Bat Soup Virus Today: COVID Passes And Dems Not To Blame For Job Losses

Have you noticed that most of the doom and gloom surrounding COVID deaths and positive tests has rather dried up since China Joe took office? Have you read any stories about there being 1,815 deaths across the US Sunday? Or, going back to inauguration day, 3322, 3734, 4142, 4370? For a total of 419k? Anyhow, an “analysis” by the Washington Post looks to take the blame off Democratic governors

Shutdowns by Democratic governors did not cause the pandemic jobs crisis

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 416,000 Americans and recently pulled the U.S. economic recovery into reverse. Some states have shut down again to get a handle on surging caseloads. And critics have blamed those states’ governors, typically Democrats, for job losses.

But pandemic-related economic research shows the shutdowns aren’t killing jobs; the virus is.

In the first outbreaks last spring, people stayed home to avoid contracting the deadly novel coronavirus, regardless of what their governor said. (snip)

If stay-at-home orders poisoned an otherwise healthy economy, business should have crumpled the moment they kicked in. But cellphone activity data analyzed by Gupta, Simon and Wing show a different trend: People started to stay home well before states imposed shutdowns.

I’ll give Andrew Van Damm the benefit on that part: people were staying home. They were seeing what was going on in China, then the cruise ships, then the devastation in Italy, and were very concerned. Traffic was way, way down at stores, was it not?

The Washington Post often hears from readers who blame job losses on Democratic governors who have often imposed shutdowns when coronavirus cases surge. If Democrats are really responsible for job losses, we would expect to see employment fall off the cliff in blue states while employment in red states sail on untouched. But even the simplest analysis shows job losses don’t depend solely on the governor’s party. Some red states struggled; some blue states thrived.

But, see, the WP and these economists are attempting to really just look at the beginning, rather than what happened when Government starting locking everything down, and so many have kept them locked down. Certainly, I do not want to place all the blame on Democrat governors (and some GOP govs, like Maryland’s Larry Hogan), as they are not all to blame. But, certainly, they played a big part in closing businesses, telling people when businesses could be open, how to operate, and keeping many closed and/or limited. At the end of the day, we should be blaming China, but, the Dem govs sure helped increase the pain, which was meant to let them play their power game, because Dems love government power, along with hurting President Trump, because, let’s face it, a lot of this was political. Notice all the complaints about re-open protests while virtually none about the BLM riots.

This isn’t about science or economics, it’s about setting a Narrative to protect Democrat governors when they come up for election in the next two years, because they sure were blaming Trump for everything, right?

Wilmington firm rolls out its own COVID-19 vaccine ‘passport’

North Carolina-based CastleBranch, a consumer reporting agency, has rolled out its own version of a “digital vaccine passport.”

The Wilmington-based firm, supported by anti-counterfeit technology, is now issuing Real Vaccination ID cards as proof for the COVID-19 vaccination.

“Tracking, storing and reviewing complex medical documents – including vaccine records – is what we do,” its CEO Brett Martin, who founded the the agency more than 20 years ago, told WRAL TechWire.

“If we can help people prove their COVID-19 vaccination status and help them return to everyday life — then that’s a summit worth climbing.”

How soon till Government recommends that companies require this for employment, with companies implementing this “recommendation”?

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12 Responses to “Bat Soup Virus Today: COVID Passes And Dems Not To Blame For Job Losses”

  1. Professor Hale says:

    Actually, this used to be normal for international travel. AIDS killed this policy. When diseases get associated with certain behaviors, politicians rush to conceal the disease and privacy becomes more important than the public health. I still have my yellow international shot records that accompany my passport.

    The real issue here is having a national discussion about whether anyone really wants their government to have this much power. Certainly people in government do. Democratic party judges were really good at restraining everything Trump wanted to do. If they ever had any principles besides undermining an elected President they didn’t like, they would be putting the brakes on Biden’s ambitions too.

  2. Hairy says:

    Teach finds at least done humor in calling Covid by funny names, even though that virus that he gave a funny sounding nic name has killed well over 400000 Americans
    Teach do you really think it proper to find humor there?
    After all it was Covid that defeated Trump

    • dachs_dude says:

      Really? We were told by the media that Biden beat Trump. Not COVID.

      So are you saying the the Democrats weaponized the virus for political gain?

  3. david7134 says:

    Why does COVID bother you. If you are young it has a very low risk of death. If you already have one foot in the grave, then your risk of mortality and morbidity is higher. It is very appropriate to cast something in humor and is much better than going around scared of your shadow like you do. I have noticed that liberals are very much cowards. Are you aware that since Biden stole the office that 14000 people have died from the COVID. WHEN IS HE GOING TO STOP THE ILLNESS.

  4. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Russia TEACH typed: “Have you noticed that most of the doom and gloom surrounding COVID deaths and positive tests has rather dried up since China Joe took office?”

    Nope. What Russia TEACH is implying is just false. Remember when the Trump Virus would disappear after Nov 3? Nope. After Jan 20? Nope. Grown-ups don’t play the childish games that make connies thrive. The Trump Virus is here. It’s not a scam or hoax. People are dying and a more contagious variant (Trump Jr Virus) is making its way through the population. Hunker down, dumbass connies, it’s going to be a bumpy ride.

    Have you noticed that most of what conservatives believe to be true, is not?

    • Jl says:

      Nice try, J-If Biden was in things would have been worse, as we all remember when he criticized Trump’s travel ban. But now it’s ok as he’s imposing one of his own….

  5. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Defeat the virus to repair the economy. Told you.

    • drowningpuppies says:

      How does Joey defeat the virus and repair the American economy by blocking the XL pipeline and banning fracking on federal land thus killing jobs?
      How’s that work?

      You’re stupid Rimjob.

      #Unity [email protected]!

      Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Unitymyass says:

      Fauci is the highest paid federal employee making over $417,000 in 2019. The president makes $400,000. How’s that for bullshit?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Dr. Fauci is the Director of the US NIAID and has been since 1984.

        He hardly makes more than a ECU assistant football coach.

  6. alanstorm says:

    How does the WaPo pack so much idiocy into a single article?

    Just two examples:

    “If stay-at-home orders poisoned an otherwise healthy economy, business should have crumpled the moment they kicked in.”

    Evidently, the author is a child of the digital age, where things happen instantaneously. In the real world – which no WaPo readers (or authors) live in – events take time to occur. Businesses don’t crash overnight, unless you’re a conservative website targeted by Big Tech.

    “People started to stay home well before states imposed shutdowns.”

    Yes, we did – but that’s not even CLOSE to using government force to mandate a lockdown.

    How does this author dress himself successfully? Or does he?

  7. Yoshi says:

    Hi Porter, As I read it, unless the HIPAA law is changed, we can’t be required to have such a card by anyone inside our country. Just a kernel of privacy, but a good one worth keeping.
    Keep on

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