By: Nate James
A growing number of states is ordering lockdowns and stay-at-home orders as the panic over Coronavirus spreads.
Illinois, Pennsylvania, California, and New York have gone into “lockdown,” with “non-essential” businesses ordered to close.
The Daily Mail reports:
The Governor of Illinois has announced a stay at home order, making it the latest state to shut down after New York and California as President Trump refuses to issue a national quarantine in the battle against Coronavirus.
On Friday, NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a total ban on non-essential businesses and warned there would be strict fines for any businesses that do not comply. It will go into effect on Sunday evening and is indefinite.
California issued its own stay-at-home order on Thursday night. It applies to all 40 million people in the state who do not work in crucial industries like healthcare services, public transportation, grocery stores, pharmacies, news organizations and internet providers, and is indefinite.
Why It Matters:
People are concerned about the government overstepping its authority to tell people what to do.
Folks are prepping for the impending economic depression induced by our government, because it’s going to last longer and cause more suffering than the virus.— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) March 20, 2020
People aren’t overreacting to a virus, they’re reacting to the government’s inconsistent and unpredictable reactions.
Nate James writes from Texas.