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Horowitz: This letter from Pennsylvania’s House speaker blows up the lockdown lie
conservative review ^ | · May 8, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 05/08/2020 11:10:35 PM PDT by conservative98

When pondering the enormity of the short-term and long-term effects of this destruction and how our government, absent strong intervention, will become increasingly a police state, read this letter from the speaker of the House of Pennsylvania, Mike Turzai, to get a sense of how we were lied to about the impetus for such drastic action.

Sadly, 3,106 of our citizens have died due to Covid-19. The average age of those that have passed away is 79 years old.

To date, of these 3,106 deaths, 2,108 of these persons lived in nursing homes, personal care homes and assisted living residences. That means 67.9% those who have died lived in these types of settings.

Of the 3,106 persons who have died, 11.9% had 4 comorbidities, 22.7% had 3 comorbidities, 27.2% had 2 comorbidities, 22.6% had 1 comorbidity and 11% had zero comorbidities. While these percentages only add up to 95.4%, these were the statistics that were provided to us verbally.

Of the 3,106 persons who died, 61% had hypertension, 54% had heart disease, 37% had diabetes and 30% had chronic pulmonary disease.

According to the Hospital and Health System Association of Pennsylvania (HAP), citing Pennsylvania Department of Health statistics, there are 37,000 beds in Pennsylvania hospitals.

As of today, 2,572 of these beds were occupied by Covid-l9 patients, which amounts to 6.95%.

There are only 539 patients in the hospitals on ventilators, which amounts to 1.46% of all hospital beds.

Hence, we chopped our proverbial head off to deal with a very defined and isolated problem. As I’ve chronicled, there’s nothing unique about Pennsylvania. This is the story of nearly every state, where 95%-100% of deaths were in nursing homes or among those with several underlying conditions, and the median age of death was either at or above life expectancy.

We knew from day one from clear studies of the Diamond Princess ship in early February that this was a problem almost exclusively for the elderly and those with three or four very specific ailments. All of our resources needed to be used to protect that vulnerable population in a targeted and strategic approach, as we do with nearly every public policy problem. Even after this became apparent, two to three weeks into the crisis, the politicians doubled down on failure and tyranny and are doing so to this day.

Our governments destroyed our entire country under the guise of caring about lives while they left the nursing homes vulnerable. We didn’t even kill the proverbial ant after using the nuclear bomb! We didn’t err on the side of caution; we erred on the side of obliteration. Now they are planning to do this intermittently in the future for viruses of even lower magnitude.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: coronavirus; cuomo; danielhorowitz; governors; katebrown; lockdown; miketurzai; nursinghomes; pennsylvania; tomwolfe; tyranny
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1 posted on 05/08/2020 11:10:35 PM PDT by conservative98
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To: conservative98

full article:

2 posted on 05/08/2020 11:10:53 PM PDT by conservative98
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eventually, covid19, will be known, among other names, as the “Nursing Home” disease.

3 posted on 05/08/2020 11:16:02 PM PDT by dadfly
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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.—That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, —That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

4 posted on 05/08/2020 11:25:20 PM PDT by krogers58
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To: conservative98

The only thought that comes to my mind when I think about how our political class has failed us is “Hang ‘em high!’

5 posted on 05/08/2020 11:26:05 PM PDT by wildcard_redneck ("Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither.")
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To: conservative98
Americans should rethink their approach to a couple of modern day institutions after this pandemic is over: Public education and Nursing homes. Neither one existed in 1776. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
6 posted on 05/08/2020 11:27:49 PM PDT by Laslo Fripp (The Sybil of Free Republic)
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To: dadfly

The sad thing is the pain has not started but it will in about 4 months

7 posted on 05/08/2020 11:36:56 PM PDT by genghis
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8 posted on 05/08/2020 11:45:52 PM PDT by preacher ( Journalism no longer reports news, they use news to shape our society.)
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9 posted on 05/08/2020 11:47:14 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (BLACK LIVES MAGA)
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To: conservative98

Both of the drs in the every day fest, I don’t trust at all. Dr Fauci has become so familiar with the cameras, he has made it a full time job to be on... It’s gone to his head and that trait seems to be weakness to me.. he falls for the attention and he’s not needed any more.

I’m weary of the drs.. the every day discussions... the numbers that I don’t think are correct at all... the hype.. the overplay.. the economy going south and the huge debt we now have.... it’s been a hard and odd few weeks with this and summer is here.. lets open the gates and let the people out...

as for the virus heating up.. forgive me but I don’t think it was all that in the first place. People get all upset and go off .. on small things..... and then it becomes worse than it was....

