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Will Americans submit to a 2nd lockdown?

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Do you think people will submit to an extended lock down,or,a second lock down?


On March 24, President Donald Trump said he wanted the country and the economy "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."
Easter came and went. And Trump was mocked for being aspirational and unrealistic. Yet, with Ascension Thursday at hand, 40 days after Easter, the president seems to have been ahead of his time.

The country, as a whole, is, and has been, opening up. Sunday's New York Times reports that, for weeks now, more than two-thirds of the states have been relaxing restrictions as Trump had urged.
The reasons: weariness with the lockdown and sheltering in place, a growing belief that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and undeniably positive news from several fronts in the coronavirus war.
"New Cases in U.S. Slow," ran The New York Times top headline Sunday, adding the cautionary warning, "Posing Risks of Complacency."

The facts suggest a positive trend. The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has been dropping for a month. The number of deaths has fallen from 2,200 a day in April to closer to 1,400 a day in mid-May. Several days last week recorded fewer than 1,000 deaths, an awful toll but a clear improvement over April.
As of Friday, the rate of new cases of the coronavirus was declining in 19 states and rising in only three. New Orleans and Detroit have seen sharp drops. The number of new cases in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island has dropped. New cases in Cass County, Indiana, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where meatpacking plants had seen outbreaks, have declined.
"On eight of the past nine days," said the Times, "there have been fewer deaths announced than there were seven days prior, indicating that the virus toll appears to be easing. More than half of the 24 counties that have recorded the most coronavirus deaths, including Oakland County, Mich., and Hartford County, Conn., are seeing sustained declines."
Still, the thrust of the Times article was about the new crisis we will be courting, should we try to resume normal activities too soon. Do that, says the Times, and we could easily forfeit all the progress we have made.

Message: Social distancing, sheltering in place, wearing masks, working at home – the practices that broke the back of the pandemic – should be sustained for those able to do so.
Clearly, the opening in many states has been driven by popular protest and public demand. Crowds have ignored social distancing to demonstrate for an end to the shutdown. Protesters have refused to wear masks and engaged in the time-honored practice since the '60s of civil defiance and disobedience.
The protesters seem to be saying: We deplore the losses and know the risks, but we cannot live our lives behind closed doors in our homes until the elites tell us, as though we were children, when we may go out in the yard.
Hence, the next question we are all likely to confront:
If there is a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus, a second wave, and the media elite and blue-state governors demand a new shutdown, a new closure of beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and churches, will the people of this republic comply with those demands or defy them?
Will the nation answer back to the elites: We did that. We sheltered in place. We wore the masks. We socially distanced. We stayed in our homes. We stayed home from work. We have done all we were told to do to contain the virus. But, now, with the shutdown having put 36 million Americans on unemployment and sunk our GDP to Depression-era levels, we're going back to work.
The political divide has already begun to appear.

 

By Patrick J. Buchanan
 

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No.

 

GIVING GOVERNMENT THE FINGER: Americans Ending the Shutdown on Our Own Terms.

The American people are practically in open revolt against Democratic governors.

It’s telling that no less than Hillary Clinton, she of the tin-est of tin ears, “branded the armed anti-coronavirus protesters in Michigan ‘domestic terrorists,’ as tempers flared up again.”

Freedom-loving Americans, even the ones bearing arms in Michigan, are not engaging in any sort of terrorism. Terrorism is the use of violence against civilians in order to impose a political agenda. In Michigan and elsewhere, civilians are peaceably refusing to comply with an authoritarian political agenda imposed by imperious elected officials and unaccountable bureaucrats.

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"We are a nation that has a government - not the other way around. And this makes us special among the nations of the earth. Our government has no power except that granted to it by the people It is time to check and reverse the growth of government which shows signs of having grown beyond the consent of the governed."
— Ronald Reagan

 

Lockdown Is Ending, Whether Governments Approve or Not: Executive orders may have encouraged the lockdowns, but they always depended on voluntary behavior. “The data also show something about the nature of the shutdowns. They might have been encouraged by executive orders, but they were always ultimately driven by voluntary behavior. Well before states started issuing stay-at-home orders in the final week of March, many Americans were voluntarily self-quarantining. Since officials had only limited influence over the beginning of the lockdown, they were always going to have limited influence over its ending. This was always unsustainable over the long term, and coronavirus policies need to be reconsidered in light of that. On the other hand, declaring states to be ‘open’ will be meaningless unless residents feel it is safe to venture out again.”

 
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Uh, if they beat CV19, why uh, lockdown? 

China Orders New Wuhan Virus Lockdown Because They Beat COVID-19, Honest

Stephen Green 

May 18, 2020 1:22 PM EST

 

China’s Communist government in Beijing has ordered 108 million people into lockdown as the deadly Wuhan virus breaks out again, this time in the country’s northeast. That’s about one in twelve mainland Chinese.

 

Bloomberg reports “a new and growing cluster of infections” in Jilin province bordering North Korea.

 

China’s Communist Party chief Xi Jinping had claimed back in March that the People’s Republic was winning its “people’s war” against the Wuhan virus, but a recent leak from a Chinese military-run university indicates that the country may have at least 640,000 COVID-19 cases.

 

That is, shall we say, somewhat more than the 82,929 COVID infections that the mainland government will admit to.

 

If accurate, the 840,000 figure indicates that as many as 50,000 mainland Chinese have died from the Wuhan virus, or ten times mainland China’s official figure. A renewed outbreak in the country’s northeast is a sure sign that the Communist government was lying back March when it claimed to have contained the outbreak.

 

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Short answer NO.  For all the naysayers here who say that is selfish, though chit.  You are working from home and getting paid while a lot of America is starving.   It is you who are being selfish.      If you are afraid of the virus, by all means stay at home and shelter in place.  Wear your masks, social distance and follow your leaders dictates.

 

The rest of us are getting sick of this crap and want to get back to work.  Some will wear the masks as a lot of employers will require it but at least we will be working.   We don't NEED the government to tell us how to protect ourselves as we are each responsible for our own well being.   We do need to  work to pay our bills and provide for our families.

 

The Government officials have way over stepped their bounds as far as I am concerned and this will show as each comes up for re election.

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Here comes the BOOGALOO! NYC mayor DeBlasio has stated that the beaches will remain closed and is having fences erected to keep people out. Brilliant! He also wants residents to turn in their neighbors if they're not observing "social distancing". What a piss ant dictator.

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China Orders New Wuhan Virus Lockdown Because They Beat COVID-19, Honest

Stephen Green 

May 18, 2020 1:22 PM EST

 

This is the country and leadership that the WHO is applauding and commending. 

Do you guys realize this whole F'ing mess is a global F'ing game, and we are all the chess pieces?

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