Remember a couple of weeks ago when all the Buccaneers fans were causing another Covid outbreak because of their maskless Super Bowl celebrating?
Yeah, apparently that did not happen.
Two weeks after the media departed their D.C. and New York enclaves to poison America’s biggest sporting event with their doomsaying alarmism, it now appears as though absolutely none of their foul prophecies came to pass.
Here is data from Hillsborough County, Florida, which is where the Super Bowl was held. Two weeks is the established timeframe for determining whether a coronavirus outbreak occurred. Two weeks after the Super Bowl, there is no evidence of an outbreak.
Well everyone. It’s time.
It’s officially been two weeks since the single worst thing that’s ever happened to experts & media…maskless Super Bowl Celebrations
They’ve been wrong SO many times…surely THIS is the time a huge maskless gathering becomes a “superspreader”
— IM (@ianmSC) February 21, 2021
Additional tracking data from Hillsborough County shows that the number of cases over the last week is trending down. Other data shows a 9.49% decrease in the number of cases from February 8 to February 15, one week after the Super Bowl. A larger timeframe, from January 25 to February 20, which encompasses the two weeks before the Super Bowl and the two-week incubation period after the game, shows a 20.3% decline in the number of cases.
You’ll remember, the media freakout over maskless Super Bowl celebrations was such that CNN’s Randi Kaye actually called the police (the police are good again?) to snitch on fans who were partying without masks.
“I gave a call to Tampa Police to ask them what’s going on with all these people that are out and about and not wearing masks,” the snitch explained Sunday on the air, “there is a mask mandate in the City of Tampa while this pandemic is underway and during this time of the game there.”
Other great media takes from the pandemic paranoia included these gems:
Looks like it’s shaping up to be a super spreader after party down in Florida pic.twitter.com/JV4ptJeAHd
— David Begnaud (@DavidBegnaud) February 8, 2021
Dr. Jonathan Kantor says he would be shocked if we didn't see a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases after this weekend's Super Bowl festivities. https://t.co/zX8VOHXfyb
— News4JAX (@wjxt4) February 9, 2021
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) February 8, 2021
Wild maskless Super Bowl celebrations in Covid variant hotspot spark superspreader fears https://t.co/3FmTaAvqMk
— The Independent (@Independent) February 8, 2021
Of course, none of these doctors will be called to account anywhere in the mainstream media for their wildly inaccurate predictions precisely because their “predictions” were based on politics, not science.
So, in the end, the only “superspreader” event that took place at the Super Bowl was the media’s spread of lies and misinformation.