Public health experts are overwhelmed by the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in the state of New York, perplexed as to why the situation in the Empire State is seemingly so much worse than the rest of the country.
“Part of it is the spread that may have happened on metal surfaces, like in the subway and people that were in the subway,” speculated Dr. Deborah Birx, who is leading the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the dangerous rhetoric of Democrat politicians before the crisis – more concerned about protecting Chinese feelings from virus-inspired “racism” than anything else – may have been a significant factor in exacerbating the needless spread of coronavirus in New York.
Democrats in New York City rallied behind the city’s Chinese community and urged them to have their annual Chinese New Year celebration earlier this year. When New Yorkers should have been practicing social distancing, they were instead encouraged to cluster closely together with possible carriers of the virus by Democrat politicians.
New York City Health Commissioner Oxiris Barbot urged New Yorkers to celebrate the Chinese new year in Chinatown, urging city residents to ignore “misinformation” about coronavirus in order to attend. This was from Feb. 9, when coronavirus was already a global pandemic killing thousands:
Today our city is celebrating the #LunarNewYear parade in Chinatown, a beautiful cultural tradition with a rich history in our city. I want to remind everyone to enjoy the parade and not change any plans due to misinformation spreading about #coronavirus. https://t.co/bwCnIb7j8H
— Commissioner Oxiris Barbot (@NYCHealthCommr) February 9, 2020
“We have no confirmed cases in New York and we want people to know Chinatown is open and as vibrant as ever,” New York state Senator Brian Kavanagh said in February. The Democrat politician would go on to eat those words.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told the public to essentially ignore the public health crisis on Mar. 2, when there were already deaths reported in the city due to coronavirus.
Since I’m encouraging New Yorkers to go on with your lives + get out on the town despite Coronavirus, I thought I would offer some suggestions. Here’s the first: thru Thurs 3/5 go see “The Traitor” @FilmLinc. If “The Wire” was a true story + set in Italy, it would be this film.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) March 3, 2020
Democrat officials in New York are still more concerned about fighting racism than they are protecting the public from coronavirus. New York Attorney General Letitia James created a hotline this week that snowflakes can call to report their hurt feelings during the coronavirus pandemic.
“No one should live in fear for their life because of who they are, what they look like, or where they come from,” James said. “I encourage all victims of discriminatory actions stemming from this pandemic to contact my office. We will continue to work with local law enforcement to combat hate in all its insidious forms.”
During a time in which violent criminals are being let out on the streets due to lack of law enforcement resources, the state of New York devotes precious time and energy toward policing “racist” wrong-think during an unprecedented pandemic. The fruits of diversity and multiculturalism are on full display in virus-ravaged New York.
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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