A New York law has amended executive emergency powers to essentially allow Governor Andrew Cuomo to take “temporary” dictatorial powers to prevent the coronavirus epidemic.
Asm. Félix W. Ortiz of Brooklyn introduced Assembly Bill 9953 to amend the term “disaster” in the Executive Law to encompass “disease outbreak” and “impending or urgent” disaster preparedness and response. This has been pushed over fears of the coronavirus outbreak.
The legislative summary for A.9953 reads as follows: “Under current Executive Law, the Governor has the ability to suspend provisions of any statute during a disaster. These suspensions may not last longer than 30 days and may be terminated by a concurrent resolution of the Legislature. This bill adds the ability of the Governor to issue any directive or suspend any statute during a declared state of disaster.”
In addition to drastically expanding executive power, the legislation would also grant Cuomo the ability to spend $40 million to combat the coronavirus. Cuomo signed A.9953 into law on Tuesday, expanding his own power substantially.
Cuomo announced on Tuesday that there have been two confirmed cases of coronavirus in his state.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 3, 2020
Meanwhile, Democrats continue to gin up fear regarding the spread of the illness and are even attempting to blame its spread on President Trump.
“The coronavirus has already arrived here in America, and make no mistake: The incompetence in the White House is endangering lives and hurting our economy,” former New York City Mayor and Democrat presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg said.
“He’s just discovering two months later, ‘Whoa, this could hurt my reelection attempts,’ ” billionaire oligarch and failed Democrat presidential candidate Tom Steyer said. “That’s how superficial a man he really is. He is incompetent. This is his Katrina event, where it’s like ‘Whoa, I have to do a job?’ Who knew?”
President Trump has struck back against the partisan attacks from Democrats regarding the coronavirus.
“Washington Democrats are trying to politicize the coronavirus, denigrating the noble work of our public health professionals, but honestly not so much anymore,” Trump said during a rally in Charlotte, N.C. “Everyone appreciates these are the greatest professionals in the world at what they do. We’re actually helping a lot of other countries.”
“The political attacks from some of the Democrats really must stop. We’ve really got to work together on this one to safeguard our people,” Trump added.
However, the Democrats will not hesitate to use a public health crisis to gain control, and the brazen power-grab in the New York legislature – which could give Gov. Cuomo absolute power – is evidence of that.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Refuses to Implement Widespread Mask Mandates and Bar Closures Over Newest COVID-19 Panic
Another Republican governor with courage.
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds (R) is refusing to implement Draconian mask mandates and bar closures despite recent reports that cases are surging throughout the state.
According to a report in The Guardian, cases of COVID-19 are spiking throughout Iowa. Ames and Iowa City, two college towns, are reportedly being hit hard due to young people refusing to live their lives in fear.
“Community transmission continues to be high in rural and urban counties across Iowa, with increasing transmission in the major university towns,” a fear-mongering report from the White House coronavirus task force warned. “Mask mandates across the state must be in place to decrease transmission.”
Reynolds thus far is not bucking to political pressure that would lock down the state, crippling small businesses and making a mockery of the Bill of Rights and Constitution. She has only closed bars in six counties throughout the state while just “strongly encouraging” people to wear masks, arguing that they are “not a silver bullet.”
“I still believe it’s up to the governors in the various states to make those decisions,” Reynolds said in her refusal to let the feds usurp her authority.
Reynolds believes that it is “social activity among young adults” that is causing the virus to spread more quickly. Young people are the least likely to die from COVID-19, with new figures released by the CDC indicating that the vast majority of people who died from the virus had serious comorbidities. The facts, however, are not stopping the fear cultists from arguing for another shutdown.
“Our numbers are clearly terrifying,” said University of Iowa associate professor Naomi Greyser to CNN. “They’re really scary and my students are scared.” Greyser and other academics hope to get paid by the taxpayer for not doing their jobs this school year because of COVID-19.
Republican U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa is casting doubt on the numbers that are being reported by medical professionals.
“These healthcare providers and others are reimbursed at a higher rate if Covid is tied to it, so what do you think they’re doing?” Ernst said.
Although the Iowa Medical Society called Ernst’s comments “incredibly disappointing,” there have been many reports of case numbers being exaggerated or falsified throughout the country, as Big League Politics has noted:
Many states are inflating their reports of COVID-19 cases by counting positive antibody tests among those who have the illness, according to a report from Nicole Saphier, M.D…
This has reportedly resulted in people being counted twice due to testing positive for COVID-19 and then testing positive for having antibodies.
Making the situation even more of a cluster, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have claimed that antibody tests are wrong at least half of the time.
“Serologic test results should not be used to make decisions about grouping persons residing in or being admitted to congregate settings, such as schools, dormitories, or correctional facilities,” the CDC wrote in their guidelines.
“Serologic test results should not be used to make decisions about returning persons to the workplace,” they continued.
“In most of the country, including areas that have been heavily impacted, the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibody is expected to be low, ranging from less than 5% to 25%, so that testing at this point might result in relatively more false positive results and fewer false-negative results,” the CDC determined.
The Republicans of Iowa are showing the backbone that is needed to prevented America from permanently losing all of her liberties due to COVID-19 mass hysteria.
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