Maybe it's just me, but if you're going to say that bars being open/closed contributed to the rise/decline in cases, wouldn't it be important to exclude other obvious potential causes in your scientific/expert analysis? pic.twitter.com/fd9QeUial1
— Ilan Wurman (@ilan_wurman) October 10, 2020
The attorney for dozens of bars and saloons across Arizona who insist they are facing “imminent economic disaster” due to Gov. Doug Ducey’s various COVID19 related executive orders hoped the state’s top public health official would give his clients some hope Thursday that business will return to normal sooner than later.
Instead, attorney Ilan Wurman heard testimony from Dr. Cara Christ that there is no light at the end of the tunnel, at least no time soon, and that Christ, the director of the Arizona Department of Health Services, has no idea when or under what conditions she would recommend changes to Ducey’s Executive Order 2020-43 which places particularly severe restrictions on bars and saloons which operate with a Series 6 or Series 7 liquor license.
More than 100 owners of such licenses sued Ducey this summer in Maricopa County Superior Court in an attempt to overturn the executive order. They claim the governor overstepped his authority by imposing restrictions on their operations while other liquor license holders, particularly restaurants, are able to be open…