Britain Really Wants Thousands To Descend On Nation Taking Fossil Fueled Flights For COP26

They really want it to be in person this year, because the lockdowns they put in place, some of the most burdensome in the world, were just so inconvenient for the climate cult. What if COVID is still raging in Europe and many parts of the world as it is now? The Elites keep doomsaying with news of new variants. Why even take the chance?

Britain wants in-person ‘COP26’ climate change summit this year

Britain is working hard to make sure it will host an in-person United Nations’ Climate Change Conference, known as COP26, in November and there is no desire to postpone the summit again, Britain’s COP26 president said on Wednesday.

“We are working very hard to ensure we deliver an in-person COP, which allows all countries to participate on an equal footing,” Alok Sharma told parliament.

“This is incredibly important as many parties feel strongly that negotiations must be in person,” Sharma said.

The November summit in Glasgow, Scotland, was originally due to be held in 2020, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asked if the summit would go ahead, Sharma said: “COP26 has already been postponed by one year and the urgency of the climate crisis has not abated.”

“I don’t sense any desire amongst parties for a further postponement and we’re working very hard to ensure that we have an in-person physical COP, taking into account of course any COVID-related contingencies,” he said.

Why not use Zoom or some other type of video conference system, just like they’ve made kids and many working adults use? Oh, in person is important? Huh.

Anyhow, will all the parties, including the politicians and high ranking bureaucrats, from Europe take the trains they are so proud of to travel to Scotland? Or will they take fossil fueled vehicles and short airplane trips? France just agreed to ban most short haul domestic flights. Scotland’s not much further. Oh, right, this would only apply to the peons. How will it work with around 7,000 to 10,000 people descending on Scotland with COVID certainly still a danger? How do they do masking and social distancing and stuff? Will it be run 100% on renewables? As normal, the climahypocrisy will be amazing.

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Not National News: Teenager With Airsoft Gun Shot By Police

Will we get riots over this?

Maryland trooper shoots, kills teenager who had airsoft gun

A Maryland State Police trooper responding to a pair of 911 calls shot and killed a teenager who was pointing what investigators determined was an airsoft gun at him, authorities said Tuesday.

The shooting occurred after state police received two 911 calls about someone acting suspicious, Superintendent Woodrow Jones II told a news conference. The first caller said he thought the person had a gun, left a telephone number but didn’t give an address before hanging up, Jones said.

A second caller gave a street address for the suspicious person that was a short distance from the Leonardtown barracks, but the caller hung up before identifying themselves, Jones said.

Anyone thinking this was a setup in some manner?

Jones said the trooper, who responded alone, encountered Peyton Ham, 16, who he said had a gun and a knife. According to the superintendent, a witness said they saw Ham in the driveway of the home “in a shooting stance” and pointing a weapon at the trooper.

“The trooper fired at the male, wounding him,” Jones said. According to another witness, Ham then pulled out a knife and tried to get up.

“The trooper ordered him to drop the knife before he fired again,” Jones said, adding that the trooper reported the shooting and called for emergency personnel while other troopers gave first aid. Ham was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Jones said.

An investigation revealed that the weapon Ham wielded was an airsoft gun, which is commonly used to shoot BBs and which Jones called “a close representation of an actual handgun.”

It’s simple: do not point any firearm, real or fake, at law enforcement officers. Or anyone else that is armed. You may not like the results. Or you family may not like the results, because you’ll be dead. If officers show up, put it down. This is pure common sense, which is in serious lack these days. When do the riots start and the media make a big deal out of this? When is Walgreen’s, Port Of Leonardtown Wines, and Dunkin get looted? There’s not much more in Leonardtown, it’s small town on the shore of the tip of Maryland south of D.C.

The teenager was white, as is the trooper who shot him, according to Maryland State Police spokesman Greg Shipley.

Oh. Never to both. It’s a small town, with both the main office for the State Police in the county and the Sheriff’s office.

Meanwhile, Dana Loesch makes great points I 100% agree with

1) Don’t resist arrest. Don’t help to escalate a situation by not getting out of your vehicle or by jerking your arms out of cuffs when cops are serving a warrant for felony possession and fighting with them while trying to get into your car to flee. Contest the warrant in court. Contest the entire idea of detainment in court, if you want. Cops enforce the laws that politicians write…..

