Monday, March 08, 2021


Here's Cristina Laila, a writer for Jim Hoft's Gateway Pundit, delivering some undiluted elitism:
So much for the woke “body positivity” movement praising morbid obesity and “health at every size.”

The CDC is finally admitting what we’ve known all along: the overwhelming majority of people who were hospitalized or died from Covid were obese or overweight....

On Monday a CDC study finally admitted that the overwhelming majority of Americans who suffered greatly or died from Covid were obese or overweight....

The entire country was held hostage, schools were closed, churches were closed and small businesses were crushed because of obese people and power hungry globalists.
Don't be distracted by the bashing of "power hungry globalists." This is definitely elitism.

Yes, being overweight or obese puts you at greater risk of serious consequences from COVID-19. But 73.6% of adult Americans are overweight, including the 42.5% who are obese.

So when Hoft and Laila decide that the overweight aren't worthy of any efforts to shield them from serious pandemic consequences, they're talking about nearly three quarters of the adult public (including, no doubt, many of their own readers).

Gateway Pundit, as Laila proudly notes, has already declared that people with preexisting conditions are unworthy of public health considerations.
Democrats, their fake news media and their ‘fact checker’ allies were completely outraged over a previous TGP post reporting that only 9,210 Americans died from the coronavirus alone.

The rest of the coronavirus victims in the US according to the CDC had serious illnesses and co-morbidities (obesity, diabetes).

The other tens of thousands of COVID-19 deaths reported by the CDC in the US had on average 2.6 other health conditions.
So if you have diabetes, if you're a cancer survivor, if you have high blood pressure -- well, sorry, but you already have one foot in the grave, so who cares if the coronavirus kills you, right?

Hoft and Laila think they're defending "real Americans" against "the elites," but they're really defending "the fit" against "the unfit." Remind you of anything?

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