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Los Angeles County Public Health Director Recorded Saying Schools Won’t Reopen Until “After the Election”

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Recorded Saying Schools Won’t Reopen Until “After the Election”

The definition of a political gaffe is when he or she accidentally tells the truth.

A disturbing revelation about the political nature of pandemic policy decisions has been discovered by Los Angles area radio station KFI 640AM.

Los Angeles County officials have no intention of allowing students to return to classrooms, no matter the low risk to students and most teachers and regardless of the level of infections in the area, until the Nov. 3rd election is over.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer was recorded saying the country’s largest county would not reopen its schools until “after the election.”

“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, a recording of which was played on KFI’s “John and Ken Show.”

Her comments led the California radio show hosts, who obtained the recording, to speculate about why she chose to use the General Election instead of some other day like Halloween, as a target date, and whether the county health department and schools were trying to manipulate public opinion in favor of the Democrats.

The money quote:

“We don’t realistically anticipate that we would be moving either to Tier 2 [of California’s reopening plan] or to reopening K-12 schools at least…until after the election, after, you know, in early November. If we just look at the timing of everything, it seems to us the most realistic approach to this would be to think that we’re gonna be where we are now…until…we are done with the elections.

Los Angeles public health officials are speedily walking the statement back.

In response to the comments, a L.A. County Department of Public Health (DPH) spokesperson said Ferrer’s comment “was related only to timing any expanded school re-openings to allow for enough time from the implementation of changes to assess impact prior to expansions.”

“DPH will be working closely with schools providing services and supports to high need students over the next 6-8 weeks to implement and assess safety directives and strategies for ensuring infection control and distancing. This information will be used to inform the timing of future activities at schools,” the statement added.

The definition of a political gaffe is when he or she accidentally tells the truth. Ferrer’s statements are clearly the most honest statement made by a California politician related to the coronavirus that I have heard in a long time.


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Gaffe sure, she should have used a date not an event to establish the timeline. Is it simply to monkey with the Rona pandemic porn to influence the election? IMO not really. As I recall CA had put January as the ‘mark on the wall’ for a return to in person public K-12 school.

The folks.pushing the pandemic porn are almost entirely committed leftist. The date of the election as it relates to reopening or ending lockdown is irrelevant, IMO. These folks are running wild, drunk with the power their ’emergency health declaration’ have provided them. A little thing like an election isn’t going to cause them to voluntarily relinquish such unchecked power.

Remember, stop the spread turned into flatten the curve which became wait for a vaccine.

I suspect that’s the date chosen so that teachers will not be tied up in classrooms and can be out causing mischief between now and then. And even afterwards since they say it’s till the elections are over. Dems are telling us it could be weeks until we know the results of the elections.

The school district my grandchildren are in were all set for a partial return to school until just before school started, when it became all remote learning. They said they would “revisit” their decision Nov. 3. Funny that timing.

Lemme guess: If Trump wins, there will be school districts deciding to stay closed for much longer. If Biden wins, schools will suddenly start opening.

In North Carolina, the percentage of the 2990 deaths recorded as chinaVirus that are under age 25 is zero. ZERO.

And the universities are doing distance “learning”, and many of the public schools are closed.

It’s not hard to figure out that the virus is the excuse not the reason.

    SpaceInvader in reply to Barry. | September 11, 2020 at 11:23 pm

    The kids are safe. The teachers are the ones in danger. I’m not a fan of the teachers but, I would be scared too. The kids may not have gotten sick from the virus but they can still spread it. Honestly, Some people are gonna die. It’s like car accidents. We can’t limit the speed to 5mph. Just because it would make zero fatal accidents.

      No. SOME teachers are at risk and we know who those are. THEY are the ones who need to take precautions, not the entire planet! The health department “Not a doctor” Barbara Ferrer usurped was very capable of handling this properly.

      Recently, the CDC reported that only 6% of deaths were attributed purely to the virus. On their scale of 1 to 5 with the Spanish flu of 1918 being a 5, the Wuhan flu is settling in at the edge of 1-2. We crippled our economy for a hoax!

This is transparency. More people should see right through them. Some folks are just willfully blind/stupid/ignorant.

What do kids need to learn for?

Going to use a word from the left here, re-imagine. That’s what we need to do with education. Vouchers, charter schools, paying parents or giving big tax breaks for home schooling. A lot of the current systems are garbage, many teachers unions and “health” officials with power over education systems are garbage.

What if it wasn’t a gaffe? What if she had to say it, for the team?

