Hysteria over the Wuhan virus has reached a new level of absurdity.
Democrats are milking panic over the virus for all its worth.
Now pro-lockdown officials are pushing an unthinkable coronavirus policy.
Petty tyrants around the country have been using the coronavirus to encroach on people’s freedoms in alarming ways.
In New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy revoked the business license from “nonessential” businesses that refused to shut down.
In Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer, who was a dark-horse candidate as Joe Biden’s running mate, arbitrarily shut down entire sections of big-box stores and barred residents from traveling to their second homes.
In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti threatened to cut off the water to businesses that violated the state’s draconian protocols.
This is just a sampling of what Democrat politicians are doing across the country.
But officials in Wisconsin might’ve reached peak insanity with their latest proposal.
An official for the Department of Natural Resources encouraged all employees to wear masks during Zoom calls when they’re home alone.
DNR Secretary Preston Cole said, “Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff…Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”
This is entirely nonsensical.
Such a “request” makes the entire mask-wearing endeavor feel like a psychological operation to see who’s willing to comply and how far they’ll go.
There is no scientific basis for wearing a mask inside while alone.
Even still, the science on the efficacy of masks isn’t settled.
There are well-credentialed scientists and health officials on both sides of the debate.
The pro-mask side isn’t helped by Dr. Anthony Fauci failing to condemn protesters and rioters during congressional testimony, or when he attended a baseball game and didn’t wear a mask or socially distance while sitting with his wife and a friend.
Also, the pro-lockdown protocols didn’t seem to apply to attendees of Congressman John Lewis’s funeral.
Meanwhile, everyday citizens haven’t been able to attend the funerals of their loved ones.
The message is clear: the rules don’t apply to leftist elites.
And the corporate press is an eager attack dog for the Democrats.
A CNN contributor suggested people who don’t wear masks be put on a list and barred from services.
The hysteria over the virus has spiraled entirely out of control.
It’s as if the so-called mainstream media are allergic to any good news about the outbreak.
They need people living in a constant state of fear.
That’s when the masses are easiest to control.
But in reality, the mortality rate for the virus has plummeted now that testing has ramped up and more information is available.
Twisting people’s arms to wear masks on Zoom calls when their home alone is ridiculous on every level.