If anyone needed any further reminders that not only are we not all in this together, but a handful of powerful special interests are calling all the shots. The essential and non-essential categories are gigantic scams.
In California, not only is Hollywood considered essential, but while people are being ordered to stay home, Hollywood is being asked nicely if it wouldn’t possibly consider pausing production.
“The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is urging the film and TV industry to consider pausing production for a few weeks during the ongoing surge in coronavirus cases throughout the county. “Although music, TV and film productions are allowed to operate,” the health department said, “we ask you to strongly consider pausing work for a few weeks during this catastrophic surge in Covid cases. Identify and delay higher risk activities, and focus on lower-risk work for now, if at all possible.”
This isn’t the treatment that restaurants are getting. It’s also not the treatment that so many other businesses are on the receiving end of. Small businesses that are told to close and don’t close, are harassed by inspectors. but Hollywood is politely requested to maybe please consider pausing production.
Don’t expect the entertainment industry, which pays the bills of California Democrats, to abide by this any more than they abided by the early proposed curfew for filming, which was almost immediately rescinded.
We’re not all in this together.