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NYC Mayor Says Beachgoers Will be ‘Pulled Out of The Water’ if They Ignore Social Distancing Rules

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A cautious reinvigoration is on its way to the United States, as we continue nudge ourselves back in the direction of normalcy on what we hope is the downhill side of this coronavirus pandemic.

In many locales, the transition has been peaceful and well-explained.  Phased guidelines are being rolled out in places such as Georgia and Tennessee, where residents and business owners are told precisely what to expect and when to expect it.

In other areas, however, there is some hysteria as citizens continue to claim that their governments are still overreaching.

Take New York City, for example.

MAYOR Bill de Blasio said anyone who tries to swim at an NYC beach will be removed from the water if they defy his coronavirus rules.

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De Blasio issued the stark warning during his COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, saying the city was getting fencing ready while NYPD and and the Parks Department would monitor the situation.

And what does de Blasio think is going to happen?

“Anyone tries to get in the water, they’ll be taken right out of the water,” the mayor warned reporters on Monday morning.

State beaches in New York, Delaware, Connecticut and New Jersey will reopen ahead of the Memorial Day weekend but NY Governor Cuomo said local officials could keep beaches closed amid COVID-19 fears.

De Blasio would go on to express some bad news about the upcoming holiday as well.

“There’s obviously a huge interest in the beaches and the state of New York has said that different localities can make different choices,” de Blasio said after a weekend of rule-breaking.

“I’ve said before and I’ll say it again: we are not opening our beaches on Memorial Day. It is not safe. It is not the right thing to do in the epicenter of this crisis,” he said.

There is little doubt that any heavy-handed treatment of New York’s beachgoers would be more fodder for the conspiracy theorists who are already screaming “tyranny”.

 

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Federal Judge Rules that Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf’s Coronavirus Policies are Unconstitutional

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A federal judge has dealt Pennsylvania Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf a blow by ruling that his coronavirus policies are unconstitutional.

In his 66-page decision, U.S. District Judge William S. Stickman IV said that Wolf’s policies violated the First Amendment right to freedom of religion, as well as the 14th Amendment.

Thomas W. King III, who represented the plaintiffs in the case, was thrilled by the win. “It’s a complete and total victory for the counties, the businesses and the representatives,” King said, adding, “You can’t order the entire population of Pennsylvania to stay at home.”

President Trump also celebrated the ruling with a tweet reading, “Congratulations Pennsylvania. Now we await the decision on the Rigged Ballot Scam, which is so bad for our Country!”

A spokesperson for the left-wing gov. said that they were disappointed in the decision.

Per TribLive:

The plaintiffs in the case included seven businesses and their owners, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, R-Butler, state Reps. Daryl Metcalfe, Marci Mustello and Tim Bonner, as well as Butler, Fayette, Greene and Washington counties. The businesses included three hair salons, an appliance store, a farm and two drive-in theaters.

The complaint was filed May 7, arguing that the governor’s orders — limiting the size of gatherings, the stay-at-home order and the closure of non-life-sustaining businesses — were unconstitutional.

The judge did not ascribe any ill-will on behalf of the gov., saying that he “believes that defendants undertook their actions in a well-intentioned effort to protect Pennsylvanians from the virus. However, good intentions toward a laudable end are not alone enough to uphold governmental action against a constitutional challenge.”

Judge Stickman added that “even a vigilant public may let down its guard over its constitutional liberties only to find that liberties, once relinquished, are hard to recoup and that restrictions — while expedient in the face of an emergency situation — may persist long after immediate danger has passed.”

“There is no question that this country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort,” Stickman added. “But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.”

Stickman added that the COVID crisis is certainly unprecedented.

“Never before has the government taken a direct action which shuttered so many businesses and sidelined so many employees and rendered their ability to operate, and to work, solely dependent on government discretion,” he said.

“A total shutdown of a business with no end-date and the specter of additional, future shutdowns can cause critical damage to a business’s ability to survive, to an employee’s ability to support him/herself, and adds a government-induced cloud of uncertainty to the usual unpredictability of nature and life,” the judge wrote.

Well, looks like a judge making sense at last.

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Chinese Virologist Confirms that Coronavirus Was Weaponized by Chinese Government

A Chinese virologist who defected to the west has confirmed that the coronavirus was altered by Chinese scientists and purposefully loosed on the world.

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A Chinese virologist who defected to the west has confirmed that the coronavirus was altered by Chinese scientists and purposefully loosed on the world.

Dr. Li-Meng Yan, a former virologist in Chinese-controlled Hong Kong, recently appeared on the British TV show, Loose Women, and spoke about her knowledge of the Chinese Wuhan virus.

Yan claimed that the virus was altered by Chinese scientists and that the claim that the virus mutated in a Chinese wet market is nonsense.

“It comes from the lab— the lab in Wuhan and the lab is controlled by China’s government,” Yan told the show’s hosts.

Yan holds both an MD and a PhD and said she got her information straight from China’s own health services.

