In a news letter to her constituents, Riverside County supervisor Karen Spiegel revealed she has the coronavirus.
Apparently, after 14 days of quarantine from a Riverside County office outbreak, Supervisor Spiegel was negative during that time but later exhibited symptoms after her quarantine.
She revealed that exposure to an asymptomatic family member led to her having a fever, fatigue and, at 62 years old, a positive test for the Covid-19 infection. While her fever has subsided, the fatigue has not according to her public statements.
Riverside County was among the political entities to pressure California Governor Gavin Newsom to reopen earlier than recommended. As a result, in early May, Riverside County circumvented the recommendations of its top public health official in order to engage in normal business. Also removed were the requirements for face coverings and social distancing, which many people voluntarily continued due to fear of the Covid-19 infection.
In April, Spiegel was one of two supervisors on the board who proposed ending county requirements on social distancing and use of face coverings. https://t.co/7NUMH4MgZf— KESQ News Channel 3 (@KESQ) July 26, 2020
Reactions on Twitter were mostly conciliatory, but many people remembered Karen Spiegel’s vote to rescind Dr.Kaiser’s public health recommendation:
What a shame. All five @RivCoNow Board of Supervisors voted to rescind @RivCoDoc Kaiser’s Health Orders on May 8th and since then new cases and deaths have soared.— Steve | StayTheF***Home (@rancho_redux) July 25, 2020
And, yes–her name really is Karen.https://t.co/AsqSONeW27
Finally, Riverside County is posting high number of infections and has over 600 deaths assocaited with the infection. You can see more below and at the http://chican0.press:5000.
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|Total de casos: 312,977||Total de muertes: 6,712|