Health care workers are chiming in after a nurse from San Diego tested positive for COVID-19 over a week after receiving the COVID-19 vaccine made by Pfizer.
On December 18, Matthew W, an ER nurse at two separate hospitals, posted on Facebook about getting the Pfizer vaccine earlier that day. He had reported that his arm was sore for about a day or so, but he didn’t get any other side effects.
“Got my Covid vaccine! The 15 minutes afterward sitting around with a bunch of others while health care workers asked us how we felt made me think of an opium den. I’ll report back if I start to grow a third arm,” Matthew wrote.
However, on Christmas Eve, about six days later, he had ended a shift in the COVID-19 unit when he suddenly began feeling sick. He reported he had the chills and later felt fatigue and had muscle aches.
He got through Christmas day, but the day after he drove to a drive up hospital testing site and learned that he had tested positive for coronavirus.
“It’s not unexpected at all. If you work through the numbers, this is exactly what we’d expect to happen if someone was exposed,” said Dr. Christian Ramers, who servers as an infectious disease specialist with Family Health Centers of San Diego. Dr. Ramers also serves on a clinical advisory panel for the vaccine rollout for the county.
Dr. Ramers noted that the RN could have gotten infected prior to getting the vaccine since the incubation period could be as long as two weeks. He added that if the nurse got the virus after receiving the vaccine, it can still make sense with everything we now know.
“We know from the vaccine clinical trials that it’s going to take about 10 to 14 days for you to start to develop protection from the vaccine,” Dr. Ramers said.
Pfizer vaccine regulators have discovered the best immunity against COVID-19 is found about seven days after the second dose, which you get three weeks after the first dose. This means there’s a distinct possibility that someone who got the vaccine could still get infected with the virus during that time period.
All patients require two doses of the vaccine to achieve their immunity.
The doctor mentioned that he knows of several other local cases in which other health care workers were infected around the time they received their vaccine, and pointed out that the cases he’s familiar with all demonstrate that results aren’t ever immediate.
“That first dose we think gives you somewhere around 50%, and you need that second dose to get up to 95%,” said Dr. Ramers.
Matthew said he felt better since his symptoms appeared last week.
The Trump administration’s goal to vaccinate the majority of the US population in the first half of next year has been harmed by the slow rollout. According to a new report, at the current rate hitting that number could take close to 10 years to reach. And since people no longer believe the news, the Democrats, or the deep state, we have no way of knowing if that information is valid or not.
At the current rate, this means more than three million Americans will have to received vaccinations daily in order to meet the government’s June deadline.
Dr. Ramers believes Matthew’s experience dictates that even with the vaccines, this pandemic isn’t going to turn around instantly.
“You hear health practitioners being very optimistic about it being the beginning of the end, but it’s going to be a slow roll, weeks to months as we roll out the vaccine,” Dr. Ramers added.
Matthew said he’s feeling a lot better since Christmas Day when his symptoms had reached a peak, but he also said he still feels tired. That’s to be expected, but we hope he fully recovers.
President Donald Trump read what was shoved into the so-called COVID-19 Relief Bill that the Congress gave him last night. He read some examples from inside the bill that are nothing but a huge amount of congressional pork the Democrats tried to force down the American taxpayer’s throats. He ended it by saying that he will veto the bill unless it is tremendously amended.
Now the Democrats, who have held up every single COVID-19 relief stimulus bill to get the pork goodies they wanted included into it, will accuse President Trump of holding up the much needed relief. Much needed relief like over $85 million for assistance to Cambodia. What does Cambodia assistance have to do with American COVID relief? What scam are the Democrats pulling with Cambodia? How about $135 million to Burma. Are you kidding me?
They added $1.3 billion for Egypt for their military that will go out and purchase almost exclusively from Russia.
$25 million for democracy and gender programs in Pakistan. That is insane.
$500 million to all the countries that send their dregs to our southern border.
$40 million for the Kennedy Center, which isn’t even open for business, so why do they get our tax money from COVID relief bills?
$1 billion for the Smithsonian Institution, which also is not open for business. Why do they need that kind of money for COVID relief?
$154 million for the National Gallery of Art. Another DC entity that is closed.
$7 million for reef fish management.
$25 million to combat Asian carp. They won’t lift a finger to combat the communist Chinese takeover of our country, but they dole out $25 million over a fish.
$2.5 million to go toward counting the number of Amberjack fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Do the fish have COVID?
