Fed Up Americans Ignoring Lockdown In Rapidly Increasing Numbers

In Coronavirus Lockdown by Jeffrey Lee PierceLeave a Comment

This is good, because there’s no evidence that the lockdown is helping anything, while evidence mounts that it’s actually making America’s health worse, and it’s a sign that Americans are rebelling at the Democrat plot to destroy their future by destroying the economy, all in the name of helping Joe Biden beat Donald Trump.

It’s also good because we need to send a signal to the authorities that we aren’t just sheep willing to surrender our basic rights, just because they demand it, based on little or nothing but hype and hysteria, and in this case, at best, on sketchy scientific conjecture, most of which is likely politically motivated lies by politically motivated scientists. A scientist is not a holy man immune from the same political biases and inclinations toward power abuse as everyone else. You’re supposed to distrust authority, politicians and scientists alike, more than any other group, not roll over for it, because authority is the breeding ground for power-lust and tyranny.

Excerpted From The Hour: The number of U.S. residents showing “quarantine fatigue” by venturing out increased last week, when more governors reopened businesses closed for the coronavirus pandemic or announced plans to do so, according to researchers tracking smartphone data.

Researchers say the cellphone location data for April 24 is significant because it marked the second Friday in a row when people stayed home less, illustrating the start of a trend rather than a one-week blip.

Public health experts have called the findings worrisome because the increased travel started even as most of the country remains under stay-at-home orders and the deadly virus is far from contained.

“It’s certainly continuing, and it got worse,” Zhang said of the quarantine fatigue trend.

On April 24, 29 percent of Americans stayed home – a 2 percentage-point drop from the previous Friday and a 4 percentage-point drop from two weeks earlier. It marked a 6 percentage-point drop from the national high of 35 percent on April 6, about three weeks after stay-at-home orders began taking effect in mid-March.

Americans continued to travel about the same amount for work on April 24. But the average number of non-work trips – by plane, car, transit, bicycle and on foot – made daily per person increased 8 percent over that two-week period.

The findings illustrate what public health experts say has been a concern about Americans growing intolerably bored, lonely and restless as the weeks of being ordered or asked to stay home wear on.

Zhang, director of the Maryland Transportation Institute, said he was particularly struck by how much – and how quickly – travel resumed when businesses began to reopen. Keep reading