#lockdowns

Just like clockwork, Cuomo thinks costs of lockdown too high

Just like clockwork, Democrats, like NY Gov Andrew Cuomo, have finally seen the light that the cost of lockdowns is too high. That the cure is way more costly than virus.

Now that Biden is assured to take his seat in the Oval Office, let’s see how quickly corona leaves the front pages of the mainstream media as deaths plummet (probably by virtue of a tweak in the manner of recording by the CDC). His administration will get a big fat tick of approval and don’t be surprised to see a plethora of puff pieces which show the rebound in economic activity among Democrat-controlled states thanks to President Biden’s superior stewardship. Who knew!?

Never mind that the left targeted Republican-controlled states which saw the necessity of keeping people employed and rarely told businesses whether they were essential or not. Never mind that Republican-controlled states tended to have lower relative and absolute COVID19 death tolls despite not locking down.

Perhaps Cuomo chips will be a thing of the past and he will finally be able to lure all those rich folk that make up 50% of the tax base back from Connecticut. Best he start working on his culinary skills and making sure he buys the well heeled those drinks he promised to buy with the taxes they previously paid.

Maybe Cuomo should seek to get Hollywood actors to chip in? After all they bent over backwards to make public videos to celebrate his cringeworthy Emmy award.

However will the United Van Lines survey which showed most people left Democrat-controlled states in 2020 to Republican-controlled ones.

Lockdown regulations explained

While vigilance is a necessary evil, we found today’s explanation of COVID restrictions somewhat similar to the schoolboy scene in Monty Python’s ‘Meaning of Life

140,000 tests since the latest cluster was discovered in NSW and only 90 cases. That means that 99.94% of tests have been negative. No ICU hospitalizations. No deaths. Yet all of a sudden people are masking up as if everything is totally different than recent months where cafes and restaurants have thrived (and still do) again.

We are curious to learn that compassion trumps science. People can celebrate Christmas within lockdown areas in limited numbers but can’t have visitors after Dec 27. Surely, if the #1 goal is to thwart the pandemic, then those two days pose a bigger risk than relenting for the spirit of the festive season. We think the reality is that the risks just aren’t as big as made out.

Let’s not get distracted by the fact that we’ve had near as makes no difference crowded stadiums at sporting events without mass infections resulting from them. Where are the public health officials reporting on the impact (or lack thereof) surrounding these events? Crickets.

Consistency in policy prescription makes for better compliance. NSW has done an excellent job in contact tracing. No question. Although that hasn’t stopped VIC Premier Dan Andrews lecturing NSW on managing the virus even though it graduated to QR codes 6 months after NSW and is still responsible for 90% of all deaths in Australia from COVID.

Despite all the fear mongering in the world, we only need to look at recent experience to know that we don’t need hard lockdowns to prevent a virus that has a 99.99% recovery rate.

JP Sears on proof that lockdowns are working

JP Sears takes another potshot at the pointlessness of lockdowns and the continued floppy-flop nature of those that mandate them.

Perhaps the most interesting stat is that 127 kids under the age of 18 have succumbed to COVID19 but no one talks about the other 27,000-odd deaths from other causes in 2020.

Perspective.

NYC Mayor Deblasio’s wife in cringeworthy unity video

Aren’t these the people telling the rest of us to behave like adults and that staying at home is for our own good?

Sure, a dance will soften the blow of NYC businesses and staff crushed financially under the weight of often baseless unscientific draconian rules. Not. Maybe when one collects a public sector paycheck regardless of stage of lockdown, one can gladly glide down the stairs without a care in the world.

Video here.

Forget corona science. Just Flash your cash in QLD

What a farce. Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeanette Young has openly stated that border restrictions have a price. Letting in Tom Hanks or the AFL could bring a lot of money into the state.

A young woman living in Canberra – a city which has had no corona cases in 60 days – can’t attend her father’s funeral in Queensland.

So essentially it has nothing to do with science.

These people are totally unqualified for the positions they hold.