Orange County has emerged as a hotbed of opposition to mandatory mask rules in public places, and its health director recently resigned after facing intense public criticism and a death threat. Health experts widely say masks are critical in slowing the spread of the virus, however many residents of this county are proudly anti-science and now apparently willing to put their children at great risk.
Once coronavirus in the air, it can go pretty darn far. The beach may be shut down, and the signs tell you don’t walk on the beach, don’t swim, don’t surf.. but nobody tells you: Don’t even breathe.
San Onofre remains home to 3.5 million pounds of incredibly dangerous spent fuel and nuclear waste. Residents in this densely populated area are praying the transfer of radioactive material is performed perfectly, because as one said, “If there’s a Chernobyl here, we don’t get a second chance.”
It’s one thing when thousands of homeless people line up in tents and sleep on cardboard boxes in skid row in downtown Los Angeles. It’s something entirely different when the homeless are shipped off to wealthy communities in ritzy Orange County.