Barbara Ferrer

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Barbara Ferrer said : “In short, the biggest takeaway from the data on fentanyl overdoses in L.A. County is that the tragedies resulting from fentanyl are indiscriminately impacting everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Fentanyl’s reach is unfortunately broad, calling for a similarly broad approach to address the crisis. I am grateful for this opportunity to work in collaboration with people from many different sectors to address this important public health issue,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many are predicting these strains, which are highly transmissible, are likely to drive an increase in cases this fall and winter,” External link

dailynews Friday, November 11, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As families are about to start their holiday travel and get-togethers, it continues to be important to follow simple steps to prevent respiratory illness and COVID-19," External link

cbslocal Sunday, November 6, 2022 8:05:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “emerging variants and subvariants of the virus have played a large role in driving past surges” “We ought to prepare for the possibility of another winter surge. We want to be realistic because every COVID surge brings additional risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re nowhere near where we need to be to actually enter into the colder months, the holidays, with that sort of additional layer of community protection,” “We’re so lucky to live in this country where we have ample access to one of the best protections against serious consequences of either influenza or COVID, which are making sure that we’re getting our vaccine,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re no longer seeing a steady decline in cases,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “With the relatively low numbers of recently sequenced specimens of these new sublineages in L.A. County, there’s no one candidate that we can say with certainty that is likely to outcompete other circulating strains,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Because the bivalent booster has great potential for providing significantly increased protection against omicron, which is what’s circulating now, this boost to the immune system has the potential to make a big difference in reducing disruptions and heartache this fall,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I worry a lot about the potential for our death rate from COVID to rise again this winter, disproportionately affecting those who are older,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The most described symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, breathing problems, brain fog and loss of taste or smell," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Those who had two doses of vaccine before getting COVID had an approximately 75% lower chance of getting long COVID," "While those who got three doses had an 84% lower chance of getting long COVID" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Because the bivalent booster has great potential for providing significantly increased protection against omicron, which is what's circulating now, this boost to the immune system has the potential to make a big difference in reducing disruptions and heartache this fall," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I worry a lot about the potential for our death rate from COVID to rise again this winter, disproportionately affecting those who are older," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The most described symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, breathing problems, brain fog and loss of taste or smell," External link

abc7ny Monday, October 10, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Those who had two doses of vaccine before getting COVID had an approximately 75% lower chance of getting long COVID," "While those who got three doses had an 84% lower chance of getting long COVID" External link

abc7ny Monday, October 10, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m worried about BA.2.75.2 the same way we’re worried about the proliferation of any new mutations that come along,” “It’s highly mutated, it looks very different and therefore is evading some of the protections we’ve put in place, both with vaccines and natural immunity” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we need to be cautious and [study it] because, obviously, a new strain creates more risk for all of us,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given that people over 65 face the greatest risk of severe disease if they get infected, these low numbers are a cause for concern,” “If you’re an older person, or someone who has older people in your life — at work, at home or in your community — please let them know about the importance of getting this additional protection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We certainly have had examples of people saying … ‘I got sick three weeks ago and seem to have fully recovered, and now I’ve tested positive again three or four weeks later,’ ” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “there is a greater likelihood if you were more recently infected that you’ve got some natural immunity that ought to protect you,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In some cases, people also report sudden hair loss that lasts for months,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “had a two times higher risk of death, three times higher risk of needing hospital care, and 2 1/2 times greater risk of developing heart or lung disease or problems with blood vessels and blood clotting when compared to those who had been infected just once,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 8, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I hope we can rally as a community and make every effort to protect our most vulnerable residents,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Those numbers need to increase pretty dramatically before we get into the holiday season or we run the risk of having more transmission,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to be prepared for increases that are likely going to be associated with colder weather,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re in such a better place this year than we’ve ever been in the pandemic,” “But there’s a lot we still need to do to get to the end” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do hear you that there are some people who have seen this as a time to really promote individual liberty and freedom, a sort of sense of entitlement, of being able to make our own rules as individuals, but that is a tiny fraction of the people,” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think that business interests need to somehow step back when we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It would be foolish not to be prepared for uncertainty because we’ve just seen so much uncertainty,” “This is a coronavirus. It mutates a lot. We cannot change that reality. (But) we feel very optimistic. We’ve got great tools” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re in a situation where there’s threats to the healthcare system, and we’re surrounded by people getting very sick ... I think people will go ahead and comply,” “These are sensible public health precautions” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re also realistic enough to know that there’s always a place for rules to make sure that the collective good is actually able to be realized,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Both flu and COVID-19 are likely to infect more people when the days are shorter, and the temperatures are cooler,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “And while we don’t have certainty on what this winter will be like, including how much of a surge in COVID and flu we are likely to have,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, one strategy for reducing risk for those most vulnerable for bad outcomes should they become infected, is for everyone, including those at lower risk, to get the fall COVID bivalent booster and the flu vaccine soon,” “This is because those at lower risk, including children, can easily transmit both flu and COVID to those more vulnerable” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 29, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're all familiar with the annual updating of influenza vaccines every year. Scientists monitor flu strains around the world, and this data is used to inform how the annual vaccine should be updated," External link

startribune Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The fact that we’re no longer seeing decreases in wastewater data is a reminder that transmission remains substantial across the county, and sensible precautions will help reduce risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The bivalent boosters provide protection against the subvariants that are currently circulating at the highest levels, and they’re going to be one of our best tools in planning for a safe, healthier and happier fall and winter holiday season,” External link

oregonlive Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The bivalent boosters provide protection against the subvariants that are currently circulating at the highest levels, and they’re going to be one of our best tools in planning for a safe, healthier and happier fall and winter holiday season,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, September 23, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When we are in a low or medium community level, the indoor masking guidance of public transit will depend on the amount of virus circulating the community as measured by the weekly case rate,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, September 23, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it is humbling to look back over the past 2 1/2 years and be reminded of the enormity of the impact of COVID on our lives,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The work ahead is to be sure that access to the new vaccines is very easy,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Everyone is asked to go ahead and wear that mask if you’ve been exposed for ten days after that exposure,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer asserted : “as public health practitioners we really try to align with the science,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think that’s always the issue for public health, um, and I think for all of us as a society,” “We don’t let people choose whether or not they want to wear seat belts. We don’t let people choose whether or not they’re going to smoke tobacco products in spaces where other people are because we’ve decided that the risk of those activities for our collective good, um, is worth asking people to engage in protective behaviors collectively. I think we’ve made the same decision. I mean, I presented a couple of weeks ago the mortality data on COVID, this is still not sort of a very innocuous disease. There are still steps we should all take to protect each other” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think in terms of when we might feel more comfortable, um, not asking people to take measures to really protect others when they’ve been exposed is when we feel like we really are in a place where mortality rates are super low from COVID and that morbidity is not as big a problem, either,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are relieved to be in this place, where there is less transmission,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same concept was used in updating the COVID booster to create this bivalent booster,” External link

dailynews Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same concept was used in updating the COVID booster to create this bivalent booster,” External link

dailynews Saturday, September 10, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We do think, particularly with the data coming in from the schools that shows a fair number of outbreaks, lots of clusters of cases, that while transmission is still elevated, good idea for everyone to have to go ahead, when they’re indoors, to put on those masks,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As public health folks, we’re going to always be, I think, a little more cautious because it’s still a relatively new disease,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer wrote : “We all have the same long-term goal in relation to COVID-19 safety measures – a lifting of existing required protocols and a return to less constraining guidance around daily activities, but only when conditions and the science indicate it is safe to do so,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Since the new booster directly targets the most dominant subvariant circulating at the moment, we’re hopeful that by getting this bivalent booster, everyone eligible will be able to have greatly increased protection against the current strains of the virus, providing increased protection, as we know, against both severe disease and even getting infected in the first place,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We are relying heavily on this community partner network and making sure that access to all of the resources people need ... information, vaccines, testing and assessment, and for some therapeutics, is easily available to everyone in the county," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:31:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Angeles County Department ) : “Moving into the low community level reflects minimal stress on the hospital care system in L.A. County associated with COVID-19,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “Moving into the low community level reflects minimal stress on the hospital care system in L.A. County associated with COVID-19,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “It’s possible L.A. County … could move to the low community level in this next week, should that case rate drop below 200,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s possible L.A. County … could move to the low community level in this next week, should that case rate drop below 200,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “An important part of Public Health’s work is to partner with health care providers to make it as easy as possible to access these free medications for those that need them,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, August 29, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “An important part of Public Health’s work is to partner with healthcare providers to make it as easy as possible to access these free medications for those that need them,” External link

dailynews Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “but I think it’s because we have a very large population relative to the number of cases we have,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 20, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We do believe this is a useful strategy,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 20, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re cognizant that the case rate is still high, well above 200 weekly cases per 100,000 people, indicating that there’s still a lot of virus circulating,” External link

dailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the moment … there are no sub-variants or sub-lineages that are poised to circulate more widely in L.A. County than BA.5,” “This is good news, as our recent history has linked a proliferation of new strains with increased transmissibility. As we discussed before, it is likely that all of the currently circulating sub-variants have an ability to cause repeat re-infections for those who have already had COVID” External link

dailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re cognizant that the case rate is still high, well above 200 weekly cases per 100,000 people, indicating that there’s still a lot of virus circulating,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the moment … there are no sub-variants or sub-lineages that are poised to circulate more widely in L.A. County than BA.5,” “This is good news, as our recent history has linked a proliferation of new strains with increased transmissibility. As we discussed before, it is likely that all of the currently circulating sub-variants have an ability to cause repeat re-infections for those who have already had COVID” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are hoping that all school children are testing either before going back to school or in the first week of school to avoid unnecessary spread on school campuses,” External link

dailynews Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are hoping that all school children are testing either before going back to school or in the first week of school to avoid unnecessary spread on school campuses,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer reported : “an average of 14 deaths per day” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths continue to take family members away from those who love them,” “We do recognize the heartache that’s associated with these losses and we send wishes for healing and peace to all who have lost a loved one” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we are thankful to see our county move to the medium community level, because we know that getting infected causes disruptions at the workplace and in the family and for some, becoming infected leads to debilitating illness, we advise caution, and ongoing use of a sensible approach for reducing the risk of exposure and preventing severe illness,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “and this is an encouraging sign that this strain is not gaining dominance in L.A. County like it did in India,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “The California Department of Public Health reports that overall hospital admissions have peaked across the state, including in Southern California,” “Their modeling predicts further declines in hospital admissions, along with some plateauing and fluctuations throughout the month of August” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s accelerating at a similar rate as BA.5,” “The question is really whether it’s going to outcompete BA.5 and really start taking over” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re paying attention to it,” “We’re watching it carefully, because it looks like it’s got some advantages in the rate at which it is proliferating. We’ll just have to see” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county- and CDC-calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 for the last few days, we do remain hopeful that this number can be adjusted soon so that the county will be officially moved into the ‘medium’ community level,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county- and CDC-calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 for the last few days, we do remain hopeful that this number can be adjusted soon so that the county will be officially moved into the ‘medium’ community level,” External link

dailynews Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county and CDC calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 the last few days,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re hopeful that the recent declines in cases will bring the start of some declines in hospital admissions,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There are still about 2 million people in LA County who have not been vaccinated,” “We urge those who haven’t yet begun this primary series to speak with their medical provider about their concerns — and the steps that they should be taking to protect themselves from the increased risk of experiencing the dangerous outcomes that are associated with COVID-19” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same technology has been used in a number of vaccines that are recommended routinely, including vaccines against Hepatitis B, and whooping cough,” “Because some residents are hesitant to be vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine, having a vaccine that was developed with a more traditional technology may be exactly what some residents are waiting for” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have some, we don’t have enough vaccines,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes," External link

startribune Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It is made differently than the mRNA vaccines,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, August 2, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 1, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes,” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 1, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Given the declines in case of hospitalization numbers, we're hopeful that the admission rate over the next few days remains under 10 new admissions per 100,000 residents and LA County is soon officially moved by CDC to the medium community level," External link

gazette Friday, July 29, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Should we see another big increase in cases and increases in hospital admissions, which we don't think is likely for the very immediate future because of the trends we're seeing… We would have to go back and reassess whether we are resetting the clock about needing to remain in high or we're gonna use some other timetable," External link

gazette Friday, July 29, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It's reasonable to assume that the recent decline we have seen in cases will lead to continued decreases in hospital admissions over the next couple of weeks," "Although there's no way to predict the future, the case and hospital admission status suggests that there's less transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, July 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're on a decline right now, and it's hard for us to imagine reinstating universal indoor masking when we're on this significant of a decline," External link

medicalxpress Friday, July 29, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Should we see another big increase in cases and increases in hospital admissions, which we don’t think is likely for the very immediate future but could happen a week from now,” “We would have to go back and reassess” External link

dailynews Friday, July 29, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As I noted last week, any indication that the county would soon be moving to the ‘medium’ community level would be a good reason to not move forward with universal indoor masking, which is what we are doing today,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Two weeks ago, on July 14, CDC reported that L.A. County moved from the ‘medium’ to ‘high’ community level and according to the most recent CDC calculations, and these are what we've got posted on their data tracker yesterday, we remain in ‘high’ this week,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’ve received lots of emails and had lots of conversations with folks who are in favor of universal indoor masking and sometimes those voices get buried,” “I always welcome people making sure that we’re aware of their thoughts” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re feeling pretty confident we should be in that medium community next Thursday,” “But should things change, we will revisit this decision, obviously” External link

politico Friday, July 29, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We're on a decline right now, and it’s hard for us to imagine reinstating universal indoor masking when we’re on this significant of a decline,” External link

wsoctv Friday, July 29, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Any indication that the county would soon be moving to the medium community level would be a good reason to not move forward with universal indoor masking, which is what we are doing today,” “We we will be pausing and not moving forward at this time” External link

dailynews Friday, July 29, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We understand, as there have been throughout the pandemic, that there will be some people who will … not be in compliance,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We may be in a position to pause the imposition of indoor masking,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What we have learned over the course of the pandemic is that this is a dangerous virus,” External link

dailynews Monday, July 25, 2022 7:53:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Getting transmission levels down low benefits everybody, but it particularly reduces risks for those most vulnerable,” External link

eagletribune Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When people pass along misinformation that the current COVID surge is not affecting or hurting anyone, these are the people they are dismissing: our elders,” External link

eagletribune Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are on the cusp of medium and high. It isn’t going to take much to move us back to medium level if we can get our case numbers to go lower,” “Should we start seeing a steep decline next week…we are likely to want to take a pause on moving too quickly on indoor masking, universal indoor masking” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Of all the tools we have used in this pandemic to counter the spread of COVID, indoor masking is one of the simplest, and turns out to be very effective, tools that we have that can counter rapid spread of the virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 23, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What we have learned over the course of the pandemic is that this is a dangerous virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 23, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Of all the tools we have used in this pandemic to counter the spread of COVID, indoor masking is one of the simplest, and turns out to be very effective, tools that we have that can counter rapid spread of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, July 22, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance," External link

mynews13 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

dailynews Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

fremonttribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

muscatinejournal Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

lacrossetribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Back in May, about 5% of all deaths occurred among nursing home residents,” “Sadly, this number rose to 12% in June” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted ( about County Public ) : “we’ve always benefited in L.A. County from most people actually going ahead and complying with what we say are sensible precautions” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For many, this will feel like a step backwards. But we are not closing anything down,” “We are not asking people not to gather with the people they love. We’re asking you to take a sensible step, when there’s this much transmission with a highly transmissible variant, to go ahead and put back on a well-fitting high-filtration mask when you’re indoors around others” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 18, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

polandsun Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

irishsun Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “because we triangulate data from wastewater, emergency departments and reported test results, we feel confident that we have a decent grasp on the level of spread across the county” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The reality is that because we’re living with a mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus, there remains uncertainty around the trajectory of this pandemic,” “We should not settle for the existing high rates of morbidity and mortality that disproportionately affect those most vulnerable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think we kind of owe it to each other to do whatever we can to reduce that burden, and to really acknowledge that it has disproportionately affected people who are either older, have serious underlying health conditions, or have more exposures, which tends to be people who … are our essential workers,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “are telling us that they’re feeling very strapped,” “They have staffing shortages because lots of their staff are sick with COVID and out, and they also have lots of their patients that — while they don’t need to go to the hospital — they do need medical care, and that creates some stress as well” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This helps hold the edges of the medical mask to your face and creates a better seal,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While (cloth masks are) better than wearing no mask, given that we have a highly transmissible set of variants circulating, upgrading your mask makes a big difference in the level of protection,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For people who cannot wear a mask due to a disability or medical condition, face shields with drapes that go under the chin and are attached at the bottom edge can provide additional protection,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s never too late to reverse course,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The best way to manage the uncertainty and to reduce morbidity and mortality is to remain open to using both the sophisticated tools we now have — our tests, our vaccines, our therapeutics — and the nonpharmaceutical strategies — masking, ventilation and distancing — to layer on protections to respond to the conditions at hand,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 15, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 15, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer conceded : “for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

