This Masqurade

Yes I’ve been waiting for over a year and a half to use that.

We’re told to ‘follow the science’ — yet some of it is just plain wrong.

SCIENCE: “[Seventy-eight percent] of hospitalizations due to COVID are Obese and Overweight people. Is there an underlying problem that perhaps we have not given enough attention to?”

There’s no graft money to be made in making people healthy and fit. If there were, the entire system wouldn’t be organized around the reverse.

Reported COVID Cases Surge In Vermont Despite Unmatched Vaccination Rates

The Top Reason I Hate Masks Is They Force Me To Live By Lies

ARIZONA SCHOOL SHOWS SHOT MANDATE ABOUT POWER, NOT THE KIDS: If it was about the kids, the building operations director wouldn’t have been demoted to being a (substitute) teacher in the classroom.

Trust the Science

Another COVID ‘Fact’ Turns Out To Be A Wild Exaggeration

Here’s Fauci Pre-Pandemic Laughing At The “Paranoid” Idea That Masking Is Effective Against Infectious Disease

INDIA’S BIGGEST STATE IS ALL BUT COVID-FREE: That’s the news from the Hindustan Times. As it happens, public health authorities in a state there that has as many people as the entire U.S. do not block use of Invermectin to treat Covid patients. Probably just coincidental, right?

Positive COVID Rates In Sweden Remarkably Low Minus Lockdowns, Vaccine Mandates

Let’s Check In With Australia & Its Endless COVID Lockdowns…Yep, Cases Are Up Big Time

Video Shows Hospital Staff Plotting to ‘Scare’ the Public on COVID-19.

Just trust us on this, peasant: WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION BUREAUCRATS: No, we won’t tell you how many of us are vaccinated.

It’s been 18 months and STILL nobody’s found it?! Scott Gottlieb: ‘Nobody Knows’ Where That Six-Foot Social Distancing Rule Came From

Choose your church wisely

Harlan Ellison wrote something in Deathbird Stories about chosing your religeon wisely because you do NOT wanna be tied to a falling property. The left just keeps doing that very thing. Take Joe Rogan. He got Covid. And the left went nuts. “He denied Gawd and now Satan is dragging him to hell” is what I heard in their crowing.

How Following ‘The Science’ Left The Realm Of Science And Became A Religion

Vindication for the Swedish model of non-coercive pandemic mitigation? Mask-free Sweden had near zero COVID-19 daily deaths in July, fared better than expected economically with no lockdowns in place.

Three Charts The Delta Variant Scaremongers Don’t Want You To See

I’ve trimmed my school list. Three schools have adopted mask mandates for subs (at al) and I’ve informed them I won’t be back until the recognize the science and stop the political fear mongering. One of them is desperate for subs and said NOTHING when I spent the day with my face hanging out. One of them is getting desperate and offered me a full time sub gig – which I turned down, much to their surprise. And when I advised one I would not be back until they changed the policy they actually THANKED me for agreeing to stay that day, as three other subs had walked out. We are VERY small potatoes in the over-all education scheme but those in the buildings who interact with us appreciate us and realize that this policy is destructive. Also, I’m still in a classroom every day at non-coercive schools.

Forbes just memory-holed an article it published by a child trauma expert warning of the alleged risks of school mask mandates

Large CDC Study Doesn’t Support Mask Mandates in Schools.

Why Forcing Unvaccinated Students To Wear Cloth Masks Is Anti-Science

To the school that is STILL insisting on using these: It Turns Out All Those Plastic COVID Barriers Might Have Made Things Worse.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Is Scrambling After Bus Drivers Quit Over Vaccine Mandate

Study: Popular Blue Surgical Masks Offer Close To ZERO Protection Against COVID (especially when worn below the nose, as about 1/3 of the students do.)

Too little too late: Of special interest: “The Peril of Politicizing Science”

And my last two: A Look At Scientific Evidence Suggesting Face Masks Damage Your Health

Anything to avoid talking about … well … you know.

I AM back in the classroom. My districts are all back to “normal” …. about 1/3 of the students and faculty are wearing masks. About 90% of the students appear to be of African descent. Just reporting.

Psaki Cannot Give a Scientific Answer About Why Vaccinated People Need Masks.

Some folks are sayin’ this was The “greatest medical screwup in history”?

This megathread does an A+ job explaining why some people are “vaccine hesitant” Explains a lot of other things too.

I’m so old I can remember when folks on the left were telling me TRUMP was a Fascist: Anthony Fauci Claims With COVID There Are No More Individual Rights.

Skip the middle-persons and go straight to the source: Johns Hopkins Professor Says COVID Infection Provides More Immunity Than Vaccines.

CDC Mask Guidance Assessments Go Under the Microscope and are Found Devoid of Science and Reason. It’s enough to make me want to start burying caches of books of STEM subjects in the backyard.

As the pandemic subsides

the fearmongers realize they need a NEW fear to monger. So we get “the Delta Variation.” More contagious, less deadly. <yawn> Maybe if they’d done it the other way around. That’ll be the Epsilon Variant. Did we skip right over Gamma? Kind of the Tito Jackson of Covid.

