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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Trouble in the Badger State

My Southern California beaches looked as crowded as Florida yesterday. I drove by the coffee shop in the afternoon and people were sitting maskless outside, practically elbow to elbow. I think this is willfully ignorant and the results are going to be painful. We are not out of the woods by any stretch.

Good article at the Washington Post this morning on the re-opening battle in Wisconsin, In Wisconsin, protesters attack stay-at-home orders as unnecessary — or a government cabal.

And a quote that sums it up in a nutshell. The "nothing but a bad flu" argument.
“I am not saying coronavirus isn’t serious,” Ezzell said. “But I have seen a lot of plagues and viruses and all kinds of junk go through in my lifetime, and I have never seen the government close itself down over something I believe I had and resembles a bad flu. It’s ruining people’s lives, especially young people who are just getting started. They need to get back to work.”
Look at the pictures in the article. You can count the masks on one hand.
“Masks are ridiculous,” said a 57-year-old man in the crowd, who declined to give his name because he said he didn’t trust the media. “This is just some attempt by government bureaucrats to scare people about something that is just the flu so that they can take away our freedoms.”
The flu again. Now where might they have heard that?

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