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California Governor Gavin Newsom speaks in a media conference during a visiting of a BusTest Express mobile COVID-19 testing site in Paramount, CA, Jan. 12, 2022. (Photo: Ringo Chiu/Shutterstock)

California Governor and Public Health Agency Still Dealing in Covid Misinformation

‘Public health officials actively propagated misinformation that ruined lives and forever damaged public trust in the medical profession’

By Katy Grimes, June 26, 2024 12:01 pm

“Californians have led the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic with early public health measures that saved lives,” Gov. Gavin Newsom’s SMARTER Plan for Covid says. “We have been led by science and data, and know more today than we did two years ago.”

Except they ignored the science and data, choosing instead to force Californians into masking, locking down, and mandated vaccines.

In a press announcement Tuesday Feb. 28, 2023, California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a proclamation terminating the state’s COVID-19 State of Emergency, after a long three years the most stifling and strict Covid mandates.

But it was only sort of a State of Emergency termination.

Because this was in his statement:

“The state’s SMARTER Plan will maintain California’s operational preparedness to address the next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic and will continue to guide the state’s work to support communities across the state. Additionally, COVID-19 vaccines, testing, and treatment continue to be available at sites within local communities across the state.”

Newsom may have officially ended the COVID-19 State of Emergency, while holding another card up his sleeve.

Newsom’s SMARTER Plan should give you chills, as his Covid19.ca.gov website explains:

“The SMARTER Plan is not just for COVID-19. We can use these strategies and systems for future emergencies.

SMARTER stands for:

    • Shots – Vaccines are the most powerful weapon against hospitalization and serious illness.
    • Masks – Properly worn masks with good filtration help slow the spread of COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses.
    • Awareness – We will continue to stay aware of how COVID-19 is spreading, evolving variants, communicate clearly how people should protect themselves, and coordinate our state and local government response.
    • Readiness – COVID-19 is not going away and we need to be ready with the tools, resources and supplies we will need to quickly respond and keep public health and the healthcare system well prepared.
    • Testing – Getting the right type of tests—PCR or antigen—to where they are needed most. Testing will help California minimize the spread of COVID-19.
    • Education – California will continue to work to keep schools open and children safely in classrooms for in-person instruction.
    • Rx – Evolving and improving treatments will become increasingly available and critical as a tool to save lives.

Claiming to be Updated in April 2024, the SMARTER Plan says:

“It is clear the virus will remain with us for some time, if not forever. It is less clear how often and how much it will continue to impact our health and well-being.”

However, we know what works, and have built the necessary tools over the last two years that allows us to learn and hone our defenses to this virus as it evolves.” [emphasis the Globe]

Remember, last year Newsom’s SMARTER Plan asserted that it “is not just for COVID-19. We can use these strategies and systems for future emergencies.”

“We’ll improve the SMARTER Plan as we learn what works.”

How is the Covid-19 pandemic over if Gov. Newsom is clinging to his Covid protocols?

The short answer is Newsom is clinging to the Covid pandemic… just in case another such “crisis” comes his way to provide an “opportunity” to use the coronavirus outbreak to usher in new progressive policies in his state and elsewhere in the country,” as he said in 2020 the Globe reported following another of his virtual press conferences. “There is opportunity for reimagining a progressive era as it pertains to capitalism,” Gov. Newsom said. “So yes, absolutely we see this as an opportunity to reshape the way we do business and how we govern.”

Here is the updated 2024 SMARTER Plan, and “How We’ll ​​Move Forward:”

“COVID-19 will remain with us for the foreseeable future. The SMARTER Plan focuses on how we manage that reality.

We’ve learned a lot over the last two years. We know what we need to:

  • Minimize the strain on our healthcare system
  • Keep staff and the public safe
  • Keep businesses open and schools in person

We will keep California moving by:

  • Increasing vaccination rates especially among kids
  • Ensuring we can quickly deploy staff, personal protective equipment (PPE), and resources to hospitals and communities
  • Quickly matching patients up with effective treatments
  • Tracking cases to address spikes as we see them and quickly identify new variants
  • Building our own supply chain for tests and keeping stockpiles of masks and PPE

SMARTER builds on California’s successes. It is flexible by design so we can respond quickly as the virus changes.”

