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‘New York Post’ Fed Up: End New York City’s Lockdown Now!

Looks like even the ‘New York Post’ is sick and tired of the destruction wrought by the liberal’s coronavirus lockdowns.

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Looks like even the New York Post is sick and tired of the destruction wrought by the liberal’s coronavirus lockdowns.

In an editorial posted on Thursday, David Marcus called for an end to the destructive lockdowns that have been decimating New York’s economy.

Marcus started his oped with the story of a food line that recently formed in the Big Apple.

“Last Friday morning,” Marcus wrote, “some 3,500 New Yorkers lined up at a Catholic church in Queens to receive free food hours before it even opened, ­according to the New York Police Department. Catholic Charities has reported a 200 percent increase in demand over the past month and a half.”

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“By prolonging the coronavirus shutdown long after its core mission was accomplished, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio have plunged tens of thousands of New Yorkers into poverty,” Marcus added.

“It needs to end. Now,” he said.

Indeed. Just think about this.

New York has bread lines again just like they did during the Great Depression!

One of the most prosperous cities in the world has been reduced to bead lines. Over a bad flu.

Marcus continued:

In mid-March, we were told we have to endure a lockdown to ensure that hospitals didn’t get overrun. We did. The hospitals were not overwhelmed. We turned the Javits Center into a hospital. We didn’t need it. We brought in a giant Navy ship to treat New Yorkers. We didn’t need it.

We were told we were moments away from running out of ventilators. We weren’t, and now the United States has built so many, we are giving them away to other countries.

Marcus adds that the streets of the Big Apple are empty. Where there was once the bustle of commerce, now it is a ghost town.

“For two months, we have waited for Cuomo and de Blasio to tell us how this ends,” Marcus added. “Where is ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg with his alleged army of tracers that the governor told us was the key to reopening? And why did he hand that responsibility over to Bloomberg, whom ­nobody elected anyway?”

Marcus then pointed out that the states that have opened their economies have not suffered the massive number of deaths that the liberals prophesied.

But in New York, the “leaders” have failed their voters.

So, Marcus has a suggestion. The people need to take back their freedom.

“We did what we were asked. We flattened the freakin’ curve. There is no longer any reasonable justification for the government to deprive us of our livelihoods. And our rights aren’t the government’s to grant or take away. They belong to us — the free grant of nature and the God of nature. We’re Americans. More than that: New Yorkers, goddammit,” he concluded.

Marcus is right. It is time for America to take their lives back from these fascist politicians.

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Man Who Created Coronavirus Lockdowns Now Admits They Were Useless

The British scientist who invented the society-wide lockdowns now admits that the whole thing was meaningless.

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The British scientist whose alarming predictions of coronavirus deaths and who invented the society-wide lockdowns now admits that the whole thing was meaningless.

Imperial College London scientist Neil Ferguson made the frightening predictions that millions would die from the virus in the U.S., but now that only 100,000 have died, he is admitting that the hysterical lockdowns might have been a bit over wrought.

Most of the world’s nations locked their people down, emptying schools and devastating businesses, all in fear that person-to-person contact would kill millions if they didn’t enforce this mythic “social distancing” policy.

But one country pointedly refused to lockdown. Sweden was one of the only western countries to ignore the lockdown policy. They left their economy purring along as normal and kept schools and universities running as normal.

Surprisingly, Sweden did not have the massive numbers of deaths despite the alarmism fostered by statisticians and so-called virologists such as Ferguson.

Recently Furgeson was asked about Sweden’s numbers, and he sheepishly admitted that it isn’t nearly as bad there as he claimed it would be.

“It is interesting that adopting a policy which is short of a full lockdown – they have closed secondary schools and universities and there is a significant amount of social distancing, but it’s not a full lockdown – they have got quite a long way to the same effect,” Ferguson said of Sweden.

Per the Blaze:

Ferguson was asked to explain why there had been far fewer deaths from the coronavirus in Sweden than he had predicted. Sweden has seen more than 40,800 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and over 4,500 deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins University study.

