On Saturday, California had the highest per capita rate of COVID-19 infections over a week’s time in the country. Over that time period, California had 100.5 daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents. That poor record has continued. Yesterday alone, California had 22,856 infections.
This seems a little ironic, doesn’t it?
After all, California was the first state to put a lockdown in place, they have arguably been the most locked down state in the country since then, they had a mask mandate starting in June and according to COVIDcast, 90.87% of Californians are wearing masks.
Everything the experts have said to do to fight corona, California has done and then some.
It’s almost as if the experts have been wrong about the coronavirus every step of the way and are still regularly getting it wrong.
For example, no matter how obvious it is that masks don’t work, it’s considered scandalous to point it out. Yet, here’s a headline from Vanity Fair in May that is pretty typical of what we were hearing earlier in the year.
If 80% of Americans Wore Masks, COVID-19 Infections Would Plummet, New Study Says
Meanwhile, over 90% are wearing masks today and the coronavirus is surging. Although many people will disagree with me, I think the mask issue is a minor one. Masks are more of an annoyance than a serious impediment for most people.
The same can’t be said for lockdowns. At this point, by some accounts, more than 100,000 small businesses have closed permanently not so much because of COVID-19, but because of the lockdowns we counter-productively put in place to fight it.
According to Yelp, nearly 100,000 businesses permanently closed because of the #coronavirus pandemic, just through August, and unemployment is still at 6.7% nationwide.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 8, 2020
Have the lockdowns stopped COVID-19? No, not even close. In fact, if you look at the results, the lockdowns either did almost nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19 or arguably, even increased the infection rate. Remember “15 days to slow the spread?” Well, that was back in March and it’s still going on in much of America. Even if we’ve been too distracted to notice because of the presidential elections, riots, and the latest COVID-19 numbers, the economic damage has been cataclysmic. Those small businesses aren’t just going to bounce back and the tax revenues they paid are going to be heavily missed next year.
At some point, people need to stop “trusting the experts” that have been wrong at every turn and looking at what’s happening right in front of their faces.