While most Democratic governors impose abusive measures violating basic individual liberties under the guise of addressing the CCP Virus, the Republican governors of Texas and Florida, Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis, respectively, assure that their states will not be closed down any further. They will seek to focus attention on people at risk, while the rest will be able to make a normal living by taking care of themselves, they announced.
The news from the Republican governors comes at the same time that Democratic-controlled states are taking exaggerated actions to deepen closures amid an increase in reported cases of the CCP Virus.
As reported by NBC News, Abbott said he wants to focus on “working to cure those who have Covid [the CCP Virus]” by helping them leave hospitals so that the rest of the population can return to normal routines.
A representative for Abbott’s office, Renae Eze, sent a clear message in which she states that he recognizes the seriousness of the virus, while determining the importance of focusing efforts on properly caring for the sick and not locking up the entire population. He insisted on the importance of respecting certain security protocols so that the rest of the population can continue to live a normal life, without affecting the economy or individual freedoms.
The governor of Florida, Ron De Santis, was even more forceful and determined through an official spokesman, “The governor will not lock up or fine families that cannot afford a shelter for 6 weeks. Especially not for a virus that has a 99.8% survival rate.”
A week before these two announcements, Republican Gov. Kristi Noem had promised to reject any national closure order. She also assured that she would not enforce a federal mandate of blocking or masking after the advisers of the Democratic presidential candidate, Joe Biden, announced that measure in case he was named president despite allegations of fraud.
Parallel to these cases, Kaleigh McEnany, White house press secretary, spoke to Fox News on Wednesday and referred to measures imposed by some Democratic governors to combat the CCP Virus that she called Orwellian and said “it’s not the American way” to do things.
As Thanksgiving approaches, some Democratic governors, such as Kate Brown of Ohio, imposed the mandatory wearing of masks, even indoors, and announced a ban on gatherings of more than six people, threatening arrests and fines if they do not comply.
“I think a lot of the guidelines you are seeing are Orwellian, the American people know how to protect their health. We have been dealing with COVID for many months,” McEnany said.
Dr. Scott Atlas, President Trump’s medical adviser, a vocal opponent of extreme quarantine measures, expressed concern about the increase in mental health problems among children and youth, which increased overall by 30% compared to 2019.
Atlas spoke out against all government measures that force its citizens to isolate themselves using the CCP Virus as an excuse, arguing that the problems of confinement can be even more serious than the virus itself, “I don’t want to see the figure that one in four Americans, college students, 18 to 24 years old, thought about committing suicide because of confinement,” Atlas told Fox News.