Katy Grimes from the California Globe has a great piece on the confusion and chaos happening in LA County which is on the brink of bringing back the in-door mask mandate. Turns out some LA County doctors who unlike Ferrer are real doctors, say ‘a lot of people have really bad colds is what we are seeing’.
So where did Barbara Ferrer get her numbers to justify indoor masking again?
“It was announced that LA County had finally broken through the 10 or more hospitalizations per 100,000 people threshold, which, according to the CDC, means that LA now is back to the ‘High’ community level,” the Globe reported. “With LA County at 10.5, and the new BA.4 and BA.5 variants amounting to 81% of new cases, Dr. Ferrer noted on Thursday that the County that it looked like masks would be coming back by July 29th.”
“As of today, we have moved from the medium to the “High” COVID community level,” Ferrer said during a public briefing. “If the county remains in the CDC-designated High level for two consecutive weeks, we will again impose a universal mandatory indoor mask-wearing mandate.”
The two doctors dismissed Ferrer’s claims, and said the Public Health Officer’s assessment doesn’t match the numbers.
John and Ken talked to Steve Gregory from KFI News on this today and a growing petition that calls for Barbara Ferrer's removal.