Connect with us

Nation

PA issues stay-at-home advisory, and a ban on alcohol sales for Wednesday night

Published

on

Screen Shot 2020 11 02 at 12.35.59 PM
Listen to “Sara Carter & Liora Rez: Why we’re joining forces to combat hate and antisemitism” on Spreaker.

As part of his administration’s new efforts to stymie the spread of the coronavirus in Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) will ban the sale of alcohol just for the duration of Wednesday night, CBS News 2 Pittsburgh (KDKA) reports.

Restaurants and bars are ordered to stop the sale of alcohol on Wednesday at 5 pm until 8 am on Thursday, with Wolf saying that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is the “biggest day for drinking,” according to KDKA. While he recognizes that the pandemic has taken a massive toll on bars and restaurants, he says this one-night ban is necessary. This is coupled with a stay-at-home advisory.

“The thing that we can’t do is ignore reality and say ‘yeah you folks, for no fault of your own, have been hit hardest by this virus.’ But the virus is what’s doing this. It’s not me. It’s not the administration. It’s not the government,” Wolf said.

Coronavirus cases have been spiking across the country—and the world—in recent months, which has led to many states bringing back tougher restrictions to combat the spread.

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation is projecting 22,000 new coronavirus cases per day in the state and more than 32,000 deaths by February 23. According to Wolf’s office, this number could be halved with if everybody wore masks, KDKA writes.

Furthermore, Wolf said, while citing models’ projections, that if no action is taken, the state will run out of ICU beds in December, per KDKA.

The state’s health secretary, Dr. Rachel Levine, said that alongside these new restrictions are “targeted protections for businesses and gatherings,” an advisory for Pennsylvanians to remain in their homes, and enforcements on public health orders like the recently strengthened mask mandate, according to KDKA.

“Orders already in place and those announced today will be enforced, and law enforcement and state agencies will be stepping up enforcement efforts, issuing citations and fines and possible regulatory actions for repeat offenders,” Levine said.

“It has to be our collective responsibility to protect our communities, our healthcare workers and our most vulnerable Pennsylvanians from COVID-19,” she added.

For Wolf’s full announcement of the new restrictions on Monday on Twitter and more info on these new measures, read his thread below:

You can follow Douglas Braff on Twitter @Douglas_P_Braff.

You may like

Continue Reading

Featured

Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’

Published

on

ukraine tanks scaled

Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social,  “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”

Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”

It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.

Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.

And the escalation of war is visible.

Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.

Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.

Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”

The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”

F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.

Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.

 

You may like

Continue Reading
Advertisement
-->

Trending Now

Advertisement
-->

Trending

Proudly Made In America | © 2022 M3 Media Management, LLC