It’s fairly remarkable that the party most obsessed with fact-checking apparently needs to be fact-checked the most themselves.
And this belief became even clearer over the weekend, notably when Supreme court Justice Sonia Sotomayor provided an utterly ridiculous commentary regarding the COVID pandemic, conveniently timed for the Court’s upcoming hearings regarding the constitutionality of the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates.
After all, just consider her absurd statement below, which makes the rather audacious claim that 100,000 children are on ventilators.
“We have hospitals that are almost at full capacity with people severely ill on ventilators. We have over 100,000 children, which we’ve never had before, in serious condition, many on ventilators.” [Source: Fox News]
Well. That’s quite the claim.
100,000 children on ventilators for a variant that has been widely cited to be as threatening as the common cold.
Needless to say, Sotomayor is clearly so divorced from reality that Senator Rand Paul could not resist critiquing both her and Fauci’s understanding of “facts.”
“Sotomayor: ‘over 100,000 children…in serious condition, many on ventilators’ Is Fauci advising Justice Sotomayor? Will YouTube censor her?” [Source: Breitbart]
Highly unlikely that YouTube would censor a leftist activist like Sotomayor, an Obama pick, no less.
However, it appears that some media publications that normally fawn all over leftists can’t even handle such a total disconnect from the facts, which is precisely why Sotomayor was recently excoriated by the Washington Post.
“[Sotomayor’s claim is] wildly incorrect, assuming she is referring to hospitalizations, given the reference to ventilators … Sotomayor’s number is at least 20 times higher than reality, even before you determine how many are in ‘serious condition.’” [Source: Fox News]
Unsurprisingly, Sotomayor earned the dubious distinction of “four Pinocchios” from the Post for her brazen falsehoods regarding children on ventilators, an “honor” that has also been bestowed upon President Biden for his own rather obvious disconnect from reality.
Most hilariously of all, Sotomayor was also corrected by Rochelle Walensky, who serves as the Director of the CDC, which underscores how off-base the Supreme Court Justice was in her remarks.
Why? Well, because Ms. Walensky clearly has a vested interest in widespread vaccinations, which she made rather evident in her commentary on Sotomayor’s wildly inaccurate claims.
“You know, here’s what I can tell you about our pediatric hospitalizations now … First of all, the vast majority of children who are in the hospital are unvaccinated, and for those children who are not eligible for vaccination we do know they are most likely to get sick with COVID if their family members aren’t vaccinated.” [Source: Fox News]
Well, perhaps “the vast majority of children” remain unvaccinated due to the fact that the mortality rate is almost nonexistent, and that most Americans are a bit leery about vaccinating their children against COVID, especially since multiple scientists do not seem overly passionate about vaccinations from such a young age?
Pharmaceutical companies, however, curiously another target of America-First former President Trump, would certainly stand to gain from endless children’s vaccinations.
However, even though Walensky clearly toots the horn of pharmaceutical companies, she also indirectly corrects Sotomayor, who apparently decided to invent numbers out of thin air.
More specifically, Walensky calls attention to the fact that COVID is vastly more dangerous for elderly demographics.
“While pediatric hospitalizations are rising, they are still about 15-fold less than hospitalizations of our older demographics.” [Source: Fox News]
Even “15-fold less” seems to be suspicious, as very few children have been severely impacted by COVID since the beginning, never mind since the “surge” of the common cold, or “omicron,” variant.
Furthermore, Walensky also alludes to the fact that omicron is vastly less contagious, which is abundantly clear when she indicates that COVID-positive individuals in the hospital frequently entered the hospital for other issues, only to discover that they were COVID-positive at a later date.
“In some hospitals that we’ve talked to, up to 40% of the patients who are coming in with COVID are coming in not because they’re sick with COVID but because they’re coming in with something else and have had COVID or the omicron variant detected.” [Source: Fox News]
So, in other words, Walensky’s commentary further underscores how false Sotomayor’s truly is … as well as how desperately the Supreme Court needs to dodge activism in favor of interpreting, rather than changing, the law.