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Oklahoma has a magical protective barrier keeping COVID-19 out of the state!

6:18 AM EST on January 10, 2022

Good news, my fellow Oklahomans! There seems to be a magical barrier around the state that is protecting us from COVID-19. Check out Dr. George Monks’ tweet!

I typically consider myself to be more of a science-minded person, but I must admit that Oklahoma’s lower infection rate compared to Texas, Arkansas, and Kansas appears to be nothing short of a miracle! There has to be a logical explanation for this. So, here’s 7 reasons why Oklahoma has fewer COVID-19 cases than surrounding states!

Thoughts and Prayers Worked

It may be the only assistance given by our state leaders since the curve was declared flat and the final phase of Stitt’s Open Up and Recover Safely Plan was initiated back in June of 2020, but it looks to be working. I guess if the Good Lord can part the Red Sea for his people, he can also make a barrier along the Red River.

It was Fear Mongering All Along!

Maybe the liberal media was hyping up the severity of COVID-19 this whole time! If all agency posts consist of dire warnings to wear masks and socially distance or the ever-increasing daily COVID-19 numbers, folks are going to think this pandemic is worse than it actually is. I’m looking at you, Oklahoma State Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard.

The Oklahoma Center for Pandemic Innovation and Excellence is Actually Doing an Innovative and Excellent Job

And is not at all a failing attempt to privatize infection testing services.

Constitutional Carry

Allowing citizens to arm themselves with semi-automatics just may be as effective at fighting against COVID-19 as it is fighting the terrorists.

The Omicron Strain Has Only Been in Oklahoma for Two and a Half Weeks

The first case of the super-contagious Omicron strain was detected in Oklahoma on December 21st, while Texas declared its first case on the 6th. Therefore it hasn't had as much time to exponentially populate in the state. I am sure the delayed detection was due to Omicron not being present in Oklahoma and not at all a lack of testing capabilities. Mostly because…

Stitt’s Travel OK Ads Didn’t Work as Planned

I guess the 2020 Travel OK ad that featured Kevin Stitt and cost $2 million in CARES Act funds did a better job of keeping Omicron-infected travelers out of Oklahoma than it did increase tourism to the state in a goddang global pandemic.

MAYBE THAT WAS STITT’S PLAN ALL ALONG?!

The Numbers are Under-Reported

For this to be the case, there would have to be a combination of a lack of COVID-19 testing, no statewide protocols, no ability to report at-home COVID-19 tests, an underfunded healthcare system, and, overall, little state government intervention, direction, or regulation. But it’s hard to believe such a perfect storm would exist.

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