In his closing monologue Friday evening, Maher took intention on the media’s “panic porn” throughout the pandemic, citing a Dartmouth examine displaying that “almost 90 p.c” of U.S. nationwide media protection was destructive compared to different international locations whilst circumstances have been getting higher.
Maher additionally known as out politicians who “lie” to “save their very own asses.”
“When all of our sources for medical info have an agenda to spin us, yeah, you wind up with a badly misinformed inhabitants, together with on the left,” Maher informed viewers. “Liberals typically mock the Republican misinformation bubble … however what about liberals? , the high-information, behind-the-science individuals?”
“Liberals typically mock the Republican misinformation bubble … however what about liberals? , the high-information, behind-the-science individuals?”
Maher then pointed to a Gallup survey that confirmed the overwhelming majority of Democrats incorrectly overestimate the likelihood of being hospitalized from COVID, with 41 p.c believing it is a minimum of 50 p.c whereas solely 10 p.c of Democrats accurately mentioned that the likelihood is just 1-to-5 p.c whereas 26 p.c of Republicans mentioned the identical, stressing that Democrats have been “wildly off on this key query.”
“[Democrats] even have a significantly exaggerated view of the hazard of COVID to and the mortality charge amongst youngsters, all of which explains why immediately the states with the best share of faculties which are nonetheless closed are all blue states,” Maher lamented. “So if the right-wing media bubble has to personal issues like local weather change denial, should not liberal media should reply for ‘How did your viewers wind up believing such bunch of crap about COVID?'”
The HBO star blasted The Atlantic journal for shaming the media’s use of seaside images as a priority of furthering the unfold of the virus “regardless that it is more and more trying just like the seaside is the perfect place to keep away from it.”
“Sunshine is the perfect disinfectant and Vitamin D is the important thing to a strong immune system,” Maher exclaimed. “Texas lifted its COVID restrictions not too long ago and their an infection charges went down partially due to individuals getting outdoors to let the solar and wind do their factor. However to many liberals, ‘That may’t be proper as a result of Texas and beach-loving Florida have Republican governors,’ however life is difficult!”
“Texas lifted its COVID restrictions not too long ago and their an infection charges went down partially due to individuals getting outdoors to let the solar and wind do their factor.”
Maher then praised Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for being “a voracious client of the scientific literature.”
“And perhaps that is why he protected his most susceptible inhabitants, the aged, means higher than did the governor of New York,” Maher mentioned, knocking Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “These are simply info, I do know it is irresponsible of me to say them.”
Florida Gov. DeSantis “protected his most susceptible inhabitants, the aged, means higher than did the governor of New York.”
“Look, here is what I am saying: I do not need politics combined in with my medical choices! And now that every part is politics, that is all we do! If their aspect says ‘COVID is nothing,’ our aspect has to say it is every part. Trump mentioned it could ‘go away like a miracle,’ and we mentioned it was World Struggle Z,” Maher complained. “And now, in fact, we discover out that each one that paranoia bout surfaces was bulls— anyway… If you happen to deceive individuals, even for an excellent trigger, you lose their belief.”
“I believe lots of people died due to Trump’s incompetence and I believe lots of people died as a result of speaking about weight problems turned a 3rd rail in America… it’s the key piece of the puzzle, by far essentially the most pertinent issue, however you dare not communicate its title.
“Think about what number of lives might have been saved if there had been a nationwide marketing campaign ala Michelle Obama’s ‘Let’s Transfer’ program with the urgency of the pandemic behind it,” Maher continued. “If the media and the medical doctors made the purpose to maintain saying, ‘However there’s one thing you are able to do,’ however we’ll by no means know as a result of they by no means did as a result of the very last thing you wish to do is say one thing insensitive. We might actually moderately die. As an alternative, we have been informed to lock down. Sadly, the killer was already inside the home. And her title is Little Debbie.”