After officials doubting the COVID numbers imposed a mask requirement on Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Chief Alex Villanueva called them a group of Laying Chickens.
On Friday, the county announced that mask is now required in indoor settings whether people are vaccinated or not on the grounds that this could address the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus, according to LA time. The rationale is that cases have increased over the past month, although to a much lesser extent than a year ago.
In making this announcement, the Times believed that “LA County could provide a blueprint to reduce transmission rates without the need for business closures and closures that have caused so much frustration.” and fear for the past 16 months.”
Villanueva, whose department has gone about squeezing funding amid the “beat the police” craze, was unimpressed.
.@lapublichealth has the authority to enforce a new mask order, but the shortfall/offset will not use our limited resources and instead request voluntary compliance. Read my full statement by visiting https://t.co/DVBvmRbFA9 pic.twitter.com/Je1nMerWrO
– Alex Villanueva (@LACoSheriff) July 16, 2021
“Forcing people who have been vaccinated and those who have had COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is unsupported by science and contradicts guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,” he said. Ky (CDC). declare.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (DPH) has the authority to enforce the order, but the underfunded/shortage Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will not utilize our limited resources and instead request demand voluntary compliance,” he said.
Villanueva has closed by proposing policies to be mixed with reality.
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“We encourage DPH to work with the Board of Supervisors and law enforcement to establish achievable and science-backed mandates,” he said.
Dr. Robert Kim-Farley, an epidemiologist and infectious diseases expert at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, said although he doubted the variant would impact LA in the same way it was initially spread. of the virus, but he is “concerned about the trajectory and rate of doubling of new cases,” according to the Times.
While the order applies to everyone regardless of immunization status, Kim-Farley said it can be a catalyst.
“Hopefully this will serve as a wake-up call for those who are still contemplating vaccines to roll up their sleeves and get vaccinated,” he said.
Monica Gandhi, an infectious diseases specialist at UC San Francisco, said allowing vaccinated individuals to remove their masks has provided tangible benefits to take a photo.
Depriving them of that benefit could make unvaccinated people even less likely to get vaccinated, she said.
“There is a clear and bright line on what needs to be done,” said Dr. Muntu Davis, LA County health officer.
“This is a ‘for everyone’ moment when you’re wearing a mask indoors and that’s something we’ll continue to look at and see how things go. But overall, from what we’ve heard from businesses, it’s easier and better for us to do this and much easier for people to understand,” she said.
But resident Vanessa Magaña opposed her.
“I just thought it was crap,” she said.