Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s new ban on onsite service for restaurants, 바, and wineries will likely backfire as more people will be forced to congregate in large indoor crowds to celebrate Thanksgiving, Fox News medical contributor 박사. 마크 시겔 warned on Monday.
In an appearance on “오늘 밤 터커 칼슨,” Siegel urged Garcetti to “please reconsider closing bars and restaurants in Los Angeles when they are not spreading COVID-19.
“When many people, mayor, are waiting for their turkey at one of these restaurants, instead, what are they going to do? They will be gathering [에] much bigger crowds than they would have, potentially spreading COVID-19,” Siegel 말했다. “There’s the hypocrisy of government.”
Health officials in Los Angeles County announced Sunday that indoor dining service for restaurants, bars and wineries will be prohibited for at least three weeks to try and stem the “alarming” rate of coronavirus cases in the nation’s most populous county.
Under the Los Angeles County Health Officer Order, 레스토랑, breweries, wineries and bars will be limited to take-out, drive-thru and delivery services only. The newest restrictions will take effect at 10 오후. 11 월. 25.
Siegel decried the “cruelty” 의 “using fear to control” and impose restaurant closures right before Thanksgiving. He also noted that the 코로나 바이러스 감염증 -19 : 코로나 19 cases traced back to the county’s restaurants and bars accounted for just 3.1%, 또는 70 of the total 2,257 confirmed cases found from 204 “발생” locations.
“You know what’s more than 7%? 라. county buildings, government buildings, they are more than twice the problem,” 그는 말했다, emphasizing that the buildings have not been ordered to close.
그러나, “if you are a customer that wants to go to a restaurant in Los Angeles on Wednesday or Thursday … you can’t do it even with outdoor dining,” Siegel 말했다. “Even at a time when it’s 63 degrees today in Los Angeles, you can’t afford to eat outdoors.”
“That’s who’s affected here, not some beautiful gourmet restaurant in Napa Valley that could send you all the food you want to eat,” 그는 말했다.
폭스 뉴스’ Daniella Genovese가이 보고서에 기여했습니다..