COVIDictator Dems Suddenly Realize Lockdowns Are Bad Days Before Biden’s Inauguration — Coincidence?

Written by K. Walker on January 16, 2021

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Funny how the Lockdown Advocates are suddenly changing their tune now, eh?

What could have changed to make these Democrats flip the script after 10 months of insisting that everything stay shut down?

Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, but that’s just a weird coincidence, right?

First up, New York Governor Andrew COVID Cuomo. During his State of the State address, Gov. “Grandma Killer” Cuomo said that the state needs to reopen now before there’s nothing left to reopen.

No, really?

You mean “300+ Days to Slow the Spread” isn’t working?!

The hell you say!

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has also expressed a sudden change of heart where lockdowns are concerned.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Thursday said Chicago restaurants and bars need to be allowed to reopen “as quickly as possible” not just to help those businesses survive, but also to cut down on instances of private parties where people don’t take proper precautions against COVID-19.

Under the state’s virus mitigation plan, Chicago’s restaurants and bars were forced to halt indoor service in late October. While Gov. JB Pritzker has said some regions of the state can begin rolling back some COVID-19 restrictions starting Friday if they meet certain virus thresholds, reopening of indoor dining wouldn’t happen until each region moves back at least three more phases, and Chicago is not yet on track to begin easing restrictions.

Thursday morning, Lightfoot said she plans to have a conversation with Gov. JB Pritzker about how to begin rolling back virus mitigation efforts ASAP.

“I want to get our restaurants and bars reopened as quickly as possible,” she said…

…Lightfoot noted the restaurant industry is highly regulated and would be “one of the safer places” for people to visit as state restrictions start to ease.

“They’ve gone above and beyond to put in mitigation controls inside of the restaurants,” Lightfoot said. “I feel very strongly that we are very close to a point when we should be talking about opening up our bars and restaurants.”
Source: CBS 2 Chicago

Now the Media (D) is jumping on the anti-lockdown bandwagon after casting anyone who questioned the efficacy of lockdowns as “Grandma Killers” while giving Governor Cuomo a free pass and an Emmy Award.

From Newsweek:

A study evaluating COVID-19 responses around the world found that mandatory lockdown orders early in the pandemic may not provide significantly more benefits to slowing the spread of the disease than other voluntary measures, such as social distancing or travel reduction.

The peer reviewed study was published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation on January 5, and analyzed coronavirus case growth in 10 countries in early 2020.

The study compared cases in England, France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the U.S. – all countries that implemented mandatory lockdown orders and business closures – to South Korea and Sweden, which instituted less severe, voluntary responses. It aimed to analyze the effect that less restrictive or more restrictive measures had on changing individual behavior and curbing the transmission of the virus.

The researchers used a mathematical model to compare countries that did and did not enact more restrictive lockdown orders, and determined that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on case growth in any country.”

“We do not question the role of all public health interventions, or of coordinated communications about the epidemic, but we fail to find an additional benefit of stay-at-home orders and business closures,” the research said.
Source: Newsweek

Well, it’s nice of them to suddenly notice.

There are some very vocal voices in the medical community (as well as those outside it) that have been opposed to government-imposed lockdowns for some time now.

Check out is this very, very long (but worthwhile) thread on Twitter with 30 studies about the ineffectiveness of lockdowns. It is important to note that some of the studies listed below have not yet been peer-reviewed, but the findings are consistent with those that have been reviewed.

Lockdowns do indeed have costs and some of them aren’t financial ones.

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The Lockdown Zealots are always talking about The Science™ but there is no science that supports these aggressive, repeated lockdowns. Suddenly, they’re changing their tune after advocating for lockdowns for almost a year. I can understand looking at lockdowns as a “circuit-breaker” measure early on in the pandemic, but we know so much more now than we did in March 2020, it’s pretty stupid to continue to advocate for them when they have dire costs of their own and may not even do a damned thing.

The only thing that can be taken away here is that this wasn’t really about The Science™ at all — there were political reasons that these Democrats advocated for lockdowns. It’s the same reason that Speaker Nancy Pelosi refused to table a skinny COVID relief bill — they were doing it to hurt President Trump.

Well, congrats. It worked. Now that people have suffered and lost their businesses and livelihoods because of these lockdown lunatics, we need to make sure that Cuomo, Lightfoot, Newsom, Whitmer, and their ilk also lose their jobs. We need to back solid Republican candidates and try to win over some independents and some Blue-Dog Democrats who recognize that this has been political manipulation that has hurt people. It’s an uphill battle, but it’s got to be done or we’ll be at the mercy of these hypocrites forever.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll