The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new safety guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the event schools reopen in the fall. The recommendations—they’re just that… for now—have teachers and parents alike wondering how such restrictions could be implemented and asking who came up with such unworkable plans. Here’s a brief summary of the suggested rules:
Wear masks if over the age of two
Discourage sharing of items or supplies that can’t be easily cleaned between uses
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces between uses
Develop a schedule for increased, routine cleaning and disinfection
All belongings separated into individual cubbies or labeled containers
Avoid sharing electronic devices, toys, games, or learning aids
Desks should be 6-feet apart and all facing the same direction
One child per seat on school buses and skip rows between riders
Install sneeze guards or partitions where 6-feet-apart won’t work
One-way routes in hallways
Tape on sidewalks and walls to ensure kids stay 6 feet apart
Close shared spaces like cafeterias and playgrounds
Physical barriers or screens between sinks in bathrooms
Children either bring their own meals or serve individually plated meals in the classroom
Kids eat lunch in classrooms
Virtual events in lieu of field trips
The same children stay with the same staff all-day
Avoid switching groups or teachers
Stagger student arrival and departure times to limit crowds of kids
Limit non-essential volunteers and visitors
If possible, daily health and temperature checks
…If followed to the letter, the CDC recommendations will be a nightmare for teachers and staff to implement and enforce, and will no doubt add to the stress and frustration they’re feeling after having their students ripped away from them mid-year. And while the CDC guidelines are just recommendations at this point, it’s likely that some school districts, and maybe even some government and local officials, will insist on implementing them.…
In a recent essay, I shared with readers the findings of the research of world renowned medical specialists from several continents that expose the propagandist and demagogic character of the COVID-19 Scare for what it has always been.
Both intellectually and morally, then, those of us who refuse to succumb to the pathological fear-mongering that has visited immeasurable suffering upon well over a billion human beings worldwide have the high ground.
Political elites—elected politicians and such unelected Deep State actors like veteran bureaucrat Anthony Fauci—and their collaborators in the establishment media know as well as most of the readers of this column that, while there really is a virus to which some have died, the latter has been exploited and blown wildly out of proportion in order to advance the material ends, i.e. the economic, electoral, and ideological interests of those who labor tirelessly to convince the rest of us that it is the Black Plague 2.0. …
But while we know why self-interested, opportunistic politicians, bureaucrats, journalists, commentators, and other celebrities have toed their party’s line and labored inexhaustibly to wreak havoc among America, it is undoubtedly the case that the legions of everyday citizens who have reduced themselves to Corona Walkers—the citizens of Mask Nation—are sincerely, genuinely consumed by fear that they will die from The Virus. …
Given the ubiquity of The Virus Con, with its Orwellian subversion of daily language and the revocation of American liberties that it has entailed, those who would have otherwise been just virtue signalers can now be “virtuous victim” signalers.
Inasmuch as the Corona Walkers can don their masks and castigate others for not doing the same, they can at once showcase their commitment to (allegedly) safeguarding the well-being of others while styling themselves victims who are being jeopardized by those selfish, scientifically illiterate Deplorables! …
Redefining – and radically cheapening – the human species in the eyes of its constituent members. John Waters. Front Page – Aug 5, 2020
h/t Braenyard on A♠
…Increasingly, beholding one another in the street — masked, visored, alert for the slightest incursion into our personal six foot of space, jumping out of our skins at the slightest cough, sniffle or sneeze — it is becoming clear that we no longer look upon one another and perceive the iconic shape of the human being in history — limbs, trunk, head, face, gaze, smile — but see instead a moving blob of festering matter, biofluids, glands, adipoctytes, viruses, microbiota, fungi, yeasts, acids, maggots, phage, proteins, stool and mucus — oozing, sweating, belching, snorting, wind-breaking, weeping, puking, seeping, urinating, excreting organisms riddled with mostly imperceptible orifices, from which are expelled unpleasant and deadly liquids, substances, gases, odours and pathogens. To paraphrase the Killers’ song, are we human or are we (bio)hazard?
