Illinois Gov. Pritzker orders police patrols amid Wuhan virus spikes

Gov. Pritzker

Illinois demorat Gov. J.B. Pritzker (you know, the one who acknowledged that his wife and family had gone to Florida amid the his stay-at-home orders) said that Illinois State Police will start patrolling bars and restaurants in regions of the state where Wuhan virus numbers are surging. Establishments that disregard his new restrictions could face sanctions including the loss of their liquor or gambling licenses.

From MyFoxChicago:

On another record-setting day for new COVID-19 infections, Pritzker announced the police patrols in four area of the state. The officers will be authorized to disperse crowds and issue citations for violators.

Pritzker previously downplayed enforcement while begging for compliance, but he said times have changed.

It is very serious right now, folks, and if we need to close down restaurants or bars or take away their liquor licenses, take away their gaming licenses, we will do that because we are now headed into a peak that is beyond, potentially, where we were in March and April,” Pritzker said during a visit to the St. Clair County Health Department in Belleville.

Earlier, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a similar message. Starting Friday, she ordered nonessential businesses to close by 10 p.m. and urged residents to limit gatherings to six people because of the troublesome rise in coronavirus cases. Bars that don’t serve food also have to stop serving customers indoors, and all restaurants and bars have to stop liquor sales at 9 p.m.”

Read the whole story here.

The MyFoxChicago article is short on statistics so I visited the Illinois Department of Public Health web site. Good luck finding and interpreting the statistics on that page. From their web site:

The state of Illinois has a population of just over 12.6 million.

According to the IL Dept. of Public Health web page, they have 360,159 confirmed cases during the pandemic. Not current cases. Cumulative.

You do the math.

They state the recovery rate from the Wuhan virus is 97%.

The IL Dept. of Public Health also lists the following statistic: ICU Beds: 1,329 Beds Available of 3,788. They don’t make it easy to find how many of those ICU beds are occupied due to Wuhan virus-related illnesses or just regular illnesses.

An interesting note I did find on the state public health page:

“On October 14, 2020 the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) began including both molecular and antigen tests in the reporting of the number of statewide total test performed in Illinois. Previously, due to the limited number of antigen tests and limited information about antigen test accuracy, antigen tests were not included in the total number (which comprised less than 1% of total tests performed). In August, the national case definition for a probable case changed and no longer required clinical symptoms to accompany a positive antigen test. An antigen tests alone is enough to be considered a probable case.

So now we are including a “probable” case in the Wuhan virus spike numbers? I call baloney on that.

Here in Oklahoma I’ve seen some fishy reporting on the Wuhan virus numbers. For example:

It was reported that the Oklahoma Departmet of Corrections has had 20 death due to the Wuhan virus. At least that’s what the headline said. Yet if you read the article it states,”To date, 20 inmate deaths are possibly or confirmed to be connected to coronavirus. Medical exams have confirmed four of the 20 deaths were caused, at least, in-part of COVID-19. The other 16 are under investigation.

In my small town the director of one of our two hospitals recently said at a city council meeting that the hospital had suspended ambulance service due to EMTs being in quarantine due to Wuhan virus. They were forced to use a private ambulance company for ambulance service.

As I was driving to work the day after he made that claim before the city council guess what I pulled over for? An ambulance from that hospital that was driving by with sirens blaring.

When the bureaucrats and media include the words “probable,” “connected,” “under investigation,” and then make statements that directly contradict what I see in action (a hospital ambulance in service), guarantee you I won’t believe that what they say “is very serious right now.”

DCG

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YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
1 month ago

He looks like john goodman in brother where art thou

BoyDownTheLane
BoyDownTheLane
1 month ago

He of the famed Pritzker dynasty… https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pritzker_family

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

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YouKnowWho
YouKnowWho
1 month ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Now let’s have a mint jullip

Jackie Puppet
1 month ago

A bunch of Chicagoland bars/restaurants are going to defy the fat f*ck JB this time around. One of my friends texted a few of us yesterday that he recently patronized one of the restaurants (KI’s – a seafood/steakhouse joint) that made the news that they were going to remain open. I had my annual get-together with the above-mentioned friend, and a few others a couple weekends ago, at a brewpub, and since I got there last, I made a point of shaking hands ( 😱 oh the horror!) when I got there – he appreciated that! I didn’t realize the… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
1 month ago
Reply to  DCG

I just hope he doesn’t start enforcing this after the election by revoking licenses.

Hopefully there will be some lawyer willing to take on Illinois in a pro bono case, with the testimony of true experts saying that masks don’t stop the transmission, and in fact, increase the likelihood of getting sick.

GRIZZ
GRIZZ
1 month ago

Fat basturd should concern himself with fixing state roads.
The worst I’ve traveled in awhile.

Last edited 1 month ago by GRIZZ
Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago

Biden will make it national:
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Lou Minati
Lou Minati
1 month ago

Cases. CASES!! Do yourself a favor. Substitute the words “a cold” every time you see the word “virus” or “covid”. You’ll see how stupid the narrative is. If you don’t, well, we’re gonna have to leave you behind. But, as long as the sheeple are scared out of their freaking minds, both of the “rona” and the government, unfortunately they deserve what they get. Disregarding unconstitutional orders, mandates, whatever you call them, is not only our right, but our duty and obligation. It’s called civil disobedience, and it needs to come back into style. And if that doesn’t work, un-civil… Read more »

Grif
Editor
1 month ago

“Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a similar message. Starting Friday, she ordered nonessential businesses to close by 10 p.m.”

The first nonessential business that should be closed is Lori Lightfoot’s entire office.

the truth of god
the truth of god
1 month ago

this marxist better social distance the buffet table

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 month ago

360,159 confirmed COVID19 cases out of a total population of 12.6 million = 2.86%.

That means only 2.86% of Illinois’ population were “confirmed COVID19 cases” — whatever that means. Does that mean 2.86% of Illinois’ population tested positive or 2.86% of Illinois’ population got sick with COVID19? If the former, then the actual percentage of those who got sick with COVID19 would be even lower than 2.86%.

What is the percentage of Illinois residents who come down with the annual flu?

Jackie Puppet
1 month ago
Reply to  Dr. Eowyn

It’s the former – the media here only go by number of cases – the better to fearmonger with.