As Breitbart News has continued to note, CDC data separates New York City’s data from the remainder of the state. Even so, New York, excluding the city, has reported 239.9 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 26,525 cases.
New York City specifically reported 289.4 cases per 100,000, or 24,303 in the same time frame. Combined, the Empire State has reported 50,828 cases in the last seven days.
Texas, which lifted coronavirus-related restrictions last month, including the statewide mask mandate which had remained in effect since last summer, is also faring far better than those blue states, reporting 64.6 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 18,731 cases total.
But even as she herself goes out to dinner with other people, Weingarten is working hard as the leader of the country’s second-largest teachers union to keep classrooms closed to American children, citing safety concerns for faculty and staff.
While she’s cleared this hurdle, Luther and her business continue to be persecuted by the City of Dallas. It’s unclear how this ruling will affect Luther’s still pending legal fight with the city.
“We’re grateful for the support we’ve received from individuals across the country, and we ask that you continue to lift us up in prayer.”
Unfortunately, the state of Texas is currently contemplating legislation in House Bill 3 and Senate Bill 6 that would set up business owners with the same liability Luther has been forced to confront in these legal proceedings.
Specifically, these bills force businesses to comply with CDC guidelines that change often and aren’t set by elected officials but nameless faceless bureaucrats. Currently, these guidelines include recommended double masking and mandate mask-wearing by 2-year-olds!
“What happened to me can happen again. Lawmakers need to protect business owners from busy body bureaucrats, not whitewash pandemic power grabs, empowering similar behavior in the future.”
I’ll come straight to the point,” Keyes wrote. “I will not put kids on the track and tell them to run any races while wearing masks.”
Keyes was responding to recommendations put out by the New Hampshire Interscholastic Athletic Association stating, “It is recommended that athletes wear a face covering during competition in all events.”
“No, the real reason I won’t do it is because it’s senseless, irrational, cowardice b——t and I will not help cover that up,” Keyes’ letter stated. “I will not stand up in front of the kids and lie to them and tell them that these masks are doing anything worthwhile out in an open field with wind blowing and the sun shining.”
“Fire me if you must,” Keyes said in a follow-up message. On Monday, Keyes was terminated.
Speaking to NBC10 Boston, the now-fired track and field coach explained he’s against masks for runners because they restrict the essential act of breathing.
“Masks restrict breathing, there’s no question about it, especially think about running full-speed. The wind is in your face, it’s shoving the mask back into your nose and mouth.”
A student interviewed by CBS Boston said Keyes was one of his favorite coaches, adding masks are untenable for runners, especially in hot weather.
In a farewell message left at the Pembroke Academy website, Keyes explained mask rules will be violated by some coaches and obeyed by others, creating an un-level playing field amongst athletes.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki downplayed government support for a vaccine passport system Tuesday, asserting the administration did not support requiring Americans to carry a vaccine credential.
Nearly 250 people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said.
According to MDHHS, 246 people have had a positive test 14 or more days after receiving their second dose of the vaccine as of the end of March. The people who have tested positive have been asymptomatic or have had milder symptoms compared to unvaccinated people
Although South Dakota has the eighth highest death rate among US states, its epidemic retreated without any government intervention. (And no new restrictions were introduced in March or the first week of April.)
South Dakota currently has the lowest unemployment rate out of all 50 states – at just 2.9%.
Abbott’s order merely prevents government-mandated vaccine passports
with the vast majority of private businesses remaining unaffected.
Only private businesses that received government money are prevented from requiring vaccine passports, meaning it would be almost impossible for the average citizen to know if a business that requires a vaccine passport is in compliance with the executive order or not. Nursing homes and elder care facilities are exempt regardless of their public or private status.
Texas, which lifted its mask mandate last month to the dismay of many, reported 76.5 cases per 100,000, or 22,194 in the last seven days.
April 2 CDC data, which separates New York data from the New York City data, the Empire State, minus the city, reported 256.7 cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 28,375 cases total.
New York City reported 353.6 cases per 100,000, or 29,695 cases.
Combined, that is 58,070 cases across the state in the last week.
Michigan has reported 411.1 cases per 100,000, or 41,056 total in the same time frame.
