Saturday, June 11, 2022

Cynical Politics, Not Science, Drove the Cruel Toddler Mask Mandate; On Covid, There Should Have Been More Floridas, an other C-Virus related stories

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Cynical politics, not science, drove the cruel toddler mask mandate:
Finally: Mayor Eric Adams is lifting the mask mandate for preschoolers as of Monday. But his claim that the move is guided by “science” is utter bull. At best, he was following his chosen scientists — in politics-driven defiance of common sense.
Masking toddlers never had anything to do with science. Most of the world never did it, with no ill effect.
Reams of data show that kids under 5 are the lowest-risk group for COVID, and schools were never major vectors of transmission. Meanwhile, masking kids that young caused major learning and emotional problems.
The mandate’s gone now, and thank God. But “the science” hasn’t changed; only the politics have. Yes, the recent tiny rise in cases has clearly reversed, but it was obvious weeks ago that the wavelet would never become a serious health threat. --->READ MORE HERE
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On Covid, There Should Have Been More Floridas
It’s important to examine the first-order failures of the pandemic response.
I wrote my first column on the pandemic almost two and a half years ago, before it was a pandemic, and in that column I explained my experience with issues relating to viral epidemics. Briefly, at the end of the Aughts I co-chaired two congressional commissions with Senator Bob Graham on the national-security dangers of biological agents. Senator Graham and I were so concerned by what we learned that we then started a nonprofit organization that conducted what is still the only stem-to-stern evaluation of America’s pandemic-resilience capabilities.
In October 2011, our nonprofit issued a report card on the public-health system’s --->READ MORE HERE
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