usaToday Friday, July 15, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are not closing anything down. We are not asking people not to gather with the people they love,” External link

usaToday Friday, July 15, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The rising numbers do indicate that for a significant number of people,” External link

dailynews Friday, July 15, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It takes time to determine with certainty the ability of a new mutated virus to evade immunity protections to easily infect others and cause severe illness,” “Until we have a sense of how the virus is interacting with us, using sensible precautions remains a very good idea” External link

dailynews Friday, July 15, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

syracuse Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

sunstar Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news4jax Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

hjnews Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

dailynews Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

washtimes Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

wftv Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “are filled with many folks that are looking for care for their COVID-related illness,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re not seeing anywhere near the devastation this summer that we saw during last winter’s omicron surge, we are seeing much higher case numbers than we saw during the peak of the delta surge,” “It’s unlikely that we are at the peak of our recent surge, given the increased circulation of new subvariants” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Although many of those hospitalized are not there because of COVID illness, the rising numbers indicate that, for some individuals, COVID remains a very dangerous virus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Waiting until hospitals are overwhelmed is way too late to try to do much about slowing transmission,” “The time to slow transmission is actually when you start seeing indicators that you’re having more utilization at your hospitals” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given the continued increase, we do anticipate by this Thursday the county will move into that high level,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Universal indoor masking would be implemented across LA County," External link

business-standard Monday, July 11, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Universal indoor masking would be implemented across LA County," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 11, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We all now face a higher risk of getting COVID because there are more people infected with the virus who can transmit to others when we gather, go shopping, or attend events,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t have the luxury of doing nothing,” External link

dailynews Friday, July 8, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If you have lesions, it’s important to not have anybody else come in contact with those lesions. So that means staying away from other people and avoiding close contact, keeping those lesions covered,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “So it may be best, for now, to take extra precautions, if you’re attending those events, to really minimize that skin-to-skin contact where there can be transmission of monkeypox,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The hope is that sometime by late August, there’s a lot more vaccine that’s available for distribution,” “We’re going to have limited availability throughout much of the summer, which is why it’ll be targeted to those at the very highest risk” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our case numbers, they are staying pretty high,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given the rising number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, and the increased circulation of the more infectious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, it is extra important to take steps that reduce the risk of transmission especially over the long holiday weekend,” External link

dailynews Monday, July 4, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We cannot predict with certainty what the future hospitalization trend will look like. Hospitalizations could level off, they could even begin to decline, and that would be a great relief, or they could begin to increase more rapidly," "With the continued proliferation of new Omicron subvariants and sublineages, it's very difficult for us to accurately predict the rate of future hospitalizations" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It does remain important for all of us to use the measures that work to reduce our COVID-19 risk," "That includes, of course, vaccinations, boosters, masking, moving activities outdoors, maximizing ventilation if you're indoors, and testing and staying home if you're sick" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer acknowledged : "it's a very tough needle to thread" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I think, deep in my heart, unless we see a new variant that evades our current vaccine protection, we are not going to need to go back to the more drastic tools we had to use early on the pandemic when we didn't have vaccines, when we didn't have access to testing, when we didn't have therapeutics," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do want to encourage everybody to use your masks now,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do want to encourage everybody to use your masks now,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The concern with the rapidity of emerging highly infectious variants is that for each new variant, we need to reassess how much the new strain evades vaccine protection, causes severe illness, and avoids detection with current tests,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This sharp increase in cases and outbreaks at (skilled nursing facilities) reflects the increase in transmission in the wider community,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This sharp increase in cases and outbreaks at (skilled nursing facilties) reflects the increase in transmission in the wider community,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we’re beginning our summer with a lot of uncertainty regarding the trajectory of the pandemic … I do remain hopeful, because we all have more knowledge, more experience and more tools than ever before that we can use to protect ourselves and those that are most vulnerable,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 10, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What’s circulating right now spreads way more than anything we’ve ever seen,” “This virus mutates like crazy and is able to effectively mutate to its advantage” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We will continue to monitor this closely to see whether or not we’ve plateaued,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This reminds us that the infection for many is not mild,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If case numbers stabilize or decrease in the next two weeks, the rate of increase in hospitalizations could be a lot lower,” “We all have the power to take steps to reduce the amount of viral spread, which ultimately reduces the number of people that are in the hospital with a positive COVID-19 infection” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If we continue on the current trajectory … we’re likely to move into the CDC ‘high’ community level within a few weeks, towards the end of June, indicating an increased stress on the health care system,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:40:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "There is no certainty with this date. Actual hospital admission rates could increase at a faster rate. Or if case numbers stabilize or decrease in the next two weeks, the rate of increase in hospitalizations could be a lot lower," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As we look to the near future, it reminds us that we ourselves also have the ability to influence where these numbers go. We all have the power to take steps to reduce the amount of viral spread, which ultimately reduces the number of people that are in the hospital with a positive COVID-19 infection," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "But because they are COVID positive, they do create stress on the hospital system," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Am I worried we’re going to have a massive outbreak of monkeypox? No” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Am I worried we’re going to have a massive outbreak of monkeypox? No” External link

dailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While these hospital metrics remain well below the threshold for ‘high’ in the CDC’s community-level framework, both our weekly case rate and the rate of increase in hospital admissions are of concern,” “If we continue on the current trajectory … we’re likely to move into the CDC ‘high’ community level within a few weeks, towards the end of June, indicating an increased stress on the health care system” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Testing before gathering indoors with others is one such strategy,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

dailynews Monday, May 30, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 3:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is that as more people take advantage of the protections that continue to be offered by vaccinations and boosters, the daily deaths will remain low,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “is concerning, since it could signal that the increases that we’re seeing in our COVID cases may soon put pressure on our healthcare resources,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to do everything we can to stay out of ‘high,’” “Nobody here wants to see us move to any categorization that could possibly cause stress on our healthcare system or result in more people getting sick or dying” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Viruses, even those we have lived with for a while, can be unpredictable,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many sensible safety measures for COVID also work for the flu,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s so easy to do the things we’re asking at this point,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not suggesting that people avoid gatherings,” “But we are suggesting people gather with precautions” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There’s little doubt that getting vax and booster offers the best protection against these subvariants,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to do everything we can to stay out of high,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that masks work and our hope is that with the encouragement we’ve providing that people will go back to putting those masks on,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “With the proliferation of highly infectious sub-lineages of Omicron, it is easier for infected individuals to unknowingly pass along the virus, resulting in many of us experiencing more spread associated with our gatherings and travel,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There are hundreds of mobile and fixed sites that offer free vaccines across the county, via appointment or walk in,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we mark the very sad reality of losing millions of people across the world to this dangerous virus, I hope we can move forward in these uncertain times with fortitude, courage and compassion and use the tools at hand to take care of not only ourselves and those we love, but those we know are most vulnerable to suffer from this virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 13, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "This month, there will be many opportunities for gatherings, including graduations, proms, and the upcoming Memorial Day holidays," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For these occasions to not contribute to the increasing spread of Omicron variants, we encourage attendees to take sensible precautions that will protect you and those around you, including staying outside as much as possible and wearing a mask when indoors," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "Most importantly, those who are older and those who have underlying health conditions should be sure to get boosted as soon as eligible to maximize protection from these highly infectious, mutated variants of concern," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s helpful to always look at the actions we need to take in relationship with the tools we have,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 9, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And with lots of end-of-the-year events happening, we’ll continue to see additional increases unless there’s a very big difference in the amount of protection that individual people are taking,” External link

nbcnews Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : "I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever- changing guidance," External link

patch Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : "I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever- changing guidance," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever-changing guidance,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It could quickly become the dominant strain across the United States,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This suggests that community transmission is increasing in the areas covered by these sewage systems,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It could quickly become the dominant strain across the United States,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

nytimes Friday, April 29, 2022 2:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As the more infectious BA.2 dominates and contributes to the increase in cases in L.A. County, residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted if they are not up to date on their vaccinations,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

nytimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:58:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Public transportation hubs that are indoors are places where A) There’s a lot of mingling; B) They’re often crowded; and C) In some of those settings, it’s really hard to have adequate ventilation,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 22, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The emergence of the BA.2 subvariant is an important reminder that the more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants to emerge, which is another reason why it remains important to take safety precautions,” External link

dailynews Sunday, April 17, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “were we to see skyrocketing cases, we might not want to wait until hospitalizations are so high before, again, we go ahead and require masking again,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not seeing an exponential growth in cases, we’re seeing sort of these steady, small increases — somewhere between 2%, 3% rise every day in cases,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is that it does level off,” “Our hope is that people will recognize that we’ve got a more infectious subvariant circulating, be more careful, put that mask on in these higher-risk settings, go ahead and get tested when you’re gathering, be sensible to try to avoid either a reinfection or a new infection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We may not yet be seeing a corresponding increase in hospitalizations because of the customary delay in hospitalizations increasing after cases increase,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants and subvariants to emerge,” “So this, for all of us, should be another reason why it’s important that we do increase those vaccination and booster rates” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Part of responding appropriately is ensuring that we’re always well prepared for situations that may require additional safety and mitigation strategies,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The emergence of the BA.2 subvariant is an important reminder that the more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants to emerge, which is another reason why it remains important to take safety precautions,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For any of these residents who are close contacts to COVID-19 cases, and they’re unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, and they have not been infected with COVID-19 within the prior 90 days,” “they’re going to need to continue to follow, at minimum, the existing quarantine orders that require a minimum period of five days of quarantine” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also must wear that highly protective mask around others for the total of 10 days after last contact with the person infected with COVID 19,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “The researchers estimated that at the time of the study, which was back in late spring of 2021, 30% of L.A. County adults had been infected and 37% of children had been infected,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “can serve as an indication of the large number of infections that go unreported in L.A. County,” “This is important to understand because it gives us a sense of the true scope and impact of the pandemic” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also offer a much safer route to this protection than getting infected,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When gathering with others, you can enjoy the beautiful spring weather and keep your gatherings outside whenever possible,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant," External link

startribune Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, April 8, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "that's one of the largest outbreaks we've ever had at a school since the beginning of the pandemic," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Why would we see more outbreaks? Well, it's because some of the other protections that we had in place are no longer there," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As long as there are people not wearing them, it's going to be much easier for there to be transmission," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "concerning because it represents increased transmission of the virus in school settings," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "Should we continue to see increases in the number of outbreaks at schools, we're going to work with our school partners to determine what additional safety measures are warranted," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "When you've got a person in your midst who's positive, and you put a good mask on — particularly a respirator that fits well, that filters well — and even if there's a positive person in your vicinity, you're dramatically reducing your chances of getting infected," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "If you're a person who wants to make sure you're optimally protected … go ahead and get that second booster dose," "Keeping your immune system as primed as possible is not a bad idea when you have a more easily transmitted variant that starts circulating" External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're going to be acutely aware that this virus is unpredictable and stay prepared and do our best to minimize the tragic consequences," "I am hopeful, however, that given what we've seen and what we're doing, we should be able to avoid a really big surge" External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "During the middle of a pandemic is not the time for us to again be shortchanging our communities and their ability to do everything they can to reduce the burden of illness and death," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant,” External link

al Friday, April 8, 2022 3:55:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I acknowledge that these vaccines are not 100% effective and that there have been thousands and thousands of people with breakthrough cases,” “But the vaccines do provide significant protections” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “yesterday alone, in just one day, there were 6 new school outbreaks that were documented,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that these work to prevent further spread and they help us keep our schools open and school children and staff safe while they are on our campus,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Encouragingly, the WHO did report that in countries with high levels of vaccination — especially among those most vulnerable to COVID-19, the recent cases did not translate yet into high rates of hospitalization or death,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “really should give all of us another reason to double down on efforts to avoid getting infected as much as possible,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “Every single time we have reduced the restrictions or the levels of protection that are required, we have always seen an uptick” “Our job right now is to make sure that this doesn’t lead to a significant increase in cases because that really would be, in some ways, a step that I think is avoidable,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There’s been a lot of variation in wastewater concentration that was noted over the first two weeks in March. And it’s unclear to us right now if this is really an upward trend,” “If we see these continued increases,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is another positive sign of lower transmission — that despite the BA.2 increases that we’re starting to see — they’re not resulting yet in increases in COVID-19 related (emergency department) visits,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I hear a lot (of) — ‘I’m just going to wait. I think there’s going to be something better. I don’t want to keep getting a shot every four months.’ But if there’s waning protection, and you can get a shot that actually boosts your protection, and you’re a person at higher or elevated risk, it makes sense to go ahead and get that booster dose,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “that natural immunity also wanes over time,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Get vaccinated, even if you were infected, because it really helps ensure your immune system is able to respond most effectively against the threats of circulating strains of this virus,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “This is double the percentage that was identified for the prior week (ending March 5),” “And given that BA.2 is more infectious than the previous omicron strains, we expect that BA.2 now accounts for an even higher proportion of COVID-19 cases in L.A. County” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The rate of decline has been slower, and this week we’re not seeing any declines in the cases,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Every single time we have reduced the restrictions or levels of protection that are required, we have always seen an uptick (in cases),” “The slowing of the decline can also be seen in some ways as an uptick” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer warned : “The truth is that given the threat of a more infectious virus circulating widely across the county, those who are unvaccinated, those that aren’t up to date on their boosters, those who are immunocompromised, those with underlying health conditions, and those with more exposures at work and in the community are at higher risk of getting infected, hospitalized and even dying,” “So taking time now to get vaccinated and boosted not only protects the person that’s going to get vaccinated, but it also reduces the risk of increased transmission across the county” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But if you are eligible for the second booster dose and you do want to increase your chances of not getting infected with COVID-19, you may want to go ahead and get that second booster dose now,” “This is a time for everyone to use the tools at hand to increase levels of protection that can decrease personal and community risk” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It really is shameful, in the middle of a pandemic, that we’re all worrying about not having enough money to make sure that those folks with the least resources are going to have good access to what it takes to add on layers of protection from COVID,” “We should have learned a lot of lessons by now” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Along with the increasing circulation of the more-infectious BA.2 subvariant, everyone, especially those who are at elevated risk or live with someone at elevated risk, should wear a high-quality mask and get vaccinated and boosted," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We need to be prepared for a potential challenge in the future -- and in the near future. We don't want to be caught off guard," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I don’t think there’s anything illogical about looking at vaccination rates, and again, I want to stress how important it is for the workers to feel safe at the jobs that we ask them to do,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “It’s here, it’s likely to increase. I see no reason why it won’t become a more dominant strain. I don’t know how long that will take and I don’t know that it will completely wipe out BA1. We could have both of those strains circulating,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think what we’re not able to predict with certainty is what’s the impact of having more BA.2 as opposed to what we have now, BA1, on severe illness and particularly what happens in our hospitals,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These increases in cases and hospitalizations are happening while there is more BA.2 but there’s also less public health measures, and as we all know there’s waning protections for some people from the vaccines,.. and there’s still lots of people who aren’t vaccinated. So, I’d say it’s a complicated picture in front of us,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Ample access to free testing sites along with access to home test kits are key to our post surge response,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have lots and lots of community partners who will not get reimbursed as of March 22 for vaccinating and testing people who are underinsured or don’t have any insurance … ,” “So it wrecks our network immediately” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I don’t think there’s anything illogical about looking at vaccination rates, and again, I want to stress how important it is for the workers to feel safe at the jobs that we ask them to do,” “I think we really need to respect our labor unions and our workers in being able to negotiate around what creates safety for them as well,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I hope a lot of people have an opportunity to go out and cheer on our runners,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Public Health thanks our partners that are working to provide access to therapeutics for those high-risk individuals who are most vulnerable to becoming very ill,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “Transmission is still substantial here in L.A. County …. and we are not asking people to not use their masks,” “The right thing, still while transmission is substantial, is to keep those masks on at schools. Our hope is many people will keep those masks on; it offers a layer of protection that we think is still important in schools” External link

