Mask Guidance Based On Misleading Data

Mask Guidance Based On Misleading Data

Mask Guidance Based On Misleading Data

The mask guidance that was issued by the CDC yesterday is based upon little to no data. Yes, you read that correctly. As states, the federal government, and woke corporations jump back into the Mask On! even if one has been vaccinated, people started searching for the data to back this up.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the federal government has stated that its recommendations would be guided by the data at any given time, even if that meant occasionally taking a backward step. (Of course, to what extent that’s actually happened is up for debate.) Now, with the Delta variant continuing to drive an uptick in COVID-19 cases, be prepared to mask up again at restaurants. The CDC is backtracking on its most recent mask guidance, suggesting that even fully vaccinated people should “wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.”

In theory, the new guidance — which was updated yesterday and represents an about-face from May when the CDC stated that that fully vaccinated people no longer needed to wear a mask in most indoor settings — should have far-reaching effects: Currently, the CDC’s COVID Data Tracker shows that over 63 percent of U.S. counties fall into the “high” or “substantial” levels of community transmission. And those percentages have grown over the past seven days.

Keep in mind that the most prevalent test detecting COVID has now been yanked by the FDA because it is so unreliable. So it is worth asking the question, how reliable is the data showing these spikes? 

Also keep in mind that there are more breakthrough cases. I personally know of nine such cases, which sadly resulted in two deaths. All were vaccinated by the way.

Meanwhile, rational folks know that the vaccines weren’t supposed to be the full magic wand that would magically make this virus disappear. Just as with the flu, I personally figured there would be variants, and well, there are. 

We’ve had the CDC tell us that the Delta variant is concerning, yet its also not as dangerous as the original Covid. However, we are being told to put masks on in public spaces including restaurants and retail again, even if you’ve been fully vaccinated.

The mixed messages are a HUGE problem here. And, needless to say, those mixed messages are a major cause for vaccine hesitancy

So, where is the data that is driving this latest push? Nowhere to be found apparently. Oh wait, you can find a little bit of it via a deep search of the CDC. 

A related science brief linked on the page cites a single study from the United States when discussing the data Walensky mentioned.

That study came from researchers at Houston Methodist, a hospital system in Texas in the news recently for mandating all employees get a COVID-19 vaccine.

Researchers said that the Delta variant caused a higher rate of breakthrough cases, or infections among the vaccinated.

The study is preprint, meaning it is not yet peer-reviewed. The medRxiv platform, which hosts the preprints, warns not to use such studies “to guide clinical practice.”

The CDC also cited “studies from India” that “noted relatively high viral loads and larger cluster sizes associated with infections with Delta, regardless of vaccination status.”

Wait what??? Let’s review.

One key study cited from Houston that the CDC is using hasn’t even been PEER REVIEWED?? But everyone is supposed to go back into lockdown and throw those face diapers on because the CDC says so? 

How about the fact that another study cited came from India??!!

Guess what folks, the vaccines India has are NOT Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. Therefore how the CDC thinks THAT study has any relevance to what we have going on here in the U.S. is beyond me. 

Oh indeed we do need clarity on this. But expecting clarity from the CDC or ANYONE involved in this? Don’t hold your breath. The CDC and Fauci crew don’t do clarity. 

Even some of the media are trying to figure out what this means. 

Again, clarity is definitely not the CDC’s strong suit. However, that isn’t stopping federal, state, and local government entities from throwing the Mask On! flag once again. As if the face diaper is the magic cure all. Hint, it isn’t. 

This is going to backfire given all American citizens have had to deal with since March 2020. It’s already backfiring when we are seeing people such as the U.S. House attending physician dictate mask wearing while…not wearing a mask. 

Meanwhile the CDC is evidently scrambling to cover their tracks regarding the data they are using. 

To put it bluntly, given this new information, why the hell should we believe the CDC? 

The CDC has proven itself untrustworthy multiple times over these last 20 months. And they want mask mandates and possibly a lockdown again? I. Don’t. Think. So.

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  • Lem says:

    The number of cases is being exaggerated by either honest false positives or willful misuse of the test.

    The people who died with covid and who died from covid are being counted together as people who died from covid.

    Hospitals charge more for ICU beds and services.
    No ICU in this country is ever really empty. Why build expensive beds that sit idle. ICU are normally at 80 to 90% capacity, without covid, influenza, or a long holiday weekend. So when they say the ICUs are full, its a 10 to 20% surge.

    When the numbers are small the media talks in percents. 3 people died of covid last week, 9 people died of covid this week. A 300% increase.

    8000 people die every day in the USA. From heart attacks, car accidents, suicide, old age.

    Now for masks.

    Plain cloth masks, paper doctors masks, in my opinion do reduce transmission of respiratory viruses, in general, by a small amount, in certain situations. Im talking about 3-5%.

    They are mostly a placebo.

  • ROP says:

    No one dies nowadays from anything except covid, That what they want you to believe the State of Fear ! that they bevy on the populace is terrible.
    That the unvaxx are the main spreaders is false. The spread is coming from people who are vaxx. John Hopkins University has maintained that masks do more harm than good.
    Least we forget Fraudci even wrote a paper that the main deaths from the Influenza in 1918 was from the bacteria inside the masks that people were repeatable breathing through.
    Now the Lam brain military is mandating masks ( again ) and blaming everything on those of us who have begin to wonder why they are pushing this so hard. I will not get it. Take my chances with covid ( most people have the antibodies by now).
    Strange that those who were against vaxx are now attacking those who refuse.

    Be packing up and cycling out

    I will not comply

  • GWB says:

    rational folks know
    Should be “Sensible folks know…”. Because ‘rational’ is a word horribly abused by the Progs nowadays.

    Again, clarity is definitely not the CDC’s strong suit.
    Oh, I don’t think science is their strong suit. Especially epidemiology.

    To put it bluntly, given this new information, why the hell should we believe the CDC?
    To put it bluntly, why did you ever trust the CDC? Or any ‘experts’? At least without verifying some of their science? I proved in early 1994* that 1) real scientists are a lot more humble with their conclusions than any gov’t agency or the media, and 2) that a great many scientists are not – at least when looking at their methods.
    Don’t trust ANYONE trying to tell you what to do, unless you have checked their data and the claimed vs actual results.

    (* That was when the Simon LeVay brain study (size of the INAH4) was being touted as ‘proving’ that homosexuality was genetic. The study itself said it didn’t prove anything. Even though the scientist was attempting to support the hypothesis that homosexuality was genetic, he admitted it was just an interesting data point that should be studied further, and that the study was full of holes that made it basically unscientific. And the Bailley and Pillard twin studies were just grotesque in terms of faulty science.)

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