Data Shows More People Ignoring Stay-at-Home Orders
Article from For Liberty by Norm Leahy.
Location data from Foursquare shows the stay-at-home orders many state governments initiative in March are coming to an end.
Not because governments have lifted those orders – the bulk of which remain in place. Instead, data show people are getting out and getting back to business:
Fast food and gas station visits have returned to pre-COVID-19 levels in the Midwest, and in rural areas across the nation. Though still below ‘normal’, visits in suburban and urban areas have shown substantial growth (>15%) since their end of March lows. Even casual dining restaurants are starting to show recent upticks, likely driven by new delivery and curbside options.
Men — and generally people between the ages of 35-64 — have shown more moderate declines across different types of places, and are also showing greater propensity to return
Visits to trails and home improvement stores — both allowable destinations in most states — are up substantially versus our February benchmark (31% and 56% respectively). While some portion of this is certainly seasonality, the growth in the last two weeks has been particularly notable; home improvement store visits, for instance, are up nearly ~20% in the last two weeks versus just ~6% in the period prior.
The midwest and rural areas across the country have shown more moderate declines across different types of places, and are also showing a stronger inclination to get back to normal.
There’s a lesson in the data: governments can order people to stay home and people will comply.…for a while. But eventually, the urge to get out of the house, back to work, and yes, even painting the house, are stronger than any state decree.
Americans aren’t dumbed down. We are not swayed by the propaganda that is fed us. Fake models, fake numbers and statistics, Even the elite like Cuomo, and Dr. that tests positive for the virus, caught engaging in sex with a married woman and she exposes her children and husband. Good thing he quit. Fire Fauci today. Open America up now. Governors today think they are scientists, doctors, or anything to raise them to gestapos status. Real data no more MAKE BELIEVE.
Does RBG have the virus? She’s hospitalized tonight.
This whole thing has been blown all out of proportion by the democrats and their lapdog, the MSM! Pandemics of 1952, 1957 and 1968 were as bad or worse and there was not the panic and hysteria the democrats and MSM have recently created!