London Breed's big COVID failure

Breed had the single easiest job in the world.

After failing upwards into mayoral seat left vacant by her late mentor Ed Lee, she followed his example of cozying up to big business as countless SF natives were displaced by rising prices. She did all of this coasting off the city's reputation as welcoming and eclectic, but everyone saw through her façade. [...]

Then came March 2020. She didn't wait for Gavin Newsom, she didn't wait for Trump, she didn't wait to see what other big cities were doing -- she went ahead and shut down San Francisco (schools, nightlife, churches, everything) to stop the spread of the coronavirus. She had homeless people given housing in empty hotels. If at no other time in her career, this was the moment that London Breed did the right thing. It was so right that every other city in the world looked at us with envy.

That was then. [...]

Look up each and every statement Breed has made about COVID in the last, oh, six months or so, but replace "COVID" with "HIV" or "AIDS" and replace "masks" with "condoms." How does that sound to you?

Imagine the mayor of any city holding a press conference and declaring that no one needs to wear condoms ever again. Imagine that same mayor being seen publicly shirking the very anti-AIDS protocols they themselves put into effect and calling their critics "fun police."

Imagine that same mayor originally touting an anti-HIV vaccine -- one made in record time with astounding efficacy -- only to suddenly reverse course and say that everyone, infected or not, should just learn to "live with HIV/AIDS".

I know, I know: That's an absurd metaphor. After all, HIV isn't airborne.

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7 Responses:

  1. Misty Jean says:

    I mean it's not like EITHER of these viruses are known for mutating or incorporating DNA from other organisms into it's own genome or anything; probably be fine.

  2. Yet rates of infection, hospitalization, and death are all crashing. The vaccines are turning out to be highly safe and effective. Various options like Vitamin D supplementation and avoiding or controlling obesity, diabetes, hypertension appear effective also. If people do get sick there are now treatments available. And no one really listens to London Breed. HIV is not airborne, but in most of San Francisco now coronavirus isn't airborne either. I still carry and often wear a mask, but appreciate that is up to me.

    • Elusis says:

      "avoiding or controlling obesity"

      [fat people have entered the chat]

      [fat people attempt to "avoid or control obesity"]

      Oh, we'll get right on that, thanks!

      You understand that "avoiding or controlling obesity" is code for "let fat people die while blaming us for our own deaths," right?

      "in most of San Francisco now coronavirus isn't airborne either"

      Oh wait, I didn't realize you were someone who just enjoys talking pure nonsense. Have a great day.

      • Elusis says:

        Testing of people being admitted to hospitals indicates the local population in San Francisco is around 98-99% free of this virus

        I mean come on, the holes in your logic here are big enough one can drive several mack trucks through them.

        Oh wait... gay lolbertarian duck. Yeah, have a good one.

      • jwz says:

        You are a monumental dumbass, and we're done here.

    • jwz says:

      Oh look, another Libertarian who "appreciates their personal choice" to infect those around them. Masks are not only for protecting you but for protecting others from you. And the purpose of government is to protect the rest of us from selfish assholes such as yourself.

    • Chris says:

      > avoiding or controlling obesity

      Want to become a billionaire over night? Find a way to effectively do this. If you haven't yet, stop pretending it's a viable method of pandemic control.

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