2) Cops should know the difference between their tasers and their guns. Thankfully, most do. Thankfully, situations like what we saw on that video are rare. The state of duress counts, true, but this is why training exists….

Duante Wright was not a good person. He was on bail from a 2019 assault and attempted robbery while he had a firearm. His bail was revoked in July for allegedly possessing a firearm. He was pulled over for expired tags (not the silly “he had an air freshener hanging from the mirror”), then the cops saw the warrant for his arrest. Had he complied, nothing would have happened.

(Yahoo News) The family of Daunte Wright on Tuesday dismissed the initial conclusion by police that his fatal shooting by an officer who fired her gun instead of a Taser during a traffic stop was an accident.

“An accident is knocking over a glass of milk,” Jeff Storms, an attorney for Wright’s family, said during a press conference outside Hennepin County Courthouse in Minneapolis. “It’s not an accident to pull your gun out of your holster. It’s not an accident to point your gun. It’s not an accident to ignore the fact that what you’re holding doesn’t weigh the same amount as the Taser you’ve used in training hundreds of times.

“So don’t tell us it’s an accident,” Storms said, “because it undermines the tragic loss of life that this family has experienced.”

They’re correct. It was not an accident. Duante shouldn’t have resisted, and the officer should not have kept her taser near her firearm, and should have known immediately that she wasn’t grabbing a taser. It would be a different color, for one thing. A lot lighter, for another. Most are taught to keep it on their non-dominant hand side. Officers should know what is on their belt like they know how to walk in their house in the dark. You rarely see a cop fumble for their handcuffs, because they know exactly where they are without looking.

And, of course, Obama had to chime in

Obama: Daunte Wright shooting shows “just how badly we need to reimagine policing”

Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday stressed that the U.S. needs to “reimagine policing and public safety” after Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by a Minneapolis officer this weekend.

What he’s saying: “Our hearts are heavy over yet another shooting of a Black man, Daunte Wright, at the hands of police,” Obama said in a statement.

“The fact that this could happen even as the city of Minneapolis is going through the trial of Derek Chauvin and reliving the heart-wrenching murder of George Floyd indicates not just how important it is to conduct a full and transparent investigation, but also just how badly we need to reimagine policing and public safety in this country.”

“Michelle and I grieve alongside the Wright family for their loss. We empathize with the pain that Black mothers, fathers, and children are feeling after yet another senseless tragedy. “

No mention that Duante assaulted a woman, choked her twice, all in an attempt to steal $820 in her own home. Or that he was certainly illegally in possession of a firearm. Or that he violated bail, and resisted arrest. Perhaps we need to be reimagining what kids are taught about the legal system, that you fight this in court, not the streets. It’s easy for Obama, Michelle, and their kids, who are surrounded by Secret Service all the time, so, won’t be choked by punks.

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Doom: Sea Level Could Rise 20-30 Because You Ate A Burger

If you would just comply and give up your money, freedom, and choice to Government, everything would be OK

Sea levels are going to rise by at least 20ft. We can do something about it

The climate emergency is bigger than many experts, elected officials, and activists realize. Humanity’s greenhouse gas emissions have overheated the Earth’s atmosphere, unleashing punishing heat waves, hurricanes, and other extreme weather – that much is widely understood.

The larger problem is that the overheated atmosphere has in turn overheated the oceans, assuring a catastrophic amount of future sea level rise.

As oceans heat up the water rises in part because warm water expands but also because the warmer waters have initiated major melt of polar ice sheets. As a result, average sea levels around the world are now all but certain to rise by at least 20 to 30 feet. That’s enough to put large parts of many coastal cities, home to hundreds of millions of people, under water.

The key questions are how soon this sea level rise will happen and whether humans can cool the atmosphere and oceans quickly enough to prevent part of this.

That’s horrible!

If seas rise 20 feet over the next 2,000 years, our children and their descendants may find ways to adapt. But if seas rise 20 feet or more over the next 100 to 200 years — which is our current trajectory – the outlook is grim. In that scenario, there could be two feet of sea level rise by 2040, three feet by 2050, and much more to come.

