HOUSTON — On the afternoon of December 20, Harris County, Texas’s top elected official, Judge Lina Hidalgo held a press conference to announce what she claimed was the county’s first death from the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
[…]The Making of Lina Hidalgo: From Democratic Party Nursery to Omicron Hysteria Queen — MintPress News
Like Hidalgo and the Harris County Department of Health, a slew of media outlets relayed the false ‘Omicron death claim’ and highlighted his lack of vaccination, while barely mentioning his comorbidities or immunocompromised status, including Newsweek, Business Insider, Fox News, CNN, and even Truthout.
Popular accounts like Eric Feigl-Ding promoted the lie, followed by the evidence-free Imperial College scenario. (archived here)https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=true&embedId=twitter-widget-