By LOLA COFFEY
On Monday you closed the Palisades-Malibu YMCA because of the spread of Covid-19, Governor Gavin Newsom. It had finally re-opened on June 29—and it was closed over July 4. Can you tell me exactly how many cases spread inside the gym, where everyone used gloves and face masks and machines were cleaned every half hour?
Exactly how many cases were spread during the 11 days this gym was open?
The same applies to Rosie’s Nails on Sunset. Everyone socially distanced, everything behind plexiglass, everyone wearing masks and gloves. How many cases did you trace back to that establishment in the few weeks it was opened?
Going to the gym, which requires a temperature taken, masks, enforced social distancing, constant cleaning and workers behind plexiglass, involves much more scrutiny than going to the grocery store.
Tell us what works, Governor Newsom. Because a few weeks ago you said that being outside was bad and you closed the beaches. But now going outside and to the beach is once again good.
On Monday you said that being inside is bad and now the inside is closed.
What is it? We’re very confused. We’ve tried to do what you’ve told us to and instead of this strategy working, it seems to be getting worse. No matter what we do, a few weeks later we’re given new information, but the bottom line is, nothing seems to be helping.
We all wear masks in the stores here in Pacific Palisades. If the outbreak is so bad that everything has to close down, then be honest Governor Newsom and say that masks don’t work, that socially distancing doesn’t work.
Deaths in California continue to go down, even as cases rise. There were 13 Covid-19-related deaths in Los Angeles County on July 13. All of the people who passed away were over the age of 65 and nine of the people had underlying health conditions, according to the County of Los Angeles Public Health Department.
I wonder where the 13 caught Covid-19—probably not tattoo parlors, which have been open since June 19.
I want to stay physically active to keep my immune system working at a high level. I just want to go to the gym and lift a few weights.
(Editor’s note: Today, July 14, L.A. County confirmed 73 new deaths from Covid-19, saying it was one of the highest totals so far, but said that it could be the result of a lag of reporting of deaths over the weekend.
Of the 73 deaths, 51 were people who were over the age of 65. There were 19 deaths in people between the ages of 41 and 65 and one between the age of 18 and 40 years old.
Underlying health conditions were factors in 54 of the 73 deaths, including the younger person and 12 of the 19 deaths of those 41 to 65.)