Further COVID Madness

 

The lockdowns last March violated everything we knew about pandemics. No less an authority than Dr. Jay Bhattacharya stated this last year. Our health geniuses locked down everyone rather than urging older people and those with comorbidities to lockdown. The result was an economic downturn, the destruction of many small businesses, and widespread despair and suicides. Children, especially the poor, suffered because Zoom education is inferior to being taught in person. People like Fauci appeared unconcerned about these terrible, easily foreseeable, results of their policies.

Masks were required in many places where they have little or no effect. This is especially the case where completely useless homemade masks were acceptable. The CDC overestimated the risk of going maskless outside by a factor of 100 or more. This madness has only recently begun to recede. But we can sure that the feds will continue to require it into the indefinite future.

Now we have what is being called a vaccine. Rather than stopping when the vulnerable have had the opportunity to take it, heavy pressure is being put on everyone, even those with no risk from COVID, to take the jab. Even if the vaccine was known to be relatively safe long-term, this means that children could be harmed from a vaccine that brings them no benefit. As the risk from COVID recedes, the hysteria is being ramped up. It’s hard to believe that even our stupid medical policymakers are unaware of this. They’re either testing how far we will accept totalitarianism for our own good or they own stock in the vaccine makers. We need to stop acceding to this creeping tyranny.

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  1. Douglas Pratt Coolidge
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    As a better writer than me is saying over on NRO, these dots don’t connect.

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  2. Columbo Member
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  3. kedavis Member
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    Columbo (View Comment):

     

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  4. Front Seat Cat Member
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    Richard – the COVID virus and lockdown was Phase 1 – we are moving to Phase II – keep the fear factor going, segregate those who have the jab and those who have not through passports – privileges to those to have it – ostracize those who have not. You are right – a totalitarian regime that spans the world – pressure to take the vaccine – even babies – and control over everyone.

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  5. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    I have been wondering how things would have been different had people listened to actual practicing physicians and not the federal bureaucracy as embodied by Fauci, Birx, et al.

     

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  6. Full Size Tabby Member
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    The pressure for vaccination of younger people while the vaccines is horrible. Young people are not at risk from the disease against which the vaccine is directed. The vaccines are still experimental drugs because we don’t know about long term consequences. It is absurd for schools and hospitals to require students, young teachers, young medical staff, etc. to be vaccinated against Covid. 

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  7. JoelB Member
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    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

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  8. James Salerno Coolidge
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    I’ve noticed the same thing. Probably because in many areas, children under a certain age cannot get vaccinated yet. That says a lot about their parents. Reminds me of those dog leashes that parents put their toddlers in that were fashionable for a while. So dehumanizing.

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  9. MarciN Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It’s very strange to me too. I live in a tourist area (Cape Cod), I’m seeing it everywhere, in families who are coming here from all over the country. 

    I went on a whale watch last week with my grandson and his best friend, both ten years old, and my daughter and son-in-law. My grandson and his friend kept putting them on and taking them off, in a way that looked as if it had become some sort of habit. At one point, I wondered if the kids like wearing the masks for some reason. Is there some sort of pacifier thing happening. We were outside on the boat the entire time. 

    I have no idea what may be going on. 

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  10. Hammer, The (Ryan M) Member
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    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots.  Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

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  11. kedavis Member
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    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots. Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

    Considerate of those around them, except for their children.

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  12. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots. Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

    Considerate of those around them, except for their children.

    In 20 years this subject will make a nice dissertation about the profound psychological damage being done to an entire generation. 

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  13. kedavis Member
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots. Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

    Considerate of those around them, except for their children.

    In 20 years this subject will make a nice dissertation about the profound psychological damage being done to an entire generation.

    If anyone is capable of doing it by then.

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  14. iWe Coolidge
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    In the UK, kids are NOT masked. But unvaccinated adults indoors are.

    Apparently the virus follows the rules set by each country.

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  15. Hammer, The (Ryan M) Member
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    MarciN (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It’s very strange to me too. I live in a tourist area (Cape Cod), I’m seeing it everywhere, in families who are coming here from all over the country.

    I went on a whale watch last week with my grandson and his best friend, both ten years old, and my daughter and son-in-law. My grandson and his friend kept putting them on and taking them off, in a way that looked as if it had become some sort of habit. At one point, I wondered if the kids like wearing the masks for some reason. Is there some sort of pacifier thing happening. We were outside on the boat the entire time.

    I have no idea what may be going on.

    Marci, of course I have no idea what your relationship is like with your children (it’s always complicated!), but my first inclination would be to simply ask the grandkids:  “why are you doing that?”  

