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Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer (Photo: Barbara Ferrer Twitter)

Los Angeles County Mask Policy Giving Residents Freedom Whiplash

Mask on, mask off, double mask on, double mask off, mask on again on public transit

By Katy Grimes, April 22, 2022 4:25 pm

A Florida federal judge ruled on Monday that the Center for Disease Control does not have the authority to issue a mask mandate for air travel, or on public transportation, only one week following the Biden administration extending the air travel and public transportation mask mandate an additional 15 days.

U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle said in her ruling the CDC failed to adequately explain its reasons for the mandate, and did not allow public comment in violation of federal procedures for issuing new rules, CNBC reported.

Later the same day, the Transportation Security Administration said it will no longer enforce the mandate.

Across the country, people in airports, on planes and public transit posted videos of cheering at the announcement and masks being ripped off.

This popular decision and nearly universal reaction went viral. But it was only a matter of time before threats of a Biden Administration appeal were leaked.

This only emboldened the country’s most iron-fisted public health officials.

Late Thursday, only 4 days after the federal judge’s decision, Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, who does not have a medical degree, announced that masks will again be required on all public transit within Los Angeles County, causing whiplash of the county’s residents. Ferrer’s order includes buses, trains, taxis and ride-hailing service vehicles, under a new COVID-19 health order that takes effect Friday, ABC7 reported.

Ferrer said Thursday the order is based on the CDC’s “opinion” that mask-wearing on transit remains an essential step in preventing spread of COVID-19, despite numerous peer reviewed studies finding “Americans’ many months of mask-wearing has likely provided little to no health benefit and might even have been counterproductive in preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

Airline officials have repeatedly asked the Biden administration to end the mask requirement given that the air filtration systems on planes circulate the air 20-30 times more than even a hospital ICU, along with other COVID restrictions such as pre-departure testing for all international arrivals, including citizens, CNBC reported.

It was only in February when Los Angeles hosted the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl. America was treated to another episode of “MaskGate” at the NFC Championship game in Los Angeles, when photos on social media brought us images of unmasked California Gov. Gavin Newsom, San Francisco Mayor London Breed and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, posing for pics with Magic Johnson, despite the Los Angeles County mask mandate and SoFi Stadium requirements.

The Globe asked if it was “another French Laundry moment?” Rules for the commoners, but not the elected aristocracy and celebrity elite.

Following the NFC Championship game was “FaceAPalooza” at the Super Bowl in which prominent California celebrities and lawmakers were seen without masks once again, breaking both state and local laws, while school children went school in Los Angeles in a mask the following morning… after 80,000 Sports fans got to have unmasked fun only the day before.

Mask autocrats like Barbara Ferrer bully those she is sure she can control – school children, public transit riders, seniors, and health care workers. Fortunately, that list is shrinking, but she is clinging to her emergency powers courtesy of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s clinging to his emergency powers… more than two years after the emergency.

According to the LA County Public Health website on mask mandates:

EVERYONE* MUST wear a mask:

  • On all forms of public transportation in LA County. This includes trains, buses, taxis and ride-shares.
  • In all indoor transportation hubs in LA County, including airport and bus terminals, train and subway stations, seaports or other indoor port terminals, or any other indoor area that serves as a transportation hub.
  • In healthcare settings
  • In long-term care settings and adult/senior care facilities
  • In state and local correctional facilities and detention centers
  • Shelters and cooling centers
  • In any other location where it is the policy of the business or venue

The LA County website announced on 4-21-22: Masks are still required in some settings and strongly recommended in others – see the summary below and details in the Health Officer Order.

Barbara Ferrer’s draconian COVID lockdown and mask orders only appear justified by the bizarre notion, “As long as we can save just one life…” This means that everyone else’s freedoms and personal risk assessments do not matter and are traded for some perceived safety and security from the government.

Which freedoms will Americans trade for security? People in Los Angeles should start asking, and then decide if Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer is the arbiter of those freedoms.

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13 thoughts on “Los Angeles County Mask Policy Giving Residents Freedom Whiplash

  1. Barbara Ferrer’s lust for power and her zeal for torture truly make her a very ugly woman. She is incapable of rational thought, only of her elite, haughty, proclamations that make her queen of LA. The queen has no clothes, time for Angelenos to wake up and stop the woke.

  2. Use of the expression “as long as we can save one life” has always been a pet peeve of mine. It’s meant to seem caring and compassionate but when you think about it, it has actually only been used by power-mad, cruel, crushingly oppressive and sadistic people like Barbara Ferrer. I know she didn’t actually say it, but she might as well have.
    Barbara Ferrer doesn’t even have the decency to be a “true believer.” All she knows is that she desperately wants her claws around your neck while she tells you what to do, when to do it, how to do it, and what you should be thinking about while you’re doing it. She, as well as her soul-crushing spirit-brother Gavin Newsom, don’t believe a word of the crap they’ve been running their mouths about and running our lives with for more than TWO YEARS. It’s beyond obvious by now that these two — and so many like them now in positions of power — couldn’t care less about your health, your fate, your children’s fate, whether you live or die, how you die, or how much you suffer doing it.
    There is something particularly cruel about seeing a plane full of people cheer for their little freedoms and (finally!) a release from restraint while the Barbara Ferrers of this world are panting off-stage for the chance to slap those masks back on those faces ASAP. And then watch you take them off again, so they can tell you to put them on again. This is all so sick, these people are sick, and we’re all completely sick and tired of their sickness, aren’t we?

  3. The only person that should be mandated to wear a mask is that hideous look monster Barbara Ferra. She literally looks like someone’s nightmare. For some in charge of public health they could not find something that looked more unhealthy then her. Maybe she is considered healthy for whatever species she belongs to.

  4. For L.A. County residents, the County Board of Supervisors are:
    Kathryn Barger
    Hilda Solis
    Janice Hahn
    Holly Mitchell
    Sheila Kuehl (who is retiring)
    Plug in a supervisor name with “L.A. County” to search and their site will come up. Contact yours if maybe you’d like to ask when the heck they plan to get serious about firing this tyrannical overpaid fake doctor and removing her from our lives.

    1. Let’s see…
      Kate
      Karen
      Karen
      Karen

      Barbara “The Crypt Keeper” Ferrer

      See a pattern here???

      Mass formation psychosis…..

      Tell “The Crypt Keeper” we’re not playing any more…

  5. What’s incomprehensible is that this useless fool doesn’t seem to realize that she is violating federal law. Maybe a lengthy jail sentence will slap that out of her.

  6. What is the difference between “resting BF” and “active BF?”
    From this picture of BF I truly cannot tell.

  7. Rachel Levine is an actual MD, Barbara Ferrer is not. Dr. Ferrer received her Ph.D. in Social Welfare from Brandeis University, a Master of Arts in Public Health from Boston University, a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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