I’ve written before how the word “misinformation” is used to justify silencing (or at least discrediting) speech that the Left doesn’t like. (See here and here.) As if we needed another example, consider the former Mayor of New York, the freedom-hating, BLM-loving Bill de Blasio.
This article reports that de Blasio was criticizing “vaccine misinformation, which he called a national disease.” As an example of such “misinformation,” the article cited one Ms. Green, another politician, who tweeted that the virus “is not dangerous for non-obese people and those under 65.” For that tweet, she faced consequences from twitter.
But interestingly, the CDC says that obesity is a huge factor in virus-related hospitalizations and deaths. Similarly, the CDC says there is also a strong correlation between age and outcomes, with those over 65 facing dramatically greater health risks—at least 65 times that of 18-29-year-olds.
So was Ms. Green’s statement really “misinformation”?