The federal health “experts” once again have egg on their faces after the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest recommendation for a total shutdown of Michigan.
As cases were spiking in Michigan despite Governor Gretchen Whitmer having more Draconian restrictions in place here than in the vast majority of other states, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky demanded that Whitmer reimplement “stay-at-home” orders from the earliest days of the pandemic.
Whitmer did not act on Walensky’s impulses, and her rare reticence to exercise power benefitted public safety immensely.
As Michigan Capitol Confidential explains, the seven-day average of positive test results was 651 per million on Apr. 12 when Walensky made her suggestion. By Apr. 20, those numbers were down to 463 per million. The most recent data shows that cases are down to 298 per million.
What has resulted are pretty much the opposite consequences that Walensky predicted as she pressed for another lockdown.
“So when you have an acute situation, extraordinary number of cases like we have in Michigan, the answer is not necessarily to give vaccine,” Walensky said, as quoted by The Associated Press.
“The answer to that is to really close things down, to go back to our basics, to go back to where we were last spring, last summer and to shut things down, to flatten the curve, to decrease contact with one another, to test … to contact trace,” she added.
These numbers also show exactly what may have happened if lockdowns were not implemented in the first place. If the federal public health experts could be so wrong about this, perhaps they have been wrong about the lockdowns all along?
Don’t expect anyone to learn anything from this. Whitmer knows that these lockdowns give her an excuse to crush her opponents at a moment’s notice, using any lie to get away with it, and only a handful of Republicans will even have the courage to say what she is doing is wrong. Government officials generally don’t willingly cede power back to the people once it has been usurped.
The only way lockdown insanity comes to an end permanently is through widespread civil disobedience. The system will no longer protect liberty at any level. It has come time for patriots at every level to say NO to complying with these senseless and dehumanizing edicts regardless of whatever justification is given for them.