“Because otherwise, if everything is reopened, then what’s the carrot going to be? How are we going to incentivize people to actually get the vaccine? So that’s why I think the CDC and the Biden administration needs to come out a lot bolder and say, ‘If you are vaccinated, you can do all these things. Here are all these freedoms that you have.’ Because otherwise, people are going to go out and enjoy these freedoms anyway.'”
On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky stated that CDC data released earlier in the day “suggests that vaccinated people do not carry the virus, don’t get sick, and that it’s not just in the clinical trials, but it’s also in real-world data.”
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers have rejected an effort to end the emergency declared in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Arkansas Legislative Council made the move on Monday, effectively voting to allow the governor to keep his emergency powers to curb the virus’ spread for another two months. Gov. Asa Hutchinson urged lawmakers to allow him to continue the emergency declaration, saying ending it would send the wrong message.
There is evidence vaccine passports could motivate skeptical Americans to get shots. Several vaccine-hesitant participants at a recent focus group of Trump voters led by pollster Frank Luntz suggested their desire to see family, go on vacation and resume other aspects of daily life outpaced fear of the shots, particularly if travel companies and others moved to require proof of vaccination.
.@naomirwolf sounds the alarm on the push for 'vaccine passports': "I am not overstating this, I can't say it forcefully enough, this is literally the end of human liberty in the West if this plan unfolds…"#NextRevFNCpic.twitter.com/rmAC3YKKP4
Gottlieb added that it isn’t clear where the six-feet directive derived from since the CDC has failed to reference specific studies that support that figure. He recommended that President Joe Biden’s administration revisits guidelines and loosens restrictions.
That equals 0.04 percent of all COVID-19 deaths reported in the United States.
The largest number of COVID-19 deaths was among people 85 and older (162,583), according to the CDC. That was followed by 146,310 COVID-19 deaths in people 75 to 84; 115,381 in people 65 to 74; 78,883 in people 50 to 64; 15,134 in people 40 to 49; 5,583 in people 30 to 39; and 1,916 in people 18 to 29.According to the death certificate data reported by the CDC as of March 24, 526,028 people had deaths involving COVID-19. Of those, 238 were 17 or younger.
According to the CDC it can take multiple weeks for death certificates to reach the National Center for Health Statistics.
According to the CDC’s March 26 data, Florida reported 151.8 new cases of the virus per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 32,608 cases in that time period, total. Texas reported just 83 cases per capita, or 24,055 total in the last seven days.
In contrast, New York has reported 225.3 cases per 100,000 in the last seven days, or 24,909 total.
Preliminary data from EU statistics agency Eurostat compiled by Reuters showed Sweden had 7.7% more deaths in 2020 than its average for the preceding four years. Countries that opted for several periods of strict lockdowns, such as Spain and Belgium, had so-called excess mortality of 18.1% and 16.2% respectively.
A former top U.S. health official says he thinks the coronavirus originated in a lab in Wuhan, China, and began spreading as early as September 2019.
Robert Redfield, who led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, told CNN in a clip aired Friday that he thinks that scenario is more likely than any alternative, including that the virus erupted after transferring from animals to humans or in a live animal market.
The United States’ top pandemic advisor said Sunday that authorities were considering cutting social distancing rules to three feet (one meter), a move that would change a key tenet of the global fight against Covid-19.
Macomb County, Michigan, prosecutor Peter Lucido (R) said Thursday he has received “hundreds” of calls and emails with information that could aid an investigation into coronavirus-related nursing home deaths
Bhattacharya also noted that “the lockdown harms are worse than COVID” and that “the harm to people is catastrophic.” His reasoning is that “public health” means a whole lot more than protection from a virus, and that people need many more things in life in order to stay healthy — not only physically but also mentally and emotionally — such as interaction with friends and the ability to earn a living, which lockdowns have prevented.
I stand behind my comment that the lockdowns are the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years. We will be counting the catastrophic health and psychological harms, imposed on nearly every poor person on the face of the earth, for a generation.
At the same time, they have not served to control the epidemic in the places where they have been most vigorously imposed. In the US, they have — at best — protected the “non-essential” class from COVID, while exposing the essential working class to the disease. The lockdowns are trickle down epidemiology.
