Lockdown fallout: Nearly one-third of NY, NJ small businesses reportedly closed in 2020

At the on-set of the Wuhan virus, bureaucrats mandated lockdowns – except for “essential” businesses. That typically meant the big box stores: Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, etc.

The businesses that are “essential” for many trying to make a living were shutdown: The mom-and-pops, small businesses, restaurants and many locally-owned service provider companies.

As we enter month nine of the Wuhan virus, more lockdowns are expected. Again, big box retail that is deemed “essential” will not face any lockdowns.

The results are devastating for the lives of so many small business owners.

According to the NY Post, nearly one-third of small businesses in New York and New Jersey remain closed since January amid the coronavirus pandemic.

From the NY Post story: In the Empire State, 27.8 percent of small businesses have not reopened their doors, while Jersey has lost 31.2 percent as of Nov. 16, according to TrackTheRecovery.org, a Harvard-run database that keeps tabs on the economic impact of the virus.

More than half of small businesses in both states were forced to shut their doors in the spring at the height of the pandemic, with both hitting highs in mid-April — 52.5 percent of New York businesses and 53.9 percent in the Garden States, the stats show.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Sunday that a new lockdown is “on the table” again, which could spell more bad news for business owners.

And New Jersey isn’t the only state suffering — the national average is 29.8 percent, The Hill reported.”

Read the whole story here.

You have to wonder why the bureaucrats were/are so quick to shutdown American small businesses for a virus that has a 99%+ survivability rate (vulnerable demographics excluded). Especially when many of the bureaucrats violated their OWN Wuhan virus mandates and allowed the BLM/Antifa protests to continue throughout this pandemic.

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truckjunkie
truckjunkie
1 month ago

There have been several businesses who appealed their “Non-essential” status and were put on the “Essential” list. In many States Gun Shops are the most memorable examples,but Pharmacies,Grocers and other Stores in neighborhoods where there ARE no Big Box stores within walking or electric wheelchair distance also can fight it. EVERY store owner should at least get an appeal on record with their Mayor or Governor. If it follows that they’re unable to re-open later,it could be of use in a class action or other suit against the officials who “mis-classified” their business OUT of business. This is about the… Read more »

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Jen
Jen
1 month ago

I follow this guy named Jason Goodman in NYC that has done a live walking stream almost every Sunday since the Pandemic started. What an eye opener. I don’t believe it will ever recover. Thanks to de Blasio.

Grif
Editor
1 month ago

Liberal left-wing petty tyrants (mayors, governors, legislators, and bureaucrat swamp feeders) order mandatory lockdowns for the same reason they advocate for open boarders and unrestricted illegal immigration. They are creating a permanent underclass that will transform millions of people who once supported themselves into a destitute population that will have no choice but beg the government for a handout. Even a dog that is abused by its master will lick the hand that feeds it.

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Bill Steamkoch
Bill Steamkoch
1 month ago

Ask all ‘true believers’ in the coronacon if they have even thought to ask themselves the following questions: If the masks work—Why the six feet?   If the six feet works—Why the masks?   If both of the above work—Why the lockdowns?   If all three of the above work—Why the vaccine?   If the vaccine is safe—Why protect it with a no liability clause?   If the vaccine is safe—Why not test it on animals first before using it on humans?   If SARS-CoV-2 exists—Why has it never been isolated?   If SARS-CoV-2 has never been isolated—How can an… Read more »

Joseph Magil
Joseph Magil
1 month ago

This is the true purpose of the lock downs. Also, real estate is the big cities is declining in value. The oligarchs will buy everything up at fire sale prices and usher in the New World Order. Then, “you’ll own nothing, but you’ll be happy!”

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Magil

And they’ll call each other “comrade” and revel in how “collaborative” being collective is…
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Pearl
Pearl
1 month ago

I don’t wonder why at all. This was a scamdemic from the beginning and an assault against America. I truly believe it was never a threat to anyone. Even the elderly who died may have been victims of something else entirely. We have been lied to. It is crystal clear to anyone with eyes to see.

Dr. Eowyn
Admin
1 month ago

Restaurants in NY, NJ and across America should file a class action lawsuit against their respective mayors and governors. Several judges, incl. in California, had ruled that the COVID-19 restrictions are unConstitutional, with no basis in law.