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2 Weeks After Media Predicted Catastrophe, Texas Sees COVID Cases Drop to Record Low

Hospitalizations at their lowest since October following lifting of mask mandate.

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More than 2 weeks after the media predicted catastrophe due to Texas lifting its mask mandate and Joe Biden labeled the move “neanderthal thinking,” COVID cases in Texas have dropped to a record low while hospitalizations are at their lowest since October.

Oh.

Earlier this month, Texas governor Greg Abbott announced an end to mask mandates and a 100% re-opening of the state by March 10th.

The announcement was immediately met by a wave of hysteria from leftist politicians, commentators and the media, much of which has been compiled in this article by Jeffrey A. Tucker and included;

– Vanity Fair reporting the news under a headline which read ‘Republican Governors Celebrate COVID Anniversary With Bold Plan to Kill Another 500,000 Americans’.
– California Governor Gavin Newsom asserting that the decision was “absolutely reckless.”
– Dr. Fauci warning that, “It just is inexplicable why you would want to pull back now.”
– Virus expert Michael Osterholm telling CNN, “We’re walking into the mouth of the monster. We simply are.”
– Beto O’Rourke hyperventilating over the move being a “big mistake” and “a cult of death.”
– Author Kurt Eichenwald accusing Abbott of making a “murderous” decision.
– Joe Biden proclaiming the move to re-open Texas as a form of “neanderthal thinking.”

This represents just a drop in the ocean of similar reactions that spewed forth from every major media and public health orifice.

And they were all completely wrong.

As the Daily Mail documents, “On Saturday, Texas’ seven-day Covid positivity rate reached an all-time low of 5.27%, while hospitalisations fell to their lowest level since October, according to the latest state data.”

“The state recorded 2,292 new coronavirus cases, about 500 fewer on average from last week, and 107 new deaths.”

“The number of people hospitalised with coronavirus, meanwhile, dipped to 3,308.”

In other words, lifting the mask mandate and re-opening the state did not lead to the health catastrophe predicted by all the “experts,” in fact the opposite happened.

“No surge as schools open in the UK, no surge as Texas throws off restrictions, free states like Florida and Georgia doing no worse than lockdown states – is anyone in Government watching the real world or are they too busy gawping at the curves of Neil Ferguson’s latest model?” asks Michael Curzon.

Meanwhile, every single individual who got Texas completely wrong will just regurgitate the same talking points next time a state chooses to embrace freedom, wilfully ignorant that their hysteria has been proven wholly false time and time again.

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Dubious YouGov Poll Says Vast Majority of Brits Support COVID Restrictions

Reality begs to differ.

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Another dubious YouGov poll has found that the vast majority of Brits support the reintroduction of COVID restrictions such as mask mandates, despite little evidence of that being practiced in the real world.

With lockdown fetishists attempting to pressure the government into reversing so-called “freedom day,” when mask mandates and other restrictions were lifted, a new survey was released claiming that the idea had widespread support from the British public.

According to the poll, 81 per cent support mandatory masks on public transport, while 76 per cent support the same rule in shops. 67 per cent want mandatory social distancing in pubs and restaurants.

“More nonsense, no ones doing any of this NOW,” pointed out Adam Brooks. “I suggest these are either manipulated polls or are just people who do not go out.”

Indeed, a previous poll by YouGov claimed only 60% were still wearing face masks in public.

That figure is also likely inflated by those who want to give the ‘responsible’ answer, no matter whether they actually wear masks or not.

In reality, anyone who lives in major cities like London (as I do) can tell you that even with the sustained fearmongering of the media, a small minority are wearing masks outside while inside shops the figure is roughly 50 per cent. Inside pubs, it’s barely 10 per cent.

Social distancing inside pubs is also virtually non-existent at this point.

As Maajid Nawaz points out, YouGov poll results about COVID-19 have long been held in suspicion given that its founder is former UK vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi MP.

The firm’s major shareholder is Blackrock, a transnational investment firm which The New Republic wrote “was having a very good pandemic” by casting “itself as socially responsible.”

Last year, BlackRock CEO Larry Fink said that Americans should wear face masks if they wished to see an economic recovery.

Others questioned the reliability of the poll given its small sample size and the firm’s refusal to detail its participant selection criteria.

“Percentage of people who believe Yougov polls: 0%,” joked another respondent.

As with most such polls, the respondents are always heavily skewed towards older people with home phones who are more likely to support lockdown measures.

As we previously highlighted, the hysteria being peddled by the media and health technocrats to coerce the public into supporting the reintroduction of COVID restrictions deliberately omits the fact that the recent ‘spike’ in COVID cases was driven by the mass testing of schoolchildren.

Over the last week, cases have already begun to drop as the fearmongering alarmists are proven wrong yet again.

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Washington State Reps Warn Governor Just Got A “Blank Check” To Force Vaccine Mandates On ALL Private Businesses

“Adopting such a broad, vague rule without clear direction will lead to arbitrary enforcement”

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Republican representatives in Washington State warned Monday that the Department or Labor and Industries (L&I) just handed an extension of emergency powers to Democrat Governor Jay Inslee, effectively allowing him to force vaccine mandates on all private businesses.

In a statement, Jim Walsh (R-Aberdeen) and Jesse Young (R-Gig Harbor) urged “This mandate from L&I demonstrates a complete lack of transparency, which dilutes public trust in our government and fails to show the agency’s good faith in promulgating the rule. The reality is this move by L&I is a blank check for the agency to enforce any of the Governor’s mandates or edicts on private employers.” 

“If L&I desires to make such a rule, it should do so in an open and transparent manner that allows public review and comment,” the reps continued, adding “Even if an opportunity for review and comment is not afforded the public, L&I’s website should host the proposed rulemaking to grant easy access to the public.”

“Furthermore, adopting such a broad, vague rule without clear direction will lead to arbitrary enforcement,” Walsh and Young further warned.

The reps also emphasised “There is no clear case for ‘good cause’ or ‘the preservation of the public health, safety, or general welfare’ as the governor’s proclamation already addresses these issues, making L&I’s mandate arbitrary and capricious.”

“We call on the governor to immediately repeal this mandate. If L&I wants to push this policy, it needs to go through the proper channels and work with the Legislature,” the statement concludes.

The warning follows a video posted by Walsh last week in which he demonstrated that he was being prevented from entering Capitol buildings in Olympia for not providing proof of vaccination:

Inslee has been enforcing mandates in the state that have seen hundreds of law enforcement officers, firefighters and other government workers and contractors walking off the job after refusing to take vaccines.

On Sunday, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky declared that the Biden regime is planning to provide vaccine hesitant police and other government workers with “education and counseling” to make them “comfortable” about taking the shots.

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