Rush Limbaugh shut down Florida laboratories that failed to report negative COVID tests: ‘incompetence … or corruption’


Conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh reacted to a report Wednesday that some laboratories in Florida are not reporting the number of people testing negative for coronovirus, calling such practices “inefficiency” or “corruption.”

“The Rush Limbo Show” host, who lives in Palm Beach County, told the revelations of a “huge, huge story” by Fox 35 Orlando, but told the audience “You really can’t find it … Drive-by.” Anywhere in the media. “

“Florida hospitals are making massive mistakes with coronovirus case reporting,” he said.

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“More than 300 COVID testing laboratories in Florida reported 100 percent positive rates,” he said. “It’s just not possible.”

The Palm Beach Post reported Wednesday that more than 300 laboratories reported 100 percent positive rates led to five or fewer tests. However, as the paper went on, about 125 additional laboratories reported results between five and 460 tests that 100 percent of their samples tested positive. In all, the paper reported, the laboratory in question processed a small portion of the state’s positive test results.

“Is this incompetence deep? Is it raging? Or is it corruption?” Limbo asked. “Florida has come as an inflated number … a record number of COVID-19 infections.”

The host said the revelation was “very bad because the horses are now out of the barn. Everyone thinks that Florida is Ground Zero, that it’s the new hotspot, that everyone in Florida is getting sick and they’re all going to die.” All of this is the desired effect. “

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The subject of Florida’s coronovirus spike was raised earlier on Wednesday when Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced new restrictions on bars and night clubs where food is not served.

Announcing the restrictions at a joint press conference with Wolf, Secretary of State for Health Rachel Levine described Florida as “what happens when you make no mitigation effort and you basically let the virus burn.”

“I just want to contrast the efforts that lead Governor Wolf … to Florida,” she said. “[There were more than] 15,000 cases on Saturday … closer to 10,000 today … we can’t be Florida. ”