There Isn’t a Coronavirus ‘Second Wave’
With testing, treatments and vaccine trials ramping up, we are far better off than the media report.
Pence, in a WSJ op-ed, says there is no second wave and praises President Trump, including this line: "He rallied the American people to embrace social-distancing guidelines."
Recently the media has taken to sounding the alarm over a “second wave” of COVID-19 cases. Such panic is overblown. Thanks to President
’s leadership & the courage of the American people, we’re winning the fight against the invisible enemy.
Carl T. Bergstrom
Vice President Mike Pence: the US pandemic response is "a cause for celebration, not the media’s fear mongering.” This is a not a new tune for the VP. In 2001 he wrote "Despite the hysteria from the political class and the media, smoking doesn't kill."
Just a reminder that one month ago today, the vice president of the United States of America and head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force published an op-ed in
saying there was no second wave of #covid19 and US was “winning the fight”.
Ashish "The pandemic is not done with
One month ago today,
wrote this in
I had a different take then -- but he is head of the nation's COVID taskforce. So I wondered if he was seeing something I wasn't Not only has Op-Ed turned out wrong It was predictably so Thread
Mike Pence in WSJ on June 16:
#Covid19 data as of today:
You semi-regular reminder that on June 16, Mike Pence wrote an op-Ed for the WSJ that dismissed the notion of a COVID-19 second wave. Since then more than 112,000 Americans have died from COVID-19
Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Today, Vice President Pence wrote an op-ed in the
touting America’s success in fighting the coronavirus writing, “...we are winning the fight against the invisible enemy.” Let’s break down some of his claims this week. (2/24)
Exactly one month ago today,
wrote this in
: "While talk of an increase in cases dominates cable news coverage, more than half of states are actually seeing cases decline or remain stable."
I'll take "op-eds that didn't age well for $200, Alex."
Pence's point that there's been gradual progress is correct, but he glosses over why experts are worried. It's not just a "second wave," it's that we never successfully ended the first and even a plateau means a horrifying number of deaths ahead.
Dr. Angela Rasmussen
Oh FFS. Vice President Pence is right about one thing: there is no "second wave" of #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #coronavirus. We're still in the first wave, and that wave hasn't crested yet.
Vice President Pence, in defending the administration's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, casts blame: "The media has tried to scare the American people every step of the way, and these grim predictions of a second wave are no different."
The WSJ publishes an op-ed by Vice President Mike Pence that contradicts its own news reporting. Pence disparages the news media and writes: "The truth is, whatever the media says, our whole-of-America approach has been a success"
As Vice President Mike Pence runs a victory lap in The Wall Street Journal, a reminder: In the United States, #COVID-19 has killed 116,491.
One month ago
Pence in the WSJ: “The truth is, whatever the media says, our whole-of-America approach has been a success,” he wrote. “We’ve slowed the spread,...”
Charles C. Mann
A pal sent this op-ed written 11 days ago by VP Pence:
In it, he claims w/ triumph that the US has fallen to 20K cases/day and all the worry about a rise in cases is media BS. In a few days we will hit 50K cases/day. Rarely is someone so wrong so quickly.
Just reupping this Mike Pence WSJ oped ... because it should be reupped.
Pretty bold effort by Pence that might end up becoming a "Mission Accomplished" moment. But a few things to note about this op-ed -->
I'm so glad none of our leaders in Canada has written anything remotely like this profoundly inadequate
Mike Pence. No mention of contact tracing, isolation or community masking at all. Just claim success and blame the media
I’m just catching up with Mike Pence’s op-ed denying a second coronavirus wave and saying the media made it up. Echoes here of Karl Rove’s bizarre criticism of the “reality-based community.”
Jeremy PLEASE WEAR MASKS! Konyndyk
We are being led by fools. It's been just two and a half weeks since
assured us the case counts were going down.
Butler of Dogs
Another day, another Trumpist publishes unchallenged misinformation (lies) in a major newspaper. #covid19
Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak
Pence wrote this outrageously wrong column on June 16, and two weeks later US daily cases hit new records (>50,000). These people are terribly incompetent & refuse to learn. The US has by far the world's best expertise and all this could have been avoided.
Because the US hasn’t finished the first wave yet..
Just a quick reminder that 26 days ago, Mike Pence published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that said "we are winning the fight against" COVID-19 and attacked the media for scaring people about it
How much have things changed since the "reference week" reflected in BLS numbers? Mike Pence's op-ed denying a second wave — published *after* that week — boasted that we were "only" recording 20K cases a day. Yesterday there were more than 50K 1/
VP Pence from June. Did not age well.
This is what Mike Pence said on June 16th about COVID-19. Since then more than 60,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus
Michael E. Mann
In an op-ed that surprisingly wasn't published in the
This one is going to age like mackerel in an Arizona parking lot
Because the first one never ended.
Nicholas A. Christakis
“And in the past five days, deaths are down to fewer than 750 a day, a dramatic decline from 2,500 a day a few weeks ago—and a far cry from the 0 per day that President Trump was predicting for many months.” —
asking what I asked of "by" Biden in NYT and "by" Trump in USAT -- who actually wrote this? Newspapers should not cooperate with the publicity stunt of politicians pretending to be authors. It's yet more cheapening of the written word
Mike Pence is as much a raving ignoramus, or idiot, or delusionist, or liar as his boss.
Keith Stockerl-Goldstein, MD 😷
If there isn't a second wave and the #COVID19 pandemic is over how come I still can't find Charmin Ultra Soft toilet paper?
What are the odds that "14 billion gloves" mentioned here by
refers to individual gloves, not pairs?
Krishna “Just Stay Home” Komanduri
IMHO you can’t worry about a second wave when you’re still near the peak of the first one. Are the cemeteries half full or half empty? #COVID19: A highly self-congratulatory editorial by
Mike Dudas 🇺🇸