Overton Window: You Should Wear 4 Masks

 

On February 27, 2020, CDC Director Robert Redfield was asked at a hearing Capitol Hill whether healthy people should wear a face covering. His answer? “No.”

Two days later, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams went full Trump – never go full Trump – and tweeted “STOP BUYING MASKS!”, claiming they are “NOT effective in preventing (the) general public from catching coronavirus.”

On March 8, the government’s leading expert on infectious diseases, the un-fireable Anthony Fauci said “there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask”.

Good times.

Fast-forward to the more recent past. According to the New York Times, science-savvy political elites (read: elected officials in good standing with the New York Times) are donning not one but two masks. Dr. Monica Gandhi, quoted in the article, grudgingly concedes that “Americans will not need to be wearing masks forever,” seemingly more in sorrow than in anger.

Not content to frame the debate between wearing one mask or two, Canada’s Global News asks breathlessly “Double masking or 3-layer mask with filters? Experts weigh in as COVID-19 variants spread”.

The debate over the utility of wearing a mask became a debate over the advisability of wearing one mask or two; that debate has now become whether to wear two masks or a 3-layer mask with a filter.

All of these debates miss the fundamental truth, which is this: if you’re wearing fewer than four masks, you’re killing grandma. You heard me right: it’s every citizen’s duty to up his hygiene game, avoid visiting the elderly at all costs, social distance to the tune of 10-to-20 feet, and wear no fewer than four masks.

Does this mean getting the nation on war footing to mass-produce masks for every man, woman, and child in America? Yes, it does. It also means new educational subsidies to teach young children how to wear a mask – four masks – and like it. Sure, you could wait for Big Pharma to save the day, but the last I heard is that Pfizer’s second injection is being administered in patients’ third shoulder.

Finally, kudos are in order here to China: between its aggressive mask mandates and welding World Health Organization officials into their fully-stocked luxury suites, it’s good to know that at least one nation is taking this virus seriously.

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  1. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    When the two mask thing came out I made a few posts on sico media asking why stop at two?  Why not three or four?  I was surprised at the amount of hate I got for indicating that double masking was stupid.  A couple were all in on three or four masks, even indicated they thought they would wear a hazmat suit if they could afford one.  I pointed out that Hazmat Suits go for about $40 on Amazon and since they could not afford one we could start a gofundme or FaceBook Fund Raiser.  I have now been kicked out of the group, blocked on some people’s FaceBook and placed in FaceBook jail for a few days for some reason or other.  This is my old high school class celebrating our 40 year reunion.  I suspect I am no longer on the guest list. 

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  2. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    See this post:

    https://ricochet.com/884090/your-mask-mandate-chuckle-of-the-day/

     

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  3. Ekosj Member
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    @Ekosj

    if you don’t go to the reunion you’ll  ever find out if the cheerleaders are still cute.

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  4. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    This past week alone, Fauci has flipped, then flopped, then flipped again on Double-Masking.

    Can’t keep his story straight. Of course, last spring he was saying not to wear masks at all. Then he said he lied about that. Then he told us what level of herd immunity we needed. Then he said he lied about that, too. The man lies all the time, admits he lies, and somehow manages to continue drawing the biggest paycheck of any federal employee. He should have been fired the moment he admitted his first lie.

    Given that Fauci actually bears responsibility for this virus, I have to ask two questions: 1) why is anyone listening to him, and 2) why has he not been dragged off stage and been forced to explain his role in the development of COVID-19 and the millions of deaths around the world that he caused?

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  5. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    This past week alone, Fauci has flipped, then flopped, then flipped again on Double-Masking.

    Can’t keep his story straight. Of course, last spring he was saying not to wear masks at all. Then he said he lied about that. Then he told us what level of herd immunity we needed. Then he said he lied about that, too. The man lies all the time, admits he lies, and somehow manages to continue drawing the biggest paycheck of any federal employee. He should have been fired the moment he admitted his first lie.

    Given that Fauci actually bears responsibility for this virus, I have to ask two questions: 1) why is anyone listening to him, and 2) why has he not been dragged off stage and been forced to explain his role in the development of COVID-19 and the millions of deaths around the world that he caused?

    Because his allies are in power, and he will never be fired or bear any consequences for his behavior.  I predict that he will die in office, never retire or draw his million-dollar pension.  One thing might change that.  The Bidenist Purges might just claim him.

