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Covington legislator calls for end to Louisiana coronavirus stay-home order by month's end
The (NOLA) Times Picayune ^ | April, 13, 2020 | Sara Pagones

Posted on 04/14/2020 5:15:37 AM PDT by abb

A state representative from Covington is urging an end to the stay-home order at month's end, saying that Louisiana is facing an economic abyss if the coronavirus measure put in place last month by Gov. John Bel Edwards is extended.

In a news release, Rep. Mark Wright, a Republican, said that he respects Edwards' effort protect the people of Louisiana and what health care professionals and people are doing to reduce the the spread of the virus.

"But at the end of the day, we cannot continue with these drastic measures as unemployment soars and countless small businesses close their doors permanently," he said.

Two of the state's largest economic sectors, tourism and oil and gas, "have been wiped out, with little hope in the near future," Wright said, and the state faces "an economic abyss that will challenge us for years."

Shauna Sanford, communications directors for Edwards said that the governor was travelig Monday. ""While Rep. Wright has not made this request of the governor directly, Gov. Edwards has always said the timeline is being dictated by the virus, and his decisions will be made to protect the health and safety of all the people of Louisiana," she said.

When Edwards initially put the statewide order in place on March 23, it was to run through April 13, but he extended it through April 30, calling the spread of COVID-19 a "life or death situation."

Wright said Monday that those who are most vulnerable, "are most vulnerable are aware of their risk factors and can make their own choices."

Wright said that the Louisiana should follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and observe social distancing and frequent hand-washing but should also follow the example of Texas and Oklahoma in reopening.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covid19; johnbeledwards; legislature; louisiana; markwright; shutdown
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1 posted on 04/14/2020 5:15:37 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

This is another thing that is going to start happening.
Trump will embolden GOP state legislators to start pushing back.

2 posted on 04/14/2020 5:33:13 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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To: abb

Here in Texas the mayors and/or counties pretty much called for the lock downs, wonder who will flip the alls clear switch?

3 posted on 04/14/2020 5:38:08 AM PDT by Jolla
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-—— Original Message -——
From: moses
To: Rush Limbaugh
Cc: John muir ; Joe pags
Sent: Monday, April 13, 2020 9:44 AM
Subject: Bonn Univ Study

Leading German Virologist: ”No Transmission Of The Virus In Supermarkets, Restaurants Or Hairdressers Has Been Proved”
RTL Luxembourg ^ | 09.04.2020

Posted on 4/13/2020, 12:52:54 AM by Helicondelta

Mr Streeck is a professor for virology and the director of the Institute of virology and HIV Research at the University Bonn. He explained the methodology of his new study in Heinsberg, the “epicentre” of Germany’s COVID-19 outbreak, and talked about potential plans for a country to move forward gradually in getting back to a “normal” life.

These research findings have already provided some indication on how the virus works, as Streeck clarified:

“There is no significant risk of catching the disease when you go shopping. Severe outbreaks of the infection were always a result of people being closer together over a longer period of time, for example the après- ski parties in Ischgl, Austria.” He could also not find any evidence of ‘living’ viruses on surfaces. “When we took samples from door handles, phones or toilets it has not been possible to cultivate the virus in the laboratory on the basis of these swabs….”
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4 posted on 04/14/2020 5:51:19 AM PDT by mosesdapoet (mosesdapoet aka L.J.Keslin posting here for the record hoping somebody might read and pass around)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
Look here at Gov. Bel Edwards' presser yesterday in Monroe, LA. No 10 person rule for them.

5 posted on 04/14/2020 6:01:12 AM PDT by abb
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To: abb

A lock down is subject to the law of diminishing returns. The negatives caused by it will soon significantly outweigh the positives derived from it.

6 posted on 04/14/2020 6:03:51 AM PDT by odawg
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To: Buckeye McFrog

I’d like to hear a few of the crowd in Columbia make some noise about ending this stupidity.

If any are, the local media is doing a good job squelching.

7 posted on 04/14/2020 6:08:41 AM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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I’m looking forward to tomorrow’s Lansing, MI rally.

8 posted on 04/14/2020 6:10:51 AM PDT by abb
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I wish the good people in MI well.

Maybe others might get some inspiration and clarity.

Peaceful persuasion might get some traction.

9 posted on 04/14/2020 6:13:38 AM PDT by wally_bert (Transmission tone, Selma.)
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