Outraged Nevada County Residents Demand County Public Health Officer Resign after "shooting" comments.
Residents of a Northern California community in Nevada County are outraged by the recent statements made by their county Public Health Officer, Dr. Scott Kellermann, on Wednesday, August 4th, during a public panel of county and medical officials via Zoom, hosted by Yubanet.com.
Dr. Kellermann praised a 1918 incident, during the Spanish flu, when a San Francisco special officer for the board of health shot a man who refused to wear a mask as well as two bystanders, under the pretext of "keeping people safe.”
Dr. Kellermann responded to a comment from Dr. Glennah Trochet, who had stated that not enough people were wearing masks: “As we talk about in the Spanish Flu, that, um, public health officers used to ‘pack heat’ and if you weren’t wearing a mask (gestures hand as if firing a gun and indicates ‘pow’) you know, ‘swift justice.’”
This was followed by a chuckle and smile. (video: tinyurl.com/ScottKellermannStatement)
Dr. Kellermann made the statement regarding those who are refusing to wear a mask one and a half years into a 2-week “stay at home” and “mask-up” order.
Neither yubanet.com owner and moderator, Pascale Fosshueller, nor the other panelists, Health & Human Services Agency Director Ryan Gruber, and Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Trochet, called out Dr. Kellermann’s remarks, an instead continued the conversation in the same vein about fining, “on the spot,” those not donning masks.
Viewers of the online panel were immediately alarmed, later sharing a clip of the video on social media, asking county officials for an apology and to release an official statement against such dangerous rhetoric.