“I think it’s an interesting question. It’s clear there have been significant social distancing in Sweden. Our best estimate is that that has led to a reduction in the reproduction number,” he explained, according to the Daily Wire.

“It’s clear that when you look at their mortality, they are not seeing the rate of decline most European countries are seeing,” Fergeson admitted.

So, we destroyed our economy for nothing.

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Suddenly Dr. Fauci Says ‘Second Wave’ of Coronavirus May Never Come, Masks Only ‘Symbolic’

Dr., Anthony Fauci, is suddenly saying mask wearing is “symbolic” and the so-called “second wave” of COVID-19 may never come.

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The left’s favorite coronavirus Dr., Anthony Fauci, is suddenly saying that mask wearing is “symbolic” and the so-called “second wave” of COVID-19 infections may never come.

Fauci has been sonorously warning about a “second wave” of COVID-19 for months, but now he is suddenly saying that there may never be such a thing.

Fauci and his cohorts have been warning about this second wave since the lockdowns began, but in a recent interview with CNN, he did a big flip flop on it.

“We often talk about the possibility of a second wave, or of an outbreak when you’re reopening,” Fauci exclaimed. “We don’t have to accept that as an inevitability.”

“Particularly,” he added, “when people start thinking about the fall. I want people to really appreciate that, it could happen, but it is not inevitable.”

But this isn’t what he said last month when he told MSNBC, “It’s inevitable that the coronavirus will return next season. … When it does, how we handle it, will determine our fate.”

Fauci has also admitted that mask-wearing is essentially meaningless.

The left’s favorite Dr. admitted that the masks are not 100 percent effective but added that they should be worn to “show respect” to other people.

He said he will continue to wear one in public.

“I want to protect myself and protect others [by mask-wearing], and also because I want to make it be a symbol for people to see that that’s the kind of thing you should be doing,” Fauci insisted.

This guy contradicts himself more than a teenaged girl.

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Chicago Doctors Shocked by How Sick Non-COVID-19 Patients have Become During Lockdown

Now that non-coronavirus patients are returning to Chicago hospitals, doctors are shocked that they are coming in so very sick.

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Now that non-coronavirus patients are returning to Chicago hospitals, doctors are shocked that patients who have not been under care for months are coming in very sick.

Imagine that, huh?

According to MSN, doctors in Chicago have found chronic patients with badly maintained medical conditions. Patients are suffering asthma, mental health, kidney failure, heat problems, and far more.

Per MSN:

“The ones that worry me the most are the patients that say I’ve been meaning to go to the doctor, but I couldn’t get in. And now they show up, and instead of anginal chest pain, they’re having an acute heart attack and injuring the heart,” said Dr. Mark Cichon, director of emergency medical services at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

After a lull in emergency room visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, doctors at four Chicago emergency rooms told the Tribune they have seen an increase in non-COVID-19 patients in the past few weeks, along with signs that some patients are suffering because of pandemic-related delays in care.

“(Patients) are having bad health outcomes because of untimely care. It’s terrible, and it’s frightening to see that,” said Dr. Mark Rosenberg.

With patents unable to see doctors and make hospital appointments because the state shut down non COVID-19 healthcare, what does one expect?

But there is a second reason patients have delayed care.

The media had them terrified so much that they did not go to doctors to get care. Many were afraid of catching the coronavirus. So, they delayed their care.

In any case, doctors are warning patients to get the care they need, especially since the coronavirus is starting to slow down.

Still, it is all proof once again that the lockdowns are worse than the coronavirus.

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CDC Accidentally Admits that COVID-19 Not as Lethal as They Claimed

Well, it now looks like the CDC is finally admitting this the coronavirus really isn’t as bad as they had claimed.

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Remember how the CDC was telling us all that the coronavirus was extremely lethal and contagious? Well, looks like the CDC is now admitting this it really isn’t as bad as they thought.

