Comment by Jim Campbell
May 14th, 2021
The key word in this article is “Could,” think ‘Could not,” and you will be getting closer to the truth.
By any stretch of the imagination can the reader believe anything that Gavin Newsom says?
As the required number of signatures to recall him were verified and well exceeded giving him the boot.
Newsom never had the character to be governor, as if character was a trait among elected politicians.
For his part Newsome would be completely unapologetic, he learned little if anything with the exception on not getting caught.
Rippey-Tourk, 34, was the mayor’s appointments secretary from the start of his administration in 2004 until last spring.
She told her husband that the affair with Newsom was short-lived and happened about a year and a half ago, while the mayor was undergoing a divorce from his then-wife, Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle, said the sources, who spoke on condition they not be identified.
It’s a safe bet they didn’t talk much politics.
Alex Tourk “confronted the mayor on the issue this afternoon, expressed his feeling about the situation in an honest and pointed way, and resigned,” said one source close to Tourk and his wife.
Tourk’s resignation was announced in a statement that Newsom’s campaign released Wednesday.
The statement quoted Tourk as saying only that he was resigning for personal reasons.
The statement quoted Newsom, 39, as saying he had accepted the resignation with great sadness.
Asked at City Hall Wednesday evening about Tourk’s resignation and the affair, Newsom said, “I’m not making any public comment. I’m just not.”
California Governor Gavin Newsom (C), flanked by Director Mark Ghilarducci, Cal OES, (L) and Admiral John Gumbleton, United States Navy, speaks in front of the hospital ship USNS Mercy after it arrived into the Port of Los Angeles on March 27, 2020.
The USNS Mercy, a giant US naval hospital ship, arrived in Los Angeles on March 27, where it will be used to ease the strain on the city’s coronavirus-swamped emergency rooms. (Photo by Carolyn Cole / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CAROLYN COLE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) says that mask mandates and other COVID-19-related restrictions could be eased or altogether lifted by June 15, the Los Angeles Times reported on Wednesday.
What are the details?
Newsom said Wednesday that the state could “significantly ease its mask mandates” over the next several weeks, the outlet reported, citing the continued decline of COVID-19 infections and increase in vaccinations.
On June 15, Newsom said, “we’ll move beyond the blueprint and we’ll be in a completely different space.”
“We will be updating our mask guidelines, outdoor masking, if we reach that threshold where we hope to be … in fact, it will be eliminated, those mandates,” he said. “They’ll be guidelines or recommendations.”
The California Democrat continued, “But for indoor activities, we will still have, likely, some mask guidelines and mandates. But we hope, sooner than later, that those will be lifted as well.”
Earlier this week, Newsom said that the timeline following the June 15 date could look a lot like life did before the pandemic turned the world on its head.
“That world looks a lot like the world we entered into before the pandemic,” he said.
“We’re not wearing face coverings.
We’re not restricted in any way, shape, or form of doing the old things that we used to do.”
Other than large-scale indoor events, Newsom added, the government plans to “make guidance” and “recommendations,” but vows that there won’t be any further mandates or restrictions on businesses.
The outlet states that Dr. Peter Chin-Hong, who is professor of medicine and an infectious disease expert at UC San Francisco, said that he believes there is still reason to be cautious about removing masks while indoors.
“I don’t think we’re there yet,” he said. “Even if you are vaccinated, the more people you bring together, the higher the chance of nonresponders getting together where they can transmit.
He added that the larger the group is, the higher the chance exists that some people are not fully protected against the virus and could transmit or be infected with coronavirus.
He also noted that many people might continue to wear masks out of habit or for personal reasons that have nothing to do with COVID-19.
Chin-Hong added that it’s important for people to realize that they have “control” over how they can respond to the pandemic, or even the garden-variety cold or flu.
“Essentially, it’s one thing that we have control over in the pandemic,” he reasoned.
“And if, at the end of the day, we have better acceptance of people wearing masks to protect other people when they have a cold or something, I’m all for that.”