• Coronavirus Isn’t Only Threat: Shutdown Is Turning Out to Be Deadly Too

    Surge Summary: Democrats continue to oppose the re-opening of America. Are they wanting to keep the economy tanking so they can blame it on Donald Trump in the run-up to this fall’s elections? Meanwhile, thousands of “deaths of despair” are predicted as a consequence of the economic chaos.

    by Gary Bauer

    Here’s some good news about coronavirus in the United States:

    • New York is reporting it lowest number of deaths and hospitalizations since March.
    • Georgia, which was roundly condemned for opening early, is showing continued signs of progress.
    • Even in Michigan, the daily death toll is declining.

    Yet with all this good news, progressive politicians continue to cite figures in big cities as an excuse to continue crushing economic restrictions on suburban and rural communities.

    I have no doubt about what is going on here.  Progressives are doing everything they can to prevent a significant economic recovery before November.

    In California, a state with 40 million people, there have been approximately 2,700 Covid-related deaths.  More than that die each year from traffic deaths in the Golden State.

    Yet Democrats in California would rather crush their own businesses, their own workers, their own taxpayers than get their economy moving again.  Of course, they believe that Nancy Pelosi will bail them out by getting the rest of America to pay for their idiotic policies.

    When electric car manufacturer Elon Musk asked Alameda County to allow his factory to reopen so he could get his 20,000 Tesla employees back to work, the county refused.  One progressive California politician responded with the really articulate argument, “F–k Elon Musk.”

    Even global warming gets thrown under the bus in order to take down Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned this weekend that we must reopen the economy now, saying, “I think there’s a considerable risk of not reopening. You’re talking about what would be permanent economic damage to the American public.”

    Mnuchin is right about the economic toll that is being inflicted on workers and families.  But while we are told every day about the death toll associated with the virus, there is also a growing death toll that is directly related to left-wing shutdown policies.

    New research warns of as many as 75,000 “deaths of despair” caused by “rampant unemployment and isolation.”  And the United Nations is warning that a global recession could “plunge as many as 420 million people into extreme poverty,” which will have all kinds of negative repercussions.

    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: https://www.pickpik.com/death-dark-black-horror-raven-halloween-53493

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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