dailynews Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While BA.2 is slowly increasing in the county, it still makes up a very small proportion of all sequenced cases, accounting for just under 5% of sequenced samples for the week ending Feb. 19,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “means there’s just a fair amount of virus still circulating,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m very clear about what I think is the safest way to get through the next few weeks, and that is to go ahead and keep a mask on,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s still disheartening that we’re continuing to lose so many residents to COVID-19,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Given that the new therapeutics can save the lives of residents who are at elevated risk, Public Health is working closely with partners across the county to make sure they are accessible to those who are most vulnerable to severe illness from a COVID infection,” “Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of ‘Test to Treat’ programs, especially in our under-resourced communities” External link

dailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of 'Test to Treat' programs, especially in our under-resourced communities," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 13, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Given that the new therapeutics can save the lives of residents who are at elevated risk, Public Health is working closely with partners across the county to make sure they are accessible to those who are most vulnerable to severe illness from a COVID infection,” “Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of ‘Test to Treat’ programs, especially in our under-resourced communities” External link

dailynews Sunday, March 13, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are not asking people to not use their masks. … I think people hear that we’re moving away from requiring masking to like ‘You know, it’s fine if you don’t wear them.’ That’s actually not our recommendation at all. It’s certainly not our recommendation at schools,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “the designation at a ‘low’ community risk level doesn’t mean there’s a low rate of community transmission or reflect personal risk,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think people hear that we’re moving away from requiring masking to, ‘It’s fine if you don’t wear it,’ and that’s certainly not our recommendation at all, and certainly not our recommendation at schools,” “Our recommendation and the state’s recommendation is that everyone keep those masks on at schools” External link

dailynews Friday, March 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told ( about County Public ) : “We are fully open in Los Angeles County and I’m glad we’re fully open,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Despite the encouraging news, people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised or living in low-resourced communities continue to be at higher risk and are more likely to become seriously ill and die from COVID-19,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Despite the encouraging news, people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised or living in low-resourced communities continue to be at higher risk and are more likely to become seriously ill and die from COVID-19,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “You can see that even last (week) we were on the cusp of moving to lower thresholds, and we are pretty clear that when CDC updates their dashboard we will move to low risk,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The state will provide us with a framework for mitigating spread in schools that we will likely align with. Noting that as recommended by the state will also consider our counting metrics as finalizing the counties,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “While those who are not, even if they’ve had a negative test result, (must) keep their masks on,” “That’s to stay aligned with the state order” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve made excellent progress over the past several weeks in slowing transmission and preventing hospitalizations,” “As we experience the relief associated with this progress, we’ll need to remain aware of the factors that could impede our ability to reach lower levels of risk” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is consistent with findings that while BA.2 has become the predominant variant in some countries,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s a complex set of issues that contribute to the disparities,” “It’s really clear that where you live and where you work have a significant impact on your health status — and it’s no different for COVID than it is for other illnesses we track” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Where you work also has an impact,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s not enough to just have good access to vaccines,” “Being vaccinated, if you’re a person living in a community with high rates of poverty, doesn’t provide you the same protections that it affords people living in wealthier communities. That reminds us that the work isn’t simple,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that these lower vaccination rates are leaving children and our communities at risk — as these children can become ill, as well as unknowingly infect family members, friends, students, teachers and others,” “To stay on our path of lower transmission, and to prevent the emergence of a variance of concern, we do need to get substantially more of our residents vaccinated and boosted” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have to address these larger issues,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As transmission drops and there is less virus circulating, some tools may afford significant protections against the very worst risks associated with COVID,” External link

thehill Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “There is still work to be done to reduce transmission to a level where there’s less risk,” “Despite the recent declines, transmission in L.A. County still remains high. And that can lead to continued disruptions associated with staffing shortages, reduced economic security and, tragically, higher morbidity and mortality for those who are most vulnerable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “We’re reaching the end of our devastating winter surge,” “This means that we’ve successfully reduced the spread of COVID-19 in L.A. County to a level where our health care system is able to return to customary services” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They’re worried because they’re essential workers … and they feel like there’s just going to be too many exposures,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to enjoy those times when transmission is low, and really, again, be able to take our masks off when there’s not a lot of transmission,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In general, we try to align as much as possible with the state,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “had almost five times more school disruptions during the same period,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve met that milestone. And we are reaching the end of our devastating winter surge,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still work to be done to reduce transmission to a level where there’s less risk in places where people live and gather, and sadly we’ve not yet seen a significant decline in deaths,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 18, 2022 5:45:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve layered in additional protections, knowing full well that our masking requirements allows people when they’re eating and drinking to not keep the mask on,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The issue is one of timing,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We remain very encouraged by the steady declines that are seen across so many of our metrics,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re no longer using the availability of the vaccine as a metric to consider lifting indoor masking, because it’s just too far out,” “We think that there are sensible metrics that we take into account, and that our improving case numbers really help us make sure that we are able to continue protections for workers in places where masking will be required” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think being cautious still makes sense,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Right now we’re really just working through a long list of implementation challenges that some sectors, that when we’ve reached out to them have presented to us, to try and make sure this can happen as swiftly as possible,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re hoping that by early next week we’ve addressed some of the implementation challenges and (can) move forward with something,” “Obviously, we’d want to give the board time to review as well, but move forward with something that would happen relatively soon” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re working closely with the state to figure out what conditions make it safer…” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s wonderful to be with people again, to celebrate,” “This is an amazing achievement for the Rams, and for LA County, so I’m glad we’re open, I’m glad people are trying to be sensible and protect themselves” External link

zerohedge Tuesday, February 15, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given where we are, and the continued risk in under-resourced communities,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m not sure what enforcement people would like to see (at mega events like the Super Bowl), but we don’t enforce the masking mandate by giving citations to individual people,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s wonderful to be with people again, to celebrate,” “This is an amazing achievement for the Rams, and for LA County so I’m glad we’re open, I’m glad people are trying to be sensible and protect themselves” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Please remember the sensible public health measures that protect us all,” External link

dailynews Monday, February 14, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As people prepare to watch the game either at SoFi Stadium, at a restaurant or bar, or at home with friends and family, please remember the sensible public health measures that protect us all,” External link

dailynews Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I want to emphasize that `post-surge' does not mean the pandemic is over or that transmission is low or that there will not be additional unpredictable waves or surges in the future that will require integrated public health measures," External link

patch Friday, February 11, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “So if everything goes well, some time by the end of March we should be able to more safely lift the requirements on indoor masking,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 11, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know we’re not lifting them anytime soon,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 11, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If there’s a way to rethink what that threshold is and not align fully with CDC, I’m completely open to that,” “What I think our team doesn’t feel comfortable with ... is an arbitrary date that’s actually not tied to the conditions in the community. And we feel like our risk is just way too big right now with the rate that we’re at” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 11, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is not the right time to stop wearing our masks indoors and in crowded outdoor settings” External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 10, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer explained : “We should not be lifting the masking mandate when we are reporting thousands and thousands of new cases every day,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The decline in positive tests and test positivity suggests that schools continue to successfully implement recommended strategies that limit spread, such as screening and response testing, ensuring compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements, following recommended infection control guidelines, and as required by the state, wearing well-fitting masks,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19,” “Being cautious still makes sense and doing everything we can to drive down the high rate of transmission is an appropriate goal for us to continue to embrace as a community as the steps we’re taking are helping us move in the right direction” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The decline continues if the protections are in place that help us limit transmission,” “When we remove a lot of those … we tend to see our numbers go back up” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I will say, unequivocally, that we should not be lifting a masking mandate when we’re reporting thousands and thousands of new cases every day,” “That doesn’t make sense to us” External link

fox5sandiego Wednesday, February 9, 2022 2:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Along with the significant protection provided by vaccines and boosters, we will need to continue to layer on additional protections to protect those most vulnerable from the worst outcomes, many of which are our loved ones and colleagues,” “Numerous individuals living in hard-hit communities are low-wage workers who face multiple exposures daily at their jobs and then return to high density communities where virus transmission is easier. Recognizing that these workers are the mainstay of our economy, and our recovery, requires aligning collective actions that reduce transmission at workplaces” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Along with the significant protection provided by vaccines and boosters, we will need to continue to layer on additional protections to protect those most vulnerable from the worst outcomes, many of which are our loved ones and colleagues,” “Numerous individuals living in hard-hit communities are low-wage workers who face multiple exposures daily at their jobs and then return to high density communities where virus transmission is easier. Recognizing that these workers are the mainstay of our economy, and our recovery, requires aligning collective actions that reduce transmission at workplaces” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We still have a lot of cases here, and we have a lot of transmission. And anything we can do to really help us get to a lower level of transmission, I think, is appropriate,” External link

eagletribune Monday, February 7, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “While vaccines and therapeutics offer powerful protection against death, even our recent numbers continue to highlight how, in comparison to other respiratory illnesses, COVID remains more deadly,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death,” “And increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Clearly, despite the availability of vaccines and the dominance of Omicron, which generally causes less severe disease than prior variants (of the virus), COVID-19 deaths continue to far outstrip deaths due to other respiratory illnesses," External link

patch Friday, February 4, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "These local and national findings are important reminders that COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death, and increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection," External link

patch Friday, February 4, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Post surge does not imply that the pandemic is over or that transmission is low, or that there will not be unpredictable waves of surges in the future that will require integrated public health measures,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Rather, it acknowledges that we are stabilizing with consistent declines from the surge park and realigns our current public health response to meet current mitigation needs,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When we have sustained weeks at 2,500 or less, hospital admissions feel pretty comfortable that that means they can return to being able to do most of their customary business.,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It also drives the ability of transmission to spread, to the extent that you create a very hospitable environment for the development of new variants of concern. So I think we have to still pay attention to transmission,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Clearly, despite the availability of vaccines and the dominance of Omicron, which generally causes less severe disease than prior variants (of the virus), COVID-19 deaths continue to far outstrip deaths due to other respiratory illnesses,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These local and national findings are important reminders that COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death, and increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We hope that with full approval of the Moderna vaccine, which follows full approval a few months back of the Pfizer vaccine, residents and workers are reassured about the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines distributed in the United States,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Thanks to the generosity of the NFL, residents and fans attending the Super Bowl Experience will be able to take a free rapid antigen test when they get to the event and then take home a free over-the-counter test kit to use before gathering with others on Super Bowl Sunday,” External link

wwlp Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re constantly looking at the data and trying to figure out what responses make the most sense. You know, we’re still in the surge, I think we reported over 15,000 new cases today, that’s still one of the highest numbers of new cases,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:24:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Most of those who are fully vaccinated and tragically die had severe co-morbidities, including being immunocompromised, and many had not received their booster dose,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s very possible that there can be another variant of concern in the future that can spread easily and contribute to another surge,” “Vaccines do remain our best tool for preventing COVID-19. Getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible can help us sustain the declines we’re seeing and limit opportunities in the future for new variants to arise” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “No matter how you cut this data, people who are unvaccinated are much more likely to get infected than people who are vaccinated, and especially than people who are vaccinated and boosted,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For residents who are at high-risk, including those older, immunocompromised, or with underlying health conditions, gatherings can be especially risky given the still high rates of transmission,” “If you are going to gather, layering on as many protections as possible will provide good defense from possible exposure to the virus” External link

dailynews Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," External link

patch Saturday, January 29, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t yet know how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t yet know how BA.2 might be different from other omicron lineages. And scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In places that have already passed their peak of omicron cases, it does appear that BA.2 is causing a new surge,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And compared with other omicron lineages, BA.2 does not really have many unique mutations that would be impacting the part of the virus that’s targeted by our immune system,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not at a low enough place, with low enough transmission, for us not to continue to be sensible about precautions,” “And my hope is that people do continue to be sensible as we get more information about BA.2” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 28, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve likely passed the peak of omicron transmission in LA County,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 28, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "with the added safety of showing a negative test and wearing a mask,” the San Francisco Department of Public Health said in a statement. San Francisco's decision was cheered by Sharon McKeeman, founder of Let Them Breathe, a California group opposing mask mandates. She said she hoped the restrictions would soon be eased for other businesses as well as public schools. “Mandates should have already been lifted a long time ago,” McKeeman said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to living for the good of our children and our social, mental and physical health instead of playing political theater with these mandates”. Ferrer said while Los Angeles County was nearing the threshold of 80% vaccination for residents 12 and older, the county still has a way to go to meet criteria for hospitalizations and overall transmission. Keeping mask and vaccine requirements in place is the best way to meet those goals, she said. “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate," External link

missoulian Friday, January 28, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "with the added safety of showing a negative test and wearing a mask,” the San Francisco Department of Public Health said in a statement. San Francisco's decision was cheered by Sharon McKeeman, founder of Let Them Breathe, a California group opposing mask mandates. She said she hoped the restrictions would soon be eased for other businesses as well as public schools. “Mandates should have already been lifted a long time ago,” McKeeman said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to living for the good of our children and our social, mental and physical health instead of playing political theater with these mandates”. Ferrer said while Los Angeles County was nearing the threshold of 80% vaccination for residents 12 and older, the county still has a way to go to meet criteria for hospitalizations and overall transmission. Keeping mask and vaccine requirements in place is the best way to meet those goals, she said. “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, January 28, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," "In places that have already passed their peak of Omicron cases, it does appear that BA.2 is causing a new surge. In places at their peak of the Omicron surge that have significant BA.2 prevalence, it doesn't appear that BA.2 is behaving dramatically different than other Omicron lineages. And compared with other Omicron lineages, BA.2 does not really have many unique mutations that would be impacting the part of the virus that's targeted by our immune system" External link

patch Friday, January 28, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It's very possible there could be another variant of concern in the future that can spread easily and contribute to another surge," "Given the effectiveness of the FDA-authorized vaccines against at least four different known strains of the virus -- we've had Alpha, Epsilon, Delta and Omicron -- vaccines do remain our best tool for preventing COVID-19. Getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible can help us sustain the declines we're seeing and limit opportunities in the future for new variants to arise" External link

patch Friday, January 28, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We don’t yet now how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths remind us that the omicron variant can and does lead to severe illness and for some it remains a critical matter of life and death,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Much of the exponential growth in recent weeks has been driven by outbreaks at worksites and skilled nursing facilities,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Were starting to see the decline. If we want to continue see the decline we’ve got to follow some common-sense practices,” “If we’re going to be gathering, hosting or attending football viewing parties, we have to do it sensibly” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We don’t yet now how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths remind us that the omicron variant can and does lead to severe illness and for some it remains a critical matter of life and death,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Much of the exponential growth in recent weeks has been driven by outbreaks at worksites and skilled nursing facilities,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Were starting to see the decline. If we want to continue see the decline we’ve got to follow some common-sense practices,” “If we’re going to be gathering, hosting or attending football viewing parties, we have to do it sensibly” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Omicron was an eye-opener, in part because people who had gotten infected with Delta seem to have almost no protection against Omicron,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:28:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans at both SoFi and the L.A. Convention Center to keep their masks on unless they’re actively eating or drinking,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with L.A. city’s requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues,” “Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “with messaging to test before the big game,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “so that all attendees can test to know their status before they enter events” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans ... to keep their masks on unless they're actively eating or drinking," "Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with LA city's requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues," "Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements" External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Los Angeles Department ) : "We thank the NFL and all the fans for taking care of each other throughout the football season and look forward to welcoming everyone to an extraordinary Super Bowl in beautiful Los Angeles," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "This downward trend is encouraging, and it signals that we're likely to have passed the peak of Omicron transmission and are beginning to see a real decline in newly infected individuals," "However ... the case numbers are still extraordinarily high" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we're finally turning the corner in the surge, we do need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk to those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey," "With high transmission, we've seen outbreaks skyrocket across every sector and corresponding staff shortages that affect operations at schools, hospitals, businesses and entertainment venues" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This downward trend is encouraging, and it signals that we’re likely to have passed the peak of Omicron transmission and are beginning to see a real decline in newly infected individuals,” “However … the case numbers are still extraordinarily high” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re finally turning the corner in the surge, we do need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk to those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey,” “With high transmission, we’ve seen outbreaks skyrocket across every sector and corresponding staff shortages that affect operations at schools, hospitals, businesses and entertainment venues” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our partnership with the NFL allows people to come together safely and experience the very best of American football,” External link

