Biden COVID Advisor: Indoor Restaurants, Bars, Gyms, and Private Social Gatherings of Friends Should be Targeted for Closure.
Masks, social distancing, were one method of taking charge of the virus. But one Biden COVID advisor, Dr Celine Gounder, says lockdowns are not needed because you can take care of things another way. The targeting of indoor restaurants, bars, gyms and private social gatherings for “closure” is on her list.
Biden Covid Advisor
“During an interview aired on Friday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “WSJ at Large,” Biden COVID-19 Advisory Board member Dr. Celine Gounder stated that “places that we know are big contributors to transmission are indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, and also private social gatherings of friends and family in the home” “are really the places we need to target for closures” while prioritizing keeping other services, like schools, open.
Gounder said that the advisory board’s “consensus” is that “the draconian lockdowns, shutdowns that we had in the spring,” are unneeded, and that increased knowledge means we can “be much more targeted about how we tighten up some of our measures. I think of it like a dimmer switch, whereas before we had an on and off light switch. So, we can dial up and dial down in a much more granular fashion. So, some of the places that we know are big contributors to transmission are indoor restaurants, bars, gyms, and also private social gatherings of friends and family in the home. So, those are really the places we need to target for closures while keeping other services, for example, schools that are — have not been major contributors to transmission, they’re not zero-risk, but they are much lower risk, and they’re an essential service. And so, we’re really prioritizing keeping schools, for example, open.”
For business owners as well as private citizens, this smacks of a Communist approach. Keeping people from being able to feed those “children in school” by closing “nonessential” businesses simply means that parents would be hamstrung from being able to effectively take care of their families. Meddling in the personal lives of citizens by forbidding them to have “social gatherings” in their own homes or meet with friends at a restaurant, or celebrate holidays together is more than “draconian.”
Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, speaking at the 2020 National Lawyers Convention on Thursday, drove the leftists wild this last week when he gave a speech in which he stated that he would hope that the egregious COVID regulations would not continue. They have been calling his speech ‘dangerous’ for the Supreme Court. Even a Supreme Court Justice is not allowed his First Amendment rights.
“All that I’m saying is this, and I think it is an indisputable statement of fact. We have never before seen restrictions as severe, extensive and prolonged as those experienced for most of 2020…The COVID crisis has served as a sort of constitutional stress test. And in doing so, it has highlighted disturbing trends that were already present before the virus struck.” Justice Samuel Alito (49 minute video)
With Biden’s COVID advisor, only one of several, bringing the thought of “closing” businesses, and private gatherings, it is simply a harbinger of what is to come soon whether President Trump is re-elected or not.
Featured photo: Screenshot of Dr Celine Grounder, a Biden COVID advisor (CBS)
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