Panel: Amid Covid Spike, Discord on Vaccines & Masks in Schools; Plus -- Is Ed. St. George Canceled?
This week's episode of "Newsmakers: Journal of the Vaccine Year" focuses largely on the resurgence of high numbers of Covid infections and hospitalizations, as schools prepare for an uncertain return to classrooms under mandatory mask and vaccine orders.
Jade Martinez-Pogue, Ryan Cruz and Josh Molina join the host to walk through all the protocols and permutations in K-12 and at SBCC, as the vaccination rate stays stubbornly stuck at just over half the population in Santa Barbara County while anti-vax, anti-mask protesters berate and lambaste local officials doing their best to get kids back in classrooms.
Topic A on the local political beat this week, meanwhile, was the old-school male chauvinist admonition that Ed St. George aimed at city council member Meagan Harmon during an appearance on Josh's podcast -- which resulted in a stern denunciation of the controversial developer from 150 members of the local feminist establishment.
The gang tackles some gnarly questions raised by the flap about the role of journalism, freedom of speech and the cultural thought police, offering some Individual (and generational) perspectives.
If it's Friday, it's Newsmakers TV -- all here right now.