The Dr. said that she will soon publish all her information soon. But she added that the evidence is clear just looking at the virus.

“The genome sequence is like our human fingerprint,” Yan said of the evidence. “So, based on this you can identify these things. I use the evidence … to tell people why this has come from the lab in China, why they are the only ones who made it.”

“Everyone, even if you have no biology knowledge, you can read it, and you can check and identify and verify by yourself,” she continued. “This is the critical thing for us to know the origin of the virus. If not, we cannot overcome it — it will be life-threatening for everyone alive.”

Yan has noted that she left Hong Kong because she began to worry that she knew too much and feared being “disappeared” by Chinese authorities.

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Media Lies Again: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Was NOT a ‘COVID Superspreader’

The media proclaimed the 2020 motorcycle event in Sturgis, South Dakota, a “COVID superspreader” since last month. Now we know that the claims are false.

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The media has been proclaiming the 2020 motorcycle event in Sturgis, South Dakota a “COVID superspreader” since it occurred last month. Now we know that the claims are false.

The rally has been held since 1938 and has an 82-year history of annual gatherings (except for 1942 and 1944 when WWII saw strict gasoline rationing). So, the organizers weren’t about to let something as absurd as the coronavirus keep them from meeting.

But since before the event occurred, liberals have been attacking the Sturgis event by calling it a “superspreader” of COVID. And after the rally finished on August 16, the media dredged up the claim that more than half of the 460,000 participants contracted the virus.

Now we know for a fact that this claim is a lie.

The lie was spread by a “study” that was so flawed that no legitimate science outlet would publish it.

Per PJMedia:

In a report titled “IZA DP No. 13670: The Contagion Externality of a Superspreading Event: The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and COVID-19,” claimed that “large crowds, coupled with minimal mask-wearing and social distancing by attendees” turned the rally into a “superspreader” infecting 260,000 people.

Authors Dhaval M. Dave, Andrew I. Friedson, Drew McNichols, and Joseph J. Sabia concluded that “the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of approximately $12.2 billion.”

The public health risks of Sturgis were so rigorously studied by the authors that “no medical journal would touch it,” as bestselling author and public health writer Alex Berenson noted on Tuesday. Instead, the report was posted on the website of the obscure Insitute of Labor Economics, a leftwing German thinktank.

Naturally, the media gobbled it up and regurgitated it as if it were fact.

But to date less than 30 people have been said to have contracted COVID from attending the rally.

And weeks later, one man who attended the biker event is said to have died from COVID, though he had other conditions pre-existing.

This week, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem slammed the fake study.

“This report isn’t science; it’s fiction. Under the guise of academic research, this report is nothing short of an attack on those who exercised their personal freedom to attend Sturgis. Predictably, some in the media breathlessly report on this non-peer reviewed model, built on incredibly faulty assumptions that do not reflect the actual facts and data here in South Dakota,” she said.

“At one point, academic modeling also told us that South Dakota would have 10,000 COVID patients in the hospital at our peak. Today, we have less than 70. I look forward to good journalists, credible academics, and honest citizens repudiating this nonsense,” she added.

The study led the media to claim there would at least be hundreds, if not thousands of dead due to the rally. They ended up with less than 30 cases and one already sick man dead.

And yet, no media outlets are retracting their lies.

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BIAS: In Jan. Media Slammed Trump for Causing COVID Panic, Today They Ding Him for ‘Downplaying’ It

The current media claim that Trump somehow downplayed the coronavirus threat is directly opposite to their accusation that he over hyped in only eight months ago.

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The current media claim that Trump somehow downplayed the coronavirus threat is directly opposite to their accusation that he over hyped in only eight months ago.

This new Trump “gotcha” is a perfect example of how the media lies.

You may recall that in January, the media and the Democrats were attacking President Trump for causing panic and over hyping the threat of the coronavirus.

For instance, on January 31, 2020, the Washington Post excoriated Trump for over hyping the threat of the coronavirus. The paper attacked the president saying he had “dramatically escalated” his “response to the fast-spreading coronavirus epidemic by announcing quarantines and major travel restrictions that officials said were meant to limit contagion.”

Trump then restricted travel from China where the virus originated.

The Democrats called those moves an example of Trump stoking “hysteria.”

Later that month, Biden called the travel ban an example of Trump’s “hysteria, xenophobia and fear-mongering.” Bernie Sanders said that Trump was obviously “Xenophobic” because of the ban. And a few weeks later, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi called Trump a racist and urged people to visit San Francisco’s Chinatown area because the virus was no threat to public life.

Those are only a very few examples. There are many more.

But today, the media and the Democrats are taking the exact opposite tract. Where in January and February they were screeching that Trump was causing panic and over hyping the virus, today they are saying he downplayed the virus and “lied to America.”

