Are Recent Reports of COVID Surges an Attempt to Suppress In-Person Voting?

Article author: 
Brian C. Joondeph, M.D.
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
26 October 2020
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

... As the virus peaked in mid-April, the subsequent months should have been the normal course of a viral pandemic, some getting sick to varying degrees, others unfortunately dying, but eventually reaching herd immunity, itself a longstanding concept -- suddenly controversial.

This has been the course of past flu seasons and other viral pandemics, but none lead to shutting down economies all over the world, causing incalculable financial and social devastation to cities, states, countries, and individuals. Just when we see a light at the end of the tunnel there is a reported surge in cases, often timed to political events....
The first surge was in mid-summer, as businesses were opening and the presidential campaigns began in earnest with nominating conventions. President Trump’s rallies energized his base and are a unique feature to his campaign, something Sleepy Joe Biden could in no way replicate. Conveniently the surge put a damper on Trump rallies.
The second surge is now, just weeks before the 2020 presidential election. The Atlantic, one of many left-wing mouthpieces for the Democrat party, framed it politically, “The Coronavirus surge that will define the next four years.” How exactly does a viral illness define a future presidential term? Easily, if this has never been about the virus but instead about the election....
What exactly is this current surge? Is it a surge in positive tests, cases, hospitalizations, or deaths? A positive test alone is not a case, according to the CDC. The “case definition” of COVID is a positive test and symptoms....
Conveniently, this current surge is in positive tests....
What does this mean for the election? According to Gallup, Democrats by more than a two to one margin over Republicans, vote early, 62 to 28 percent. Republicans understandably distrust mail-in ballots given the daily reports of missing ballots and other electoral chicanery.
If voters planning on voting in person on Election Day can be scared or kept away, this favors Democrats as more of them have already voted early. Conveniently, this current surge may do just that....
Nothing else is working for the Democrats and they are pulling out all the stops to pull rabbit out of the hat and salvage a losing candidate and campaign. Get out and vote...
Brian C Joondeph, MD, is a Denver based physician and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in American Thinker, Daily Caller, Rasmussen Reports, and other publications. Follow him on Facebook,  LinkedIn, Twitter, Parler, and QuodVerum