On Friday, a statement was released by Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva that he will not allow his department’s resources to administer the country’s re-issuance of the mask mandate.
According to Sheriff Villanueva that the re-enforcement of the county’s mask policy in indoor places nevertheless of vaccination status is “not backed by science and contradicts the CDC guidelines.”
Here’s Sheriff Villanueva full statement:
Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has the authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded/defunded Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not expend our limited resources and instead ask for voluntary compliance. We encourage the DPH to work collaboratively with the Board of Supervisors and law enforcement to establish mandates that are both achievable and supported by science.
On Thursday, Los Angeles County stated the reimposing of mask-wearing mandatory in indoor places regardless of being vaccinated or not.
The new mandate took effect last July 17th, Saturday at 11:59 pm.
Vaccinated people are, in essence, being asked to make a sacrifice to help slow coronavirus spread among the unvaccinated.
Officials have stressed that those who have been inoculated have an excellent chance of being protected, even from the easily spread Delta variant, believed to be twice as transmissible as the conventional coronavirus strains. Between Dec. 7 and June 7, the unvaccinated accounted for 99.6% of L.A. County’s coronavirus cases, 98.7% of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and 99.8% of deaths.
These officials who call themselves “experts” were worried because of 406 Covid hospitalizations in Los Angeles County.
The county has ten million people and their health officials are reimposing the mask-wearing mandate for over 400 hospitalizations.
California State said that this reimposing is only for Los Angeles County and won’t take effect statewide.