We have to admit there are people walking among us who, as they sucked in their last gasp of air through a ventilator, ravaged by the novel coronavirus, they would gather their strength to sputter out some final words.

“COVID is a Chinese hoax.”

Michael Morris is managing editor of The Facts. Contact him at 979-237-0144 or michael.morris@thefacts.com.

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Bulldog

You can write anything you like, but this virus has been politicized from the very beginning. It is a well known fact that the death toll has been grossly inflated. Hospitals have been given tens of thousands of dollars for each death from Covid. There have been cases where people have been killed in car wrecks that tested positive and their deaths were listed as Covid. Masks provide little protection to the wearer or the non wearer, and are a health hazard to those who wear them long term.

Michael Morris Staff
Michael Morris

Thank you for affirming the column. Everything you said is categorically false.

Bulldog

Per you.

Bulldog

https://lynnwoodtimes.com/2020/05/21/doh-admits-inflated-covid-19-death-numbers/

Just one example

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Michael Morris

The good people of Lynwood and Snohomish County thank you for your support. Community News Matters.

Bulldog

https://www.factcheck.org/2020/04/hospital-payments-and-the-covid-19-death-count/

Fully vindicated

Michael Morris Staff
Michael Morris

This vindicates you? From your link: Numerous readers have asked us about such claims, some of which imply that hospitals are making money by simply listing patients as having the disease — when in fact the payments referenced are for treating patients. And while some of the posts imply that fraud may be afoot, multiple experts told us that such theories of hospitals deliberately miscoding patients as COVID-19 are not supported by any evidence.

It's quite a stretch to say they're being paid for COVID patients dying when they get paid for treating any Medicare patient who dies,

Again, thank you for the affirmation. Still put teeth under your pillow, too?

Bulldog

Those references were found under 5 minutes. I could easily find more if I didn't have a life either. Way to belittle your paying customers. No wonder TheFacts is dying on the vine.

Father of Six

I reported Mr. Morris for his last comment. My kids can read. :) As worked up as everyone seems to be I hope the staff knows I was poking fun!

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Michael Morris

I thought you had left us Father of Six. A little parrying is never a bad thing, especially when it comes to correcting misinformation. We all must give as well as we receive. Hope you are well.

PJBM626

Let’s be honest , not dem narratives to their media, this virus is being over reported

Colds, deaths, refusals for testing is being reported Covid. I agree virus should be taken seriously, but anyone to deny this is being over reported is lying

It is Being used as a dem Propaganda media device to elect dems. Michael if you deny this, I pray for truth in your life

natives5

Nailed it, Michael! I have an educated friend, parent of young children, who said more people are dying in large numbers from carbon monoxide poisoning due to wearing their masks too long. I’m sure my reaction could have been made into a meme. She and her family no longer wear masks, sadly, and I won’t be seeing them anytime soon.

PJBM626

Also reports of claims of Covid but actually common cold. I really don’t want to hear about sources. Many mainstream sources are corrupt. Why? Look at their track record and how often proven wrong. Enough for me Truth always wins

Father of Six

Did you ignore the Trump - Russia collusion conspiracy theories? Millions and millions of dollars later and Nancy still thinks President Trump is a Russian spy. How about the Judge Kavanagh hearings and the conspiracy which Mr. Morris felt the duty to believe and write about? I have been told "don't wear a mask", "wear a mask", "wash everything down", "don't wash everything down", " its very deadly", "it's not very deadly", "go and protest", "don't go out to eat". I think we're tired of it all and don't appreciate being lectured to.

antone

I’ll start with Father of six even though talking herein wastes time: The news just yesterday is the virus mutation (named G614G)is TEN TIMES MORE CONTAGEOUS and 70% of the virus genomes have the mutation. So, Yes it’s very contageious and therefore very deadly. Yes, I am also tired of all the talking heads, etc. but I still wear a mask, and would ask you to for my protection; I still will wash most items down, and don’t care what you do; in addition, I still will use hand sanitizers, wash my hands after shopping, and don’t care about you.. I don’t eat out anymore (maybe the Sonic drive thru. So best wishes as the number of cases here and statewide soars; hope you stay well. By the way, Mr. Morris is not lecturing to you, just don’t read his column if you wish.

PJBM626

Very good informative article. I think spot on. Many opportunist on all sides. We must be careful respecting those around us. I starting to wear mask , still observing distancing

I agree about cleanliness

Father of Six

Be sure to wear a mask at the Sonic, my son works there. You missed my point Antone. What is true today, won't be next week. I don't know where you saw that the virus is 10 times more contagious. The Kaiser Health dispelled that poor science. See my original comment regarding the reliability of the "news". Thanks for the well wishes, I wish for your safety as well.

