The damn Democrats…
There is little doubt in my mind that the progressive communist democrats were following Rahm Emanuel’s advice to “never let a crisis go to waste,” when the Democrats promoted a public panic in coordination with their propaganda partners in the mainstream media.
Screwing over ordinary Americans to ram through budget-busting legislation having nothing to do with the pandemic or actual infrastructure repair, replacement, or build-out. Legislation that is a massive wealth redistribution scheme to fund 50-years of progressive projects that could never be passed under ordinary circumstances.
Unfortunately, a paper-thin margin in Congress and an addled President following his note cards has allowed the Democrats to wreak havoc on the nation.
Exacerbated by the actions of Democrat governors who nearly destroyed their local economies with lockdowns that ended in bankruptcies and massive unemployment.
Even now, the government is incentivizing a rising tide of illegal aliens to unlawfully enter our country and to drain our dwindling healthcare, education, justice, and social welfare resources. Even now, the government is incentivizing service workers and others not to return to work by paying unemployment which exceeds an employee’s normal and customary wages.
When the fit hit the shan…
In response to this rapid decline in our economy and the growing unrest in the country, it appears that, once more, the progressives must alter course by rapidly re-opening America for business. The question of how best to do this involves lifting onerous restrictions that were preventing children from going to school, disrupting the production of goods and the accessibility of services.
So with no real change in “The Science,” the CDC has updated their guidance regarding the use of masks and social distancing.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives the “good news” at a White House Press Briefing…
Press Briefing by White House COVID-19 Response Team and Public Health Officials - May 13, 2021 (Excerpt)
Walensky: In Israel, there was a demonstrated 97 percent vaccine effectiveness against symptomatic and 86 percent effectiveness against asymptomatic infection in over 5,000 healthcare workers.
In the United States, vaccines were 90 percent effective against any infection in nearly 4,000 healthcare workers, and 94 percent effective against hospitalizations from COVID-19 in an evaluation across 24 hospitals in 14 states.
Additionally, we are accumulating data that our authorized vaccines are effective against the variants that are circulating in this country.
On this slide, you can see a study published just last week that demonstrates how effective the Pfizer vaccine is against the common circulating variants in the United States, B117, as well as other variants like B1351.
Additional studies confirmed that the Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are also effective against circulating variants.
Finally, we know that in the rare event that people get infected after a vaccine, the resulting infection is more likely to have a lower viral load, be shorter in duration, and likely less risky of transmission to others.
Considering all of these factors — the data on vaccine effectiveness, the science on our ability to protect against circulating variants, and our growing understanding of the low risk of transmission to others, combined with universal access to vaccines for those 12 and older — today, CDC is updating our guidance for fully vaccinated people.
Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing. If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic. We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.
Based on the continuing downward trajectory of cases, the scientific data on the performance of our vaccines, and our understanding of how the virus spreads, that moment has come for those who are fully vaccinated.
Now, if you are immune compromised, you will most definitely want to talk to your doctor before giving up your mask.
Also, locations such as healthcare facilities will continue to follow their specific infection control recommendations.
And lastly, this past year has shown us that this virus can be unpredictable. So if things get worse, there is always a chance we may need to make change to these recommendations.
But we know that the more people who are vaccinated, the less cases we will have and the less chance of a new spike or additional variants emerging.
If you develop symptoms, you should put your mask back on and get tested right away.
I remember when Dr. Fauci, then positioned as the foremost HIV/ADIS expert, told everybody that AIDS was going to rampantly spread in society and was an indiscriminate killer. Fauci appears to have knowingly lied to the American public about the disease's transmissibility outside the gay and IV drug-using communities. The truth is that HIV/AIDS is somewhat difficult to get outside of specific transmission paths. Did he lie to avoid stigmatizing the gays who exert a disproportional influence in politics or to pump up research dollars? Whatever he said then was manifestly wrong and designed to mislead the public into believing that AIDS could be contracted from household contact between family members. The truth is that AIDS "only transmits by exposure to infected bodily fluids such as blood, or by sexual contact."
Thus, people who are fully vaccinated against coronavirus magically no longer need to wear masks while indoors or outdoors or physical distance in either large or small gatherings.
But that’s not the whole story. If you have been following the news, the government has co-opted corporations to adopt policies and take actions that the government is prohibited from imposing. This public-private partnership following Communist China’s model of “State Capitalism” is a direct form of fascism.
So, while the government has seemingly relaxed mask standards, look for continuing restrictions in crowded government settings such as while on public transportation and in hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters, and in private settings such as entertainment venues and other corporate-controlled facilities.
The big question: can you believe the CDC?
If the CDC is right and you are fully vaccinated, you should not care whether or not other people are vaccinated because the risk of you being infected or suffering extreme symptoms is minimal. Of course, if you are immune-compromised or have significant underlying health issues, all bets are off.
Miscounting the numbers?
Imagine that! The Director of the CDC acknowledges that the numbers may be flawed. What she did not mention is the government incentivized miscounts by increasing the reimbursement for simply noting a patient “may have” tested positive or had the symptoms of Covid-19 even though untested. Perhaps why the number of Flu-related cases disappeared during the pandemic? Even paying more if a patient was put on a ventilator. Thus, the fight over what appears on a death certificate continues. Given that the government wanted to push the deadliness of the pandemic, one wonders how many of those reduced heart and cancer cases were attributed to COVID-19?
There is no doubt in my mind that the proximate cause for the CDC’s instantaneous 180-degree flip in guidance is the numerous Biden-inflicted crises that continue to cripple our nation.
In a free nation, you are responsible for yourself and your family. It is a matter of probabilities whether or not you will manifest COVID-19 symptoms. So the issue is one of calculating the risk/reward ratio and determining if the benefits outweigh the risks of adverse consequences.
Personally, since I am in the highest risk cohort for life-threatening reactions, I will continue to take prudent precautions in groups of strangers.
We are so screwed.
“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!
“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw
“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS "The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius “A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell “Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar “Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS
“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS
"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius
“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell
“Fere libenter homines id quod volunt credunt." (The people gladly believe what they wish to.) ~Julius Caesar
“Describing the problem is quite different from knowing the solution. Except in politics." ~ OCS