New Masks Mandate On Data From India

I admit it. I stole this article from the Victory Girls Blog. Tried to find a “legal” way to share it with y’all cause I think this is important information and they are so much more articulate than I. None of the Share buttons worked for me. (Not a member of FB, Twitter, etc, and Google+ no longer exists.) So, if they want me to take this down, No Problimo! Begin Now:

The mask guidance that was issued by the CDC yesterday is based upon little to no data. Yes, you read that correctly. As states, the federal government, and woke corporations jump back into the Mask On! even if one has been vaccinated, people started searching for the data to back this up.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government has stated that its recommendations would be guided by the data at any given time, even if that meant occasionally taking a backward step. (Of course, to what extent that’s actually happened is up for debate.) Now, with the Delta variant continuing to drive an uptick in COVID-19 cases, be prepared to mask up again at restaurants. The CDC is backtracking on its most recent mask guidance, suggesting that even fully vaccinated people should “wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”

In theory, the new guidance — which was updated yesterday and represents an about-face from May when the CDC stated that that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear a mask in most indoor settings — should have far-reaching effects: Currently, the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows that over 63 percent of U.S. counties fall into the “high” or “substantial” levels of community transmission. And those percentages have grown over the past seven days.

Keep in mind that the most prevalent test detecting COVID has now been yanked by the FDA because it is so unreliable. So it is worth asking the question, how reliable is the data showing these spikes? 

Also keep in mind that there are more breakthrough cases. I personally know of nine such cases, which sadly resulted in two deaths. All were vaccinated by the way.

Meanwhile, rational folks know that the vaccines weren’t supposed to be the full magic wand that would magically make this virus disappear. Just as with the flu, I personally figured there would be variants, and well, there are. 

We’ve had the CDC tell us that the Delta variant is concerning, yet its also not as dangerous as the original Covid. However, we are being told to put masks on in public spaces including restaurants and retail again, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

The mixed messages are a HUGE problem here. And, needless to say, those mixed messages are a major cause for vaccine hesitancy

So, where is the data that is driving this latest push? Nowhere to be found apparently. Oh wait, you can find a little bit of it via a deep search of the CDC. 

A related science brief linked on the page cites a single study from the United States when discussing the data Walensky mentioned.

That study came from researchers at Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas in the news recently for mandating all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Researchers said that the Delta variant caused a higher rate of breakthrough cases, or infections among the vaccinated.

The study is preprint, meaning it is not yet peer-reviewed. The medRxiv platform, which hosts the preprints, warns not to use such studies “to guide clinical practice.”

The CDC also cited “studies from India” that “noted relatively high viral loads and larger cluster sizes associated with infections with Delta, regardless of vaccination status.”

Wait what??? Let’s review.

One key study cited from Houston that the CDC is using hasn’t even been PEER REVIEWED?? But everyone is supposed to go back into lockdown and throw those face diapers on because the CDC says so? 

How about the fact that another study cited came from India??!!

The CDC’s reversal on viral load among breakthrough vaccinated cases is based on an Indian study involving those w/ a non-US approved vaccine. Mask mandates coming back based on research that’s inapplicable from the get-go. This is J&J-pause-level incompetence. (1/2) https://t.co/f1vrbU3ql0— Rep. Peter Meijer (@RepMeijer) July 28, 2021

Guess what folks, the vaccines India has are NOT Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. Therefore how the CDC thinks THAT study has any relevance to what we have going on here in the U.S. is beyond me. 

We need clarity on this.

Below citation would suggest that the CDC’s assertion yesterday that they have data showing vaccinated individuals can transmit delta variant due to similar viral load as unvaccinated is partially based off of…a model…using non-US approved vaccines https://t.co/pn6g1P5Sso— Alicia Smith (@Alicia_Smith19) July 28, 2021

Oh indeed we do need clarity on this. But expecting clarity from the CDC or ANYONE involved in this? Don’t hold your breath. The CDC and Fauci crew don’t do clarity. 

In this interview CDC Director says the following:

-Unvaccinated can infect the vaccinated
-Vaccinated can infect the vaccinated, which was the motivation behind reinstating mask guidelines
-Endorses vaccine passports, even though vaccinated can infect vaccinated https://t.co/Mv16XWIqRM— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) July 28, 2021

Even some of the media are trying to figure out what this means. 

Again, clarity is definitely not the CDC’s strong suit. However, that isn’t stopping federal, state, and local government entities from throwing the Mask On! flag once again. As if the face diaper is the magic cure all. Hint, it isn’t. 

This is going to backfire given all American citizens have had to deal with since March 2020. It’s already backfiring when we are seeing people such as the U.S. House attending physician dictate mask wearing while…not wearing a mask. 

Meanwhile the CDC is evidently scrambling to cover their tracks regarding the data they are using. 

And here is the real kicker: the Administration has NO EVIDENCE proving vaccinated people transmit the virus. Zero. None.

They even admit it! Read their pathetic justification: pic.twitter.com/JzxeaN6EWn— Rep. Dan Crenshaw (@RepDanCrenshaw) July 28, 2021

To put it bluntly, given this new information, why the hell should we believe the CDC? 

The CDC has proven itself untrustworthy multiple times over these last 20 months. And they want mask mandates and possibly a lockdown again? I. Don’t. Think. So.

Feature Photo Credit: child, mask by educadormarcossv via Pixabay, cropped and modified

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Describes Me To A T.

What I got today;

But they say it like I’m being punished or something.

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Great Truths

1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm, and three or more is a congress. — John Adams

2. If you don’t read the newspaper you are uninformed, if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed. — Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself. — Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle. —Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. —George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money. — G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner. —James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. — Douglas Case, Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University.

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys. — P.J. O’Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else. — Frederic Bastiat, French economist (1801-1850)

11. Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it. —Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. — Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it’s free! — P. J. O’Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other. —Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you! — Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man’s life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session. — Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap, except when Congress does it. — Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other. — Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery. — Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin. — Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. — Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly Native American criminal class, save Congress. — Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians —Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. — Thomas Jefferson

25. We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. — Aesop

FIVE BEST SENTENCES

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity, by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for: that is the beginning of the end of any nation!

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I Got FB Jail For 30 Days For Saying Masks Are Useless With Viruses

I guess as a retired Navy Corpsman I didn’t know enough about masks to have a valid opinion. But I lived through FB jail and now live without Facebook. And life is better.

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Are We Woke Yet?

Once in a while we just have to stand back in awe of our government.

The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and food stamps ever – to 46 million people.

Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals” because “the animals will grow dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves.”

Thus ends today’s lesson in irony.

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