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San Francisco Mayor London Breed told the city on Tuesday that “we are learning to live with COVID” and that it will not impose new restrictions, despite the ongoing coronavirus wave that has seen the Bay Area miss of coronavirus tests.

Breed’s approach mirrors that of other Democratic Party officials, who imposed draconian lockdowns during the first waves of coronavirus – when Donald Trump was still president, and would suffer the political consequences – but caved in as voters expressed their outrage, especially in the 2021 off-election years, when Democrats suffered in nationwide races. Even deep blue areas like San Francisco are starting to realize that their own residents are simply having enough.

Amid an explosion of cases due to the highly transmissible variant of the omicron, many San Francisco residents have questioned whether the city will issue any new warrants or recommendations. After all, Sonoma County on Monday announced a ban on indoor gatherings of more than 50 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people, and asked residents to “stay home as much as possible for the next 30 days and limit interactions with those outside their immediate environment. Housework.”

But SF health chief Dr Susan Philip said there are no plans to take a similar step in San Francisco at this time.

San Francisco’s approach also follows discussion in Israel of a move towards “herd immunity” and calls on Europe to start treating the coronavirus as an endemic disease such as the flu, rather than as a risk. for public health which must end life.

California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a statewide indoor mask mandate in December, which is largely ignored. The omicron variant is found to be very contagious, but does not cause a large number of deaths, in part thanks to the vaccinations.

Mayor Breed was also caught partying last fall without a mask. She defended herself against what she called the “pleasure police”.

Breed’s statement also follows growing enthusiasm for a February 1 deadline, adopted by Fox News host Greg Gutfeld, as the date on which the public would stop cooperating with lockdowns and restrictions and simply resume a normal life.

Joel B. Pollak is Senior Editor at Breitbart News and the host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET (4 p.m. to 7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent eBook Ni Free ni Fair: The 2020 US Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni scholarship recipient. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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