Politics of Covid-19

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Federal Judge Vacates CDC's Nationwide Eviction Moratorium


“The pandemic has triggered difficult policy decisions that have had enormous real-world consequences. The nationwide eviction moratorium is one such decision,” D.C. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich, a Trump appointee, ruled on Wednesday.

It was always a point of contention whether or not the CDC had the authority to impose such rules on interstate commerce. Judge Friedrich wrote that the act of Congress that governs the CDC contained no such authority.

“It is the role of the political branches, and not the courts, to assess the merits of policy measures designed to combat the spread of disease, even during a global pandemic,” the order stated. “The question for the Court is a narrow one: Does the Public Health Service Act grant the CDC the legal authority to impose a nationwide eviction moratorium? It does not.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Canada's Realization That Its Covid Response Was Worse Than the U.S. Is a Blow to Its National Prestige


They’re supposed to have a superior health care system. They’re supposed to have a more competent and civilized government. They’re supposed to be better than the U.S.

Canada’s leaders used this fantasy to explain away their own failings. “You think it’s bad here, just look at what’s happening in America!”

But Canada got some sobering news recently. The Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive, data-driven, comparative study of the pandemic performance of 15 rich industrialized countries and to the shock of Canadians, they finished 11th. Worse, the U.S. finished 9th. It made many in the country realize that their government may have screwed the pooch in responding to the pandemic.

Spectator USA:

At first a lot of the commentariat scoffed that the Index couldn’t possibly be right because Canada ranked behind the US. But in large part thanks to the irrefutable data we marshaled, America’s superior performance has now become conventional wisdom in Canada, while our own poor performance has recently been mocked in the American and international media.



So Much for Canada's ' Superior ' Healthcare and nanny state gov.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
‘That’s Not Science, That’s Politics’: DeSantis Rips CDC On School Policy

Speaking at a news conference in Satellite Beach, Florida, Florida GOP governor Ron DeSantis ripped into the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), blasting, “If you look at some of the stuff that they’ve done on school openings, where they’re basically doing the teacher’s union’s bidding, when they say these kids should be masked in summer camp outdoors. I’m sorry, that’s not science, that’s politics.” He also slammed the CDC for the calamitous effect its policies had caused for Florida’s massive cruise industry, asserting, “Do you want one unelected bureaucracy to be able to have the power to indefinitely shut down a major industry in this country?”

DeSantis spoke of how keeping Florida open instead of instituting harsh lockdowns had paid dividends, asserting, “You have a surplus of jobs, and particularly in restaurant, lodging, hospitality, that people want to hire. I mean, you see these signs all over the place. Look, that’s a good problem to have. But we also just want to make sure, look, if you’re really unemployed, can’t get a job, that’s one thing, but making sure that you’re doing your due diligence to look for work and making sure those incentives align better.”
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Governor Jay Inslee Orders Churches, Sporting Events To Implement ‘Vaccinated Sections’

MAY 6, 2021 By Tristan Justice

Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Road to Recovery” plan includes mandating houses of worship and sports events require vaccine passport sections to raise capacity limits.

The plan, unveiled Monday, allows religious groups and sports stadiums to increase their attendance capacity if they feature “vaccinated sections” where attendees show proof of vaccination.

Below are the guidelines groups must follow to comply with state regulations:
Under the updated guidance the following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination: Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record. Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
 

TPD

the poor dad
Governor Jay Inslee Orders Churches, Sporting Events To Implement ‘Vaccinated Sections’

MAY 6, 2021 By Tristan Justice

Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Road to Recovery” plan includes mandating houses of worship and sports events require vaccine passport sections to raise capacity limits.

The plan, unveiled Monday, allows religious groups and sports stadiums to increase their attendance capacity if they feature “vaccinated sections” where attendees show proof of vaccination.

Below are the guidelines groups must follow to comply with state regulations:
You must sit in the back of the bus. You can’t drink from this water fountain. You can’t sit at the bar.
 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
Governor Jay Inslee Orders Churches, Sporting Events To Implement ‘Vaccinated Sections’

MAY 6, 2021 By Tristan Justice

Washington Democrat Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Road to Recovery” plan includes mandating houses of worship and sports events require vaccine passport sections to raise capacity limits.

