ABC 7 Chicago reports on Mayor Lightfoot’s latest decree:
CHICAGO (WLS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced a curfew on businesses in Chicago to go into effect on Friday due to a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases in the city.
Mayor Lightfoot said the curfew will be in effect for the next two weeks. As part of the curfew, all non-essential businesses will be closed from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Essential businesses, such as grocery stores, pharmacies and take-out restaurants, will be allowed to operate.
Liquor sales will also be stopped at 9 p.m. Bars without a food license will no longer be allowed to have indoor service.
I would love to see the science on which that is based.
Here’s my modest proposal: if the number of new cases in Chicago does not decrease in seven days, the mayor should be removed and replaced with someone capable of doing the job.
By the way, while I’m on the subject, for the last six weeks we’ve been seeing sealed tents springing up around bars and restaurants. I can understand how open air dining and seating could reduce the transmissions of SARS-CoV-2. Can someone explain how sealed, heated tents do that? Gov. Pritzker and Mayor Lightfoot keep braying about how their policies are based on science. Can someone produce the science that supports the toleration of this nonsense?