The COVID-19 crisis is serious. No rational person questions that fact. However, if you look at the numbers, you’ll see a declining death rate across the entire country.
If, as DHEC suggests, cases of coronavirus are ten times higher than reported, it would indicate mortality is an order of magnitude lower than what is being reported. In South Carolina, the official death rate is .02 percent. Now, divide that by ten, and tell me why exactly we need ever more draconian restrictions that hurt our people and future prosperity.
Governor McMaster was right to reopen our economy, and I applaud him for not mimicking the nanny-state impulses of blue-state governors by issuing a mask mandate.
Counties and municipalities can decide for themselves what to do based on their own sets of circumstances.
South Carolinians can decide for themselves how best to protect their families.