Democrats have proven themselves to be obsessed with controlling the private lives of ordinary citizens. We say citizens because Democrats hardly show similar concern for the whereabouts of illegal aliens regardless of their vaccination status.
In regards to COVID, it’s all too apparent that liberals will do all they can to keep Americans in fear of returning lockdown measures — kind of like what’s happening in Communist China right now.
Like the Chinese, liberals seek a “No COVID” policy and will use any means to ensure we’re locked down until that happens. It doesn’t occur to them that Americans are fully capable of assessing health risks on their own terms and that perhaps we don’t want to be controlled by state and federal governments.
Philadelphia will require people to mask up in indoor places once again starting next week, citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases due to the omicron subvariant BA.2.
It is the first big city to reimpose a mask mandate since the last remaining ones were lifted starting in February. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health made the announcement on Monday, just over a month after lifting its mandate for indoor public places.
https://twitter.com/PHLPublicHealth/status/1513578816215695365 the department said.
Mandatory masking will also return in schools and child care settings, as well as restaurants and government buildings. Philadelphians who see a business violating the mandate have been encouraged to report it to 311.
The city’s COVID-19 mitigation measures are implemented based on the threat of transmission, which is broken into four different threat levels. The city’s latest stats put it at level two, which says at least two of three criteria must be met — that average daily cases are less than 225, hospitalizations are less than 100, and cases have increased by more than 50% in the previous 10 days.
The seven-day daily average number of cases in Philadelphia is 142 as of April 8, and city officials have recorded a 60% increase in case counts over the past 10 days, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Still, masking, required or not, has increasingly become unpopular. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention maintains that the vast majority of people can safely go mask-free, though CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has said that people will have to be flexible when it comes to wearing them as new variants arise.
The BA.2 variant has not yet caused a significant uptick in cases. In fact, case numbers are at their lowest since the lull in spring 2021 before the delta variant’s onslaught began in the summer. Hospitalizations have also maintained a steady decline since late January when the original omicron variant began showing signs of abating.
Variant or not, the Democrats are signaling their willingness to issue another lockdown right before Americans are set to vote in the 2022 midterm elections.
Are you paying attention yet?
Author: Elizabeth Tierney