Liberal politicians have been using the CDC proclamations as the gospel upon which to base their draconian lockdown policies. The main claim has always been that the coronavirus is many times worse than the flu and that dramatic steps needed to be taken to stop it.

But, lately the CDC has been retracting its previous wild pronouncements and pulling back from the original alarming claims.

Jordan Schachtel recently summed up the CDC newest claims:

Here’s what CDC report admitted w/out saying it:
-Lockdowns did nothing. 10s of MMs infected anyway.
-US COVID epidemic was bad flu season, exacerbated by nursing home fiasco.
-Not nearly as lethal or harmful as advertised.
-Models wrong
-No interventions did anything productive.

Even the left’s current favorite governor, New Yorker Andrew Cuomo, has finally admitted that all the scary claims were wrong.

Per Just News:

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has over the last several months overseen the worst coronavirus outbreak in the United States, is acknowledging that earlier projections and predictions about the disease’s behavior have been “all wrong,” declaring himself “out of the guessing business” with respect to the ongoing pandemic.

The Democratic governor’s admission Monday came as models that have driven the lockdowns – many of which incorrectly predicted sky-high hospitalization rates and overwhelmed healthcare systems – have faced criticism that they may have significantly overstated the danger of the pandemic. Those projections have in part led led to government policies that shuttered large parts of the U.S. economy and resulted in record rates of unemployment.

So, now, after scaring his constituents to death with his alarmism, now he is just waving it all off as “just a mistake.”

It ain’t his fault, you see?

Is it ever a Democrat’s fault?

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Andrew Cuomo Signs Executive Order Regarding Masks, Unnerving Some Citizens

Business owners have rights too.

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New York State has been the focal point of America’s experience when it comes to the global coronavirus pandemic, and rightly so:  The Big Apple was, and maybe still is, the national epicenter of the illness on account of its incredible population density and the fact that this is the city that never sleeps.

This focus on the Empire State has also meant that Governor Andrew Cuomo has been under increased scrutiny in recent weeks, as he struggles to balance the needs and concerns of The Big Apple with the rest of his much more sparsely-populated state.

His latest actions certainly won’t quell the fervor, either.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday he will sign an executive order allowing private businesses to deny entry to customers who are not wearing face coverings.

“We made them mandatory in public settings, public transportation etc., but when we’re talking about reopening stores and places of business, we’re giving the store owners the right to say, ‘If you’re not wearing a mask, you can’t come in,’” Cuomo said during his daily press briefing.

Store owners have a right to protect themselves and other patrons, he said.

He would go on to further tout the order…

“The masks work, they work,” he said. “And we have to culturalize the masks, we have to customize the masks for New York, to get New Yorkers to wear them.”

Of course, business owners have always reserved the right to refuse service to anyone, at anytime, thanks to the freedoms inherent here in the United States.  This move by Cuomo is merely an emboldening of that ethos.

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Oregon Judge Slaps Down Governor’s Coronavirus Restrictions

Baker County Judge Matthew Shirtcliff recently slapped down Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

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Baker County Judge Matthew Shirtcliff recently slapped down Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s coronavirus stay-at-home orders.

The judge also refused to vacate his order despite pressure from the state Supreme Court.

On Saturday, the Oregon Supreme Court issued a writ of mandamus telling Judge Shirtcliff that he had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to either vacate his injunction or explain why it should remain in place.

According to KATU:

Since Shirtcliff chose to stand by his original ruling, the state must file a brief with the Oregon Supreme Court by Thursday, May 28 and the plaintiffs must file briefs by Tuesday, June 2.

Shirtcliff’s decision tossed out Brown’s restrictions on Monday, May 18. He said she didn’t seek the Legislature’s approval to extend the stay-at-home orders past a 28-day limit. His decision came as a result of a lawsuit brought to him by 10 churches and other plaintiffs that felt Brown’s executive order from March 8 that restricted Oregon residents’ activities was invalid or had expired.

The courts are still tussling over Judge Shirtcliff’s order, but he made it in response to a group of Oregon churches that balked at Gov. Brown’s decision to summarily eliminated their First Amendment rights and shutter their houses of worship.

