It’s true that a few nutcases on the right-wing fringe have spread conspiracy theories about COVID-19. What’s the media’s excuse for doing the same?
Paul Krugman holds that COVID is now Republican disease. Why are positivity rates going up? “Americans didn’t fail the Covid-19 test,” he recently wrote, “Republicans did.”
But, it just ain’t so. “The Northeast, with its largely Democratic governors, has been appropriately cautious about reopening, and its numbers look like Europe’s,” Krugman says. Has he noticed that Republicans govern Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont? And that the largest concentration of death was in Democrat-controlled New York and New Jersey?