Skip to comments.Mask order in Pa. could last until there is a coronavirus vaccine, Wolf says, and he’s ‘concerned’ about new ‘breakouts'
Posted on 07/06/2020 12:21:37 PM PDT by lightman
Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday that an expanded mask-wearing order signed by his Health Sectary last week could be in place until there is a coronavirus vaccine.
Speaking at an event at the PSECU Child Care Center Playground where new means of funding and support for child care centers was discussed, Wolf later fielded a question regarding how long the mask-wearing order would be in place and if there were any indicators that he was watching for regarding possibly ending it sooner rather than later.
Im sort of thinking this is until we get a vaccine, but I dont have any real formal goal there, Wolf said on a video of the news conference. There are some places where people just wear masks, as a matter of, just people wear them. I think it might be a good idea.
This is something that actually does make you safer when Im wearing a mask makes me safer when youre wearing a mask, and if we cant practice social distancing thats a really important thing. Models out there suggest that states, areas where people wear masks, the infection rate is actually lower. This is something that, as we get into infectious disease, and knows when this is going to end, we probably ought to be thinking about this [a mask] just to keep each other safe.
The order from Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine requires Pa. citizens or those visiting the state to wear a mask in all outdoor public spaces if they cant socially distance and also while inside of businesses. There are some exceptions, including for safety and health reasons, and while the Health Department has said its not asking police to enforce the order, it applies to anyone over the age of 2.
In other news, Wolf also said that he is concerned about new breakouts of positive coronavirus cases occurring in the state. Mondays total of 450 new confirmed coronavirus cases was the lowest one-day total since June 18, but its expected that other areas of the state could see a spike in positive tests in the days to come following the July Fourth holiday like the one Allegheny County is experiencing. There, bars and restaurants can not serve alcohol to dine-in customers.
We have seen breakouts in certain areas, Wolf said. Allegheny County is the big area of concern at this point. There have been others, more modest [outbreaks] in the past, but right now, Allegheny Countys is the area and were working closely with them.
Pennsylvania has shown as a state an increase in the number of cases but keep in mind thats from a pretty low base. We were, and had been fairly successful I think; states were talking 10,000 new cases a day. Were now at 500 over the weekend, new cases. Thats up, because we were down between three and 400 before, so that that is up and thats a concern. Its up in localized places and I think what were doing is focused on those areas and the specific things that seem to cause them in those areas so I remain concerned.
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First, the health commissioner is an old man in a dress. I’d rely on that. Not.
And I’m sure this is all being ridiculously gamed now to interfere with the election.
It will be decided that it is no longer needed on November 6th, 2020.
The point of the exercise was NOT to prevent new breakouts. The point was to limit the number of acute cases at any one time so as to not overwhelm medical facilities.
That mission has been accomplished. New outbreaks are inevitable. We now understand that it is those with other underlying medical conditions that are at highest risk.
Those not in a high-risk category should be able to resume normal lifestyles.
Left up to me I would probably wear a mask in certain indoor situations involving others. But I have a serious problem listening to the scheming clown show of Wolf and Levine throwing their incompetent weight around after killing thousands of nursing home patients. This is especially true after Levine had removed his own mother and kept other families out. We must have a criminal investigation.
Exactly. “Flatten the curve” was accomplished on or about day #42, the end of three incubation cycles. It is now day #116.
No one in PA Voted for the mentally ill dickless wonder. Exactly where are Republicans calling out this vile, evil piece of schiff?
So do I.
I don't do dictates from the dickless.
Especially when, as of today, 68% of PA COVID 19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes.
Worst percentage in the nation...NY has "only" 49%.
30 years after AIDS, there is still *no* vaccine. AIDS is a corona type virus. Wolfe is saying you will wear a mask *forever*.
I know where “Dr.” Levine lives and could publish its address, but I won’t. A family relative we visited over the 4th pointed it out, right in their neighborhood. It made me chuckle to see a couple of other people in the neighborhood had huge Trump signs and flags in their yard.
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The virus will most probably be around for several thousand more years, like the flu and the common cold. Do we have to wear masks for the rest of our lives? I don’t think so! Get some herd immunity going and give some credit to this wonderful immune system that God has gifted us with.
Bodies in the streets and hanging from lamp posts. Only way this lockdown nonsense stops. The goalposts keep changing, and a majority of Americans just go along with it.
This guv is quite the nitwit.
I think there is maybe three or four more weeks of this stuff. As more people get the virus and recover the numbers will start to decline.
That is utter bull crap. It has been a hoax all along. The damn ChiCom flu is no worse than the normal flu. PA leads the country in percentage of deaths in old folks homes because of the dickless wonder's policy. Take a way the advice of a mentally individual and the mortality rate goes way down from an already low mortality rate. This was purely an exercise to take away people's freedom and liberty while crushing the economy and destroying people's lives. It is all about socialism and removing Trump from office.
Good grief. You’d think Pennsylvania was facing waves of the undead.
Please dox it. The government knows where we live. We should know where to government lives.
Golly! Then why doesn’t he also ban driving, smoking, drinking, abortions, obesity, drugs, walking, hiking, sun-bathing, choices, behaviors... etc. Until we can find a cure for murder, accidents, lung/skin cancer, liver/heart disease, influenza deaths & other endemic mortal pathogens and stupidity and just plain having fun and living!
Indeed, we are children that continually need government guidance to protect us from ourselves.
I mean, this is about ‘saving lives’ isn’t it? Gov ‘Daddy’ Wolf does care about saving all these lives lost by just going about your business, socializing, engaging in commerce and making choices? That’s what life is, right?
Yeah, right... Wolf could give 2-rats about future breakouts or the lives lost by any threat/choice/behavior. Only if it is politically expedient and keeps him all goose-bumped with tyrannical power wearing his “GOV” jacket.
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