Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Don't Let Petty Covid Tyrants Bring Back Mask Mandates

Having gotten a taste of what unlimited power and authority they could wield under the pretext of pandemic management, the American public health bureaucracy — aided and encouraged by Democrats at every level of government — is gearing up to reassert control over our lives, dictating what we can and can’t do, where we can and can’t go, and what counts, or doesn’t count, as an “essential business.” The reemergence of mask mandates is simply the first sign of what’s to come.

And it doesn’t matter at all to them that masks have been more or less conclusively shown not to work. Over the weekend, CNN’s Michael Smerconish confronted Anthony Fauci with a study from earlier this year, the most comprehensive and rigorous analysis of the efficacy of masking during Covid, which found that masking made no difference.

The study’s lead author, Tom Jefferson of Oxford University, said in an interview in February that there’s no evidence that masks, whether N95s or the plain cloth types, had any effect, “Full stop.” Asked about other preventative measures like hand-washing and social distancing, Jefferson said, “There’s no evidence that many of these things make any difference.”


I would say "Ai Chihuahua" but I feel it would demean what I have come to understand what is, in its own way, a noble breed of dog. Well, perhaps not quite noble, but I understand why some people love them, now. I have no problem with voluntary masks. Some people are germophobes or immunocompromised. Fine. But forcing people to do stupid things will lead to no good, and hasn't.

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