wsau Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we are finally turning a corner on this surge, we will need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk for those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans at both SoFi and the L.A. Convention Center to keep their masks on unless they’re actively eating or drinking,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with L.A. city’s requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues,” “Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The recent increase in deaths has, sadly, included a small number of our most vulnerable residents living in nursing homes,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer explained : “It means that for the people who are, in fact, ending up passing away from COVID, if they were infected with Omicron, it looks like they get hit pretty hard earlier on,” External link

thehill Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “That is the way to show your love,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It means that for the people who are, in fact, ending up passing away from COVID, if they were infected with omicron, it looks like they get hit pretty hard earlier on,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “That’s a relatively short period of time between the time somebody gets infected, gets their symptoms and then passes away,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have recognized that while many experience mild illness from COVID, there are others that will not do well if they become infected,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “those most likely to become infected often were travelers, those attending entertainment venues and those intermingling in places where many were close together while unmasked,” “Some of the recent shifts associated with widespread community transmission likely reflect the fact that we’re now seeing increased transmission among those whose jobs are putting them in close contact with others and who often live in crowded housing” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It creates significant vulnerability for increased spread, not just among children, but among all of us,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re just starting to see the distribution of the oral antivirals, one of which is highly effective, but of super limited supply. So you can’t really have scarcity in your therapeutics and talk about minimizing harm,” External link

dailynews Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Even with lower numbers of people in the hospitals this go around, our hospitals are overtaxed and under enormous strain,” External link

dailynews Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I don’t think we’re yet on the downslope,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 21, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While case numbers and test positivity are extraordinarily high, there are small decreases from last week," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 21, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While case numbers and test positivity are extraordinarily high, there are small decreases from last week," External link

patch Friday, January 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I'm hoping we have taken advantage of the fact that when a tragedy that wreaks this much devastation occurs, there are opportunities where you move forward to fundamentally fix it," External link

usaToday Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “On this national holiday where we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, we remember his deep commitment to health equity,” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “the impact of racism, historical disinvestment and social marginalization” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “As Reverend King memorably said, ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.’” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hearts and prayers are with all those mourning the loss of their loved ones from COVID,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As deaths often lag behind surges in cases and hospitalizations, sadly, the increase in deaths does not come as a surprise and tragically, we are prepared for even higher number of deaths in the coming weeks,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Because patients with COVID-associated illness are likely to be hospitalized for a longer period of time than patients with incidental COVID, any recent estimates are likely to underestimate the number of COVID-associated illness hospitalizations and overestimate the number of incidental hospitalizations,” “So we’re going to continue to monitor the trends over time to better understand the burden of COVID disease among hospitalized patients” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 16, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it’s not where we had all hoped to be at this moment in time, we’re going to need to find our reserves and continue to do our very best to slow the spread,” “It is way too risky for too many people to not continue to take precautions and to make those strategic decisions that minimize unnecessary exposures” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 16, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many people are sick for quite a while and many are hospitalized for quite a while before they pass away, so it is likely that most of the deaths we are seeing are still related to delta, although not entirely,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This means that omicron is causing not just an increase in the overall census at hospitals, but it’s also driving increases in the proportion of ICU and ventilated patients,” “And while, thankfully, this is not at levels that we saw during last winter surge, these numbers do serve as a stark reminder that, for a growing number of people, omicron is causing severe illness” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "And while it's reassuring that much of the scientific evidence to date suggests that Omicron causes milder illness for many people, particularly those vaccinated and boosted, we still have no idea what percent of those recently infected with Omicron will experience long COVID, or the likelihood of children infected with Omicron developing MIS-C after their initial infection," External link

patch Friday, January 14, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we have tools that help, there is growing frustration over the seemingly endless changes in guidance, the short supply of tests and the reality that those vaccinated and boosted may also become infected," External link

patch Friday, January 14, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "And while it's reassuring that much of the scientific evidence to date suggests that Omicron causes milder illness for many people, particularly those vaccinated and boosted, we still have no idea what percent of those recently infected with Omicron will experience long COVID, or the likelihood of children infected with Omicron developing MIS-C after their initial infection," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 14, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we have tools that help, there is growing frustration over the seemingly endless changes in guidance, the short supply of tests and the reality that those vaccinated and boosted may also become infected," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 14, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are grateful for the hard work of school superintendents, labor partners and staff, parents and students,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re in the surge, we do ask that you exercise more caution, even if you’re vaccinated and boosted,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re in the surge, we do ask that you exercise more caution, even if you’re vaccinated and boosted,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it is true that omicron is much more infectious than previous COVID strains, there are many effective strategies available for reducing transmission risks over the next few weeks,” “At the top of the list is avoiding hazardous activities where people are unmasked and in close contact with others. Gatherings should also be postponed for a few weeks, especially if there are participants who are not fully vaccinated, and everyone cannot test before getting together. Lastly, upgrading masks to those that provide a better barrier against virus particles is a commonsense step that increases our own protection along with those around us” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As the surge continues, we ask residents and businesses to continue following the public health safety measures that we know reduce spread and keep people safe,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 10, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Every resident can also do their part to protect our health care personnel and hospitals,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 10, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 10, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations,” External link

dailynews Sunday, January 9, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," External link

patch Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," "Across multiple healthcare settings, our health care personnel have given their all and been fully vaccinated at high levels for many months" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," "Across multiple healthcare settings, our health care personnel have given their all and been fully vaccinated at high levels for many months" External link

patch Saturday, January 8, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer urged : “Every resident can also do their part to protect our healthcare personnel and hospitals. Please get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible if eligible” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "With thousands of newly infected people each day, we recognize the numerous new challenges we are all facing," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 7, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Many services are strained, as workers are ill or quarantining, families are facing major disruptions trying to care for those infected or quarantining, and for countless residents, it is hard to get tested and to sort through the changing guidance," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 7, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "With thousands of newly infected people each day, we recognize the numerous new challenges we are all facing," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, January 7, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Many services are strained, as workers are ill or quarantining, families are facing major disruptions trying to care for those infected or quarantining, and for countless residents, it is hard to get tested and to sort through the changing guidance," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, January 7, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I feel really confident that this event will happen here in LA," External link

foxcarolina Friday, January 7, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "We'll work closely to enhance safety if we're still in the middle of a horrific surge," "My hope is that by the time we get to February, we're on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission" External link

foxcarolina Friday, January 7, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I feel really confident that this event will happen here in LA," External link

wrcbtv Friday, January 7, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "We'll work closely to enhance safety if we're still in the middle of a horrific surge," "My hope is that by the time we get to February, we're on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission" External link

wrcbtv Friday, January 7, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Unlike last winter's surge when overall hospital census increased pretty significantly, and we also saw that over the summer surge, now with the current surge the hospital census has remained much more stable," "This can change. ... But I do want to note that we haven't seen the same rise we saw at the beginning of the winter surge last year with our surge in hospitalizations this time" External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 7, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID,” External link

dailynews Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all of us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID," External link

patch Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all of us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly," External link

patch Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We did really really well at schools in the fall … but that will not be the case as we come back because we do in fact have the omicron variant circulating much more widely,” “We already know that it is leading to more outbreaks even over the break amongst school sports teams” External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Well-fitting and high-quality masks are an essential layer of protection when people are in close contact with others, especially when indoors or in outdoor crowded spaces where distancing is not possible. Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1 -2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles,” External link

cnn Monday, January 3, 2022 7:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1–2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 3, 2022 6:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love, and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 3, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love, and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

patch Monday, January 3, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing those they love to COVID,” External link

eagletribune Monday, January 3, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Well-fitting and high-quality masks are an essential layer of protection when people are in close contact with others, especially when indoors or in outdoor crowded spaces where distancing is not possible. Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1 -2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And while vaccines and boosters continue to offer excellent protection against severe illness and death, those most vulnerable to serious consequences should they become infected (including children under 5 not yet able to get vaccinated) need to be surrounded by additional layers of protection. This includes wearing tight-fitting and high-quality masks when around others and limiting nonessential activities,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer comentó : "La industria del tabaco ha comercializado los cigarrillos mentolados de forma desproporcionada en las comunidades afrodescendientes, así como a los LGBTQ y los jóvenes. Más del 12% de los fumadores afroamericanos del condado de Los Ángeles indicaron fumar cigarrillos mentolados, en comparación con apenas más de un 3% de los fumadores blancos" External link

prnewswire Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer frisou : "Temos muito caminho a percorrer antes que a pressão sobre os nossos hospitais diminua e menos pessoas morram a cada dia" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer comentou : "A cada hora, em média, dois de nossos vizinhos, parentes e amigos morrem de covid-19, e o vírus está muito espalhado por todos os lugares" External link

uol Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer précisé : "Ces mesures ciblées seront en vigueur pour les trois prochaines semaines" External link

msn-fr Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer précisé : "Ces mesures ciblées seront en vigueur pour les trois prochaines semaines" External link

bfmtv Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : "Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora" External link

otempo Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : “Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora” External link

istoe Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : "Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora" External link

em Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer dijo : "Estamos en una fase alarmante y peligrosa de esta pandemia aquí en el condado de Los Ángeles" External link

teletica Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer dijo : "El Covid-19 no discrimina por edad, raza o nivel de ingresos" External link

teletica Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer lancé : "Nous devons ralentir le nombre de cas qui se déclarent, il le faut !" External link

TF1 Friday, March 20, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT



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Barbara Ferrer said : “In short, the biggest takeaway from the data on fentanyl overdoses in L.A. County is that the tragedies resulting from fentanyl are indiscriminately impacting everyone, regardless of age, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, November 30, 2022 6:43:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Fentanyl’s reach is unfortunately broad, calling for a similarly broad approach to address the crisis. I am grateful for this opportunity to work in collaboration with people from many different sectors to address this important public health issue,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, November 30, 2022 5:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many are predicting these strains, which are highly transmissible, are likely to drive an increase in cases this fall and winter,” External link

dailynews Friday, November 11, 2022 10:52:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As families are about to start their holiday travel and get-togethers, it continues to be important to follow simple steps to prevent respiratory illness and COVID-19," External link

cbslocal Sunday, November 6, 2022 8:05:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “emerging variants and subvariants of the virus have played a large role in driving past surges” “We ought to prepare for the possibility of another winter surge. We want to be realistic because every COVID surge brings additional risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re nowhere near where we need to be to actually enter into the colder months, the holidays, with that sort of additional layer of community protection,” “We’re so lucky to live in this country where we have ample access to one of the best protections against serious consequences of either influenza or COVID, which are making sure that we’re getting our vaccine,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re no longer seeing a steady decline in cases,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “With the relatively low numbers of recently sequenced specimens of these new sublineages in L.A. County, there’s no one candidate that we can say with certainty that is likely to outcompete other circulating strains,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, November 1, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Because the bivalent booster has great potential for providing significantly increased protection against omicron, which is what’s circulating now, this boost to the immune system has the potential to make a big difference in reducing disruptions and heartache this fall,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I worry a lot about the potential for our death rate from COVID to rise again this winter, disproportionately affecting those who are older,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing,” External link

virginislandsdailynews Friday, October 14, 2022 11:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, October 13, 2022 10:21:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Thursday, October 13, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, October 12, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The most described symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, breathing problems, brain fog and loss of taste or smell," External link

abc7ny Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Those who had two doses of vaccine before getting COVID had an approximately 75% lower chance of getting long COVID," "While those who got three doses had an 84% lower chance of getting long COVID" External link

abc7ny Tuesday, October 11, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Because the bivalent booster has great potential for providing significantly increased protection against omicron, which is what's circulating now, this boost to the immune system has the potential to make a big difference in reducing disruptions and heartache this fall," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I worry a lot about the potential for our death rate from COVID to rise again this winter, disproportionately affecting those who are older," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing," External link

medicalxpress Tuesday, October 11, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The most described symptoms of long COVID include fatigue, reduced exercise capacity, breathing problems, brain fog and loss of taste or smell," External link

abc7ny Monday, October 10, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Those who had two doses of vaccine before getting COVID had an approximately 75% lower chance of getting long COVID," "While those who got three doses had an 84% lower chance of getting long COVID" External link

abc7ny Monday, October 10, 2022 6:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m worried about BA.2.75.2 the same way we’re worried about the proliferation of any new mutations that come along,” “It’s highly mutated, it looks very different and therefore is evading some of the protections we’ve put in place, both with vaccines and natural immunity” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we need to be cautious and [study it] because, obviously, a new strain creates more risk for all of us,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given that people over 65 face the greatest risk of severe disease if they get infected, these low numbers are a cause for concern,” “If you’re an older person, or someone who has older people in your life — at work, at home or in your community — please let them know about the importance of getting this additional protection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We certainly have had examples of people saying … ‘I got sick three weeks ago and seem to have fully recovered, and now I’ve tested positive again three or four weeks later,’ ” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “there is a greater likelihood if you were more recently infected that you’ve got some natural immunity that ought to protect you,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In some cases, people also report sudden hair loss that lasts for months,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “had a two times higher risk of death, three times higher risk of needing hospital care, and 2 1/2 times greater risk of developing heart or lung disease or problems with blood vessels and blood clotting when compared to those who had been infected just once,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “that viral transmission in L.A. County is no longer decreasing,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 8, 2022 9:56:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While the original vaccines do continue to provide significant protection against severe illness and death, it is important to know that these early vaccines may provide less protection against the transmission of the virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 8, 2022 4:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I hope we can rally as a community and make every effort to protect our most vulnerable residents,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Those numbers need to increase pretty dramatically before we get into the holiday season or we run the risk of having more transmission,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to be prepared for increases that are likely going to be associated with colder weather,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, October 7, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re in such a better place this year than we’ve ever been in the pandemic,” “But there’s a lot we still need to do to get to the end” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Tuesday, October 4, 2022 12:40:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do hear you that there are some people who have seen this as a time to really promote individual liberty and freedom, a sort of sense of entitlement, of being able to make our own rules as individuals, but that is a tiny fraction of the people,” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think that business interests need to somehow step back when we’re in the middle of a pandemic,” External link

dailynews Sunday, October 2, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It would be foolish not to be prepared for uncertainty because we’ve just seen so much uncertainty,” “This is a coronavirus. It mutates a lot. We cannot change that reality. (But) we feel very optimistic. We’ve got great tools” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “we’re in a situation where there’s threats to the healthcare system, and we’re surrounded by people getting very sick ... I think people will go ahead and comply,” “These are sensible public health precautions” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re also realistic enough to know that there’s always a place for rules to make sure that the collective good is actually able to be realized,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Both flu and COVID-19 are likely to infect more people when the days are shorter, and the temperatures are cooler,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “And while we don’t have certainty on what this winter will be like, including how much of a surge in COVID and flu we are likely to have,” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we prepare for the upcoming holidays, one strategy for reducing risk for those most vulnerable for bad outcomes should they become infected, is for everyone, including those at lower risk, to get the fall COVID bivalent booster and the flu vaccine soon,” “This is because those at lower risk, including children, can easily transmit both flu and COVID to those more vulnerable” External link

dailynews Saturday, October 1, 2022 4:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, September 29, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're all familiar with the annual updating of influenza vaccines every year. Scientists monitor flu strains around the world, and this data is used to inform how the annual vaccine should be updated," External link

startribune Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:58:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But we still need to be real about the fact the pandemic is not over,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, September 28, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The fact that we’re no longer seeing decreases in wastewater data is a reminder that transmission remains substantial across the county, and sensible precautions will help reduce risk,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, September 27, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The bivalent boosters provide protection against the subvariants that are currently circulating at the highest levels, and they’re going to be one of our best tools in planning for a safe, healthier and happier fall and winter holiday season,” External link

