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Europe’s COVID second wave spike shows the futility of lockdowns and mask mandates, as well as the phoniness of the Dems’ criticism of Trump
American Thinker ^ | 10/26/2020 | Thomas Lifson

Posted on 10/26/2020 6:09:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

I take no schadenfreude joy in the resurgence of Coronavirus in the European countries that have imposed drastic lockdowns and mask mandates. The enormous costs – economic, medical and psychological – of locking up the populace have not purchased any benefit. Vijeta Uniyal reports at Legal Insurrection:

Europe is experiencing the full fury of Wuhan coronavirus with the death toll surpassing that of the United States. “Across Europe, the number of infections since the start of the pandemic is now above 8.2 million and more than 258,000 people have died from COVID-19,” French TV network EuroNews confirmed on Saturday.

Germany is among the worst hit, with the number of deaths due to the Chinese virus crossing 10,000 on Saturday. “The rise in infections has spurred a number of local measures to be implemented across the country, and officials have warned of a national lockdown,” public broadcaster Deutsche Welle reported.

Rather than admit that viruses will spread virally, and lockdowns only delay this, Europe’s leaders, except in Sweden, are doubling down, “stuck on stupid,” in the immortal word of General Russel Honore.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday issued fresh warning, telling people to stay home. “Please stay at home, wherever possible, whenever possible,” she warned. ”The pandemic is spreading rapidly again, even faster than at the start of it more than half a year ago.”

The global left has embraced the fantasy that a virus can be stopped from spreading if governments force people to live in isolation, ignoring the reality that this only delays the spread and ultimately increases mortality. A rational policy protects the most vulnerable -- the elderly and those with serious comorbidities – with practical measures like home delivery of groceries


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: covid19; europe; lockdown; secondwave
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1 posted on 10/26/2020 6:09:57 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Lockdowns and Masks MAKE COVID WORSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This Is STUNNING: Mandates (incl Masks) CAUSE Deaths

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=240499


2 posted on 10/26/2020 6:13:07 AM PDT by afchief
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To: afchief

Daughter lives in New Mexico where there have been strict lockdowns, mandatory mask wearing and their numbers have gone way up. Democrat governor, go figure.


3 posted on 10/26/2020 6:14:36 AM PDT by lilypad
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To: SeekAndFind

Could it also be related to flu shots?


4 posted on 10/26/2020 6:16:02 AM PDT by goodnesswins (The issue is never the issue. The issue is always the revolution." -- Saul Alinksy)
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To: afchief

Wow. Another round.

But I wonder what the influenza rates are in this season. We are in the midst aren’t we?


5 posted on 10/26/2020 6:16:42 AM PDT by JayAr36 (My disgust with government is complete.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sick of this crap.


6 posted on 10/26/2020 6:16:56 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs. I)
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To: SeekAndFind

So add A COVID surge to the annual flu season, and how many more cases of CODIF/FLU are there than normal?


7 posted on 10/26/2020 6:19:34 AM PDT by Bernard (No tag today. Maybe tomorrow.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chinese-style hard lockdowns work.

Our soft lockdowns prolong the agony.


8 posted on 10/26/2020 6:26:07 AM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: SeekAndFind

Masks have moderate effectiveness.

Masks won’t prevent the needless deaths caused by vaccine release delays made in the attempts to unseat Trump.


9 posted on 10/26/2020 6:28:24 AM PDT by Brian Griffin
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To: SeekAndFind

Has Angela stayed home this whole time?

Essential worker?

What about her job is essential? Let alone the travel.

Hunker down and sleep in your mask!


10 posted on 10/26/2020 6:29:37 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: Brian Griffin

Do we have enough welders to keep Americans in their apartments?


11 posted on 10/26/2020 6:30:23 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: SeekAndFind

You folks screaming about lockdowns do realize this virus escaped from a level III bio lab right? The only thing to be done is protect the most vulnerable and get busy living.


12 posted on 10/26/2020 6:30:24 AM PDT by ping jockey (Barnabus Fauci , sucking the lifeblood from AMERICA. The)
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To: afchief

Regarding the article you posted about Japan, this is interesting: “This has led many people to claim that the nation simply hasn’t had a spread of Covid and that their “social norms” protected them from the virus being transmitted between people, despite the fact that seasonal influenza has nearly 2-1/2 times the death rate in Japan as it does here in the US, and thus is an utterly illogical claim made without evidence.”

What I also found interesting, and what I did not realize about Japan, is just how much into bidets they are there.

I have seen a couple articles in which the author theorizes that COVID is spread more through fecal matter than respiratory droplets. This would explain why nursing homes are hit more by it as well as how it impacts people who live together and share a bathroom (as opposed to people who might live together in a large enough house to have their own bathrooms).

Not to be gross, but it would be interesting to know regarding people who got COVID what some of their bathroom experiences were.

For instance, if an outbreak is “traced” say to a funeral or wedding, were people who spent more time in the bathroom at the event hit harder?


13 posted on 10/26/2020 6:40:05 AM PDT by CheshireTheCat ("Forgetting pain is convenient.Remembering it agonizing.But recovering truth is worth the suffering")
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To: Brian Griffin

Move to China. You’re in the wrong country.


14 posted on 10/26/2020 6:40:12 AM PDT by Gillny
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To: SeekAndFind

For crises such as pandemics and climate change,
free citizens in a free society cope best when they are allowed to function in accordance with their own independent rational judgments and choices, based on well-formedness criteria and their own personal self-interest, and not be crippled by government regulations, controls, interventionism, force, central planners, experts, and bureaucrats. Government actions must be minimized as much as possible because they either make the current problems worse, or create new problems that end up being worse than the original problem.


15 posted on 10/26/2020 6:51:39 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Brian Griffin

Chinese-style hard lockdowns work.

Our soft lockdowns prolong the agony.

You trust the reporting comping out of CCP controlled China? The same CCP that early this year said Covid was not airborne?


16 posted on 10/26/2020 6:54:37 AM PDT by Flick Lives (My work's illegal, but at least it's honest. - Capt. Malcolm Reynolds)
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To: Gillny

Amen.


17 posted on 10/26/2020 6:55:51 AM PDT by AFB-XYZ (Option 1 -- stand up. Option 2 -- bend over.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Europeans just need to talk to Joe Biden about his plan. If they knew what he knows the virus would have already been cured at least according the the Democrats


18 posted on 10/26/2020 7:06:52 AM PDT by okie 54
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To: SeekAndFind

So what’s happened in chiner?


19 posted on 10/26/2020 7:11:02 AM PDT by Vendome (I've Gotta Be Me https://youtu.be/wH-pk2vZG2M)
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RE: So what’s happened in chiner?

No reports of any major outbreaks in the big cities — Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen, Nanjing or even Wuhan.

There are reported outbreaks in cities in the minority provinces though.


20 posted on 10/26/2020 7:26:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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