“Increasing vaccination rates especially among kids,” should infuriate every parent in the state. Children are not Covid vectors. Children did not die from it, nor did they pass it around.

Covid is a flu. So of course we must “keep businesses open and schools in person.” But this tells you that they considered this as an ongoing possibility.

Johns Hopkins physician Dr. Marty Makary professionally weighed in on Covid protocols during and after the “pandemic”:

“Public health officials were not wrong for making recommendations based on what was known at the time. That’s understandable. You go with the data you have. No, they were wrong because they refused to change their directives in the face of new evidence.

When a study did not support their policies, they dismissed it and censored opposing opinions.”

“At the same time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention weaponized research itself by putting out its own flawed studies in its own non-peer-reviewed medical journal, MMWR.

In the final analysis, public health officials actively propagated misinformation that ruined lives and forever damaged public trust in the medical profession.”

And California still lists the old Covid protocols, including vaccinating kids.

Makary made a list of actual misinformation about Covid including natural immunity, masks, school closures, vaccine-induced myocarditis, vaccine boosters, mandated vaccines, and even the Wuhan lab leak theory.

On natural immunity, researchers concluded that natural immunity was at least as effective as the primary COVID vaccine series.

Makary said, “Since the Athenian plague of 430 BC, it has been observed that those who recovered after infection were protected against severe disease if reinfected. That was also the observation of nearly every practicing physician during the first 18 months of the COVID pandemic.”

“Most Americans who were fired for not having the COVID vaccine already had antibodies that effectively neutralized the virus, but they were antibodies that the government did not recognize.”

On Masks, “Cochran Reviews in 2023 by a highly respected Oxford research team found that masks had no significant impact on COVID transmission. If all the energy used by public health officials to mask toddlers could have been channeled to reduce child obesity by encouraging outdoor activities, we would be better off.”

On school closures Dr. Makary said, “the CDC ignored the European experience of keeping schools open, most without mask mandates. Transmission rates were no different, evidenced by studies conducted in Spain and Sweden.”

On myocarditis, “Public health officials downplayed concerns about vaccine-induced myocarditis — or inflammation of the heart muscle. We now know that myocarditis is six to 28 times more common after the COVID vaccine than after the infection among 16- to 24-year-old males.”

“Tens of thousands of children likely got myocarditis, mostly subclinical, from a COVID vaccine they did not need because they were entirely healthy or because they already had COVID.”

On vaccine boosters, Makary said, “Boosters reduced hospitalizations in older, high-risk Americans. But the evidence was never there that they lower COVID mortality in young, healthy people.”

“Ultimately, White House pressure to recommend boosters for all was so intense that the FDA’s two top vaccine experts left the agency in protest, writing scathing articles on how the data did not support boosters for young people.”

Here’s California’s “Measure of Success:

CDPH Smarter Plan. (Photo: cdph.ca.gov)

Makary concluded, “What’s most amazing about all the misinformation conveyed by CDC and public health officials is that there have been no apologies for holding on to their recommendations for so long after the data became apparent that they were dead wrong.”

“Public health officials said ‘you must’ when the correct answer should have been ‘we’re not sure.’”

Gov. Newsom and California’s Public Health agency are still saying “You must.”

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18 thoughts on “California Governor and Public Health Agency Still Dealing in Covid Misinformation

  1. These wannabe dictators are licking their lips and hoping that the Bird Flu turns into another pandemic in the immediate future so they can go back to having direct control over all of our lives in the name of “safety” (same excuse used by every dictator in history for seizing power and restricting freedoms).

