Skip to comments.Nashville Officials Concealed Low COVID-19 Numbers Coming From Bars And Restaurants: Leaked Emails
Posted on 09/17/2020 8:32:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Leaked emails between the senior adviser to Nashville's Mayor and a health department official reveal a disturbing effort to conceal extremely low coronavirus cases emanating from bars and restaurants, while the lion's share of infections occurred in nursing homes and construction workers, according to WZTV Nashville.
On June 30th, contact tracing was giving a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes causing problems more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.
Leslie Waller from the health department asks This isnt going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayors Office?"
Correct, not for public consumption. Writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles. -WZTV
Four weeks later, Tennessean reporter Nate Rau asked the health department: "the figure you gave of more than 80 does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesnt that mean restaurants and bars arent a very big problem?"
To which health department official Brian Todd scrambled for an answer - asking five health department officials: "Please advise how you respond. BT."
The response - from an official whose name was omitted from the leaked email: "My two cents. We have certainly refused to give counts per bar because those numbers are low per site," adding "We could still release the total though, and then a response to the over 80 could be "because that number is increasing all the time and we dont want to say a specific number.""
According to a metro staff attorney asked by city councilmember Steve Glover to verify the authenticity of the emails, "I was able to get verification from the Mayors Office and the Department of Health that these emails are real."
Glover told WZTV: "They are fabricating information. Theyve blown there entire credibility Dennis. Its gone i dont trust a thing they say going forward ...nothing."
Glover says he has been contacted by an endless stream of downtown bartenders, waitresses, and restaurant owners. Why would they not release these numbers?
"We raised taxes 34 percent and put hundreds literally thousands of people out of work that are now worried about losing their homes their apartments etcetera and we did it on bogus data. That should be illegal!" he says.
Again, we werent told by the mayors office this wasnt true. We were told to file a freedom of information act request. -WZTV
Is not the mayor of Nashville a flamin’ Leftie who would feel right at home in SF and NYC?
I wish these public officials could be sued personally for loss of revenue and wages.
Bribe, coerce, threaten, Arkanside; US fascism conquered DC, conquering big cities, pushing into the heartlands. The end of the age.
C19fan wrote: “Is not the mayor of Nashville a flamin Leftie who would feel right at home in SF and NYC?”
I suspect it has more to do with public perception and the politicians needs to be seen as ‘doing something’. A very large percentage of the population believes that lockdowns, masks, etc., are the only thing between themselves and the virus. Consequently, they want their politicians to impose those draconian measures. In order to be seen as doing ‘something’ politicians mandate lockdowns, masks, social distancing, etc., whether scientific evidence to support those policies exists or not.
To me, this is criminal because it's being used to restrict freedoms and kill businesses.
Tried to post to Facebook. They would not post - against community standards !
I was just about to post this its amazing because by Nashville standards Cooper is a moderate
Search Ben Shapiro plans on moving here I wonder if he will be talking about this today
He aggravates me a little bit But I listen to him on occasion
This is from a link in the article referring to the original story
I used to live in Nashville. Pity how far it has fallen.
Maybe this is one reason that you’re not allowed to be on Vanderbilt’s campus without a face-mask.
Nashville is run by scumbag Democrats.
Yes the truth is always against fb standards...
I don’t. I suspect it is what it is. Liberal dem deep staters afraid of a second Trump administration. Besides their coup attempt-I know, what could be worse-there is something else he is on to.
TRUE!... and so is MEMPHIS!
Fortunately the rest of the state is Republican Conservative.
Trump won Tennessee 65% to 35% in 2016 and he should do as well or BETTER this election.
The other problem is that they have managed to scare the bejeepers out of many people who are now afraid to go out to a restaurant.
Scratch deep enough and you will find these fabrications are being done everywhere.
Its always been a lie.
But hey...wear your mask to show you CARE!
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