A friend who lives in Beverly Hills, CA sent a text message Tuesday evening: “Beverly Hills city leaders unanimously oppose LA County’s outdoor dining ban.”
This friend, and many others, have been fighting the Los Angeles County public health orders which have been arbitrarily picking which businesses and restaurants to deem “non-essential,” order locked down. California Gov. Gavin Newsom and his state and county public health officials claim restaurants, which even serve food outdoors, are “super-spreaders,” but they have yet to produce any scientific evidence proving this.
LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who was just caught dining outdoors at her favorite Santa Monica restaurant after ordering a ban on outdoor dining at LA County restaurants, even referred to outside dining as “a most dangerous situation” during an L.A. County Board of Supervisors meeting. “This is a serious health emergency and we must take it seriously,” Fox News 11 reported Kuehl said. “The servers are not protected from us, and they’re not protected from their other tables that they’re serving at that particular time, plus all the hours in which they’re working.”
She apparently thought nothing about dining “unprotected” in her favorite restaurant, potentially infecting the servers… unless she doesn’t really believe that coronavirus is “a most dangerous situation.”
As the Globe has asked numerous times, if Gov. Gavin Newsom clearly doesn’t fear contracting coronavirus, and Supervisor Sheila Kuehl doesn’t fear it, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed doesn’t fear it, and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo doesn’t fear contracting coronavirus, why should anyone else? Each of these elected politicians violated their own oppressive, heavy-handed lockdown orders to dine out, and/or enjoy Thanksgiving in the company of many families and friends.
They imposed their draconian lockdown and closure orders on businesses, schools, restaurants — any business they deem “non-essential.”
Notably, most of the businesses ordered locked down are not in labor unions, nor are they large corporate political donors. They are owned by entrepreneurs and hard working regular people, and are now being destroyed.
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The Globe spoke with a restaurateur this week who is involved in a lawsuit against the state. She said the attorney for the state tried to delay the case because “he’s going on a three-week vacation.” She said this was after he had just told the judge that if California bars, restaurants and businesses are allowed to re-open, people will die because of it.
But the attorney for the state can go on a three-week vacation. Apparently he isn’t worried about contracting coronavirus either.
See the twisted hypocritical logic here? Neither do we. Officials with the state are living normally, and receiving full paychecks while they order small businesses shut down.
Gov. Newsom and his Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, (a San Francisco pediatrician) continue to ignore actual medical science, as well as practicing immunologists, epidemiologists, virologists, and the state’s own COVID data.
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, a Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, where he received both an M.D. and a Ph.D. in economics, recently said, “It became clear before long that (overwhelming the hospitals) was not a worry: in the U.S. and in most of the world, hospitals were never at risk of being overwhelmed. Yet the lockdowns were kept in place, and this is turning out to have deadly effects.”
“We’re at a place where our civilization is at risk, where the bonds that unite us are at risk of being torn,” Dr. Bhattacharya said. “We shouldn’t be afraid. We should respond to the COVID virus rationally: protect the vulnerable, treat the people who get infected compassionately, develop a vaccine. And while doing these things we should bring back the civilization that we had so that the cure does not end up being worse than the disease.”