    I’ve had conversations with young people about this, and it is kind of terrifying – most of them believe some wildly inaccurate things, not just about their personal risk, but about how illnesses are transmitted, etc…  A little information goes a long way, and the reality is that there are some extremely ignorant and/or malicious individuals spreading very bad information among young people, which prompts this behavior.

    My kids don’t wear masks (they have literally never even put one on), and they understand that a) they are not at-risk of serious illness from covid or anything else, b) wearing a mask has absolutely no impact on themselves or anyone else, and c) you don’t do anything like that unless someone gives you a damned good reason to do so.

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  16. James Salerno Coolidge
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    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots. Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

    One advantage of the last year is that there are now very visible indicators for people who I need to avoid at all costs in public.

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  17. James Salerno Coolidge
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    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    My kids don’t wear masks (they have literally never even put one on), and they understand that a) they are not at-risk of serious illness from covid or anything else, b) wearing a mask has absolutely no impact on themselves or anyone else, and c) you don’t do anything like that unless someone gives you a damned good reason to do so.

    And this is how it always was, right? Don’t accept candy from strangers. Don’t do something a stranger tells you to do just because they’re an adult. My take on this is that it’s another consequence of outsourcing parenting. Hillary Clinton’s “it takes a village” collectivism BS. I think there’s far too many parents who don’t install values or critical thinking in their children. It’s the teacher’s job, or the TV’s job, or the iPad’s job…

    It’s no wonder the kids end up so confused and afraid. 

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  18. Full Size Tabby Member
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    The 3rd grade son of some friends of ours wears his in school (where masks are now optional) because he knows he is prone to making unkind faces and snarky comments to or about the teacher, and a mask that blocks them keeps him out of trouble. :)

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  19. Ammo.com Member
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    Richard Easton:

    They’re either testing how far we will accept totalitarianism for our own good or they own stock in the vaccine makers.

    They’re not just testing. By accepting this, Americans are being conditioned to accept the next authoritarian measure. It will also be sold as being necessary for our own safety, and it will make people even poorer. Can’t wait to see what it is.

     

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  20. MarciN Member
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    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    MarciN (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It’s very strange to me too. I live in a tourist area (Cape Cod), I’m seeing it everywhere, in families who are coming here from all over the country.

    I went on a whale watch last week with my grandson and his best friend, both ten years old, and my daughter and son-in-law. My grandson and his friend kept putting them on and taking them off, in a way that looked as if it had become some sort of habit. At one point, I wondered if the kids like wearing the masks for some reason. Is there some sort of pacifier thing happening. We were outside on the boat the entire time.

    I have no idea what may be going on.

    Marci, of course I have no idea what your relationship is like with your children (it’s always complicated!), but my first inclination would be to simply ask the grandkids: “why are you doing that?”

    I’ve had conversations with young people about this, and it is kind of terrifying – most of them believe some wildly inaccurate things, not just about their personal risk, but about how illnesses are transmitted, etc… A little information goes a long way, and the reality is that there are some extremely ignorant and/or malicious individuals spreading very bad information among young people, which prompts this behavior.

    My kids don’t wear masks (they have literally never even put one on), and they understand that a) they are not at-risk of serious illness from covid or anything else, b) wearing a mask has absolutely no impact on themselves or anyone else, and c) you don’t do anything like that unless someone gives you a damned good reason to do so.

    Really good advice. Thank you. 

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  21. ddavewes Member
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    I’ve long thought that my parent’s generation was permanently scarred as a result of living through the Great Depression.

    I fear that today’s youth will be similarly scarred having been raised in the Covid era with its over-the-top fear mongering.

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  22. kedavis Member
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    James Salerno (View Comment):

    Hammer, The (Ryan M) (View Comment):

    JoelB (View Comment):

    It seems everywhere I go, I see adults going maskless while the children with them are masked. What’s up with that?

    It tells you that those people are idiots. Nice of them to broadcast it so loudly, no?

    One advantage of the last year is that there are now very visible indicators for people who I need to avoid at all costs in public.

    Hank Hill of “King Of The Hill” once said something like, “The good thing about all this tattooing and piercing stuff, is you can tell someone isn’t right just by looking at them.”

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  23. Hammer, The (Ryan M) Member
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    Ammo.com (View Comment):

    Richard Easton:

    They’re either testing how far we will accept totalitarianism for our own good or they own stock in the vaccine makers.

    They’re not just testing. By accepting this, Americans are being conditioned to accept the next authoritarian measure. It will also be sold as being necessary for our own safety, and it will make people even poorer. Can’t wait to see what it is.

    This from the Florida judge who recently ruled that mask mandates are unconstitutional:

    And there is this warning from William Pitt the Younger, roughly paraphrasing a similar sentiment in John Milton’s Paradise Lost: “Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.”

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