There is a provision to promote the breeding of fish in federal hatcheries. I must’ve missed the part in the constitution that said that the federal government can have federal hatcheries.
They gave $3 million to poultry production technology. Is the government getting into the chicken industry?
The bill also allows for stimulus checks for ILLEGAL ALIENS that will allow them to get up to $1,800 each, and American citizens will get only $600! WTF!
The president pointed out that despite all this pork that went into the bill under the “Vote Democrat” section, they didn’t allot much at all for small businesses, which are the enemies of the Democrats, because small business is one of the core constituencies of the Republican Party. That’s why the phony COVID mandates in Democrat states slaughtered small business while designed to help their filthy rich billionaire liberal friends. Jeff Bezos, the owner of Amazon.com, said that he gained an additional $70 Billion through COVID while thousands of small businesses across America have had to shut down permanently thanks to the lockdowns. This is evil.
“The $900 billion package provides hard-working taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments. and not enough money is given to small businesses, and in particular restaurants whose owners have suffered so grievously,” he said.
This is a bold action by Trump where he’s showing the American people that he cares about the working men and women of our country. The Democrats aren’t even in complete power and yet they just screwed them over. The Republicans are no better negotiating what’s right for the relief by allowing the Democrats to get their pork. Shouldn’t it 100 percent about what’s right, and let them hammer that out? The president took the time to do this while he is fighting an uphill battle against election fraud that stole the White House from him.
“Congress found plenty of money for foreign countries, lobbyists, and special interests while sending the bare minimum to the American people who need it,” Trump said. “It wasn’t their fault. It was China’s fault.”
The president from the very beginning of the pandemic blamed the Chinese Communist Party for COVID-19, and how the spread it around the world.
Trump ended with demands to Congress:
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2000 or $4000 for a couple,” he said. “I am also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation and to send me a suitable bill, or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me, and we will get it done.”
I was born and raised a Catholic. My parents even sentenced me to 12 years of Catholic school. I have a pretty good knowledge of the church’s teachings and dogma. And I can say openly that I believe the current Pope is a Marxist who is working to liberal up the Roman Catholic Church. Things that Pope Francis has done and said have affected me so much that I no longer go to Catholic mass. I now go to a Charismatic Church that has nothing to do with the Catholic Church. Way to go, Supreme Pontiff.
On Monday, the Vatican declared that it is “morally acceptable” for Roman Catholics to get vaccinated for COVID-19 based on research that used cells derived from aborted fetuses to make the vaccine. This guidance came after some clergy in the United States argued that such products were immoral.
Anything that has to do with the murder of unborn children has always been an abomination to the Roman Catholic Church. Until now, I suppose.
The Vatican’s watchdog for doctrinal orthodoxy is called the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and they said it has received several requests for “guidance” during the recent months of the pandemic. The Congregation revealed that bishops, Catholic groups, and experts have offered “diverse and sometimes conflicting pronouncements” on the issue at hand.
The Catholic Church’s teaching says abortion is a mortal sin. The Catholic Church has always asserted that every abortion is evil, teaching that the Catechism of the Catholic Church declares “has not changed and remains unchangeable.” Until now, I suppose.
Folks, this isn’t just a Democrat politician who claims to be a Catholic, like Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, and Joe Biden who support abortion, this is the Pope!
So, the Vatican has deemed that “it is morally acceptable to receive COVID-19 vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses” in production process when “ethically irreproachable” vaccines aren’t available to the public. However, the Vatican stressed that the “licit” uses of said vaccines “does not and should not in any way imply that there is a moral endorsement of the use of cell lines proceeding from aborted fetuses.”
That’s the first step to changing the Church’s stance on abortion, mark my words.
The Vatican explained in a statement that obtaining vaccines that do not pose an ethical dilemma is not always possible. That’s a Marxist argument for the “greater good.” The Holy See pointed to circumstances in countries “where vaccines without ethical problems are not made available to physicians and patients.” There is also the situation where special storage expectations and/or transport conditions make distribution all the more demanding.
There were echoes of the the pronouncement in a statement from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops that said that “in view of the gravity of the current pandemic and the lack of availability of alternative vaccines,” receiving the vaccines being distributed in the United States is justified “despite their remote connection to morally compromised cell lines.”
We’re talking about a virus that has a 99.9xxx percent survival rate.
The US Bishops conference officials said that getting vaccinated against COVID-19 “ought to be understood as an act of charity toward the other members of our community.”
