While many areas in the country – even blue areas – are moving forward from COVID hysteria and repeated trips to the COVID gravy train, in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties they’re still partying like it’s 2020.
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Director Dr. Barbara “Not That Kind of Doctor” Ferrer happily continues to ignore positive data and, well, lie about the numbers to maintain the COVID hysteria. She’s been warning that it’ll be necessary to renew the county’s indoor mask mandate simply due to the number of positive COVID tests, and at this point, that mandate is due to return on July 29. Ferrer stated in a July 14 press conference that she did not cite any numbers.
“Covid is still one of the leading causes of death in L.A. County, Every day when I report out who dies, there are people who die who have no underlying health conditions. So no one should go into a space of saying, ‘I’m not at any risk.’ Because that’s just absolutely not true.”
The woman is a straight-up fraud, as a video of an “internal virtual weekly town hall” of Los Angeles County USC Medical Center (LAC+USC) physicians filmed that same day will clearly illustrate.
We would have never had this information, which ostensibly Ferrer has access to (“the numbers”) without the efforts of an unnamed group of Los Angeles-area moms who are fed up and have decided to show just how much of a fraud she is. Leaked video shows the LAC+USC doctor discussing COVID, hospitalizations and other issues. They mocked the notion that there was a COVID crisis in Los Angeles County and suggested that media created all of the hysteria.
LAC+USC Full July 14 Vid:
Only 10% of COVID-positive admissions are COVID related. Virtually all of these patients do not go to ICU. And even if they do, it’s usually for pneumonia. They are not intubated… we have not seen one of those since February.”
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) July 16, 2022
Dr. Brad Spellberg, the center’s Chief Medical Officer, spoke first, addressing Ferrer’s “the numbers are going up” mantra:
COVID positive tests have continued to go up, but this isn’t because we’re seeing a ton of people with symptomatic disease getting admitted. We’re seeing a lot of people with mild disease in the urgent care ED who go home and do not get admitted, and of those who are admitted, they’re 90 percent of the time not admitted due to COVID.
It isn’t for pneumonia when they go to ICU. They will not be intubated.
A lot of people have bad colds, is what we’re seeing,
Spellberg also said that severe COVID disease hasn’t been a factor since February and confirmed that they’re seeing electrolyte abnormalities and autoimmune issues related to COVID. CMO
“It is not the same pandemic as it was, despite the media hype to contrary.”
You are the best?
Second, Dr. Paul Holton (emphasis on added) was an epidemiologist.
“Maybe we can turn to the media which is trying to burst [our] bubble by talking about yet a new variant that was described in India sweeping the country and now in the United States the numbers will continue to go up, and indeed, the numbers in many areas are going up….
Certainly, if the experience of our hospital is reflective across the county, which I believe it is…we’re just seeing nobody with severe COVID disease.At this moment, there is no COVID patient in our hospital.There is no one in the hospital.
It is difficult to be a bit more enthusiastic, I suppose.
Holton then directly addresses Ferrer’s attempt to renew the mask mandate, saying that there is no reason to worry about hospitalization-due-to-COVID numbers:
According to numbers Dr. Barbara Ferrer expects today to announce that LA County will enter a mandatory mask requirement for indoor and large activities. That’s expected to be announced this afternoon, but we haven’t seen the final numbers that she may or may not choose to act on at that point. But, there is no reason from a hospitalization-due-to-COVID perspective to be worriedAt this point.
So why is Ferrer so desperate for Angelenos not to be socially connected and behind the muzzles?
Thanks to this video leaking, major damage was done to Ferrer’s current attempt to muzzle the populace, and Ferrer did not like this. Los Angeles County USC Medical Center quickly intervened to control the situation.
LAC+USC tweets out Unsigned Let me know if you have any questions. To first, try to restore the selected narrative (COVID). Bad, ForeverMake sure you are vaccinated/boosted in case of a pandemic.), and second, to walk back the doctors’ comments and conclusions.