How strange that, while emotional incontinence is increasingly valued and praised, physical human effusions are ever more anathematised. Where once human beings aspired to being gods, we now appear to have entered the final phase of our self-degradation: perceiving ourselves predominantly as a pestilence on the earth.…
Scientists know that vaccines engineered to protect the public from influenza, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and illness. There is little reason to believe, obesity researchers say, that COVID-19 vaccines will be any different…
“Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no.”
– studies show zinc plus green tea extract or HCQ impedes or slows down RNA virus replication including Corona and Influenza viruses
CHINESE CORONAVIRUS FICTIONS, FACTS AND AMERICA IMPRISONED Aug 5
“It is important for all Americans to recognize that a permanent lockdown is not a viable path toward producing the results that you want or certainly not a viable path forward and would ultimately inflict more harm than it would prevent.” Trump: “Lockdowns Do Not Prevent Infection in the Future”
Betsy McCaughey: “Beware of three widely circulating coronavirus lies — and the partisan motives behind them. These lies are dangerous to our children and hinder our communities’ ability to cope with this virus.” We Need a Vaccine for Dems’ Chinese COVID Lies
“Last month, The Village Line in Kenmore, New York, mocked Governor Cuomo’s mandates with a satirical menu called ‘NYS Safe Menu’ that spelled out an obscenity and Cuomo’s name in its list of food offerings to comply with the mandate. The menu went viral, and now the bar’s license has been suspended over social distancing violations the bar says never happened.” New York Bar Owner Says Liquor License Suspension Was Revenge for Satirical Anti-Cuomo Menu
Conclusions: This study is the first RCT of cloth masks, and the results caution against the use of cloth masks. This is an important finding to inform occupational health and safety. Moisture retention, reuse of cloth masks and poor filtration may result in increased risk of infection. Further research is needed to inform the widespread use of cloth masks globally. However, as a precautionary measure, cloth masks should not be recommended for HCWs, particularly in high-risk situations, and guidelines need to be updated.
“Isn’t it funny how the courts seem to deny a state the ability to regulate abortion, define marriage and sexuality, and even decline benefits to illegal aliens, but when it comes to corona fascism and banning interstate travel, they could deny the existence of the Constitution — or even the Articles of Confederation!” States Don’t Have the Constitutional Power to Place Travel Bans on Each Other
Vic: McDonald’s is requiring workers and customers both to wear a mask in their restaurants.
Damn I love this timeline.
“Wear this mask when entering this restaurant specifically to use your fingers to
buy food using the touch keypad of the Visa card reader. When ready to consume
food, remove mask and place it somewhere beside you, then consume food that you
will push into your mouth with your bare fingers. Replace mask with fingers after
you finish eating.”
— And don’t think too hard about the hygiene of the dropouts and criminals
preparing your food. I’m sure they’re changing gloves often when adjusting their
masks or after using the bathroom.
No urgent need to wash hands anymore what with all the gloves, right?
— I guarantee you there is more fecal matter on shopping buggies, cash register
checkout buttons, and office mice / keyboards than there is sneeze-droplets
floating through the air looking for some person without a face shield to attack.
There is poop everywhere
and on everything.
— I won’t fault anyone who is terrified or compromised for storming that vaccine
beach and hoping their arms don’t stop working as a trade off, but it makes
absolutely zero sense for the vast majority of people under 60 to even halfway
Posted by: Charles Darwin
Comrades, if you go to a riot you can’t get it. If you go to John Lewis’ funeral
you can’t get it. If you go to church/synagogue or vote in person we’ll all
die!!!!! Posted by: TheQuietMan
Yancia the bulldog even made the local paper: “This Seattle Dog Wears Flu Mask.”
