(Molly Bruns, Headline USA) California’s mask and vaccination mandates will be expiring at the beginning of April, including all healthcare facilities, but that doesn’t mean the Left Coast lunacy is stopping.
In response to the expiration, San Francisco Health Officer Susan Philip is implementing an order that makes it a crime to enter 15 types of facilities, including prisons, long-term care facilities or any healthcare building, without a “well-fitted face mask.”
Violators will be punished with fines, imprisonment or both, according to media outlet Hot Air. This announcement comes shortly after several scientists, and even the New York Times, came out saying that masks make no difference.
“Mask mandates were a fool’s errand from the start,” wrote NYT journalist Bret Stephens. “They may have created a false sense of safety — and thus permission to resume semi-normal life. They did almost nothing to advance safety itself.”
Researchers at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center wrote a report drawing similar conclusions.
“These mandates imposed severe restrictions on the lives of many citizens and business owners,” the report read. “Yet, we find no evidence that the mandates were effective in their intended goals of reducing COVID-19 cases and deaths.”
Twitter users were astounded by the draconian mandate news coming out of San Francisco.
“Remember when you had to do something really crazy, like taking your kid to the playground, to risk imprisonment?” one user quipped.
“Where are the class action lawsuits for these mandates that ruined the careers/pensions/lives of our first responders and others?” another asked. “There must be accountability.”
In San Francisco, if you don’t wear a mask, they can put you in prison
The good news is that after they put you in prison, you aren’t required to wear a mask.
— John Olooney (@OlooneyJohn) March 6, 2023
Despite the overwhelming evidence that masks are ineffectual, the Biden administration is still in court fighting to re-impose mandates for travel.
California landlords are still struggling to make ends meet, as the eviction moratorium continues to protect tenants from being kicked out of their rentals until the ending of the state of emergency.