It is now politically correct to claim that to error on the side of caution is in the interest of the public. People buy into this nonsense. All situations should be looked upon logically. The problem with that is that in today’s political environment logically to the Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) means anything that will destroy our freedom and liberty, our Constitution, and especially Donald Trump is logical. Yes, even if we close our nation and place our economy in a deep recession which places our national security in danger as well. But never forget these America haters truly believe in their age-old axiom, “The ends always justify the means.”
States and cities have literally closed. Commie Newsom announced that California schools might be closed for the rest of the year. Businesses have been closed by the dictatorial left, even though they have no legal right to do so. Some mayors have declared that guns and ammunition can not be sold. The Marxist/Progressives (Democrats) are declaring that assembly, free movement, and implementation of controls such as their healthcare and green new deal are the only solution. The saddest part is that the American public, even Freedom Loving Americans, are buying into this nonsense and adhering to this politically correct dictum that to error on the side of caution is best. Would you amputate your arm because you had a hangnail that an “expert” told you could kill you? Of course, not because you would look at the evidence and tell them they are nuts. Yet, we the public have opted for amputation over a hang nail.
This so-called horrible virus began in Wuhan, China, despite what the Chinese and the left-wing press are claiming today. Wuhan is a city of between 6 o 7 million people. China has a population of 1.44 billion people. Nearly four months after the first cases of COVID-19 were discovered in Wuhan, the Chinese city has reported just one new case for the second day straight. Wuhan and the surrounding Hubai providence confirmed only one new case of the new coronavirus Monday and Tuesday, China's National Health Commission reported. Overall, the Chinese mainland has reported 80,894 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 3,237 deaths, but since, the number of new cases has dwindled, and more than 65,000 people recovered from the virus. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released data from the second week of the 2020 influenza season. The FluView report, which includes data for the week ending January 11, 2020, indicates that influenza activity remains high, but severity is not considered high at this point in the season.
Nevertheless, the world is closed. In the meantime, we have numbers from the flu this year and not one news story, not one school closed, not one meeting canceled, not one business closed, if fact life goes on as normal.
At this point in the season, CDC estimates indicate that there have been 13 million influenza illnesses, 120,000 hospitalizations, and 6600 flu-related deaths, reported in the middle of January.
The CDC notes that the number of respiratory specimens that tested positive for the flu at clinical laboratories decreased over the past week from 23.6% to 22.9%. Visits to clinicians for influenza-like illness also decreased from 5.7% last week to 4.7% this week; however, activity for all US regions remain above baseline. In fact, 34 jurisdictions are experiencing high influenza-like illness activity.
The percentage of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza also increased from 6.0% to 6.9%, but remains below the epidemic threshold
According to the report, the overall rate of influenza-associated hospitalization increased to 1.9 per 100,000. The highest rate of hospitalization has been observed among adults aged ≥65 (47.6 per 100,000 population), followed by children aged 0-4 years (34.4 per 100,000 population) and adults aged 50-64 years (23.2 per 100,000 population). This report was as of the middle of January. The number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths could only have increased since them. Yet, NOTHING.
So when we who naturally question anything that has to do with government using anything to gain more and more control over our lives, the naturally cynical, do you realize why we say, no I will not amputate my arm because I have a hangnail. I understand the hangnail will be an inconvenience for a short time but once my arm is gone, I can never get it back. Once our liberties our gone, once we have surrendered more of our sovereignty, we can never get them back.
The politically correct statement that it is better to error on the side of caution is just another way of telling us that “the ends always justify the means.”
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