Los Angeles Health Officials Urge Public to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors, Even if Fully Vaccinated


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By Cassandra Fairbanks

Los Angeles Health Officials are urging people to continue wearing masks indoors, even if they are fully vaccinated.

The state-wide mandate was lifted by Governor Gavin Newsom two weeks ago.

Los Angeles health officials claim that they are concerned about the Delta variant, and that is why they are considering reinstating a mandate.

On Monday, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department issued a statement directing people to continue wearing masks indoors even if they are vaccinated, but insisted that it was a voluntary precautionary measure.

“Until we better understand how and to who the Delta variant is spreading, everyone should focus on maximum protection with minimum interruption to routine as all businesses operate without other restrictions, like physical distancing and capacity limits,” the Los Angeles County Public Health Department said in a press release.

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“Calling it a ‘precautionary measure,’ the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health issued the voluntary mask guidance Monday, saying it was necessary until health officials can ‘better understand how and to who the Delta variant is spreading,'” CNN reports. “Experts have said that evidence points to vaccines like those from Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech providing high amounts of protection against the variant, but LA Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said it is not clear what the future of the variant will be as it becomes more prevalent.”

The guidance suggests that “people wear masks indoors in settings such as grocery or retail stores; theaters and family entertainment centers, and workplaces when you don’t know everyone’s vaccination status.”

The Los Angeles Times reports, “more than 3 in 5 Californians have gotten at least one vaccine dose to date, but fewer than half are fully vaccinated, according to data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. California has one of the nation’s highest vaccination rates, and that has many experts confident the Delta strain won’t cause the kinds of COVID-19 surges seen over the last year.”

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9 responses to “Los Angeles Health Officials Urge Public to Continue Wearing Masks Indoors, Even if Fully Vaccinated”

  1. NewDawn says:

    This is laughable.

  2. Marcos says:

    Mayor Yoga pants Garcetti needs to GTFO as the cool kids say.

  3. cutter says:

    Delta is supposedly dangerous because it can infect people who got the shot. Small wrinkle with that argument: No one ever said that the shots actually prevent infection. The claim has always been that the shot reduces the chance of having severe symptoms, and also reduces the potential for hospitalization. Reduces, not eliminates. Regardless of the variant, there is still a possibility that a person who gets the shots can catch the virus, and that person may still experience severe symptoms, and potentially even die. We have been seeing “breakthrough” cases among people who got the shots for months — it happened to several members of the NY Yankees organization, IIRC. I also recall that the CDC even said that such cases were to be expected. So the panic over “ZOMG PEOPLE WHO GOT THE SHOT ARE CATCHING DELTA!!!” reflects a basic misunderstanding of what these shots are — they are not vaccines and they do not bestow immunity, at least by the common definitions of those words. These drugs aren’t like the MMR or polio vaccines that eliminated those diseases from the population, and the fact that they have been sold as such by the media and politicians is complete BS. Just another lie among the countless others we’ve been fed for the past year.

  4. KDiddy says:

    The power of disillusionment is greatest when used against oneself. At some point, one would really have to believe that all humankind will perish if not for a steady supply and constant use of masks. I think that’s the question we need to ask ourselves, is that what you believe? That everyone will die if we don’t wear masks? This is a drastic change to our evolutionary path and I’m thinking, why not go for bubbles? Why stop at masks? (Because they haven’t been taught to think further). I think a certain someone would have had a good debate about that, if another certain someone else hadn’t sabotaged it by bringing in another certain someone, all whose names shall not be… named. Rhymes with HPee, Sham Feeder, and Leaven Chowder. But it just goes to show, you can’t have heros.

  5. arakitai says:

    From the very start of Brett Weinstein’s skepticism of our vaccine rollout, the biggest concern was an insufficient or purposefully incorrect vaccine response policy. A situation where financial losses were defended against at the expense of public health.

    The reason this is terrifying is that if Delta wasn’t breaking through the vaccinated population, logic dictates that public officials would simply start harping on vaccination rates. I think the ‘wear your mask’ thing has always been and always will be a sideshow. If it wasn’t, the recommendation would either be a KN95 or N95 or P95 mask. Those actually work. (And are now in plentiful supply.)

    So if they’re harping on masks, one wonders just what confidence level they have that Delta isn’t going to just start burning through the vaccinated population. Worse yet, will a weak vaccine actually force the virus into a mutation that will gradually evolve a complete defense against it? Logic dictates that this is possible. The fact that Brett Weinstein has been warning against this exact things for months makes it much more likely in my mind. Many of his predictions are coming true and his logic seems to ring true precisely because as far as I can tell, only his have been so on the nose.

    My thought is this. There is a non-zero chance that this virus will evolve to create true havoc on our population – I’m talking civilization altering effects. The gated institutional complex knows this. As the situation steers more and more towards this outcome, their efforts to control the narrative will become more and more panicked. Very bad things happen when the entire federal government of the United States panic.

    I am not comfortable with any of this. Can we please start over?

  6. Spinner520 says:

    According to the Gov, The point of being vaccinated is to not have to wear masks, but
    if they do this there will be no point in getting vaccinated. Why get vaccinated if you still have to wear a mask?

  7. NONCOMPLIANT says:

    Anything to keep the bullshit alive!

  8. TheMadHapa says:

    *GTA theme music*
    “shit, here we go again.”

  9. Surewhynot says:

    It seems like they just want you to get more “free” aka tax payer funded vaccines which will just put more money in the pockets of big pharma…..of course this can only go well look at what happened when we trusted them with opioids………….