There’s good news on Covid-19, but when are they going to lift restrictions? In my home state of New Mexico, our feckless Democrat governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham, announced a series of benchmarks that would have to be met before she’d lift her draconian edicts. Surprise, surprise, the benchmarks have been met but she hasn’t lifted a single decree. Of course if she did, who would pay any attention to her or her press conferences? She’s just a second-rate governor of second-rate state. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Back on July 14 when a wave of new covid cases was sweeping the sunbelt states prompting many to speculate if a new round of shutdowns was imminent, we took the other side of the argument and said that the pandemic peak had hit, and that in Arizona – an early recent outbreak state, “the worst was over for the COVID breakout.” We were right, and as Bank of America writes today, Arizona has seen a 66% decline since its peak on July 14th, while the US excl. the four major recent outbreak states (AZ, CA, FL, TX) experiencing a 13% decline since the peak on July 30th.
There’s more: as BofA also points out, “we continue to see clear signs the Coronavirus is rolling over in the US as the number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 declines at a rapid pace of about one percent a day (26% in 23 days).”
Extrapolating, this rate of decline means that there will be zero covid-related hospitalizations around the Nov 3 election day, a feat that if marketed properly, could mean the differnce for Trump between victory and defeat.