Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Let’s assume Governor Walz’ response to Covid-19 is not part of a larger
Democrat hoax, not an attempt to frighten voters into believing
President Trump has failed them, not a coordinated attack on the
American way of life.
Let’s assume Governor Walz truly has Minnesotans’ best interests at
heart. That’s why he declared a Peacetime Emergency. That’s why he
implemented one of the strictest Stay Home orders in the nation. That’s
why he implemented the mask mandate and why he refuses to relinquish his
emergency powers. Assume that’s all true.
What’s his end game? When does the Peacetime Emergency end – when the
virus is defeated? How will we know when we’ve won?
Walz was on television September 3rd reminding viewers that masks are
mandatory to prevent the spread of the virus. But his own Health
Commissioner admitted days earlier that we cannot stop the spread, we
can only hope to manage it at some unspecified level of transmission.
Oh, and if you are sick, wearing a mask doesn’t protect the people you
So we know the virus will continue to spread and that’s okay, just not
as fast as it’s presently spreading. Why does that matter? The curve
is flat. No hospital is overwhelmed. There was no surge. The
refrigerated warehouse bought to store plague corpses, sits empty.
We’re at fewer than 2,000 deaths – even crediting the phony numbers –
which is 72,000 deaths short of the computer model prediction. No child
has died, no teen, but schools are closed. Daily deaths are in the
single digits which is indistinguishable from the normal death rate (123
Minnesotans die every day, from all causes).
“Cases” tell us that people are carrying the virus in their bodies, but
people carry around lots of viruses. The rhinovirus causes the common
cold. Herpes simplex virus causes cold sores. Everybody has them and
they flare up occasionally, but we don’t count “cases” of them because .
. . nobody cares. People don’t die of a cold sore.
And they’re no longer dying of Covid-19, either. The vulnerable
population has died off. The hardy survived, same as every epidemic
throughout the history of humankind. We don’t need to keep fighting the
virus. We’ve won.
Time to declare victory and move on.
All of those assumptions at the beginning of the article were for purposes of argument. I will give Governor Klink the benefit of no such doubt.