Friday, September 17, 2021

Superstitions And Frightened Villagers: COVID America Looks More And More Like Feudal Europe; Anthony Fauci Dismissed Masks in 2019 as a ‘Paranoid’ Tool, and other C-Virus related stories

Superstitions And Frightened Villagers: COVID America Looks More And More Like Feudal Europe:
Far from resembling traditional American federalism, the different responses to COVID are more reminiscent of the paranoid isolation of feudal Europe's villages and walled cities.
I knew the young men my parents were talking to were animated when I sat down with a round of beers at a table in Glasgow’s Merchant Square. Friendly and proud of her kids, my mother had told the two financial analysts that her son was an American conservative. My dad had wisely disengaged while they interrogated her on all of their opinions and feelings, and now that I returned with the pints, it was my turn to be educated.
“How can you deny the deadly reality of global warming,” one of the guys asked, wheeling on me unprovoked. “Florida is literally flooded and underwater.”
I blinked a few times. “What?”
“It’s all over the news!” he exclaimed.
The Sunshine State gets hot and swampy; it is indeed largely at sea level, but when I’d left Virginia just a day or two before it had seemed intact. Could he be talking about the Everglades? A storm, maybe? As I sat there listening and wishing I could just enjoy my beer, I made note to ask mom to refrain from further introductions. --->READ MORE HERE
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Anthony Fauci Dismissed Masks in 2019 as a ‘Paranoid’ Tool:
White House medical adviser Anthony Fauci once dismissed wearing a mask to prevent infectious disease as a “paranoid” tool, laughing at the prospect during a 2019 sit-down interview on The David Rubenstein Show.
During the interview, which aired May 22, 2019, nearly a year before the Chinese coronavirus pandemic hit, Rubenstein and Fauci discussed infectious diseases, vaccines, and measures of protection to prevent illness. At the end of the interview, Rubenstein asked the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director to weigh in on the best way to protect oneself from infectious disease.
“And the best way to prevent me from getting an infectious disease and having to have you as my doctor is what? Wearing a mask — ” he began, triggering a quick dismissal from Fauci.
“No, no, no,” Fauci said, letting out a laugh.
“I don’t need to do that,” Rubenstein said following Fauci’s reaction. “If somebody’s– I can see they’re getting ready to sneeze or cough, walk away?”
“You avoid all the paranoid aspects and do something positive,” Fauci responded, seemingly categorizing mask-wearing as a tool of the “paranoid.” --->READ MORE HERE
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NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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