As Media Claims Protests Did Not Cause COVID-19 Spike, Los Angeles Mayor Admits Otherwise

As Media Claims Protests Did Not Cause COVID-19 Spike, Los Angeles Mayor Admits Otherwise


Last week, LA county surpassed 100,000 COVID-19 cases, solidying its place as one of the hottest outbreak spots in the nation.

Though the media and Democratic party keep focusing on states like Florida and red states like Nebraska, the cases in LA county alone outnumbers BOTH those states combined.

Yet…

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As the mainstream media keeps pushing the narrative that nationwide protests did “not” cause the spike in COVID-19 cases we’re saying today, darling Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has said otherwise.

Garcetti cited a direct “link” between massive protests and the spike in the novel coronavirus.

This contradicted his position from earlier in the week.

More details on Garcetti’s reversal, and what this means, below:

The media and Democratic party have been promoting the notion that widespread protests had NOTHING to do with the spread of COVID-19.

This even appeared to be the stance of LA mayor Eric Garcetti.

However, the Daily Mail reports that he has appeared to backtrack on his initial stance, admitting that there is indeed a link:

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has admitted recent protests and mass demonstrations have led to a spike in coronavirus cases in the city.

Garcetti revealed during a press conference on Wednesday that LA County health officials believe some of the new COVID-19 cases may have come from large groups of people gathering at rallies.  

'I talked again with [Director of Public Health] Dr Barbara Ferrer about that this morning. She does think some of the spread did come from our protests,' the mayor told reporters.

'It's not the act of protesting - that's a great and American thing to do no matter what your opinion is… but protesting without maintaining physical distancing, without wearing your mask, without having sanitizer - we just have to be smart.'

Garcetti had been asked if there was a link between the new cases and protests after the city - and most parts of California - saw a  sharp spike in infections in the last two weeks.

The mayor noted that it was likely some people were not being conscious of the health risks nor were they taking proper precautions while going out to protest.

'Whether you're at a protest or at your home, whether in your workplace or whether you're out shopping, these rules don't change,' he added.

'We do believe there is a connection, we don't believe that everybody has been doing this safely and wherever you can, please stay at home.'

Garcetti's comments came after he had said there was no evidence to support cases were emerging from protests during a press conference on Monday.

For weeks, Democrats and the media painted nail salon owners, churches, and entrepreneurs as the reason that COVID-19 was spreading.

But...

People simply wanted to worship.

They wanted to provide food on the table for their families.

When it came to mass protests in the streets, however, the media and Democratic party are performing mental gymnastics to AVOID tying it to the spread of COVID-19.

But even LA mayor Eric Garcetti is no longer playing along.

That speaks volumes.

Despite Garcetti's admission, the media is pushing the narrative that the new spike has nothing to do with the protests.

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According to the Economist:

DEMONSTRATING CAN be a dangerous activity, even in the best of circumstances. During a pandemic, it can be lethal. When mass protests against police brutality broke out in America earlier this month, following the death of George Floyd at the hands of policemen in Minneapolis, public-health experts worried they would lead to a surge in infections. Anthony Fauci, a leading member of the White House’s coronavirus task-force, called the protests “the perfect set-up” for the spread of the virus. Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, warned that the gatherings could become “super-spreader events”.

This was more than scaremongering. SARS-CoV-2, the virus which causes covid-19, is spread through droplets of moisture produced when an infected person speaks, coughs or sneezes. Large, crowded gatherings can contribute to the spread of the virus, especially when those involved are shouting and chanting slogans—projecting droplets farther into the air. Police tactics such as spraying tear-gas, herding protesters into contained areas and rounding up troublemakers into police vans and jail cells also increase the risk of infection.

So are the writer's at the Economist now more educated on the topic than our leading experts such as Dr. Fauci?

The fact that the media is so focused on propeling this narrative tells you everything you need to know...

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