Politics of Covid-19

GURPS

INGSOC
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‘The Dominoes Are Falling’: Minnesota Gov. Walz Rescinds All Occupancy Requirements On Churches Following Lawsuit

Democratic Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz rescinded occupancy requirements on the state’s houses of worship earlier this week following a lawsuit from the Thomas More Society and voter initiatives to recall him.

Walz’s Executive Order 21-11, which was approved on March 15, 2021, lifted the last remaining restriction on church attendance in Minnesota, which had capped occupancy at 50 percent. The restrictions remain in effect for bars and restaurants.

“The dominoes are falling in favor of abolishing the states’ limitations on church attendance,” Thomas More Society special counsel Erick Kaardal said in a statement to The Daily Wire. “Minnesota has abolished its church attendance limitations. Next, our plan is to similarly abolish all the other states’ remaining limitations on church attendance, which have been occurring nationwide.”

The Thomas More Society filed the lawsuit against Walz and Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison last August, arguing on behalf of three churches that the state’s mandate regarding attendance limits violated their religious liberties. The churches involved include Cornerstone Church of Alexandria in Alexandra, Minnesota, Life Spring Church in Crosby, Minnesota, and Cavalry Chapel in St. Paul.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Majority Of Americans Grossly Overestimated COVID-19 Hospitalization Rates


The current hospitalization rate for COVID-related illness in the United States hovers between 1 and 5 percent, but 41 percent of Democrats, 28 percent of Republicans, and 35 percent of independents or members of other political parties said there is a 50-plus percent chance that someone with the Wuhan virus will need to be treated at a hospital.

This incorrect yet general consensus, the New York Times noted, was often reinforced with widespread policy decisions by partisan actors, such as Democratic politicians in blue states and cities keeping schools closed despite scientific evidence pointing to reopening while red states started to transition back to in-person models as early as August.

“I think in many ways it’s based on the fact that these voters are misinformed about the risks to young people and they’re misinformed about the risks generally,” Gallup’s principal economist Jonathan Rothwell said.


 

GURPS

INGSOC
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New York Times-Hyped Korean Report Actually Shows Kids Are Not Spreading Coronavirus

In an incredible redux of when they hyped the Christian Drosten fake paper claiming children were highly infectious — when his math actually showed the opposite — the New York Times and Chicago Tribune pushed screaming headlines that a new Korean government report proves children ages 10 to 19 are highly infectious.

The Korean government report, based on data from March and ignoring all newer research, does make that claim, with qualifications, in its narrative summary. Its actual math, however, shows exactly the opposite. Do the elite newspapers even bother to consult anyone numerate?

As Professor Francois Balloux of the University of Lausanne Genetics Institute immediately replied, the New York Times writer completely misunderstood the report.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Ohio Legislature Overrides DeWine's Veto of Law Curtailing His Dictatorial COVID-19 Powers

Jack Windsor at The Ohio Star summarized all the provisions of the legislation:

  • 90-day limit to declarations of health emergency unless General Assembly [both houses of the legislature] chooses to extend
  • General Assembly can act to rescind emergency declarations after 30 days with a concurrent resolution
  • Orders and agency rules can be rescinded immediately by concurrent resolution of the House and Senate
  • Oversight of orders applies to all state agencies, not just the Ohio Department of Health
  • Oversight of orders applies to not just the Governor, but every state employee empowered to issue an emergency rule or order
  • Ohioans who contest an order, rule or mandate will have the court case heard in their home county, as opposed to a Franklin County court
  • Ohioans who bring legal action against rules, orders and mandates will be reimbursed for legal fees if the citizen wins the case
  • Health departments cannot issue public health emergency orders or rules against a broad group or class of people – SB22 defines quarantine and isolation and thus applies lockdown restrictions to people infected or in direct contact with a medically diagnosed person
  • Health orders have no automatic expiration date – a 120-day expiration is already part of Ohio Revised Code
S.B. 22 rightly restores checks and balances in the state. This should have been happening all along, but DeWine and his health department officials have used an archaic section of Ohio law that granted the health department “ultimate authority” to rule during a pandemic. It was a terrible law to begin with, and it’s shocking that it’s taken the Ohio legislature so long to get rid of it.