oregonlive Sunday, September 25, 2022 5:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The bivalent boosters provide protection against the subvariants that are currently circulating at the highest levels, and they’re going to be one of our best tools in planning for a safe, healthier and happier fall and winter holiday season,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, September 23, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When we are in a low or medium community level, the indoor masking guidance of public transit will depend on the amount of virus circulating the community as measured by the weekly case rate,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, September 23, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it is humbling to look back over the past 2 1/2 years and be reminded of the enormity of the impact of COVID on our lives,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The work ahead is to be sure that access to the new vaccines is very easy,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 17, 2022 12:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Everyone is asked to go ahead and wear that mask if you’ve been exposed for ten days after that exposure,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer asserted : “as public health practitioners we really try to align with the science,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think that’s always the issue for public health, um, and I think for all of us as a society,” “We don’t let people choose whether or not they want to wear seat belts. We don’t let people choose whether or not they’re going to smoke tobacco products in spaces where other people are because we’ve decided that the risk of those activities for our collective good, um, is worth asking people to engage in protective behaviors collectively. I think we’ve made the same decision. I mean, I presented a couple of weeks ago the mortality data on COVID, this is still not sort of a very innocuous disease. There are still steps we should all take to protect each other” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think in terms of when we might feel more comfortable, um, not asking people to take measures to really protect others when they’ve been exposed is when we feel like we really are in a place where mortality rates are super low from COVID and that morbidity is not as big a problem, either,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 15, 2022 10:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are relieved to be in this place, where there is less transmission,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, September 14, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same concept was used in updating the COVID booster to create this bivalent booster,” External link

dailynews Sunday, September 11, 2022 3:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same concept was used in updating the COVID booster to create this bivalent booster,” External link

dailynews Saturday, September 10, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We do think, particularly with the data coming in from the schools that shows a fair number of outbreaks, lots of clusters of cases, that while transmission is still elevated, good idea for everyone to have to go ahead, when they’re indoors, to put on those masks,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As public health folks, we’re going to always be, I think, a little more cautious because it’s still a relatively new disease,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer wrote : “We all have the same long-term goal in relation to COVID-19 safety measures – a lifting of existing required protocols and a return to less constraining guidance around daily activities, but only when conditions and the science indicate it is safe to do so,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Since the new booster directly targets the most dominant subvariant circulating at the moment, we’re hopeful that by getting this bivalent booster, everyone eligible will be able to have greatly increased protection against the current strains of the virus, providing increased protection, as we know, against both severe disease and even getting infected in the first place,” External link

dailynews Friday, September 9, 2022 5:53:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We are relying heavily on this community partner network and making sure that access to all of the resources people need ... information, vaccines, testing and assessment, and for some therapeutics, is easily available to everyone in the county," External link

medicalxpress Thursday, September 8, 2022 9:31:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Angeles County Department ) : “Moving into the low community level reflects minimal stress on the hospital care system in L.A. County associated with COVID-19,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, September 7, 2022 10:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “Moving into the low community level reflects minimal stress on the hospital care system in L.A. County associated with COVID-19,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, September 3, 2022 2:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “It’s possible L.A. County … could move to the low community level in this next week, should that case rate drop below 200,” External link

dailynews Thursday, September 1, 2022 3:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s possible L.A. County … could move to the low community level in this next week, should that case rate drop below 200,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 31, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “An important part of Public Health’s work is to partner with health care providers to make it as easy as possible to access these free medications for those that need them,” External link

whittierdailynews Monday, August 29, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “An important part of Public Health’s work is to partner with healthcare providers to make it as easy as possible to access these free medications for those that need them,” External link

dailynews Saturday, August 27, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “but I think it’s because we have a very large population relative to the number of cases we have,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 20, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We do believe this is a useful strategy,” External link

TorontoStar Saturday, August 20, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re cognizant that the case rate is still high, well above 200 weekly cases per 100,000 people, indicating that there’s still a lot of virus circulating,” External link

dailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the moment … there are no sub-variants or sub-lineages that are poised to circulate more widely in L.A. County than BA.5,” “This is good news, as our recent history has linked a proliferation of new strains with increased transmissibility. As we discussed before, it is likely that all of the currently circulating sub-variants have an ability to cause repeat re-infections for those who have already had COVID” External link

dailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re cognizant that the case rate is still high, well above 200 weekly cases per 100,000 people, indicating that there’s still a lot of virus circulating,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the moment … there are no sub-variants or sub-lineages that are poised to circulate more widely in L.A. County than BA.5,” “This is good news, as our recent history has linked a proliferation of new strains with increased transmissibility. As we discussed before, it is likely that all of the currently circulating sub-variants have an ability to cause repeat re-infections for those who have already had COVID” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 19, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are hoping that all school children are testing either before going back to school or in the first week of school to avoid unnecessary spread on school campuses,” External link

dailynews Thursday, August 18, 2022 2:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are hoping that all school children are testing either before going back to school or in the first week of school to avoid unnecessary spread on school campuses,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer reported : “an average of 14 deaths per day” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths continue to take family members away from those who love them,” “We do recognize the heartache that’s associated with these losses and we send wishes for healing and peace to all who have lost a loved one” External link

whittierdailynews Sunday, August 14, 2022 5:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we are thankful to see our county move to the medium community level, because we know that getting infected causes disruptions at the workplace and in the family and for some, becoming infected leads to debilitating illness, we advise caution, and ongoing use of a sensible approach for reducing the risk of exposure and preventing severe illness,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “and this is an encouraging sign that this strain is not gaining dominance in L.A. County like it did in India,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “The California Department of Public Health reports that overall hospital admissions have peaked across the state, including in Southern California,” “Their modeling predicts further declines in hospital admissions, along with some plateauing and fluctuations throughout the month of August” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s accelerating at a similar rate as BA.5,” “The question is really whether it’s going to outcompete BA.5 and really start taking over” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re paying attention to it,” “We’re watching it carefully, because it looks like it’s got some advantages in the rate at which it is proliferating. We’ll just have to see” External link

eagletribune Saturday, August 6, 2022 11:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county- and CDC-calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 for the last few days, we do remain hopeful that this number can be adjusted soon so that the county will be officially moved into the ‘medium’ community level,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, August 6, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county- and CDC-calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 for the last few days, we do remain hopeful that this number can be adjusted soon so that the county will be officially moved into the ‘medium’ community level,” External link

dailynews Saturday, August 6, 2022 2:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While this is disappointing, given that the county and CDC calculated hospital admission rate has been at or below 10 the last few days,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re hopeful that the recent declines in cases will bring the start of some declines in hospital admissions,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There are still about 2 million people in LA County who have not been vaccinated,” “We urge those who haven’t yet begun this primary series to speak with their medical provider about their concerns — and the steps that they should be taking to protect themselves from the increased risk of experiencing the dangerous outcomes that are associated with COVID-19” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The same technology has been used in a number of vaccines that are recommended routinely, including vaccines against Hepatitis B, and whooping cough,” “Because some residents are hesitant to be vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine, having a vaccine that was developed with a more traditional technology may be exactly what some residents are waiting for” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, August 5, 2022 5:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have some, we don’t have enough vaccines,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, August 3, 2022 2:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes," External link

startribune Tuesday, August 2, 2022 7:12:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It is made differently than the mRNA vaccines,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, August 2, 2022 3:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes,” External link

bangordailynews Monday, August 1, 2022 8:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also saw that those with repeat infections had a higher risk of gastrointestinal, kidney, mental health, musculoskeletal and neurologic disorders, as well as diabetes,” External link

eagletribune Monday, August 1, 2022 6:34:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Given the declines in case of hospitalization numbers, we're hopeful that the admission rate over the next few days remains under 10 new admissions per 100,000 residents and LA County is soon officially moved by CDC to the medium community level," External link

gazette Friday, July 29, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Should we see another big increase in cases and increases in hospital admissions, which we don't think is likely for the very immediate future because of the trends we're seeing… We would have to go back and reassess whether we are resetting the clock about needing to remain in high or we're gonna use some other timetable," External link

gazette Friday, July 29, 2022 10:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It's reasonable to assume that the recent decline we have seen in cases will lead to continued decreases in hospital admissions over the next couple of weeks," "Although there's no way to predict the future, the case and hospital admission status suggests that there's less transmission," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, July 29, 2022 9:11:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're on a decline right now, and it's hard for us to imagine reinstating universal indoor masking when we're on this significant of a decline," External link

medicalxpress Friday, July 29, 2022 12:15:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Should we see another big increase in cases and increases in hospital admissions, which we don’t think is likely for the very immediate future but could happen a week from now,” “We would have to go back and reassess” External link

dailynews Friday, July 29, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As I noted last week, any indication that the county would soon be moving to the ‘medium’ community level would be a good reason to not move forward with universal indoor masking, which is what we are doing today,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Two weeks ago, on July 14, CDC reported that L.A. County moved from the ‘medium’ to ‘high’ community level and according to the most recent CDC calculations, and these are what we've got posted on their data tracker yesterday, we remain in ‘high’ this week,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’ve received lots of emails and had lots of conversations with folks who are in favor of universal indoor masking and sometimes those voices get buried,” “I always welcome people making sure that we’re aware of their thoughts” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 29, 2022 3:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re feeling pretty confident we should be in that medium community next Thursday,” “But should things change, we will revisit this decision, obviously” External link

politico Friday, July 29, 2022 1:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We're on a decline right now, and it’s hard for us to imagine reinstating universal indoor masking when we’re on this significant of a decline,” External link

wsoctv Friday, July 29, 2022 1:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Any indication that the county would soon be moving to the medium community level would be a good reason to not move forward with universal indoor masking, which is what we are doing today,” “We we will be pausing and not moving forward at this time” External link

dailynews Friday, July 29, 2022 12:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We understand, as there have been throughout the pandemic, that there will be some people who will … not be in compliance,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2022 4:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We may be in a position to pause the imposition of indoor masking,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, July 27, 2022 1:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What we have learned over the course of the pandemic is that this is a dangerous virus,” External link

dailynews Monday, July 25, 2022 7:53:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Getting transmission levels down low benefits everybody, but it particularly reduces risks for those most vulnerable,” External link

eagletribune Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When people pass along misinformation that the current COVID surge is not affecting or hurting anyone, these are the people they are dismissing: our elders,” External link

eagletribune Monday, July 25, 2022 7:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are on the cusp of medium and high. It isn’t going to take much to move us back to medium level if we can get our case numbers to go lower,” “Should we start seeing a steep decline next week…we are likely to want to take a pause on moving too quickly on indoor masking, universal indoor masking” External link

eurweb Saturday, July 23, 2022 9:25:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Of all the tools we have used in this pandemic to counter the spread of COVID, indoor masking is one of the simplest, and turns out to be very effective, tools that we have that can counter rapid spread of the virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 23, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What we have learned over the course of the pandemic is that this is a dangerous virus,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 23, 2022 4:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Of all the tools we have used in this pandemic to counter the spread of COVID, indoor masking is one of the simplest, and turns out to be very effective, tools that we have that can counter rapid spread of the virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, July 22, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance," External link

mynews13 Thursday, July 21, 2022 11:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:42:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

dailynews Thursday, July 21, 2022 10:16:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

fremonttribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 5:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

muscatinejournal Tuesday, July 19, 2022 4:15:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We have a ton of transmissions right now," External link

lacrossetribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 3:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Back in May, about 5% of all deaths occurred among nursing home residents,” “Sadly, this number rose to 12% in June” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted ( about County Public ) : “we’ve always benefited in L.A. County from most people actually going ahead and complying with what we say are sensible precautions” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 19, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For many, this will feel like a step backwards. But we are not closing anything down,” “We are not asking people not to gather with the people they love. We’re asking you to take a sensible step, when there’s this much transmission with a highly transmissible variant, to go ahead and put back on a well-fitting high-filtration mask when you’re indoors around others” External link

theepochtimes Monday, July 18, 2022 2:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

polandsun Sunday, July 17, 2022 1:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

irishsun Sunday, July 17, 2022 12:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For many, this will feel like a step backwards, but requiring masks again is part of a toolkit of sensible safety precautions during a jump in cases that is reminiscent of the Delta variant-fueled surge last summer," External link

longbeachstar Saturday, July 16, 2022 10:40:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “because we triangulate data from wastewater, emergency departments and reported test results, we feel confident that we have a decent grasp on the level of spread across the county” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 9:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The reality is that because we’re living with a mutating SARS-CoV-2 virus, there remains uncertainty around the trajectory of this pandemic,” “We should not settle for the existing high rates of morbidity and mortality that disproportionately affect those most vulnerable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think we kind of owe it to each other to do whatever we can to reduce that burden, and to really acknowledge that it has disproportionately affected people who are either older, have serious underlying health conditions, or have more exposures, which tends to be people who … are our essential workers,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “are telling us that they’re feeling very strapped,” “They have staffing shortages because lots of their staff are sick with COVID and out, and they also have lots of their patients that — while they don’t need to go to the hospital — they do need medical care, and that creates some stress as well” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This helps hold the edges of the medical mask to your face and creates a better seal,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While (cloth masks are) better than wearing no mask, given that we have a highly transmissible set of variants circulating, upgrading your mask makes a big difference in the level of protection,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For people who cannot wear a mask due to a disability or medical condition, face shields with drapes that go under the chin and are attached at the bottom edge can provide additional protection,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s never too late to reverse course,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is people will go ahead and make every effort to come into compliance,” External link

theepochtimes Saturday, July 16, 2022 12:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The best way to manage the uncertainty and to reduce morbidity and mortality is to remain open to using both the sophisticated tools we now have — our tests, our vaccines, our therapeutics — and the nonpharmaceutical strategies — masking, ventilation and distancing — to layer on protections to respond to the conditions at hand,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 15, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

actionnewsjax Friday, July 15, 2022 3:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer conceded : “for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

usaToday Friday, July 15, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are not closing anything down. We are not asking people not to gather with the people they love,” External link

usaToday Friday, July 15, 2022 3:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The rising numbers do indicate that for a significant number of people,” External link

dailynews Friday, July 15, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It takes time to determine with certainty the ability of a new mutated virus to evade immunity protections to easily infect others and cause severe illness,” “Until we have a sense of how the virus is interacting with us, using sensible precautions remains a very good idea” External link

dailynews Friday, July 15, 2022 12:41:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

thegrio Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:22:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

syracuse Thursday, July 14, 2022 2:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

sunstar Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

TorontoStar Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

ABCnews Thursday, July 14, 2022 8:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news4jax Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

actionnewsjax Thursday, July 14, 2022 7:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

hjnews Thursday, July 14, 2022 1:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

dailynews Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

washtimes Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

independent-UK Thursday, July 14, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

click2houston Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

seattlepi Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:53:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

wftv Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

news4jax Wednesday, July 13, 2022 11:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “are filled with many folks that are looking for care for their COVID-related illness,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re not seeing anywhere near the devastation this summer that we saw during last winter’s omicron surge, we are seeing much higher case numbers than we saw during the peak of the delta surge,” “It’s unlikely that we are at the peak of our recent surge, given the increased circulation of new subvariants” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Although many of those hospitalized are not there because of COVID illness, the rising numbers indicate that, for some individuals, COVID remains a very dangerous virus,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Waiting until hospitals are overwhelmed is way too late to try to do much about slowing transmission,” “The time to slow transmission is actually when you start seeing indicators that you’re having more utilization at your hospitals” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, July 13, 2022 5:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given the continued increase, we do anticipate by this Thursday the county will move into that high level,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do recognize that when we return to universal indoor masking to reduce high spread, for many this will feel like a step backwards,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, July 12, 2022 11:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Universal indoor masking would be implemented across LA County," External link

business-standard Monday, July 11, 2022 4:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : "Universal indoor masking would be implemented across LA County," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, July 11, 2022 4:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We all now face a higher risk of getting COVID because there are more people infected with the virus who can transmit to others when we gather, go shopping, or attend events,” External link

dailynews Saturday, July 9, 2022 10:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t have the luxury of doing nothing,” External link

dailynews Friday, July 8, 2022 9:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If you have lesions, it’s important to not have anybody else come in contact with those lesions. So that means staying away from other people and avoiding close contact, keeping those lesions covered,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “So it may be best, for now, to take extra precautions, if you’re attending those events, to really minimize that skin-to-skin contact where there can be transmission of monkeypox,” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The hope is that sometime by late August, there’s a lot more vaccine that’s available for distribution,” “We’re going to have limited availability throughout much of the summer, which is why it’ll be targeted to those at the very highest risk” External link

eagletribune Friday, July 8, 2022 4:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our case numbers, they are staying pretty high,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, July 5, 2022 9:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given the rising number of COVID cases and hospitalizations, and the increased circulation of the more infectious BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants, it is extra important to take steps that reduce the risk of transmission especially over the long holiday weekend,” External link