A middle school in New York is mandating “Double masks” for all students beginning March 15, according to a principal’s message posted to a parents’ group. East Hampton Middle School principal Dr. Charles Soriano said that “Double masking — wearing a disposable, medical procedure mask underneath a cloth mask — will be a school requirement” and “This is not optional.”
Tucker Carlson and Alex Berenson discuss how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) management's weird obsession with (apparently) forcing air traffic controllers to wear face masks when talking to pilots could lead to devastating consequences. pic.twitter.com/aw0ojYLfA1
Medical experts say that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention should issue science-based guidance and allow U.S. schools to reopen. The authorities, who include pediatricians, epidemiologists, and infectious disease experts, say the agency’s current school reopening guidance is based on fear, not fact.
Half the schools in America are closed and more are only partially open.
Drs. Tara O. Henderson, Monica Gandhi, Tracy Beth Hoeg, and Daniel Johnson wrote an opinion piece in USA Today saying that keeping schools closed or even partially reopened is “unwarranted, harming children, and has become a human rights issue.”
An American physician said the U.S. is on track to overcome coronavirus and finally reopen. In an interview over the weekend, former FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb asserted a resurgence of COVID-19 is unlikely despite reports of so-called “new strains.”
“There’s probably some crossover between the immunity you get from B.1.1.7 and immunity against those other strains,” he explained. “I don’t think we’re going to see another surge of infection this spring, but we might see a plateauing before we see continued declines again.”
Dr. Gottlieb added, the decline in new COVID infections may slow down in coming weeks, but then it will dramatically reduce by early summer due to ongoing vaccinations. He said COVID strains are mere variations of the same virus, which the human immune system is able to handle.
As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) faces articles of impeachment over covering up COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes and multiple allegations of sexual harassment, there is renewed scrutiny of his administration’s mishandling of the pandemic, including focus on an executive order that required homes for people with developmental disabilities to accept coronavirus patients.
New York City will welcome high school students back into classrooms starting on March 22, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday, a major milestone in the city’s sometimes halting efforts to resume in-person instruction for some of its one million students.
Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido is contemplating bringing charges against Whitmer for any of the deaths associated with the decision. The problem, however, is HIPAA laws prevent the prosecutor’s office from receiving vital information about a patient’s death. The only way Lucido’s office would receive the information is if a relative lodged a wrongful death complaint with the local police department.
In order for charges to be brought about, family members have to request data and additional information surrounding the person’s death. It’s something Lucido is encouraging family members to do if a loved one died.
CDC: Fully-Vaccinated People Can Gather Without Masks
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
About 25% of the migrants dropped off in a Texas border town tested positive for coronavirus, according to the director of the homeless shelter where Border Patrol agents are releasing the illegal immigrants they are catching, The Washington Times reported on Monday.
Paving the way for actual or perceived domestic vax passports
The CDC has issued new guidance for vaccinated people, giving the green-light to resume some pre-pandemic activities and relax precautions that have been in place.
Specifically, people who are fully vaccinated can gather indoors with other fully vaccinated people without wearing masks or social distancing. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after they have gotten the second shot of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines (or two weeks after receiving the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine).
Vaccinated people can also gather, unmasked, with people from another household who are not yet vaccinated, as long as those people are at low risk of serious illness from the virus. However, the agency said, vaccinated people should continue to mask when they’re in public, avoid crowds and take other precautions when gathering with unvaccinated people who are at high risk of serious illness from COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report Friday in which it quietly admitted that the mask mandates in America were allegedly responsible for less than a 2 percent decrease in COVID case growth after ONE HUNDRED DAYS. But still the CDC advises wearing masks, despite their own numbers.
In addition to readily censoring conservatives, the social media platform has also cracked down on users sharing COVID-19 “misinformation.”
Amidst the heavy-handed censorship, Alison Fauci has been working at the company since graduating in 2014, The National Pulse can reveal.
“She works as a software engineer and, according to her LinkedIn profile, was focused on developing “ad formats for the Twitter for Android app.” (Her LinkedIn profile has since been made private or deleted),” Heavy magazine summarizes.
Does a vaxxed person expell any virus, a live virus or dead viruses?
