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  • Boris Johnson Extends Coronavirus Restrictions for Another Four Weeks

    06/14/2021 10:52:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 30 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/14/2021 | Victoria Friedman
    Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the proposed end to all Chinese coronavirus-related restrictions in England has been postponed from June 21st to July 19th. During a press conference on Monday evening, Prime Minister Johnson said that due to the spread of the Indian variant, the related rise of intensive care cases in hospitals, and sectors of the adult population still not being vaccinated, “we’ve faced a very difficult choice”.
  • Governor Hogan Lifts Capacity Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Venues, All Remaining Restrictions on Indoor and Outdoor Dining As of May 15

    05/13/2021 6:50:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Office of Governor Larry Hogan ^ | May 12, 2021 | The Office of Governor Larry Hogan
    Statewide Indoor Mask Mandate To Be Lifted After 70% of Adults Receive Vaccine Following CDC Approval, Vaccinations for Adolescents to Begin Tomorrow, Maryland Department of Labor to Begin Process of Reinstating Work Search Requirements ANNAPOLIS, MD—As a result of the state’s rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccinations and subsequent declines in key health metrics, Governor Larry Hogan today announced the lifting of all capacity restrictions on outdoor entertainment, art, and sports venues and indoor entertainment venues and conventions, and all remaining restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, as of Saturday, May 15. The governor also announced that the state’s indoor mask...
  • COVID lockdowns cost countless jobs, don’t appear to have saved lives: study

    05/02/2021 10:29:38 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2021 | Eileen AJ Connelly
    We’ve locked down the economy instead of the virus. Jobs are recovering slower in New York and other states holding on to stringent COVID-19 restrictions than in states that fully reopened their economies, even though continued lockdown measures don’t appear to be saving lives, ... Measures like limiting travel, keeping restaurants operating below capacity and leaving non-essential businesses closed have kept unemployment in New York State among the highest in the nation, while states with fewer restrictions are seeing jobs bounce back faster from the pandemic-induced recession, the study shows. Tragically, the data also suggests lockdowns didn’t do much to...
  • New York State Eases Restrictions But Still Not 100% Open

    04/26/2021 2:22:45 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/26/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    New York is easing some of its capacity restrictions but is still not allowing certain businesses to operate at 100 percent capacity, despite red states such as Florida and Texas doing so and continually reporting fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita than the Empire State, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Monday.
  • Capacity and Gathering Restrictions set for U.K. Domestic Cruises

    04/25/2021 11:50:52 AM PDT · by Capt. Tom · 4 replies
    The Maritime Executive ^ | Sunday, April 25, 2021 | Staff
    As the U.K. prepares to resume cruises, the Department of Transportation released the first of a series of rules that will govern the operation of the domestic cruises. The new announcement details capacity limits for passengers and limits onboard gatherings similar to the restriction currently in force in Great Britain. Health Authorities may also add further restrictions on the cruise operations before the first ships depart mid-next month. Previously, the U.K. announced that it anticipated that domestic cruises would be permitted to resume starting May 17 as part of the efforts to roll back restrictions. The major cruise lines based...
  • U.S. border travel restrictions extended again until May 21, Texas Democrat criticizes move

    04/23/2021 8:41:24 AM PDT · by bgill · 8 replies
    kxan ^ | April 20, 2021 | Sandra Sanchez
    McALLEN, Texas (Border Report) — Travel restrictions between the United States, Mexico and Canada to control the spread of COVID-19 will remain in effect until May 21, the Biden administration announced to the “disappointment” of at least one South Texas congressman. This means that only those deemed “essential travelers” or workers are allowed to cross into land ports. These are the same restrictions that have been in place since March 2020 under the Trump administration. “The restrictions outlined in the Notifications are temporary in nature and shall remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on May 21, 2021 unless otherwise...
  • UK Still Won’t Accelerate Re-Opening Despite COVID Deaths Dropping Below Road Accident Fatalities

    04/21/2021 8:48:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Summit News ^ | 20 April, 2021 | PJ Watson
    Data not dates? Despite new figures showing the daily number of COVID-19 deaths in the UK dropping below those from road accidents, the government is still refusing to accelerate the lifting of lockdown restrictions. The average number of daily deaths now stands at 25 a day with COVID cases dropping 94 per cent from the peak. On Monday, the UK recorded just four total deaths. “By comparison, the UK records an average of around five deaths from road accidents daily,” reports the Telegraph. The government has continually insisted it will prioritize “data not dates” in deciding when the measures should...
  • COVID: [British Columbia] to implement random roadside checks to restrict provincial travel