LAC+USC Medical Center wants to emphasize that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose a grave public health risk. We must fight it with all available tools, such as vaccines and masking. We are experiencing a rise in ICU admissions in LAC+USC. However, there is a marked increase in infections in our staff, patients and communities. Rising infection rates are very concerning. The greater the number of people infected, then the higher the likelihood that COVID-19-related ICU admissions will increase.
It’s just like The Minority Report‘s pre-crime prevention, LAC+USC is letting you know that they are all over the pre-COVID prevention, and on top of any crisis, even when the numbers say there is no crisis to be on top of.
It is important to note that the high vaccination rate in Los Angeles County has contributed to low ICU admissions. It is important to stay current with vaccinations, and to use common-sense measures like masking and social isolation to prevent COVID-19 infection and transmission.
Every new scientific study has found that wearing masks does not provide any evidence of a warming, fuzzy sensation. It can also cause breathing and speech problems. Birx also admitted in her new book that she made up masks and social ditancing to manipulate COVID responses. It sounds like LAC+USC is following her lead.
Now the unnamed letter writer gets to the heart of the matter — that video that exposed their Medical Industrial Complex fraud.
This video is now being distributed online because it was taken from an internal virtual weekly town hall that provided an update to our LAC+USC staff on hospital admissions under COVID-19.
THIS IS NOT A SET FOR UNWASHED MASSES! HOW DARE YOU DEPOSE US?!
As stated at the town hall meeting, many patients present every day to our Urgent Care Clinic and Emergency Department, with COVID-19. This is a reflection of widespread community transmission in Los Angeles County. Fortunately, most of these patients have mild disease – at this time – and do not require admission. Los Angeles County’s high vaccination rate is crucial to preventing severe diseases, hospitalizations, and even death.
So, if they’re presenting mild disease and do not require admission, why is there such concern about hospital admissions and ICUs? If things are going well with the vaccine program, any spread of COVID and overwhelming of the system must have been stopped.
Use contradictory language.
As a precaution, we test all patients admitted to our hospital for COVID. We have been seeing steady increases in the number of positive tests during testing. These are due to the high rates of transmission in Los Angeles County. Also, it is possible for someone who has had COVID-19 treatment to continue testing positive at PCR tests even if they’re not actively infected.
What percentage of false positives are there? He is regularly tested for work by my husband and has received more than one positive result. Then he takes another test, which returns a negative. Testing has only served one purpose, according to me: To increase the COVID cases and gin up the fear and confusion. Take a gander at my deep dive into Naomi Wolf’s research on this if you don’t believe it.
LAC+USC continues to discuss the COVID peak in winter 2020 and now. This basically concludes that the doctor’s statements are correct. THERE IS NOT A CRISIS. EXCEPTIONAL NUMBERS THE HOSPITAL DOES NOT HAVE A HIGH QUANTITY.
The COVID scolds need to remind us that we must use safety measures. Put on your mask. Grab your booster. Social distance. Rinse, Repeat.
These facts do not diminish the value of vaccines and COVID-19 safe measures, nor should be used as a basis for political objections to such measures. Many of our doctors and nurses were on the frontlines during the pandemic. They made personal sacrifices in order to continue caring for patients, even though the number is increasing.
“Baseless political arguments.” Doctors calling out the media hype and hysteria is political? What has happened since? It is equally dangerous to seize resources from actual COVID cases just because people are afraid to come in for testing.
Then comes the prideful indignation.
We have made it clear over the last two-and-a half years that we support policies in public health. These include public distancing and vaccinations. Our position as a medical centre is to not use the weekly town hall to argue that such precautions are necessary.
You can almost hear Ferrer telling the LAC+USC administration, “Say the line!” Given Dr. Holton’s final statement on COVID during the town hall meeting, it’s a safe bet he refused to sign his name to it. Ferrer and the media expect these doctors to worry constantly about COVID. However, a person with a real medical degree in epidemiology (rather than Ferrer’s) is already over it.
