I think these two stories make a sad juxtaposition. The restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on businesses in Chicago are being tightened. From the Associated Press:
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Surging COVID-19 cases in Chicago prompted Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Tuesday to ban indoor dining and bar services and limit the number of people gathering in one place.
However, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she isn’t sure Pritzker’s new restrictions are targeting the right people and worries that they will adversely affect the city’s economy.
The rules taking effect Friday will force diners and bar patrons outdoors and shut down service at 11 p.m. in the nation’s third-largest city. No more than 25 people may gather at one time, or fewer if that number would exceed 25% of room capacity.
“We can’t ignore what is happening around us, because without action, this could look worse than anything we saw in the spring,” Pritzker said, referring to the start of the pandemic, when health care resources were pushed to the limit because of the overwhelming number of COVID-19 cases.
In the other story a pair of sisters on Chicago’s West Side stabbed a security guard 27 times when he asked them to wear facemasks and use hand sanitizer. From Fox:
After a Chicago security guard asked two shoppers to put on coronavirus masks in his store, they allegedly punched him, pulled his hair and stabbed him more than two dozen times.
The suspects, a pair of sisters, allegedly pounced on the 32-year-old victim at Snipes on the city’s west side Sunday, after he asked them to wear masks and use hand sanitizer.
Gov. Pritzker has had unchecked dictatorial power since February. I believe that a responsible press would ask him a question. Since your recent mandates are due to an increase in cases, what have you done wrong?
I think the world has gone mad.