Jeff Mahaffey, a former U.S. Marine and gym owner in Scottsdale, AZ, has lead the charge in his state against the arbitrary and capricious shutdown orders handed down by the state’s governor, Doug Ducey.
Earlier this summer, Gov. Ducey ordered gyms, bars and restaurants to close in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, no data has been presented showing any correlation between these establishments and an increase in infectious diseases—including the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
In a wide ranging interview, Mahaffey and three of his associates spoke with me about their fight to stay open, how local officials harass their clients, and much, much more.