Is Los Angeles Closed for Good?

The dystopian future of Liberals in California is here and many plan to keep it that way. While the rural and more conservative leaning (think State of Jefferson) counties are opening for business with or without the blessings for Governor Newsom, the large, populated areas plan to stay locked down in perpetuity. Besides the San Francisco Bay counties, those in southern California are charting a similar course; holding out for the miracle of a vaccine to prevent Covid-19. Los Angles leaders—both city and county—say they won’t fully reopen until this magic unicorn is widely distributed.

For those of you that keep doubting, here’s yet more ammo to back-up my contention.

Los Angeles won’t completely reopen until there is a cure for the coronavirus, Mayor Eric Garcetti said in an interview Wednesday.

The mayor told “Good Morning America” co-host George Stephanopoulos the city of 4 million will continue wearing masks, working from home and practicing social distancing.

“We’ve never been fully closed, we’ll never be completely open until we have a cure,” Garcetti said.

… Los Angeles County’s top health official said the stay-home policy will last another three months.

The county’s population is about 10 million.

“We all have to all recognize that we’re not moving beyond COVID-19, we’re learning to live with it,” said Garcetti.

Los Angeles County public health Director Barbara Ferrer said at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting that based on “all of the data that we’re looking at … we know with all certainty that we’ll be extending health officer orders for the next three months.”

Mayor: Los Angeles won’t reopen without a cure

Folks, these guys in Southern Cal are echoing our Governor on the vaccine as the necessary trigger to resume normal operations—whatever that will look like. More cold water was poured on this idea today by the World Health Organization (WHO).

The World Health Organization’s chief scientist, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, has warned that there may be no quick end to the COVID-19 pandemic, despite assertions from governments that a vaccine could be available in as little as 12 months. As CNBC reports, speaking at The Financial Times‘ Global Boardroom webinar on Wednesday, Swaminathan said, I would say in a four- to five-year time frame, we could be looking at controlling this.

Her comments will come as a disappointment for those who are hoping worrying about the virus could be a thing of the past by as soon as next year. Swaminathan said a number of factors impact the timeline in which we can control the virus, including containment measures, if and how the virus mutates, and, of course, whether we discover a vaccine.

She noted that while a vaccine is the “best way out,” there are a large number of uncertainties that could prolong the time it takes to put a dent into the virus’s spread. Finding a vaccine is just the first step. The logistics of making enough of the vaccine and distributing it to over 7 billion people on the planet is a monumental task.

Swaminathan isn’t the only WHO official who cautioned about thinking that the pandemic could have a short run. At a separate event yesterday, executive director of the WHO’s emergencies program, Dr. Mike Ryan, warned COVID-19 “may never go away.”

WHO’s chief scientist: COVID-19 pandemic could be uncontrollable for the next 5 years

Folks the “no vaccine, no opening” principal is an economic and societal suicide pact.