An Arizona restaurant owner says that many of her furloughed employees are staying home and have told her their pay from the government is better than working at her restaurant. She says there are about 30 job openings, but rehiring is challenging because people are comfortable with unemployment benefits.
Sheriff Adam Fortney is facing a recall after saying he would not enforce lockdown orders. Ironically, Governor Inslee’s lockdown order cannot be enforced without violating the WA state constitution. Lori Shavlik filed a recall petition, but must gather 42,000 signatures and will hire professionals run the recall.
Dr. Tom Cowan says that scientists have never proved that either viruses or bacteria cause disease, because they never have been isolated and purified sufficiently to eliminate the possibility that something else was the cause. Without proof, the entire germ theory of infectious disease is based on belief, not science.
Governor Pritzker amended rules so business owners can be charged with a Class-A misdemeanor for violating his closure order and face a fine of $2,500 and one year in prison. The Joint Committee on Administrative Rules is facing pressure to strike down Pritzker’s new rule and will meet Wednesday morning.