Democrat officials — the governor of California and the mayor of Los Angeles among many others — are fond of lockdowns that push business owners into bankruptcy and employees onto the unemployment lines. All for “public health,” of course.
The State of South Dakota did not go that route, nor did the nation of Sweden, and their Kung Flu numbers are not significantly worse than lockdown zones.
Here’s how it’s gone on my Mexican mountaintop. Keep in mind that laws and rules in Mexico often are ignored, and nobody does anything about it. I used to criticize that cultural trait, but now I find it endearing, especially as it relates to Kung Flu.
Mexico has a website that purports to show the Kung Flu stats in every nook and cranny, and maybe it does. Let’s assume so. As I write this, I’m looking at the Dec. 8 report. For Mexico as a whole, there are 1,193,255 confirmed cases and 1,029,250 who’ve recovered, leaving just 164,005 with Kung Flu on that date. But the website also says there are just 53,131 active cases, which is a contradiction. Go figure.
The population of Mexico is almost 130 million, so those Kung Flu numbers look mighty small, percentage-wise. Going with the 53,131 number for active cases, that would be about 0.04 percent of the population. Very few sick folks.
But back to my mountaintop town. Our population is about 98,000 Catholic souls, and we’ve had — as of Dec. 8 — 1,073 confirmed cases of whom 977 have recovered, which would leave 96 still sick. But the website says just 27 are active cases. Go figure, again.
The 1,073 confirmed cases are about 1.1 percent of the mountaintop’s population, most of whom have returned to good health. Our death toll is 69, about 0.07 percent of the population. Bottom line is that these numbers are minuscule.
And our lockdown? In April, May, June the government tried to lock us down, and it was marginally successful. It hounded some businesses, closed a few temporarily, cordoned off the two downtown plazas, put up lots of threatening posters, etc. But most people went about their lives as usual. In real life, we are kind of like Sweden and South Dakota.
Most of us are healthy. Most businesses have long since reopened. The plazas too. Many folks walking around downtown have the bibs hanging under their chins.
And in Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago, etc., the new breed of wacky Democrat officials are grinding the economy into the dirt while the same Democrat officials party hearty and often get caught at it. And the United States may soon install Democrat Socialists in the White House. It’s gonna go great. You’re gonna love it. Trust me.
Relief is just a short move over the southern border, amigos. But forget the northern border because, in some ways, Canada is significantly worse. More on that soon. Stay tuned.