05.19.2021 0

Lockdown-weary New Yorkers Flee to Florida

Between last September and this March records from the Department of Motor Vehicles show that more than 33-thousand New Yorkers swapped their drivers’ licenses for Florida ones. With today’s ALG Minute, I’m Catherine Mortensen. This trend shows that the American people are wise to a truth many politicians and establishment media figures still deny: Harsh lockdowns largely failed to contain COVID-19, while their disastrous economic consequences likely far outweighed any benefits. Migrating Americans have come to this realization despite the cacophony of voices insisting otherwise. Alarmist media outlets decried Georgia’s easing of harsh pandemic restrictions as – quote an experiment in human sacrifice and a death march. But today the state’s COVID mortality rate stands 30-35 percent lower than many states that enforced strict lockdowns, such as New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. Similarly, many politicians predicted disaster and carnage when Texas and Mississippi decided to roll back their remaining restrictions in March. Said disaster never materialized—not even close. For more check us out at the DailyTorch.com.

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