Governor Northam’s favorite model for predicting what the coronavirus will do is the UVA prediction model. It gives Governor Northam an excuse for keeping us housebound and wearing masks. It shows a peak later this summer, with the daily number of cases rising to between 5,000 and 9,300 cases a day.
If Democrat governors can keep the economy suppressed until August, or even later, there will not be enough time for any economic recovery before the election and it will ensure big wins for Democrats at the ballot box in November, or that’s their hope. Governor Northam, like Governor Newsome of California, and so many other Democrat Governors, are going to keep their economies shut as long as possible. They would rather see 40 million people out of work and suffering if it means big wins for Democrats in November. Shame on them. More here.
According to the UVA model, our coronavirus numbers depend on how much we social distance. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch,
When the peak of new weekly cases comes, and how severe it is, depends on the extent to which residents practice social distancing, researchers say.
Under a “light rebound,” where Virginians’ social interactions return to one-sixth of pre-pandemic levels, the state’s peak of new confirmed cases is projected to come during the week ending Aug. 9, according to the latest UVA model. That scenario projects 38,546 new confirmed cases for the week.
The model suggests that if residents interact even more, returning to one-third of pre-pandemic levels, the peak will be higher — 65,454 new confirmed cases in the week ending July 26.
The Governor may allow us to advance to stage 2 in the coming weeks, but I don’t imagine he’ll go beyond that until sometime in late August or September after the economy has sunk so low that there’s little chance of any kind of economic rebound before we vote in November. I hope voters will remember who kept them shutdown and out of work, and why. The end always justifies the means with Democrats, even if it means the suffering of tens of millions of Americans.