dailynews Monday, July 4, 2022 10:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We cannot predict with certainty what the future hospitalization trend will look like. Hospitalizations could level off, they could even begin to decline, and that would be a great relief, or they could begin to increase more rapidly," "With the continued proliferation of new Omicron subvariants and sublineages, it's very difficult for us to accurately predict the rate of future hospitalizations" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It does remain important for all of us to use the measures that work to reduce our COVID-19 risk," "That includes, of course, vaccinations, boosters, masking, moving activities outdoors, maximizing ventilation if you're indoors, and testing and staying home if you're sick" External link

eagletribune Wednesday, June 29, 2022 8:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer acknowledged : "it's a very tough needle to thread" External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I think, deep in my heart, unless we see a new variant that evades our current vaccine protection, we are not going to need to go back to the more drastic tools we had to use early on the pandemic when we didn't have vaccines, when we didn't have access to testing, when we didn't have therapeutics," External link

eagletribune Tuesday, June 21, 2022 6:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do want to encourage everybody to use your masks now,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 16, 2022 1:30:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I do want to encourage everybody to use your masks now,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The concern with the rapidity of emerging highly infectious variants is that for each new variant, we need to reassess how much the new strain evades vaccine protection, causes severe illness, and avoids detection with current tests,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, June 14, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This sharp increase in cases and outbreaks at (skilled nursing facilities) reflects the increase in transmission in the wider community,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 12, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This sharp increase in cases and outbreaks at (skilled nursing facilties) reflects the increase in transmission in the wider community,” External link

dailynews Saturday, June 11, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we’re beginning our summer with a lot of uncertainty regarding the trajectory of the pandemic … I do remain hopeful, because we all have more knowledge, more experience and more tools than ever before that we can use to protect ourselves and those that are most vulnerable,” External link

dailynews Friday, June 10, 2022 2:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “What’s circulating right now spreads way more than anything we’ve ever seen,” “This virus mutates like crazy and is able to effectively mutate to its advantage” External link

eagletribune Thursday, June 9, 2022 6:29:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We will continue to monitor this closely to see whether or not we’ve plateaued,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This reminds us that the infection for many is not mild,” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If case numbers stabilize or decrease in the next two weeks, the rate of increase in hospitalizations could be a lot lower,” “We all have the power to take steps to reduce the amount of viral spread, which ultimately reduces the number of people that are in the hospital with a positive COVID-19 infection” External link

eagletribune Monday, June 6, 2022 8:50:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If we continue on the current trajectory … we’re likely to move into the CDC ‘high’ community level within a few weeks, towards the end of June, indicating an increased stress on the health care system,” External link

dailynews Sunday, June 5, 2022 11:40:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "There is no certainty with this date. Actual hospital admission rates could increase at a faster rate. Or if case numbers stabilize or decrease in the next two weeks, the rate of increase in hospitalizations could be a lot lower," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As we look to the near future, it reminds us that we ourselves also have the ability to influence where these numbers go. We all have the power to take steps to reduce the amount of viral spread, which ultimately reduces the number of people that are in the hospital with a positive COVID-19 infection," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "But because they are COVID positive, they do create stress on the hospital system," External link

eagletribune Friday, June 3, 2022 6:32:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Am I worried we’re going to have a massive outbreak of monkeypox? No” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 4:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Am I worried we’re going to have a massive outbreak of monkeypox? No” External link

dailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 4:14:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While these hospital metrics remain well below the threshold for ‘high’ in the CDC’s community-level framework, both our weekly case rate and the rate of increase in hospital admissions are of concern,” “If we continue on the current trajectory … we’re likely to move into the CDC ‘high’ community level within a few weeks, towards the end of June, indicating an increased stress on the health care system” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, June 3, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Testing before gathering indoors with others is one such strategy,” External link

dailynews Thursday, June 2, 2022 3:28:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

dailynews Monday, May 30, 2022 8:35:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, May 28, 2022 1:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “if we continue on the current trajectory, we could find cases and hospitalizations end up exerting stress on our hospital system in just a few weeks” External link

dailynews Friday, May 27, 2022 3:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is that as more people take advantage of the protections that continue to be offered by vaccinations and boosters, the daily deaths will remain low,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “is concerning, since it could signal that the increases that we’re seeing in our COVID cases may soon put pressure on our healthcare resources,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to do everything we can to stay out of ‘high,’” “Nobody here wants to see us move to any categorization that could possibly cause stress on our healthcare system or result in more people getting sick or dying” External link

eagletribune Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:27:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Viruses, even those we have lived with for a while, can be unpredictable,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many sensible safety measures for COVID also work for the flu,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s so easy to do the things we’re asking at this point,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 21, 2022 2:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not suggesting that people avoid gatherings,” “But we are suggesting people gather with precautions” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There’s little doubt that getting vax and booster offers the best protection against these subvariants,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to do everything we can to stay out of high,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that masks work and our hope is that with the encouragement we’ve providing that people will go back to putting those masks on,” External link

dailynews Friday, May 20, 2022 3:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “With the proliferation of highly infectious sub-lineages of Omicron, it is easier for infected individuals to unknowingly pass along the virus, resulting in many of us experiencing more spread associated with our gatherings and travel,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, May 17, 2022 2:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There are hundreds of mobile and fixed sites that offer free vaccines across the county, via appointment or walk in,” External link

dailynews Saturday, May 14, 2022 2:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As we mark the very sad reality of losing millions of people across the world to this dangerous virus, I hope we can move forward in these uncertain times with fortitude, courage and compassion and use the tools at hand to take care of not only ourselves and those we love, but those we know are most vulnerable to suffer from this virus,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, May 13, 2022 3:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "This month, there will be many opportunities for gatherings, including graduations, proms, and the upcoming Memorial Day holidays," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "For these occasions to not contribute to the increasing spread of Omicron variants, we encourage attendees to take sensible precautions that will protect you and those around you, including staying outside as much as possible and wearing a mask when indoors," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "Most importantly, those who are older and those who have underlying health conditions should be sure to get boosted as soon as eligible to maximize protection from these highly infectious, mutated variants of concern," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, May 11, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s helpful to always look at the actions we need to take in relationship with the tools we have,” External link

WashingtonPost Monday, May 9, 2022 11:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And with lots of end-of-the-year events happening, we’ll continue to see additional increases unless there’s a very big difference in the amount of protection that individual people are taking,” External link

nbcnews Saturday, May 7, 2022 1:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : "I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever- changing guidance," External link

patch Thursday, May 5, 2022 9:43:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : "I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever- changing guidance," External link

news-yahoo Thursday, May 5, 2022 5:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I do know that most everyone is tired of the pandemic, tired of wearing masks and exhausted trying to deal with the uncertainty and the ever-changing guidance,” External link

dailynews Thursday, May 5, 2022 2:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It could quickly become the dominant strain across the United States,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 30, 2022 2:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This suggests that community transmission is increasing in the areas covered by these sewage systems,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It could quickly become the dominant strain across the United States,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 29, 2022 4:23:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

nytimes Friday, April 29, 2022 2:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As the more infectious BA.2 dominates and contributes to the increase in cases in L.A. County, residents are strongly encouraged to get vaccinated and boosted if they are not up to date on their vaccinations,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, April 26, 2022 3:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

bostonglobe Saturday, April 23, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We obviously have a very dangerous virus that is still in circulation that can really wreak havoc,” External link

nytimes Friday, April 22, 2022 6:58:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Public transportation hubs that are indoors are places where A) There’s a lot of mingling; B) They’re often crowded; and C) In some of those settings, it’s really hard to have adequate ventilation,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, April 22, 2022 4:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The emergence of the BA.2 subvariant is an important reminder that the more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants to emerge, which is another reason why it remains important to take safety precautions,” External link

dailynews Sunday, April 17, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “were we to see skyrocketing cases, we might not want to wait until hospitalizations are so high before, again, we go ahead and require masking again,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not seeing an exponential growth in cases, we’re seeing sort of these steady, small increases — somewhere between 2%, 3% rise every day in cases,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hope is that it does level off,” “Our hope is that people will recognize that we’ve got a more infectious subvariant circulating, be more careful, put that mask on in these higher-risk settings, go ahead and get tested when you’re gathering, be sensible to try to avoid either a reinfection or a new infection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We may not yet be seeing a corresponding increase in hospitalizations because of the customary delay in hospitalizations increasing after cases increase,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants and subvariants to emerge,” “So this, for all of us, should be another reason why it’s important that we do increase those vaccination and booster rates” External link

eagletribune Saturday, April 16, 2022 9:51:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Part of responding appropriately is ensuring that we’re always well prepared for situations that may require additional safety and mitigation strategies,” External link

HonululuAdvertiser Saturday, April 16, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The emergence of the BA.2 subvariant is an important reminder that the more infections we have, the more chances there are for new variants to emerge, which is another reason why it remains important to take safety precautions,” External link

dailynews Saturday, April 16, 2022 12:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For any of these residents who are close contacts to COVID-19 cases, and they’re unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated, and they have not been infected with COVID-19 within the prior 90 days,” “they’re going to need to continue to follow, at minimum, the existing quarantine orders that require a minimum period of five days of quarantine” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also must wear that highly protective mask around others for the total of 10 days after last contact with the person infected with COVID 19,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “The researchers estimated that at the time of the study, which was back in late spring of 2021, 30% of L.A. County adults had been infected and 37% of children had been infected,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “can serve as an indication of the large number of infections that go unreported in L.A. County,” “This is important to understand because it gives us a sense of the true scope and impact of the pandemic” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They also offer a much safer route to this protection than getting infected,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When gathering with others, you can enjoy the beautiful spring weather and keep your gatherings outside whenever possible,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 15, 2022 6:02:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant," External link

startribune Saturday, April 9, 2022 12:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant,” External link

bangordailynews Friday, April 8, 2022 8:59:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "that's one of the largest outbreaks we've ever had at a school since the beginning of the pandemic," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Why would we see more outbreaks? Well, it's because some of the other protections that we had in place are no longer there," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "As long as there are people not wearing them, it's going to be much easier for there to be transmission," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "concerning because it represents increased transmission of the virus in school settings," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "Should we continue to see increases in the number of outbreaks at schools, we're going to work with our school partners to determine what additional safety measures are warranted," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "When you've got a person in your midst who's positive, and you put a good mask on — particularly a respirator that fits well, that filters well — and even if there's a positive person in your vicinity, you're dramatically reducing your chances of getting infected," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "If you're a person who wants to make sure you're optimally protected … go ahead and get that second booster dose," "Keeping your immune system as primed as possible is not a bad idea when you have a more easily transmitted variant that starts circulating" External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We're going to be acutely aware that this virus is unpredictable and stay prepared and do our best to minimize the tragic consequences," "I am hopeful, however, that given what we've seen and what we're doing, we should be able to avoid a really big surge" External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "During the middle of a pandemic is not the time for us to again be shortchanging our communities and their ability to do everything they can to reduce the burden of illness and death," External link

eagletribune Friday, April 8, 2022 7:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still too little data to draw conclusions about growth advantage or other properties of this variant,” External link

al Friday, April 8, 2022 3:55:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I acknowledge that these vaccines are not 100% effective and that there have been thousands and thousands of people with breakthrough cases,” “But the vaccines do provide significant protections” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 4:18:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “yesterday alone, in just one day, there were 6 new school outbreaks that were documented,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that these work to prevent further spread and they help us keep our schools open and school children and staff safe while they are on our campus,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Encouragingly, the WHO did report that in countries with high levels of vaccination — especially among those most vulnerable to COVID-19, the recent cases did not translate yet into high rates of hospitalization or death,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, April 6, 2022 2:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “really should give all of us another reason to double down on efforts to avoid getting infected as much as possible,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “Every single time we have reduced the restrictions or the levels of protection that are required, we have always seen an uptick” “Our job right now is to make sure that this doesn’t lead to a significant increase in cases because that really would be, in some ways, a step that I think is avoidable,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There’s been a lot of variation in wastewater concentration that was noted over the first two weeks in March. And it’s unclear to us right now if this is really an upward trend,” “If we see these continued increases,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is another positive sign of lower transmission — that despite the BA.2 increases that we’re starting to see — they’re not resulting yet in increases in COVID-19 related (emergency department) visits,” External link

eagletribune Sunday, April 3, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I hear a lot (of) — ‘I’m just going to wait. I think there’s going to be something better. I don’t want to keep getting a shot every four months.’ But if there’s waning protection, and you can get a shot that actually boosts your protection, and you’re a person at higher or elevated risk, it makes sense to go ahead and get that booster dose,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “that natural immunity also wanes over time,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Get vaccinated, even if you were infected, because it really helps ensure your immune system is able to respond most effectively against the threats of circulating strains of this virus,” External link

eagletribune Friday, April 1, 2022 8:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “This is double the percentage that was identified for the prior week (ending March 5),” “And given that BA.2 is more infectious than the previous omicron strains, we expect that BA.2 now accounts for an even higher proportion of COVID-19 cases in L.A. County” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The rate of decline has been slower, and this week we’re not seeing any declines in the cases,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Every single time we have reduced the restrictions or levels of protection that are required, we have always seen an uptick (in cases),” “The slowing of the decline can also be seen in some ways as an uptick” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer warned : “The truth is that given the threat of a more infectious virus circulating widely across the county, those who are unvaccinated, those that aren’t up to date on their boosters, those who are immunocompromised, those with underlying health conditions, and those with more exposures at work and in the community are at higher risk of getting infected, hospitalized and even dying,” “So taking time now to get vaccinated and boosted not only protects the person that’s going to get vaccinated, but it also reduces the risk of increased transmission across the county” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “But if you are eligible for the second booster dose and you do want to increase your chances of not getting infected with COVID-19, you may want to go ahead and get that second booster dose now,” “This is a time for everyone to use the tools at hand to increase levels of protection that can decrease personal and community risk” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It really is shameful, in the middle of a pandemic, that we’re all worrying about not having enough money to make sure that those folks with the least resources are going to have good access to what it takes to add on layers of protection from COVID,” “We should have learned a lot of lessons by now” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, April 1, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Along with the increasing circulation of the more-infectious BA.2 subvariant, everyone, especially those who are at elevated risk or live with someone at elevated risk, should wear a high-quality mask and get vaccinated and boosted," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We need to be prepared for a potential challenge in the future -- and in the near future. We don't want to be caught off guard," External link

arkansasonline Sunday, March 27, 2022 2:08:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I don’t think there’s anything illogical about looking at vaccination rates, and again, I want to stress how important it is for the workers to feel safe at the jobs that we ask them to do,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 2:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer noted : “It’s here, it’s likely to increase. I see no reason why it won’t become a more dominant strain. I don’t know how long that will take and I don’t know that it will completely wipe out BA1. We could have both of those strains circulating,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think what we’re not able to predict with certainty is what’s the impact of having more BA.2 as opposed to what we have now, BA1, on severe illness and particularly what happens in our hospitals,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These increases in cases and hospitalizations are happening while there is more BA.2 but there’s also less public health measures, and as we all know there’s waning protections for some people from the vaccines,.. and there’s still lots of people who aren’t vaccinated. So, I’d say it’s a complicated picture in front of us,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Ample access to free testing sites along with access to home test kits are key to our post surge response,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have lots and lots of community partners who will not get reimbursed as of March 22 for vaccinating and testing people who are underinsured or don’t have any insurance … ,” “So it wrecks our network immediately” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 19, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I don’t think there’s anything illogical about looking at vaccination rates, and again, I want to stress how important it is for the workers to feel safe at the jobs that we ask them to do,” “I think we really need to respect our labor unions and our workers in being able to negotiate around what creates safety for them as well,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 11:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I hope a lot of people have an opportunity to go out and cheer on our runners,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 18, 2022 3:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Public Health thanks our partners that are working to provide access to therapeutics for those high-risk individuals who are most vulnerable to becoming very ill,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 17, 2022 2:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “Transmission is still substantial here in L.A. County …. and we are not asking people to not use their masks,” “The right thing, still while transmission is substantial, is to keep those masks on at schools. Our hope is many people will keep those masks on; it offers a layer of protection that we think is still important in schools” External link

