Limbaugh: We’re Shutting Down Over “The Cold Virus”

“We’re shutting down our country because of the — the cold virus, which is what coronaviruses are. This is COVID-19, the 19th version of the coronavirus. We’re shutting it — can you imagine our enemies watching this? You think the Chinese are not laughing themselves silly over how easy this has been? And it continues. This has been easy.

“Can you imagine — Vladimir Putin’s sitting over there, ‘Look, I tried to ruin Donald Trump with this stupid story about he and I colluding to steal the election from Hillary. And I worked with the FBI and I was working with the CIA and I was planting all kinds of stuff, and that went nowhere. And the Chi-Coms run this scam on some sort of virus, and the Americans do this?!'” – Rush Limbaugh.

COVID-19 is actually named for 2019, the year it emerged, not because it’s the “19th version” of anything.