Wuhan Virus Watch: Whitmer Lifts Stay-at-Home Order Now That People Need to Go Out and Riot
China delayed releasing coronavirus information. Pandemic may result in 50% hit to box office revenues. New Jersey coronavirus infection rates have fallen substantially.
Today’s update begins with some excellent news for the citizens of the tightly locked-down state of Michigan.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is lifting her state’s stay-at-home order beginning next week, which will ease restrictions placed on businesses and public gatherings.
Under the new guidelines, stores will be able to have customers without appointments and restaurants will be able to have customers dine in, but social distancing requirements remain in place requiring limited capacity. The state has noted that coronavirus cases and deaths have dropped more sharply and treatment capacities at hospitals and other health-care facilities have improved, among other criteria.
“While Michiganders are no longer required to stay home, we must all continue to be smart and practice social distancing, and encourage those who meet the criteria to get tested for COVID-19,” Whitmer said in a statement, as The Associated Press reported.
Whitmer moved 93 percent of the state into “phase four” of the reopening plan, with hopes to move to “phase five” by July 4. In addition to stores and restaurants being able to open up to customers, day camps and pools will be open as well.
Outdoor public gatherings, which had been limited to a maximum of 10 people, will now be allowed to have up to 100, as long as social distancing is practiced.
The reason for lessening these restrictions is apparent: It is hard to organize looting, rioting, and mayhem if the crowd size is less than 10.
What began as a peaceful Grand Rapids protest over national issues of police brutality ended in fires, looting, smashed windows and extensive damage in downtown Grand Rapids.
Several parked police cruisers were set on fire at one point, causing large booms as gas erupted.
…[B]y 8 p.m., hundreds of people had gathered on two sides of the Grand Rapids police station on Monroe Center NW and began shouting chants such as “no justice, no peace,” and “hands up, don’t shoot.” Several protesters stood toe-to-toe with police, now donned in riot gear, and shouted at officers.
At some point, some people began smashing windows. It seemed to embolden others to join in.
China delayed releasing coronavirus information, frustrating WHO
Internal documents that were obtained by the Associated Press show Chinese officials delayed releasing critical genomic information for a week during the early stages of the pandemic.
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.”
But behind the scenes, it was a much different story, one of significant delays by China and considerable frustration among WHO officials over not getting the information they needed to fight the spread of the deadly virus, The Associated Press has found.
Despite the plaudits, China in fact sat on releasing the genetic map, or genome, of the virus for more than a week after three different government labs had fully decoded the information. Tight controls on information and competition within the Chinese public health system were to blame, according to dozens of interviews and internal documents.
Chinese government labs only released the genome after another lab published it ahead of authorities on a virologist website on Jan. 11. Even then, China stalled for at least two weeks more on providing WHO with detailed data on patients and cases, according to recordings of internal meetings held by the U.N. health agency through January — all at a time when the outbreak arguably might have been dramatically slowed.
Pandemic may result in 50% hit to box office revenues this year
One of the hardest-hit industries in the wake of the pandemic may be the entertainment industry.
The coronavirus will slash box office revenues in half this year, and the pandemic is now poised to weaken the longtime status of movie theaters as destinations for first-run movies, according to an influential media analyst.
Revenue from ticket sales will plunge to $5.5 billion this year, down more than 50 percent from $11.4 billion in 2019, MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson predicted on Tuesday. The drop could get steeper if theaters don’t reopen in July and if summer blockbusters like Warner Bros.’ “Tenet,” set to debut July 17, or Disney’s “Mulan,” scheduled for July 24, get pushed back to later in the year.
The analyst predicted “a significant bounceback” in 2021 to $9.7 billion in ticket sales, partly because a better-looking crop of movies is slated for release next year. But he also noted that movie theaters can’t count on their exclusive 90-day window for new releases to remain intact.
New Jersey coronavirus infection rates have fallen substantially
The coronavirus infection rates were some of the highest in the nation, but they have fallen substantially.
New Jersey released new data Tuesday that shows the rate of reproduction of the coronavirus in the state has fallen steadily over the last few months — so much so that each new infection has led to fewer than one new case for weeks now.
That’s six times lower than the rate was 10 weeks ago, when the Garden State was placed under sweeping stay-at-home restrictions, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.
Each infected person in the Garden State, whether showing symptoms or not, spread to more than five others when Murphy issued his orders March 21. By April 14 — the state’s peak for hospitalizations — that rate has dropped to roughly 1-to-1, according to the state’s data. And it fell below 1-to-1 sometime before May 18.
“We have slowed this virus significantly,” Murphy said during his daily coronavirus briefing in Trenton.
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Hard to find words to describe detritus like her.
I have the words for her, but I’d be banned.
I didn’t stop doing a lot of what I did before wHitler tried to shut me down.
I went to Karl Manke’s shop the day the appeals court said to lock him down and got my haircut. Still alive and not sick.
Went to the thumb area and was turkey hunting multiple times until one finally showed up and was forcibly invited to become dinner.
What’s really sick is too many people think she did a good job.
That picture of Whitmer gives me the creeps. She looks like an android, a robot.
Some one better inform her that Maxine says she’s out of the DEM VP running.
Dem Rep. Maxine Waters on Biden’s VP: ‘It Will Be One of the Black Women That’s Being Looked At’
I look at her and see Nurse Ratched. Appropriate.
That picture of Whitmer gives me the creeps. She looks like an android, a robot.
Yeah. She has the complexion of a Madame Tussauds wax model.
What’s really weird about this lady is that I’ve never seen a single photograph that is complimentary of her appearance. Not one. Now, that’s a hard thing to do. Her inner being shining through, I guess.
So the rioters haven’t been burning movie theaters?