I finally went in to a Walmart and there was no fabric on the shelves... nothing in the sewing line .. no thread.. and other shelves were the same. there was food in that part of the store... signs up to keep 6 feet apart.. others walking in the same isle, widened the distance between...

it’s unreal and I’m not sure it was that necessary. the count they gave was off, so we might never know what went on. I just know the dems would like to keep it going till Nov... They keep saying biden is ahead of Trump and there is no way in the swamp or in this world that it is so. God help the people to learn... if that be the case. biden is not able to run a nation... and if they have someone else to put in at the last ... they are going to lose them when all the documents are released and Durham gets his report out... that goes all the way to the top... that party is in big trouble... and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch.

If they were thinking mrs barry obama... that might not turn out to be possible... barry is in all those documents .. the boss was there and the boss had control... we knew he was a snake... and he was after our President ... they thought they could take him out... they thought they could at least wear him out and make him resign... but they underestimated DJT...

For 4 miserable years they tore into Trump and tore into our nation... they lied, they investigated and there was NOTHING... they spent money ... a lot of money and time.. mueller sat and did his duty... for nothing.. and they all KNEW there was nothing there.. they ruined lives and did not care.. they are a sick bunch .. and this nation is not what it used to be... sad to know the enemy is waiting in the gates... first chance... they pounce...

10 posted on 05/08/2020 11:56:27 PM PDT by frnewsjunkie
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From the article -

- That means 67.9% those who have died lived in [nursing homes]

- 11% had zero comorbidities [i.e., 91% did have at least 1 co-morbidity]

Bears repeating. Put things in perspective, folks.

11 posted on 05/08/2020 11:59:52 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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From today’s NY Times 33% country wide covid 19 deaths are in nursing homes.Residents and workers. They even admit that it is most likely an under count.

12 posted on 05/09/2020 12:02:19 AM PDT by Baldwin
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I don’t quite know how a faction of conservatism has unfolded have decided that this virus is and was insignificant. I don’t quite get the theory behind the rationale. I understand the motivation. It’s probably guys who have lost a lot of money from not working. They need an explanation that is something other than an event came out of nowhere and smashed your livelihood.

There is also what has become some sort of sequence of splashed statistics that say all sorts of different things. It’s hard to keep track of which statistic makes what point.

I’ve seen other articles talking about the age of victims. It occurs to me that just does not differ all that much from cancer. It’s mostly, not always, a disease of getting old. The same objections are not made about that. I don’t quite see why the age of the afflicted defines something. I suppose what’s being attempted is a measurement of years of life lost to the disease rather than how many lives.

You would see the same thing with cancer. Of course, what’s different about cancer is it is not infectious.

13 posted on 05/09/2020 12:10:27 AM PDT by Owen
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To: krogers58

That hate speech would get you banned on Facebook and Twitter.

14 posted on 05/09/2020 12:28:12 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (This tagline is an advertisement-free zone. Is yours?)
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To: canuck_conservative

That’s 102%

15 posted on 05/09/2020 12:38:05 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Fresh Wind

We have come to that moment in time......where the government has become destructive to the people. You might think, with all the money we spend on “intelligence” that we might have a heads up that there was some odd pneumonic flu that was spreading in China. China appears to be the origin for many of the world’s lethal flues, and thus there should be some way to monitor such situations. Like, maybe there were unusual events occurring in China?

16 posted on 05/09/2020 12:47:40 AM PDT by krogers58
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17 posted on 05/09/2020 12:51:10 AM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: genghis


Ok, so what happens in 4 months?

That will be Sept 10th.

18 posted on 05/09/2020 1:17:59 AM PDT by billyboy15
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To: Owen

I’m not sure that any conservative asserts that the virus is not serious. It is not clear that it is any more serious than previous Influenza and SARS pandemics. There were no “stay home orders” nor economic shutdowns for any of those pandemics.

By far the most troublesome “conservative factions” are those willing to sacrifice essential liberties for the illusion of safety. It appears that instead of a “give me liberty or give me death” ethos, we now have keyboard conservatives whose motto is “take my liberty as long as I have Netflix, DoorDash and a government check”. It is very sad indeed.

19 posted on 05/09/2020 1:36:12 AM PDT by TheConservativeBanker ($)
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To: EEGator

Sorry, meant 89%

Still, the point is, for most healthy people corona isn’t life-threatening ... yet masks & lockdowns treat it like it is

20 posted on 05/09/2020 2:04:51 AM PDT by canuck_conservative
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