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End the COVID-19 lockdown! Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp proved right

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp was widely criticized for his decision to end his state’s COVID-19 lockdown and reopen businesses.

But he is proven to be right.

As you can see in the Georgia Department of Public Health graph below, ending the lockdown did not lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases. On the contrary, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases actually plunged after the reopening on April 30, 2020.

And although the number of COVID-19 cases began climbing up again on May 11, the “second wave” did not reach the heights of the first, and quickly dropped to below the lowest point on April 30.

Georgia’s COVID-19 cases are confirmed by U.S. health secretary Alex Azar.

As reported by Reuters, Azar said on May 17, 2020 that authorities are not seeing spikes in coronavirus cases in places that are reopening, but are seeing increases in some areas that remain closed: “We are seeing that in places that are opening, we’re not seeing this spike in cases. We still see spikes in some areas that are in fact close to very localized situations.”

Azar also said there are serious health consequences to not reopening. (See DCG’s “Walnut Creek, CA: Doctors have seen more deaths by suicide during quarantine period than deaths from Wuhan virus“)

Kemp’s decision to end Georgia’s lockdown is supported by a new study by 12 scientists from the Cornell University, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Lancaster University, which found that social distancing did not reduce the number of daily confirmed COVID-19 cases, but “merely stabilized the spread of the disease.”

Even the UNICEF has changed its tune.

The Telegraph reports on May 13, 2020, that Dr. Stefan Peterson, chief of health at UNICEF, warned that lockdown can actually kill more than COVID-19. The risk of children dying from malaria, pneumonia or diarrhoea in developing countries is spiralling and “far outweighs any threat presented by the coronavirus”.

Peterson said: “Indiscriminate lockdown measures do not have an optimal effect on the virus. If you’re asking families to stay at home in one room in a slum, without food or water, that won’t limit virus transmission. I’m concerned that lockdown measures have been copied between countries for lack of knowing what to do, rarely with any contextualisation for the local situation. One size fits no one. The objective is to slow the virus, not to lockdown people. We need to lift our eyes and look at the total picture of public health.”

Finally, there’s the media-lionized health guru Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the CDC.

Although Fauci on April 17, 2020, declared that the lockdown could last as long as 16 months due to the need for a coronavirus vaccine, a month later on May 22, the same Fauci now says that keeping the country locked down for too long may cause “irreparable damage.” He told CNBC:

“We can’t stay locked down for such a considerable period of time that you might do irreparable damage and have unintended consequences including consequences for health. And it’s for that reason why the guidelines are being put forth so that the states and the cities can start to reenter and reopen.”


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Does U.S. have a COVID-19 coronavirus exit strategy?

U.S. death toll doubles in 2 days! (Daily Mail)

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) deaths top 5,000 in U.S. as more states issue stay-at-home orders! (Fox News)

The United States now leads the world in number of confirmed COVID-19 cases! — that’s assuming, of course, that China’s numbers can be believed, which we have every reason not to, given the Chinese Communist Party’s tight control and suppression over all means of communication. See “Shipment of funeral urns in Wuhan raise questions about China’s coronavirus reporting

Jobless claims soar to record 3.3 million as layoffs jump!

The great American jobs machine grinds to a halt!

Newly jobless Americans worry about making ends meet!

Auto suppliers fear financial ruin as GM, Ford and FCA grind to a halt!

World trade hit by virus sees worst collapse in a generation!

So scream the headlines . . . .

Given the devastation the Wuhan virus has already wrought on the U.S. economy, more and more people are asking:

When will this end?

How do you choose between the economy and more viral death? (MSN)

When will the stay-at-home, social-distancing lockdown be lifted?

Does the Trump administration have an exit strategy?

According to some, the lockdown could continue indefinitely:

  • On March 22, 2020, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, with the pierced nipples and touted by the hate-America MSM as a last-minute replacement of Joe Biden as the Demonrat Party’s presidential nominee, declared that the Wuhan coronavirus is so contagious that 40% to 80% of the U.S. population could get the virus, and that the lockdown could last as long as 9 months. (Twitter)
  • On March 30, 2020, during the White House coronavirus taskforce briefing, CDC Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said he expects another coronavirus outbreak in the fall “because of the degree of transmissibility,” although he said that by then, the country will be better equipped to fight the illness because of better testing, treatments for the infected, and hopefully, the availability of a vaccine. (New York Post)
  • Two days later on April 1, Fauci said that the United States will not come out of lockdown until there are no “new cases” and no new deaths of coronavirus. In his words: “ if we get to the part of the curve…when it goes down to essentially no new cases, no new deaths at a period of time. I think it makes sense that you will have to relax social distancing.” (Summit News)

But then, there are other voices arguing for why the media’s fear-porn must stop and why the U.S. government should not continue to allow the coronavirus panic to wreck the economy. As examples:

  1. Contradicting his alarmist verbal statements about COVID-19, in an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Dr. Fauci writes that the Wuhan coronavirus may be no more lethal than the seasonal flu!
  2. UK government says COVID-19 is not a “high consequence” infectious disease (gov.UK)
  3. Stanford research director says we are “severely” overreacting to coronavirus based on “utterly unreliable” data (Daily Wire)
    • As an example, raising methodological questions about the testing, pathogenesis and transmission of the Wuhan coronavirus, a carefully written and reasoned article in GreenMedInfo asks if the virus even exists.
  4. Some drugs are shown to be successful against COVID-19:
    • Malaria drug hydroxychloroquine effective since 2005 (Breitbart)
    • Chloroquine 100% success rate with zinc (Gateway Pundit)
    • French peer-reviewed study of chloroquine 100% success rate (Daily Wire)
    • An international poll of thousands of doctors rated hydroxycholoroquine the “most effective therapy” for COVID-19. But the survey also found that only 23% of U.S. medical professionals had prescribed the drug — far less than other countries. (New York Post)
    • Australian study found a single dose of anti-parasitic drug Ivermectin kills COVID-19 in lab by removing all genetic material of the virus within 48 hours (news.com.au)
    • Massive doses of vitamin C to treat coronavirus patients (New York Post)
    • In fact, the FDA recently approved limited use of two anti-malarial drugs, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, for COVID-19 (New York Post)

What the United States needs is a formula, or at least some indication, for when the lockdown could end so that Americans can get back to work. (Daily Wire)

The UK has one.

Business Insider reports on April 3, 2020, that the UK plans to issue coronavirus “immunity passports” so people can leave the lockdown early.

On April 2, 2020, in a Downing Street press conference, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said citizens would need to test positive in a COVID-19 antibody test, showing they had already contracted the virus, before being issued “immunity passports” that would allow them to return to “normal life.” Hancock said: “We are looking at an immunity certificate. People who have had the disease have got the antibodies and then have immunity can show that and therefore get back as much as possible to normal life.”

The UK has already ordered millions of antibody tests.

What say you, President Trump? What is our exit strategy? Uncertainty about the future is adding to Americans’ anxiety.


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