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Despite Spike in Confirmed Cases, Plummeting COVID Deaths an Encouraging Sign

‘Florida’s case fatality rate is 1.9%, which is much lower than other large states…’

As the news media continues to fuel Wuhan virus hysteria, an interesting phenomenon is occurring: COVID deaths are plummeting despite the record amount of new confirmed cases reported last week.

According to the COVID Tracking Project, an initiative housed at the liberal Atlantic Magazine, 42,500 new cases were confirmed over a seven-day last week — with the exception of data from six states.

The positive infections were derived from 654,000 coronavirus tests, and a minuscule 209 deaths occurred during the same period. The week’s figures track with a longer downward trend.

What’s more, the vast majority of Wuhan virus deaths continue to occur among older adults, while younger people compose most of the new cases. The implication is that the dreaded super-virus isn’t the death sentence the news media and pro-economic shutdown advocates have been claiming.

Florida has been an epicenter of new cases and yet its death rate is among the lowest.

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“Florida’s case fatality rate is 1.9%, which is much lower than other large states,” Gov. Ron DeSantis tweeted on Monday.

DeSantis also tweeted, “In recent weeks, the upswing of new positive cases has been driven by people in their 20s and 30s.” Twenty-one-year olds had the most cases, he said.

But perhaps the most telling data was offered by sports journalist Clay Travis, author of the book “Republicans Buy Sneakers Too” and consistent critic of the media’s coronavirus consensus narrative.

“Interesting graphic here: strong argument that only reason we ever had a coronavirus epidemic at all was because governors in New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois & Massachusetts panicked based on “expert” forecasts & sent covid patients back into nursing homes.”

Left-wing media and Democratic politicians have been emphasizing the larger confirmed cases number and ramping up fears of a resurgent public health crisis, which is misleading considering deaths are becoming rarer.

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Keisha Lance Bottoms, the laughably partisan mayor of Atlanta and Democrat vice presidential candidate, said on Monday that she tested positive for the Wuhan virus and admitted she didn’t even know she had it.

“COVID-19 has literally hit home,” Bottoms tweeted. “I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive.”

But rather than serve as evidence of a widespread overreaction, Bottoms and the mainstream news media framed her coronavirus infection as a potential life-or-death struggle.

After her announcement, Bottoms then attended a press conference to address the shooting of an 8-year-old girl that occurred on July Fourth near a Wendy’s that had been occupied by armed demonstrators in the aftermath of the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks, a violent ex-con who was shot after assaulting several police officers last month.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Bottoms wore a mask but removed it to issue her politically charged remarks.

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