Experts, Yes It’s Called the Angel of Death and Nobody Is Exempt From Its Sting…
Yahweh will make the pestilence cling to you until he has consumed you from off the land, where you go into possess it
Let’s start with a central claim Governor JB Pritzker made Wednesday in his testimony about COVID-19 policy before the United States House Committee on Homeland Security:
“We instituted [his mandate to wear masks] in Illinois on May 1, one of the first in the nation, and it aligns with the most significant downward shifts in our infection rate,” he said.
That’s simply untrue, and his own administration’s data show why. Infections turned down well before his mask order went into effect on May 1. We laid it out in detail in early June.
As Pritzker himself has said, the evidence of the day-to-day course of the virus closest to being timely is hospitalizations for it. Deaths provide another index. However, hospitalizations and fatalities lag the actual path of the virus, and that lag time is provided directly by the Center for Disease Control. Adjusting for those lags shows that the infection peaked in Illinois around April 15 or April 18 – before the mask order even went into effect.
Progress from the mask order would not have been shown until mid-May when Pritzker’s “science and data” projected the virus would peak. Those projections are now proved to have been wrong even before they were announced. Our full analysis, using the state’s numbers and the CDC adjustments, include the details.
Gov. JB Pritzker testifying remotely
And what about Pritzker’s suggestion for going forward, which made national headlines — a federal mask mandate for the whole nation?
In his testimony Pritzker said,
“If there’s one job government has, it’s to respond to a life-threatening emergency. But when the same emergency is crashing down on every state at once, that’s a national emergency, and it requires a national response.”
But remember what he said in April when President Trump and Vice President Pence were roundly rebuked – appropriately – for claiming that the federal government could override state emergency orders and reopening plans? Pritzker was among the critics.
“Well, I think [Trump] is going to issue some advice about it, but it’s indeed up to the governors to make decisions about the executive orders we put in place,” Pritzker said.
And Pritzker says Trump alone should issue the national mask order, with no legislation. The executive authority is highly questionable. On executive power, at least he is consistent. He can also micromanage much of the state through an emergency order he claims can be renewed for as long as he alone chooses.
Watch the video of the rest of his testimony, and you will see that the gist of it is that, when the federal government failed, it was his administration that stepped up with the right response, which is how much of the press summarized his testimony. When asked later to elaborate on what lessons Illinois officials gained from handling the pandemic, Pritzker offered no specifics, saying only, “There’s an awful lot of learning that’s taken place from March until now, so yes I think we’ve created a path for someone in the future to follow.”
His leadership showed the country how to do it, in other words.
But here’s what Pritzker didn’t tell Congress: Illinois has suffered 42% more deaths per capita than America. Per 100,000 population, 58 Illinoisans have died from the virus but just 41, nationally. Yes, the virus is spiking in states like Florida, Texas, and Arizona, but their deaths per capita remain far behind Illinois’ at 19, 10, and 28, respectively, per 100,000.
Given that record so far, nobody should be telling Congress that Illinois provides the model for others to follow.
Another matter Pritzker omitted is the growing question of whether lockdown orders make a difference at all. As we have often written, many experts have found it hard to match state and national success fighting the virus with current or prior emergency rules; the virus seems to have a life of its own, often surprising the experts.
A good, current illustration is California, which is also among the states where the virus is surging, though it has had strict lockdown rules.
The latest evidence on that issue is particularly intriguing. It’s a study authored by two University of Chicago economists, Austan Goolsby, who served on the Council of Economic Advisors during the Obama Administration.
They concluded that it’s an individual choice that determines how people have conducted themselves during the pandemic, not rules. Legal shutdown orders account for only seven percentage points of what a 60 percentage points drop in consumer traffic due to the virus.
That conclusion is consistent with another recent study in Wisconsin that we wrote about. It found virtually no change in social distancing behavior after the Wisconsin Supreme Court voided the state’s shutdown order on May 13.
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The truth is that the verdict is still out on much of what works, and Illinois is certainly not in a position to be telling Congress that it knows. We can say for sure that the entire nation at all levels of government – as well as most educational institutions and many businesses — were tragically unprepared. Failure most clearly includes the absence of any planning for what levels of government are responsible for what – the very issue on which Pritzker plays both sides.
Let’s hope that, when this is over, a quality review is undertaken that produces a useful assessment akin to the 911 Commission’s report. Hopefully, it will be free of self-aggrandizing politicians who have plagued the debate so far.
The World Is In Big Trouble, for Those That Believe We Will Go Back to Some Sense of Normal Life Here on Earth, You Will Be Sadly Disappointed, Seven and Half Years of Hell on Earth Which Began January 1, 2020
“Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed” (Isa. 59:14, NLT)…We Turned Our Backs On GOD, Now We Have Been Left To Our Own Devices, Enjoy…
While Mainstream Media Continues to Push a False Narrative, Big Tech Has Keep the Truth From Coming out by Shadow Banning Conservatives, Christians, and Like-Minded People, Those Death Attributed to the Coronavirus Is a Result of Those Mentioned, They Truly Are Evil…
Watchmen does not confuse truth with consensus The Watchmen does not confuse God’s word with the word of those in power…
In police-state fashion, Big Tech took the list of accused (including this site), declared all those named guilty and promptly shadow-banned, de-platformed or de-monetized us all without coming clean about how they engineered the crushing of dissent, Now more than ever big Tech has exposed there hand engaging in devious underhanded tactics to make the sinister look saintly, one of Satan’s greatest weapons happens to be deceit…
The accumulating death toll from Covid-19 can be seen minute-by-minute on cable news channels. But there’s another death toll few seem to care much about: the number of poverty-related deaths being set in motion by deliberately plunging millions of Americans into poverty and despair.
American health care, as we call it today, and for all its high-tech miracles, has evolved into one of the most atrocious rackets the world has ever seen. By racket, I mean an enterprise organized explicitly to make money dishonestly.
All the official reassurances won’t be worth a bucket of warm spit. The Globals are behind the CoronaVirus, It Is a Man-Made Bioweapon.
2. Corinthians 4:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV)
8. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed 10. always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. 11. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh.
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