Skip to comments.Even If There Is a Second Wave of COVID-19, There Should Be No More Lockdowns
Posted on 05/20/2020 6:56:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Covid-19 is here to stay. Like the seasonal flu, the best Americans can hope for is an annual vaccine. Either we learn to live with this disease and determine never to voluntarily shutdown our economy again, or risk losing our way of life forever.
The impact these lockdowns have had on Americans familial relationships, mental and emotional well-being, individual finances, medical health due to the neglect of secondary issues, and the attacks on our religious and civil liberties, are more damaging than the virus itself.
America didnt shut down our economy during the Hong Kong flu pandemic of 1968. It was business as usual during the Ebola and Swine flu scares. Therefore, I saw no need to react differently to Covid-19. Having said that, thank God this pandemic has exposed just how eager power-hungry Democrats are to rip away our civil liberties and control us if elected in November. Their behavior has reinforced why conservatives must re-elect President Trump, maintain the Senate and win the House. There are more lessons to be learned that I outline below:
One, we can trust American patriots, medical researchers and entrepreneurs to adapt to a medical crisis voluntarily without government forcing us onto welfare. Two, forcing people out of work and destroying their livelihoods is just as detrimental physically and emotionally as the virus itself. Three, quarantining healthy people is stupid. Lastly, we should never be afraid to question scientists who may be guided by hidden agendas and doomsday models in any crisis scenario.
For the most part, Americans have adapted to the Wuhan virus. People are wearing masks everywhere I go. Social distancing and washing our hands incessantly has become normative. Admittedly, even though Im not concerned about contracting Covid-19, I avoid others in confined spaces, not for fear that Ill catch the disease, but for fear of spreading it.
Likewise, entrepreneurs are finding creative ways to adapt as well. Hair salons like Shelley Luthers Salon a la Mode in Dallas, Texas began servicing one client at a time, by appointment only, while others waited their turn outside. Once inside, both the stylists and customers wear masks, sanitize their hands, sit several feet away from other clients and stylists disinfect their stations after each use.
Grocery stores in my area have created one-way aisles, strictly enforce one exit and entry point, six-foot markers outline the floors as reminders to keep our distance, cashiers wear masks and plexiglass has been installed at registers for everyones protection. The neighborhood Home Depot, Lowes, restaurants and mom and pop stores have done the same.
Furthermore, medical researchers are racing to find a vaccine or therapy to treat Covid-19. Already, some doctors have seen great results using a combination of hydroxychloroquine, azithromycin and zinc during the early stages of the disease. But partisanship prevailed when Donald Trump endorsed hydroxychloroquine at a press briefing. Then suddenly, after doctors successfully used the drug to safely treat malaria and lupus patients for over a half century, it became the drug from hell. That is when it became clear that Democrats would rather see people die than to see Trump get credit for a possible treatment.
Nonetheless, other potential therapies have emerged. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) fast tracked the approval of Remdesivir. Testing indicated that it increased the coronavirus recovery time by approximately 31 percent. However, the drug is very expensive and the results were mediocre at best. Another biopharmaceutical company by the name of Moderna announced that the FDA has also fast tracked their experimental Covid-19 vaccine. Testing for their drug has already begun in Seattle and is showing great promise.
Americans heeded the warnings from the CDC and voluntarily adjusted our lives accordingly. Had we been given the opportunity from the start to play a role in defeating the virus without destroying our livelihoods, and by extension, the American economy, we would have done so. Instead, were plagued with secondary health and mental issues, such as spikes in suicide, heart attack, depression and anxiety, loneliness, missed cancer diagnosis, domestic violence, child abuse, alcohol abuse and drug abuse that have manifested as a direct result of the lockdown orders.
Democrats seized on the opportunity to control us by continually moving the goal posts. The dictator of Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan, Gov. Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania and Gov. J.B. Pritzker of Illinois are the worst. Democrats went from we must flatten the curve, to prevent our hospitals from being overrun, to we must remain on lockdown until a vaccine is found. How foolish. Finally, Americans are defying these guidelines that were never legislated into law because they realize Democrats have used them to usurp power from the people and circumvent the Constitution.
