The CDC’s data reveals that “the Delta variant hasn’t been seen in weeks” writes National Review. The good news is that new cases are “now down 80 percent from the early January peak. But judging from masking – and vaccination – policy decisions from Washington, D.C., to New York City to Canada, you would think the Omicron variant was still raging out of control” writes National Review.
Charting done by the New York Times’s seven-day average suggests new cases nationwide peaked on January 14 at 806,000. “Mondays tend to bring spikes, likely reflecting a backlog of delayed reports from the weekend. On January 3, the country reported more than 1 million new cases, and on January 10, the country reported more than 1.4 million new cases” Reports National Review.
The good news, as of Monday, the country reported about 206,000 new cases, and the seven-day average of daily new cases dropped to just below 155,000. “That comes out to an 80 percent drop in a month and puts the country back to the new-case levels of the week before Christmas.”
National Review lays out some of the policies that are unnecessary in light of the Omicron variant’s huge decrease:
The Omicron wave coming to its end should be a factor in all of the current pandemic policy decisions — including D.C.’s decision to keep masks on kids in schools indefinitely, the Department of Homeland Security’s hunt for “Covid-19 disinformation,” and the city of New York firing more than 1,400 workers for refusing to get vaccinated. Since there’s no reason to think that the Omicron wave is passing differently in Canada, its gradual end ought to be a factor in Justin Trudeau’s insistence that all Canadian truckers must get vaccinated.
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Three separate lawsuits with plans to be turned into a class action lawsuit is in the works on behalf of all service members who suffered due to Biden’s military vaccine mandate. Former troops involved in the lawsuit were either kicked out or illegally ordered to stop drilling, resulting in loss of pay or benefits, reports Breitbart.
Attorney Dale Saran, a retired Marine, and fellow attorneys Andy Meyer and Brandon Johnson are representing the former troops in the lawsuit, stating, “It’s worth billions. That’s just flat-out. That’s what it is in backpay. It’s billions of dollars,” said Saran.
The lawsuits were filed in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, which Saran said is a specialized court where illegal discharges are heard. Saran estimates there are 80,000 to 100,000 service members — both active-duty and reservists — who were impacted by the mandate. While more than 8,000 active-duty troops were kicked out, tens of thousands of reservists were told not to drill anymore or were moved to inactive status, he said.
“They were basically [without] the benefit of any due process. No boards were held. They didn’t hold any administrative separation boards; they didn’t hold any hearings. They didn’t do any federal recognition boards; none of the administrative or judicial procedures were used. They just flat-out did it. And then…they got the Coast Guard to follow along, and they got a bunch of Coasties too,” Saran said.
Saran said the monetary damages were not only from lost backpay but also from repayment of enlistment bonuses. He explained, “Say you enlisted for five years, you got a bonus and $50,000…And then, now, they’re like, ‘Hey, we’re gonna inject you with this.’ You’re like, ‘Yo, that’s experimental. Like, that’s not actually licensed. And the defense secretary’s order was we’d only have to take licensed vaccines — that says experimental.’”
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