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Michael Moore [00:01:12] This is Michael Moore, and this is an emergency podcast system episode of Rumble. I need to take a few minutes right now to appeal to my friends across this country and across this world to please stand for Michigan. Please come to our aid. The level of COVID cases has doubled, and then it tripled, and then it quadrupled. We have more COVID cases per day than any other place in the country. And this is in large part because, and I hate to say this because I voted for her for governor, but she has been scared by people who seek to do violence to her, who bullied her. 

Michael Moore [00:02:08] The business community, the Chamber of Commerce, who have insisted that she reopen everything, and this has brought a tragedy upon this state. And so I need everybody’s help in pressuring first Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, to close things down. Do not listen to the business community. Yes, they are losing money. There are programs to help them with getting some of this money back. They should not have to suffer during this time. But to make the rest of us suffer…40 percent of the new cases now in Michigan are young people between the ages of 20 and 40. 

Michael Moore [00:03:16] Teenagers are in ICU units. My friends, you’ve seen this on the news. I’m sure you think you know what’s happening with Michigan, but I need to tell you from what I know, from firsthand knowledge of friends, neighbors, family, people that live in Michigan, that we need to act immediately. This surge is out of control. Some doctors have told me they think at least 90 percent of these cases are not the old coronavirus, the COVID-19 that we’ve been suffering through for the past year, that the vast majority of these COVID cases in Michigan right now are from the UK variant. It works in a much faster way. It is more aggressive and it is sending more people to the hospital and could cause more deaths. 

Michael Moore [00:04:28] The only way to stop the U.K. variant along with these other new variants, is to get as many people vaccinated as soon as possible. Now, a number of hospitals and doctors in Michigan are saying, We’re running out of vaccines. We don’t have enough vaccines. Others are saying that they have enough vaccines. Sadly, the CDC has decided and the Biden administration has decided not to give Michigan any more vaccines during this very sad turn of events. Now, I think that’s wrong. And I think that we need to demand that the vaccine, the Pfizer vaccine, that is made in Michigan, in Kalamazoo, that we get as many of these vaccines into as many arms as possible. It’s going to help put a stop to this U.K. variant. 

Michael Moore [00:05:22] But if it gets ahead of the number of vaccinations that are taking place, you know, there’s some concern that we may not catch up. And believe me, there’s no COVID border around the state of Michigan. This is happening elsewhere in the Upper Midwest, and it will happen where you live. And if you don’t live in the U.S., it will come to you just as it came from other places too. There’s no borders here. We all have to get behind this. So number one, the CDC needs to send more of the vaccines to Michigan. And hospitals, doctors, clinics, every pharmacy, whatever needs to happen, this needs to happen in the next few days. Not next week, not next month. 

Michael Moore [00:06:15] And the governor of Michigan has to shut the state down. People need to stay at home. The schools, which have closed and opened and closed and open driving, students and parents crazy need to shut down just for a little bit. Not long. This is not some long term thing here. This is just right now to try and bring an end to this rapid epidemic in Michigan of the UK variant. My friends, I’m sorry to have to bother you tonight with this emergency podcast system episode and I’m not going to go on any longer. I just need you to help me put pressure on the governor of Michigan. And she’s a pro-business governor. She comes from a business family. Her dad was a business executive. 

Michael Moore [00:07:19] I understand this. I understand this is where she comes from. When we wanted her to just shut down the state back in March, the first week of March in 2020, she didn’t want to do it. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce was bullying her. But by the next week, after New York and California and others were shutting down, she knew she had to do the right thing. And she did it, and this cost her a lot of death threats and everything else. So don’t misunderstand me when I am pleading with her to do this. This is not a lack of support. This is my support for my fellow citizens in the state of Michigan. Shut things down. The hospital in the town where I live, they’re packed. 

Michael Moore [00:08:06] They can take hardly anybody else in this hospital. They’re having to stop doing certain procedures because they can’t take care of the U.K. variant of the coronavirus that’s coming in. They won’t let visitors into the hospital now. You can’t go and visit your loved ones. And this is a small, rural community, really. This shouldn’t be happening. Shut down the restaurants, the bars, the businesses. People need to stay home just for a little bit. Stay home from school, just for a little bit. We made a mistake in reopening the state of Michigan too soon. Stop this back and forth. This isn’t working. 

Michael Moore [00:08:53] New Zealand, take a look at what they’ve done. They’re an island, I understand that, well, we live on a peninsula. We are completely surrounded by water, except for a little bit of Ohio and Indiana. But I’m serious. My friends in Michigan, stay put. The CDC is wrong. The governor of Michigan is wrong. Let’s get this fixed right now. Please call your Congress people and your senators at their switchboard on Capitol Hill. Please contact the governor’s office of the State of Michigan in Lansing, Michigan. And please go on the and send a note to President Biden and ask him to please increase the amount of doses to the state of Michigan this week. 

Michael Moore [00:10:20] Right now, let’s not let this thing grow. Thank you for listening to this. Thank you for doing what you can do to have your voice heard. It’s critical right now. This doesn’t need to happen. We’re never going to get through this, my friends. I thought so many of us are now doubly vaccinated and we’re wearing our masks and there was a light at the end of the tunnel here for 2021. You don’t want to hear that there isn’t going to be a light at the end of this in 2021, do you? Do we have to go back to what we had on one of my first podcasts back in February of 2020? This is not a one year pandemic. This is probably a three to four year pandemic. Nobody wants to hear that. 

Michael Moore [00:11:28] So because we didn’t want to listen to it, well, this is what we’re ending up with. We’ve been through one year of it. Now we have to go through another year of it. And now what do you say about 2022? I mean, this has to end. Everybody, get your shot. Everybody wear a mask. Everybody keep your social distance, wash your hands, be kind to each other. And politicians, the governor, please stop the opening and the closing. Let’s just close it down for a little bit. And the CDC, you’ve got to send us more vaccines. 

Michael Moore [00:12:14] Thank you for listening. Thank you, everybody who’s listening to this for joining me and making your voice heard. There are hundreds of thousands of you who listen to this podcast at any given time. I’m really begging you to do something with me tonight, tomorrow for the state of Michigan. Thank you so much. This is Michael Moore, and this is an emergency podcast system episode of Rumble.