“If”. “2,000 years.” As for 20 feet in the next 100-200 years, well, the reality is that sea rise is averaging about 6-8 inches per century. Even if it speeds up to be like a normal Holocene warm period, that would only mean around a foot to a foot and a half over the next 100 years. Damned sure not 2 feet in 19 years, and another foot by 2050.  But, it’s all about scaring people. Like these people

Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change

More than 300 businesses, including Google, McDonalds and Walmart, are pushing the Biden administration to nearly double the United States’ target for cuts to planet-warming emissions ahead of an April 22 global summit on climate change.

In a letter to President Biden, expected to be released Tuesday morning, chief executive officers from some of the nation’s largest companies will call on the administration to set a new Paris Agreement goal of slashing the nation’s carbon dioxide, methane and other planet-warming emissions at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030.

Interestingly, these same executives running the businesses so often have palatial homes by the sea. I won’t delve into all the rest of their climahypocrisy.

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If All You See…

…are evil fossil fueled vehicles, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is The First Street Journal, with a post on what what #socialjustice criminal prosecution has done for Philadelphia.

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North Carolina Looks To Ban Trans Males In Sport, Stop Transition Procedures For Those Under 21

Many states have done the same, especially in banning the gender confused from playing in sports of the opposite sex, mostly to protect women from having to compete with biological males, which destroys women’s sports. North Carolina is giving it a shot, and uber-Progressive NC Policy Watch is livid

HB 2 redux? NC lawmakers again buck science, human rights advocates and corporate America with attacks on transgender rights

(unhinged discussion of HB2, the so-called bathroom bill)

At issue this time are the new and even broader comprehensive assaults on transgender rights found in Senate Bill 514 and House Bill 358. Unlike the hastily tossed together “bathroom bill” of 2016, these proposals don’t just manufacture controversy out of thin air by advancing preposterous lies about “cross-dressing” male predators lurking in female restrooms. Rather, they undertake a broad and concerted assault on the very existence of transgender people.

As Policy Watch reporter Joe Killian reported last week, House Bill 358 – the badly misnamed “Save Women’s Sports Act” – is literally based on the premise that transgender women are simply men pretending to be women.

They are. So says thousands of years of biological science. So says reality. Even if they get breast implants, take huge amounts of estrogen and other drugs, and cut their willy off and create a fake vagina, they still have male chromosomes.

Indeed, the bill specifically states that “sex shall be recognized based solely on a person’s reproductive biology and genetics at birth.”

The “party of science” doesn’t like science.

SB 514 would go even further by seeking to:

  • ban anyone under the age of 21 from receiving gender-affirming treatment, including reversible hormone therapy,
  • impose fines on medical professionals who provide gender-affirming treatment to anyone under the age of 21, and
  • require government employees, including teachers, to report children who demonstrate “gender nonconformity” to their parents, and
  • protect the discredited practice of “conversion” therapy,

Both bills are part of a transparent national effort by Trump-loyal social conservatives who dominate the Republican Party to find and manufacture issues that will keep the GOP base voting against its own economic interests.

The only thing that goes to far is the use of 21 as the age. But, then, these days, are those who turn 18 really adults? Considering the way they act in college, maybe not. But, should be 18. Let the grow up before deciding to make a huge, massive life changing decision, not as kids. And should have left conversion therapy out of this. Unfortunately, politicians always seem to add unnecessary stuff into bills.

First, the science is much more commonly understood than it was five years ago. Not only is gender dysphoria widely known and accepted as a serious medical condition and covered by numerous insurance plans, the notion that transgender women athletes will automatically enjoy an inherent and unfair physical advantage in sporting competitions has been widely debunked.

Let them wait till they’re mature enough to make the decision for life changing procedures. Certainly not their parents pushing for this stuff when they’re kids. And, yes, the reality is that men enjoy advantages over women in most sports. Notice no link was offered on that being debunked.

Meanwhile, the NCAA is hellbent on destroying women’s sports

NCAA backs transgender athletes, says events will be in places ‘free of discrimination’

The NCAA has issued a stern warning to state leaders: Fail to support an inclusive environment for all athletes and lose the chance of host tournaments.

The warning is directed at 30 states considering transgender sports bans, including both North Carolina and South Carolina.

The NCAA Board of Governors released a statement Monday that it will not host championships in places that discriminate against transgender athletes.

