Los Angeles County reinstates mask mandate
Here's the video:
Officials say that about 99% of the people getting sick are unvaccinated. This mirrors trends seen nationwide, as more than 97% of COVID-19 patients entering hospitals across the country are unvaccinated, according to Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Meanwhile, L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Friday that his department will not enforce the new mandatory indoor mask requirement.
The mass media are also spreading vague notions of who in LA County is vaccinated and who isn't. This piece by Comcast/ NBC makes me want to guess that LA County has a class divide: white-skinned property-owning vaccinated, versus brown-skinned working-class unvaccinated. Since I haven't lived there in nearly three years, I really don't know if such a generalization conforms to reality, except that if they're getting vaccinated in Palos Verdes Estates and in San Marino and not in Compton or the north end of Long Beach, that should tell you something.
Here's the story I keep repeating to myself: So, instead of stopping capitalism in its tracks and saying "hey, we have to deal with this virus first," you know, kind of like what they did in South Korea, what they did was to rush a vaccine into distribution because lots of people dying of COVID-19 was a messy inconvenience for business as usual. This was especially the case given the screwed-up
health-extortion health care system in the United States. Perhaps the Powers That Be were scared that people would think about bankruptcy when they're wheeled into hospitals, or something like that. In the meantime, during the pandemic you had the President of the United States encouraging populations of vaccine deniers to spread "misinformation" about the vaccines, while at the same time you had and have corporate mass media stooges complain of "misinformation," which is really rich given they themselves misinform everyone now and then depending upon what the corporate orders are at any place or time. Juan Guaidó is the true and rightful leader of Venezuela or maybe he's not or something like that.
Meanwhile the righteous are running a national protest for Medicare for All which gets no publicity, happening on Saturday. I hope you can join the one in your neighborhood!
The vast populations who were tossed out of their jobs (and perhaps out of their homes too, soon), and who received half-baked subsidies from the IRS now and then according to the political whims of those running for office, well, let 'em twist in the wind. Oh, also, let people who work in universities twist in the wind too. Educated people, who needs 'em. 'Murica's proud of its ignorance.
The fact that the vaccines are imperfect and basically corporate rush jobs meant to preserve capitalism notwithstanding, I have yet to hear or read any convincing excuses not to get vaccinated. I received my second dose of Pfizer on May 19. Is there a vaccine against capitalism? I want that one too.