Earlier today, California governor Gavin Newsom imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 250 people to combat the coronavirus. In a rather fun detail that shows you where his bread is buttered, Newsom exempted movie theaters, casinos, and Disneyland from that decree. Got that? It’s okay to spread the virus if you are hunched over a slot machine because the casinos paid for Newsom’s election. This is clearly the end of the world and not some partisan game.
Disney immediately received bad press over the exemption, which highlighted how much dough the company has shoveled at Newsom. They caved and closed Disneyland, but they are leaving Disney World in Orlando open, at least until people realize the state of Florida has coronavirus cases too.
The coronavirus is literally one of the viruses responsible for the common cold. If anything, this entire episode highlights the fact that one of the largest generations has reached senior citizen status and governments globally cannot manage them all needing health care en masse. (Italy has the largest population of elderly people in Europe, with 22% aged 65 or older.)
At some point, the public is going to realize this hysteria is going to cost a hell of a lot more than it’s worth, and there will be significant push-back against fear-mongering politicos and a greedy, incompetent chattering class.