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.
Apparently the protest is on for the State Capitol in Harrisburg on July 22 at 11AM.
Actually this is the link to the July 22 PA protest.
I honestly haven't seen or heard from Toomey more than a half dozen times since his initial election. He's a complete globalist stiff and borderline Never Trumper.
Wanna know what the infectious disease is? Obsession with masks and the growing crusade that will end in a crescendo of torching business because all masks matter.
Wishful thinking, unfortunately. Biden is comfortably ahead in PA. Will be hard to beat.
No problems shopping at Safeway foods, restaurants, Home Depot, Lowes, Ace Hardware, Tractor Supply, Petco, plant and garden nurseries....
If an institution requires a mask, we dont go in.
There isn’t a vaccine for the Spanish Flu or most other forms of the flu so what he is saying is Pennsylvanians will have to wear masks forever?
Vaccine or 2020 Electoral College vote--whichever comes first.
One of those lost was my 95 year old mother-in-law. Sorry for your loss and all others who lost loved ones because of these two maniacs here in Pa.
"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."
This is exactly what happened with the 55 MPH national speed limit. It was proposed and passed as an emergency matter, to save gasoline due to the Arab oil embargo. Well, the embargo ended and gas because plentiful again (though at a higher price) - mission accomplished! Weeeellllll, yes...but then the Safety Nazis and Power-Hungry Control Freaks (and many belonged in both groups) changed the mission - now it was safety (oh, and revenue, let's not forget THAT). It took until 1995 for people to finally have had enough of it to get rid of that monstrosity. After all, safety wasn't REALLY the issue, since the interstate system was designed in the 1950s so that the average car of that time (and the fleet still included a lot of 1940s and even pre-War vehicles) could travel coast-to-coast safely at 70 mph.
Here, of course, it isn't about safety any more than the 55 limit was - then it was about revenue, now it is about defeating Trump AND about a bunch of wannabee-tyrants showing the people of this country who is in charge. Flattening the curve? Pffffffft! Here's what it's about (other than defeating Trump, which is a short-term objective in the longer march toward the REAL goal):
Did you really think we want those laws observed?" said Dr. Ferris. "We want them to be broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against... We're after power and we mean it... There's no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren't enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted and you create a nation of law-breakers and then you cash in on guilt. Now that's the system, Mr. Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with. ― Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
Prediction: there will never be an effective vaccine. Just herd immunity, which is slowed by masks.
I’m seeing 1 Chinese Virus death in PA today according to that Worldometer site. I think more people died of spider/snake bites there today.
“But the number of cases keep rising!”
Of course...total cases will NEVER decline.
We are now testing 600,000 people a day. It will soon go over a million a day. Just in this country.
“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.”
Sooooo, pretty much every flu season and only you will determine when the season ends....
One guy where I am is so beyond paranoid of the virus.
He is a source of many laughs among his co-irkers and me.
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