While COVID-19 cases rise, a Los Angeles health official is using the pandemic as an excuse to attack individual freedoms.
A Los Angeles health official recently called for people to be arrested if they are seen in public not wearing a mask.
Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis then made the claim that not wearing a mask is equal to an “act of domestic terrorism.” In addition, he said that outdoor dining was problematic and that restaurants needed to limit their activity.
“If it were up to me, anybody not wearing a mask when they are out in public would be arrested,” Davis said. “That’s an act of domestic terrorism and should be treated like one.”
Last week, the Los Angeles County Public Health Department issued new coronavirus guidelines in order to combat the rise in cases and hospitalizations in the area.
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On Friday, the Los Angeles Daily News reported that public health officials have been “faced with dramatically increased rates of transmission and potentially exponential growths of deaths in the coming weeks,” and they “have been ringing major alarm bells in recent days.”
While COVID-19 cases rise amid the holiday season, leaders like Muntu Davis continue to use the pandemic as an excuse to attack individual freedoms.
As a nation, we must continue fighting the coronavirus pandemic together, but not at the expense of our American values. We have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to elect leaders who will respond to the pandemic sensibly.