Sunday, January 1, 2023

White House COVID Czar Admits Masks Don't Work; What a New Poll Said About Masking Kids Might Make You Angry, and other C-Virus related stories

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White House COVID czar admits masks don't work:
No studies show masks work well against respiratory infections like COVID-19, a top White House health official has acknowledged.
“There is no study in the world that shows that masks work that well,” Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House’s COVID-19 coordinator, said during a recent discussion with the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jha made the statement as he promoted the investments that have been made in improving air quality as a way to cut down on COVID-19 infections.
“So you’re never going to get the kind of benefit from mandatory year-round masking as you would from making substantial improvements in indoor air quality, plus it’s a lot easier to implement as well,” Jha added. “So this is an area where we’re doing a lot and trying to really encourage people to use the resources they have to make those investments and start really improving ventilation filtration in buildings.”
Jha’s admission is unusual for him as he frequently advised people to wear masks during the pandemic and hyped their effectiveness.
“Masks dramatically reduce droplet and aerosolized transmission. When everyone in a setting is wearing a mask, the spread of the virus, even in close contact, is very low,” Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health at the time, told a congressional panel in September 2020.
“So, I think the science on masks is actually quite clear. And there is broad agreement among public health and science experts that masks work,” Jha said from the White House podium in July. --->READ MORE HERE
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What a New Poll Said About Masking Kids Might Make You Angry:
The day after Christmas, my family went out for lunch and to spend some of the gift cards we received. In one store, we noticed a father and son. The dad had on a mask, which isn’t surprising since the city where we went leans far more to the left than most places around it, but so did the son, who couldn’t have been more than four years old.
It’s been three years since COVID-19 came onto the scene. When it first started to spread through our communities, many people put on masks because the “experts” told them to — and in some cases, authorities mandated that people wear them. People of all ages put on masks because they didn’t know better, but neither did the government officials who believed the “experts.”
Nowadays, it’s not unusual to see the occasional mask-wearer, though they’re certainly in the minority. Once in a while, you’ll even see children and toddlers wearing masks. Some people aren’t going to let go of that fearful pandemic mindset no matter how long it has been since the most menacing waves of COVID came and went.
A recent poll from Tippinsights and Issue & Insights showed that nearly 40% of voters think that masking children under age 5 is a good idea. While that’s a startling statistic, some data points show why that number makes some sense.
The report notes: --->READ MORE HERE
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