Thirdly, it makes about as much sense to quarantine healthy people as it does to go fishing on the shore. Particularly when the overwhelming amount of Covid-19 deaths occur in nursing homes. Therefore, Im convinced Democrats are abusing these arbitrary rules to test how Americans will respond to authoritarianism, not a pandemic.
Lastly, we must question the agenda of every epidemiologist and scientist that uses doomsday models to forecast the prevalence and impact of diseases. For example, Professor Neil Ferguson at Imperial College in London, who is a man-made global warming alarmist and ignored his own recommendations for social distancing to carry on an affair with his married lover, led the Covid-19 modeling team. He predicted over 500,000 people in Great Britain and more than 2 million Americans would die as a result of Covid-19. Even with major social distancing guidelines and shielding the elderly, Fergusons models projected 1 million deaths in America by Aug 1. Today, 92,034 Americans have died of Covid-19 and over 20 million more are jobless thanks to the unreliable scientists and their models.
Never forget that America is exceptional because we get to tell our politicians what to do not vice versa. If we forget that, were finished.
There will only be another lock down if the American people allow it.
My guess is they will not.
Chinese having another problem with another outbreak of this virus which has mutated. It’s in the northeast part of the country and along the border with North Korea (which has far worse problems than they’ve admitted).
Re: Chinese having another problem with another outbreak of this virus which has mutated
Yes, they’ve LOCKED down the provinces of Jilin and Harbin.
What does that portend for us?
Many Freepers will yell and scream, call people names and point fingers—unfortunately that will not affect the virus.
As for the politicians, they have shown they have a plan—to muddle through with no plan.
Harbin is a big city in Heilongjiang Province. I travelled through Harbin twice in Spring 1977 while working in China.
RE: Harbin is a big city in Heilongjiang Province. I travelled through Harbin twice in Spring 1977 while working in China.
1) Isn’t that City the place where the world famous Ice and Snow festival is held?
2) How’s the weather like in Spring over there? Warm weather is supposed to help fight the virus.
My county stats:
Total cases: 53
The data about this disease is in. It’s not dangerous enough to justify the hysteria. Quarantine the infected and the vulnerable; but let everyone else get on with their lives. For those who are gullible enough to believe that masks will protect them without causing their own problems, let them continue to wear them voluntarily.
As long as people are stupid enough to vote for demonicRATS and trust the Fake News Media, there will be lockdowns. They’re like a dog that has tasted blood for the first time.
“I was right, says prof who predicted pandemic would play itself out in 70 days”
Except for avowed atheists who don’t pray, the Dems are praying for people to get infected and die from Covid in order to hurt President Trump and his supporters.
They are cheering on the wall to wall coverage of how horrible the contagion is about to become if business and professional workplaces are opened again.
Please remember that when you start to feel any tolerance toward the Dems in your environment. I feel more and more like Frank Capra in that wonderful series of films “Why We Fight.”
Colorado is also know to be overcounting Covid-19 deaths. Your health officials have already admitted that.
Yes, but my county isn’t. What’s odd is that the Worldometer site shows over 1,200 deaths in Colorado but the Colorado site shows under 1,000.
Who is overcounting again?
Many of us live in similar counties/cities and are still treated like disease centers, where you could get infected by making a phone or text to us.
Even If There Is a Second Wave of COVID-19, There Should Be No More Lockdowns
How will the pandemic drunk power mad fulfill their greatest wishes to rule the world. There would be no more weeping and wailing of how we are all GOING TO DIE!
This has got to be the most cowardly, risk-averse society in history. Many churches won't open because of fear, even though the governor "allowed" it. How far we have drifted from the teachings of the the Apostle Paul and the Martyrs who risked ALL for Jesus Christ.
I agree. Trump won’t go for it again.
Never again. NEVER AGAIN !!!
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