If only President Trump, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (UK), President Emmanuel Macron (France), Chancellor Angela Merkel (Germany), and President Sergio Mattarella (Spain) had possessed the intellectual and scientific resources that our very own Governor/dictator Gavin Newsom assembled. It took less than a year for Newsom and his “braintrust” to determine that the COVID-19 is really the “Vampire Virus” that will stop its spread if we stop going out and about between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Accordingly, this week, King Newsom passed a law prohibiting people from being any place not deemed “necessary” during his curfew hours.
Mercifully, drive-through food establishments and grocery stores are exempt. Presumably, strings of garlic will be hung over the drive-up windows and store entrances. Closing businesses between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (when 99 percent have been customarily closed since time immemorial) most assuredly will halt the spread of the virus in its tracks. (This foolishness is reminiscent of Obama urging that we make sure our car tires are properly inflated so as to become less dependent on foreign oil.)
My hope is that there will not now be a run on garlic as there was on toilet paper earlier this year. As an alternative, I suggest wearing a silver cross on a chain if you go out after 10 p.m. Both have been historically chronicled as effective vampire repellents.
I’m hoping that our local law enforcement authorities ignore Newsom’s decree. It’s absurd.
— Tom Neill, Chico