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March 31, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — Director Rochelle Walensky of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) appeared to be fighting back tears during a Monday news conference as she warned Americans about her “recurring feeling of impending doom,” as seven-day COVID case counts rose across 30 states. At the same time, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) was celebrating his state’s drop in COVID counts since opening businesses up and ditching mask mandates three weeks ago.
“Today the 7-day Covid positivity rate dropped to a new recorded low: 4.95%. Hospitalizations dropped to a 6 month low. This week we have 1 million 1st vaccines available,” the governor tweeted on Sunday. “Everyone now qualifies for a shot. They are highly recommended to prevent getting Covid but always voluntary.”
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves (R) also repealed his state’s mask mandate on March 2, and the state’s COVID indicators have all fallen there, as well.
Health officials and lockdown champions across the country blasted the governors when they issued an executive order rescinding the state’s mask mandate and allowing businesses of all types to “open 100 percent” as of March 10.
“The last thing, the last thing we need is Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything is fine, take off your masks, forget it. It still matters,” said President Biden in the wake of the southern state mask repeals.
Nevertheless, Texas saw its percentage of positive COVID test results drop day on day for 10 consecutive days, from March 18 to March 28. The seven-day COVID state profile from HealthData.gov reported Texas as having a 29% drop in cases in the past week, a 14% drop in hospitalizations for COVID and 19% fewer deaths from the virus.
The state of Mississippi saw similarly positive data in the past week on record: cases are down 22% in the past week, hospitalizations for COVID fell 19%, and deaths have dropped by 15%.
Other states which recently repealed mask mandates — including Wyoming, Georgia, and Idaho — saw COVID case and death counts hold steady or fall in recent days.
By contrast, states where stringent COVID restrictions and state-enforced mask policies are still in place — such as Michigan, New York, and New Jersey — have continued to see COVID case counts and deaths rise.
Michigan added 5,177 new COVID-19 cases and 48 deaths Tuesday, as Michigan leads all states in new cases per population over the last seven days.
Pennsylvania, which has a “universal face covering” dictate, has registered a 27% increase in cases, as have other states with mask mandates, including Connecticut, Hawaii, and Massachusetts.
According to the CDC, Michigan had 361.5 new cases per 100,000 people in the last seven days, ranking second behind only New York City at 366.5 cases per 100,000 people, according to Detroit News.
Virginia has enforced mask mandates outside. Cases there climbed nearly 19% over the past two weeks, and hospitalizations for COVID infection are rising, as well, reversing a two-month decline.
Infection numbers continued to climb in other states with stringent mask mandates, including Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Washington, and West Virginia.
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
There seems to be little connection to mask-wearing in other states that have dropped mandates, such as Missouri and Montana, yet have seen COVID case counts increase as well.
Notwithstanding the lack of connection between case counts and mask-wearing, Biden, who continues to wear two face masks despite being fully vaccinated, switched from insulting governors who have relaxed mask measures as having “Neanderthal thinking” to pleading with them: “Please, this is not politics. Re-instate the mandate if you let it down,” he said on Tuesday.
“Let me get this straight — POTUS Biden wants Mississippi to reverse course and reinstate a mask mandate because cases are going up in New York and New Jersey,” Mississippi Governor Reeves commented on Twitter. “No thank you, Mr. President.”