Well this sucks.
Gov. Nuisance (Newsome) has issued a new complicated Royal Decree. He divides the State into 5 regions. First off, why not do it by County? Or 20 regions? Or major urban vs rural? Then, any time the ICU empty capacity in those regions falls below 15% FOR ANY REASON (but assumed Chinese Wuhan Covid), everyone is supposed to be under a 3 week “Stay at home” order. (This is in addition to the 10 PM “curfew”…)
It doesn’t matter if the very next day ICU empty rises to 25%, you are still under house arrest for 3 weeks.
L.A. expected to go under in the next few days / week. Where I am some time later in the month, maybe.
But what about that Constitutional Freedom of Religion and Peacefully to Assemble? (for ANY reason, the Constitution does not limit for what)
The only good news is that many County Sheriffs have said they will not fully enforce it. (Fully? Details TBD?) So mostly this will be enforced by the City Police and State Highway Patrol. City police who, I thought, The Left was busy defunding? Good motivator there…
I get the strong impression that Gov. Nuisance is setting himself up for one epic fail.
FWIW, IF, for whatever reason, I’m stopped and threatened, I’m going to simply state “I’m on the way to the Hospital, I don’t feel well.” (Cough cough…)
As there is a Kaiser Facility just about any direction I might want to go, I’m pretty well covered. And, in fact, I would then proceed to Kaiser (and ask for the free seasonal flu shot ;-)
Some additional information:
First up, Tim Pool reporting on it and citing some other sources.
Citing a record level of coronavirus hospitalizations and rapidly filling intensive-care units, Gov. Gavin Newsom warned in a Monday press conference that another lockdown may be necessary to curb the virus’ spread in counties in the most restrictive purple tier, which comprises 99% of the state’s population. Residents in those counties are already subject to a curfew and, in some cases, stay-at-home orders of their own. But without additional intervention, hospitalizations could triple in a month, and California could hit 112% ICU capacity by Christmas Eve, Newsom said.
Newsom: “The red flags are flying in terms of the trajectory in our projections of growth. If these trends continue, we’re going to have to take much more dramatic — arguably drastic — action.”
The governor said the lockdown could include modifications for businesses to continue operating, but didn’t specify what they might be. Acknowledging that tighter restrictions come with severe “economic impact and consequences,” he announced new state aid for struggling businesses, including temporary tax relief, a $500-million grant program, and additional funding for small-business loans.
Still, the relief will likely amount to a Band-Aid on a gaping wound for many businesses — and is unlikely to tamp down rising resentment from Californians of all stripes. A California church last week asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block Newsom’s order limiting indoor services, while a group of families sued the state Monday for failing to “ensure basic educational equality” amid the pandemic. High school athletes rallied at the Capitol Sunday, calling on Newsom to allow youth sports to resume — the same day protesters gathered outside the home of Los Angeles County’s public health director, demanding an end to the shutdown.
Looks like I need to do a review of my “prep” for specific items. (Paper goods here I come…) I know I’ve got way more than enough food and fuel, water literally on tap. But I need to look at the exact mix.
FWIW, I’d decided I needed to start using up some of my “beans and rice” base level. Made a pound of Limas & Spam, then 24 oz. of Peruano Beans & Spam. Really like it ;-) especially with the added Italian Seasoning and bit of cumin. With a side of rice, it’s not all that bad a meal. Especially with a slice of home made French Bread and Butter ;-)
So even if I’m out of some of the more nummy prep (like gorp ;-) I’m set for months of “good enough”.
With that, I’m off to see how swamped the stores are today.