Ted Nugent Questions Why There Weren’t Any Lockdowns for COVIDs 1-18

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Aging rocker Ted Nugent took to Facebook to ask why there were no lockdowns for COVID 1-18.

Nugent raised the question in an interview he shared on his Facebook page. He also said he had no fear of the virus. The bizarre 12-minute rant posted to his Facebook page only served to amplify several conspiracies about the pandemic. The coronavirus has killed more than 500,000 people in the United States alone.

“I ain’t scared. I ain’t scared of nothing,” Nugent starts the video, ranting about songbirds. Around the 1:30-minute mark, he questions the decision to cancel live tours in 2021. “We are not waiting for any authorization from any bureaucratic entity to say, ‘you can go ahead and tour now.’ You know, this year’s tour is canceled again. Are you kidding me? The production companies won’t let us tour again this year.”

“Dirty bastards, lying scam, smoke and mirrors, COVID-19 freaks,” the rocker then rants in the live video. Around two minutes into the video, he then asks his viewers why there were no lockdowns for previous COVID viruses.

“You know, I guess I would ask you – because I’m addicted to truth, logic, and common sense,” Ted Nugent continues. “And my common-sense meter would demand the answer to why we weren’t shut down for COVID 1 through 18? COVID 1 through 18 didn’t shut anything down, but woah, COVID-19!”

The respiratory disease COVID-19 was named in February 2020 for the virus, SARS-CoV-2 and the year it was first reported – 2019. Nugent’s suggestion of 18 years of global scale coronavirus pandemic is the true misinformation.

In 2003, an outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) was caused by a coronavirus. But the disease did not spread widely in the U.S., though health officials warned of a potential outbreak. Another coronavirus outbreak in 2012 was the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) caused by the MERS-CoV. Only two people in the United States were ever infected with that variation.

Ted Nugent could answer his questions himself with basic information from the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. It’s a shame that information is so readily available but ignored by so many in favor of projecting how they feel online.

Ted Nugent is a frequent Trump supporter and often played many of his rallies. The rocker moved from Michigan to Texas over 18 years ago. Since then, he’s continually commented on gun politics; now he’s adding COVID misinformation to the national zeitgeist.

10 Responses

    • Dr. Faucibreath

      Dickhead—there are Covids every fucking year, many MUCH worse than this scamdemic.

      You maskholes are as stupid as they come.

      • Dr Monroe

        No there aren’t. You’re a doctor of idiocy, obviously.

        When was the last time 564,000 Americans died in such a short span of time from a virus? Yeah, I thought so. Not every year as you claim falsely.

        Pull your head outta your ass, dick.

        • Dr. Faucibreath

          564,000 did not die—numbers grossly inflated for political purposes and for hospitals to be reimbursed billions more than they were owed.

          The actual number is LESS than an average flu season.

          Brainwashed moron.

          • Right.


            People say that about the holocaust too – oh those numbers were hugely inflated, it wasn’t really as bad as all that, etc. They’re called holocaust deniers (it never happened at all) or revisionists (it happened a little, maybe, but not anything like history claims) depending on the scale of the denial.

            Difference with COVID denial, it’s happening even while the pandemic and dying is still ongoing. I guess someone better compile all the names of the dead to prove to revisionists like Dr Faucibreath here that they were real people and the numbers are real.

  1. Herr Funkheimer

    This virus is a political scam. I will not wear a mask, and I will not take a vaccine.

    There are ZERO peer-reviewed studies that show either do anything to prevent the spread of a virus of which 99.6% of people recover.

    America needs to split between tyrannical government brownshirts and people who honor freedom.

    • Donnie

      Tell that to the millions dead around the world, the tens of millions with lingering effects and the friends and families of those people. Jesus, you are a stupid fucker.

      • Herr Funkheimer

        People die every day, nimrod. You going to ban cars, cigarettes, and opiates?

        You are a jackwad drama queen. 99.4% of people RECOVER. Children are 4X more likely to die from seasonal flu.

        Talk about a stupid fucker—look in the mirror, sheeple.

  2. Duke Amboy

    As much as I don’t like Ted Nugent, he’s right about this.

    What did we do during H1N1 in 2009?

    What did we do during H3N2 in 1968-1969?

    What did we do during H2N2 in 1957?

    We didn’t wear masks. We didn’t have lockdowns. We didn’t have mass testing. We didn’t make a quick vaccine with legal immunity for rich drug companies.

    We were told to wash our hands, don’t touch our face, cough into our sleeve, stay home if you’re sick, and avoid large crowds if you have immune problems.

    There are no controlled or randomized studies indicating that masks prevent virus transmission, despite scores of them being published in the past 20 years in medical journals around the world, and all involving medical personnel.

    The WHO and CDC have never advocated forced mask usage or lockdowns until Covid.

    We know that hospitals were rewarded with adding COVID-19 to the death certificate for extra money. Only 5% of deaths solely have COVID-19 as the reason for death. All the other people who were gunshot victims, stroke patients, people with heart failure, COPD, diabetes, etc, were used so hospitals could make money and numbers were inflated to instill fear.

    Those of you who can’t handle the truth, and eat up the lies by the corporate media and Big Pharma and Big Tech, need to wake up as to what’s really going on. Democrats AND Republicans are in on this one so that Big Business like Amazon and Walmart can control you and line their pockets.