A tourniquet can stop bleeding and save a life.

If you don’t loosen the tourniquet from time to time, you cut off the blood for too long and lose the limb.

America must loosen our coronavirus lockdown or risk losing our economy.

Peter Murphy writes at CFACT.org that, “economic lockdowns may have helped initially to slow the coronavirus, but longer-term are ineffective and counterproductive. It is long past time to get back to work.”

The good news is, those states that have lifted their lockdowns earliest seem to be fairing well. A bombshell new report from JPMorgan actually found that the infection rate of the Coronavirus has decreased – not increased – in states that have ended their lockdowns; debunking the media’s narrative against the President’s plan to re-open America.

You can find out more about that report here.

Of course, those on the Left want to keep the lockdowns in place. We have arrived in their dream world. To keep us under their thumb, they have concocted shoddy studies trying to exacerbate and continue the public alarm by linking coronavirus mortality rates to climate change and air pollution. CFACT senior policy analyst Bonner Cohen documents the Green shenanigans:

It didn’t take long for the Climate Industrial Complex to come up with a slapdash study linking COVID-19 to fossil-fuel-induced climate change and for that message to be trumpeted by the usual suspects in the hope of drawing attention to an issue that was being overshadowed by events.

In late April, Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health published a study claiming that a miniscule increase in long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM 2.5) — one microgram per cubic meter – increases the risk of dying from the novel coronavirus by 8%.

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Obama EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy lost no time in plugging the study in an op-ed in Bloomberg Opinion.

Scientists are warning us that air pollution makes Covid-19, which strikes at the lungs, more deadly,” they wrote. “Nonetheless, in the space of about a month, the president has repeatedly undermined rules limiting air pollution. Tens of thousands of Americans will die as a result.”

This is a perilous moment. The coronavirus remains highly contagious and dangerous.

That danger seems to overwhelmingly apply, however, to seniors and those with compromised immune systems.

Maybe instead of locking down the workforce, we should have protected the vulnerable, isolated the sick, and enabled the rest of us to keep the economic wheels turning.

Hindsight of course is 20/20, but it seems clear going forward this is the wisest course of action for our leaders to consider undertaking in future such outbreaks.


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  • Craig Rucker is a co-founder of CFACT and currently serves as its president.