Elsewhere: Canadian official admits ban on in-person gatherings is to prevent spread of ‘false information.

But that’s OK because health care is FREE in Canada. Oh. Wait a minute. More Than 10,000 Canadians Died Waiting For Their ‘Free’ Healthcare.

Lockdown Effectiveness: Much More Than You Wanted To Know. Well, more than most government officials want you to know.

Zuby is now my favorite rapper.

DEADLIER THAN COVID: The Panic Pandemic.

Misinformation?

related, in case you’ve conveniently forgotten:

Some of us were never really IN a bubble

With Ohio reopening over the last several weeks I keep getting the question “how did YOU survive the ‘The Lockdown’?” My response is usually “what lockdown?” I worked. I ate. I did household tasks. I lived as normal a life as one can with 50% of the country going bat$#i! crazy. Just sayin’.

An Epidemiologist Confirms That the CDC Director Misrepresented Her Study of Outdoor COVID-19 Transmission So they didn’t follow the science?

Plexiglass Barriers Are Everywhere, but They’re Probably Useless sez the science. They were a joke at the schools that used them wherein I worked.

Here’s another way to ignore the science: EPA Ends Trump Transparency Rule.

More confusion of Science with Policy: SCIENCE IS REAL: …

Well I’ve been preaching THIS sermon for years! The Left’s Religious Faith In False ‘Science’ Echoes Soviet Corruption

Some science is quite a bit different from when I was in school: Washington middle-school science teacher has students fill out a “Wheel of Power/Privilege” because that’s what science is about now.

Oooooooooo ….. they said Lethal WE JUST GOT EVEN MORE PROOF THAT STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS LETHALLY BACKFIRED

And suddenly everybody agreed with me all along

It’s over. We’re done. There are a few LARPers left. And the superstitious will be with us always. But otherwise we’re more or less done. Bluestaters are realizing that 99% of the rest of the country has ALREADY returned to normal. So here’s a lengthy rundown of snarky articles because …. why not.

Dangerous Anti-Science Conspiracy Theorists To Continue Wearing Masks Outside

“VIETNAM TIMES THREE:” Biden’s COVID Death Toll Reaches Grim Milestone: More than 174,000 Americans have died on his watch.

SCIENCE DENIERS ABOUND: Despite CDC COVID Guidance, Some Still Require Masks.

Here’s an update about what’s happened in Texas since Biden & Dems accused Gov. Abbott of ‘Neanderthal thinking.’

Biden Gets Destroyed for Failing to ‘Follow the Science’ on COVID. “We know schools are safe, but Biden and his CDC secretly worked with the teachers’ unions to keep schools closed.”

Top CDC Official Steps Down Weeks After Emails Surface Showing Collusion With Teachers Union

A New Study Confirms That Reopening Texas ‘100 Percent’ Had No Discernible Impact on COVID-19 Cases or Deaths

WE’VE ENTERED SOME SORT OF BIZARRE HELL-WORLD IN WHICH MATT YGLESIAS IS A VOICE OF MEDIA SANITY: The media’s lab leak fiasco.

An Epidemiologist Confirms That the CDC Director Misrepresented Her Study of Outdoor COVID-19 Transmission Because “science” isn’t “policy” … nor vice versa.

BUT THEY ARE STILL DYNAMITE FOR LEFTIST VIRTUE SIGNALING. Masks Didn’t Slow COVID Spread: New Study.

BEST LINK IN THIS BATCH: When It Comes to Public Policy, “Following the Science” Is More Complicated Than It Sounds

HE FOLLOWED THE ACTUAL SCIENCE: Trump Vindicated (Again) by New Study on Hydroxychloroquine.

Parents Sent Their Kids’ Masks to a Lab and is Anyone Surprised that the Results Were Revolting?

More news on the cult

Staying 6 feet apart indoors does almost nothing to stop the spread of COVID-19, MIT study finds.

BARI WEISS: Believe Science: Get Vaccinated. Then Relax.

MARK PULLIAM: Obedience Fatigue.

DONALD J. BOUDREAUX: The Covid-19 Emergency Did Not Justify Lockdowns.  My point here, instead, is pro-science and good sense: Whatever the novelty and dangers of Covid-19, the novelty and dangers of Covid-19 lockdowns are at least arguably of the same magnitude.

JERRY STRATTON: Two weeks, and the madness of experts.

Cult Of The Mask: List Of Documented Mask Side Effects; Vexed; More! — Coronavirus Update LXIX

Follow the science and abandon the cult of Clorox.

Don’t buy the fearmongering: The COVID-19 threat is waning.

Long but worth it: Douglas Allen of Simon Fraser University has a working paper that builds on “Life-Years Lost: The Quantity and the Quality,”

Still not 100% on board here but if you’re interested: SUPERB COVID ORIGINS READING LIST: Compiled by U.S. Right to Know

THIS TOO SHOULD HAVE BEEN OBVIOUS TO ANYONE SANE:  Doctor says there’s no legitimate medical reason to mask children.

