1) The Biden Admin just got slapped with a lawsuit from conservative site The Daily Wire.
2) Democrats are giving up on beating Ron DeSantis – and the election is a year away!
The Democratic Governors Association (DGA) on Friday has reportedly decided to “deprioritize” defeating Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) in 2022 and fund other gubernatorial races that are more likely to be won, an indication Florida is no longer a swing state.
The decision to essentially concede Florida to Republicans is a blow to Democrat candidates, Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL) and Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services Nikki Fried (D), who were hoping to turn the tide of Democrat defeat of elections in the past two decades.
Instead of investing in defeating Florida’s gubernatorial race, the DGA will invest in races in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Arizona, two Florida Democrat consultants conveyed to Politico.
“DeSantis is looking strong politically and financially, and there are states like Massachusetts, Maryland, and Arizona where they see potential pickups on top of incumbent protection,” one consultant told Politico. “They might do some money, but they are not going the way they have been in the past. There are not going to be multi-million-dollar checks.”
3) Huge if true report: 97% of Covid deaths in Italy were not primarily caused by Covid. Toby Young writes:
A reader spotted an interesting story in Il Tempo, an Italian newspaper. The Italian Higher Institute of Health had adjusted downwards its estimate of the number of people who’ve died from Covid, as opposed to with Covid, from over 130,000 to under 4,000. Yes, you read that right. Turns out 97.1% of deaths hitherto attributed to Covid were not due directly to Covid.
According to its latest report on Covid mortality, the Institute says COVID-19 has killed fewer people than the average bout of seasonal flu. According to the statistical sample of medical records collected by the Institute, only 2.9% of the deaths registered since the end of February 2020 have been due to COVID-19. So, of the 130,468 deaths registered by official statistics dating back to the beginning of the pandemic, only 3,783 are due to the virus alone. All the other Italians who lost their lives had from between one and five pre-existing diseases. Of those aged over 67 who died, 7% had more than three co-morbidities, and 18% at least two. According to the Institute, 65.8% of Italians who died after being infected with Covid were ill with arterial hypertension (high blood pressure), 23.5% had dementia, 29.3% had diabetes, and 24.8% atrial fibrillation. Add to that, 17.4% had lung problems, 16.3% had had cancer in the last five years and 15.7% suffered from previous heart failures.