You read that correctly. Governor Newsom has issued a new mask mandate for all indoor activities in public spaces. This applies to the entire state. This is in response to a spike in cases. Here’s why that is ridiculous beyond belief. Like the good Newsom lapdogs they are, the San Jose Mercury-News had the story immediately.
Cases do not matter. The vaccines are proving remarkably effective at preventing death from COVID. In California, 80.7% of the population has received at least one dose and 64.9% are fully vaccinated. The seven-day average of COVID deaths was 67 as of December 12. That’s about 10% of the peak death rate in February of this year. Here’s the data:
For comparison, let’s look at the latest available statistic on traffic deaths in our fair state.
In 2019 there were 3,606 traffic fatalities. That’s about 69.3 per week, 2 more than the most recent COVID data. Why doesn’t the governor mandate shutting down all car traffic? Right now, the risks are comparable.
In fact, this is not about COVID. It’s about Governor Newsom maintaining control over every aspect of your life. It’s long past time to stop obeying his dictatorial desires.