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Too soon to change
the travel rules
The BA.2 variant is gaining steam in the United States and is now accounting for more than 30% of new cases.
The root cause for the new wave is hard to pin down. Certainly, the BA.2 variant is known to have increased transmission, at least about 30% more than its sister lineage, Omicron BA.1.
In the past couple of weeks, the U.K. and several countries in Europe, including Germany, France and Switzerland, are experiencing a new wave. At least 12 countries, geographically extending from Finland to Greece, are experiencing new increases in cases, some quite marked, such as Austria exceeding its pandemic peak, and Finland with an 85% increase from the prior week. Many of these countries are also showing a rise in hospital admissions.
What happens in Europe, doesn’t stay in Europe, what happens on the mainland will not stay there. But if Hawaii is smart then perhaps we can keep it from coming to our shores. Come on Governor Ige, make the right decision and don’t let up on the safe travel restrictions just yet, that is until you know more about this new variant BA2. We have come too far to go back to square one. Don’t throw those masks away just yet folks.
Keep an eye on Constitutional Covention effort
We have seen and are seeing the terrible damage that tyrannical dictators can inflict on the world. Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un to name some examples.
This is actuality what we can anticipate here in America if some very influential people are having/buying their way into destroying our democracy.
We are all worrying about the sorry state of the world while these people behind the scenes are working to institute a new Constitutional Covention under Article V. Twenty-seven states have already passed at least one application for this Constitutional Convention to happen. This is an attack on some very fundametal rights of the American people.
If those influential people have their way, we can look forward to an America without Social Security, Medicare, free speech, independent press, a woman’s right to choose what happens to her body. Without marriage equality. Without environmental pretections. Without the right to vote.
Have you been reading or watching what is happening around the U.S.?
Behind this drive to disenfranchise of our rights is the American Legistative Exchange Council. Membership includes mega corporations such as Anheuser-Busch, Chevron, UPS, Koch Industries, State Farm, Atria (big tobacco), Big Pharma.
They boast of having over 2,000 individual members — nearly a quarter of our nation’s state legislators, bought and paid for.
I could name quite a few others that seek to destroy our hard-won rights. If those people get their way, you can say hello to a nation much like Hitler’s, Stalin’s, or Putin’s, or XiPing’s, or Trump’s, or Kim Jong-un’s. Don’t think it could happen? It is happening. Now. You just aren’t seeing it.
Wake up? Look around you. We are not nearly as free as you believe. And we are being attacked from within by our own people in positions of power.
This is not conspiracy theory. This is conspiracy fact.
Please help to save us from what is planned for us all. Look up: defendourconstitution.org. There may be other sites, but check this one out.
Good luck and bless our Constitution that benefits us all.
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