Tuesday, December 14, 2021

The Covid Mandates Should Be Ignored; Poll: Majority of Voters Say ‘No Mandates’ in Response to the Omicron Variant, and other C-Virus related stories

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The Covid Mandates Should Be Ignored:
What Biden and other officials are doing is like sticking a 15 mph sign on the highway
n the highways in South Florida, the speed limit is generally 55 mph. I don’t know why, but it doesn’t matter: Everyone blows right through going 80 or 90, and I’ve yet to see anyone get a ticket. When the speed limit is set so preposterously low that nobody bothers to abide by or even enforce it, it is the same as having no speed limit.
That is how the new mandates should be viewed — and resisted — until sanity comes back to the setting of Covid-19 policy. I come to this conclusion reluctantly, because democracy depends on people’s allegiance to the rule of law. We have an obligation to follow rules that have been duly enacted — whether or not we like them, whether or not they comport with our understanding of the Constitution.
Moreover, there are no absolute rights at stake here. There is no absolute right to personal freedom, no absolute “right to choose,” just as there is no absolute right to public safety. Those rights must be balanced against each other, and sometimes sweeping mandates and lockdowns are warranted.
“Hard cases make bad law,” the saying goes, and there’s no denying that Covid presented a hard case.
Covid-19 is clearly several times more deadly than the common flu. And the common flu is a prolific killer — normally the eighth leading cause of death in the United States. And yet, to prevent some of the 40,000 flu deaths that can occur in a typical year, people who know they’re sick don’t even stay home from work or wash their hands, much less wear masks. There has never been a vaccine mandate for the flu, nor could such a mandate ever be implemented.
On the other hand, Covid-19 is not nearly as deadly as, say, the virus in Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion (2011), which spreads like the flu but causes severe encephalitis, with a case fatality rate of 20 percent, about 100 times more lethal than the flu. As the movie plausibly dramatizes, such a pandemic could bring about a total collapse of social order in a matter of weeks, with the possibility of leaving tens of millions dead in just a few months. To stop the spread of a virus like that, it might be necessary to impose martial law, complete with military cordons around outbreak areas and shoot-on-sight curfews. --->READ MORE HERE
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Poll: Majority of Voters Say ‘No Mandates’ in Response to the Omicron Variant:
Most voters do not believe there should be mandates in response to the Omicron variant, a Convention of States/Trafalgar Group survey released exclusively to Breitbart News found.
The survey asked voters, “What is your opinion on the new Omicron variant of Covid-19?” and provided a series of options. It found that a majority of voters, overall, 69.4 percent, say that increased mandates and restrictions are “not needed.” Of those, 31.1 percent say it is “not a serious health risk,” while 38.3 percent say “regardless of risk, increased mandates and restrictions” are “not needed.”
Overall, 30.6 percent believe the Omicron variant poses a “serious health risk that warrants stricter mandates and restrictions.”
Notably, a majority of Republicans (86.5 percent), independents (67 percent), and Democrats (54.5 percent) agree with the bottom line that there should not be any more mandates in response to the variant, regardless of the risk. Among those, 50.3 percent of Republicans say Omicron is “not a serious health risk” — a sentiment held by 18.4 percent of independents and 21.4 percent of Democrats. --->READ MORE HERE
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