September 25, 2020 |
“California and Texas governmental policies have led to the permanent closures of more than 28,000 businesses combined; another 25,000 combined are barely holding on, the report calculates.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, a Republican, have implemented statewide shutdown orders since March in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The number of coronavirus-related deaths as a percentage of California’s population is 0.03 percent. For Texas, it is 0.05 percent, according to state data.
More than 19,200 California businesses and 8,900 Texas businesses have permanently closed since March, according to the Yelp analysis.
The crowd-source marketing company also found that more than 19,900 California businesses and 5,300 Texas businesses have also temporarily closed since March, and are barely holding on.
Rounding out the top five with the most business closures are Florida, the third-most populated state, with 7,100 permanent and 3,100 temporary closures; New York with 6,400 permanent and 3,800 temporary closures; and Illinois, with 3,800 permanent and 2,100 temporary closures.
The report breaks down closures by state, metro area, and business type; some businesses are also listed in more than one industry/service category. The industries most impacted are restaurant, retail and shopping, bars and nightclubs, beauty, fitness and arts and entertainment.
“Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is a consumer protection trial lawyer in Germany and California. He is one of four members of the German Corona Investigative Committee. In this video he is describing how there is no legal doubt about the possibility of a class action lawsuit against those responsible for the lockdowns. From the local level all the way to the WHO and many pharma companies in between. Please take a look as he is working very hard to end the insanity and make those responsible financially liable.”