No one person, or one unelected agency, should have the power to lock down 11.69 million citizens—destroying businesses, livelihoods, and the mental health of its people. No governor should be allowed to tell you that you can’t be with your spouse or grandparent when he takes his dying breath. No governor should have the power to close every school in the state and force kids to learn via a computer screen. All of this goes against the principles of our republican form of government, where the legislature is a check on the governor and vice versa.






The Wheels of Progress Grind Slowly .... at least some state legislatures have the balls to limit these Little Eichmanns
 

GURPS

INGSOC
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Judge Smacks Down D.C. Attendance Caps On Churches In Time For Easter


A federal district judge ruled Thursday that Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser’s 25 percent capacity or 250-person attendance cap on churches was discriminatory and unconstitutional.

Judge Trevor N. McFadden, finding the District’s percentage restrictions on houses of worship at odds with 37 other states, ruled that Bowser and her government are enjoined from enforcing them. Until the order, the District of Columbia was the only jurisdiction in the United States with a numerical cap on houses of worship.


“Defendants, their agents, employees, and successors in office are hereby enjoined from enforcing their 250-person and 25 percent capacity restrictions as to houses of worship operated by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Washington (‘Archdiocese’) insofar as they require the Archdiocese to turn away individuals that it could admit while adhering to all the District’s and its own other pandemic-related limitations,” read McFadden’s order, which comes just days before the start of Holy Week.
 

stgislander

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I guess they are still supposed to maintain 6 ft distancing. That still knocks the numbers way down.
 

TPD

the poor dad
I guess they are still supposed to maintain 6 ft distancing. That still knocks the numbers way down.
6 or 3? Just like schools, most church pews face the same way so I would think 3’ is just as good for Catholics as it is for students....
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
New York Will Officially Begin Requiring ‘Vaccine Passports’ On April 2


New Yorkers will be required to show “vaccine passports” – proof that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine – in order to re-enter society.

The New York Post reported that the “Excelsior Pass” would officially launch on April 2, following an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Friday.

“Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app,” said a press release about the program. “Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination. An individual’s data is kept secure and confidential at all times.”
 

TPD

the poor dad
New York Will Officially Begin Requiring ‘Vaccine Passports’ On April 2


New Yorkers will be required to show “vaccine passports” – proof that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine – in order to re-enter society.

The New York Post reported that the “Excelsior Pass” would officially launch on April 2, following an announcement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) on Friday.

“Similar to a mobile airline boarding pass, individuals will be able to either print out their pass or store it on their smartphones using the Excelsior Pass Wallet app,” said a press release about the program. “Each Pass will have a secure QR code, which participating businesses and venues can scan using a companion app to verify proof of COVID-19 negative test results or proof of vaccination. An individual’s data is kept secure and confidential at all times.”
This is what I'm afraid will happen all across the country and around the world - a requirement for a vaccine passport. We thought masks were bad? Oh hell no - our freedom of movement will be severely restricted with the vaccine passport requirement. But of course, there will be exceptions for certain groups of people, of which I'm sure I will not be a part of...
 

Tech

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Have no problem with my vaccination record to be attached to my US Passport. Also required of foreign nationals entering the United States. But the communists are letting the hordes enter unchecked.

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GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
THEY’RE HERE: Biden Regime Is Developing ‘Vaccine Passport’ Americans Must Have To Engage In Commerce

“The passports are expected to be free and available through applications for smartphones,” the Post reported. “Which could display a scannable code similar to an airline boarding pass. Americans without smartphone access should be able to print out the passports, developers have said.”

According to those developing the vaccine passports, they must be entirely unique, and not able to be hacked or tampered with, lest Americans engage in commerce without taking one of the controversial vaccines.

Biden’s team is apparently committed to the vaccine passports, though they refused to speak to the media on the subject, and apparently do not like branding them “passports” but would instead like to see them called “credentials or certificates.” The Washington Post explains:

Micky Tripathi, whom Biden tapped as the national coordinator for health IT, recently said federal officials are concerned with a variety of health-tech challenges, including protecting the credentials against fraud, ensuring data security and making certain that low-income populations aren’t squeezed out.

“How do we make sure that whatever is available is accessible to everyone so no one is left behind or feeling like they can’t participate in the return of their day-to-day activities?” Tripathi asked at a virtual meeting hosted by the Health IT Leadership Roundtable on March 11.
 

Kyle

Having a Beer while the world burns!
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They don't know how to get ID, use the internet or work a cell phone.

How do they survive?

Do black people all have a "personal leftist white savior" to follow them around to do everything for them?
 
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