AMC theaters was ready for bankruptcy two weeks into the shutdowns.
Can’t say I’d be disappointed if hollywood lost 90% of the box office.
Love to see some of them go down really hard.
Every time I turn on my TiVo recently, I get invited to watch Steve Carrell’s latest sitcom on Netflix. And I did have plans to do exactly that, until he started funding bail for looters and rioters. Now I’d rather watch JAG reruns.
Maybe this is the signal that they’ve moved on from the virus to the next phase in destroying Trump before November.
she didn’t ban the sale of spray paint
I bought a can of spray paint at Home Depot and I had to prove that I was over 18.
Pretty funny considering that I’m 64!
Anyway, the clerk had to enter my birthdate into the system before it would let me pay for it.
Business media member in regards to looting, the repressed were just tired of paying the middle man their mark up on the items they desired.
So he would have us believe all the riots
are just a Hollywood remake of
“I Can Get It for You Whooesale.”
Enjoy the last days of freedom in America.
We are too stupid to protect freedom and liberty.
Maybe 30% of us will go down fighting. Maybe 30% can prevent outright slavery of the masses. But it will have to be a refusal by the 30% if there is any chance.
Remember, all the cops in the cities, the judges, the officials – all are hired by the commie progs.
She had to lift the stay-at-home order so that the looters could not be charged with any crime!
They are not looters!
They are undocumented shoppers
The next several weeks will be very telling to see how real the whole Wuhan Virus thing actually is. We’ve had thousands of protesters and looters not masking up and not following social distancing guidance. If the fear mongers are correct, there should be tens of thousands of new cases and hundreds of deaths, with most in the underprivileged communities. If that happens, it will feed the “healthcare is racist” news cycle, so that’s another win for the Left. If that doesn’t happen, we’ll get some “science” that says the virus seems to be losing its strength and burning out (because the lockdown was so effective, of course). And we’ll move on to the next manufactured crisis.
Instead of social distancing, they just disinfect the city with arson fire.
If our late night comics weren’t establishment sellouts they would have a wealth of material to draw from. As it stands now, that ground has been ceded to the Babylon Bee.
Global experts go head-to-head over claims the coronavirus ‘no longer exists clinically’
Dr. Alberto Zangrillo, the head of intensive care at the San Raffaele hospital in Milan in Lombardy (the epicenter of Italy’s coronavirus outbreak), caused a stir on Sunday by telling Italian media that a study by his colleague had shown that the virus was losing its potency.
Zangrillo, who is well-known for being the personal doctor of Italy’s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, said the study showed the virus was weakening and that, “in reality, from the clinical point of view, the virus no longer exists.”
“The swabs that were performed over the last 10 days showed a viral load in quantitative terms that was absolutely infinitesimal compared to the ones carried out on patients a month or two ago,” he told RAI television Sunday, citing a study from Massimo Clementi, director of the Microbiology and Virology Laboratory at the San Raffaele hospital, that is reportedly due to be published shortly.
You mean this happens in real life? I always thought it was a cheap plot device to be used when Michael Crichton couldn’t come up with a real ending.
Where did they find this woman? Some she male club in Berlin?
Come on, man.
This article needs to be reported, either to the “Babylon Bee” for stealing their stuff or “Snopes” for parody as fake news or something, you what I mean the thing the malarkey.
Unfortunately, while the author may or may not have a sense of humor, I suspect the author is really telling the truth.
Oscar Wilde warned us. “Anyone who tells the truth is bound to be found out sooner or later.”
This post is very confusing…I’m going to twitter fact check and rate it false until you be more specific.
healthguyfsu: are you, or have you ever been a lying dog face pony soldier?
Take the last sentence first: “Oscar Wilde warned us. “Anyone who tells the truth is bound to be found out sooner or later.””
He did say this, and is a valid warning.
Second to last sentence: “Unfortunately, while the author may or may not have a sense of humor, I suspect the author is really telling the truth.”
Just sounds like an opinion
The second sentence: “This article needs to be reported, either to the “Babylon Bee” for stealing their stuff or “Snopes” for parody as fake news or something, you what I mean the thing the malarkey.”
Ok, maybe a too ambitious sentence. I was trying to say, as somebody else said better, we live in a world which is hard to parody. On the face of it, that ‘going out restrictions being lifted so rioters can be in groups larger than 10’ should be confused for parody or fake news, but unfortunately isn’t. I was also trying to get a dig into President Candidate Biden. Unfortunately, “know” was left out, as in “you “know” what I mean”
The first sentence: “Come on, man.” is something Vice President Biden says all the time, which is a signal for, I believe, he barely remembers what he just said and asking him to explain himself is just plain mean. So, unless you want him to take you behind the barn or something, I hope my feeble attempt at humor will excuse me from being reported. Thank you, comrade.
Governor ‘Fat Baztard’ Pritzker still has his lockdown knee on the neck of the people in Illinois. That is, when he’s not making an appearance on CNN or MSNBC to trash Trump.
But you still can’t get a haircut. Guestapo Gretchen suggests watching YouTube for a how to cut hair video.
So glad I’m next to SoDak.
Jason Rantz (Seattle, KTTW) is worried as Tucker Carlson has him scheduled and King County hasn’t lifted the ban.
Mad as the March hair which hasn’t been cut since.
All of the businesses on the Indiana side of the Michigan border thank Witless for her lock Down orders. Michigan people have been pouring across the border into Indiana to shop, buy cheap gas, eat in restaurants, etc.
A barber shop in Portage, Indiana had 80 people lined up for haircuts last week. The majority were Michigan people crossing the border.
Looting is an essential activity; haircuts and worship, not so much.
Kudos on the headline — worthy of the Babylon Bee!
Well, she’s serving her costituencies.