Kissing used to be fun but something called COVID spoiled most of the fun. Now a new something called Omicron, we are told, is dangerous enough to again justify a suspension of kissing and our civil liberties. But the medical facts are Omicron appears to be virtually harmless. In the entire world, there is one recorded death from omicron. In the United States, not a single person has died from omicron, here we go again with the mask and vaccination mandates. Even though kissing many be more dangerous in the long run.
This is a clearly a manufactured threat. All of this on the basis of one person dead globally. On that basis, some government authoritarians are demanding that certain classes of Americans must be masked and again vaccinated or lose their livelihood and be restricted in travel.
Dr Irwin Redlener, on MSNBC said: I don’t think anyone should be allowed on an airplane – domestic or international or a train – without being able to prove they’ve been vaccinated. The doctor is a pediatrician and has been working as an advisor to Bill de Blasio, so he knows nothing about COVID.
Politicians are even worse. Congressman Eric Swalwell of California, of course, knows even less about COVID. Swalwell’s specialty is having unusual relationships with lady Chinese spies, yet he too is calling for internal COVID passports within our borders. His fellow Democrats have already introduced legislation to make that federal law.
Now DR. FAUCI said: People should, if they invite people over to their home, essentially ask and maybe require that people show evidence that they are vaccinated. You’ve got 79-year-old Joe Biden, 81-year-old Nancy Pelosi and Tony Fauci 81 all running our country with the help of 79-year-old Mitch McConnell. This is the oldest government in American history.
They have very little personal contact with young people and almost no contact with people outside Washington D.C. COVID is a big threat to them but is not much of a threat to young people. Because of the threat to them, they impose draconian rules on everyone but ignore them themselves.
All this, yet a wave of studies has questioned the effectiveness of mask mandates, vaccines and other nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) — such as lockdowns, curfews and stay-at-home orders.
Researchers from Rational Ground, which is providing resources, including data analysis, related to COVID-19, specifically looked into mask mandates and whether or not they’re effective, with results suggesting widespread mask usage has been virtually useless. The fact is, mask mandates were rolled out despite a lack of solid evidence to support their use among the general population. On the contrary, the evidence against them continues to mount.
The computer scientists, actuaries and data analysts that make up Rational Ground looked at COVID-19 cases from May 1, 2020, to December 15, 2020, in all 50 U.S. states. The results found 9,605,256 confirmed COVID-19 cases over 5,907 days in the mask mandate states. Among states without a mask mandate, 5,781,716 cases were counted over 5,772 days. This works out to:
- No mask mandates — 17 cases per 100,000 people per day
- Mask mandates — 27 cases per 100,000 people per day
As noted by Daniel Horowitz, a senior editor of The Blaze: “We can turn the numbers upside down and inside out, but no matter how we examine them, there is no evidence of masks correlating with reduced spread. … It’s self-evident that the virus does what it does naturally and follows a very mechanical pattern regardless of state policies.
NPIs, including not only mask mandates but also travel restrictions, stay-at-home orders, quarantines and lockdowns, do not reduce COVID-19 transmission and death rates, according to a working paper released by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). They stated; Virus transmission and death rates appear to follow a similar pattern throughout the world, regardless of what type of NPIs were put in place.
Some may suggest that in the case of wearing cloth masks, even if they’re not incredibly effective, “something is better than nothing.” This may not be the case. At the very least they reduce human communication. Back to my kissing reference, think where we would be without masks? Kissing more!
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Great read Mike, thanks