Significantly increased Covid recovery means shutdowns must end

Hiding in basement more dangerous for many

Oct. 6, 2020, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement reacting to President Trump’s ongoing Covid recovery at the White House:

“President Donald Trump’s return to the White House provides Americans hope that Covid is not a death sentence, with mortality down per capita since the spring. This does not mean that people in high risk categories should spend the next three months going to every party they can find. What it does mean is that individuals should behave according to their own risk tolerance with full knowledge that the likelihood of dying from the virus has been significantly declining given advances in effective treatments.

“Two things can be drawn from this fact: President Trump’s policy of flattening the curve so treatments and capacity could catch up to virus worked; and that the President’s ability to come back from the disease in a very public way should provide assurance to the American people that they can begin resuming life because lockdowns are not sustainable. The sad truth is that for people with depression and drug and alchol addiction, lockdowns are far more dangerous than the Covid virus ever will be. In short, hiding in your basement for many is much more dangerous than the virus will ever be.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 703-383-0880 or at media@limitgov.org.

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