Cut Walz some slack. There was really nothing he could have done.Oh geez, that's not what I thought, and you might as well kiss your freedoms goodbye, Minnesotans!
We (Minnesota) will set up a totally inadequate Covid tracking system, and then as long as Covid cases exceed that capabiity of our inadequate tracking system to keep up with it, we will declare more lockdowns.
This is so bad, that in one's most devious nightmare, one would be hard-pressed to conjure up this sch^t.
Yep, you cannot wait this thing out. You have to live life, and let it run it's course. Protect the elderly. Develop herd immunity.
He could have been honest and he could have chosen to treat the state's citizens like adults. He didn't protect the elderly and that wasn't rocket science to figure out. There were posters on the GH who had that figured out in March and April. Walz is still in the top down, one size fits all mode. The disease is going to exact the pain either way. Better to protect the old and get to work.Cut Walz some slack. There was really nothing he could have done.
He took it more seriously than Biden. He took action against China in January when Biden called it xenophobia. He got the CDC off of it's fanny and got the public sector involved in testing and vaccine research and he held daily pressers to update. He followed Fauci to the T. Biden would have been slower to react (as we can see from history) but he would have come around to the exact same thing but perhaps without as much help from the public sector as fast as Trump got it.All he had to do was take it seriously and be consistent. He did neither and looked like a fool because of it....
The bar was really not set that high...
Got to hand it to the media. They are relentless. This was the headline of a Yahoo Sports article:
Fan who attended Texans-Chiefs NFL opener tests positive for COVID-19
Did they think that attending an NFL game would give all attendees immunity?
You know the headline ‘Trump supporter who attended Trump rally tests positive for CV‘ can’t be far behind.
We will never see ‘Biden supporter who social distanced and wore a mask tests positive for CV’ even though it happens everyday.
People just aren't afraid that they'll be one of the unlucky few to end up in the hospital, and potentially worse, if they get infected.Into the maelstrom. Representatives at the WHO have come out against lockdowns except in extreme cases. The narrative is starting to shift.
As Virus Surges in Europe, Resistance to New Restrictions Also Grows
In perhaps the most telling indication that people are either confused or done listening to guidance, cases continue to explode, including in places where new measures have already been promulgated.
Portugal ordered new restrictions last month, but on Thursday recorded more than 1,000 daily infections for the first time since April. In the northern England, where new rules have come and gone and come again, the most tangible result has been sowing confusion, not slowing contagion. Officials are now warning that hospitals could face a greater flood of patients than at the height of the pandemic in April.
The World Health Organization on Thursday announced a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases. Europe, as a region, is now reporting more cases than India, Brazil or the United States.
The pitfall of imposing stricter new measures has already been witnessed in Israel, the only country to order a second nationwide lockdown. It has led to chaos and rampant protests.
It’s not denial, it’s acceptance of the reality of the situation, human psychology, knock on effects of lockdowns. Who is in denial here?People just aren't afraid that they'll be one of the unlucky few to end up in the hospital, and potentially worse, if they get infected.
They want to pretend that there isn't a global pandemic, that kills non-elderly, healthy people.
Each percentage point is a big deal. Clearly economies are intertwined. Economic activity will regain most of that dip in Q3 but the rate of recovery is subject to factors that cannot be fully predicted - including state, county, municipal lockdowns - which do have predictable effects without having any proven meaningful long term effect on viral spread. Also, the wiping out of hundreds of thousands of small businesses in favor of consolidation/big business is not a positive thing in my view.
I’m not a Trumpist, take the threat seriously, wear a mask. Countries are moving away from lockdowns, one by one, as reality sets in.Really Trumpists are generally stupid, gullible and easily led, which is why so many refuse to wear masks or take the viral threat seriously.
I thought only the US was going the wrong way because of Trump?