Roger Mallett [Staff Author].
As the pandemic winds down, the U.S. economic system is about to spring back to life. So, it’s back to business as usual, right?
Thanks to ignorant politicians, Technocrats have skilfully used the coronavirus panic to wedge themselves between citizens and their duly-elected representative government leaders.
Having dictated policies that resulted in the shuttering of the entire global economic system, a feat of epic magnitude, Technocrats are now refusing to step away and simply let the world return to normal.
One taste of power leads to another and another and another.
Starting at the Federal level, Technocrats from agencies like the Center for Disease Control will be handing down detailed ‘guidance’ documents to micromanage the economic restart. These documents will then trickle down to eagerly awaiting Technocrats at the state and local levels.
The Washington Post revealed a portion of a document leaked from the Center for Disease Control, which is “finalizing expanded guidelines to allow the phased reopening of child care programs, schools and day camps, communities of faith, employers with vulnerable workers, restaurants and bars, and mass transit administrators.”
If you think that life was grim under total shutdown, just wait until you try to start up again. (Read the document here.)
First, the CDC calls for a three-phased plan. For Interim Guidance for Restaurants and Bars, for instance, the “guidance” will be:
- In all Phases:
- Establish and continue communication with State and local authorities to determine current mitigation levels in your community.
- Consider assigning vulnerable workers duties that minimize their contact with customers and other employees (e.g., managing inventory rather than working as a cashier, managing administrative needs through telework).
- Provide employees from higher transmission areas (earlier Phase areas) telework and other options as feasible to eliminate travel to workplaces in lower transmission (later Phase) areas and vice versa.
- Phase 1: Bars remain closed and restaurant service should remain limited to drive-through, curbside take out, or delivery with strict social distancing.
- Phase 2: Bars may open with limited capacity; restaurants may open dining rooms with limited seating capacity that allows for social distancing.
- Phase 3: Bars may open with increased standing room occupancy that allows for social distancing; restaurants may operate while maintaining social distancing. [emphasis added]
- Since most privately-owned bars and restaurants are already hanging by a thread, there is no way most will survive with things like permanent social distancing in place.