The screenshot below is from an email obtained in the lawsuit regarding youth sports restrictions. Two things stand out. One is that the youth sports restriction went into effect based on no data, because here the Governor is asking for data to support a restriction he already put in place. Why would you be asking for data after the fact if you already had it and based your decision on it. The second is that it clearly reveals the orientation toward just deciding what measures to take and then trying to justify those measures by made-up and slanted data and rationales. This is why no one should be allowed to rule by emergency decree for any length of time longer than about three days. Forcing a more measured process involving many voices means that you are more likely to actually consider facts and viewpoints that lead to a better decision. What the IB does is disrespectful to the public and is why we have such widespread cynicism and distrust of government, which is largely responsible for things like vaccine hesitancy. Shame, shame, shame.