If not one person in PEI has the virus, why are they — and most of Canada — still under lockdown?

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Prince Edward Island — like any small island — is a good place to be when a pandemic breaks out.

No-one in the province died. Not one. And that’s great. 

But look at what their official public health predictions were, just two months ago.  They predicted a best case scenario of 120 people in the hospital — and a worst case scenario of 14,000 people in the hospital. They predicted as many as 900 deaths from the disease — and certainly no less than nine in their absolute best case scenario.

Like I say, no-one died, and only 27 people got the cough, and they’re all better now.

So it’s done, right? No.

Here are their restaurant rules:

Maximum 50 people in a restaurant; people at a bar have to sit six feet away from each other; no more than six people at a dinner table together, even on a patio. And my favourite: "Music volume should be kept low”

They’re still banning any indoor gatherings of 15 people or more; even banning 20 people or more outdoors.


Because some professor said so? Because some bureaucrat said so? Because some pundit said so?

I could do this for every province. TONIGHT I'll show you similar death rates for Manitoba, Saskatchewan and others.

I know why politicians love this micromanaging and nanny-statism — it makes them seem important.

There is no medical reason for the country to be shut down.

There is devastation here, and there is sickness here. But it’s not caused by the virus. It’s caused by the politicians. They have become the pandemic.

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