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  6. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    I predict that he will die in office, never retire or draw his million-dollar pension.

    Image result for World's smallest violin

    One thing might change that. The Bidenist Purges might just claim him.

    How would that happen?

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  7. Hartmann von Aue Member
    Hartmann von Aue
    @HartmannvonAue

    The Dutch are rioting in response to their CORONA related restrictions, in particular curfews. I wonder how much longer people will tolerate the mask nonsense. 

    Voor de nederlandstalige mensen:

    Celstraf voor Bredase opruiers die dreigden agent te doden en gerechtsgebouw in brand te steken: ‘Jacht was geopend’ | Breda | AD.nl

    And today at Marktkauf, in Augsburg, I saw all kinds of violations of our “Maskenpflicht” (we’re supposed to wear a specific KIND of mask in shops now…no sh…er…kidding). 

     

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  8. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    @RushBabe49

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    I predict that he will die in office, never retire or draw his million-dollar pension.

    Image result for World's smallest violin

    One thing might change that. The Bidenist Purges might just claim him.

    How would that happen?

    Purges are very common in authoritarian societies.  The “in group” can become the “out group” in a heartbeat, and that applies to government functionaries too.  If the dictator(s) suddenly decide that you are an enemy, for whatever reason, you go straight to prison or the gallows.  Everyone in that type of government must constantly watch his back, and no one trusts anyone else.  With good reason.

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  9. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    I predict that he will die in office, never retire or draw his million-dollar pension.

    Image result for World's smallest violin

    One thing might change that. The Bidenist Purges might just claim him.

    How would that happen?

    Purges are very common in authoritarian societies. The “in group” can become the “out group” in a heartbeat, and that applies to government functionaries too. If the dictator(s) suddenly decide that you are an enemy, for whatever reason, you go straight to prison or the gallows. Everyone in that type of government must constantly watch his back, and no one trusts anyone else. With good reason.

    Yeah, but Fauci? That would be like purging Hitler!

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  10. CACrabtree Coolidge
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    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    This past week alone, Fauci has flipped, then flopped, then flipped again on Double-Masking.

    Can’t keep his story straight. Of course, last spring he was saying not to wear masks at all. Then he said he lied about that. Then he told us what level of herd immunity we needed. Then he said he lied about that, too. The man lies all the time, admits he lies, and somehow manages to continue drawing the biggest paycheck of any federal employee. He should have been fired the moment he admitted his first lie.

    Given that Fauci actually bears responsibility for this virus, I have to ask two questions: 1) why is anyone listening to him, and 2) why has he not been dragged off stage and been forced to explain his role in the development of COVID-19 and the millions of deaths around the world that he caused?

    But, hey, hookups could still be considered…

    https://www.the-sun.com/news/689846/coronavirus-fauci-supports-tinder-hookups-during-lockdown/

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  11. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    I predict that he will die in office, never retire or draw his million-dollar pension.

    Image result for World's smallest violin

    I use this expression all the time and have never seen it illustrated until now. Thanks!

     

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  12. Stad Coolidge
    Stad
    @Stad

    David Deeble: Not content to frame the debate between wearing one mask or two, Canada’s Global News asks breathlessly “Double masking or 3-lawyer mask with filters? Experts weigh in as COVID-19 variants spread”.

    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades.  There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    There is starting to be a backlash against mask mandates in some state legislatures:

    https://www.newsmax.com/politics/wisconsin-masks-tonyevers-republican/2021/02/04/id/1008702/

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  13. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades. There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    I have to admit, I recently moved to a five-blade razor, and I wish I’d done it sooner. They’re awesome.

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  14. Full Size Tabby Member
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    @FullSizeTabby

    As someone who has trouble breathing through one mask, I understand that they want me to wear enough masks for me to suffocate and die. They have told me I’m useless to society,  and that my existence not only takes up resources but also is a lethal threat to others,  so it is apparent that their goal is for me either to kill myself or to die.

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  15. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone
    @DrewInWisconsin

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    As someone who has trouble breathing through one mask, I understand that they want me to wear enough masks for me to suffocate and die. They have told me I’m useless to society, and that my existence not only takes up resources but also is a lethal threat to others, so it is apparent that their goal is for me either to kill myself or to die.

    I sometimes wonder if that wasn’t Fauci’s goal from the start: to “reduce the surplus population.” Is he, perhaps, a neo-Malthusian or disciple of Ehrlich?

