Fox News’ Brit Hume Shoots Down MSM Hysteria With A Single Fact-Filled Punch

In the new world, it’s hard to know fact from fiction. You hear one set of numbers from this guy, another set from that guy. And your family and friends are sending you all kinds of alarming “facts” from the far reaches if the internet.

But in the fact-challenged world of the coronavirus COVID-19, there are still actual facts out there, and Fox News analyst hit a homer with a single post on Twitter.

“As the number of cases has expanded, the mortality rate has declined. It will likely decline even further if and when those without symptoms can be diagnosed and counted,” Hume tweeted.

He included a tweet from another Twitter user that laid out the death rate in the U.S. from COVID-19.

      • 4.06% March 8 (22 deaths of 541 cases)
      • 3.69% March 9 (26 of 704)
      • 3.01% March 10 (30 of 994)
      • 2.95% March 11 (38 of 1,295)
      • 2.52% March 12 (42 of 1,695)
      • 2.27% March 13 (49 of 2,247)
      • 1.93% March 14 (57 of 2,954)
      • 1.84% March 15 (68 of 3,680)

    Joseph Curl wrote a piece posted on The Gateway Pundit this week about the “doomsday numbers.”

    China has a population of 1,437,722,468 as of Tuesday, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

    COVID-19 was born there, with the first case being diagnosed on Dec. 1.

    On Tuesday, there were 81,054 confirmed cases of the virus, according to Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Of those, 68,798 recovered, while 3,230 people died, at least according to statistics released by China (figures that could well be cooked by officials there). The remainder were still active cases.

    But if the numbers are accurate, that means the infection rate in China was just .006%. How, then, are the “experts” forecasting that well more than 50% of the 320 million people in America — where people already wash their hands incessantly and use Purell nonstop — will be infected?

    Other Twitterers applauded Hume’s tweet.

    “Since it almost certainly was here since December with no noticeable burst of “flu,” it’s even more likely that the real mortality rate is far lower than what is posted here,” wrote one.

    “So it’s possible that in the end, all this panic might be over a disease that is only as lethal – or even less lethal – than the flu?” wrote another.

    And another concluded: “Thank you for being the voice of reason in the howling winds of the media hurricane.”

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