Kevin Mannix, an attorney for Common Sense Oregon, helped file the lawsuit on behalf of the churches.

In a statement Mannix said:

“I am pleased that Judge Shirtcliff chose to stand by his original decision, which I firmly believe is strongly supported by proper analysis of the statutes. We will now have the opportunity to fully engage with the Governor’s representatives in front of the Supreme Court. We will make the case that the rule of law in Oregon allows continued standard regulation of public health matters, but it does not allow the Governor extraordinary powers to close down businesses and churches, beyond 28 days from the original declaration of a public health emergency,”

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Watch MSM Journalist Ask Kayleigh McEnany Truly Insane Question

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An MSM journalist asked Kayleigh McEnany a truly insane question: “What is the number of dead Americans that they should tolerate?”

Journalist Asks Kayleigh McEnany a Truly Insane Question

"What is the number of dead Americans that they should tolerate?"

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MS. MCENANY:  Yes.  Yeah, let me — let me get a few people in the back because I want to make sure — equal opportunity question caller.  So, yes.

Q    Kayleigh, we’re about to cross the 100,000 dead American milestone.  What would — what does the White House view as having — by Election Day, what does the White House view as the number of dead Americans, where you can say that we successfully defeated this pandemic?  Is there a number?

MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, you know, every loss of life counts.  We say 100,000, but like the President says, you know, one death is something to be mourned.  These 100,000 individuals have a face.  The President takes this very seriously.  It’s why he lowered the flag to half-staff for three days, to remember these men and women.

I think, you know, Dr. Birx said it best when she said that in their estimates they had anywhere between 1.5 and 2.2 million people in the U.S. succumbing to the virus if we didn’t shut down the economy.  The President made the very hard choice of shutting down the economy, so we avoided that extraordinary number.

Every — one death is too many.  We never want to see a single individual lose their life.  But that being said, to be under, significantly, that high mark shows that the President did everything in his power and helped to make this number as low as humanly possible.

Q    When Americans — when voters go to the polls in November, and they want to judge the President on his response to this pandemic, what is the number of dead Americans that they should tolerate as have — and where they can argue that, yes, he successfully defeated the pandemic?

MS. MCENANY:  I think, you know, you’re asking the wrong question.  The right question is where did —

Q    Well, no, no —

MS. MCENANY:  — where did the data —

Q    — that’s the question I want to ask, Kayleigh.  So please don’t tell me —

MS. MCENANY:  Where did —

Q    — whether I’m asking the right or wrong question.

MS. MCENANY:  And I answered your question once, but if you ask it twice, it doesn’t make it any better of a question.  So I’ll respond in kind.  I’ve given you one answer, and I’ll continue to extrapolate upon that: that he always listened to the science.  The President — when Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx said, “You need to shut down the economy,” that was hard for the President.  You know, in a typical year 120,000 people die of suicide and drug overdose.  That’s in a typical year.

And doctors have said, when you shut down an economy for an extended period of time, that number gets greater.  People don’t show up for their cancer diagnoses.  There are a litany of results when you close down an economy.  But closing down the economy for this amount of time kept us far below the 2.2 million number.

As we start to reopen, we keep in mind the people who are missing their screening appointments, the people who are not — who are succumbing to suicide and drug overdose because of economic hardship.  This President made the right choice.  It was a delicate balance, and he did it exactly as he should, guided by data, and we are far below 2.2 million dead Americans because of the actions of President Trump.

Yamiche.

Q    Hi.  I have — I’m going to read something really quickly.  Timothy Klausutis wrote, quote, “Conspiracy theorists, including most recently the President of the United States, continue to spread their vile and misinformation on the platform, disparaging the memory of my wife.”  Why won’t the President give this widower peace, and stop tweeting about this conspiracy theory involving his wife?  Why won’t — why can’t this widower get peace from the President?

