My readers and followers will know the contempt I hold for “mask mandates” by state Dictators, who think that by requiring all of their citizens to wear “face coverings” when indoors 100% of the time when people not in their household are present; and outdoors when “social-distancing” is not possible; that the spread of the virus will slow or maybe even stop. This is absurd! And today, I have finally been vindicated.
I just love the title of the post on Zero Hedge: The CDC is About to be Canceled by Google and Facebook for Covid Heresy. The reason for that cancelation? Here are a couple of quotes from the article.
The report, authored by at least a dozen medical doctors, PhD researchers, and, bizarrely, a handful of attorneys, examined how mask mandates across the US affected COVID cases and death rates.You’d think with all of the media propaganda about mask effectiveness… and all the virtue signaling, with politicians and reporters appearing on live TV wearing masks… that the data would prove incontrovertibly and overwhelmingly that masks have saved the world.
According to the CDC’s analysis, between March 1 and December 31 last year, statewide mask mandates were in effect in 2,313 of the 3,142 counties in the United States.
And, looking at the county-by-county data, the CDC concludes that mask mandates were associated with an average 1.32% decrease in the growth rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths during the first 100 days after the mask policy was implemented.
So, the effects of all those mask mandates by Blue-state Dictators on the spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus? Essentially Zero! 1.32% is well within anyone’s margin of error, and not statistically significant. Just proves that I have been correct all along.
The rest of the article details all of the adverse consequences to the Public of all the mask mandates and lockdowns, which have been severe. Here in the state of Washington, our Dictator, Stupid Jay Inslee, has had a state-wide mask mandate in place since July of 2020! It is manifest, and corroborated every day in the “new case” totals, that Masks Do Not Work to Slow the Spread of the Wuhan Coronavirus. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the people of the state are abject slaves before their Master, and dutifully wear their masks everywhere, even outdoors when they are manifestly NOT needed. I went to get my first dose of Covid Vaccine yesterday. This is the line of people ahead of me at the clinic. Outdoors, in the 40-degree cold, with about a 5MPH wind blowing. Every single person in that line, except me, was wearing their mask, and standing 6 feet apart. That line stretched all the way around the parking lot. See the lady in the red shirt? She and the person next to her were wearing their Northshore School District T-shirts. The teacher’s union has refused to return to the classroom, regardless of data stating that they are not at risk.
Will the Blue State Dictators now listen to the Great and Wonderful, All-Powerful CDC, and lift their useless Mask Mandates? My guess is that they will not.
Because Absolute Power, Once Gained, is Rarely Yielded.