The Heartland Institute’s Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 412 of the In The Tank Podcast. There has been a wave of stories coming out sounding the alarm on yet another dreaded COVID variant. In light of this news, we are already seeing the return of some mask mandates and other restrictions. Additionally, there are supposed TSA whistleblowers claiming we will soon be entering another era of full-fledged COVID prevention policy. How likely is this? Have we not learned anything from our last go-around? What are the political implications of a return to COVID lockdowns? The ITT crew discusses this and more.
OPENING CHIT CHAT – DEBATES AND TRUMP
The Hill – Trump, Tucker Carlson to release interview as debate begins on Fox News
PRIMARY TOPIC – COVID 2023: THE ELECTION VARIANT?
CNN – Scientists race to understand highly mutated coronavirus variant spotted in four countries, including the US
Reuters – US CDC says new COVID lineage could cause infections in vaccinated individuals
The Gateway Pundit – Biden Regime to Reinstate COVID-19 Restrictions Beginning with Mask Mandate as “COVID Cases Rise”, Say TSA and Border Patrol Whistleblowers
Newsweek – Did Face Masks Help Fight COVID? Scientists Want You To Wear Yours Again
NYP – Georgetown University mandates masks for students during in-class instruction
DAVOS WATCH – THE FUTURE OF URBAN CONSUMPTION
The Federalist – These 14 American Cities Have A ‘Target’ Of Banning Meat, Dairy, And Private Vehicles By 2030
C40 Cities – The Future of Urban Consumption in a 1.5C World