The COVID regime refuses to give Americans their freedom back.
People were wrong when they thought voting for “moderate” Joe Biden would return things to normal.
Now one city just instituted the most ham-fisted draconian COVID policy yet.
Chicago is one of the blue cities in the country that seem determined to prolong the pandemic forever.
Former Chicago Mayor and Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel famously said, “You never want a crisis to go to waste.”
And the Democrats – particularly in Chicago – are riding this crisis until the wheels fall off.
Red states are open and haven’t had their economies ravaged.
Meanwhile in Chicago, Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady expects children in schools to wear masks until 100% of the schools are vaccinated.
Chicago’s public health commissioner suggests students will have to mask until their schools are “100% vaccinated.” pic.twitter.com/CLOgRmlPN6
— Anthony LaMesa (@ajlamesa) November 11, 2021
In other words, Arwady expects mask mandates to be in place forever.
Even the most vaccine-compliant countries in the world do not have a 100% vaccination rate.
That is an absurd goal unless Arwady expects all unvaccinated personnel and students to leave the school.
That would be a welcome outcome for homeschoolers and school choice advocates, but it would plunge public education deeper into its death spiral.
The election of Republican Glenn Youngkin in Virginia was a sign that parents are fed up with the COVID restrictions and the radical curricula being shoved down their kids’ throats.
If Chicago or any other city wants to impose a 100% benchmark in order to get rid of masks, it is going to get hit with a lot of resistance.
Even people in blue cities are fed up with the restrictions.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot herself got caught unmasked at a home game for the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.
The COVID regime is determined to drag out the pandemic as long as possible, but there will soon be a breaking point.
If the off-year elections where Republicans made huge gains wasn’t loud enough, the midterms will be strident for Democrats.
Stay tuned to Blue State Blues for any updates to this ongoing story.