California Earns ‘F’ for COVID Response Focused on Lockdowns, School Closures

As one who lives in the Golden State, the past 2 years of watching our state government mismanage the COVID pandemic, is part of the reason my wife and I will be leaving this fall.

In a new study, a report (pdf) was issued by the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, a group founded by Steve Forbes and other economists to end America’s growth slump.

California earned an “F” for its response to COVID-19 in a comprehensive study released last week of state responses to the pandemic between 2020 and 2021. The state was also 47th for its handling of the economy, education, and mortality during the pandemic.

Utah ranked first in the nation for its overall response with a perfect score.

Other top-ranking states were Nebraska, Vermont, Montana, South Dakota, Florida, New Hampshire, Maine, and Arkansas.

California was among five bottom-ranking states for overall response outcomes.

Other low-scoring states were Illinois, New Mexico, New York, and New Jersey.

Washington, D.C., received an “F-minus” grade and was ranked 50th.

“The correlation between health and economy scores is essentially zero, which suggests that states that withdrew the most from economic activity did not significantly improve health by doing so,” the study reported.

Only seven states exceeded 85 percent open schools, according to the study.

California’s schools only allowed about 19 percent of students to attend class in person, ranking the state last in this category.

“School closures may ultimately prove to be the most costly policy decision of the pandemic era in both economic and mortality terms,” the study said.

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Unlike economic impacts or deaths associated with the pandemic, closing public schools was entirely under the control of policymakers. Nearly all private schools in the nation remained open, the study found.

Wyoming kept all schools open, ranking first in in-person education, followed by Arkansas, Florida, South Dakota, and Utah.

California was ranked second to last in this category, followed only by the District of Columbia.

The question is based on their past failures, will the same politicians, do the same things, the next time a contagious virus is found in our state?

Since they are radical Marxists, I am sure the answer to the question, is a collective YES.

I will not be here next time, Amen.

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