The two- to three-week lockdown ended up lasting eight months, even if it was off and on.
It was never totally ‘off’. After we were liberated, we were told, whether it be in Europe, North America or the Antipodes, that we would have to not only continue to socially distance but also to start wearing masks. Then came curfews:
What about being able to open only between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.? Nicola Sturgeon — Scotland’s First Minister (SNP) — is having a laugh, only she’s deadly serious. ‘Off sales’ refers to alcoholic beverages sold in off licences (liquor stores):
Now we are approaching the Christmas season, the peak time of year for sales: parties, banquets, family dinners. A number of US states, including those with RINO governors, were on lockdown this week. As such, they missed Thanksgiving, which ushers in the holiday season in the US.
These are the tweets I ran across this week, during America’s national Thanksgiving, a day of family, friends and food.
In the US, a lot of people cannot travel at the moment. They are not even supposed to see their families, even if they live nearby. Their governors told them they mustn’t or, if they do, they’ll ‘kill Grandma’, which must have come out of a WHO pandemic handbook, because we get that in Europe, too (the UK and France).
This is very important:
Yet, so many Westerners do not mind nearly a year’s worth of restrictions — and that includes a number of Libertarians I know personally:
This is worth repeating:
How many businesses will collapse this year? Most of them are small to medium business owners who have employees.
The hospitality sector has been devastated, even though every bar and restaurant poured in their businesses’ own money to make their establishments ‘COVID-secure’. Governments said that still wasn’t enough.
Now look what’s happening. This is an example from California:
Laws — or, perhaps more honestly, ‘regulations’ (not all of which can be legally enforced) — differ from place to place. Even in England, what is allowed in one county is disallowed in another. There’s no level playing field or explanation as to why other than this graph with spurious data from America’s Centers for Disease Control and Public Health England which shows that hospitality is the main vector for COVID-19 transmission:
Pull the other one, why don’t you, guys?
The reality from England is that, as Guido Fawkes reported on October 12 (emphasis in the original):
Stockport NHS Foundation Trust shows that “Eating out/ exercise/ shopping/events” accounted for just 2.4% of transmission.
The same data show that a staggering 92.5% of coronavirus cases occurred at home!
Here’s another chart from October, showing low incidences in the hospitality sector. The Daily Mail used NHS data. Homes were excluded from this study:
Yet another study says it’s supermarkets:
In the video below, top Scottish chef Tom Kitchin explains the bankrupting costs for the average restaurateur. The clip did not show his conclusion, which was that probably 6,000 UK restaurants will have to close because of these on-off lockdowns — costing thousands of £££ each time to close and to reopen — prohibiting them from trading. Takeaway doesn’t always help:
And what are the figures for Los Angeles County, where we started?
Restaurants in Los Angeles County account for only 3.1% of coronavirus outbreaks:
Where are there more coronavirus outbreaks in Los Angeles County? Government locations:
The saddest thing is, no state needed to lock down for more than a few weeks earlier this year. South Dakota did not have any lockdown. Below is the situation in Florida, thanks to Republican governor Ron DeSantis:
A lot of US governors need to be reined in. How, constitutionally, I don’t know. Right now, they’re a law unto themselves.
European governments need to get a grip.
Career politicians need to face reality — or they will lose a lot of needed tax revenue.
Lockdowns are a crime against humanity.