This week, the Post went on the attack saying:

At that time, Trump was telling the nation that the virus was no worse than a seasonal flu, predicting it would soon disappear and insisting that the U.S. government had it totally under control. It would be several weeks before he would publicly acknowledge that the virus was no ordinary flu and that it could be transmitted through the air

So, they want it both ways. And they have been lying since the beginning.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci Denies Media’s Claim that Donald Trump ‘Distorted’ Coronavirus

Dr. Anthony Fauci, doused the left’s fire by saying that he does not think the president “distorted” anything Fauci said about the virus

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The left’s favorite coronavirus expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, doused the left’s fire by saying that he does not think the president “distorted” anything Fauci said about the virus as the media tries yet another “gotcha” to destroy Trump ahead of the November elections.

Fauci denied the left’s latest accusations that Trump misled the nation about the coronavirus telling Fox News, “I don’t recall anything that was any gross distortion in things that I spoke to him about.”

On Wednesday, aging “journalist” Bob Woodward claimed that Trump downplayed the threat of the coronavirus pandemic to prevent the public from panicking.

Woodward makes the claims in his new book, Rage.

Minutes after the excerpt was made public, the media began accusing Trump of “intentionally misleading” Americans about the virus.

As Breitbart News reports, Fauci threw cold water on that claim:

But Fauci, who is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, told Fox News later: “I don’t think [Trump] ever distorted things that I spoke to him about.”

Referring to Trump’s coronavirus press briefings, Fauci said, “I don’t think he said much different than what we said [to him] when we were in the Oval Office.”

In public statements about the coronavirus pandemic, going all the way back to January, Trump took a very optimistic view — arguably, an overly optimistic one.

But he also frequently mentioned the fact that the virus could pose a risk to the country.

On January 30, 2020, for example, Trump told a rally in Des Moines, Iowa…

At the rally Trump said:

Hopefully everything’s going to be great. They have somewhat of a problem, but hopefully it’s all going to be great. But, we’re working with China just so you know, and other countries very, very closely, so it doesn’t get out of hand, but it’s something that we have to be very, very careful with, right? We have to be very careful.

The very next day, Trump restricted travel from China, the home of the virus.

Once again, the media is lying to you, America.

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‘Gov Killed Nana’ Banner Flies Over Long Island’s Beaches

A plane was seen Saturday toting a banner noting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responsible for the deaths of thousands of elderly people.

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A plane was seen Saturday toting a banner correctly noting that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is responsible for the deaths of thousands of elderly who died in nursing homes from COVID-19.

Thousands of beach goers were regaled by an airplane pulling the giant banner reading “The Gov Killed Nana.”

It’s absolutely true, too. Cuomo’s coronavirus policies sent thousands of elderly New Yorkers to their graves far too early.

As the New York Post noted:

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been widely criticized for his handling of the state-regulated nursing homes, where at least 6,447 New Yorkers died during the health crisis.

Cuomo’s Health Department issued a now-controversial March 25 mandate that barred nursing homes from turning away COVID-19 patients.

The plane was seen starting around 4 pm on Saturday.

“The people were going crazy,” a beachgoer told the paper. “[Cuomo] is nothing but a liar, condescending and miserable person. His carelessness caused the death of a lot of people unnecessarily.”

Cuomo has the worst coronavirus record of every governor.

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CDC Confirms: Coronavirus Is NOT a Threat to Those Under 17-Years-Old

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has once again confirmed that the coronavirus is no threat to anyone under 17 years of age.

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Why are our schools still closed? I ask because the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has once again confirmed that the coronavirus is no threat to anyone under 17 years of age.

The left’s favorite COVID authority has again noted that people under 17 really are in no real threat of dying from COVID-19.

The fatality rates are much higher for those 65 and older, but the CDC says that fatality rates among minors are only 0.04 percent for children 4 or younger and 0.02 percent for the 5-to-17 bracket.

As Jacob Sullum reported:

The crude case fatality rate indicated by the CDC’s numbers — deaths divided by confirmed cases — is about 0.25 percent for patients younger than 50 and nearly 16 percent — 63 times higher — for patients older than 64. While the overall crude CFR is 3 percent, the rates among adults range from 0.07 percent for patients in their late teens and 20s to 29 percent for patients 85 or older — more than 400 times higher.

Without a doubt, older people who have other medical issues are far more susceptible to dying from the virus.

But who is too stupid to understand that fact?

Sullum adds:

As of Aug. 22, the CDC reports, 94 percent of COVID-19 fatalities involved “additional conditions or causes” — 2.6 on average. Aside from conditions, such as pneumonia and respiratory failure, that may have been caused by COVID-19, the most common comorbidities were circulatory diseases. Hypertension, for example, was noted in more than a fifth of the cases. Diabetes was mentioned 16 percent of the time.

Very little of this applies to those under 50.

Will SOME people under 50 get COVID and die? Of course, you’d be an idiot to say none will.

But the numbers fall so drastically in those groups, that the SCIENCE is telling us that there is no reason to lockdown society, destroy our economy, and keep young people out of school.

If your teachers are protesting over re-starting in-person education, they are not following science, but only acting in a political manner.

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