Where’s My Lockdown, Newsom?

 

According to USA Today (and the science, which never lies), COVID has killed more people in 2021 than in 2020. Despite this, Dr. Anthony Fauci says that we can have Thanksgiving this year if everyone is vaccinated (despite evidence that shows waning immunity).

If more people are dying, not less, and immunity is waning …

Why aren’t we locked down again, Mr. Newsom? Why isn’t there another emergency declaration, Mr. Newsom?

One can search “number of emergency orders Newsom,” but no one appears to have a website keeping a running tally. I find this odd, and if I were more technologically inclined, I’d create one. But from the top of my memory and search results we have declarations of:

-Emergency over drought.

-Emergency over COVID.

-Emergency over fires.

-Emergency over oil spill.

-Emergency over wind (that happened six months prior).

-Emergency over winter storms.

Gov. Gavin Newsom hasn’t met an emergency he didn’t like. After expanding his powers yet again through March 2022, I find it odd that he hasn’t decided to lock the state down again. COVID is surging! Why aren’t we locking everything down, Mr. Newsom?

I suppose this is because last time, he got a recall challenge? I suppose this is because this time, a Democrat is president? I suppose it is because this time, inflation is surging, the money is running out, and people are unlikely to support another full lockdown given their acquiescence to government dictates?

I guess it’s interesting what two years and a changed presidency can do for emergencies.

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  1. BDB Coolidge
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    Don’t be silly.  For Democrats, the money never runs out.

    But yes, it’s a cogent point you raise here.

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  2. RightAngles Member
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  3. Old Bathos Moderator
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    Before, we were supposed to believe that this stuff was supposed to work. Now that we know this is completely useless, what better way to prove our loyalty to The Party of Science than to impose useless rituals, costs and fetishes on ourselves and thus symbolically separate ourselves from the MAGA trogs? No more selfish notions of protecting ourselves in some immeasurably small way but pure, futile gestures to affirm one’s membership in the demographic that respects The Science.

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  4. Juliana Member
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    He may have realized that no one is buying what he is selling anymore. Today I was talking with a dyed-in-the-wool liberal. He was concerned about the possibility of vaccine mandates. He has been vaccinated, has had one booster, but doesn’t think another one is necessary and is not interested in getting it. However, he is worried about the changing definition of ‘fully vaccinated’ and wondering if being fully vaccinated will ever happen. Even he is ‘over’ Covid. 

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  5. Stad Coolidge
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    TheRightNurse:

    If more people are dying, not less, and immunity is waning…

    Why aren’t we locked down again, Mr. Newsom?  Why isn’t there another Emergency Declaration, Mr. Newsom?

    Shhhhhh!  Don’t give him and other Dem governors any ideas . . .

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  6. TheRightNurse Member
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    Stad (View Comment):

    TheRightNurse:

    If more people are dying, not less, and immunity is waning…

    Why aren’t we locked down again, Mr. Newsom? Why isn’t there another Emergency Declaration, Mr. Newsom?

    Shhhhhh! Don’t give him and other Dem governors any ideas . . .

    Oh, don’t worry.  They already have them.

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