Antivax animosity on display in downtown protest

Looks there is an anti-vaccination rally outside the Fresno County Office of Education building today. What a stunning local display of theatrics and conjured up victimology.

I thought about crossing the street to get a better pic but I decided it wasn’t worth the effort. I think giving these (un)Americans too much press lends them air of credibility they do not deserve. We know vaccinations work and we know strong vaccination policies offer us the best and surest path to victory over COVID-19 once and for all.

Fresno County COVID-19 vaccination schedule

Operation Vaccinate Fresno is well under way in the central San Joaquin Valley as it presents the only real way we are going to get the upper hand on this pandemic. This schedule was updated on March 1st. We are currently in Phase 1B of the rollout. The big date to circle on your schedule would be March 15th. That’s the day when the flood gates open people 16 years of age and up are eligible.

Don’t be fooled people, while there is a chance that a very few will have some sort of adverse or allergic reaction, it is safe to get vaccinated. Vaccines do not kill people, viruses do, and we all need to do our part and participate in building a wally of immunity to keep COVID-19 out of our lives and out of our economy. Vaccines do not cause autism, they don’t stunt growth, and they do not cause mental retardation. These are false and fearmongering tropes of religious and social conservatives.

We all have a social and moral responsibility to join together and fight this pandemic, protect our families, and restore order in the realm of public health. We have an obligation to protect the elderly, who are more vulnerable in this pandemic, our communities and our livelihoods. There is light at the end of the tunnel but we can’t take our foot off the gas now. Keep wearing your mask, keep socially distant, wash your hands frequently, and stay home as much as humanly possible.

Black love and Brown pride

I was running errands in the Tower yesterday and I just had to stop and take a photo of this great mural. What great bookends right? On the left is civil rights icon John Lewis and on the right is farm labor union pioneer Cesar Chavez. After the botched presidency of The Donald it’s nice to see our city, state, and country start to gravitate towards diversity again. Here is another shot from a different zoom setting…

Phil Arballo is challenging Devin Nunes again in CA-22

It looks as though Democrat Phil Arballo is running again to challenge Republican Devin Nunes for the privilege of representing California’s 22nd congressional district in the Central Valley. Here is the last official campaign spot from the 2020 election cycle posted to his official YouTube account as of today…

It’ a daunting and challenging thing to try and run a grass roots campaign against the back drop of COVID-19 and it’s unclear what he plans to do different in order to secure a different result next time. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more details to come. If you’d like to visit his campaign site you can make the jump by clicking the button below.