Co-Author of SB 277 & SB 276 Brings Norovirus to Public Ceremony
Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez tweeted out photos of her family the day before her husband, Nathan Fletcher, was sworn in as a county supervisor. Posted with the family photos she said, “All things considered (puking in the bushes, fever, etc.) we all rallied for family pics today. @TierraGonzalez is the only hold out from getting the norovirus.”
Wait! Puking in the bushes? Fever? Norovirus? The whole family had it? And now you’re all out in the public together? Aren’t you supposed to be concerned about the community and the immunocompromised? You’re the principal co-author of SB 277 for crying out loud!
See her tweet here:
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) January 7, 2019
Archived here: https://archive.fo/uNgJe
BONUS TWEET (found after publishing this article):
You know what’s fun? When the majority of the family comes down with the norovirus the day you plan full family photos, and a day before @nathanfletcher swearing-in.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) January 6, 2019
Despite having those symptoms, Gonzalez and her family still attended the swearing-in ceremony the very next day and she appeared to be wearing the same dress she wore in the photos she posted the day before. The two younger boys appeared to be wearing the same clothes as well.
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When finally called out as a public health threat and confronted about being out in the public park with norovirus, Gonzalez doubled down with, “Yeah… a family of folks who have been quarantined together for a week go take a picture, with absolutely no one else around. That sounds like a public health threat.”
Her tweet here:
Yeah… a family of folks who have been quarantined together for a week go take a picture, with absolutely no one else around. That sounds like a public health threat.
— Lorena (@LorenaSGonzalez) July 19, 2019
Archived here: https://archive.fo/SyHMg
The publicly held ceremony had over 150 people in attendance.
Please ask Lorena to answer the following question:
Well which one was it, Lorena?
Quarantined for a week or came down with the norovirus on the day of the family photos? pic.twitter.com/hNgoQUhgRy
— 2ndfor1st (@2ndfor1st) July 24, 2019
ACCORDING TO CDC:
If you get norovirus illness, you can shed billions of norovirus particles that you can’t see without a microscope. Only a few norovirus particles can make other people sick. You are most contagious
• when you have symptoms of norovirus illness, especially vomiting, and
• during the first few days after you recover from norovirus illness.
However, studies have shown that you can still spread norovirus for two weeks or more after you feel better.
BURDEN OF NOROVIRUS ILLNESS IN THE U.S.
Norovirus is the leading cause of vomiting and diarrhea from acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines) among people of all ages in the United States. Each year, on average in the United States, norovirus:
• causes 19 to 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis
• leads to 1.7 to 1.9 million outpatient visits and 400,000 emergency department visits, primarily in young children
• contributes to about 56,000 to 71,000 hospitalizations and 570 to 800 deaths, mostly among young children and the elderly.
Norovirus Gastroenteritis in Immunocompromised Patients
Original source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdhuV6DwtoQ