dailynews Tuesday, March 15, 2022 12:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While BA.2 is slowly increasing in the county, it still makes up a very small proportion of all sequenced cases, accounting for just under 5% of sequenced samples for the week ending Feb. 19,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “means there’s just a fair amount of virus still circulating,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m very clear about what I think is the safest way to get through the next few weeks, and that is to go ahead and keep a mask on,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “it’s still disheartening that we’re continuing to lose so many residents to COVID-19,” External link

eagletribune Monday, March 14, 2022 12:18:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Given that the new therapeutics can save the lives of residents who are at elevated risk, Public Health is working closely with partners across the county to make sure they are accessible to those who are most vulnerable to severe illness from a COVID infection,” “Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of ‘Test to Treat’ programs, especially in our under-resourced communities” External link

dailynews Monday, March 14, 2022 1:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : "Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of 'Test to Treat' programs, especially in our under-resourced communities," External link

news-yahoo Sunday, March 13, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Ekke Primauno ) : “Given that the new therapeutics can save the lives of residents who are at elevated risk, Public Health is working closely with partners across the county to make sure they are accessible to those who are most vulnerable to severe illness from a COVID infection,” “Having sites where residents can both get tested and receive appropriate medications if they are positive is essential and we look forward to working with federal and pharmacy partners to expand availability of ‘Test to Treat’ programs, especially in our under-resourced communities” External link

dailynews Sunday, March 13, 2022 12:29:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are not asking people to not use their masks. … I think people hear that we’re moving away from requiring masking to like ‘You know, it’s fine if you don’t wear them.’ That’s actually not our recommendation at all. It’s certainly not our recommendation at schools,” External link

dailynews Saturday, March 12, 2022 6:32:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “the designation at a ‘low’ community risk level doesn’t mean there’s a low rate of community transmission or reflect personal risk,” External link

dailynews Friday, March 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think people hear that we’re moving away from requiring masking to, ‘It’s fine if you don’t wear it,’ and that’s certainly not our recommendation at all, and certainly not our recommendation at schools,” “Our recommendation and the state’s recommendation is that everyone keep those masks on at schools” External link

dailynews Friday, March 11, 2022 5:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told ( about County Public ) : “We are fully open in Los Angeles County and I’m glad we’re fully open,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, March 10, 2022 7:13:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Despite the encouraging news, people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised or living in low-resourced communities continue to be at higher risk and are more likely to become seriously ill and die from COVID-19,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 11:36:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Despite the encouraging news, people who are unvaccinated, immunocompromised or living in low-resourced communities continue to be at higher risk and are more likely to become seriously ill and die from COVID-19,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “You can see that even last (week) we were on the cusp of moving to lower thresholds, and we are pretty clear that when CDC updates their dashboard we will move to low risk,” External link

dailynews Thursday, March 3, 2022 12:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The state will provide us with a framework for mitigating spread in schools that we will likely align with. Noting that as recommended by the state will also consider our counting metrics as finalizing the counties,” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, March 1, 2022 12:04:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “While those who are not, even if they’ve had a negative test result, (must) keep their masks on,” “That’s to stay aligned with the state order” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, February 26, 2022 3:45:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve made excellent progress over the past several weeks in slowing transmission and preventing hospitalizations,” “As we experience the relief associated with this progress, we’ll need to remain aware of the factors that could impede our ability to reach lower levels of risk” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is consistent with findings that while BA.2 has become the predominant variant in some countries,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s a complex set of issues that contribute to the disparities,” “It’s really clear that where you live and where you work have a significant impact on your health status — and it’s no different for COVID than it is for other illnesses we track” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Where you work also has an impact,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s not enough to just have good access to vaccines,” “Being vaccinated, if you’re a person living in a community with high rates of poverty, doesn’t provide you the same protections that it affords people living in wealthier communities. That reminds us that the work isn’t simple,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know that these lower vaccination rates are leaving children and our communities at risk — as these children can become ill, as well as unknowingly infect family members, friends, students, teachers and others,” “To stay on our path of lower transmission, and to prevent the emergence of a variance of concern, we do need to get substantially more of our residents vaccinated and boosted” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We have to address these larger issues,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 25, 2022 4:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As transmission drops and there is less virus circulating, some tools may afford significant protections against the very worst risks associated with COVID,” External link

thehill Thursday, February 24, 2022 8:09:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “There is still work to be done to reduce transmission to a level where there’s less risk,” “Despite the recent declines, transmission in L.A. County still remains high. And that can lead to continued disruptions associated with staffing shortages, reduced economic security and, tragically, higher morbidity and mortality for those who are most vulnerable” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about County Public ) : “We’re reaching the end of our devastating winter surge,” “This means that we’ve successfully reduced the spread of COVID-19 in L.A. County to a level where our health care system is able to return to customary services” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “They’re worried because they’re essential workers … and they feel like there’s just going to be too many exposures,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We need to enjoy those times when transmission is low, and really, again, be able to take our masks off when there’s not a lot of transmission,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In general, we try to align as much as possible with the state,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “had almost five times more school disruptions during the same period,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 19, 2022 6:10:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve met that milestone. And we are reaching the end of our devastating winter surge,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, February 19, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “There is still work to be done to reduce transmission to a level where there’s less risk in places where people live and gather, and sadly we’ve not yet seen a significant decline in deaths,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 18, 2022 5:45:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve layered in additional protections, knowing full well that our masking requirements allows people when they’re eating and drinking to not keep the mask on,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The issue is one of timing,” External link

theepochtimes Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We remain very encouraged by the steady declines that are seen across so many of our metrics,” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re no longer using the availability of the vaccine as a metric to consider lifting indoor masking, because it’s just too far out,” “We think that there are sensible metrics that we take into account, and that our improving case numbers really help us make sure that we are able to continue protections for workers in places where masking will be required” External link

eagletribune Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I think being cautious still makes sense,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Right now we’re really just working through a long list of implementation challenges that some sectors, that when we’ve reached out to them have presented to us, to try and make sure this can happen as swiftly as possible,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re hoping that by early next week we’ve addressed some of the implementation challenges and (can) move forward with something,” “Obviously, we’d want to give the board time to review as well, but move forward with something that would happen relatively soon” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We’re working closely with the state to figure out what conditions make it safer…” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 16, 2022 4:09:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s wonderful to be with people again, to celebrate,” “This is an amazing achievement for the Rams, and for LA County, so I’m glad we’re open, I’m glad people are trying to be sensible and protect themselves” External link

zerohedge Tuesday, February 15, 2022 8:17:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Given where we are, and the continued risk in under-resourced communities,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m not sure what enforcement people would like to see (at mega events like the Super Bowl), but we don’t enforce the masking mandate by giving citations to individual people,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:27:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s wonderful to be with people again, to celebrate,” “This is an amazing achievement for the Rams, and for LA County so I’m glad we’re open, I’m glad people are trying to be sensible and protect themselves” External link

theepochtimes Tuesday, February 15, 2022 5:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Please remember the sensible public health measures that protect us all,” External link

dailynews Monday, February 14, 2022 12:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As people prepare to watch the game either at SoFi Stadium, at a restaurant or bar, or at home with friends and family, please remember the sensible public health measures that protect us all,” External link

dailynews Saturday, February 12, 2022 11:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I want to emphasize that `post-surge' does not mean the pandemic is over or that transmission is low or that there will not be additional unpredictable waves or surges in the future that will require integrated public health measures," External link

patch Friday, February 11, 2022 6:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “So if everything goes well, some time by the end of March we should be able to more safely lift the requirements on indoor masking,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 11, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We know we’re not lifting them anytime soon,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, February 11, 2022 6:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “If there’s a way to rethink what that threshold is and not align fully with CDC, I’m completely open to that,” “What I think our team doesn’t feel comfortable with ... is an arbitrary date that’s actually not tied to the conditions in the community. And we feel like our risk is just way too big right now with the rate that we’re at” External link

eagletribune Friday, February 11, 2022 4:46:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This is not the right time to stop wearing our masks indoors and in crowded outdoor settings” External link

irishmirror Thursday, February 10, 2022 9:04:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer explained : “We should not be lifting the masking mandate when we are reporting thousands and thousands of new cases every day,” External link

nytimes Thursday, February 10, 2022 5:36:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The decline in positive tests and test positivity suggests that schools continue to successfully implement recommended strategies that limit spread, such as screening and response testing, ensuring compliance with isolation and quarantine requirements, following recommended infection control guidelines, and as required by the state, wearing well-fitting masks,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, February 10, 2022 3:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I send my heartfelt condolences to everyone mourning the loss of a loved one due to COVID-19,” “Being cautious still makes sense and doing everything we can to drive down the high rate of transmission is an appropriate goal for us to continue to embrace as a community as the steps we’re taking are helping us move in the right direction” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 6:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The decline continues if the protections are in place that help us limit transmission,” “When we remove a lot of those … we tend to see our numbers go back up” External link

dailynews Wednesday, February 9, 2022 3:37:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I will say, unequivocally, that we should not be lifting a masking mandate when we’re reporting thousands and thousands of new cases every day,” “That doesn’t make sense to us” External link

fox5sandiego Wednesday, February 9, 2022 2:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Along with the significant protection provided by vaccines and boosters, we will need to continue to layer on additional protections to protect those most vulnerable from the worst outcomes, many of which are our loved ones and colleagues,” “Numerous individuals living in hard-hit communities are low-wage workers who face multiple exposures daily at their jobs and then return to high density communities where virus transmission is easier. Recognizing that these workers are the mainstay of our economy, and our recovery, requires aligning collective actions that reduce transmission at workplaces” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Along with the significant protection provided by vaccines and boosters, we will need to continue to layer on additional protections to protect those most vulnerable from the worst outcomes, many of which are our loved ones and colleagues,” “Numerous individuals living in hard-hit communities are low-wage workers who face multiple exposures daily at their jobs and then return to high density communities where virus transmission is easier. Recognizing that these workers are the mainstay of our economy, and our recovery, requires aligning collective actions that reduce transmission at workplaces” External link

dailynews Tuesday, February 8, 2022 4:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We still have a lot of cases here, and we have a lot of transmission. And anything we can do to really help us get to a lower level of transmission, I think, is appropriate,” External link

eagletribune Monday, February 7, 2022 10:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “While vaccines and therapeutics offer powerful protection against death, even our recent numbers continue to highlight how, in comparison to other respiratory illnesses, COVID remains more deadly,” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death,” “And increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection” External link

eagletribune Saturday, February 5, 2022 5:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Clearly, despite the availability of vaccines and the dominance of Omicron, which generally causes less severe disease than prior variants (of the virus), COVID-19 deaths continue to far outstrip deaths due to other respiratory illnesses," External link

patch Friday, February 4, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "These local and national findings are important reminders that COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death, and increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection," External link

patch Friday, February 4, 2022 6:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Post surge does not imply that the pandemic is over or that transmission is low, or that there will not be unpredictable waves of surges in the future that will require integrated public health measures,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Rather, it acknowledges that we are stabilizing with consistent declines from the surge park and realigns our current public health response to meet current mitigation needs,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “When we have sustained weeks at 2,500 or less, hospital admissions feel pretty comfortable that that means they can return to being able to do most of their customary business.,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It also drives the ability of transmission to spread, to the extent that you create a very hospitable environment for the development of new variants of concern. So I think we have to still pay attention to transmission,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Clearly, despite the availability of vaccines and the dominance of Omicron, which generally causes less severe disease than prior variants (of the virus), COVID-19 deaths continue to far outstrip deaths due to other respiratory illnesses,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These local and national findings are important reminders that COVID has led to inconceivable illness and death, and increasing vaccination and booster rates offers the best hope for reducing the most tragic outcome from COVID infection,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 5:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We hope that with full approval of the Moderna vaccine, which follows full approval a few months back of the Pfizer vaccine, residents and workers are reassured about the safety and effectiveness of the mRNA vaccines distributed in the United States,” External link

dailynews Friday, February 4, 2022 2:48:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Thanks to the generosity of the NFL, residents and fans attending the Super Bowl Experience will be able to take a free rapid antigen test when they get to the event and then take home a free over-the-counter test kit to use before gathering with others on Super Bowl Sunday,” External link

wwlp Thursday, February 3, 2022 6:19:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re constantly looking at the data and trying to figure out what responses make the most sense. You know, we’re still in the surge, I think we reported over 15,000 new cases today, that’s still one of the highest numbers of new cases,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, February 3, 2022 5:24:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Most of those who are fully vaccinated and tragically die had severe co-morbidities, including being immunocompromised, and many had not received their booster dose,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It’s very possible that there can be another variant of concern in the future that can spread easily and contribute to another surge,” “Vaccines do remain our best tool for preventing COVID-19. Getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible can help us sustain the declines we’re seeing and limit opportunities in the future for new variants to arise” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “No matter how you cut this data, people who are unvaccinated are much more likely to get infected than people who are vaccinated, and especially than people who are vaccinated and boosted,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, February 1, 2022 8:24:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “For residents who are at high-risk, including those older, immunocompromised, or with underlying health conditions, gatherings can be especially risky given the still high rates of transmission,” “If you are going to gather, layering on as many protections as possible will provide good defense from possible exposure to the virus” External link

dailynews Sunday, January 30, 2022 10:23:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," External link

patch Saturday, January 29, 2022 6:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 29, 2022 5:52:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t yet know how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, January 29, 2022 3:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We don’t yet know how BA.2 might be different from other omicron lineages. And scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “In places that have already passed their peak of omicron cases, it does appear that BA.2 is causing a new surge,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And compared with other omicron lineages, BA.2 does not really have many unique mutations that would be impacting the part of the virus that’s targeted by our immune system,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re not at a low enough place, with low enough transmission, for us not to continue to be sensible about precautions,” “And my hope is that people do continue to be sensible as we get more information about BA.2” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 28, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 28, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’ve likely passed the peak of omicron transmission in LA County,” External link

ChinaPost Friday, January 28, 2022 7:25:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "with the added safety of showing a negative test and wearing a mask,” the San Francisco Department of Public Health said in a statement. San Francisco's decision was cheered by Sharon McKeeman, founder of Let Them Breathe, a California group opposing mask mandates. She said she hoped the restrictions would soon be eased for other businesses as well as public schools. “Mandates should have already been lifted a long time ago,” McKeeman said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to living for the good of our children and our social, mental and physical health instead of playing political theater with these mandates”. Ferrer said while Los Angeles County was nearing the threshold of 80% vaccination for residents 12 and older, the county still has a way to go to meet criteria for hospitalizations and overall transmission. Keeping mask and vaccine requirements in place is the best way to meet those goals, she said. “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate," External link

missoulian Friday, January 28, 2022 6:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "with the added safety of showing a negative test and wearing a mask,” the San Francisco Department of Public Health said in a statement. San Francisco's decision was cheered by Sharon McKeeman, founder of Let Them Breathe, a California group opposing mask mandates. She said she hoped the restrictions would soon be eased for other businesses as well as public schools. “Mandates should have already been lifted a long time ago,” McKeeman said in a statement. “It’s time to get back to living for the good of our children and our social, mental and physical health instead of playing political theater with these mandates”. Ferrer said while Los Angeles County was nearing the threshold of 80% vaccination for residents 12 and older, the county still has a way to go to meet criteria for hospitalizations and overall transmission. Keeping mask and vaccine requirements in place is the best way to meet those goals, she said. “I’m hopeful what with the numbers that we’ve got today, and the trends that we’re seeing, the numbers will continue to decline. I think we all have to do our part still to get those numbers down to a low transmission rate," External link

siouxcityjournal Friday, January 28, 2022 6:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We don't yet know how BA.2 might be different than other Omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility," "In places that have already passed their peak of Omicron cases, it does appear that BA.2 is causing a new surge. In places at their peak of the Omicron surge that have significant BA.2 prevalence, it doesn't appear that BA.2 is behaving dramatically different than other Omicron lineages. And compared with other Omicron lineages, BA.2 does not really have many unique mutations that would be impacting the part of the virus that's targeted by our immune system" External link

patch Friday, January 28, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "It's very possible there could be another variant of concern in the future that can spread easily and contribute to another surge," "Given the effectiveness of the FDA-authorized vaccines against at least four different known strains of the virus -- we've had Alpha, Epsilon, Delta and Omicron -- vaccines do remain our best tool for preventing COVID-19. Getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible can help us sustain the declines we're seeing and limit opportunities in the future for new variants to arise" External link

