Mike Pence's lies about the coronavirus pandemic will cost lives

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Twenty-Five states from all parts of the nation. Half of the United States of America. They have one thing in common. They’ve all seen recent upticks in new cases of the coronavirus.

Vice-president Mike Pence is the supposed leader of the nation’s coronavirus task force. In a visit to Iowa, he claimed “We did it”, meaning the country has flattened the curve and has slowed the growth of the virus.

Mike Pence is a liar!

The sad thing is we were on our way to doing that. We were getting close to maybe slowing the growth and being safe, but the current administration couldn’t wait to re-open the country. They went against all of their own medical experts recommendations. They put pressure on governors to get moving and do it quickly.

The economy was more important than saving lives. Getting re-elected was more important than saving lives.

The newest lie is that the numbers are rising because of the increase in testing. Pence has doubled down on his lies by trying to get the nation’s governors to tell echo the federal administration’s stance lies. In his call with them, Pence said:

“I would just encourage you all, as we talk about these things, to make sure and continue to explain to your citizens the magnitude of increase in testing. And that in most of the cases where we are seeing some marginal rise in number, that’s more a result of the extraordinary work you’re doing. Encourage people with the news that we are safely reopening the country.”

The numbers refute this. The numbers show Pence is lying. But naturally, in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, he had to double down by denying the possibility of a second wave of the virus, while at the same time doing his sucking up bit to Donald Trump:

“Such panic is overblown. Thanks to the leadership of President Trump and the courage and compassion of the American people, our public health system is far stronger than it was four months ago, and we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.”

The lies shouldn’t surprise anyone. It’s nothing new. We’ve been hearing them from Trump and his flunkies for almost four years. The difference with the lies about the pandemic is it puts his supporters at risk because they’ll believe him. They’ll believe everything is back to normal. They’ll believe they can go back to the way they lived their lives before the pandemic hit the United States. They’ll believe Pence until it sends them to the hospital and their graves….and sadly, it will.

Related Post: Where in the world is Mike Pence?

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