What May Be Worse than COVID-19? Blue State Lock Down
Blue States of New York, California, New Jersey, Illinois All Locked-Down
No doubt the novel and now declared “pandemic” coronavirus that broke out in Wuhan, China (either released or escaped from China’s Wuhan Bio Weapon Lab, or mutated at the “wet meat market” a thousand yards from it) is a particularly nasty version of its older cousin, the Flu. It is especially dangerous to my Baby Boomer and older generations and we ought to self-shield from it. [Given the negative impact on your immune system of all this stress, it wouldn’t hurt to support your immune system with Dr. Rima’s The Silver Solution.]
It may, though, prove to be no more lethal than the seasonal Flu, when all the statistics are analyzed. The Governor of California claims that, even with his nearly total lock down of the State, over 50% of the California population will be infected. That’s could be nearly 25 million people there alone. If there really were even a 1% death rate, that’s over a quarter million Californians who will die — despite the lock down. Sorry Gov. Newcome, something is wrong here with your predictive statistics. We know that millions do contract the annual Flu and, if CDC’s statistics are to be believed (which some holistic doctors question) and even including all the deaths during Flu season that include respiratory issues — which is what CDC does to cook the statistics — there are, say they, about thirty thousand such deaths a year in all of America.
A hundred and one years ago the world was recovering from the devastation of World War I and the subsequent Great Influenza Pandemic which killed more in two years than the war killed in four — nearly ten times as many Americans died during that true pandemic, upwards of a half million, than died on the battlefields of the war. There was no national lock down, no intentional destruction of normal economic activity and the country went on to the boom years of the Roaring Twenties.
Up until a couple weeks ago it looked as though America was going through another Roaring Twenties, with the strongest economic activity, lowest unemployment, ever. Then along came the Blue State Governors’ lock downs. Now Goldman Sacks predicts an unemployment rate of over 9% by the November Election and the beginning of a recession.
We are now faced with a massive increase in government spending, with the possibility of over a trillion dollars (that’s $1,000,000,000.00) in new debt on top of all the other debt the governments of America have foisted onto the backs of future taxpayers. This will not end well. Replacing the now-popped stock market bubble with a new and bigger bubble will not end well.
Make no mistake about it. This is a manufactured recession. Blue State lock downs are pushing an agenda intended to eviscerate the economy. Russia-gate didn’t take down the Trump Administration; Impeachment-gate didn’t take it down, but the Blue State Big Government over-reaction to COVID-19 very well may. The real deadly disease we face now is governmentitis.
Especially if President Trump gives into Blue Governors’ demands to extent their mistake to the whole country.
Will he make that mistake? We know that a total lock down has not slowed the progress of the disease in Italy. We know, from the California Governor, that his lock down will not do much other than stop the economy. Will the knee-jerk “I am the Governor and you will Obey” attitude of the likes of Governor Cuomo of New York prevail or will the pragmatic, business-like approach of President Trump, who continues to predict that warmer weather and common-sense, limited actions will stop the outbreak, prevail?
We will know over the next few days.