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Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:07 AM

Idaho health officials threatened by anti-maskers as cases soar

BOISE, Idaho — Idaho public health officials abruptly ended a meeting Tuesday evening after the Boise mayor and chief of police said intense anti-mask protests outside the health department building — as well as outside some health officials’ homes — were threatening public safety.

The request from Boise Mayor Lauren McLean and the Boise Police Department came just a few minutes after one health board member, Ada County Commissioner Diana Lachiondo, tearfully interrupted the online meeting to say she had to rush home to be with her child because protesters were banging outside her front door.

The board had been expected to vote on a four-county mask mandate in Idaho’s most populated region.

Coronavirus is so widespread in Idaho that hospital officials have repeatedly warned they are becoming overwhelmed and could be forced to implement “crisis standards of care” — where the patients most likely to survive are given access to life-saving treatment because there aren’t enough of the resources to go around — as soon as the end of the year.

Read more: https://www.pressherald.com/2020/12/09/the-latest-those-with-history-of-significant-allergic-reaction-should-avoid-pfizer-vaccine-uk-warns/
(Portland Press Herald)

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TexasTowelie Dec 2020 OP
SoCalNative Dec 2020 #1
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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:12 AM

1. I'm sorry, but these are not legal protests

arrest all of the seditious hooligans.

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:17 AM

2. No shit. What happened to enforcement in this country.

We can even stiff a subpoena from Congress now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 9, 2020, 11:58 AM

3. This is a direct result of officials in office not speaking up.

Those in a position of public trust have a duty to tell citizens the hard truth in matters of public health. To standby and say nothing when the president and other Republicans minimize the risk of covid is a dereliction of duty.
Speaking up takes backbone, but it shouldn't place your family in danger if you do so. Activate the national guard, have them provide security at the homes of these officials.
The right to protest isn't a right to terrorize. Jail these miscreants.

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