Have you ever been to Nashville? What a wonderful city.
And I tell you this because what a terrible strike against the heart of that city it was to shut down the little bars and clubs and music halls because of the pandemic.
Yet that’s what happened, obviously.
And with no science or policy to back it up.
Look at this:
COVID-19 emails from Nashville mayor's office show disturbing revelation
What’s the disturbing revelation? Was everyone going to die?
No. The opposite, actually. Nobody was dying.
And that was just contrary to the narrative of fear and panic. So the good news was literally buried. By the Democrat mayor.
The coronavirus cases on lower Broadway may have been so low that the mayor’s office and the Metro Health Department decided to keep it secret.
Emails between the mayor’s senior advisor and the health department reveal only a partial picture. But what they reveal is disturbing.
The discussion involves the low number of coronavirus cases emerging from bars and restaurants and how to handle that.
And most disturbingly, how to keep it from the public.
Bars, music clubs — that’s what makes Nashville Nashville. At least I think so as a casual tourist; but it’s the livelihood of thousands of people too.
On June 30th, contact tracing was given a small view of coronavirus clusters. Construction and nursing homes were found to be causing problems with more than a thousand cases traced to each category, but bars and restaurants reported just 22 cases.
Leslie Waller from the health department asks, “This isn’t going to be publicly released, right? Just info for Mayor’s Office?"
“Correct, not for public consumption,” writes senior advisor Benjamin Eagles.
A month later, the health department was asked point blank about the rumor there are only 80 cases traced to bars and restaurants.
Tennessee Lookout reporter Nate Rau asks, “The figure you gave of 'more than 80' does lead to a natural question: If there have been over 20,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Davidson and only 80 or so are traced to restaurants and bars, doesn’t that mean restaurants and bars aren’t a very big problem?"
Health department official Brian Todd asked five health department officials, "Please advise how you recommend I respond."
Now I don’t need to tell you that 20,000 cases doesn’t mean 20,000 people who were sick — most were probably asymptomatic; many were false positives. But still, the number is the number 20,000 cases.
And only 80 from restaurants and bars.
And yet they shut down the restaurants and bars.
And they deliberately hid the facts, to justify their lockdown.
TONIGHT I'll take you through this story.
How many people lost their jobs because of this cover-up in Nashville? But just the little people — waiters, waitresses, cooks, busboys, dishwashers. Not the important people, like the mask-wearing mayor and all the important people working for him. How many businesses went broke. People who poured everything into their restaurant or bar for years, maybe decades — and were just ended. How many, because of a political trick?
Say, do you think the public policy behind our lockdowns in Canada or elsewhere in America are any less questionable?
NEXT: Dr. Brian Day joins me to talk about the case of the private Vancouver clinic that lost a constitutional challenge of public health care rules.
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