    04/19/2021 4:40:52 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 32 replies
    Global News ^ | Monday April 19, 2021 | Amy Judd & Richard Zussman
    ... However, [Premier] Horgan said people should not travel even within their health authority if it means booking accommodation in another community. For example, Vancouver and Whistler are in the same health authority but Horgan said no one should be travelling there and booking accommodation for a getaway... “This will be conducted through random audits, not unlike roadside checks or CounterAttack during the Christmas season,” Horgan explained. “They will be susceptible to all travellers, not just some travellers, and again, they will be random and there will be a fine if you are travelling outside your area without a legitimate...
  • Ford announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases threaten to remain high all summer

    04/16/2021 6:01:18 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Cbc.ca ^ | 04/16/2021 | Shanifa Nasser, Lucas Powers - CBC News
    Ontario will step up enforcement powers for police and extend its stay-at-home order to a minimum of six weeks in a bid to stem the exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, but won't institute paid sick days — despite modelling showing that cases will remain high through the summer without additional support for essential workers. Speaking at a twice-delayed news conference on Friday, Premier Doug Ford announced the stay-at-home order first instituted on April 8 for four weeks will now be extended until May 20.
  • 'Random Act of Journalism' by NBC on Virus Numbers: They did a piece wondering why some states with the strictest restrictions were now experiencing surges, while states which removed restrictions had decreasing cases

    04/08/2021 8:59:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Red State ^ | 04/08/2021 | Nick Arama
    COVID-19 hot spot graphic (via The TODAY Show, https://twitter.com/TODAYshow/status/1380134029765263360 )Looks like The Today Show just may have committed what Rush Limbaugh used to call a “random act of journalism,” as Townhall reports. They did a piece wondering why some of the states with the strictest restrictions in the country, like Michigan and New York, were now experiencing surges in the Wuhan coronavirus while the places which removed restrictions and dropped mandates, like Texas and Arkansas, had decreasing cases?Some states with stricter rules are now seeing surges in COVID-19 cases, while many others that rushed to reopen are experiencing sizable drops....
  • Vaccine Passports Face Privacy Skeptics On Right And Left But Legacy Media Paints GOP As Conspiracy Theorists

    04/05/2021 7:48:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 5, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    The left-wing media have blasted the GOP for being skeptical of vaccine passports, ignoring the concept's strong criticism from the left also.Ever since conservatives started raised concerns over the so-called “vaccine passports” the Biden administration is reportedly developing alongside big tech, the legacy media have added this to their narrative that those on the right are alarmist conspiracy theorists.Aside from the point that Americans are not lunatics for maintaining prudent concerns about government overreach at a time the White House is governing from the far-left, many on the left have also voiced skepticism over vaccine passports. But the exhausting show...
  • Poll: Majority of Americans Support Restrictions on Unvaccinated People

    03/12/2021 10:21:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 186 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/12/2021 | h
    A majority of Americans support restricting the freedoms of people who have not taken a coronavirus vaccine, according to a Reuters/Ipsos survey released this week. According to the survey, taken March 8-9, 2021, among 1,005 respondents, 72 percent view it as at least somewhat important to know if the people around them have been vaccinated for COVID-19. The survey listed a series of scenarios for everyday activities — including traveling on an airplane, enrolling in school, working out at the gym — and asked respondents to indicate if they agree that individuals should be required to be vaccinated before engaging...
  • Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt to End Coronavirus Restrictions

    03/11/2021 1:08:21 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/11/2021 | Kyle Morris
    Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt (R) announced he will issue an executive order to remove coronavirus restrictions on events in the state and end the mask requirement for state buildings. In announcing the decision to “get our summer back” on Thursday, Stitt was accompanied by Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye and Secretary of Health and Mental Health Kevin Corbett.
  • Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford Doctor, Calls Lockdowns the 'Biggest Public Health Mistake We've Ever Made'

