"I'm imploring every Californian to stay home if they can, wear a mask whenever they leave their homes, limit mixing, practice physical distancing, and wash their hands".
Leading California Medical Association officials reportedly joined Gov. Gavin Newsom at the elite "French Laundry" restaurant for a lobbyist's birthday party on November 6. Norman is seated beside Newsom and Corcoran sits a few seats over.
Both Norman and Corcoran are friends of Kinney, as is Newsom, who referred this week to his 20-year friendship with Kinney.
Gavin Newsom apologized for making a "bad mistake" in attending a large dinner party while restricting such gatherings for the rest of the state, but newly-discovered photographs suggest his initial explanation of the scandal still failed to take responsibility for the full extent of his hypocrisy. Their dinners must be held outside with at "least three sides of the space (or 75%) ... open to the outdoors".More news: Why more people may die if Trump doesn’t cooperate - Biden
MSNBC contributor and Daily Beast politics editor Sam Stein called the medical officials' involvement in the dinner "Outrageous conduct".
Immediate action will help protect individuals at higher risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 and will help keep the state's health care delivery system from becoming overwhelmed, officials said.
Even as the state put out an advisory last week asking Californians not to travel out of state due to the increasing coronavirus cases, a handful of state lawmakers traveled to Maui for an annual policy conference sponsored by the prison guards union and other interest groups that lobby at the Capitol. Why isn't he wearing a mask while chewing his food in between bites like he tells us to do? "The spirit of what I'm preaching all the time was contradictory, and I've got to own that, so I'm going to apologize to you".
In June, the California Medical Association tweeted, "Anyone who wants businesses to reopen and schools to open in the fall should wear a mask".More news: Cyberpunk 2077 Breathtaking Trailer & Video Are All About Johnny Silverhand & Keanu Reeves
Newsom said Monday that he and his wife paid for their meals.
Bibbins-Domingo, the UCSF epidemiologist, said she hopes people will look at the dinner party as a warning shot rather than a permit to party.
The governor had discouraged these types of gatherings during the pandemic. "But that is what oftentimes leads us to take actions that end up harming ourselves, our loved ones, and then increased transmission for the larger community". "Now is the time to do all we can to flatten the curve again, as we have done before".More news: Gordon Hayward reportedly declines player option, becomes free agent