COVID-19 rules are for the little people: Government gyms have been opened for months

by Dr. Eowyn

Remember House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) violating San Francisco’s COVID-19 ordinances by having her hair done in a hair salon?

While uttering the empty words that she “takes responsibility,” Pelosi did just the opposite by blaming the salon, calling it a “setup” or entrapment.

It turns out Pelosi is not the only hypocritical politician or government employee flouting COVID-19 rules.

Emma Colton reports for the Washington Examiner, Sept. 6, 2020, that gyms within government buildings in San Francisco have been open for months, despite privately owned gyms remaining closed due to the supposed pandemic.

The gyms that have been open for government employees include those for police officers, judges, lawyers, bailiffs, and paralegals, according to the report. One such gym, the Hall of Justice gym, has been open since July 1.

Daniele Rabkin of Crossfit Golden Gate told a local NBC station: “It’s shocking, it’s infuriating. Even though they’re getting exposed, there are no repercussions, no ramifications? It’s shocking.”

Dave Karraker, owner of MX3 Fitness in the Castro, said: “It just demonstrates that there seems to be some kind of a double standard between what city employees are allowed to do and what the residents of San Francisco are allowed to do. What the city has unwillingly done is created this great case study that says that working out indoors is actually safe. So, at this point, we’re just demanding that they allow us to have the same workout privileges for the citizens of San Francisco that the employees of San Francisco have.”

It’s not just government gyms in San Francisco.

Back in March, Silver Tribune reported that although gyms across America were forced to shutter their doors because of the outbreak of the Wuhan virus, one gym seems to be fully operational — the exclusive Senate gym and pool for U.S. members of Congress.

~Eowyn