I’m so tired about not being worried about covid for week after week. It is the least we can do. We should bring up another possible pandemic.
Do not pay attention to [wo]The man behind the curtain
One former LAC+USC Doctor weighed in to call BS.
Here is an ex-LAC+USC doctor. So you’re agreeing with the objective facts your own doctors said which refute @lapublichealth & Ferrer and make it clear mask mandates are UNNECESSARY. RIGHT? Just admit it. It’s unethical to try and make it seem worse than it is. https://t.co/agtN5zq3zK
— Houman David Hemmati, MD, PhD (@houmanhemmati) July 18, 2022
Ferrer decided to reinstate the mandate for masks on Monday, despite there not being any scientific or statistical support. Good thing this stealth mom’s group’s work was not done. The video was taken by Ferrer in April 2022. She stated that she planned to bypass the lack of medical cooperation.
Barbara Ferrer is fed up with the lack of workers protection laws and says public health orders are used to circumvent this. Is this where PH gets its authority? I wasn’t aware PH existed to cater to unions. @hamill_law @scottyd121 @FLTJllp pic.twitter.com/GcQQGmtI0A
— Suverna M (@Suv2015) April 29, 2022
“We have to continue to like, sort of figure out in the absence of having a strong national, or strong state response, how are we going to protect our workers.”
Ahh, so it’s all about “the workers.” The all-powerful unions are still dictating policy. In an even earlier (March 2022) internal Zoom call, Ferrer admits again: It’s all about protection for the AlmightyWorkers.
Ferrer was questioned about negotiations between UTLA and LAUSD.
“I want workers to feel safe.
She enjoys different views on whether or not it is essential that everyone wears a mask.
“[We] need to respect our labor unions & our workers” pic.twitter.com/V9GNeiz5v5
— Cynthia Rojas (@cynrojasla) March 18, 2022
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Right on cue, the two largest school districts in the nation, Los Angeles Unified and San Diego Unified, fell in lockstep and decided that for Summer school and in the Fall, all children must be masked because… reasons.
When grilled by KUSI News about this new diktat, San Diego USD President Sharon Whitehurst-Payne said that “safety has always been our number one priority For all our students,” and this, along with the “numbers and calls and concerned emails,” from unnamed individuals “in the community” is why they were returning to masks:
For the first time in history, mask mandates have been reinstated @SDSchools students.
SDUSD President Sharon Whitehurst–Payne recommends that students not wear masks if they feel uneasy.
Full Interview: https://t.co/H2PJoLiPB3 pic.twitter.com/qLsV8GMVxA
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) July 19, 2022
But, what if Los Angeles or San Diego parents don’t want their child in a mask?
Whitehurst-Payne suggests these options:
- ZOOM allows your child to go to school.
- You can let your child go to pound the sand and never return to school.
Or, you are a sucking steward!
Are these parents or students being expelled from the school? If so, will there be more lawsuits against them? LAUSD recently lost the last vaccine mandates case, and maybe this is a way to try to protect their investments.
The children’s advocacy group Let Them Breathe filed a lawsuit against SDUSD before, and they’re not afraid to do it again.
Informing students unmasked that their choice is to
“opt not to return to the regular school but to go to the school where they don’t have to go to school at all other than via Zoom”
violates rights to in-person education & ignores the fact that Zoom is NOT school and fails students https://t.co/MEOponv2gq
— LET THEM BREATHE (@letthem_breathe) July 19, 2022
It’s only been one day, so we will see how well Los Angeles and San Diego comply with this latest attempt to erode and control individual freedoms and rights for the sake of their blessed Big Labor cronies.
Meanwhile, the children and parents are unhappy and frustrated. This is not the best environment to try and continue to gaslight, obfuscate, or try to implement business-as–usual under the oppression of masks.
This time, it’s not going to fly. Sharon Whitehurst-Payne and Dr. Ferrer should have their waders on for when biological waste material hits the circular wind conductor.