Rush Limbaugh dismisses coronavirus case increases: “Whatever Dr. Fauci says, it gets amplified"

Limbaugh claims: “They want you to hear all these brand-new numbers of cases as deaths. But deaths are down. The curve was flattened.”

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Citation From the July 7, 2020, edition of Premiere Networks’ The Rush Limbaugh Show

RUSH LIMBAUGH (HOST): Let's get into some COVID-19 news and — folks, are you asking yourself what of any of this is true, and what isn’t? It’s almost like the tale of two viruses.

We have an entire group of stories that are about how much worse the virus is. “Oh, my God, it’s worse than we thought. We haven’t even gotten to the second wave. Dr. Fauci says — ” Dr. Fauci says. Dr. Fauci says. Whatever Dr. Fauci says, it gets amplified.

We are told how so many more people are getting it. The number of cases is skyrocketing. But then deaths are down, and we demonstrated this yesterday.

The number of deaths associated with COVID-19 are way down. It’s why they’re not being reported. The game here is to scare you into siding up with a new lockdown. They want you to hear all these brand-new numbers of cases as deaths. But deaths are down. The curve was flattened.

And then, you know, hydroxychloroquine. “Oh, no. That’s horrible. Hydroxychloroquine, that can kill you.” Remember when Trump said he was taking it, and Neil Cavuto on Fox, “This is irresponsible, you can’t do that, you could kill yourself, you could die.” I’m saying, wait a minute, whoever said hydroxychloroquine is killing people? There wasn’t any evidence hydroxychloroquine was killing people. In fact, we now find out that hydroxychloroquine works in staving off death.

We now know — how many fake news stories were there about this drug? It’s only been out there 50 years. It’s only been tested from every which way as Sunday. All of the side effects are known. It’s cheap — there’s your real answer. It’s not killing anybody. And yet that was the news. “It was bad, it was not indicated, it was something that you shouldn’t be taking.” And then they herald those stories.

No matter where you go, you can’t be confident that you have found the truth when it comes to anything related to COVID-19. And I think that is also symptomatic of what’s happening to our country at large.

Morality is gone, the concept of right and wrong are gone, the whole notion of morality now is something that’s up to individual choice. We’ve seen the steady degradation of standards. Standards have been met with anger and opposition from a bunch of malcontents who claim you have no right to define morality for them or anybody else.

You have no right to define what’s right and wrong, so there is no universal anything. There’s no universal truth, and so we’re not getting any. And it’s tough to wade through all of this. And the only thing you have to rely on is your own intelligence combined with whatever confidence your own intelligence gives you, like I have.

I have plenty of intelligence, I have more than I need, and that gives me all kinds of confidence to know that I’m making the right judgment when I watch a news story or read a news story. When I see something and knowing it’s BS or not, whether I trust it or not. But a lot of people haven’t had the time I’ve had to study the news and media and presentations and all of that. And so there is mass confusion out there.