Six weeks ago Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky warned of “impending doom” saying COVID-19 cases, hospitalization and deaths were rising, fanning the flames of another possible deadly surge.
She made a teary emotional plea for people to continue following mask-wearing and social distancing guidelines, indicating her own fear. Her performance was thoroughly unprofessional. Imagine your family physician fearfully tearing-up while telling you how afraid he is of catching your staff infection while treating it.
Then, abruptly last week, Walensky’s CDC reversed its mask order and announced that face masks are no longer mandatory for those who’ve been vaccinated. Did the science change? Or did politics necessitate this diversion?
This reversal occurred after 22 states had already lifted mask and distancing restrictions.
Is the CDC using political science as many suspect? Remember when Dr. Anthony Fauci endorsed the “Two masks are better than one” notion to double mask because “it just makes common sense.” Then the CDC embraced the double mask directive, to guffawing Americans across the country.
“The ‘study,’ which occurred in January, was nothing more than a handful of experiments on mannequins in a contained environment. No human beings were involved in this study. And yes, it was that simple. The CDC sprayed aerosols at mannequins and slapped a science™ label on their experiments,” investigative journalist Jordan Schachtel reported at Climate Depot.
The CDC’s double mask mannequin ‘study’ is lunacy dressed up as science – 'No human beings were involved in this study' – The Dossier https://t.co/U2hbto9X0V
— Marc Morano (@ClimateDepot) February 12, 2021
Following the CDC’s most recent mask reversal, people were excitedly planning mask-burning parties, and grocery chains and big box stores announced they were lifting the mask mandates.
But not-so-fast: California Gov. Gavin Newsom apparently isn’t ready to give up mask mandates, social distancing, and lockdowns. Newsom’s bad COVID news scapegoat, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly, announced Monday that the state’s mask mandate would remain in place until June 15th, the Globe reported.
Ghaly’s directive was delivered away from the media, and without questions, as far too many Zoom press statements and press conferences have been over the past 15 months of COVID lockdowns.
However, the media significantly helped Ghaly and Newsom by interviewing and airing only those who disagreed with ending the mask mandates. In radio interviews played on-the-hour, all day Monday, many nervously told the interviewer, “it’s too soon,” giving Ghaly and Newsom the chumps they needed to enforce the mask mandate for 4 more weeks.
For many, the mask is really an emotional support blanket. Dr. Fauci told us as much when he acknowledged in a March 8, 2020 interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes: “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is, and often there are unintended consequences: People keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
That interview cast doubt on mask efficacy for many Americans, particularly when Fauci reversed/contradicted his own comments not long after.
Notably, Texas, a state of 22 million residents, reported zero COVID deaths Sunday two months after Gov. Gregg Abbott lifted business restrictions and the state’s mask mandate. President Joe Biden berated the Texas Governor for “Neanderthal thinking.”
Now that is “science.”
“California has made amazing progress in our fight against COVID-19,” Dr. Ghaly said Monday. “With more than 34 million vaccines administered, we now have among the lowest case and positivity rates in the nation.”
Well? If the science says California has the lowest case and positivity rates in the nation, wouldn’t that indicate it is safe to fully reopen and end mask wearing and social distancing mandates?
“It’s my way or the highway,” or, “because I told you too,” like an authoritarian parent.
“We urge all Californians to get vaccinated to ensure that infection and hospitalization rates remain low across the state and that we can all return to the activities we love,” Ghaly’s statement said. “Until June 15, when California plans to fully reopen the economy, California will keep our existing guidance around masks in place.”
“Science” was lacking in that statement, and just the latest random unscientific decision to keep California under lockdown restrictions and mask mandates.
If it’s just a push for more Californians to get vaccinated, despite that California has the lowest case and positivity rates in the nation, why not make that the goal, instead of ‘get masked or vaxxed.‘”
As the Globe recently reported, Dallas physician Dr. Peter McCullough said we always vaccinate to protect the individual, not someone else. Yet public health officials keep telling us we are selfish if we don’t take the shot “for others.” That’s just not “science.”
Dr. McCullough also said that those who already have had COVID have amazing antibodies. He said doctors should be doing T-cell tests on patients who think they’ve had the virus, rather than pushing them to vaccinate. “Proof of having COVID or being COVID recovered is good enough for society,” because the COVID recovered cannot give it or receive it, or get reinfected.
What happens on June 15th? Does California magically, scientifically become safer? Or will Gov. Newsom push the date out once again moving the goalposts, as he has done at least 7 times since his original lockdown order March 4, 2020, more than 439 days ago?
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