Here’s an interesting phenomenon that I have observed.
With all the bans on “non-essential” services such as hair salons, house cleaning, and gardeners, a “black market” for these “non-essential” services exists.
Hair salons are in operation. They ask the customers to park somewhere other than the shop’s parking lot, enter through the back door, and pay in cash. Other beauticians are driving to clients homes and providing “non-essential” services clandestinely, again for cash. House cleaning services are also working surreptitiously on a cash only basis.
What has the prevention of “non-essential” services achieved? It’s easier to list what they DIDN’T achieve.
They DIDN’T achieve the goal of restricting contact.
The DIDN’T collect taxes on any of the services that continue to be provided.
I have not heard of a single person who has gotten sick using the “black market” services. Goes to show that none of the restrictions were truly effective in preventing the spread of the Chinese Virus. The government may “think” they did something, but in reality nothing changed. Unfortunately those in power are out of touch with reality.
And just to make a point on everyone getting “black market” services, take a look at Crazy Nancy Pelosi.
Cosmetic medical procedures are a “non-essential” service. Crazy Nancy still has her FROZEN BOTOX face even though no one is supposed to be able to get BOTOX treatments.
Once again, RESTRICTIONS and RULES, “Are for THEE and NOT for ME.“