Of course, that was based on modeling predictions that predicted the worst, hundreds of thousands of deaths in the United States from COVID-19, as well as more patients than there were hospital beds.
But now, with hospitals having nowhere near the projected number of COVID patients, as well as the infections numbers on the decrease, the liberal politicians around the nation (federally and locally), are wanting to move the goalposts as unemployed workers and small business owners are protesting the continued shutdowns.
Among those moving the goalposts is California Governor “Slick” Gavin Newsom (ABC7News).
“You'll be left wanting if you woke up to this discussion and (thought) we're going to hear that we're reopening large sectors of our society. We are not prepared to do that today," said Newsom.
The governor instead announced a modest step toward normalcy: starting to schedule essential surgeries once again. The change is being done in coordination with Washington and Oregon and is effective immediately, he said.So forget reopening after “flattening the curve,” now, we have to have near universal testing. And how long will that take? Additionally, the same “scientists” who have been wrong thus far are telling everyone it’s going to get worse in the fall.
Newsom focused his remarks on the need to dramatically expand testing before the state would see widespread reopening. At the end of March, Newsom said, there were about 2,000 COVID-19 tests being done per day in the state. That number has since increased to 16,000 per day, but needs to scale up to between 60,000 and 80,000 daily tests in the near future.
With their track record the last two months, why should we believe them? Likewise, why should we believe all these politicians who are still collecting paychecks while so many of their constituents are wondering how they are going to be able to buy food, pay their rent or mortgage, and afford the necessities of life?
“Hey man! Do you want people to die or is your stock portfolio more important?” is the chorus from liberal elites in politics, their Corrupt Media lapdogs, and the wealthy entertainers / pop-culture icons who don’t have to worry where their next meal is coming from. The “either or” argument from the pro-shut down crowd is a false one, because they don’t take into consideration the health impact on those affected due to the shutdown (Kaiser Foundation)
A broad body of research links social isolation and loneliness to poor mental health; and recent data shows that significantly higher shares of people who were sheltering in place (47%) reported negative mental health effects resulting from worry or stress related to coronavirus than among those not sheltering in place (37%). Negative mental health effects due to social isolation may be particularly pronounced among older adults and households with adolescents, as these groups are already at risk for depression or suicidal ideation.
Research shows that job loss is associated with increased depression, anxiety, distress, and low self-esteem and may lead to higher rates of substance use disorder and suicide. Recent polling data shows that more than half of the people who lost income or employment reported negative mental health impacts from worry or stress over coronavirus; and lower income people report higher rates of major negative mental health impacts compared to higher income people.Well, it ain’t about the stock market, but you can’t tell that to elite, tone-deaf liberals like Nancy Pelosi, who shows off her designer ice cream collection in her $24,000 refrigerators. Or the celebrity elites and former First Ladies Moochelle Obama and Laura Bush, who put on a big fundraiser not for their fellow Americans facing financial loss and unemployment, but for the World Health Organization, who have been nothing but a mouthpiece for the Communist Chinese regime who tried to cover up the outbreak when it happened.
We are being lied to by these liberal elites. Governors like Slick Newsom, as well as “Blackface” Northam in Virginia, and Whitler in Michigan have used this emergency as an opportunity to treat all of us like we too dumb to take care of ourselves, often acting as tin pot dictators in the process. Every emergency is an opportunity for those who believe in the State to see how much liberty they can destroy and power over people’s lives they can get. The COVID-19 outbreak is no exception, as Democrats, the media and their celebrity supporters are using fear over this virus to demand “Vote by Mail,” which is essentially legalized voter fraud.
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The American people are an innovative people, and can be trusted to reopen America is a safe way that protects themselves and others. Liberals who don’t think so are not being honest with you. And those parts of your liberty you are willing to surrender to them so you can be safe they will never give back to you.