Are you already tired of the lockdown?
Well, now you can be even more tired.
A growing list of cities and states are extending social distancing restrictions this week as health experts warn lifting them too early could erase previous efforts to flatten the coronavirus curve.
In Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser extended the city’s stay-at-home order, school closures and business restrictions from April 24 to May 16 on Wednesday, warning that the new date could change again.
‘I don’t know if that means we will be open on May 16, but it will be a point for us to check in. And if we need to extend it beyond that, we certainly will,’ Bowser said at a news conference.
The governors of three states – Virginia, Kansas and Idaho – also pushed back the dates on social distancing policies on Wednesday, as did officials in cities across Missouri, Texas and Louisiana.
On Thursday, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo extended his stay-at-home order until May 15 and Wisconsin Gov Tony Evers extended his through May 26.
The extension trend comes as President Donald Trump pushes to begin reopening the country by May 1, and as anti-lockdown protests intensify in Michigan and other heartland states.
The new date could change again, at any time.
You could be one hour away from the end of the lockdown, and they could announce another extension.
This is a form of psychological abuse.
The United Kingdom expects 150,000 people to die as a result of the lockdown itself, not the disease, so one can only imagine what the death toll of American lockdowns will be now that they’re going to keep extending them for who knows how long.
After a few more months of this, if they portray a vaccine as the way to end the lockdown insanity, it’s highly likely that people will comply without much resistance.
Maybe that was their goal all along.