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WAYNE YOST, Dana Point
Our state has been on a lockdown mandate in one form or another for approaching a one-year anniversary. This is an occasion which I am sure none of us want to celebrate again. All restaurants, bars, health clubs, movie theaters, playgrounds, concerts, and sporting venues have, to an extent, been closed or scaled back. Retail stores and schools, if not shut down completely by restrictive mandates, are in essence closed or scaled back as well.
However, the coronavirus infection rate continues to rise.
Question #1: What is our governor’s plan to recoup the lost tax revenue? Not only are individuals rushing to exit the California borders, but large corporations as well. I do not see any businesses from other states flooding here so as to become subject to the highest taxed and regulated area in our nation.
Question #2: Our government constantly stresses that “science” is driving their decisions on how to attack the pandemic. If that were the case, should we have been subjected to a lockdown, since as a result, the numbers of infections keep rising? Is it possible that our governor got it wrong?
Question #3: Since the vaccine has been released and received by our state, approximately 25% of vaccines received has actually been injected into people’s arms. Our governor was given many months advance notice that the COVID-19 vaccine would be distributed before the end of 2020. Why did he not have the infrastructure in place to rapidly inject people? He certainly did not hesitate to close down large venues such as Disneyland and our athletic stadiums. News reports state that much of the vaccine is sitting idle in storage. Are you kidding me?
Question #4: Why are the citizens of our state not vehemently challenging our elected officials on their inept handling of this entire situation?
This should not be tolerated anymore.