Now, I gotta say I heard something from the governor earlier this week. It was Tuesday. It was on KDKA morning show with Larry and Kevin. They had the governor on and usually in his verbal spaghetti, we don't get a whole lot of answers. This wasn't that different.
But he said something that was unusual and this was in response to our county executive here in Allegheny County, deciding that because of a spike in the numbers [Wendy uses air quotes here], not a spike in hospitalizations, not a spike in deaths not a spike in anything other than, “Oh more people are testing positive because we're testing more people.”
Kinda weird how that kinda connects...
If the current "spike in the numbers" was simply due to "testing more people" then the percentage of those being tested would be the same regardless of the numbers of people being tested (you following me, Wendy? It's simple arithmetic.)
But if we go to get the numbers (here) we find something at odds with Wendy's version of reality.
06/13/2020: About 0% of those tested were confirmed cases (2 out of 408)
So when Wendy Bell says "more people are testing positive because we're testing more people" she is factually incorrect.
Numbers don't like, Wendy. You do, but the numbers don't.
There is, of course, another possibility here: Perhaps Wendy Bell simply didn't bother to check the numbers. Perhaps Wendy Bell went on the air and just didn't do her homework before telling her sizeable audience something that wasn't true - and what she told them could endanger their health.
If she chose to misinform her audience, she's lying. If she didn't bother checking and went on the air anyway, she's just incompetent.
Either way, people are going to get sick because of it.
Shame on you, Wendy Bell. And shame on KDKA Radio for letting her misinform her public.