    1. Yes, Otakuon. We’ve known this for some time:

      “The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it …”
      H.L. Mencken

  2. Can only hope that CA Globe readers will share this article as much as possible so that a massive chunk of the CA population is given a needed “heads up” and is fully aware of what is in this article: That Newsom and his Henchmen are STILL up to outrageous dictatorial scare tactics and control with this SMARTER PLAN absurdity. We’re in a time warp. Seriously it is June 26, 2024, although you would never know it from Newsom et al pushing preposterous irrelevancies.

    2024 (yes, 2024) “UPDATE” for the SMARTER PLAN: (see above for the full list)
    “Increasing vaccination rates especially among kids” (!!!) — are these people freaking kidding?
    Tracking, identifying “new variants,” masks, PPE, and all the rest of the debunked nonsense, which was designed to scare the hell out of everyone and which was used as an excuse to keep righteously free people in limbo forever, resulting not long afterward in vaccine death and disability, ruined lives, children with bleak futures staring into space, ruined finances, closed businesses—- as you know the list is too long to repeat here.

    At the very least I hope this current round of disgraceful nonsense will convince any skeptics who happen to remain that the fake hyper-hysterical response to “Covid” in 2020 was a scam from the beginning. Surely now everyone is able to clearly see —- and will thus be warned against future dirty trick attempts —- that our governor dictatorially took full advantage from 2020 on of the scare-seed he planted —- which resulted in boundless misery and destruction in California and which STILL, in 2024, has not ended but is being pushed again by the same hellish crowd.

  3. In other words California….get ready to mask up. People are still running in masks at Costco and supermarkets. The stage has been set.

  4. Just like CMK I see folks with masks when I go shopping, wiping off grocery basket handles. then thee are those who wear masks in cars. I’ve even see a couple of people in convertibles with masks on.

  5. Newsom needs to be hauled before a tribunal and be held accountable for the heinous crimes against humanity he has committed during the last four years that included locking down healthy people, selectively closing businesses, and mandating experimental mRNA shots and boosters that have injured and even killed innocent Californians. Newsom and his wretched soul have a lot to account for!

  6. The operatives probably know some major event is brewing or a scheduled smack-down is due. Preventing the natives from becoming restless an imperative. Remember, 70% plus of the gullible Californians accepted the vax. The ruse worked very well, why not apply it again.

    California chartered with and the implement structured to usher America into the abyss.

    Social normalcy of the past; never to return.

  7. Hey! Katy and Evan have run the S.O.B out of town now is the time to begin grooming a conservative candidate for the governorship.
    California will continue its spiral downward if Bonta gets the job.
    Act Now!

  8. Newsom and his minions (Ferrer, Bonta, etc) are following the WHO Pandemic Treaty marching orders to the letter…
    This should scare the hell out of intelligent California residents who should STRIDENTLY REJECT all such guidelines and mandates for their physical, emotional and financial well-being going forward….
    We’re being played by fascist technocrats with megalomaniacal tendencies….

  9. I can understand wearing a mask in a crowded place like when boarding a plane. It can also protect you from seasonal respiratory viruses in circulation. However, I still see people wearing masks driving alone in their car on the freeway. Talk about a failure of our school system to teach basic science and biology.

    1. Except mask don’t work and never did. You are the problem. Fauci admitted under oath that he could not sight one study that said masks have any affect on stopping a respiratory virus. It was 100% nonsense.
      Newsom closing beaches was an extra special kind of stupid. Beaches were literally the safest places on the planet…

  10. 78 studies showed the masks didn’t work. Fauchi admits the six foot social distancing was not derived from scientific data.

    And remember this Communist California move?

    “California has advanced a bill that would allow the state’s medical regulators to punish doctors for spreading false information about the COVID-19 pandemic, including vaccine efficacy claims. The bill, AB 2098, would give the Medical Board of California and the Osteopathic Medical Board of California the ability to suspend or revoke a doctor’s state license for spreading COVID-19 disinformation or misinformation, which is defined as information that goes against “’contemporary scientific consensus.’”

    1. Social distancing came from an Albuquerque teenager’s school science project… look it up… it’s beyond ridiculous..

  11. My best foot forward on all this insanity is simply to assert these four potent words: “WE DO NOT COMPLY.”

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