by Andrew Malcolm
There seems to be a stubborn sector of our officialdom desperately seeking to prolong our latent fear of that virus from you-know-where and extend government’s Covid controls. The latest is that evil D.V. (Delta Variant).
Well, good news. Perhaps you’ve noticed at the convenience store, in the post office, the break room. That pathetic effort of restoring government controls is failing. Crumbling might be a better word for it.
Understandably, a year ago in the face of so many unknowns and inchoate fears combined with confusing government directions (Two weeks to flatten the curve 68 weeks ago), Americans were ready – almost eager – to believe any warning, take any precaution to avoid possible exposure to an invisible you-know-what from you-know-where. And media fed this panic porn with death toll headlines that seemed a little too happy.
I was walking out of a post office one morning back then with a large, newly-received parcel when an elderly woman, her eyes wide with fear, flattened herself against the wall and yelled, “It can live on surfaces for 48 hours!”
“Well, then,” I screamed, “You take it!” And threw the box at her. No, just kidding. It was expensive pet food.
Well, poof, now that the election is over and we have a youthful, vital leader in the White House with a trillion fresh new reasons to print more money, America’s attitude has changed drastically.
And Gallup has the proof.
A new random survey of 4,843 adult Americans found a substantial majority reported their socializing is completely back to normal.
A tiny fearful fraction of five percent say they continue to completely isolate themselves from non-household members. Last year, that figure got as high as 75 percent.
But by late winter, as Donald Trump’s rushed vaccine moved into more national circulation that figure had fallen to 38 percent. By May, it had plummeted further to 22 percent.
Another 13 percent now claim they’re “mostly” self-isolating. Which explains why I haven’t seen any of them.
Revealing too is that nearly half of those in Gallup’s June monthly tracking survey (47 percent) reported that in the previous day they had made “no attempt whatsoever” to isolate themselves from non-household members.
At the same time, U.S. workers employed full or part-time say work is completely back to normal for them (49 percent), while the other half (51 percent) aren’t so sure. They say, No, it isn’t.
Slightly more than half of parents with children under 18 (51 percent) say their childrearing routine is back to normal, but only 34 percent say that about school.
Other lifetime routines are also moving strongly back toward normal: Socializing (59 percent), Shopping (52 percent), Dining out (45 percent), Personal finances (49 percent), Exercising (39 percent).
Gallup also reported:
While differences persist in what Americans are willing to do, all of these precautionary behaviors have fallen substantially over the past few months after solid majorities of Americans had practiced them for much of the past year.
At the same time, however, significantly larger proportions of people have decided to continue avoiding events with large crowds (39 percent) and traveling by air, bus, subway, or train (35 percent). Can you say, No more empty middle seats?
In May, a number of major media outlets, including RedState, had raised serious questions about the efficacy of mask-wearing. By the middle of that month, federal disease officials announced that fully vaccinated folks need not wear masks anymore. And numerous states and municipalities followed suit.
Boom, seven percent stopped right away and another 11 percent in June.
Keep them all confined to their homes all Summer Long they can not leave their homes at all not even to jog around the Block lets see if they can take it
We can expect to see fears of the Delta Variant and subsequent variants be exploited by the Democrats as we approach the 2022 elections, with the corresponding election fraud methods promoted. It doesn’t matter that masks and shutdowns were shown to be ineffective and we have (and have always had) cheap and readily available treatments.
The Delta variant is rapidly spreading, both in the US and elsewhere. Nearly all serious illnesses and deaths from the variant have been people who were not vaccinated.
Every transmission of the variant, whether it produces a noticeable degree of illness or not, is another opportunity for further mutation.
Wasn’t it a stupid thing for Democrats to do when they denounced the vaccines for purely political purposes? Some party you got there, Scooter.
The covid fear mongers can’t put their lock-down genie back in their bottle.
People now realize most of those who were ever positive didn’t even get sick.
Most of the so-called covid deaths were really inflated because there were financial gains for placing covid of death certificates.
Most people now understand that masks don’t work.
Many people even now realize that the so-called covid vaccines are easily more dangerous than the disease in the vast majority of cases.
Blood banks won’t even send on for emergency use the blood of a vaccinated person because the “jab” changes the red blood cells so much that it does more harm than good.
What I have noticed is that people are being a lot more conscientious about not sneezing or coughing on one another.
And that’s a good thing.
Well, if idiot Biden doesn’t shut it totally down, every death is blood on his hands. He said he was shutting down the virus, not the economy, so we’ll be watching closely and being very critical.