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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti Proclaims City WILL NOT Open Fully Until There is a Cure For the Virus

By Steve Straub at The Federalist Papers

During an interview with Good Morning America, the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti proclaimed that the city would not go back to normal until there is a “cure” for Covid-19.

The far left mayor said “We’ll never be completely open until we have a cure, but I do believe that we can take steps.”

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Talk about moving the goalposts! Whatever happened to stay home to “bend the curve?”

Was that just BS designed to get people to comply?

This just shows that Democrats are the lowest of the low and cannot be trusted in any way, shape or form.

Democrats are scum, and anyone who still supports them should literally have their head examined.

You can watch the whole sickening thing, via ABC below.

Transcript:

STEPHANOPOULOS: “I want to talk to the mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, about it. Mayor, thank you for joining us again this morning. But let’s start with these stay-at-home orders. Your top health officials yesterday said they’re expect to extend the order for another three months, but explain exactly what that means.”

GARCETTI: “Sure. I think we have to all recognize that we are not moving beyond COVID-19, we’re learning to live with it. It’s important not to overreact, but it’s important to take this serious because it is as dangerous today as it was the first day it arrived in our cities and our country.

So quite frankly, there’s no so-called open state or open country that doesn’t continue to have health orders telling us to cover our faces, physically distance and to tell people that you’re safest working from and staying at home.

That’s all the county health director was saying and we can’t expect that to disappear in a matter of weeks or even a few months.

At the same time, we’re learning a lot of important lessons about how to safely re-open sectors and places, and we have to assess each of those step, give three or four weeks’ time to see is there any additional spread, are we endangering more people and how can we keep our most vulnerable safe.

So we are learning to live with it at the same moment that we are also learning the lessons of how to do that.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “Do you have a sense of where you’ll be in September? We did see that news this morning, the California State University System saying they’re not going to have classes on campus. What do you expect in Los Angeles and for your schools?”

GARCETTI: “Sure. I hope for our K-12 schools we will have some sense of opening, but it won’t be in the way that we’ve known school in the past. It might be fewer days a week, it might be staggered because we have to maintain that physical distance and we have to make sure for our vulnerable children, some of them won’t be able to go back to school for some time.

Look, we have to tell the hard truths and protect our people. At the same time, we take steps forward.

For instance, this past weekend we opened up our trails, we have retail for curbside pickup. We’ll see that expanded and even some active recreation on our beaches this coming weekend.

Those are important. And we’ve never been fully closed. We’ll never be completely open until we have a cure, but I do believe that we can take steps.

But monitor those numbers, listen to the scientists and the medical professionals, and make the tough calls even when there’s criticism.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “To re-open we need a cure, we need a vaccine, we also need more testing. Where do things stand right now in Los Angeles with testing? Do you have what you need?”

GARCETTI: “We’re very proud of what we stood up. We’re burning through a lot of cash, George, but we stood up our own testing centers, the city and county where firefighters had to procure our own tests, but we’re doing probably more tests than anywhere in the country now, we have a capacity of 20,000 tests a day just in Los Angeles County, whereas the country is doing 300,000 tests a day and we’re just 3% of the population.

We have to keep that going and we have to make it regular. For kids to go back to school we need testing, for workers to get back to work we need testing. And we do need help from the national level, not just through the states but directly to cities like ours that have taken that.

We were the first city in America to offer widespread testing to people with and without symptoms because we’ve got to find the silent spreaders that are amongst us as well.”

STEPHANOPOULOS: “You bring me right to my next question. Congress right now considering, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others, another $3 trillion package that includes money directly to state and local governments. It looks like that’s going to be a battleground right now.”

GARCETTI: “It will be, but I’m optimistic that Republicans and Democrats alike, together with independents, can see that the heroes, and this is named the Heroes Act, are the ones that are on the front line.

If you’re going to make cuts in local government, furloughs and layoffs at the same moment when public health people are saving our lives, when firefighters and police officers are out there putting themselves at great risk and transporting patients, this is the moment to make sure we buckle up and we get our economy in shape at the local level and that we have aid not just for states, which is very important, but counties and cities that really are the ones saving lives and livelihoods.

So it’s time to throw aside the partisanship and get in there and help our cities. I hope that all pf our leaders in D.C. can do that.”

This article originally appeared at The Federalist Papers and was republished with permission.

*This article may not be reprinted without expressed permission.

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