antone

Father: it just came out yesterday. Here's FoxNews.com: sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwidmLfBia3qAhUPS60KHUeNBnAQ0PADegQIBxAT&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fhealth%2Fscientists-analyzing-coronavirus-mutation-might-spread-virus-faster&usg=AOvVaw1pluY5YvrnzYatUyLX1eCj -------- another: https://www.biospace.com/article/mutated-covid-19-viral-strain-in-us-and-europe-much-more-contagious/ ---- The Post had it 2 days ago: https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2020/06/29/coronavirus-mutation-science/?arc404=true ---- you're correct about Kaiser Health May 7: https://www.kff.org/news-summary/hypothesis-of-more-contagious-novel-coronavirus-strain-draws-skepticism-from-some-experts/ --- Believe whatever you wish. Lot's of virus Luddites around.

antone

Bull, thanks for the link to "The Evergreen Freedom Foundation," does address Washington State including some deaths, which were subsequently revised. Here's what the Gov says: "When asked about the Foundation’s report at a press conference Monday, Gov. Jay Inslee dismissed it as “dangerous,” “disgusting” and “malarkey.” He further accused the Freedom Foundation of “fanning these conspiracy claims from the planet Pluto” and not caring about the lives lost to COVID-19." Whatever.

antone

Bull, your "fully vindicated" link about PAYMENTS (the link is to fackcheck.org - one of my back checks, Snopes, USAtoday, etc.) does not prove anything. In your VINDICATION link it states: "In an interview with FactCheck.org, however, Jensen said he did not think that hospitals were intentionally misclassifying cases for financial reasons." Jenson had come up with this smear on Fox News in April. I had previously dealt with this conspiracy claim on the social media sites; this is SO LAST MONTH!! I appreciate Mr. Morris: "The misinformation is even so plentiful, debunking it becomes a futile exercise of moving goal posts." and "the internet and social media, but those are just vehicles for misinformation." Oh, and thanks for providing your sources.

antone

"Thank you for affirming the column." [smile][cool][tongue]

antone

Bull, so many themes: "Masks provide little protection to the wearer or the non wearer, and are a health hazard to those who wear them long term." [ohmy][yawn] Hardly worth debating.

Bulldog

I'm glad you agree

sailfish

Mr. Morris, your snotty little comment about "still putting teeth under your pillow" was unprofessional, and a bit surprising, even coming from you.

Bulldog

Meh. Leftist like to do that. It makes them feel superior

Bulldog

March 8th. Dr. Fauchi said on national news there was no reason to wear a mask. Other scientists have said the same thing. The mask nazis want to control every aspect of your life.

natives5

Why didn’t you fact-check your statement? It’s been proven to have been taken out of context And falsely spread by the naysayers. Btw, I found that in less than 5 minutes. Nice try, Bulldog. Masks are still effective.

Liberal_Vet_1969

As I'm fond of saying at some debates It's like watching someone nail Jello to a tree, mildly entertaining, but truly, who has the time?

antone

Liberal Vet, good point. Yes, who has the time? I use the term "Luddite" for the non-believers, conspiracy theorists, extremists, etc. But , the tooth fairy comment (chuckle, chuckle) could have been expected, considering the craziness-memes being circulated on social media. Yes, who has the time? Mr. Morris explains the billing meme (Michael Morris Jul 1, 2020 5:47pm); and in my previous have-at-its in June about that meme, I had the additional point that the payments are authorized by law passed by Congress and administered by the CDC. So what's the problem?

Bulldog

Yes name calling and labeling is a great way to win an argument just like all the leftist here.

natives5

You realize you contradicted yourself in labeling everyone here as leftists?!?! That was sarcasm, right?!?

PJBM626

I remember much of the dem

Propaganda media attacking Trump administration early in the pestilence, about recommending masks. Dem media said won’t work!! What happened. Truth and wisdom always overcomes lies

Bulldog

Luddite is a derogatory term. Leftist is a political description much like liberal

natives5

Bulldog, regardless of how you try to justify it, you labeled everyone after you complained that’s what they do.

PJBM626

Native stop. You broad brush folks yourself.

antone

Bull, it's not name-calling; surely you know how a Luddite views new ideas, research, facts, etc. Google if it's a new word to you. It's a behavior trait. For example a face mask Luddite would say "Face masks don't work" and refuse to participate with fellow citizens in this. Or if information came out yesterday about the distance aerial droplets can spread (6-8') from simply talking, a face mask Luddite would guffaw while breathing the droplets down the aisle from a fellow citizen. And this "unhealthful to those who wear them long term" can be checked on Snopes and one can make their own decision as to what is best.

Bulldog

plural noun: Luddites

1.

DEROGATORY

a person opposed to new technology or ways of working.

"a small-minded Luddite resisting progress"

AMP

Please do not dispute Comrade Morris' "facts". They come from lock-step supporters of Socialism! We should ignore any information that contradicts their all knowing wisdom.

Bulldog

They are honing their skills in Hope's of joining TAAS

Bulldog

Or China Daily.

PJBM626

The dem controlled media puzzles me they attack our own government than China. Actual lay del propaganda media supports China

Don’t dismiss millions given by Obama to the lab in China .This is biological warfare

natives5

Stop PBJM. You sound ridiculous. Truly. trump has attacked his own government, military, citizens, allies and you never cry about that. It’s patriotic, right?

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