By: Daniel John Sobieski
Despite no study anywhere and ever, peer-reviewed, double-blind, or whatever has shown masks to be 100 percent effective in blocking the spread of COVID-19, the jackals in the Democrat Party and the legacy media (sorry for the redundancy) are blaming President Trump for contracting the Chinese Wuhan virus, saying he had it coming and invited it through his propensity for not wearing a mask in certain situations. These buzzards circling his bedside at Walter Reed Medical Center have long called his campaign rallies “super-spreader” events, unlike the riots and protests which are magically COVID-proof.
No medical journal or institution has ever said we could get the COVID-19 infection rate down to zero. It is a nasty, pernicious virus, made in and deliberately allowed to spread worldwide by China. No one can pinpoint the exact moment or source of any individual’s infection. So to say if you had done x, y, or z you wouldn’t have gotten infected is absolute nonsense. You can mitigate your risk but not eliminate it.
Masks have returned as an over-hyped preventative, but in fact, they prevent little. As even the sainted and hypocritical Dr. Anthony Fauci has noted, unless you are wearing a custom-fitted N95 mask that medical professionals wear, masks provide more emotional security than actual protection. People are constantly touching their face and adjusting them. They pull them under their chin or let them hang from their ears as Joe Biden loves to do, spreading virus particles to other parts of the body and other people.
If masks were 100 percent effective, we wouldn’t need social distancing or a national lockdown. If masks were 100 percent effective, we could simply give incarcerated felons a mask rather than releasing them from prison to prey on the general population. We could give parishioners a mask and let them attend church on Sunday. We could send our kids to school rather than let them suffer in educational and social isolation, stinting their cognitive and emotional growth and leaving them prey to domestic abuse, drugs, and suicide.
If President Trump screwed up and infected himself and others by not wearing a mask during events, then explain the infection of Sen. Thom Tillis, who was wearing a mask during the Rose Garden ceremony announcing the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to be a Supreme Court justice.
In early April, two physicians associated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Margaret Sietsema, an expert on respiratory protection, and Dr. Lisa Brosseau, a national expert on respiratory diseases as well as respiratory protection, cast doubts om this blind faith in masks and a national mask mandate as proposed by Joe Biden in a piece they wrote for the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy entitled:” COMMENTARY: Masks-for-all for COVID-19 not based on sound data”:
We do not recommend requiring the general public who do not have symptoms of COVID-19-like illness to routinely wear cloth or surgical masks because:
– There is no scientific evidence they are effective in reducing the risk of SARS-CoV-2 transmission
– Their use may result in those wearing the masks to relax other distancing efforts because they have a sense of protection
– We need to preserve the supply of surgical masks for at-risk healthcare workers.
Sweeping mask recommendations—as many have proposed—will not reduce SARS-CoV-2 transmission, as evidenced by the widespread practice of wearing such masks in Hubei province, China, before and during its mass COVID-19 transmission experience earlier this year. Our review of relevant studies indicates that cloth masks will be ineffective at preventing SARS-CoV-2 transmission, whether worn as source control or as PPE.
Surgical masks likely have some utility as source control (meaning the wearer limits virus dispersal to another person) from a symptomatic patient in a healthcare setting to stop the spread of large cough particles and limit the lateral dispersion of cough particles. They may also have very limited utility as source control or PPE in households.
Which part of that do Trump critics not understand? And where was there concern when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got her hair done at a salon otherwise closed to the public while not wearing a mask? Or when Dr. Fauci sat in the seats at a Washington Nationals baseball game while not wearing a mask?
Speaking of Dr. Fauci, how about his sage advice on masks and the now-you-need-them now-you-don’t flip-flop of the so-called “experts.” As Dr. Fauci discussed the matter on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on March 8:
When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask,” infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes.
While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their faces more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.
Perhaps that’s why Fauci took his mask off at a baseball game? It is not all that effective, is mostly for show and leads to a false sense of security. Masks are also symbols of compliance to the orders of the state and those politicians’ medical experts and media pundits who kept their jobs and paycheck while the rest of us were locked down and threatened with incarceration. This pandemic has been a dream for liberals – a chance to fulfill a dream to control every aspect of our daily lives.
