In my role here as the co-host of the I-95 Morning Show, I've become friendly with a lot of local business owners, especially restaurants, bar and deli owners.

Recently, I had conversations with two of these business owners and both told me that they predict a statewide shutdown is coming in CT. One of these individuals mentioned to me that he thinks it will come right after the holidays.

When we had Danbury Mayor, Mark Boughton, on the Ethan and Lou Show on Tuesday (11/24/20) morning I asked him whether he thought a statewide shutdown was on the horizon and this is what he had to say:

"I don't think so, I think that the state and the Governor have been really resistant to doing that, they are really trying to strike a balance between allowing businesses to operate but protecting the public health, safety and welfare. 

So, I don't see that happening and really the peak of this, from what I'm told, the second wave will be around Christmas time. So, that may even be too late, in other words, I've had discussions with our health people as recently as yesterday afternoon and at this point, there's measures that you can take, but it's not that they're going to do a lot of good. 

So, for example, if you stepped up, we are going to step up enforcement by the way, tonight and tomorrow night, but you know for various restaurants and things like that, if you're going to go out, even in the middle of the second wave, right and you are going to go to a nightclub or a restaurant that is masquerading as a whatever, you know, you are still going to go to a house party if there's nothing going on at these, you know, places. 

So, the behavior, you can't change the behavior is what I'm driving at here and that's where we are right now. We're down to that ten or fifteen percent of the people that refuse to alter their behavior that are frankly selfish and you know, they can't be patient enough for us to get this cleared up. 

So, that's my thought on this, I don't see a big shutdown coming, I think that there may be some nips here, tucking here, but I don't necessarily think you're going to see that entire state close down or anything like that. 

It doesn't really work, I mean, it works but it doesn't work, as soon as you do that the numbers do go down but as soon as you start going back out, moving through the phases, what happens? The numbers rebound, so what we need is that vaccine and that's what we're all waiting for."

Anyone who listens to our show knows that I have zero problem being critical of our political leadership in the State of Connecticut, but I actually feel for all of them when it pertains to COVID-19 issues.

It's a balancing act and the decisions often come down to the economy versus public health and safety. These are lose/lose matters for these people. Beyond that, many people simply don't listen to the guidelines. There are also people who are all too eager to distribute health numbers gathered from seriously questionable sources.

I pray that we can get a safe vaccine and get our lives back, our economy running and be able to gather normally, the way people love to. I like to party, don't you? Let's do what we have to to get back to a reality that involves raging in unison, partying our faces off our heads and being able to lick each other in a consensual manner. You read that right, LICK EACH OTHER. Dogs like it and crazy people like, I'm crazy, I should know.

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