Governor Ned Lamont’s latest foray into controlling our lives came Friday with his announcement that we can only have ten people at our Thanksgiving dinner in our own house.
Governor Lamont did not protect us from the coronavirus when it initially came to CT. Connecticut is fourth in the country for deaths per 1 million of population, only behind New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts (https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/). In CT 65% of deaths occurred in nursing homes. Our current total deaths from COVID-19 are 4,671. The 35% of people not in nursing homes that succumbed to the virus is 1,635 - in a state of 3.6 million. That’s 1/8 of 1%, and for that the governor has closed down businesses, cut off people’s livelihoods, prevented people from getting preventive screenings, deprived children of a full educational experience - and now he’s trying to tell us how many friends and family we can host at Thanksgiving.