For Immediate Release: June 17, 2020
Contact: Diane Gramley 1.814.271.9078
PA Health Secretary Says Car Show is Dangerous, What About the Riots?
(Harrisburg) – The city of Carlisle wants to hold its annual car show, but Cumberland County, although in the ‘green phase’ of Governor Wolf’s color-coded reopening scheme, is limited to crowd sizes of 250. PA Health Secretary “Rachel” Levine is suing to have the show, which is largely held outside, stopped, calling it dangerous. The American Family Association of Pennsylvania (AFA of PA), a statewide advocacy group, is speaking out defending the rights of Pennsylvanians to get on with their lives and reminding Secretary Levine that one week ago the General Assembly passed HR 836, which ended Governor Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration. Additionally, Secretary Levine should be concentrating attention on the nursing homes, where two-thirds of PA’s deaths have occurred.
“This is ridiculous and will have a negative impact on Carlisle’s economy. Normally 100,000 would be in attendance over the four-day event. Can you image the shot in the arm to the economy that would be and how devastating its cancellation would be! The organizers do expect a smaller crowd this year and have put safety measures in place in response to COVID-19, even though the General Assembly spoke last week and reversed Governor Wolf’s coronavirus emergency declaration extension. Wolf and his gang just haven’t gotten the message yet. How can protesting and rioting be permitted and a family-friendly car show be banned? Earlier this month Governor Wolf even marched at the head of a protest in Harrisburg and the crowd size was larger than allowed and they were not social distancing,” commented Diane Gramley, president of the AFA of PA.
There have been 719 confirmed cases in Cumberland County, of those 310 are in nursing homes. According to the PA Health Department’s website stats on “Number of Deaths by County of Residence,” there have be 61 deaths in Cumberland County. The number of COVID deaths associated with long-term care facilities in Cumberland County, according to the PA Department of Health is 66. So . . . where is the real problem in Cumberland County and every other PA county with COVID deaths?
“Levine needs to stop classifying car shows as ‘dangerous,’ when the truly dangerous place to be in Pennsylvania is a nursing home, not attending a car show. One must wonder why PA nursing homes deaths aren’t making the news as those in New York are. Could it be because our health secretary, who issued the nursing home directive, is a ‘transgender woman’? Wolf and Levine’s unconstitutional lockdowns need to end,” concluded Gramley.
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