Its been obvious for some time now there is no way Americans can trust the mainstream media to provide accurate, bankable information regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
The wearing of masks, the actual number of coronavirus cases, and failure to report virus recoveries are all part of an effort to over-politicize key health issues and data to confuse, frustrate and anger the American people because the Lefts planned cultural revolution cannot happen when were stable, prosperous and generally happy with the way the country is going.
That said, a conservative writer has managed to cut through all of the media garbage to report some real data that is vital to understanding the migratory pattern of COVID-19.
Writing at Conservative Review, Daniel Horowitz pointed out this week that hospitalization rates for coronavirus patients along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas are five times the national average.
The three Rio Grande Valley counties Starr, Hidalgo, and Cameron have 1,139 hospitalizations currently listed as COVID-19 patients. In total [as of last week], they had 4,070 active cases when combining the county dashboard data of the three counties. That is a 29% hospitalization-to-case ratio. As of June 27, that rate for the country was 5.8% (14.7K hospitalizations out of roughly 253,000 active cases), he writes.
He noted further that between March 1 and June 23, there were only 23 coronavirus-related deaths in Hidalgo County. But, there were 80 deaths in the subsequent two-week period.
The three border counties are 4.4 percent of Texas population but account for 12 percent of the hospitalizations. We dont know at this point how many more from the border were transferred to the larger cities up north, as we saw with the border-crossers in California who were sent to the larger city hospitals, Horowitz wrote July 9.
Where are these additional cases coming from? You guessed it: Mexico, most likely.
Horowitz notes further:
Its not natural that counties sitting at the border would mysteriously get hit with a strain of the virus causing so much more hospitalization than anywhere else. What this clearly demonstrates is a case drain flowing from across the border, where the most seriously ill patients are crossing over for care