Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger
If he was engaging in any sort of rational thought, he might be thinking "California locked down and they had a lot of Corona deaths anyways, so might as well open it up."
Covid Deaths per 100,000 people (as of Dec22):
Florida: 96 (putting them in the top 20 states)
California: 58 (putting them in the bottom 20 states)
California may have more total deaths, but they also have a lot more population.
Now, it is true that California seems to be having a spike of cases, whereas Florida is flat (or growing slowly). But in the month of December, Florida never had less than 74 total deaths. California's death rate seems to fluctuate much more wildly, but there were days in when they had as few as 61 deaths (despite having roughly twice the population).
Also from: Politico
In Los Angeles, officials have said all along that people were gathering too often. They blamed celebrations and postseason viewing parties when the Dodgers and Lakers won championships this fall....Others have said congregant settings remain a severe concern in a housing-constrained state, especially in low-income communities...The state hasn't employed strict enforcement...But it has no real hammer against people gathering or engaging in everyday social activities, and many local law enforcement agencies have made a point of declaring they will not become the stay-at-home police.
So California is technically
under lockdown, but it is a lockdown that is not fully enforced.