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POUR DECISIONS: Gov. Newsom’s winery remains open while other CA wineries ordered to shut down

Wineries and other businesses in 19 California counties have been ordered to shut down or heavily restrict indoor operations

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Wineries and other businesses in 19 California counties have been ordered to shut down or heavily restrict indoor operations under the COVID-19 restrictions issued by Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom.

But, to no surprise, his own winery is exempt.

The order, issued in July, impacted Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced and Tulare counties in the Central Valley, home to several wineries, according to Fox26.

Businesses affected by the order included restaurants, bars, wineries, tasting rooms, zoos, family entertainment venues and more. While they are allowed to remain open for outdoor dining, they must close their indoor sections, BizPacReview reports.

However, Newsom’s winery and tasting room in Napa Valley remain open for business.

The winery, located in Oakville, is owned by the PlumpJack Group and according to the governor’s 2018 tax filings, he and his wife own shares in the conglomerate, which earned them $600,000 in income that year.

Earlier this year, data released by the Small Business Administration revealed that the PlumpJack Group got as much as $350,000 in PPP loans. However, further analysis by KGO found that Plumpjack businesses actually received nearly $3 million.

This is just one of many examples of demcoratic governors across the country being seemingly exempt from nearly every order they put in place.

In November, Gov. Newsom announced that due to rising case numbers, he would be “pulling the emergency break” on reopening the state, but was seen at a birthday party, maskless, with two dozen people at the French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley.

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7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. VINCENT WILLIAMS

    December 21, 2020 at 7:50 pm

    It’s time!

  2. joe

    December 21, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    they should be able to take it to court and make him pay and open up

  3. Susan

    December 21, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    Deplorable. He and his cronies are selfish and only interested in control and power. Americans-wake up!!! Can you see the agenda? It’s completely focused on stealing your freedom at any cost. They don’t care about people unless they are in their inner circle or can do their bidding. Vote them out at every opportunity! You and we deserve better.

  4. DAVID SPIEGELMAN

    December 22, 2020 at 2:17 am

    Not surprised Newcsome and his Aunt Nancy Pelosi can do what ever they want , They are part of The Owners of this Country who have bought and paid for our Supreme Court all the way down to thw local courts. Laws are only for the 99% The 1 % are above the law, The lection system is rigged and a big fraud.

  5. David I. Moreno

    December 22, 2020 at 10:26 am

    Protest at this winery, we ALL mustvexpose these corrupt politicians(republicans 2) They are destroying small businesses and are gaining control of the masses. Someone needs to stop them

  6. Dattell Hykes

    December 22, 2020 at 8:51 pm

    Seal him in a wine barrel and ship him out to sea !

  7. DUANE FOGLE

    December 23, 2020 at 9:57 am

    WHAT FOOLS THEY TAKE US FOR!! THEIR HYPOCRISY STANDS OUT LIKE THE STENCH OF A DEAD ANIMAL LEFT FOR DAYS IN HOT SUN ????????????????

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Biden Says He Doesn’t Think COVID Is ‘Here To Stay’

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On Friday, President Biden said he doesn’t think that COVID-19 is here to stay, but added that he does think the virus will remain around the world.

“No, I don’t think COVID is here to stay, but having COVID in the environment here and in the world is probably here to stay,” Biden told reporters at the White House.
“COVID as we’re dealing with it now is not here to stay, the normal doesn’t have to be. We have so many more tools we developed and we continue to develop that can contain COVID and other strains of COVID,” he added.

Biden’s comments come shortly after six of his former health advisers, who helped him with the COVID-19 pandemic during his presidential transition, published three opinion articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association urging Biden to change his strategy in responding to COVID-19 to one accepting that the virus was here to stay and learning how to live with it.

“They say the first thing the administration needs to do is take a broader vision, by recognizing that Covid-19 is here to stay. In one article, Dr. Emanuel and two co-authors — Michael T. Osterholm, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease expert at New York University — pointedly note that in July, Mr. Biden proclaimed that ‘we’ve gained the upper hand against this virus,’ which in retrospect was clearly not the case,” The New York Times reported.

Biden’s comments suggest he has not yet listened to the advice of these experts, even as the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened to reaching over 1 million new daily cases.

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Former COVID Advisory Board tells Biden corona now ‘one of several circulating respiratory virus’ like flu

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Doctors who once advised President Biden on how to handle the coronavirus are now telling him to change his strategy via a series of published articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

The six doctors, Drs. Ezekiel Emanuel, Michael Osterholm, Celine Gounder, David Michaels, Rick Bright and Luciana Borio were members of the advisory board that worked with Biden during his transition period before taking office.

“As the omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2 demonstrates, COVID-19 is here to stay” and therefore Biden’s national strategy must be “updated.”

“The goal for the ‘new normal’ with COVID-19 does not include eradication or elimination, eg, the ‘zero COVID’ strategy. Neither COVID-19 vaccination nor infection appears to confer lifelong immunity,” they wrote.

“Current vaccines do not offer sterilizing immunity against SARS-CoV-2 infection. Infectious diseases cannot be eradicated when there is limited long-term immunity following infection or vaccination or nonhuman reservoirs of infection.”

The “new normal,” they explained, should be “recognizing that SARS-CoV-2 is but one of several circulating respiratory viruses that include influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and more.”

The doctors also pointed out there are many treatments with varying levels of effectiveness such as remdesevir and dexamethasone, monoclonal antibody treatment, and oral treatments like Molnupiravir and Paxlovid.

“Finally,” Fox News reports, they said it is imperative “to rebuild trust in public health institutions and a belief in collective action in service of public health.”

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