If Gavin Newsom, Governor of the state of California, was a political nobody before the COVID-19 lockdown, he’s well on his way to becoming America’s most hated man. Probably several times more than President Trump himself!
Recently, he announced that 41 out of the 58 counties in the state are now “purple tier” when it comes to their lockdown restrictions. This represents 71% of all counties under the highest level of restrictions, and it effectively encompasses the entirety of Southern California.
There’s a very long list of guidelines in the purple tier, but here are the most important ones:
- Gyms, restaurants, and wineries can only operate outside
- Malls and retail stores cannot have more than 25% capacity at any given time
- Bars, theme parks, and schools must stay closed
- For businesses deemed non-essential, remote work is the only acceptable route for sustaining day-to-day activities
And just last night, he announced the following on Twitter:
“Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, California is issuing a Limited Stay at Home Order. Non-essential work and gatherings must stop from 10pm-5am in counties in the purple tier. This will take effect at 10pm on Saturday and remain for 1 month.”
But it seems as if this aspiring dictator is unwilling to live by the very rules he enforces other people to abide by.
Leaked photos reveal that Newsom hosted an indoor birthday dinner party for political advisor Jason Kinney on November 6th. There were more households at the party that what the limit has been set to for the current lockdown restrictions. No social distancing, no masks, and ZERO consideration for his own recommendations to his citizens.
Notable guests to this party included the CEO of the California Medical Association, and another high-level health lobbyist. Both individuals represent tens of thousands of doctors in the state.
And where was this party hosted at? French Laundry, one of the world’s best restaurants and also one of the most expensive. On average, each individual usually ends up spending $500 on their food and drinks. Reportedly, the dinner conversations were so loud that the sliding glass doors had to be fully shut.
Let’s be clear here… Newsom isn’t the least bit sorry, and his apology was sorely lacking in any form of accountability. He’s only sorry because he was caught red-handed in his display of sheer hypocrisy and idiocy.
I’d bet a good dollar or two that MANY other Democratic politicians in states with the worst lockdown conditions are living their lives this way. It’s only a matter of time before an undercover journalist exposes their fraudulent behavior.
If this b*stard isn’t voted out of office when the next state election arrives, I have no sympathy for Californians whatsoever. Frankly, the old saying of “you get what you vote for” is especially relevant here.
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In Pennsylvania, Masks Must Now Be Worn INDOORS!
Just three days ago, the Pennsylvania Department of Health issued a new order regarding the use of face masks:
“Masks [are] now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities + if you have people in your home not part of your household.”
This was announced alongside a new travel order that requires travelers arriving in the state of Pennsylvania to either test negative for COVID-19 before arrival. In the event somebody refuses to get tested or is unable to get tested, they will have to quarantine themselves for 14 days.
And there we have it: Every time we believe we’ve reached peak lockdown insanity, some clown comes along and imposes progressively unrealistic restrictions. Sadly, there are enough lunatics in the world who will happily submit to these orders and enforce everyone around them to do the same (or even “snitching” on them to the police in rare instances).
I’m eerily reminded of the “frog in boiling water” metaphor with this new story: If you try to dump a frog in boiling water, they’ll jump right now. But if you put the frog in room-temperature water and slowly boil the water, it will stay there until it’s too late and boil to death.
Leaked Conference Call Shows World-Class Physician Referring to COVID-19 as “The Greatest Hoax”
California Governor Gavin Newsom is the Hitler of America
In Canada, Dr. Roger Hodkinson is one of the best pathologists you will ever come across. He’s officially recognized by the province of Alberta’s medical board as one of the foremost experts in pathology.
Not to mention his impressive resume of numerous medical degrees and his status as a Fellow of the College of American Pathologists. He’s also the CEO of a biotech company responsible for manufacturing COVID-19 tests and has a lot of know-how in the field of virology.
Anyhow… in a leaked conference call between members of the Community and Public Services Committee, he went full-scorched earth as he pointed out every single thing wrong with the COVID-19 pandemic:
“There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians, it’s outrageous, this is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public… [the pandemic] represents politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.
