Limbaugh: Coronavirus is Like Climate Change, There's a New Scare Tactic Each Day
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During his radio show on Thursday, prominent conservative radio show host Rush Limbaugh compared the coronavirus pandemic reaction to climate change, stating that Democrats are coming up with a "new scare tactic" every day.
“Since the 1980s, they have been saying dire consequences await if we do nothing, and the predictions are all for different periods of time — 30 years from today, 30 years from now, 40 years, in the next 50 years,” Limbaugh started. “The predictions are long-term because they know people alive today won’t be alive the end of the prediction period to judge whether they were right or wrong.”
“It’s a scare tactic, a series of them, and you are aware of the transformation this story, this cause of climate change has gone through. I mean, it gets ridiculous sometimes, the predictions that are made, the warnings, the things that are going to kill us. And I’m noting a similar type of reporting now with the coronavirus,” Limbaugh said.
The radio show host continued by citing a report by the World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Soumya Swaminathan who warned that the coronavirus may not be under control for a few years. The scientist told an audience, “I would say in a four to five-year timeframe we could be looking at controlling this,” and that a vaccine “seems for now the best way out.”
“It’s irresponsible the way this stuff is being reported, and the reason it’s being reported the way it is is because it’s all political now,” Limbaugh said.
He then questioned that when the lockdowns were first announced, “were you led to believe that the shutdown would still be going on nine weeks, ten weeks later? Or did you think it was a two-to-three week exercise to try to get a handle on things before things got out of control? I’ll guarantee you, the vast majority of people thought it was a temporary thing.”
Limbaugh then slammed the so called "experts" as well as the media who “keep moving the goalposts on us.” He argued that they started out as implementing the quarantines to flatten the curve to relieve the stress of high patient volumes in hospitals to locking down until we find a cure.
“So we had to flatten the curve, had to follow the data of [a] flawed model, we need more testing so we got more testing. It’s not enough. Now that’s not enough. We need antibodies. That doesn’t mean anything anymore. Now we need a vaccine. There may never be a vaccine,” Limbaugh said. “So they keep putting up roadblocks. It’s just like what they do with this climate change stuff, folks. As every dire prediction fails to scare people enough, they come up with more. And some of it is now starting to get absolutely ridiculous in terms of common sense.”
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