The Dictator of the State of Washington and his Infectious Disease Jailers were apoplectic about the residents of the state not 100% complying with their Orders for the population to Cancel Thanksgiving with their relatives. They are operating under the assumption that all residents who attended a Thanksgiving dinner with their families have been infected with the Wuhan Coronavirus (which is totally invalid).
So, now, they are expecting, in about one week or 10 days, a huge spike in “Coronavirus Cases”, obviously resulting from all that disobedience by the population to the Dictator’s Orders. The current Lockdown (in effect for about 14 days already), closing restaurants for inside dining and shutting all gyms and bowling centers, has had very little effect on the number of new “Coronavirus Cases”. Every single day, there is a report on my favorite KOMO Web site, with the headline:
Or some such, indicating that we should all panic, AND that all the lockdowns and social distancing and mask mandates are NOT preventing the transmission of the virus. In fact, nothing seems to prevent the transmission of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Here is much of the text of a new article: Will Washington have to endure a new Covid-19 lockdown?
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Gov. Jay Inslee and state health leaders said Monday that they are waiting to see if gatherings that occurred for the Thanksgiving holiday will result in a dramatically higher coronavirus case count, which could lead to another statewide lockdown.
COVID-19’s impact generally does not surface for up to 10 days or two weeks after someone has contracted the mystery virus.
That means health officials won’t be able to say if Thanksgiving gatherings caused a substantial uptick in cases until about the same time when the governor’s current ban on indoor dining, indoor fitness center activity and a total shutdown of bowling alleys expires.
Inslee said it was too soon to say if the state will have to implement another lockdown.
“As I’ve said now about 4,000 times, I cannot answer that question,” Inslee said. “It depends on the course of the pandemic and if it continues to expand at exponential rates, of course additional measures may be required.”