Bad California Legislation

I understand we all want the Covid-19 situation to be resolved, but Sacramento is going to make the situation even worse. AB 455 is going to ask people to show their vaccination proof to utilize non-food and non-religious services and AB 1102 is about mandating people to be vaccinated to be employed.

These bills were not there from the beginning, they were carved out of other pieces of legislation at the last minute. Even though I am vaccinated, my health issues should be none of the business of our government, our employers and store clerks. I should decide when I want a covid-19 booster on my terms, not on state or federal terms.

The big concern I see is 60% of African Americans are not vaccinated and older people like my father are not going to carry a smart phone to show proof of vaccination which will cause issues.

Call and write your state legislators ASAP!

Covid-Crazy

I can understand the face mask policy for better or worse if it is an indoor restaurant where you are standing in line and paying for services, but drive thru should be different. Drive thru windows are outdoors where there is a smaller chance of infection. However people want to try and conduct business in a ‘safe’ manner as possible.

If infection rates are low enough in a county or state, we should gradually pare down guidelines. Right now covering the mouth might be one idea that would be an option.

On other related issues about the over-caution about the ‘rona’, the six foot rule seems absurd. There are even MIT researchers who state that the six foot concept seems very arbitrary. Reduced occupancy might be the better option than a six foot rule.

The Middle Ground on Face Coverings

Face coverings has been a contentious issue in our nation in dealing with the Covid-19 situation. One side believes that by covering ourselves up we will help prevent infection, while others are saying that face coverings are a threat to personal liberty.

Just because infections increased a day after the decision of San Bernardino County in late April does not mean we need to immediately go to a Los Angeles County type policy where you must have a face covering 24/7 except for driving your car when you are out of your home, but there should be a time and a place for face coverings. Exercising with a face covering is stupid because it inhibits your breathing, working a manual labor job with face coverings can also do the same thing. Perhaps quotas in warehouses could be reduced slightly to compensate for the wearing of face coverings if employer or state/county government mandates them.

Judge Georgia’s re-opening or San Bernardino County’s change of policy three or four weeks after before making a rash judgement.

There should be a time and a place for the utilization of face coverings. If you are working in a space shared with other people such as a cashier at a retail store, getting a haircut, or you might be under the weather wear one.

Also, there needs to be protection against discrimination against the disabled. Expecting a severely autistic person to wear a facemask is an absurd prospect due to sensory issues. A Wal-Mart in Riverside also faced negative backlash on this issue recently when they turned away a customer with a disabled adult child.

Simply tossing your coverings due to guidelines from San Bernardino and Riverside County is not a good idea, but we should be tactful in how we interact with society.