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Ignoring Science, Ignoring Liberty: Governors and Coronavirus

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered the beaches closed in Orange County, while allowing sex offenders out of jail. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo forced nursing homes to comply with unsound directives, resulting in potentially avoidable deaths. In Michigan and Ohio, stay-at-home directives have been extended to the end of May by both Democratic and Republican governors. In Oregon, it extends to July. In Indiana, it’s a phased-in approach that pretends to adhere to science and liberty.

This is where America is in the age of Coronavirus: Ignoring science, but pretending to follow it. Ignoring Liberty, but pretending to believe in it.

Gov. Newsom is a foul half-wit who deserves nothing less than forced removal from office. The sex offenders he let out of jail? Horrific people whose only defenders would be Rep. Ocasio-Cortez and La Raza. Their joint histories include assault with a deadly weapon, resisting a police officer, lewd conduct in a public place, child molestation, parole violations, inflicting injury on an elder adult and a host of other charges.

No one favors this move. District Attorney Todd Spitzer:

“These kinds of high-risk sex offenders are the most dangerous kind of criminal and the most likely to re-offend,” District Attorney Todd Spitzer said in a statement. “They are doing everything they can to avoid detection by the parole officers assigned to monitor them so they can potentially commit additional sex offenses. These are not the kind of people who should be getting a break.

As Gov. Newsom does this, he has stopped people from going to the beach. Not in all of California, just Orange County. Why? Because some people went to the beach when it was open. So, in an act of punishment masquerading as science, Gov. Newsom closed their beaches.

Yes, of course, it’s easy to see that Newsom frees criminals and criminalizes free people. But that’s to miss the larger point: Science is not Newsom’s driving factor. As reported by the Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County has over 25,000 cases and over 1,200 deaths. Orange County? 2,700 cases and 52 deaths. Newsom has no interest in science; his interest is revenge, funneled through ideological power, concentrated in an imbecilic runt.

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Saying You Want to Re-Open Society Doesn’t Make You a Nazi

An interview with Rep. Trey Hollingsworth set off a firestorm in the national media. During an interview with Tony Katz, Rep. Hollingsworth discussed why he favored re-opening the country. The national media heard the clip and went nuts.  There were even some holocaust references thrown around.

Katz Speaks with Surgeon General Jerome Adams

During a 20-minute interview, Tony Katz spoke to United States Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, about COVID-19. The topic included how long Americans should expect to be social distancing, possible treatments for those affected and how the President has responded to the pandemic. The Surgeon General answers all the questions that Americans have about this virus and how to best and safely handle daily life through a pandemic.

Another Coronavirus Overreaction: Indiana County Bans Essential Businesses From Selling Non-Essential Items

In the world of coronavirus, essential businesses are considered those – and this is a very general definition – that allow Americas to survive. The businesses that sell food or medicine or the ability to keep a roof over your head, and the businesses that supply those businesses, those are considered essential. But some of them, from WalMart to Target to Meijer, also sell clothes…and books…and sunglasses…and a myriad of items that aren’t considered essential.

Howard County, Indiana has decided to force those businesses to stop selling those “non-essential” goods. Translation: Social Distancing doesn’t matter when you’re buying eggs or cereal. Social Distancing is the law if you want to buy your kids a coloring book.

In a Facebook post explaining their decision, the county Board of Commissioners claim the issue is Howard County residents who are gathering at these stores. As written in the order, the Board claims store employees are saying people are shopping because they are, “bored at home” and they, “buy only non-essential goods.” From the Board of Commissioners:

This is not fair to businesses that have closed in compliance with the county’s order….Obviously (having people congregate in businesses,) this is not in keeping with the crucial need to practice social distancing and to limit social gatherings.

The order from the county applies to goods including: jewelry, furniture, home and lawn decor, toys/games, carpet/rugs/flooring, non-emergency appliances, music/books/magazines, craft and art supplies, paint, entertainment electronics

The problem here is that the Social Distancing doctrine is applied unequally, and shows again why the nation-wide approach of shutting down business was more overreaction than logic and science.

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Stopping A Society Doesn’t Save A Society

Tony Katz is not on board with Governors shutting down cities to prevent the spread of Coronavirus. At what point is it OK to completely cripple an economy? It’s important that we listen to our experts, but we shouldn’t allow them to be making decisions for us. If your idea of saving society is by preemptively destroying it., then what are we even doing?

Rep. Nan Hayworth on How State and Federal Gov. Have Handled Coronavirus

Governors across the country are closing down restaurants and bars from the public due to coronavirus fears. Are states making the right decision? Rep. Nan Hayworth joins Tony Katz to address how the state and federal government have been handling the situation and what actions should be in place as the pandemic continues 

U.S. Sec. Transportation Elaine Chao- How Has Travel Been Affected By Coronavirus?

Elaine Chao is the Secretary of Transportation. With Coronavirus becoming more and more problematic, Tony Katz speaks to her about how the travel industry is being affected. What precautions is the government taking and how severe will the economic impact be?

We Shouldn’t Be Flippant With China’s Coronavirus Problem

Don’t trust China. Don’t trust them on anything, but especially their reporting on Coronavirus. The communist country has a history of manufacturing numbers and Tony Katz suspects something similar is happening with their reporting on Coronavirus cases in the country. We should take this seriously, because lives are at stake 

Should Americans Be Worried About Coronavirus?

Dr. Andrew Mesecar joins Tony Katz to discuss the Coronavirus. The new disease that originated in China is causing some worry. Dr. Mesecar breaks everything down. What is this disease, how did it originate and what should Americans look out for?

Dr. Mesecar is a Professor of Cancer Structural Biology – Biochemistry at Purdue University.