A recent poll conducted by the California Health Care Foundation, whose mission is “strengthening Medi-Cal,” claims that “19% of Californians — nearly one-in-five — personally knew someone who died of COVID-19.”
Anecdotally, everyone California Globe has asked and continues to regularly ask reports they do not know of even one death from COVID. The only death reported to California Globe was an elderly friend belonging to a group of golfers, who was wheelchair bound and quite ill.
The poll also claims “69% of Californians agree the state should impose stricter shelter-in-place rules.”
This “poll” of 1,209 people online, also claims 85% of Californians support stricter shelter-in-place rules “if those rules would prevent deaths.”
Shelter-in-place rules have caused more hardship, suicides and death, and lengthened the virus – by design.
Here is a poll question: “Would you support stricter rules if those rules allowed businesses or schools to reopen sooner?”
Think about this question and it’s false narrative – This false narrative isn’t real but is characterized as if it is by creating the false story that only if we hunker down, mask-up and stay home longer, businesses will be able to re-open.
Why do we need stricter shelter-in-place rules in order for businesses to re-open sooner? The answer is that we don’t.
What’s the correlation between more forced sheltering-in-place and businesses awaiting the governor’s approval to re-open? There is none.
Why not just allow businesses and schools to re-open?
The answer in the poll is stupefying: Overall, 80% of Californians “strongly” or “somewhat” support stricter rules if it allows businesses to reopen sooner. “Eighty-eight percent of Black Californians support stricter rules under this circumstance, along with 83% of Asian residents, 84% of Latinx residents, and 75% of white residents.”
The other fake poll question is the same but addresses re-opening schools – with the same results: “72% of Californians support stricter rules if it would mean schools reopen sooner.”
There was no mention of the stranglehold the California Teachers Association and the California Federation of Teachers labor unions has on preventing the schools from re-opening. Look at their websites for confirmation.
Pay attention to the wording in these poll questions. The only answer acceptable to the pollsters is “yes, I support stricter shelter-in-place rules if it means businesses and schools re-open sooner,” because of how the questions were worded.
This poll and the bogus questions was solely designed to support Gov. Newsom’s arbitrary and erratic statewide lockdown rules… for two more months, at least until the Nov. 3rd election.
The actual goal of blue states still in lockdown is to harm the reelection chances of President Trump by keeping the economies in those states in such bad shape, Trump will be blamed.
Democrat-run states New York, New Jersey, California, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Virginia, Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina, are still essentially in lockdown. These governors are destroying the livelihoods of the bar and restaurant owners, hair salon and barber shop owners and their stylists, entire medical practices, telling them there will be no re-opening until sometime in 2021.
However, even real science is a stubborn thing.
RedState recently reported:
Even CDC director Robert Redfield admitted that the state lockdowns are killing at least two times the number of Americans as COVID-19:
“We’re seeing, sadly, far greater suicides now than we are deaths from Covid. We’re seeing far greater deaths from drug overdose, that are above excess, than we had as background, than we are seeing deaths from Covid.”
At worst, we’re dealing with a virus no more deadly than a severe seasonal flu.
Wrecking the entire U.S. economy is no small thing. It was bound to bring down a mountain of hardship and misery on the heads of the American people and drive many to an early grave.
The fake news poll
Media unsurprisingly ran stories about this “poll,” but completely ignored that the Center for Disease Control quietly updated COVID-19 numbers recently, now reporting only 9,210 Americans actually died from COVID-19 alone.
Gov. Gavin Newsom is basing his lockdown decisions on “positive” COVID tests, which are increasing as the state tests more and more every day. However, as one medical professional recently explained to California Globe, “The ‘yes/no’ results from Covid-19 tests appear to be misleading, as they don’t contain the testing threshold, so they can’t be ‘mined’ for what’s important and what isn’t. That is, they’re over-sensitive.”
The New York Times recently reported on this very issue:
“Some of the nation’s leading public health experts are raising a new concern in the endless debate over coronavirus testing in the United States: The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus.”
“Most of these people are not likely to be contagious, and identifying them may contribute to bottlenecks that prevent those who are contagious from being found in time.”
All of this is to say the new “poll” from the self-serving California Health Care Foundation, which is in the business of growing Medi-Cal, is to support Gov. Gavin Newsom’s lockdown. That’s it.
And the media ran with it, without question, as they have for most of this overblown pandemic.
If these Democrat governors really cared about the spread of COVID-19, they would have immediately focused most of their resources on keeping our elderly and nursing home patients safe instead. But that’s not what this poll is about.