Much of Northern Italy, where the coronavirus has spread the fastest, has been put into mandatory quarantine. People are not allowed to enter or leave the region except under emergency circumstances. Schools have been closed and events have been canceled. The plan is to keep the area isolated until April 3rd.
Day-to-day activity continues to some extent with mandatory precautions enacted. Restaurants, for example, may remain open but a minimum of one-meter must separate all patrons. The nation is trying to limit economic hardship, but Italy is second only to China in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. The outbreak is spreading quickly with over 5,000 known cases and 233 deaths.
Just over 500 people who contracted the disease in the country have recovered, though it’s likely many more were infected but did not succumb to serious illness as a result.
Are these actions proper, or is the nation overreacting? It’s a situation in which there is no right answer. Success in limited spread of the disease could be perceived as meaning the quarantine was appropriate. On the other hand, if things get better quickly, the quarantine could be seen as an overreaction to something that did not require such measures.
Nevertheless, the onus on staying safe falls on the individual. Governments can only do so much and often do too much so they’re not viewed as sluggish in their response. Politically, it’s better to overreact than to not take it seriously enough, so more and more are leaning in that direction despite the economic consequences.
Compared to past pandemics, the coronavirus has been relatively mild. But it’s still spreading, and despite good news recently about the spread slowing, there is no way to know when this will end. In the meantime, political expediency continues to play a role.
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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