Memphis City Councilman Jeff Warren completely dismissed concerns from restaurant owners and small businesses as the city braces for what could be a sweeping stay-at-home order,Warren, who is a physician, told the Daily Memphian that the looming shutdown was necessary.
“I’m very sorry that restaurants and other small businesses are going to take it on the chin, but this is something that absolutely has to happen,” he said.
“We can’t have another surge like we had post-Thanksgiving. The hospitals are overwhelmed and when hospitals are overwhelmed, that’s when people die. We need to blunt this surge, and with the vaccine here, we’ll start to get ahead of it.”KWAM has one for Dr. Warren: sir, are you still getting a paycheck? Click here to email Dr. Warren.
If so, Dr. Warren should abstain from voting or invoking any sort of policies that would lead to the closure of small businesses and restaurants.
And the Mainstream Media in Memphis should be ashamed — defending the health department’s draconian orders. They, too, are still getting paychecks while lecturing the rest of us about how we need to “take it on the chin.”A draft of the Shelby County Health Dept.’s “Health. Directive 16” was sent to several businesses as well as the media. The draft shows a “Safer at Home” order starting Monday and ending on Jan. 3, 2021.
Angry citizens lit up the phone lines Saturday on “The Real Resistance with Chett and Sherrie Hopper” on KWAM.
“I’m tired of watching the people I love suffer,” said Jeremy from Memphis. “The cure can’t be worse than the virus itself. This is absolutely nuts.”
“I do believe there’s a real virus. People have had it. People have died from it. but there is absolutely no evidence of an authentic public health threat. None of that remotely justifies the totalitarian measures we are being subjected to,” said Richard from Memphis. “They are teaching us a lesson – it’s about power.”
KWAM plans to be open for business Monday morning — and we will not comply with the health department’s orders.