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Riverside County Supervisor Who Pushed For Earlier Reopening Now Has Coronavirus

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.

Hasty Reopening

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.

Reactions on Twitter were mostly conciliatory, but many people remembered Karen Spiegel’s vote to rescind Dr.Kaiser’s public health recommendation:

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

Estadísticas por condado
CondadosCasosMuertesÚltima actualización
Los Angeles172,3254,35107/26/2020
San Bernardino26,79637207/25/2020
San Diego26,09852407/25/2020
Santa Barbara5,5763207/25/2020
Total de casos: 312,977Total de muertes: 6,712

By Ricardo Lezama

Learn more about me in my website, but if you must know, I am a computational linguist through industry work and write about things that affect Chicano/Mexican community everywhere.

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