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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.Published in