Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday said cannibalism is just a way of adapting and that Americans had better adapt to the coronavirus.
Limbaugh, who previously said the COVID-19 infection was just the common cold, called the response to the pandemic “un-American.” He also compared the situation to the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19, saying then-President Woodrow Wilson never mentioned it.
“There was no national policy to deal with it,” Limbaugh said. “There was no shutdown, there was just, ‘Hey, go outside, get some fresh air, stand in the sun as long as you can, get some vitamin D, feel better.’”
Limbaugh didn’t mention that the pandemic killed 50 million people around the world, including 675,000 Americans, nor did he discuss the advances in science and medicine over the following century that inform today’s response. Instead, he said it was just one of the “things that happened to people