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March 23, 2020

Trump Considering Ignoring Fauci's Demand for a Near-Permanent Shutdown of the United States

These people know that we'll eventually starve, right?

Can someone calculate the expected death toll for a nation with no more food production?

President Trump is weighing calls from some Republican lawmakers and White House advisers to scale back steps to contain the coronavirus despite the advice of federal health officials as a growing number of conservatives argue the impact on the economy has become too severe, according to several people with knowledge of the internal deliberations.

Loosening restrictions on social distancing would override the internal warnings of senior U.S. health officials, including Anthony S. Fauci, who have said the worst of the pandemic has yet to be felt in the United States.

“WE CANNOT LET THE CURE BE WORSE THAN THE PROBLEM ITSELF,” Trump said in a late-night tweet Sunday. “AT THE END OF THE 15 DAY PERIOD, WE WILL MAKE A DECISION AS TO WHICH WAY WE WANT TO GO!”

The 15-day period is set to end on March 30.

...

[T]he push to reopen parts of the economy has gained traction among Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Patrick Toomey (R-Pa.), according to two people with knowledge of the matter. Spokespeople for the senators declined to comment.

Conservative economists Steven Moore and Art Laffer have been lobbying the White House for more than a week to strongly consider scaling back the recommendation that restaurants, stores and other gathering spots be closed, although exactly what that would entail remains unclear. Leading Wall Street and conservative media figures have also embraced the idea.

Meanwhile, Governor "Mammy" Blackface has ordered Virginia schools to end. Shut down for the rest of the year.

The year's over. I guess everyone will just repeat this grade.

That order also limited all public gatherings to 10 persons or fewer and shut down all "non-essential" businesses.

You know, all businesses are kind of essential to someone, right? That's how they make money -- someone out there needs them.

And one IOC member says the Olympics will be delayed, which I'm going to guess really means "cancelled until next year."

And the Democrats continue playing their partisan games:


If the Democrats won't help out, then end the economic shutdown, and let the deaths be upon Nancy Pelosi's and Charles Schumer's heads.

But don't worry -- in the meanwhile, the Dispatch will continue bringing you important communiques from the most important and relevant minds in America.

Oh, and wannabe pastor David French will continue lecturing you, and scolding Christians.

Another homo homily.

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