A few weeks earlier, two US Bishops in California and Texas respectively, condemned vaccines using cell lines from aborted fetuses as immorally manufactured. One of them said he refused to get vaccinated for COVID-19 and encouraged his Catholic flock to do the same.
To reassure Catholics that getting the vaccine wouldn’t violate the church’s moral teachings the Vatican cited that “health authorities do not allow citizens to choose the vaccine with which to be inoculated.” Well, maybe they should. Is this a First Amendment issue? The Vatican went even further to declare that it is morally acceptable to get vaccines that have used cell lines from aborted fetuses.
And how much are we to take seriously the politicians who are saying that even after vaccinated you must still wear masks and adhere to local social distancing policies? So, that means that even if you get the vaccine you still cannot have more than 10-50 people, depending on secular laws in each jurisdiction, congregate in church? What kind of virus is this that still poses a threat even after being vaccinated? A political one is the only appropriate response.
It comes as officials have sought to reach a deal amid the ongoing coronavirus public health crisis.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday night said that legislators have arrived at an agreement regarding a coronavirus relief package.
A pared-down second round of stimulus checks is included in a roughly $900 billion coronavirus relief deal.
The agreement, announced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on the floor, includes a $600 check for individuals who make up to $75,000 per year plus $600 per qualifying child.
Though it’s the same income cap included in the March CARES Act, the amount of the check is half of the $1,200 for individuals that was included in the earlier bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the details of the agreement on stimulus checks early Sunday evening.
But there was support for another round of checks on both sides of the aisle. House progressives pushed for their inclusion, and Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) teamed up to try to get the second round to match the $1,200 included in the March bill.
Hawley called inclusion of the $600 check “hardly adequate” but also a “step in the right direction.”
He also referred to white people as “devils” and “crackers,” but then again, what would any Farrakhan speech be like without insulting white people?
In a speech that lasted more than an hour, the 87-year-old racist told his followers that any vaccines for COVID-19 would be a “toxic waste” that would ultimately damage the black community.
We have people like Squad member Representative Ayanna Pressley who said one of the reasons black people in the United States have been hit hard by the coronavirus is due to the “comorbidities of structural racism” and “food apartheid systems.” That’s just the most irresponsible thing I’ve heard from her today. She always trash talks America, and yet she’s been elected to an elite body, the House of Representatives.
So, on one hand, we have a racist congresswoman who hates white people and America saying that black people can’t get proper treatment because of racism, and another racist fool who hates white people and America saying black people should not get vaccinated because, well, you know… white people.
Farrakhan gave his speech during a virtual event for the National Afrikan/Black Leadership Summit (NABLS) where he griped about the agenda set by medical experts for administering vaccinations en masse.
“We are so frightened over this COVID, now they’re getting us ready for this vaccine,” he said. “How could you allow him to stick a needle into you, saying he’s helping you?”
The anti-Semitic leader added that he believes that the vaccines will not only not be helpful, but they will harm black people. He’s usually only paranoid because everyone is against him.
“Those of you who are health professionals, they want you to take it first,” he said.
“You notice they’re offering you money now?” Farrakhan went on, seemingly referring to Democratic presidential candidate John Delany, who once proposed paying people $1,500 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. “This devil … offers you $1,000 or $1,500 to take a shot. They give you free shots of toxic waste.”
What this fool doesn’t understand is that there are a lot of people who don’t wanna get this vaccine because they don’t trust the people behind it like doctor Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and others. I’m sure FarraKLAN knows that there are strength in numbers, but to be able to spew his racial hatred he has to forget about that and be divisive with every issue. You can’t spread racial hate when you’re working with the people you’re hating on.
In fact, back in July, Farrakhan accused Fauci and Gates of planning to “depopulate the earth” with a coronavirus vaccine. I wish someone would tell him that a heck of a lot of white people believe the same thing.
Speaking in Chicago from the Nation of Islam HQ, Farrakhan suggested to African leaders and Nation of Islam followers to refuse an offer to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I say to my brothers and sisters in Africa, if they come up with a vaccine, be careful,” he said. “Don’t let them vaccinate you with their history of treachery through vaccines, through medication. … Do not take their medication.
“They’re making money now, plotting to give 7 billion, 500 million people a vaccination,” Farrakhan continued. “Dr. Fauci, Bill Gates and Melinda — you want to depopulate the Earth. What the hell gave you that right? Who are you to sit down with your billion to talk about who can live, and who should die?
“That’s why your world is coming to an end quickly, because you have sentenced billions to death, but God is now sentencing you to the death that you are sentencing to others,” he added.
