Governors, Mayors Should Drop the Quarantine Decrees | Eastern North Carolina Now | Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explains why it’s time for state and local government leaders to end COVID-19 quarantine mandates.

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    Jim Geraghty of National Review Online explains why it's time for state and local government leaders to end COVID-19 quarantine mandates. It's especially true for those leaders who ignore their own orders.

  • Considering the Supreme Court's rejection of New York state's restrictions on religious gatherings during the pandemic ...
  • ... and California governor Gavin Newsom's dinner at The French Laundry, and the mayor of San Francisco dining in the very same restaurant the following night, and the Los Angeles County supervisor dining in a restaurant after voting to ban outdoor dining as well as indoor dining, and the mayor of Denver flying off to see family after telling residents to avoid unnecessary travel, and Nancy Pelosi visiting a hair salon in violation of local restrictions, and the mayor of San Jose breaking his own restrictions by attending a big Thanksgiving dinner with multiple households present, and the mayor of Washington, D.C., attending a Biden victory party in Delaware after barring all nonessential interstate travel, and [insert all subsequent examples of politicians violating their own quarantine restrictions here] ...
  • ... maybe it's time for governors and mayors to get out of the lockdown-by-decree business and get back into the recommendation business. Americans have been through a terrible ordeal of a year, and they're not going to just stay home behind closed doors with Christmas and Hanukkah and New Year's coming up. Clearly, these sweeping restrictions are far too strict, because otherwise elected officials wouldn't be breaking their own rules all over the place.
  • The first vaccinations in the U.S. will start in about two weeks. Until the vaccine is widely available, we've got another month or two (or three?) of frequent handwashing, social distancing, avoiding crowds, wearing masks when indoors, and maybe throw in taking some Vitamin D or other vitamins and supplements to keep our immune systems at tip-top shape.

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