The NCAA said all student-athletes are “expected to be treated with dignity and respect” and that tournaments will only be held in places where hosts can commit to a “safe and discrimination-free environment.”

“The NCAA Board of Governors firmly and unequivocally supports the opportunity for transgender student-athletes to compete in college sports. This commitment is grounded in our values of inclusion and fair competition,” the statement read in part.

What about treating actual, real women with dignity and respect? How about not taking away their competition chances, their wins, their scholarships? The world is nuts.

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Scientific America Goes Full Climate Cult, Will Refer To It As “Climate Emergency” From Now On

Watts Up With That? ran a piece back in 2018 with some of the name changes, using this graphic

It’s all about continuing to ramp up the scare-factor. The Cult of Climastrology had been seriously pimping climate crisis, maybe they should go with climate apocalypse?

Citing grave threat, Scientific American replaces ‘climate change’ with ‘climate emergency’

Scientific American magazine announced Monday that it would stop using the term “climate change” in articles about man-made global warming and substitute “climate emergency” instead.

“Journalism should reflect what science says: the climate emergency is here,” Scientific American senior editor Mark Fischetti said in a Monday post about the magazine’s decision.

To make his point, Fischetti pointed to the mounting number of weather-related disasters that most scientists agree stem from climate change.

“A hurricane blasts Florida. A California dam bursts because floods have piled water high up behind it. A sudden, record-setting cold snap cuts power to the entire state of Texas,” Fischetti wrote. “These are also emergencies that require immediate action. Multiply these situations worldwide, and you have the biggest environmental emergency to beset the earth in millennia: climate change.”

Because hurricanes never happened before fossil fueled vehicles, right? A California dam bursts because sometimes it’s wet in the west, and sometimes dry, and the dam was substandard….hey, perhaps China Joe could allocate money in that Everything Is Infrastructure bill for actual infrastructure?…, and they’re actually blaming a serious cold snap on heat trapping greenhouse gases.

The oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., Scientific American is not alone it its decision to highlight what it sees as an emergency requiring immediate action. It joined the Columbia Journalism Review, the Nation, the Guardian, Noticias Telemundo, Al Jazeera, Japan’s Asahi Shimbun and Italy’s La Repubblica in releasing a statement about the change in language.

“The planet is heating up way too fast. It’s time for journalism to recognize that the climate emergency is here,” the statement said, adding, “Why ’emergency’? Because words matter. To preserve a livable planet, humanity must take action immediately.”

Interestingly, none of them mentioned any measures they plan to take in their own business operations. No mention of refusing to use fossil fuels to gather the information to create their articles. No mention of doing away with the use of paper for those who still publish a dead tree edition. No mention of turning the heat down to 60 and the AC up to 80 (or doing away with the use of AC altogether). No mention of switching over to 100% renewables to power their operations.

“Failure to slash the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere will make the extraordinary heat, storms, wildfires and ice melt of 2020 routine and could ‘render a significant portion of the Earth uninhabitable,'” the statement said, quoting from an article in, where else, Scientific American.

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Brooklyn Center Mayor, City Council Decide Due Process Is Unnecessary, Fire City Manager

As violence, looting, arson, assault, attacking police officers, the whole gamut, occurred in the streets of Brooklyn Center (how many people lost their businesses, people who had zero to do with the shooting?), and the streets of other cities, the mayor and city council decided to bow to the mob

Daunte Wright shooting: Brooklyn Center city manager fired after call for due process for police officer

Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey was fired on Monday evening, hours after he publicly disagreed with Mayor Mike Elliott’s assertion that the police officer who fatally shot a Black man in the Minneapolis suburb should be immediately fired in response to the incident.

“Effective immediately our city manager has been relieved of his duties, and the deputy city manager will be assuming his duties moving forward,” Elliott wrote on Twitter. “I will continue to work my hardest to ensure good leadership at all levels of our city government.”

Daunte Wright, 20, was fatally shot during a traffic stop. Bodycam footage showed three officers gathered near a stopped car that police said was pulled over for an expired registration. Police attempted to arrest the man, later identified as Wright, for an outstanding warrant. A struggle ensued, followed by the fatal shooting.

Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon said the officer who shot and killed Wright had intended to fire a Taser, not their service weapon. Authorities have not released the name of the female officer involved in the shooting. (maybe not, but everyone seems to know her name)

The Brooklyn Center City Council voted to fire Boganey, a longtime city employee, during an emergency meeting, the Star Tribune reported. At the same meeting, the council voted to give the mayor command authority over the city’s police department.

During a virtual workshop after the meeting, Council Member Kris Lawrence-Anderson said she voted to fire Boganey out of fear of potential reprisals from protestors if she did not, according to the newspaper.

That’s called bowing to the mob. Mob rule. Running our system of justice on Men, not law, meaning on feelings and whim. What did Boganey say that was so bad?

“All employees working for the city of Brooklyn Center are entitled to due process with respect to discipline,” Boganey said. “This employee will receive due process and that’s really all that I can say today.”

When pressed on whether he personally felt the officer should be fired, Boganey again called for due process.

“If I were to answer that question, I’d be contradicting what I said a moment ago — which is to say that all employees are entitled to due process and after that due process, discipline will be determined,” Boganey said. “If I were to say anything else, I would actually be contradicting the idea of due process.”

ZOMG, that’s horrible! We don’t do that in 2021. But, Brooklyn Center might find itself on the wrong side of a lawsuit from Boganey, if he files a wrongful termination suit. He might have an “at will” type contract, but, for a position like City Manager, that would be highly doubtful. And a court will most likely not find calling for due process as a reason for “termination for cause.” And if they fire the idiot officer – I’m of the opinion that if you’re pulling your pistol instead of tazer, even in the heat of the moment, and deploying it and firing it (they feel different in the hand, and really wouldn’t be in the same spot as firearm), you’re too incompetent to be in the job – before due process, as laid out in the police contract, they’ll get another lawsuit.

And all because they’re bowing to a violent mob. This is bowing to the Heckler’s Veto. It’s dangerous, sets a bad precedent, may result in lawsuits, and, doesn’t work, because the Democratic Party voters will still riot, pillage, loot, destroy, assault, and burn.

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Say, Can Colorado Sell Enough Electric Cars To Hit It’s Goal?

No.

Post over.

Oh, OK

Can Colorado sell enough EVs to hit its climate change goals?

The challenges of convincing automakers to build more electric vehicles and Colorado consumers to buy them comes down to a story of Ford’s traditional show horses, the Mustang and the Bronco.

The 2021 electric version of Ford’s classic Mustang sports car got rave reviews. Enthusiastic Western Slope consumers ordered 13 of them from Glenwood Springs auto dealer Jeff Carlson.

About the same time, Ford announced it would revive its beloved four-wheel-drive Bronco after a 25-year hiatus. An electric or hybrid version might come eventually, but the first rejuvenated Broncos would run on gas.

Glenwood Springs customers ordered 160 of them.

Carlson says he is a fan of recent EV models from multiple manufacturers, and the goal of replacing gas-powered cars. Nevertheless, he says, “I can’t control customer demand.”

That’s the reality facing Gov. Jared Polis, his ambitions to combat climate change, and a legislature pondering its role in goosing EV sales. To meet emissions reduction goals codified in state law, the transportation segment of Polis’ plan calls for nearly 1 million EVs on Colorado roads in less than nine years.

The Mustang EV starts at just under $43,000. A 2021 Bronco starts at $28,500. Which sounds more enticing? Which sounds more affordable?

Colorado can’t just set a goal and hope, whether it’s EVs in question or other climate change fixes, said Kelly Nordini, executive director of Conservation Colorado. That’s why her group and allies are pushing to get more of the greenhouse-gas reduction goals written into law, with hard deadlines.

Well, that sounds more like they want to force people to buy them, despite being unaffordable and impractical for the majority of people. Once again

Beyond that, who’s paying for the EVs? They aren’t cheap, you know. The least expensive out there, excluding the tiny ones like those you rent in places like Bermuda (which makes sense there), is the Mini Cooper SE, with a range of 110 miles and a base price of $30,750. For that kind of money you could get a Honda Accord EXL or the Toyota Camry equivalent, higher end standard sedans, or the same trim levels for the CRV or RAV4. Their hybrid versions aren’t that much more expensive. And will go a lot longer, have a much lower cost of ownership, and much higher residual values.

