman also underscored the fact the Washington had tallied 100 murders by July of this year, the soonest the district had reached that tragic milestone during a 12-month period in approximately 20 years.
Even though, as the piece further pointed out, the World Health Organization just issued a report documenting a worldwide decline in new COVID-19 cases and fatalities, those in power here at home appear intent on painting the virus as an ongoing emergency that justifies pushing a rise in violent crime and other growing concerns of everyday Americans off the front pages.
In remarks that prompted swift push back around the country, infectious disease guru and chief medical advisor to the White House, Dr. Anthony Fauci, took to the airwaves over the weekend to express uncertainty as to whether American families could safely gather as the holidays approach. WATCH:
REPORTER: “But we can gather for Christmas or it’s just too soon to tell?”
ANTHONY FAUCI: “It’s just too soon to tell” pic.twitter.com/5PjevW64DX
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 3, 2021
Following intense criticism, however, Fauci attempted to walk back his cautionary remarks, telling CNN on Monday that he had been taken out of context and that he would “encourage people, particularly the vaccinated people, who are protected, to have a good, normal Christmas with your family.”
Earlier this week, what appeared to be updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on how to safely celebrate winter holidays this year suggested that Americans use fans near open windows during gatherings to minimize spread, host family outdoors, and even consider virtual parties rather than in-person events, notions that also garnered substantial scorn and apparently prompted the agency to remove those recommendations pending supposedly forthcoming updates.
Try as they might to distract the citizenry from the problems actually bearing down on communities across the country – including D.C.’s alarming rise in murders – the Democrats, Fauci, and the bureaucrats at the CDC are hopefully fighting a losing battle when it comes to keeping Americans in perpetual panic mode over COVID-19.