More Rona stuff

Since I spent a smidge of Birthing Person Day disagreeing over governmental over-reach with relatives…

IF YOU DON’T FOLLOW THE NEWS YOU’RE UNINFORMED. IF YOU DO FOLLOW THE NEWS, YOU’RE MISINFORMED. Survey: Relying on TV, social media for COVID-19 news leaves people less informed.

It’s time for the great unmasking: The mindless mask regime might be here to stay, unless YOU resist it.

Stanford Study Says Masks are ‘Ineffective’, Have ‘Devastating Health Consequences’

also this: Mask madness even as scientists confirm once again their uselessness. It signifies stupidity and willingness to self-panic.

and also this: IN OTHER WORDS, FORCING US TO STAY INDOORS MADE EVERYTHING WORSE:  MIT researchers say you’re no safer from Covid indoors at 6 feet or 60 feet in new study challenging social distancing policies.

Not to be outdone by Stanford and MIT, Chicago rolls in: NEW STUDY REVEALS THAT STAY-AT-HOME ORDERS BACKFIRED. HERE’S WHY

I know a lot of school officials who quietly feel this way: Americans Are Irrationally Afraid Of COVID Because The Ruling Class Has Demonized Risk

The Liberals Who Can’t Quit Lockdown: Progressive communities have been home to some of the fiercest battles over COVID-19 policies, and some liberal policy makers have left scientific evidence behind. Some?

I have believed, for some time now, that Lockdown will in due course be retro-damned as a cure worse than the disease, that at the very least went on for far too long. A generation of “experts”, all gripped by the fallacy of the risk free alternative, are going to be proved as having been very inexpert indeed. What is ending Covid is herd immunity. And what does Lockdown do? Lockdown slows down the arrival of herd immunity and prolongs the agony, in a feedback loop of yet more Lockdown. Will it ever end? I’ll believe the end of Lockdown when I see it and when the idea of re-imposing Lockdown is no longer talked about. Such are my prejudices just now.

Brian Micklethwait

also this: Government response to Covid-19 explained in a single video.

and since you’re now in viewing mode: Must Watch: Important COVID Rules To Help Keep You Alive In 2021

Covidiocy Update

C’mon, it’s been DAYS since we trod the turf.

They call it “the Covid conundrum.” Why do open states have fewer Covid cases than locked-down states? The Today Show tries to explain it away and fails in truly epic fashion.

Anybody remember Buck v Bell? What Do Mandatory Vaccination and Forced Sterilization have in Common?

Nope. Nope. NOPE! Not a thing. Vaccine Passports: When Fear Threatens Freedom.

If you’re about protecting people, why not “immunity passports.” People who have had Covid are at least as protected as people who have had the vaccine. But nobody talks about that. WHO even changed the definition of “herd immunity” to only include vaccine-derived immunity.

Most of us knew this a year ago. The 6-Foot Mandate Was Bad Science.

Wipe This: COVID Risk From Touching Contaminated Surfaces Almost Nil, CDC Says. Yet virtually every district in which I teach is wasting 10-20 minutes of every students day doing just this. And woe betide the ST that doesn’t toe the line.

There’s science. There’s the RESULTS from science. And there’s the REPORTING on the results from science. Which you gonna follow? CNN Says 10 Percent of Vaccinated Air Travelers May Catch COVID. That’s Completely Wrong.

and this: A 75-YEAR-OLD WARNING ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY ‘LISTEN TO THE SCIENCE:’ When people say “follow the science,” often what they’re really saying is “follow our plan.”

Shocker: It’s Safer To Be Outside, As Experts Say Nearly 100% Of COVID Cases Spread Indoors But CNN talking headsd still insist on double masking while working out socially distanced outside. Insanity.

related: Science Proves Fitness Protects Against COVID, But My School Makes It Impossible To Work Out 

May the Fourth be with you!

Can we be done with the Pandemic Panic Porn, please?

The COVID Panic Porn Freaks Need to Be Shamed and Silenced. “Even the states that have experienced the most onerous lockdowns are beginning to open up. Sure, New York and California are only doing it because their governors are both neck deep in trouble, but it’s still happening. What’s stunning to those of us on the pro-freedom side of things is that so many people still want to be miserable.”

Anti-science Left: Professor quits researching COVID because of hostility over his findings about low threat to children. Think of all the answers we may NEVER know.

Science is not policy. Follow The ‘Science,’ They Said. Also rarely rational.

How soon can I stop wearing my mask without the wokescolds hissing at me? CDC Director Admits Vaccinated People Don’t Carry The Coronavirus

Princess Cruise Line gave us the best numbers we STILL have …. and no one listened.

Saying the quiet part out loud: Check out this former Planned Parenthood exec suggesting Americans should only “get” their freedom back if they get vaccinated

Wake up, people: Science shows mask zealots were very, very wrong.

Trust The Science: The Blue State Surge is Real.

New study shows MORE THAN HALF of people who catch “strong Covid infection” show no symptoms at all

I quietly stopped doing this in classrooms several months ago. It’s just … insane. CDC tells businesses to ‘end hygiene theater’ because risk of being infected with COVID through surfaces is ‘low.’

And finally … MORE racism from the Left: People of color more adversely affected by COVID-19 lockdowns, study finds.