Nancy Pelosi and Dr. Anthonty Fauci are aligned. They both say we must keep the economy shut down for a much longer period of time, but they aren’t telling Americans the entire truth. Meanwhile, the Democrats once again blocked a vital piece of legislation to aid small businesses that pay many American workers. The economy is already teetering on a point of no return. Don’t miss this.
Nancy Pelosi wants to keep the economic shutdown going. On Thursday, she appeared on CNBC where she was almost giddy about the prospect of another Great Depression.
“We could have another Great Depression because so many people are out of work, and that’s why we have to get the system really energized and working,” Pelosi said in the interview. “Let’s get out those unemployment checks. Let’s get out those direct payments. Let’s get these loans freed up.”
How about “let’s get back to work and stop another Great Depression?”
At the same time, the Senate Democrats blocked the aid package to small businesses. The Republican bill would have put $250 billion more into a loan program for small businesses that pay many, many American workers.
Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci is also saying we must keep the country in lockdown because “it’s working.”
“At the same time, as we’re seeing an increase in deaths, we’re seeing a rather dramatic decrease in the need for hospitalizations,” Fauci said.
But Fauci said that the social distancing guidelines should remain in place. “That means that what we are doing is working, and therefore it means we need to continue to do it,” he added.
The models the medical experts had offered as evidence that the COVID-19 crisis would claim millions of Americans was wrong. However, they keep telling us it was not wrong because we instituted “social distancing.”
What most people don’t know is the expert’s model already had “social distancing” baked into the data.
At the beginning of this crisis, Fauci and his team said the number of potential dead Americans was 2.2 million. Then, after about 12 days that number went down to 240,000 to 100,000. Now, as of April 9, the new number is 60,000.
They claim the adjusting numbers are due to social distancing. That may turn out to be the most costly lie ever told in American history.
“There is no shortage of government spin, regurgitated by media commentators, assuring us that the drastic reductions in the projections over just a few days powerfully illustrate how well social distancing and the substantial shuttering of the economy is working. That’s nonsense.” Andy McCarthy writes via National Review.
As Alex Berenson points out on Twitter, with an accompanying screenshot data updated by IHME model on April 1, the original April 2 model explicitly “assum[ed] full social distancing through May 2020.”
“The model on which the government is relying is simply unreliable. It is not that social distancing has changed the equation; it is that the equation’s fundamental assumptions are so dead wrong, they cannot remain reasonably stable for just 72 hours,” McCarthy adds.
And mind you, when we observe that the government is relying on the models, we mean reliance for the purpose of making policy, including the policy of completely closing down American businesses and attempting to confine people to their homes because, it is said, no lesser measures will do.
According to the Associated Press, new numbers show that a staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks.
That translates into one out of every 10 Americans lost their job over the last three weeks. Can you imagine if we keep listening to the Democrats and Fauci?
To compare, the CDC estimates that 61,000 people died from the flu in the extraordinarily bad 2017–2018 period.
Another anomaly is the state of California. The California coronavirus crisis had not materialized. By most accounts, San Francisco, which has the biggest population of Chinese nationals, should have been the epicenter of the virus, not New York City.
Well, guess what? It looks like California had a slew of COVID-19 at the end of last year. As of this moment, California’s cumulative fatalities attributed to coronavirus are somewhere over 500 deaths, in a state of 40 million. New York state deaths due to COVID-19 are at 6,200 with a population of 20 million.
“Forty-million-person California, in normal times — that is, until around or shortly after February 1, 2020 — hosts dozens of daily direct flights from China in general to San Diego, SFO, LAX, and San Jose, and in particular, since 2014, several weekly nonstop flights from Wuhan,” Victor Davis Hanson writes via National Review.
So, California should have seen the biggest number of deaths in America.
“One less-mentioned hypothesis is that California, as a front-line state, may have rather rapidly developed a greater level of herd immunity than other states, given that hints, anecdotes, and some official indications from both China and Italy that, again, the virus may well have been spreading abroad far earlier than the first recorded case in the U.S. —and likely from the coasts inward,” he adds.
What’s herd immunity?
“If the virus keeps spreading, eventually so many people will have been infected and (if they survive) become immune that the outbreak will fizzle out on its own as the germ finds it harder and harder to find a susceptible host. This phenomenon is known as herd immunity,” MIT Technology Review reports.
Sweden, with a population of 10 million did not shut down its country and is using herd immunity to stop the coronavirus. Sweden’s COVID deaths so far are a mere 800 souls. While every death is a tragedy, Sweden’s economy is humming along.
Well, guess who is against herd immunity? That’s right, Dr. Anthony Fauci.
While we can’t be certain herd immunity is responsible for the low numbers in California, it sure is one likely explanation. And the hard truth is we cannot stay indoors for 18 months waiting for a vaccine. We will have to re-open our society.
With this crisis becoming more and more politicized, and with our country on the line economically, it’s time we take another approach. We are Americans. We don’t cower in our homes waiting for the boogeyman to pass us over. We go out to face the boogeyman and kill him.