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CA HHS Director Says New Universal Indoor Mask Mandate ‘The Common Sense Thing to do’



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California has just been handed down the anti-Christmas gift of being forced to once again wear masks – indoors. In what was apparently a surprise move, California state officials announced the state is instituting a universal indoor mask mandate.

The mandate will go into effect Wednesday, December 15, and run through January 15, 2022. “we will require universal masking in indoor settings statewide” said state director of health and human services Dr. Mark Ghaly.

The order covers the remaining roughly 50% of Californians who are not already under such a mandate. “We know people are tired and hungry for normalcy. Frankly, I am too” said Ghaly. “That said, this is a critical time where we have a tool that we know has worked. We are proactively putting this tool of universal indoor masking in public settings in place to ensure we get through a time of joy and hope without a darker cloud of concern and despair” added Ghaly.

Before the new mandate was handed down, many counties followed the current state guidelines which included masks be worn indoors at public transit facilities such as “airports, healthcare settings, adult and senior care facilities, schools, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, emergency shelters and cooling centers” reports DEADLINE.

Ghaly told reporters on a conference call that the state has seen a 47% rise in case rates since Thanksgiving, having risen from 9.6 per 100,00 cases to 14 per 100,000. He also said patient levels at local hospitals are “significantly above their baseline for this time of year.”

“The new order extends the requirement in those counties to movie theaters, retail stores, restaurants, family entertainment centers and government offices that serve the public.” The state also required mask-wearing for unvaccinated people at indoor public facilities, but now masks will be mandatory regardless of vaccination status.

“We know that we’re entering into a pretty hard time, that we’re starting to see some of these numbers come up pretty quickly in some communities…[Masking] is the common sense thing to do,” said Ghaly.

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  1. Jane Blonde

    December 14, 2021 at 5:11 pm


  2. Jane Blonde

    December 14, 2021 at 5:18 pm

    the streets of California are already unsafe. Now these Bolshevik Bureaucrats are mandating and giving cover for these masked marauders that LAPD has already warned they are unable to protect against the public from.

  3. Phyllis Stewart

    December 14, 2021 at 5:38 pm

    Literally everyo9ne knows masks don’t work. Not a single peer reviewed study says they do…as a matter of fact, an honest doctor will tell you they don’t work against a virus!

    So this is about control…not o9ur health. They are NOT following the science.

  4. Kyle Meintzer

    December 14, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    I’ve not worn a mask anywhere for the past three weeks.


    Because our governor things he was elected to be a dictator.

    In those three weeks, I’ve been to the local supermarket, Walmart, Home Depot and more. I went maskless to let NV Governor/wannabe Dictator Sisolak know I am a FREE man, not a subject of the State!

    In all of those places, I had face-to-face conversations with store employees for various assistance issues and not ONE of them said a word about my not wearing a mask.

    Masks don’t work! There is NO evidence that they do.

    If masks work, why are not the number of new COVID cases plunging after two YEARS of ‘masks required’ mandates from so many states?

    Same thing for Social Distancing, which the former head of the CDC admitted had NO bearing in science. Then if the vax works and 80% of the population has been vaxxed, same question!

    REBEL against the TYRANNY!

    Rebel Against Tyranny!

    • Roger Lawrence

      December 16, 2021 at 6:02 pm

      Mr.Newsom, you can kiss my ass if you think I’m going to wear a mask, I have a lung problem,, get with the people and not your commie bunchbunch

  5. Edward

    December 14, 2021 at 8:04 pm

    ‘The Common Sense Thing to do’
    NO the common sense thing to do would have been to vote newsome out of office a few months ago, but like the 2020 elections, the communist party refused to allow that to happen.
    The ‘The Common Sense Thing to do’ going forward would be to remove all marxists from office but again useful idiots won’t allow that to happen.

  6. Sad4theUS

    December 14, 2021 at 11:53 pm

    No matter what, they will never tell the truth about the mask mandate… that it isn’t necessary and it doesn’t help! If it did, then after 2 years of wearing masks the virus should be gone! We have never worn masks for any virus for this long! And when you’re getting draconian mandates like this from a democratic run state, you know it has nothing to do with our health and everything to do with political power and control!

  7. Jeff Adkison

    December 15, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Not happening. I will not comply. Businesses enforcing this will lose my dollars. Simple. This only works if people comply.

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Former Harvard medical professor says he was fired for opposing Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates




“My hope is that someday, Harvard will find its way back to academic freedom and independence.” That is the heartfelt message from Dr. Martin Kulldorff, a former Harvard University professor of medicine since 2003, who recently announced publicly he was fired for “clinging to the truth” in his opposition to Covid lockdowns and vaccine mandates.

Kulldorff posted the news on social media alongside an essay published in the City Journal last week. The epidemiologist and biostatistician also spoke with National Review about the incident. Kulldorff says he was fired by the Harvard-affiliated Mass General Brigham hospital system and put on a leave of absence by Harvard Medical School in November 2021 over his stance on Covid.

Nearly two years later, in October 2023, his leave of absence was terminated as a matter of policy, marking the end of his time at the university. Harvard severed ties with Kulldorff “all on their initiative,” he said.

The history of the medical professional’s public stance on Covid-19 vaccines and mandates is detailed by National Review:

Censorship and rejection led Kulldorff to co-author the Great Barrington Declaration in October 2020 alongside Dr. Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University. Together, the three public-health scientists argued for limited and targeted Covid-19 restrictions that “protect the elderly, while letting children and young adults live close to normal lives,” as Kulldorff put it in his essay.

“The declaration made clear that no scientific consensus existed for school closures and many other lockdown measures. In response, though, the attacks intensified—and even grew slanderous,” he wrote, naming former National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins as the one who ordered a “devastating published takedown” of the declaration.

Testifying before Congress in January, Collins reaffirmed his previous statements attacking the Great Barrington Declaration.

Despite the coordinated effort against it, the document has over 939,000 signatures in favor of age-based focused protection.

The Great Barrington Declaration’s authors, who advocated the quick reopening of schools, have been vindicated by recent studies that confirm pandemic-era school closures were, in fact, detrimental to student learning. The data show that students from third through eighth grade who spent most of the 2020–21 school year in remote learning fell more than half a grade behind in math scores on average, while those who attended school in person dropped a little over a third of a grade, according to a New York Times review of existing studies. In addition to learning losses, school closures did very little to stop the spread of Covid, studies show.

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