Restrictions need to be imposed in order to curb coronavirus to save lives and keep our hospitals
from being inundated with covid patients to the point where they do not have enough supplies for
covid patients or non covid patients. ICU beds have run out in Los Angeles County, a county of 10 million people and in the entire state of Mississippi, a state of 4 million. These restrictions impose a
dire threat to many businesses however, including small businesses. The restrictions shut down
opportunities to gain a revenue stream. Restaurants in California before a few weeks ago could not do
indoor dining but were allowed to do takeout and curbside pickup. Schools face similar restrictions which negatively impact the education of children by mandating online learning. Many students do not have access to consistent internet, some don't even have computers and not all schools can provide computers for the poor. Recently however, restrictions have become even more extreme. Los Angeles
has now banned outdoor dining. The reasons are obvious but the science doesn't add up.
30,000 restaurants are now banned from their biggest revenue source with the vast majority being restaurants without drive thrus or other ways to still get money. Incomes will be lost both for the workers and the business owners. A judge in San Diego County, California recently blocked enforcement of San Diego's ban on outdoor dining.
Instead of banning outdoor dining, they could have increased spacing between tables and limit how many people can be in the outdoor dining section at any time. They could have sprayed down tables and chairs whenever a customer had left. Instead the restrictions imposed on these restaurants is nothing more than a publicity stunt to ensure to californians and the world that the government of California is "competent". California is nowhere near as competent as they declare themselves to be. States with less restrictions for a lesser amount of time like Texas still do not have as many cases of coronavirus as California. Most Texans who have gotten coronavirus have recovered according to worldometer while most californians who have coronavirus are still ACTIVE cases. The ban on outdoor dining creates MORE victims instead of saving potential victims.