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According to news reports New Yorkers are leaving the city transporting with them the virus to other states, principally Florida. President Trump announced that he was considering locking New Yorkers in place but said he hoped not to do that.

Trump’s indecision has forced Rhode Island governor Gina Raimondo to hunt down New Yorkers seeking refuge in Rhode Island. Police stop cars with New York tags at the border, and the National Guard conducts house-to-house searches to find people who traveled from New York and require from them a 14-day self-quarantine. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-27/rhode-island-police-to-hunt-down-new-yorkers-seeking-refuge

Meanwhile, the Florida governor copying Trump’s indecision allows Florida with its large elderly population to fill up with likely virus carriers from New York.

Leadership is where? Is Rhode Island it? Perhaps Gina Raimondo should be put in charge. A person who can make a reasonable decision and act on it seems to be rare among American public officials.

(Republished from PaulCraigRoberts.org by permission of author or representative)
 
• Category: Ideology • Tags: Coronavirus, Donald Trump, New York 
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  1. Funny, Rhode Island was the only state that refused to ratify the current federal Constitution. Its legislators agreed only after George Washington threatened to treat the diminutive state as a foreign nation, to close the borders and impose import tariffs on its commerce. The land of the free, what a great start!

    • Agree: Crazy Horse
    • Replies: @Crazy Horse
  2. What virus? I think we’ve been had.

    Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specializing in Pulmonology, politician and former chairman of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In 2009 he called for an inquiry into alleged conflicts of interest surrounding the EU response to the Swine Flu pandemic.
    What he says:
    Politicians are being courted by scientists…scientists who want to be important to get money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in the mainstream and want their part of it […] and what is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things.
    We should be asking questions like “How did you find out this virus was dangerous?”, “How was it before?”, “Didn’t we have the same thing last year?”, “Is it even something new?”
    That’s missing.
    Has anyone seen this? UK Medical body basically says Covid19 is nothing to worry about.
    https://web.archive.org/web/20200324115924/https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid
    It has been replaced by instructions to “stay home”.
    And know this from John Rappoport’s nomorefakenews site.
    “Here is a CDC paragraph about results. I suggest you read it several times.
    “Positive [test] results are indicative of active infection with 2019-nCoV but do not rule out bacterial infection or co-infection with other viruses. The agent detected may not be the definite cause of disease. Laboratories within the United States and its territories are required to report all positive results to the appropriate public health authorities.”
    I’m going to blow past the blatant contradiction in that CDC paragraph and cut to the chase.
    The key line in that paragraph is: “The agent detected [the coronavirus] may not be the definite cause of disease.”…
    On a deeper level, the CDC is saying straight out, IF THE TEST SHOWS A CORONAVIRUS IS PRESENT, THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT’S CAUSING DISEASE.”

    • Agree: Digital Samizdat
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  3. Tom Gregg says:
    @Thomas Milton

    Says the guy typing away at his computer wearing mask and gloves…

  4. onebornfree says: • Website

    Socialist going on communist PCR has obviously never read, or understood the 10th amendment to the US constitution. 😏

    But [ I have to constantly remind myself] , Trump himself has little, to no understanding of the Bill of Rights , so I guess PCR and Trump, at the very least, least make a fine pair of clowns . 🤡🤡

    And so it goes…..🤣

    “Regards” onebornfree

  5. anything that accelerates the Wheel of History

    is to our (white) advantage. TY,

    Corona-chan.

  6. Oddly enough, I heard President (oops, not yet) Governor Coma Cuomo say earlier today that the Governor of Rhode Island rescinded the order. Hmmm.

    • Replies: @Three of Swords
  7. jsinton says:

    None for me, thanks. Too many control freaks already trying to take advantage of the situation. Rhode Island, the Hamptons, Jersey Shore… these are not sovereign nations and have no right to stop people from going to their vacation homes. The virus doesn’t jump across the yard to the next house.

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  8. @jsinton

    Last I saw, Rhode Island has 239 positive cases. New York State has circa 60,000.

    If the number of cases should rise in Rhode Island, it may be because a neighbor from a visiting state (v. below) with the virus has jumped across the yard to the next house.

  9. @The Alarmist

    Yes and no. Now it says ANY person from out-of-state.

    Here is an excerpt from the RI.gov website:

    “Executive Order 20-12 entitled “Tenth Supplemental Emergency Declaration – Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers from New York State” is hereby repealed in its entirety. * Starting immediately, any person coming to Rhode Island by any mode of transportation after visiting another state for a non-work-related purpose must self-quarantine for 14 days.”

  10. Republic says:

    Florida is now stopping NY cars at the border of I-95,same on I-10 with cars from Louisiana

  11. Crazy Horse says: • Website
    @Observator

    That was when he wasn’t stealing land from the Iroquois for his Free Mason buddies and putting down various tax revolts.

  12. Shlomo says:

    And Noo Yawkers infecting their fellow Jews is a problem why?

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