There are so many things wrong with the picture of President Fauci taking in a Washington Nationals baseball game that one does not know where to start – and no it is not the fact that at that moment he is not wearing a mask. The first thing is that he’s there at all, unlike the rest of America that he forbids from watching a baseball game. They’d like to take in a game too but only Fauci, secure in the knowledge that he has a regular job and a regular paycheck, got to enjoy America’s new favorite national pastime, players kneeling during the National Anthem
Dr. Fauci took a break from his world tour long enough to take in a game and throw out the first pitch, which was predictably wild and to the left, the latest in a long series of curveballs he has thrown at us.
Fauci took umbrage at the question of where was his mask and why he was not social distancing with colleagues while he was sitting in the stands at the game. As the New York Post reported:
“I had my mask around my chin. I had taken it down. I was totally dehydrated and I was drinking water, trying to rehydrate myself,” Fauci insisted. “And by the way, I was negative COVID literally the day before. So I guess people want to make a big event. I wear a mask all the time when I’m outside. To pull it down to take some sips of water and put it back up again, I guess if people want to make something about that, they can. But to me, I think that’s just mischievous.”
In one image, Fauci was seen with his mask on his chin grinning at a friend to his right. In another image, Fauci looked straight ahead watching the game, with empty hands pointed toward the field.
You weren’t rehydrating yourself, Dr. Fauci, you were being a hypocrite, a fraud, and a liar. Why can you and your companions juke elbow-to-elbow while you and your ilk ban people sitting three to a pew in a church in observing the constitutional freedom of religion you took from them? The esteemed pundit John Nolte came to this conclusion recently on the pages of Breitbart:
…Fauci is a stone-cold liar. And if he’s not a stone-cold liar, his only defense is that he is a fraud….
For months Fauci has been everywhere, all over TV, urging Americans to lock themselves down, to abandon their jobs and their sick and dying family members, the small businesses they spent their lives getting off the ground; he urged us to drive our economy into the dirt, pull children who desperately need structure out of school, forgo once-in-a-lifetime graduations and graduation parties, cancel weddings and vacations…
Fauci’s message was clear, militant, terrifying, and relentless: If you don’t do these things, if you don’t sacrifice these things, if you don’t give up your liberty and prosperity, you are no better than a serial killer. The coronavirus is a unique and deadly killer, a particularly infectious and fatal disease, unlike anything we’ve seen in more than a century.
Unless, of course, you are Dr. Fauci and want to take in a baseball game. The rest of us watch the experts take away their constitutional rights under the guise of protecting our health. They are truly America’s huddled masses yearning to breathe free under the stifling oppression of government mandates. They watch threats to their health and safety grow as liberal jurisdictions release tens of thousands of felons onto the streets while calling for the defunding of ICE and the police. They can’t patronize our local businesses but rioters can burn them down. People going to church are stalked and ticketed but arsonists and looters are set free.
The Wuhan virus pandemic is a liberal/progressive dream come true. It gives them the recession they have prayed for, the only time they pray, to oust President Trump. Their reason for getting up in the morning is to enact laws and programs that control every aspect of our lives and the Wuhan virus gives them the chance to do just that. They are not letting this crisis go to waste moving swiftly to exercise the authority they do not legally have to shred the unalienable rights our Creator endowed us with and the Constitution that was written to protect them.
Those who won’t condemn Fauci and Pelosi for not wearing a mask ignore the fact that maybe they are on to something. They ignore the growing scientific evidence exposing the mask hoax:
The president of the Italian Society of Anti-infection Therapy said that there is “no scientific rationale” for wearing masks outdoors. Holland’s top scientists have come out strongly against mask-wearing. Denmark’s scientists have reached the same conclusion.
Masks are like chicken soup. They make you feel better. They may in fact be no more effective for most non-infected people as a Halloween mask and just as misleading.
*Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.