With the news splitting its time between election coverage and COVID-19 updates, it seems like 2020 may go on forever. But with a new Presidential Elect and an on going Pandemic, with case numbers spiking all over the country, it is looking like we are heading toward a second lockdown.
Today, the United States has hit over 11 million cases, and with that, many states are imposing new rules. California, Oregon, and Washington have imposed travel restrictions as a preemptive measure. With the holidays approaching and airlines posting record travel numbers, states are worried about their citizens. Other states like New York, Maryland, and New Mexico are taking different approaches to slow the spread, like ceasing indoor dining or enforcing mandated curfews.
In Arizona, people are calling for our Governor to close down restaurants and revert to our tactics in place a few months ago. To some, this may feel like Deja Vu, and to others, it may feel like we have been in a total free fall since March. But with every state exercising its right to handle the virus differently, is a Federal Mandate needed to truly combat this Pandemic?
As we know, all efforts thus far have not been successful in eradicating COVID-19. The Vaccine is still going through safety checks, but the virus is not on pause. If we continue on our current path the virus will continue to spread at a rapid rate, with our hospitals in dire need of assistance. The current admisntartion seemingly has no new ideas on how to tackle this crisis, so we may not go into a formal federal lockdown until January.