EVs are toys for rich folks. Who often have a big fossil fueled vehicle for longer trips. Not sure about you, but, I rarely see Teslas when I drive down 40 to Wilmington or going west towards Greensboro or Charlotte. Nor the few times I hit 95 heading north.

Coloradans bought about 220,000 vehicles in 2020. Fewer than 7,500 of those were fully electric, according to new figures from the Colorado Auto Dealers Association.

So, even in Dem voting Colorado they’re having trouble selling them

Skeptics, including dealers, seem to be ignoring the revolution among carmakers, many of whom are pledging to go fully electric in the next few years, Will Toor, director of the state energy office, said.

“I don’t think that they are looking at what’s actually happening in the automobile industry,” Toor said.

Now, dealers are looking at what people actually buy. Honda stopped making the Fit for US sales because they weren’t selling many. Same with other manufacturers and their sub-compacts. This isn’t Field Of Dreams: if you build it they still won’t buy it.

Anyhow, this piece keeps going on and on and on, and even mentions inequality, which, in this case, is true. These are for rich folks, who get tax breaks.

Carlson has chargers available at his Western Slope dealerships, and agrees that building out the network is crucial if EVs are going to take over the market. He says, though, that he’s just not as certain as government and environmental leaders that car shoppers are ready to make big changes, fast.

“The consumer is a wily, wily critter,” Carlson said. “And the government thinks that they can tell the wily critter what to do.”

Yes, they do. And they will force you. To end up buying a scooter because you can’t afford an EV and don’t want to spend 2 hours on buses when your normal commute is 15 minutes.

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If All You See…

…is an area turning to desert from carbon pollution drought, you might just be a Warmist

The blog of the day is Coyote Blog, with a post on COVID variant terrorism and the NY Times.

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COVID Doom: “Expert” Says Michigan’s Spike Could Be Sign Of Doom For U.S.

The Credentialed Media is always going to be about doom, about scaring people, but, now you combine that with politics in order to make everyone controlled by the government. An they just can’t give that up even as more and more are vaccinated

Michigan’s Covid-19 crisis could be a sign of what’s to come for the US, expert says

As the US races to vaccinate more Americans, Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising, predominantly among younger people who haven’t yet gotten a shot.

Some experts worry this might only be the start of what’s to come in the next weeks. Michigan is already in the middle of a violent surge, and one epidemiologist says other states should be paying close attention.

“Michigan is really the bellwether for what it looks like when the B.1.1.7 variant … spreads in the United States,” Dr. Celine Gounder told CNN on Sunday. “It’s causing a surge in cases and it’s causing more severe disease, which means that even younger people, people in their 30s, 40s and 50s are getting very sick and being hospitalized from this.”

The B.1.1.7 variant, first spotted in the UK, is now the dominant strain of the virus in the US. Experts say it’s more contagious, may cause more severe disease and may potentially be more deadly. And it’s rapidly spreading across the country.

Florida has the highest number of cases of the variant, followed by Michigan, Minnesota and Massachusetts, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Michigan had one of the strictest lockdown protocols of the entire nation, and was almost as bad as some European nations for governmental authority. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer was drunk on power. Florida didn’t. Yet, they are both seeing spikes, and you have a heck of a lot more people going to Florida for vacations than Michigan.

“So there is no way that a surge in vaccination is going to help curb this when transmission is happening right now,” she said. “The hard truth is that the only thing that will curb transmission right now are measures that take effect immediately.” For example, masking up, not dining indoors, and socializing outdoors, she added.

Funny that COVID surged after 37 states implemented mask mandates worse than during the late winter into Spring, eh? And many governors are fear mongering, which may not actually be fear mongering, but, at this point, after all the Fear Porn and wielding of Authority by so many, people just don’t believe it anymore.

And what to do about vaccine hesitancy?

“The last 20 to 30% are going to be the hardest because a lot of folks in this country are still hesitant to get the vaccine. We’re seeing it all over the country,” Reiner said. “We need to really get down on the grassroots level, talk to people about their hesitancy and get shots into arms.”

“Because if we don’t vaccinate that last 30% or so, we’re still going to have to live with this virus for a very long time.”

And that will be the Excuse for keeping all the fear and authoritarian measures going for the long term. Pick your own excuse for not getting the shot, there are more than plenty on both sides of the political aisle who do not want it. Will they be forced?

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