For months, Guilford County government has been moving away from COVID-19 restrictions – loosening mask requirements, providing more face-to-face services and letting members of the public attend county meetings.
However, the county is now reversing course.
A mask mandate for county employees has been reinstated; some meetings are moving back to the web, and sources say new COVID-19 restrictions for county employees are very likely to be put in place soon.
On Tuesday, August 3, Guilford County announced that an upcoming afternoon commissioners work session would be held virtually, and no members of the public would be allowed in the room – though, as has been the case throughout the pandemic, the public will be allowed to watch or listen to the meeting on the internet.
Chairman of the Board of Commissioners Skip Alston said on Monday, Aug. 2, that the county needed to do all it could to encourage county residents and employees to get vaccinated. He said that’s a key to getting back to normal and added that it’s disappointing that many members of the community are reluctant to get one of the vaccines even though they’re free and readily available.
Alston, himself, earlier in the year, was a little reluctant to get the vaccine. However, he did get it and he had himself photographed getting his shot.
He said at the time that he wanted to wait until a million people had gotten the shot and, once that happened, he felt very confident about its safety.
Alston publicized that photograph he said to encourage others in the community to get vaccinated.
The county recently approved nearly $2 million for a community phone bank and for a face-to-face outreach program meant to promote vaccinations in Guilford County.
There’s a lot of diversity in the types of residents around the county and the country who don’t wish to be vaccinated. The members of that shrinking but larger pool include, in large part a greater percentage of minorities, Republicans and “anti-vaxxers” who are, and have been in the past, resistant toward all vaccines.
reminds me of the childrens’ story about “Henny Penny”. The sky is falling !
Speaking of Covid, I recently read that over 164 million Americans (over half of all citizens including children) have been fully vaccinated.
Of those recipients, less than four in one thousand have been hospitalized for Covid, and that less than one in a thousand have died.
Taking into account the most of these folks were aged, additionally infirmed, or immune-impaired, this whole thing with our government by decree now is a whole lot of nothing.
Earlier this year, even our President decreed that fully-vaccinated people did not need to wear a mask.
I have no idea how many people die every day of all causes, but I am willing to step outside despite the possibility that I may be run over by a truck full of tall midgets.
Waiting for the million shots was just another opportunity for Skip to get more publicity and TV time.
I predict that they will take us totally back to the restrictions of 6 months ago before the end of August.
Anyone else notice we had to be in full blown crisis mode approaching last year’s elections? They need to keep some big crisis going to keep those that respond to fear in check so they will pull the lever they’re being conditioned for in March and November. The key to getting back to normal is to drop all this mess and just do it. This virus is not going away there will be many mutations and variants some of which no vaccine will make any difference. If you’re scared, stay home! I’m not afraid of living nor dying so I’m choosing to go about life as normal no matter what the news, “experts”, or politicians from any side have to say. There comes a point where enough is enough.
What an effing scam !! No i will not comply to authoritarian Marxist scum. Take your poison genetic experiments and stick em where the sin don’t shine !
Masks are BS. These vaccinations are BS genetic experiments. These mandates are BS. The Greensboro City Council and the Guilford County Board of Commissioners are bunch of political hacks, there to serve their best interests – not the interest of the citizens they’re supposed to represent.
The more this supposed virus mutates the less dangerous it becomes. Yes, when a virus mutates, it becomes more contagious, but it becomes less dangerous. It evolves in a way to ensure its longevity. If a virus mutated to become more dangerous, it would kill its hosts and it would eventually die off.
I refuse to comply with mask mandates, vaccination mandates, travel restrictions, etc. The government has no business interfering with our lives, our liberties, and our pursuit of happiness. Our Constitution and the Bill of Rights is supposed to restrict the government from infringing on our inherit rights, given to us by our Creator. But that only applies when those in office actually live by and honor their oath of office – to protect and defend the Constitution.
We’d have already been through this, if last year, the government had actually done nothing. Yes, some people would have died – they died anyway. People die from the flu every year, but we’ve never turned the entire world upside down because of it. Here’s something you won’t hear on the media anytime soon – the CDC has ordered that the PCR test is to no longer be used, as it is ineffective in distinguishing between Covid and Influenza.
“After December 31, 2021, CDC will withdraw the request to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel”
“CDC encourages laboratories to consider adoption of a multiplexed method that can facilitate detection and differentiation of SARS-CoV-2 and influenza viruses”
These PCR tests are what’s driven this whole clusterf@#$ for the past year and a half. During all this, the flu mysteriously just disappeared. Now, they admit that laboratories need to adopt testing methods that can distinguish between Covid and the flu. Seriously?? Also, the PCR test cannot distinguish between the original strain of Covid, and this so-called new delta strain.
How about until you sheep wake up, just leave me and my family alone to live our lives!
Here’s some good information you’ll never seen in the mainstream media on your magic TV box: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlOyIPI_6Qw