Nevada County residents were recently shocked during am August 4, 2021 Zoom video of county Public Health Officer Dr. Scott Kellermann and a panel of county and medical officials, when Dr. Kellermann referred to an incident during the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic where a San Francisco special officer for the board of health shot a man who refused to wear a mask as well as two bystanders, under the pretext of “keeping people safe.”
A recent press release by the Nevada County Restoration Coalition (below) explains:
Dr. Kellermann responded to a comment from Dr. Glennah Trochet, who had stated that not enough people were wearing masks: “As we talk about in the Spanish Flu, that, um, public health officers used to ‘pack heat’ and if you weren’t wearing a mask (gestures hand as if firing a gun and indicates ‘pow’) you know, ‘swift justice,’” then added, “We’re not thinking about that right now, are we, Glennah?” This was followed by a chuckle and smile.
Viewers of the online panel were immediately alarmed, later sharing a clip of the video on social media, asking county officials for an apology and to release an official statement against such dangerous rhetoric. “Tensions are high throughout our community,” stated Nevada County resident, Erin Regan. “The unvaccinated are being blamed and targeted for the supposed Delta variant Spread. This is not hyperbole.”
The very next day after Dr. Kellermann’s remarks, in Nevada City, a tiny town of 3,100 in Nevada County, a customer at a local organic grocery store, California Organics, had to be escorted out by employees after he walked into the store with a taser, ready to tase anyone without a mask. A police report was later filed with the Nevada City Police Department. Erin Regan added, “Dr. Kellermann’s statement selectively discriminates indicating ‘the rise in positive covid-19 cases as being the maskless and unvaccinated’s responsibility.’”
Dr. Kellermann made the statement regarding those who are refusing to wear a mask one and a half years into a 2-week “stay at home” and “mask-up” order. Neither yubanet.com owner and moderator, Pascale Fosshueller, nor the other panelists, Health & Human Services Agency Director Ryan Gruber, and Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Trochet, called out Dr. Kellermann’s remarks, and instead continued the conversation in the same vein about fining, “on the spot,” those not donning masks.
It was during a Nevada County Board of Supervisors meeting a week later that the chamber was filled with distressed and angry community members demanding that all county officials who participated on the Zoom call (Dr. Kellermann, Dr. Trochet, and Ryan Gruber), either resign or be terminated. The county Board of Supervisors instead chose to ignore their own County “Policy Against Discrimination, Harassment and Retaliation” and in deference to Dr. Kellermann, Board Chair, Dan Miller, read a prepared statement that Dr. Kellermann was simply making a joke, and the Board proceeded to give panel participant, Dr. Trochet, a one hundred percent (100%) raise, totaling $250,535 annually.
Read the entire press statement:2021 KELLERMAN PRESS RELEASE vs 4.0 8_15 (1)
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