Friday, March 4, 2022

COVID-19 Data Shows It’s Time for America to Return to Normal; CDC (and New York) COVID Insanity Continues, and other C-Virus related stories

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COVID-19 Data Shows It’s Time for America to Return to Normal:
President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1 offers a unique opportunity to break with past pandemic policies and announce that we are moving on from COVID-19.
The public policy response to the pandemic has so far depended on nonpharmaceutical interventions and vaccines. These policies appear to have reached the limits of their utility.
Federal public health officials urged lockdowns, mask mandates, school closures, and other restrictive policies in hopes of slowing the contagion’s spread until a vaccine arrived.
By last July, Biden—who had campaigned on promising to “shut down” the virus—announced that vaccines had brought us “closer than ever to declaring our independence from a deadly virus.”
But independence proved elusive. Cases reached a new high later that summer, and vaccination rates stalled. The president’s rhetoric took a toxic turn. He accused tens of millions of unimmunized Americans of creating a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”
“The unvaccinated overcrowd our hospitals, are overrunning the emergency rooms and intensive care units, leaving no room for someone with a heart attack, or pancreatitis, or cancer,” he announced last summer.
We recently published a Heritage Foundation special report that examines data from throughout the pandemic. Our paper looked at a number of aspects about the pandemic, including the president’s assertions and exposed that claim as false. --->READ MORE HERE
CDC (and New York) COVID insanity continues
At first, the CDC’s new mask guidance seemed a major, if belated, recognition that mask mandates made no sense, especially in schools. Guess again: The agency is still holding on to its most insane form of COVID alarmism.
Despite recommending that more than 70% of people in the US can go mask-free indoors under the new “community levels” metric, and that schools be treated as other indoor spaces, the CDC still hasn’t, per its Web site, updated its guidance around early childhood education (or ECE) programs.
There, “universal indoor masking” for “those ages 2 years and older, regardless of vaccination status” is still recommended — and New York is still following this absurd advice.
Utter lunacy: Out of roughly 20 million US kids aged 1 to 4, just 99 have died with COVID since the pandemic began. That’s out of around 934,000 deaths.
This is the group least at risk, by far, from bad COVID outcomes. It is also the group most at risk from the bad side effects of constant mask-wearing on learning — especially among those with special needs. --->READ MORE HERE
Follow links below to relevant/related stories and resources:

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Study Raises Doubts Over Optimal Coronavirus Vaccine Dosage For Kids 5-11

USA TODAY: Coronavirus Updates

WSJ: Coronavirus Live Updates

YAHOO NEWS: Coronavirus Live Updates

NEW YORK POST: Coronavirus The Latest

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