It is Groundhog Day Every Day in California Under COVID Lockdowns
(CALIFORNIA GLOBE) – With Californians being forced back into business closures, school closures, stay-at-home orders in a statewide lockdown again, it feels like Groundhog Day — every day.
Groundhog Day is an old Pennsylvania Dutch tradition that says if a groundhog emerges from its burrow on February 2nd sees its shadow due to clear weather, it will retreat to its den and winter will persist for six more weeks; but if it does not see its shadow because of cloudiness, spring will arrive early.
The 1993 movie of the same name is about a weatherman who finds himself inexplicably living the same day over and over again.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest screed Thursday ordered most of the state to close down, while he claimed hospital ICUs are already overwhelmed due to COVID patients. However, many nurses and doctors say ICUs are not overwhelmed, and they certainly aren’t filled with COVID patients.
While the state dramatically ramped up testing Californians for COVID, more than half of Californians have tested negative for the virus. The governor and Dr. Ghaly continue to selectively report “cases” of positive COVID tests, but not real illnesses. As epidemiologists have reported to the Globe, the only COVID numbers that matter are hospitalizations and deaths.