The US has no restrictions on arrivals from some hot spots of the Corona Virus outbreak. Passenger screening from those source countries—Italy, for instance—is lackluster to put it mildly.
How do we know this? Not from Fox News, but from Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City.
The progressive mayor recommended that “travel restrictions … be extended to include more countries.”
“Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand. Anyone needs to be screened and if they have symptoms they need to be quarantined,” de Blasio said.
Who would have expected one of the most progressives officials in the country to voice such a sensibly conservative sentiment!
On the other hand, Fox News is cheering indiscriminately and unproductively for everything President Trump does, or doesn’t do, on the COVID-19 front. By so doing, the faithful at Fox are inadvertently harming Americans.
So, we arrive at a paradoxical position where a progressive like de Blasio is first to say what needs to be said!
Most liberal media are lamenting a reduction of travel from China and energetically conjuring counter-intuitive reasons as to why all travel restrictions somehow exacerbate epidemics.
The CDC and NIH officials have generally been mum on travel restrictions into the US, issuing only “travel advisories.”
That conservatives (other than Tucker Carlson) are not covering matters touching on insufficient screening at airports is shameful and counterproductive. It feeds into the distrust of Republican media.
Now, that’s the mindset of a pathologically liberal nation! The free flow of anything into the US must not be disrupted even when such promiscuous liberalism might be lethal.
Note how liberals use the same arguments to advocate against borders and against erecting barriers to disease transmission.