patch Friday, January 28, 2022 5:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We don’t yet now how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths remind us that the omicron variant can and does lead to severe illness and for some it remains a critical matter of life and death,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Much of the exponential growth in recent weeks has been driven by outbreaks at worksites and skilled nursing facilities,” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Were starting to see the decline. If we want to continue see the decline we’ve got to follow some common-sense practices,” “If we’re going to be gathering, hosting or attending football viewing parties, we have to do it sensibly” External link

whittierdailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 4:38:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “We don’t yet now how BA.2 might be different than other omicron lineages, and scientists will be working rapidly in the coming weeks to learn more about immune evasion, severity and transmissibility,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “These deaths remind us that the omicron variant can and does lead to severe illness and for some it remains a critical matter of life and death,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Much of the exponential growth in recent weeks has been driven by outbreaks at worksites and skilled nursing facilities,” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Were starting to see the decline. If we want to continue see the decline we’ve got to follow some common-sense practices,” “If we’re going to be gathering, hosting or attending football viewing parties, we have to do it sensibly” External link

dailynews Friday, January 28, 2022 3:49:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Omicron was an eye-opener, in part because people who had gotten infected with Delta seem to have almost no protection against Omicron,” External link

news-yahoo Thursday, January 27, 2022 6:28:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans at both SoFi and the L.A. Convention Center to keep their masks on unless they’re actively eating or drinking,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with L.A. city’s requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues,” “Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops,” External link

theepochtimes Thursday, January 27, 2022 12:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “with messaging to test before the big game,” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “so that all attendees can test to know their status before they enter events” External link

wsvn Wednesday, January 26, 2022 10:41:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans ... to keep their masks on unless they're actively eating or drinking," "Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops," External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with LA city's requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues," "Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements" External link

afp-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 9:47:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Los Angeles Department ) : "We thank the NFL and all the fans for taking care of each other throughout the football season and look forward to welcoming everyone to an extraordinary Super Bowl in beautiful Los Angeles," External link

dw-en Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "This downward trend is encouraging, and it signals that we're likely to have passed the peak of Omicron transmission and are beginning to see a real decline in newly infected individuals," "However ... the case numbers are still extraordinarily high" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we're finally turning the corner in the surge, we do need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk to those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey," "With high transmission, we've seen outbreaks skyrocket across every sector and corresponding staff shortages that affect operations at schools, hospitals, businesses and entertainment venues" External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 26, 2022 7:07:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This downward trend is encouraging, and it signals that we’re likely to have passed the peak of Omicron transmission and are beginning to see a real decline in newly infected individuals,” “However … the case numbers are still extraordinarily high” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re finally turning the corner in the surge, we do need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk to those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey,” “With high transmission, we’ve seen outbreaks skyrocket across every sector and corresponding staff shortages that affect operations at schools, hospitals, businesses and entertainment venues” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 5:15:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our partnership with the NFL allows people to come together safely and experience the very best of American football,” External link

wsau Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we are finally turning a corner on this surge, we will need to remain cautious in order to reduce transmission to a low enough level that it poses less risk for those most vulnerable and less risk for our recovery journey,” External link

ChinaPost Wednesday, January 26, 2022 3:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “At the Super Bowl, every fan will receive a KN95 mask, and safety team members will be reminding fans at both SoFi and the L.A. Convention Center to keep their masks on unless they’re actively eating or drinking,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “All of these events will comply with vaccination and testing requirements for mega-events, and for some of the smaller events, they will comply with L.A. city’s requirements for people to be fully vaccinated to enter into those venues,” “Staff will be assigned to be at all event locations that will ensure compliance with the requirements” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “Masks are required at all times to enter all of the events, to be in common areas, to purchase at concession stands and at indoor shops,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The recent increase in deaths has, sadly, included a small number of our most vulnerable residents living in nursing homes,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 26, 2022 1:50:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer explained : “It means that for the people who are, in fact, ending up passing away from COVID, if they were infected with Omicron, it looks like they get hit pretty hard earlier on,” External link

thehill Wednesday, January 26, 2022 12:55:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “That is the way to show your love,” External link

nytimes Tuesday, January 25, 2022 4:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It means that for the people who are, in fact, ending up passing away from COVID, if they were infected with omicron, it looks like they get hit pretty hard earlier on,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “That’s a relatively short period of time between the time somebody gets infected, gets their symptoms and then passes away,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Since the beginning of the pandemic, we have recognized that while many experience mild illness from COVID, there are others that will not do well if they become infected,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “those most likely to become infected often were travelers, those attending entertainment venues and those intermingling in places where many were close together while unmasked,” “Some of the recent shifts associated with widespread community transmission likely reflect the fact that we’re now seeing increased transmission among those whose jobs are putting them in close contact with others and who often live in crowded housing” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “It creates significant vulnerability for increased spread, not just among children, but among all of us,” External link

eagletribune Tuesday, January 25, 2022 7:01:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We’re just starting to see the distribution of the oral antivirals, one of which is highly effective, but of super limited supply. So you can’t really have scarcity in your therapeutics and talk about minimizing harm,” External link

dailynews Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Even with lower numbers of people in the hospitals this go around, our hospitals are overtaxed and under enormous strain,” External link

dailynews Saturday, January 22, 2022 5:13:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer told : “I don’t think we’re yet on the downslope,” External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 21, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While case numbers and test positivity are extraordinarily high, there are small decreases from last week," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 21, 2022 9:31:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While case numbers and test positivity are extraordinarily high, there are small decreases from last week," External link

patch Friday, January 21, 2022 9:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I'm hoping we have taken advantage of the fact that when a tragedy that wreaks this much devastation occurs, there are opportunities where you move forward to fundamentally fix it," External link

usaToday Thursday, January 20, 2022 2:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “On this national holiday where we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, we remember his deep commitment to health equity,” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “the impact of racism, historical disinvestment and social marginalization” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said ( about Martin Luther King ) : “As Reverend King memorably said, ‘Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health is the most shocking and the most inhuman because it often results in physical death.’” External link

thehill Tuesday, January 18, 2022 6:45:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hearts and prayers are with all those mourning the loss of their loved ones from COVID,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As deaths often lag behind surges in cases and hospitalizations, sadly, the increase in deaths does not come as a surprise and tragically, we are prepared for even higher number of deaths in the coming weeks,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 18, 2022 1:12:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Because patients with COVID-associated illness are likely to be hospitalized for a longer period of time than patients with incidental COVID, any recent estimates are likely to underestimate the number of COVID-associated illness hospitalizations and overestimate the number of incidental hospitalizations,” “So we’re going to continue to monitor the trends over time to better understand the burden of COVID disease among hospitalized patients” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 16, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it’s not where we had all hoped to be at this moment in time, we’re going to need to find our reserves and continue to do our very best to slow the spread,” “It is way too risky for too many people to not continue to take precautions and to make those strategic decisions that minimize unnecessary exposures” External link

eagletribune Sunday, January 16, 2022 4:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Many people are sick for quite a while and many are hospitalized for quite a while before they pass away, so it is likely that most of the deaths we are seeing are still related to delta, although not entirely,” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “This means that omicron is causing not just an increase in the overall census at hospitals, but it’s also driving increases in the proportion of ICU and ventilated patients,” “And while, thankfully, this is not at levels that we saw during last winter surge, these numbers do serve as a stark reminder that, for a growing number of people, omicron is causing severe illness” External link

eagletribune Friday, January 14, 2022 10:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "And while it's reassuring that much of the scientific evidence to date suggests that Omicron causes milder illness for many people, particularly those vaccinated and boosted, we still have no idea what percent of those recently infected with Omicron will experience long COVID, or the likelihood of children infected with Omicron developing MIS-C after their initial infection," External link

patch Friday, January 14, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we have tools that help, there is growing frustration over the seemingly endless changes in guidance, the short supply of tests and the reality that those vaccinated and boosted may also become infected," External link

patch Friday, January 14, 2022 7:06:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "And while it's reassuring that much of the scientific evidence to date suggests that Omicron causes milder illness for many people, particularly those vaccinated and boosted, we still have no idea what percent of those recently infected with Omicron will experience long COVID, or the likelihood of children infected with Omicron developing MIS-C after their initial infection," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 14, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "While we have tools that help, there is growing frustration over the seemingly endless changes in guidance, the short supply of tests and the reality that those vaccinated and boosted may also become infected," External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 14, 2022 6:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We are grateful for the hard work of school superintendents, labor partners and staff, parents and students,” External link

whittierdailynews Thursday, January 13, 2022 5:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re in the surge, we do ask that you exercise more caution, even if you’re vaccinated and boosted,” External link

whittierdailynews Wednesday, January 12, 2022 10:54:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While we’re in the surge, we do ask that you exercise more caution, even if you’re vaccinated and boosted,” External link

dailynews Wednesday, January 12, 2022 3:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “While it is true that omicron is much more infectious than previous COVID strains, there are many effective strategies available for reducing transmission risks over the next few weeks,” “At the top of the list is avoiding hazardous activities where people are unmasked and in close contact with others. Gatherings should also be postponed for a few weeks, especially if there are participants who are not fully vaccinated, and everyone cannot test before getting together. Lastly, upgrading masks to those that provide a better barrier against virus particles is a commonsense step that increases our own protection along with those around us” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 11, 2022 4:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “As the surge continues, we ask residents and businesses to continue following the public health safety measures that we know reduce spread and keep people safe,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 10, 2022 11:25:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Every resident can also do their part to protect our health care personnel and hospitals,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 10, 2022 8:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 10, 2022 12:39:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations,” External link

dailynews Sunday, January 9, 2022 9:29:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," External link

patch Sunday, January 9, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," "Across multiple healthcare settings, our health care personnel have given their all and been fully vaccinated at high levels for many months" External link

news-yahoo Saturday, January 8, 2022 6:35:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Keeping health care workers safe is critical to maintaining functionality across our health care facilities when surges lead to staffing shortages and rising rates of hospitalizations," "Across multiple healthcare settings, our health care personnel have given their all and been fully vaccinated at high levels for many months" External link

patch Saturday, January 8, 2022 5:56:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer urged : “Every resident can also do their part to protect our healthcare personnel and hospitals. Please get vaccinated or boosted as soon as possible if eligible” External link

whittierdailynews Saturday, January 8, 2022 2:59:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "With thousands of newly infected people each day, we recognize the numerous new challenges we are all facing," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 7, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Many services are strained, as workers are ill or quarantining, families are facing major disruptions trying to care for those infected or quarantining, and for countless residents, it is hard to get tested and to sort through the changing guidance," External link

longbeachstar Friday, January 7, 2022 2:26:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "With thousands of newly infected people each day, we recognize the numerous new challenges we are all facing," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, January 7, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Many services are strained, as workers are ill or quarantining, families are facing major disruptions trying to care for those infected or quarantining, and for countless residents, it is hard to get tested and to sort through the changing guidance," External link

xinhuanet_en Friday, January 7, 2022 10:14:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I feel really confident that this event will happen here in LA," External link

foxcarolina Friday, January 7, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "We'll work closely to enhance safety if we're still in the middle of a horrific surge," "My hope is that by the time we get to February, we're on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission" External link

foxcarolina Friday, January 7, 2022 8:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "I feel really confident that this event will happen here in LA," External link

wrcbtv Friday, January 7, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : "We'll work closely to enhance safety if we're still in the middle of a horrific surge," "My hope is that by the time we get to February, we're on the downside of seeing this massive amount of community transmission" External link

wrcbtv Friday, January 7, 2022 7:02:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Unlike last winter's surge when overall hospital census increased pretty significantly, and we also saw that over the summer surge, now with the current surge the hospital census has remained much more stable," "This can change. ... But I do want to note that we haven't seen the same rise we saw at the beginning of the winter surge last year with our surge in hospitalizations this time" External link

news-yahoo Friday, January 7, 2022 4:47:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID,” External link

dailynews Thursday, January 6, 2022 4:22:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all of us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly," External link

news-yahoo Wednesday, January 5, 2022 7:11:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "Even as transmission surges, we are seeing that vaccines are doing what they were intended to do, which is protect people from getting severely ill due to COVID," External link

patch Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all of us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly," External link

patch Wednesday, January 5, 2022 6:20:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

whittierdailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:55:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 9:39:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

news-yahoo Tuesday, January 4, 2022 5:03:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “We did really really well at schools in the fall … but that will not be the case as we come back because we do in fact have the omicron variant circulating much more widely,” “We already know that it is leading to more outbreaks even over the break amongst school sports teams” External link

washingtonexaminer Tuesday, January 4, 2022 4:30:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Tuesday, January 4, 2022 3:58:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Well-fitting and high-quality masks are an essential layer of protection when people are in close contact with others, especially when indoors or in outdoor crowded spaces where distancing is not possible. Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1 -2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles,” External link

cnn Monday, January 3, 2022 7:44:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1–2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles,” External link

theepochtimes Monday, January 3, 2022 6:49:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love, and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

news-yahoo Monday, January 3, 2022 8:08:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : "We hope that by working together to implement essential public health safety measures, we can stay safe, protect those we love, and keep our schools and businesses open," External link

patch Monday, January 3, 2022 7:51:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “Our hearts remain with those families experiencing the sorrow of losing those they love to COVID,” External link

eagletribune Monday, January 3, 2022 3:21:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer added : “Well-fitting and high-quality masks are an essential layer of protection when people are in close contact with others, especially when indoors or in outdoor crowded spaces where distancing is not possible. Although masks can be annoying and even uncomfortable for some, given that many infected individuals are spreading COVID 1 -2 days before they are symptomatic, the physical barrier tendered by a mask is known to reduce the spread of virus particles” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “The days ahead will be extraordinarily challenging for all us as we face extraordinarily high case numbers reflecting widespread transmission of the virus. In order to make sure that people are able to work and attend school, we all need to act responsibly,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer said : “And while vaccines and boosters continue to offer excellent protection against severe illness and death, those most vulnerable to serious consequences should they become infected (including children under 5 not yet able to get vaccinated) need to be surrounded by additional layers of protection. This includes wearing tight-fitting and high-quality masks when around others and limiting nonessential activities,” External link

dailynews Monday, January 3, 2022 12:44:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer comentó : "La industria del tabaco ha comercializado los cigarrillos mentolados de forma desproporcionada en las comunidades afrodescendientes, así como a los LGBTQ y los jóvenes. Más del 12% de los fumadores afroamericanos del condado de Los Ángeles indicaron fumar cigarrillos mentolados, en comparación con apenas más de un 3% de los fumadores blancos" External link

prnewswire Thursday, February 25, 2021 10:37:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer frisou : "Temos muito caminho a percorrer antes que a pressão sobre os nossos hospitais diminua e menos pessoas morram a cada dia" External link

noticias-r7 Sunday, January 31, 2021 8:00:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer comentou : "A cada hora, em média, dois de nossos vizinhos, parentes e amigos morrem de covid-19, e o vírus está muito espalhado por todos os lugares" External link

uol Thursday, December 17, 2020 8:34:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer précisé : "Ces mesures ciblées seront en vigueur pour les trois prochaines semaines" External link

msn-fr Saturday, November 28, 2020 10:57:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer précisé : "Ces mesures ciblées seront en vigueur pour les trois prochaines semaines" External link

bfmtv Saturday, November 28, 2020 9:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : "Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora" External link

otempo Saturday, July 18, 2020 3:28:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : “Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora” External link

istoe Saturday, July 18, 2020 6:54:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer disse : "Nesta semana, superamos uma barreira muito perturbadora" External link

em Saturday, July 18, 2020 5:05:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer dijo : "Estamos en una fase alarmante y peligrosa de esta pandemia aquí en el condado de Los Ángeles" External link

teletica Thursday, July 16, 2020 2:57:00 PM EAT

Barbara Ferrer dijo : "El Covid-19 no discrimina por edad, raza o nivel de ingresos" External link

teletica Wednesday, March 25, 2020 2:33:00 AM EAT

Barbara Ferrer lancé : "Nous devons ralentir le nombre de cas qui se déclarent, il le faut !" External link

TF1 Friday, March 20, 2020 1:59:00 PM EAT



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director27.03%EN09/20/201720/09/2017
county public health director5.41%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
public health director5.41%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
health director5.41%EN08/22/201722/08/2017
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executive director32.43%EN04/08/201408/04/2014
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Names Lang Count
Barbara FerrerEN91.67%
Barbara FerrerFR8.33%