    03/09/2021 8:55:54 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    Newsweek ^ | 3/8/21 | MATTHEW IMPEL LI
    Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a professor at Stanford University Medical School, recently said that COVID-19 lockdowns are the "biggest public health mistake we've ever made...The harm to people is catastrophic." Several U.S. states have started to ease their COVID-19 restrictions over the past few weeks.. Bhattacharya, who made the comments during an interview with the Daily Clout, co-authored the Great Barrington Declaration, a petition that calls for the end of COVID-19 lockdowns, claiming that they are "producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health." As of Monday, the Great Barrington Declaration has received signatures from over 13,000 medical and public...
  • Popular Retailers Leave Mask Requirements in Place as Red States Lift Restrictions

    03/05/2021 10:05:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/05/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    Texas and Mississippi followed Florida’s lead this week and announced they would lift key business restrictions and end statewide mask mandates, but many popular retailers plan to continue requiring customers to wear face coverings in their stores.
  • Connecticut dramatically rolls back COVID restrictions, allowing full indoor dining, increased entertainment and sports capacity; travel ban lifted

    03/04/2021 1:49:40 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 47 replies
    courant ^ | 03/04/2021 | EMILY BRINDLEY, ELIZA FAWCETT and ALEX PUTTERMAN
    Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced that he will soon roll out an expansive reopening plan for Connecticut, including allowing restaurants to operate at full capacity, loosening rules on sports and entertainment venues and lifting the travel ban. Most of the changes will go into effect on March 19, with several more coming down the line over the following two weeks. The decision comes as President Joe Biden warns states not to move fast on reopening. Lamont said the decision was a result of Connecticut’s dropping COVID-19 metrics.
  • Dr. Fauci warns states like NC it's 'too premature' to pull back on COVID-19 restrictions

    03/01/2021 3:23:48 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 105 replies
    WRALTV ^ | 2/28/21 | Ryan Bisesi and Aaron Thomas
    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Although it may feel like North Carolina hit a crucial benchmark in returning to normalcy from COVID-19 this week, Dr. Anthony Fauci is voicing concern for states that have pulled back on regulating limits on social life. In an interview with "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, advised caution for what he feels is prematurely lifting restrictions among some states. North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia all eased major restrictions on Friday, as did Massachusetts, Arkansas and Wyoming. Several other states eased some level of...
  • Judge Hill Rescinds COVID-19 Disaster Declaration (Collin County, Texas)

    02/26/2021 8:56:21 AM PST · by dhuls · 10 replies
    Collin County Texas, Judge Chris Hill ^ | Feb 26, 2021 | Judge Chris Hill
    February 26, 2021 News - COVID-19 Updates WHEREAS, on March 16, 2020, I issued a Declaration of Local Disaster for Public Health Emergency for Collin County in response to COVID-19; and WHEREAS, ongoing business closures and government-imposed restrictions have threatened the lives, livelihoods, and liberties of Texans; and WHEREAS, on March 24, 2020, I declared that “All businesses, jobs, and workers are essential;” and WHEREAS, constitutionally protected rights do not cease to exist in the midst of a crisis, and executive orders are (and must always be) subordinate to the provisions of the Constitution; and WHEREAS, there are no county-issued...
  • Texas Governor Considers Lifting Statewide COVID Restrictions

    02/26/2021 2:06:46 AM PST · by knighthawk · 48 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 25 2021 | BOB PRICE
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters he is considering lifting the statewide coronavirus mask mandate. The governor said he is also considering stopping other statewide COVID-19 related orders. During a news conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Thursday, Governor Abbott responded to a question about when he would end the statewide mandate requiring the wearing of masks. The governor called it a “great question,” the Texas Tribune reported. “We’re working right now on evaluating when we’re gonna be able to remove all statewide orders, and we will be making announcements about that pretty soon.”
  • How Does All of This End?

    02/24/2021 5:14:06 PM PST · by george76 · 76 replies
    American Institute for Economic Research. ^ | February 23, 202 1 | Jeffrey A. Tu cker
    here is a sense in the air that the pandemic is winding down, and the toxic culture of division, fear, and hatred along with it. Cases are down dramatically. Deaths too. Hospitalizations are no longer irregular. Restrictions are being repealed. You can follow all the action daily at the CDC’s new and unusually competent landing page on the virus (it only took them a year to build this). Despite all the talk of a new normal and infinite mandates, there is hope that it could all unwind quickly, pushed by force of public impatience and frustration with restrictions, and a...