The corporate press has been spreading fear and panic about the Wuhan virus for nearly a year.
But the New York Times has been one of the worst offenders in this regard.
Now the Times said something about COVID-19 that will enrage you.
Pro-lockdown officials and nearly the entire corporate press have been fear-mongering about the coronavirus and slandering anyone who pushes back on the narrative.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, who’s been sainted by the so-called mainstream media, even blamed the independent American spirit on the virus.
But now that restaurant closures have crippled the city’s nightlife, the Times is lamenting the loss of restaurants around New York City.
Restaurant critic Ligaya Mishan wrote:
“The next day the mayor declared a state of emergency. Within a week, the governor had ordered restaurants to close, allowing only takeout and delivery…By the end of April, close to six million restaurant workers across the country had lost their jobs, about half the industry’s employees and more than a quarter of all Americans who had lost work. To date more than 110,000 restaurants, one out of every six in the country, have closed, and more than two million jobs have not yet been recovered.”
For months, anyone who discussed the economic impact of lockdowns was blasphemed as a COVID “denier” who wanted to kill grandma.
Now the Times is grappling with the reality that millions of lives have been ruined as a result of the draconian COVID policies.
The Times recently admitted that Donald Trump was right about schools needing to reopen, so perhaps they’re finally coming around on restaurant closures.
There is scant evidence to suggest that bars and restaurants have been major spreaders of the virus, particularly outdoor dining.
Nevertheless, petty tyrants like Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio have enacted harsh restrictions.
“I used to be a restaurant critic, writing the Hungry City column in these pages. For now, that life is gone — the least of losses in this terrible pandemic, but still I mourn. Long before I wrote about restaurants, they were shimmers I chased along the sidewalk. They led me places; they welcomed me in.”
It’s only a tragedy when the elites are impacted by their own preferred policies.
Meanwhile, restaurant and bar owners and their employees have been pleading for local governments to reopen so they can keep their heads above water.
But the lockdowns still remain in many jurisdictions, and stimulus bills have been held up so Democrats can lade them with pork.
New York and California have some of the worst COVID numbers despite the harshest lockdowns.
It’s no wonder both states are seeing a mass exodus of residents to other states.
There’s a growing number of medical experts that believe it’s time to reopen the economy so people can get back to their lives.
Maybe the New York Times is beginning to get with the program.