Lockdowns Return as Coronavirus Cases Rise in Some Areas

Headline Roundup November 20th, 2020

States across the country are seeing rises in COVID-19 coronavirus cases, leading the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to issue special holiday travel guidance and governors to consider and impose new lockdown measures. Over 30 states now have facemask mandates, and three states — Ohio, New Mexico and California — have issued curfews or stay-at-home orders as of Friday afternoon.

Outlets on all sides have covered the restrictions, their potential economic impacts, and projected 2020 presidential election winner Joe Biden statement that there's "no circumstance which I can see that would require a total national shutdown." Some reports from right-rated sources concentrated on concerns from health professionals that more lockdowns could have severe psychological side effects.

Lockdowns Return as Coronavirus Cases Rise in Some Areas

From the Left
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SACRAMENTO — California announced Thursday it will impose a mandatory overnight stay-at-home order for much of the state as COVID-19 surged to unprecedented levels and hard-hit Los Angeles County careened toward even more severe lockdown measures.

While the coronavirus is surging across the state, the situation in Los Angeles County was quickly reaching crisis levels, with nearly 5,000 new coronavirus cases Thursday, the most it has seen in any one day since the pandemic began.

Moreover, California set another record for most coronavirus cases in a single day Thursday. An...

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From the Right
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Nearly 50,000 scientists and medical practitioners from around the world have signed a petition against lockdown measures put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus, saying that they are causing “irreparable damage.”

As of Nov. 20, at least 35,236 medical practitioners and 12,115 medical and public health scientists have joined more than 638,920 members of the general public in signing the petition, which was created on Oct. 4 and co-authored by Harvard professor of medicine Dr. Martin Kulldorff, Oxford...

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From the Center
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The surge in new COVID-19 infections is driving a fresh wave of restrictions in cities and counties across the United States.

California’s “emergency brake,” Oregon’s “freeze,” Philadelphia’s “safer at home” and Minnesota’s “dial back” are among a new patchwork of rules adopted by states, cities and counties that are much less strict and far more narrow than measures imposed to stop the spread of the virus in the spring.

The overall economic bite will be smaller, too, compared to the downdraft that started earlier this year and which led to...

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