With the number of COVID deaths declining in California, many are wondering why politicians are continuing to lock down the state?
Well, according to Real Clear Politics, we may have been just given a clue when Dr. Barbara Ferrer, the Los Angeles County Public Health Director, discussed the matter with school administrators. Apparently, someone recorded parts of that conference call.
Most would expect an answer that the lockdowns would end once the number of new COVID cases decreased to a certain level.
Instead, Ferrer seemed to give a political one stating that she couldn’t see the lockdowns ending until after the US federal election in November:
“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving to either tier 2 or to reopening K-12 schools at least until after the election, in early November,” Ferrer said in a conference call with school administrators and medical staff.
If the lockdowns are about COVID, what does Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 has to do with when they will end? Will the number of COVID cases magically decrease the day after the federal election?