Not at all. It's back with a vengeance, lurking in the subtext and sotto voce of virtually every headline and utterance from the above precincts with respect to the Covid-19.
Indeed, the entire Covid narrative is so hideously distorted, exaggerated, mendacious and risible as to finally confirm what's actually been at bottom of the successive waves of RussiaGate, UkraineGate, the Impeachment Farce, the Covid-Hysteria and now the Summer of Race Huckstering, too.
Namely: Orange Man Bad!
It's as simple and primitive as that. In the present instance, only the filter of Orange Man Bad can possibly explain each new twist and turn of the MSM's Covid narrative, which has essentially degenerated into a running show trial-like prosecution.
But finally they have gotten so desperate and hysterical that they are just flat-out fabricating, censoring and falsifying the evidence with respect to the so-called second wave allegedly hitting the Sun Belt states.