Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is criticizing the county's decision to order masks to be worn indoors again, claiming the mandate is “not backed by science” and contradicts federal guidelines.
Villanueva was responding Friday to an order announced the day before by the county Department of Public Health. Starting Saturday at 11:59 p.m., all county residents are supposed to wear masks indoors under rules similar to those in effect prior to California reopening on June 15.
“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,” Villanueva said.
Mad appreciation that Villanueva included those who have contracted COVID-19 and recovered. Statista lists them as 172 million worldwide, with antibodies that give just as much protection, and may well last longer, than any vaccine.
He added that sheriff's deputies “will not expend our limited resources” to enforce the order and instead the department is asking for voluntary compliance.
Good luck with that. The majority of Californians, especially small businesses, have had it up to here with arbitrary mask mandates.
Through his Fix California advocacy group, former DNI and Ambassador to Germany Ric Grenell has filed an injunction against L.A. County to stop the mask mandates.
This is stupid. All the business's have taken down their signs & plexiglass & now they have to pivot & do this all over again? What is really irritating is hospitalizations & ICU are not out of control so there is no need for this.
— Lezlee (@BellBird68) July 15, 2021
People won't comply. All over the world protests are erupting over these incessant mandates.
— Phineas Fitzroy (@PhineasFitzroy) July 15, 2021
As I wrote earlier, today, the person hardest hit by the County's knee-jerk reaction: Gavin Newsom.
Bye bye Gavin
— Bryan (@BryanJbryan310) July 16, 2021