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  16. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades. There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    I have to admit, I recently moved to a five-blade razor, and I wish I’d done it sooner. They’re awesome.

    I’m using a Wilkinson’s Sword quattro instead of my old duals which I stuck with for decades. Like you, I wish I’d switched earlier. The difference is amazing. 

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  17. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    @HartmannvonAue

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    As someone who has trouble breathing through one mask, I understand that they want me to wear enough masks for me to suffocate and die. They have told me I’m useless to society, and that my existence not only takes up resources but also is a lethal threat to others, so it is apparent that their goal is for me either to kill myself or to die.

    I sometimes wonder if that wasn’t Fauci’s goal from the start: to “reduce the surplus population.” Is he, perhaps, a neo-Malthusian or disciple of Ehrlich?

    Lamentably this seems not only possible but probable. God save the United States. 

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Hartmann von Aue (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Full Size Tabby (View Comment):

    As someone who has trouble breathing through one mask, I understand that they want me to wear enough masks for me to suffocate and die. They have told me I’m useless to society, and that my existence not only takes up resources but also is a lethal threat to others, so it is apparent that their goal is for me either to kill myself or to die.

    I sometimes wonder if that wasn’t Fauci’s goal from the start: to “reduce the surplus population.” Is he, perhaps, a neo-Malthusian or disciple of Ehrlich?

    Lamentably this seems not only possible but probable. God save the United States.

    I’m not prepared to assign that much malevolence to Dr. Fauci. But I do assign to him that ALL he cares about is Covid statistics. He has said that if his remedies for Covid happen to cause a bunch of death and other damage due to other causes, that’s just an unfortunate outcome, no matter how many people are impacted by those other deaths and damage. Forty million people in poor mental health is to him an acceptable trade-off for a few fewer Covid deaths. 

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  19. Stad Coolidge
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    @Stad

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades. There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    I have to admit, I recently moved to a five-blade razor, and I wish I’d done it sooner. They’re awesome.

    I have to agree.  I’ve used Harry’s Shave for quite a while now.  I still have a few disposable twin blades handy in case I mess up and forget to order new blades . . .

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  20. Bob Armstrong Thatcher
    Bob Armstrong
    @BobArmstrong

    I really like the painting of Leonardo da Vinci’s Corona Lisa that accompanies this post.

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  21. Matt Bartle Member
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    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades. There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    I thought of a really old SNL ad parody. The punch line to the ad was, “Because you’ll believe anything.” The funny thing is, they were laughing at the idea of a razor with 3 blades!

    I tried to find the video, without success. I did find the script: https://snltranscripts.jt.org/75/75atriple.phtml

     

     

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  22. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    The thing that gets me about masks is this.  Virus have been around since before man walked the earth.  They have been a plague on mankind as long as there has been civilization.  There around 190+ countries on earth.  Each with at least one, maybe more departments dedicated to the health of its citizens.  So how do we get to this point and know as littles as we do about how viruses work and how to combat them?  How did something as simple as a mask be determined to be silly at first but now need to doubled masked and worn at all times?  What did these agencies do with all the time and money up to this point?

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  23. DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone Coolidge
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    @DrewInWisconsin

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    What did these agencies do with all the time and money up to this point?

    Hookers and blow.

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  24. Hartmann von Aue Member
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    @HartmannvonAue

    Stad (View Comment):

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Stad (View Comment):
    I’m reminded of the “razor Wars,” when the makers of disposable razors starting adding blades. There was even an SNL skit about a new razor that had umpteen blades – the guy could barely hold it up.

    I have to admit, I recently moved to a five-blade razor, and I wish I’d done it sooner. They’re awesome.

    I have to agree. I’ve used Harry’s Shave for quite a while now. I still have a few disposable twin blades handy in case I mess up and forget to order new blades . . .

    Aren’t Harry’s available in Wal-Mart? I know I bought some there before I switched to Wilkinson. 

     

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  25. Fake John/Jane Galt Coolidge
    Fake John/Jane Galt
    @FakeJohnJaneGalt

    DrewInEastHillAutonomousZone (View Comment):

    Fake John/Jane Galt (View Comment):
    What did these agencies do with all the time and money up to this point?

    Hookers and blow.

    Well at least they had fun because they sure did not seem to know about their subject.  

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