…social distancing is useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing.
Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue-signaling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous… seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”
In his well-educated opinion, he is firmly convinced that “it should all stop tomorrow.”
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Will Hospitals Get Overwhelmed by COVID-19 Again?
I was reading this piece on ProPublica about how hospitals in the United States are yet again facing the possibility of patient overload. According to author Caroline Chen, we’re already in the thick of it:
- Medical workers are facing a significant shortage of personal protective equipment (N95 masks, for example)
- With the new “wave” of COVID-19 patients coming in, ambulances carrying patients for other conditions will have to be turned away
- Wait times for receiving COVID-19 test results are growing to 7-10 days
- Not only is there a lack of available beds, but there is a growing shortage of nurses (due to quarantining themselves or getting sick)
- This leads to few workers available for working overtime, and many quickly becoming burnt out and fatigued
It’s bad news bears for the hospitals. So long as the influx of new daily COVID-19 infections reaches +100,000 and the new daily COVID-19 deaths stay at +1,000, it seems as if the pandemic will rage on well into the later parts of 2021.
At this point, I don’t even know if two highly effective COVID-19 vaccines will be enough to reverse the ongoing trend…
People Are Improperly Disposing Their Face Masks… and It’s Polluting the Environment
Have you ever wondered what happens to single-use face masks when they are disposed of? You would think they would go into the appropriate garbage bin and get processed correctly. However, this is not the case in America.
Just in San Francisco alone, they are finding an awful lot of face masks in their bay waters. And mind you, these face masks are made of plastic and rubber… two materials which do not break down so easily and are dangerous to aquatic life.
From The San Francisco Chronicle:
“Early season storms typically sweep a slurry of debris from streets and sidewalks into rivers, creeks and bays. This year, the fall flush not only contains the usual gunk, waste experts say, but a whole lot of discarded PPE — or personal protective equipment, the detritus of the pandemic.
…[The California Coastal Commission] said there was so much PPE during this year’s September volunteer coastal cleanup and inventory that it had to create a new category for masks and gloves. The items ranked between plastic cups and beverage lids on the list of the top 15 types of litter.”
And there we have it: Without an appropriate means of recycling material that is arguably biohazardous (i.e. a person infected with COVID-19 could have been wearing those masks), our personal health and our environment is done for.
Environment conservation officials will b*tch and whine about our use of plastics and straws, but not a peep is heard from them when it comes to face masks. It’s just another SCAM that we have to put up with until the pandemic is over…
How Many Businesses Who Received PPP Loans Are Now Filing for Bankruptcy?
Speaking of scams, one of the coronavirus-related topics we haven’t heard about in ages are the Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans. These tools of financial aid were designed with the purpose of helping out small businesses who were unable to meet payroll expenses, mostly due to the reduced amount of business activity brought about by lockdown restrictions.
Fast-forward to today, and it looks like these
loans weren’t nearly enough to stop these businesses from filing for
- A total of $525 billion in PPP loans have been granted to 5.2 million companies since April 2020, with each company employing +20,000 workers
- Nearly 300 of these big businesses who received the PPP loans have bankruptcy cases filed.
- Of the businesses filing for bankruptcy who got PPP loans, the amount they received was anywhere between $228 million and $509 million
- The hospitality industry (i.e. hotels and restaurants) had the highest number of bankruptcy filings
These numbers don’t include the small-sized and medium-sized businesses who liquidated everything instead of choosing to file for bankruptcy, and that number might be scary to look at.
And if I can be honest, there’s a lot of factors to blame. Big businesses using loopholes to get PPP loans rightfully meant for small businesses, unemployment benefits paying out more than what people were making with a full-time salary, unqualified entities who fraudulently applied and received PPP loans… the list is virtually endless.
With the second stimulus package appearing to have an indefinite delay, the clock is ticking before the economy inevitably shuts down again. All of the progress we made over the summer in restoring the economy will have been for NOTHING!