He also said that black parents should not send their kids to school if they are required to get the vaccination to attend.
“Tell the cracker: I ain’t coming to your school,” he added. What racial epithet should he call the thousands of black school principals and members of school boards across the country? This man only has credibility because of hate, the lowest common denominator.
The non-partisan Pew Research Center did a poll that revealed that 6% of white Americans and 83% of Asian Americans are willing to get the COVID-19 vaccine, while only 42% of black Americans are willing to get it. Maybe that’s because hyperbolic racists like Lewis Farrakhan are spreading fear in racial hatred to his supporters.
A simple question. Does Farrakhan think that scientists have discovered something different in the biological makeup of black people from the biological makeup of white people that a vaccine would cause harm to black people but not white people? And if so, then I say he’s ready for the Giggle House.
This week, in a random act of honesty, California’s Secretary of Health and Human Services made a shocking admission that won’t really alleviate the concerns of citizens who believe the never-ending draconian coronavirus lockdown restrictions have gone too far.
On Tuesday, while giving an update on the virus in California, HHS Secretary Mark Ghaly conceded that policies banning restaurants from being able to service outdoor dining are not based on silly things like evidence that it’s not safe to do so. No, the policy is actually about incentivizing people to stay home and “not a comment on the relative safety of outdoor dining,” according to Reason magazine.
“The decision to include, among other sectors, outdoor dining and limiting that, turning to restaurants to deliver and provide takeout options instead, really has to do with the goal of trying to keep people at home,” he explained.
That is an incredible admission, especially to the thousands of restaurant owners who are desperately trying to stay afloat during the Nazi-like oppression they call health restrictions. So, the government of California is telling restaurant business owners, as well as everyone else, that the lockdown restrictions on their businesses are actually not about it being done for your health and safety because a restaurant is an unsafe environment, but rather to try to nudge people into staying home. The progressives running the state do not believe their citizens are irrational thinking adults who can make up their own minds about their own health and safety. And all of this in the face of a virus that has a 99% survival rate.
Ghaly previously said, “We have worked hard with that industry to create safer ways for outdoor dining to happen.”
We reported last week on an LA restaurant owner who called out the hypocrisy of the Gavin Newsom administration when her restaurant’s outdoor dining was shut down for CO_VID-19 and less than 50 feet away Hollywood had gotten pass by the administration to set up tents for their own outdoor dining. This after the restaurant owner spent $80,000 to comply with Health Department regulations for COVID-19. So, the restaurant spent all that money pawn the guidelines of a phony argument by the state?
Where are the lawyers on this one? Why is no one suing the administration for destroying peoples businesses? If they are, are we not hearing about it because of Fake News censorship?
The state encouraged restaurants to adopt safety precautions like “keeping tables farther apart,” or “ensuring masking happens as much as possible” to reduce the risk of viral transmission.
“All of those factors make sectors like outdoor dining lower risk,” Ghaly continued. “But right now, with the levels of transmission that we’re seeing, we advise against anything that you can do in another way, in a lower-risk way, that avoids you either leaving your home or…leaving your home in a way that…cause[s] you to mix with others.” That is unless you’re the governor or some other person of powerful influence who wants to eat out at a fancy French restaurant. SMH
The California governor last week imposed a new regional lockdown order that splits the state up into give different regions. It goes into effect when a region’s remaining hospital ICU capacity drops below 15 percent. On top of that he mandated that people stay at home and limit the number of people who attend any type of gathering. Also in the order was the state determining businesses as “nonessential” would close and restaurants only serve delivery or takeout. How can government tell a business owner they and their families are not essential? It’s tyrannical, and yet indoor and outdoor dining in now verboten in zee state. SIEG HEIL!
This is the problem with progressive governments. They have no care in the world about the real consequences they impose on real people like business owners and their employees who are ordered by the almighty state to not provide their services. And that means they can’t create a living for themselves and their families, but not to worry, the almighty state will give them a stimulus check, which will be too small to handle their bills, and in the end will cost them greatly in higher taxes to cover the cost of not just their stimulus money, but for everyone else’s as well.
This is an Orwellian nightmare. It is the first time in history that government is forcing HEALTHY PEOPLE to be locked down. And it’s all a scam, otherwise why would we be hearing from government leaders that the lockdowns, social distancing and wearing of masks will still be in place for people even after they receive a COVID-19 vaccine?