MS. MCENANY:  I’ve already asked and answered this question, and our hearts are —

Q    You did not.  You did not ask and answer this question.

MS. MCENANY:  — our hearts are with — our hearts are with Lori.  And I think I’ll — the onus is on Joe Scarborough to explain —

Q    The onus is on the President.  The widower is talking specifically about the President.

MS. MCENANY:  — his interaction with Don Imus and his laughing on this very matter on Don Imus’s show.

Chanel.

Q    But the widower — the widower —

Q    Hey, Kayleigh.  So, going back to the FISA Courts and the FISA warrants —

Q    Excuse me, the widower is talking specifically about the President.  Are you not going to answer that?

Q    — with regards to ex-CIA chief, John Brennan: How far or how willing are you able to go forward and say that he lied to the FBI or obstructed justice in the process of discussing Russian collusion and the Trump family?

And on that note, we now have new information showing that Obama himself used foreign intelligence to actually request surveillance on the 5th and 26th floor of Trump Towers.  So to what extent was John Brennan behind that?  To what extent can you share with us what you know?

MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, John Brennan, of all of the — I’ll call them bad actors, because indeed they were — of the Obama administration, John Brennan probably has the most to answer, because it was John Brennan who sat before Congress and said the Steele dossier — paid for by Hillary Clinton, paid for by the DNC — that that document played no part of the role in opening the Russia probe, when, in fact, we know it did; when, in fact, we know it was the impetus.  And testified before a FISA Court for its truthfulness to spy on the Trump campaign.

So John Brennan, of all people, probably has more to answer.  So too do Samantha Power and Susan Rice and these individuals who had admitted under oath that they, in fact, spoke to foreign leaders and representatives of foreign leaders during their transition, but yet somehow, during the Trump transition, that was uncalled for; what has been done all throughout history was uncalled for and meriting unmasking and meriting cornering General — Lieutenant General Michael Flynn.

All of these people have really legitimate questions to answer.  I think we’re slowly getting to the bottom of this, but it’s a real travesty and really one of the biggest political scandals in modern history.

Yes.

Q    Thank you, Kayleigh.  It’s about the G7 Summit.  So the area still has a very high number of cases.  Prime Minister Trudeau spoke yesterday with Chancellor Merkel and President Macron.  Is the President still confident of being able to organize the event in, like, three weeks?  It’d be three weeks from now, if we stick to the date.

MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, it’s a really great question and an important one because the G7 — the President wants to see this take place.  As America reopens, as we try to approach a place of normalcy where people go back to work, where people do recreational activities but socially distance while they do it, the President thinks no greater example of reopening in this transition to greatness would be the G7, and G7 happening here and happening probably more towards the end of June.

Robert O’Brien, I believe it was, was asked about this, this weekend.  And Robert O’Brien said that he’s getting a great reception from world leaders who are asked about coming.  We will protect world leaders who come here, just like we protect people in the White House.

So we want to see it happen.  We think it will happen.  And, so far, foreign leaders are very much on board with the idea.

Q    So it will be last week of June and here in D.C. or at Camp David?

MS. MCENANY:  I don’t know if it will be the last week of June, but towards the end of June.  And the goal for it is for it to be here at the White House.

Yes.

Q    Right.  So after the lowering of the flags this past weekend, does the President have any other plans in the works to honor the victims of the virus?  And —

MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, I think he’s — oh, go ahead.

Q    Sorry.  And a larger question is: Does he see his role as mourner-in-chief, in some way, which would be the traditional role of President?

MS. MCENANY:  Yeah, I think he takes that, that responsibility, very seriously.  He said that this is the hardest part of his presidency — going through this pandemic.  He says so many times that he thinks about many of his friends — some of his friends, I should say — who have perished because of this disease.  It’s real to him.  It’s personal to him.  It’s why he says, you know, one death is too many.  And he thinks about it all of the time.

So he does see his role as that — comforting the nation, but reopening the country, giving the country hope at this time as we look forward to going back to work and resuming our lives, although in a new reality with new CDC guidelines.

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