I.e. schools are polling places. We must close them to force the hoi polloi to vote by mail.

    GatorGuy in reply to hopp singg. | September 12, 2020 at 10:53 am

    . . . And, in classic Dem-Lefty-Globee form of late:

    “Here’s an in-your-face slash — that’s right; you heard us –Election Day, all you Trump-supporting mf’ers!” their offended feelings behind the statement might run.

    Yeah, I could see it, and easily, too — serving up the continued pudding (holding the proverbial proof) that these Marxist/Maoist/totalists, in all their nihilnarcissism, have no regard for anything and anyone other than the political goal in their sights, and using this prediction as a rabble-rousing, tactical objective toward that singular, all-consuming end: taking over government power by any means whatsoever.

    Hillary already commanded as much — not to concede victory under any circumstances! — for their stance, beginning on Election Night.

Openly trying to destroy the country is subversion

    GatorGuy in reply to Skip. | September 12, 2020 at 11:56 am

    AG Barr, if not President Trump (who’d be the first to act, were he not restrained from expressly directing, or even requesting the AG to investigate/prosecute by congressionally required and accepted custom and protocol, if not statute), are you hearing us?

    Will the American people get to keep their republican form of government, ultimately bestowed on them upon their unalienable, Divine Endowments, recognized and set forth more than a decade earlier, in their new nation’s Preamble to its Declaration?

“doctor” ferrer has no hard science or medical education. her title as “doctor” is derived from a phd in social welfare studies from brandeis. she holds a bachelor of arts and two master of arts degrees. there is “no there” there. has she ever held a blood pressure cuff or petri dish? who knows… she is a political creature.

    lichau in reply to jstert. | September 12, 2020 at 10:05 am

    Similar to “Dr” Jill Biden. Fluff PhD.
    I have a hard science PhD. It makes me uncomfortable to be addressed as Dr. Outside an academic setting. I am afraid someone might want a prostate exam.
    BTW, academically, a MD is a MS with mandatory OJT. A (real) PhD requires a contribution to the body of knowledge.

Do they use the schools as polling places in L.A.?

thanks for tipping your hand

Hear me now and believe me later.

Back in March, I stated that IMHO, Covid was not significantly more deadly, or dangerous, than many types of influenza and that all, ALL, of the extreme responses to it were political in nature, not scientific. Well, surprise, surprise, surprise.

Now, I’m just an ordinary Joe, not some brilliant double-dome. If I can see this and make a strong logical argument to support my position, why are we still debating the issue? Because those responsible for purveying truth to the people have become political propagandists and are simply flat out lying to us. It might serve people well to stop watching Tik-tok videos and playing Candy Crush and pay attention to the important things happening in the real world.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mac45. | September 12, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Millions of citizens knew that from the get go.

      Yet, they did nothing, apparently. Paul Revere could not win the Revolutionary War by himself. He could only warn others who would be affected of the coming of the British forces. If no one else took up arms in their own defense, then his efforts were futile. The same is true of the COVID response. A majority of people simply went along with the attack upon society. An attack which was designed to cause great harm to individuals. Well, unless people want to get run over by the forces of evil, it is time to put an end to this. To arms, to arms, the totalitarians are coming.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Mac45. | September 12, 2020 at 5:52 pm

        You raise an excellent point.

        What could citizens do?

        I kept going to the Chinese Buffet till the very day the RINO major shut the city down.

        I got out every day for sunlight and exercise, and in interactions discussed the fake aspects of this.

        Unless patriots came out of the gate shooting – what else could they do but the massive and peaceful protests?

          Just say NO!.

          What happened is that the media LIED about COVID. It lied and lied and lied. At first, people believed them. Then, as the lies led to hugely conflicting claims, they became confused. But, the fear, that the lies promulgated, is still there. We see it in well-educat4d, intelligent commentators on this site. This has to change. As long as people fear the disease more than they fear the loss of their rightss and privileges, nothing will change.

          People have got to wake up and simply say enough is enough. We are going to have to see common people simply refusing to obey these ridiculous, unconstitutional orders. Until that happens, this country will continue to be held hostage by the forces of totalitarianism.

SeekingRationalThought | September 12, 2020 at 9:51 am

Ferrer is clearly a Russian Agent trying to interfere with our election. No other explanation. Call Adam Schiff and get him on it.

Dr, Barbara Ferrer is not an MD or anything related to medicine, such as epidemiology.

My daughter’s Detroit school where she teaches said that they will re-evaluate opening in November. Hmmm. What else happens in November?