Wednesday, July 21, 2021

How COVID-19 Misinformation was Spread by the ‘experts’; Biden Official Sees Return of Mask Mandates as ‘very reasonable’, and other C-Virus related stories

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How COVID-19 misinformation was spread by the ‘experts’:
In the 1950s, there was a quiz show called “To Tell the Truth.” It has been reborn several times but retained its original format. A celebrity panel would try to discover which one of three contestants was telling the truth, as all claimed to be the same person with identical backgrounds.
I thought of that show in relation to the conflicting stories and claims that have come from “experts” during the last 16 months of the pandemic. People, including two U.S. presidents, Dr. Anthony Fauci, chief medical adviser to the president, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-general of the World Health Organization, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have all made statements which, at the time, they claimed were accurate and based on science, but turned out to be inaccurate.
Dr. Ghebreyesus initially dismissed allegations the virus originated in a Wuhan, China laboratory, as “extremely unlikely.” Now, he says, he was “premature” to rule out a lab leak.
Dr. Fauci at first called mask-wearing ineffective. In an email to Sylvia Burwell, the HHS Secretary in the Obama administration, Fauci wrote: “Masks are really for infected people to prevent them from spreading infection to people who are not infected rather than protecting uninfected people from acquiring infection.” Fauci said the “typical mask” is “not really effective in keeping out the virus, which is small enough to pass through material.” Now he says the opposite. --->READ MORE HERE
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Biden official sees return of mask mandates as ‘very reasonable’:
The U.S. surgeon general predicted Sunday that surging COVID-19 cases would trigger another round of local mask mandates even as Los Angeles County faced pushback on its order requiring facial coverings for the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.
“In areas where there are low numbers of vaccinated people or where cases are rising, it’s very reasonable for counties to take more mitigation measures, like the mask rules that you see coming out in LA,” Dr. Vivek Murthy said on ABC’s “This Week.” “I anticipate that will happen in other parts of the country, too.”
In Los Angeles County, however, residents freed of their masks have shown that they may be unwilling to put them back on without a fight.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced that he would not enforce the mandate, which went into effect at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. He cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s May 13 guidance saying fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks.
“Forcing the vaccinated and those who already contracted COVID-19 to wear masks indoors is not backed by science and contradicts the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines,” the sheriff said in a Friday statement. --->READ MORE HERE
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