HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher started up again last night. The theme for the evening was pushing the false-narrative that COVID-19 is a thing of the past and people just need to go back to normal, whether they want to or not.
Bill Maher brought up what the United Kingdom is now doing regarding COVID-19. According to Maher, they are rescinding every major precaution relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes:
- Mandated face masks
- Masks in school
- Work from home advisories
- Mandatory Passports for nightclubs/events
- Legal requirement to self-isolate
Maher stated the United Kingdom is getting back to normal, and the United States should follow their lead. Except the United States has never had these restrictions in place. In this country, COVID-19 related restrictions are put in place at the state, city, or county level, not at the national level.
Speaking of lying, Maher brought up the state of Florida and claimed how much better they’ve done than a lot of other states regarding COVID-19 deaths. According to him, Florida ranks 17th in the country in COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people. The undisputed prince of smugness claimed Mississippi is the worst in the country in COVID-19 deaths per 100,000 people.
In reality, Florida ranks 3rd in the country for COVID-19 related deaths at 63,763. Mississippi ranks 28th in the country for COVID-19 related deaths at 10,721. These numbers represent real people dying from COVID-19. Maher’s numbers don’t.
As bad as Bill Maher was at telling the truth about COVID-19, guest Bari Weiss was even worse. She claimed, “At this point, it’s a pandemic of bureaucracy.”
Except it’s not. They taped the episode of Real Time with Bill Maher on Friday, January 21, 2021. According to the New York Times, Weis’ former employer, 3,886 people nationwide died from COVID-19 that same day. They didn’t die from bureaucracy. They died from getting infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
More people died Friday from Weiss’ “pandemic of bureaucracy” than died on the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
Here’s a segment from Friday’s episode of Real Time with Bill Maher: