covering for the failure of masks to stop covid by ascribing "no cost" to wearing them fails in the face of the evidence
Back in 2020 a colleague exclaimed to me that wearing a mask was "not a big ask!"
If I could go back in time, knowing what I know now, I'd retort that demanding that we wear them for hours of every day for TWO YEARS is, in fact, a very big ask.
I read the surgeon study in March of 2020, among others, and knew the masks were nothing more than a psyop so I never once wore one. No one wants to hear that, I know. But I post as a reminder to always do your own research, make a decision and don't just follow the crowd. What we did to children for two years is beyond unforgivable. No one considered the many downsides.
>>>as a performative symbol of social signaling
It was never about anything but that
The greatest signal that it was always religious and never scientific is that you could pose a myriad of arguments just like this and no amount of them would change the position of the adherent.
Both that they were useless and harmful, and both most especially for young kids, was painfully obvious from pretty much the beginning. I am proud to say I've never put a mask on my young kids through the whole thing. I even, at great personal cost, pulled them from school and homeschooled because I would not do so. 👍
Too bad so many people don't even know that they are out of field when talking about masks. Doctors, economists, biologists...and even the epidemiologist chick!
Who are in field? Anyone who understands that masks wick moisture and droplets evaporate quickly in masks. You know, physicists...and maybe a few engineers.
Not the CDC. Not NIOSH. Not the AMA. They are clowns when they discuss masking.
Doofus: Well, doctors wear masks to prevent infection.
Physicist: And people carry rabbits' feet, too. If you carry a rabbit's foot when you mask, you double your protection!
“it’s really not a big deal. do it for me. even if it works a little or makes people feel better, where is the harm? why not try?”
IS WHAT A CHILD ABUSER SAYS.
Exactly why I raged at my son's public school board directors, superintendent, and administrators during the public comment portion of the school board meeting (I was labeled a right-winged terrorist after my outburst. I pulled my mask down under my chin so I was also labeled dangerous). It's exactly why I quit my job at said public school because I would not abuse elementary school children. It had and still has nothing to do with health. Anything the government touches is fraut with evil.
I actually found masking very helpful. It was an easy way to tell the real scientists who actually put evidence over politics vs. those who were willing to go along with a narrative as long it served their political interests. The preponderance of evidence against masking effectiveness was so stark that it was obvious that the scientists who supported this were either incompetent or disingenuous. That's how I could tell the CDC had become a propaganda machine, because they produced nonsense "studies" like the Missouri hairdressers instead of running proper RCTs to actually determine if this was a viable intervention.
Of all the absurd outrages perpetrated in the name Covid, what has been done to the children is the most infuriating.
I'm not sure my blood will ever stop boiling.
“Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.”
~ H. L. Mencken, Prejudices: First Series
One of my guiding principles is that if it's on a roadside sign, it's probably crap. I recall the visceral annoyance I felt when I saw, "It's a small ask!" on signs in Rochester, NY. The most basic, simplistic, engineering analysis on the actions a mask could perform--either a semi-permeable membrane or an impermeable membrane--show it as folly. The lunacy of keeping a nice, warm, bacteria substrate on your mouth and nose? What's the worse that could happen?
Don't forget masking on planes.
"Why are customers so unruly lately?"
Remove the masks -
Unruly air passenger incidents in America have hit their lowest level since 2020 just one week after the government dropped the mask mandate on public transport.
The Federal Aviation Administration recorded 1.9 incidents per 10,000 flights during the week ending April 24. This is down from 4.4 a week earlier.
The mask mandate was dropped on April 18.
It’s truly disheartening to see how many STILL cling to the belief that masks have value re COVID. Whether through fear, virtue signalling or peer pressure.. what’s it going to take to deprogram the population?
As always, thank you for you insightful essays 🙏🏼
First, the cat in the mask picture. No, I repeat, no self-respecting cat would submit to this sort of stupidity. 🙀
Thanks however. None of it surprises me. I am admin at Doc office. I am required to say “wear a mask” when assisting a patient. It sticks in my throat. Today more than ever. Not unique unfortunately is the comment I got back this morning: “I’m glad your office is still masking”. I HAVE taken to having fun with my phrasing in response “My doctors BELIEVE in masks.”. I sincerely say that almost every time. Two of my docs even look really smug in their high class expensive versions. Hmmmm.
I have long guessed at CO2 levels but have not had the documentation. Thanks for posting.
We withdrew our son from NJ public school in October, 5 weeks into the school year. He was having difficulty focusing, was getting headaches and his grades were suffering. He is so much happier now, doing very well in his online school and making new like-minded friends. Masks are optional again in the public schools, but he's definitely not going back!
I have always seen covid/masks in a monster-under-the-bed scenario. Some of you may have been comforted by the "fact" that you're safe under the covers because monsters can't penetrate covers. In reality, you were safe because there were no monsters under the bed.