Gov. Gavin Newsom just announced Monday he is implementing a first-in-the-nation requirement for all state workers and workers in health care to either show proof of COVID vaccination or be tested at least once to twice per week.
Newsom also encouraged all local government and other employers to adopt a similar protocol.
During his press conference Monday, Newsom said “We are now dealing with a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and it’s going to take renewed efforts to protect Californians from the dangerous Delta variant.”
As the Globe pointed out, Newsom went from promoting herd immunity in California to “We are now dealing with a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” today. He said last week 76.6% of Californians have had the vaccine, “but that’s not good enough!” How is 23.4% “a pandemic of unvaccinated?”
@GavinNewsom went from promoting herd immunity in CA to “We are now dealing with a pandemic of the unvaccinated," today. He said last week 76.6% of Californians have had the vaccine, "but that's not good enough!"
How is 23.4% "a pandemic of unvaccinated?"https://t.co/3J6bVIiX2I
— Katy Grimes (@KATYSaccitizen) July 26, 2021
Newsom also said, “The vast majority of new cases are among the unvaccinated, with 600 percent higher case rates among the unvaccinated than for those who are vaccinated.”
However, a physician contacted the Globe and said testing protocol from Scripts is indicating that they aren’t testing the vaccinated in the hospitals – they are only testing the unvaccinated for COVID (see below), despite the many COVID breakthrough cases reported. The physician asked, “I wonder if this is the new testing protocol state wide?”
The physician contacted another hospital and reported to the Globe:
“They HAVE NOT been testing the vaccinated for COVID routinely like they have the unvaccinated, but they JUST changed their policy to begin doing this.” Unbelievable! So all this BS in the newspapers has been spewing about the vaccinated NOT having COVID BECAUSE THEY DON’T TEST FOR IT!”
That would certainly go a long way to produce numbers reflecting Newsom’s “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
The elephant in the room continues to be the Californians who already had COVID and recovered, didn’t know they had it and/or were asymptomatic, as well as those who never caught the COVID flu because their immune systems are strong. Another medical professional told the Globe that at this point, everyone in California was exposed to someone who had COVID, so herd immunity is working.
The latest orders for state workers from Gov. Newsom indicate he has no inkling of giving up his emergency powers. Instead, he’s doubling down on totalitarianism, and holding state employees hostage. Under a totalitarian regime, all citizens are subject to the absolute authority of the state.
This is happening in the State Capitol as well. The Globe reported July 9th, “Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon and Sen. Pro Tem Toni Atkins are telling Capitol staffers that despite 85% of State Capitol legislators and staffers having been vaccinated, ‘it’s not good enough.’”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Overall US COVID-19 Vaccine rates are at about 50% of the country, with the most important age group, 65-and-older at 88.6% with at least one dose; 78.9% have had both doses.
Gov. Newsom is facing many more legal challenges, of which he is certain to lose.
The 9th Circuit just ruled on Friday that Gov. Gavin Newsom violated the “right of parents to control their children’s education” by closing private schools.
“We’re asking a judge to immediately halt CA’s:
-School mask mandate
-Quarantining healthy kids
-Routine asymptomatic testing
Let Them Breathe is a quickly growing group of over 12K parents who are concerned about the detrimental effects of masks on their children’s mental, physical, emotional, and social health,” the group says on its website. “Sharon McKeeman founded LET THEM BREATHE to promote mask choice and end mask mandates for youth (and everyone!)”
While parents and most private sector employers and business owners are trying to move on and rebuild after Newsom’s 16+ month statewide lockdown, the governor is digging in with mandates that are not supported by science – unless political science is the standard.
Even Gov. Newsom admits, “California has administered more vaccines than any other state.” But then his Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly stokes more fear, claiming, “The Delta variant is up to 60 percent more infectious than the Alpha strain but many times more infectious than the original COVID-19 strain. If you have been waiting to get vaccinated, now is the time.”
Dr. Ghaly neglected to say that the Delta variant looks to be much less lethal than previous variants, despite media and public health officials ginning up fear. “That is essentially the panic porn dressed up as science that we have been treated to ever since the virus declined in January following the winter spread, which appears to have given us a great deal of herd immunity,” Daniel Horowitz recently reported.
As we reported in early July, the New Civil Liberties Alliance and a panel of legal and medical experts explained during a two-hour discussion that supposedly “voluntary” Vaccine Passport Programs are coercive. “The mandate itself completely undermines trust in public health,” said Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, epidemiologist and professor of medicine at Stanford University. “Like ‘if the government is forcing me, then what’s wrong with it?’”
As the state’s largest employer — we’re leading by example. Vaccines are the solution.
We encourage local governments and other businesses to follow suit. https://t.co/MgTOhu2M0g
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) July 26, 2021
A poignant response was: “2 weeks to slow the spread became Level 100 government overreach real quick.”
Keep oppressing people. You will never stop. You will always use a new variant, a new threat. It will never end until you’re out of office. pic.twitter.com/FsHrdvE6bz
— Meredith McBride (@mmcbridemd) July 26, 2021
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