According to one survey done by the National Restaurant Association – that an ironic abbreviation – since the coronavirus pandemic began, one out of six restaurants across the county have been forced to close their doors permanently.
A whopping 1.3 million Americans can’t pay their rent thanks to the lockdowns, which haven’t worked. In fact, epidemiologists say that lockdowns make things much worse. Forbes showed that $7.2 billion in unpaid rent has piled up. That means the business owners who rent out properties are being harmed economically as well.
I hope the people needlessly harmed by the dictators in charge get to sue the pants off of them when the truth finally comes out that their draconian measures were all useless. According to the science, masks and lockdowns have not worked, but I believe the goal of government measures has been to beat the Orange Man in the 2020 election and now to prepare Americans for the global reset where their lives will resemble an Ayn Rand dystopian novel.
But not to worry, because I can pretty much guarantee you that Gavin Newsom and his family will have a wonderful Christmas holiday. Doesn’t that make you feel good?
Last Wednesday, the Department of Defense released images of a COVID-19 vaccination record card that would be provided to anyone who receives the coronavirus vaccination.
Many people are concerned that government agencies and businesses will begin to require that patrons show the card in order to gain entry into buildings.
But the current official narrative around the cards is that they are a simple way to help Americans keep track of their next scheduled vaccination, since the current vaccines waiting for approval would require more than one dosage within a certain timeframe.
“The cards are part of vaccination kits developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Defense and Operation Warp Speed and will be sent to medical providers and pharmacies. The kits also include syringes and needles, a surgical mask and a face shield. The record card, written in English and Spanish, lists medical information about the vaccine given, the date it was administered and by whom. The cards are intended to fit into a wallet as a reminder when the second shot is due.”
Cards have been historically used to help patients keep track of their immunization doses, but those cards have been replaced in recent decades by electronic records.
“These are just for the person to have something to remind themselves of what vaccine they got that they can give to the provider when they come back to get their second dose,” said L.J. Tan, chief strategy officer of the Immunization Action Coalition.
“Everyone will be issued a written card that they can put in their wallet that will tell them what they had and when their next dose is due,” added Dr. Kelly Moore, associate director for the Immunization Action Coalition. “Let’s do the simple, easy thing first. Everyone’s going to get that.”
Many vaccination clinics are also planning to disburse vaccination dose information and schedules via text message to their client’s phone numbers.
The chief adviser to Operation Warp Speed, Moncef Slaoui, says that 100 million Americans could be vaccinated by February.
Despite authoritative assurances that the cards are solely a reminder for the patient of their next dose, many are still uneasy about the ways businesses could use the card to deny services to those who refuse to take the vaccine.
Says Qantas Airlines CEO Alan Joyce: “Australia’s success at virtually eliminating COVID means we’ll need a vaccine for international travel to restart properly. We have a duty of care to our people and to our passengers, and once a safe and effective vaccine becomes readily available, it will be a requirement.”
Most airlines, however, have rejected any sort of mandatory vaccination to fly.
Arthur Caplan, professor of bioethics at New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine adds validation to these concerns, noting that it is far more likely that businesses will require vaccination verification than government.
“It’s much more likely that a private organization or company will require you to be vaccinated to get certain access to places. People worry about the president, governor, or county executive telling them what to do. I don’t think that’s going to happen.”
“I don’t think you’ll ever see a mandating of vaccine,” said Dr. Fauci in August, “particularly for the general public. If someone refuses the vaccine in the general public, then there’s nothing you can do about that. You cannot force someone to take a vaccine.”
Former New York City mayor and President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, who has been leading the Trump campaign’s legal team to expose pressing the massive amount of 20202 election fraud that went on in the key battleground states, has tested positive for the coronavirus
On Sunday, President Donald Trump took to social media to deliver the bad news.
“@RudyGiuliani, by far the greatest mayor in the history of NYC, and who has been working tirelessly exposing the most corrupt election (by far!) in the history of the USA, has tested positive for the China Virus. Get better soon Rudy, we will carry on!!!”
Reported by the New York Times, Giuliani was at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington DC.