Masking is 100% fake science.
The guidelines will advise the vaccinated to continue to wear masks in public and keep a good physical distance from others,” the outlet reported, citing infectious disease expert Dr. William Schaffner, who said masks “work” and play a key role in fighting virus variants.
Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the state is testing the “Excelsior Pass,” a coronavirus passport which will be required for entry into stadiums, theaters, and businesses in New York state.
“Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a pilot program to test the Excelsior Pass during events at Madison Square Garden and Barclays Center,” the statement reads. “[The] Excelsior Pass will use proven, secure technology to confirm an individual’s vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test through a confidential data transfer to help fast-track the reopening of theaters, stadiums and other businesses in accordance with New York State guidelines.”
“For the age group 13 to 18 in April 2020, insurance claims for generalized anxiety disorder increased 93.6 percent. As a percentage of all medical claims in April of 2019, major depressive disorder claims increased 83.9 percent and adjustment disorder claims by 89.7 percent.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) introduced legislation Monday that would end “disastrous economic lockdowns that were imposed unilaterally largely by local Democrat leaders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”
His bill, the End Lockdowns Now Act, would require state and local governments to establish plans for reopening their economies as a condition for receiving federal coronavirus relief funds.
Do you think it’s possible, when you look back on this, that it may be that DeSantis did some things right?”
Well, I’m sure he did. I don’t think it would be fair to say that the governor of Florida did everything wrong, not at all. There were certain things that were done that I disagreed with, and that — it wasn’t just me personally. It’s the — any public health person who looked at it. But I think it would be unfair to say that he did everything wrong.”
Burnett asked, “Are there some things when you look at Florida that you think that he did get right?”
Fauci responded, “Well, you know, we — Erin, we had often talks on a weekly basis during the last administration with the mayors of Miami and of Dade County. And some of the things that were done down there by people at the local level really actually did work. I mean, they were very careful. They tried really very hard.”
A report published in Nature Climate Change claims carbon emissions fell drastically during COVID-19 related lockdowns. In order to meet goals set forth in The Paris Agreement, they say, a pandemic scaled lockdown would be needed once every two years in order to maintain “safe” temperature levels.
-MORE PROOF MASKING and DISTANCING IS A GOT-DAM HOAX!
Florida, which has received a steady stream of criticism from Democrats and the establishment media for rolling back coronavirus-related restrictions, allowing businesses to open and operate, has fewer new cases of the Chinese coronavirus per capita in the last seven days than New York, a blue state that has continued to embrace some of the most stringent restrictions in the country.
Alabama will become one of the next states to eliminate a government-imposed mandate that requires people wear masks in public, sources close to the matter told Breitbart News.
A source familiar with state deliberations confirmed that as soon as Friday but definitely in the coming days. Alabama will join several other states nationwide in removing its mandate requiring masks in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The State of Mississippi is following Texas’ lead and will reopen the state’s businesses and remove the mask mandates.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced the state is effectively going back to being America again.
“Starting tomorrow, we are lifting all of our county mask mandates and businesses will be able to operate at full capacity without any state-imposed rules. Our hospitalizations and case numbers have plummeted, and the vaccine is being rapidly distributed. It is time!” he tweeted.
However the state shutdown is not over until no government is allowed to restrict business activity for the panic hoax.
If COVID-19 hospitalizations rise above 15% for seven straight days, county judges may opt to impose stricter COVID-19 mitigation strategies, but they cannot impose face mask restrictions, Abbott said.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases head Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that Americans who have been vaccinated need to continue wearing masks to protect others from spreading coronavirus.
A group of moms calling themselves “Guerilla Momz” have released a video of Matt Meyer, Berkeley Federation of Teachers President, taking his own child to in-person private school while public school kids in his district sit at home. Parents are fed up with teachers’ unions refusing to open schools and now they’re doing something about it.
On Saturday, a New York State Supreme Court justice granted a preliminary injunction allowing 90 bars and restaurants to remain open until their regular closing time of 4 a.m. Cuomo had ordered a 10 p.m. curfew in November. Last month, he extended the curfew to 11 p.m. The bars and restaurants sued, demanding the scientific data upon which Cuomo based the curfew