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The British Government is Surrendering to the Wuhan Flu

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On March 12, 2020, the British government announced that it will be pursuing a strategy of “herd immunity” to fight off the Wuhan flu.

According to ITV, herd immunity is “what happens to a group of people or animals when they develop sufficient antibodies to be resistant to a disease.”

Raheem Kassam, the Editor-in-Chief of The National Pulse, believes that the British government’s herd immunity strategy would “let everyone get infected.”

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He even suggested that President Donald Trump “might wanna rescind that travel exemption.”

Kassam was referring to the Trump administration’s decision to suspend all travel between the U.S. and continental Europe, with the exception of the UK and Ireland.

The British government thinks that it can allow the Wuhan flu to sweep across the entire population so that it can obtain herd immunity, albeit at a slower rate so that those who suffer the most acute symptoms can actually receive the urgent medical care they need. In doing so, the country’s health infrastructure would not be overwhelmed and depleted by the total volume of cases it has to attend to at any given moment.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has effectively capitulated on the issue by stating at a press conference that “I must level with the British public… many more families are going to lose loved ones before their time.”

From here on out, it appears that the UK government is pursuing a strategy of herd immunity to fend off the Wuhan flu, which goes to show that prost-Brexit is off to a rocky start.

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Greg Abbott Signs Executive Order Keeping Violent Criminals from Going Back on the Streets During the Wuhan Crisis

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After the Wuhan Virus was confirmed in several Texas jails in the last week, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order on March 29, 2020 that makes it more difficult for several inmates to be let out on “no-cost, personal recognizance bonds.”

Abbott tweeted, “Today I issued an Executive Order preventing [email protected] of dangerous criminals from prisons & jails. We want to prevent the spread of #COVID19 among prison staff & inmates. But, releasing dangerous criminals in the streets is not the solution. #txlege #coronavirus

Several cases of the Wuhan Virus were discovered in the Dallas County Jail and Harris County Jail last week, two of the state’s largest jails. In addition, a handful of cases were confirmed in state prisons. According to NBC DFW, the virus’ outbreak was “followed by demands to reduce the inmate populations by releasing, immediately and without bond or judicial delay, those held on misdemeanor crimes or awaiting trial on misdemeanor crimes. Some also called for non-violent felons to also be released on no-cost bonds.”

Abbott said Sunday that “releasing dangerous criminals makes the state even less safe” and issued a proclamation to prevent judges, and others, from releasing some inmates without a paid, cash bond.

In his executive order, Abbott declared that a person convicted of a crime that involved or threatened physical violence, or a person arrested for such a crime backed by probable cause, or a person with a criminal history of violent crime, cannot get out of jail on a no-cost personal recognizance bond.

With a PR bond, a defendant is released without having to post any money for his or her bond on the promise they’ll show up to their next court date.

Instead of virtue signaling and buying into the criminal justice reform movement’s desire to foment anarcho-tyranny, Abbott has held his ground by promoting public order.

A crisis like the Wuhan Virus pandemic does not need to be exacerbated by opening up the prison floodgates.

This is one case where American policymakers should use logic not emotion to craft prison policies in times of a pandemic.

Failure to do so will put the U.S. on the road to institutional failure.

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