The former mayor had made an appearance early on Sunday on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” with one of the few great hosts left at that network, Maria Bartiromo, to talk about the efforts to have state legislatures throw out election results and select their own electors, due to massive voter fraud they uncovered by witnesses who testified to state legislative hearings on what they saw happen in the vote counting centers on Election Day and after, along with data expert witnesses who analyzed voter data and concluded that many election laws were violated by dead people voting, people who moved out of the states they used to live but voted there anyway, and other irregularities. On top of that, there is evidence that GOP observers were kicked out of counting centers or forced to stand too far away so that they couldn’t verify any ballots, because they couldn’t see anything. The amount of corruption, including in some cases alleged corruption in the courts, was staggering. For example, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court violated the US Constitution’s Article I, Section 4 when they ruled to change the deadline for counting votes. The Constitution says that state legislatures have sole authority over election law, and neither judges nor Executive branch officials can change to create laws. Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Kathryn Boockvar right before the election changed PA election law extending the deadline for provisional ballot voters to prove they are who they say they are by three days.
The president’s lawyer has also traveled to a number of states, including Georgia, Michigan and Arizona recently on top of Pennsylvania, to present evidence gathered through investigations and affidavits in those states to Republican lawmakers about massive voter fraud found in those states while working on the president’s election case.
We don’t yet know if Giuliani is planning to quarantine or if he’s even experiencing any symptoms at this point. The former mayor’s son, Andrew Giuliani, who serves as a special assistant to the president, tested positive a few weeks ago.
The younger Giuliani tweeted out his condition back on November 20.
“This morning, I tested positive for COVID-19. I am experiencing mild symptoms, and am following all appropriate protocols, including being in quarantine and conducting contact tracing.”
Several Trump advisers also tested positive for the disease, including Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie.
Is it just me, or is it odd that every time the Trump administration or campaign starts to come out on top of whatever Democrat-created crisis is the flavor of the day, someone important to the team comes down with coronavirus? For example, wasn’t it strange President Trump and several of his staffers came down with coronavirus right after that presidential debate with Joe Biden, and then we discovered afterward that 11 people who worked at the building to set up that debate tested positive for COVID-19, and most of them don’t live in Ohio?
Now Rudy Giuliani, who despite a compromised news media that ignores every ounce of evidence brought up about massive voter fraud on the part of the Democrats in the 2020 election by claiming there is no evidence of voter fraud, is making a serious impact on the American people by showing them that the media and the Democrats alike are lying to them by exposing tons of evidence, suddenly comes down with coronavirus?
If you watched the hearings, Giuliani wore a mask until he began speaking and he was properly socially distanced the whole time. I just think the timing stinks. What do you think?
Several high-profile politicians have recently broken COVID-19 safety precautions, many of which they created for their own areas of jurisdiction. Take a look at the small sampling of the extensive list of people that have blatantly disregarded protocol:
Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom– Perhaps the most tyrannical governor in the United States, Newsom ate at The French Laundry restaurant last week in Nappa Valley, without masks and without a sizeable group of friends. While Newsom was doing what all Americans should be doing – spending time with loved ones without fear of spreading a virus – it is appalling because Newsom has placed heavy restrictions on Californians that prevent them from doing the same.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo – Another governor who has used the pandemic to overextended his power, Cuomo went so far as to suggest that New Yorkers refrain from meeting with their families over Thanksgiving. In a time such as 2020, setting aside time to be with loved ones for a holiday should be of the utmost importance. However, not only did Cuomo idiotically suggest that families stay separated, but the governor actually planned on meeting with his own family for Thanksgiving before a report leaked the information of his planned gathering. Cuomo promptly changed course once his hypocrisy was exposed.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi – Pelosi has perhaps been the most consistent voice in support of lockdowns over the past eight months. However, she conveniently forgot the safety standards she had adamantly supported when she planned on hosting a lavish dinner for newly elected House members. Like Cuomo, she immediately cancelled her plans to save face.
The actions of these big-name politicians is infuriating because their actions disregard the narrative they have spread over the past several months.
Since March (when Americans were told that we would only need to quarantine for two months to stop the spread of the virus), every one of these two-faced individuals has called for Americans to practically live under house arrest while our economy has crumbled and our freedoms taken from us.
Furthermore, if anyone within their jurisdiction should go out into the public square, they have to follow an extensive list of guidelines to ensure everyone’s “safety.” They have created a presence of fear that weighs on the minds of many Americans, since they have attempted to convince everyone that their decisions mean life or death for themselves and others.
However, these politician’s actions show that they have little concern or the message they send through their actions. If COVID-19 is not something that we should fear, this is wonderful news. But to stash numerous Americans in their homes for a virus while they roam about freely is hypocrisy of the highest order and shows a lack of accountability within our leadership.
Hopefully, when every single one of these politicians are up for reelection, the citizens of each region vote more honest people into office who display real leadership and do not force Americans into living in fear.