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Whitmer Administration Refuses to Address Reported Discrepencies in COVID-19 Case Numbers

Governor Gretchen Whitmer has been fanning the flames of COVID-19 hysteria in recent days, instituting a mask mandate without approval of the legislature, and threatening Michigan residents with further sanctions if they do not obey.

“If Michiganders don’t mask up when we’re going out in public, cases could rise, and we could be forced to close down more of our businesses, including auto manufacturing plants that employ thousands of Michigan workers, jobs that our whole economy depends on,” Whitmer said on Wednesday.

However, observers are questioning Whitmer’s data. While mainstream reporters do little if anything to hold her accountable, independent media outlets are attempting to find the answers and are being stonewalled by the administration. Multiple requests from the Michigan Sentry have been ignored, and other non-obsequious media sources are receiving similar treatment.

“The daily number of cases and deaths as reported by the MDHHS do not match their data on the statewide website,” Great Lakes News wrote from their Facebook page.

“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reported MDHHS figures today showing 891 new cases of coronavirus and four deaths. Yet, the state website said 42 cases and one death. Somehow, the case to date totals remain the same,” they added. “Great Lakes News made various attempts to contact the state for clarification regarding the ongoing discrepancies of COVID-19 related data, and we are waiting to hear back.”

Great Lakes News notes that the reported deaths from COVID-19 in Michigan are remarkably low, but Whitmer no longer focuses on that number to keep the fear going among the masses so she can keep her emergency dictatorial powers.

“Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is counting coronavirus cases as a benchmark for reopening the state and starting schools, but the number of deaths is the most noteworthy. In the last three days, only 6 deaths have occurred related to Covid-19 with Tuesday marking zero deaths. Great Lakes News is still trying to determine why there’s a discrepancy in the number of cases and deaths Whitmer spelled out to the media yesterday and what’s on the state website,” they wrote in Facebook post.

Whitmer has been criticized for housing COVID-19 patients in nursing homes among elderly folks most likely to die of the virus. She continues to reject all transparency regarding COVID-19 policy in the state as civil liberties are systemically destroyed.

Shane Trejo
Shane is a long-time journalist and political activist with years of experience covering public policy.


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