The plan, unveiled Monday, allows religious groups and sports stadiums to increase their attendance capacity if they feature “vaccinated sections” where attendees show proof of vaccination.

Below are the guidelines groups must follow to comply with state regulations:
This is pure unadulterated Horse sht.
 

LightRoasted

If I may ...
If I may ...

This is pure unadulterated Horse sht.
Well, think about it. It separates the blindly following sheep/Karens, from the freedom loving individual thinker. In addition, it keeps the healthy non-vaccinated with the, experimental-serum, individuals away from the poisonous mRNA shedding guinea pigs. See, there is a silver lining in most everything. : )
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Johns Hopkins Doctor Dismisses Walensky Fear-Mongering: 'Most Of The Country Is At Herd Immunity'


In an op-ed for the New York Post published Tuesday titled "Don’t buy the fearmongering: The COVID-19 threat is waning," Makary argued against buying into the "fear" that variants could "evade vaccines."

Look at the facts: About 57 percent of adults are vaccinated and approximately half of unvaccinated people have natural immunity from prior infection. That’s why US cases have been plummeting, down 31 percent over the past 18 days.

To put things in context, during the mildest flu season in the last eight years, there were 24 million cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control, and approximately 447,000 daily cases during its peak week. By comparison, we’re averaging 49,641 daily COVID cases. That same mild flu season resulted in 280,000 hospitalizations. By comparison, current COVID hospitalizations as of May 1 are 34,905.

Let me be clear: COVID is not the flu, and we should not downplay the risk among susceptible people. But for the millions of Americans who are immune and live where the cases are low, the public-health threat is now defanged and below seasonal-flu levels. Given the harm of social isolation, we need to abandon the goal of absolute risk elimination at all cost.
"Look, we’ve had dozens of variants and they’re all entirely encompassed by the vaccine and preventing serious outcomes," Makary told Fox News anchor Trace Gallagher. "So, we've got to be careful right now and not scare people. People need something to look forward to and if you look at the numbers, we’re doing well right now."
 

kom526

They call me ... Sarcasmo
We are still 50% at our church which really sucks because to achieve 50% we had every other pew roped off. Now that we have more people getting vaccinated and feeling more at ease, we are reaching true 50% capacity. What that really means is we are sitting shoulder to shoulder with people outside of our "family units" and those pews are getting filled to capacity. I believe the Archdiocese of Washington is still abiding by DC rules (no dancing at weddings is one) and applying those rules to all of the the churches under ADW purview.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Biden’s Pandemic Coordinator: CDC Will ‘Allow’ Vaccinated People ‘More Privileges’ To Take Off Mask

Zients responded by saying that everyone is tired of wearing a mask because they are “a pain” and added that the Biden administration would eventually give people some of their “privileges” back if they get vaccinated.

“And the light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter. Let’s keep up our guard. Let’s follow the CDC guidance,” Zients said. “And the CDC guidance across time will allow vaccinated people more and more privileges to take off that mask.”


 

Hijinx

Well-Known Member
I like that "Will Allow" like its something that Biden in his charitable way is allowing us to do.
It's time for the fight for freedom from masks.

A President is not some all seeing soothsayer in charge of our freedoms.
This 2 week mask thing has gone on for a year. Time to stop the bS.
 

GURPS

INGSOC
PREMO Member
Washington, D.C., Mayor Announces Most COVID-19 Capacity Restrictions Will Be Lifted On May 21 And People Can Dance Again

Bowser said Monday morning the restrictions will be lifted because “We are seeing dramatic improvements in our health metrics” in the District. NBC Washington reported that beginning on May 21, capacity restrictions will be lifted for:
  • Restaurants
  • Weddings and special events
  • Business meetings and seated conventions
  • Places of worship
  • Non-essential retail
  • Personal services
  • Private at-home gatherings
  • Libraries, museums and galleries
  • Recreation centers
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Pools
  • Office space
  • Schools
  • Child care
 

TPD

the poor dad
5pm on Friday's seem to be the magic day/time.
That’s what I have noticed the last couple of months. I guess the Wuhan works hard during the week and on Friday at 5 PM like the rest of us it just takes off on vacation
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
That’s what I have noticed the last couple of months. I guess the Wuhan works hard during the week and on Friday at 5 PM like the rest of us it just takes off on vacation
Its 5 o'clock somewhere.
 
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