What this means is that 86 attendees and contacts have tested positive—which means nothing, since the tests are laughable (or would be, if the consequences of their rampant over-use were not so dire); but let’s be flexible, and assume those people actually have COVID-19 (though none of them, apparently, is sick, or we’d be hearing all about it). Since this year’s rally drew 460,000 attendees, the COVID-19 “infection” rate resulting from that horrid quasi-Nazi jamboree is 0.00018%.
That’s a story, worth a headline? That is further “evidence” of the existential threat posed by COVID-19? And it’s on the basis of such terrifying numbers that the state of Minnesota has now made it a crime to meet with anyone who doesn’t live with you—a crime that, should you be convicted, will get you 90 days in jail, or a $1,000 fine?
Another joke that isn’t funny in the least: the Wall Street Journal, and “our free press” overall.