Anne Ewbank, April 16, 2020
h/t Wolfus Aurelius on A♠
The photo is part of the collection of Dan Eskenazi, the curator of Seattle’s Giant Shoe Museum. Eskenazi’s friend Pat Dorpat, a columnist and historian, found that four of the five women lived together in a still-standing house on 43rd Street in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle. One can imagine the ladies—bored roommates during a seemingly endless epidemic—trooping outside in their glorious hats, then slipping the inglorious masks over Tommy and Golly’s heads. The photographer who snapped their photo captured a moment of levity in the middle of a scourge. [read more]
Face masks made of mesh, crochet (yarn) or lace are now popular items being offered by online retailers. Bob Segall – July 17, 2020
INDIANAPOLIS — As more communities and businesses adopt mandatory mask orders, supporters of an “anti-mask” movement are looking to make a statement. They are wearing masks that cover their nose and mouth but provide no ability to slow the spread of disease.
“I wore a mask that is designed for protecting your face in a paintball battle. You can easily breathe through it. I walked all around the store, talked to employees, and other shoppers, and every one of them could see my mouth,” said a Florida man who posted a video showing him wearing a mesh mask to a Tampa Walmart. “It was almost like not wearing a mask at all. Nobody cared. That’s because it’s not about safety. It’s all about compliance.”
Are “anti-mask protestors” kind-of like militant atheists? I mean: why? Objecting to mandates, sure, but someone else wants to be masked, ain’t my problem.
Does performing a demoralizing mask exercise guard a church from public criticism? Or is it a cheap virtue signal to the onlookers who hate our gathering whether we are in a pandemic or not? Kylee Zempel, The Federalist – July 22, 2020
h/t J.J. Sefton’s Morning Report on A♠
…Although government health guidelines at the time required masks indoors but not for outdoor religious gatherings, our elders instituted the mask rule for our congregation. They did so out of ample caution, care for our members, and to help the church whose lot we were using to maintain good relationships with its neighbors. After our pastors asked us also to maintain six feet of distance between each other, outdoors no less, masks seemed excessive as a means of promoting caution and care.
Protecting the reputation of the church who graciously shared its property with us seemed reasonable and charitable, but I couldn’t help but wonder whether we had crossed from virtue to virtue signaling…
“Do you see your friends?” my mom asked me.
I looked around, squinting as if that would give me X-ray vision through fabric. “I can’t tell, Mom. Everyone’s faces are covered.”…
It was strange to leave the gathering of my church more broken in spirit than when I had arrived.…
I have discovered this over time, as a teacher or one that engages in conversation with another, it is largely pointless to try to explain or teach someone that has no interest in listening to anything you have to say.”
Dr Fauci, invited to throw first pitch for the Nationals. Fake crowd noise. Cardboard cutout fans. Out there alone on the pitcher’s mound, in an empty stadium, wearing a face diaper. The ball practiced extra-safe social distancing from home plate and strike zone.
I read the following…
Fauci is seriously a very bad man.
Let 10 children die in AIDS test even after he knew deaths were to high.
Spent AIDS research money on parties and funding for AIDS testing, zero prevention.
Started WHUFLU testing when Obama shut down CDC testing for:
1. Losing antrax
2. Keeping live polio in wrong type lab
3. Continuously studying foreign viruses on US soil
So he contracted out the virus weaponization to Wuhan to get around Obamas orders.
Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that researchers at the National Institutes of Health had tested AIDS drugs on hundreds of foster children in the late 1980s and ’90s. In many instances, allegedly, the drugs were given without having independent monitors assigned to the children, which is the law in most of the states where these tests were conducted. Dr. Jonathan Fishbein, an AIDS research expert at the NIH, has criticized his agency for what he says is irresponsible drug testing.
A Just the News review of three decades of Fauci’s leadership of the National Institutes of Health’s infectious disease arm found that while his agency has achieved many successes in the fights against AIDS and other infectious diseases it also produced several instances — like the foster children research — in which congressional, government ethics and internal watchdogs found safety or ethics lapses on his watch.
Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases had shelled out a total of $7.4 million to the Wuhan Institute of Virology lab — which has become the focus of theories about the origin of COVID-19…. The National Institutes of Health, which oversees the NIAID, shut down all funding to the lab last week. …
Like anyone who’s paid the slightest bit of attention during this pandemic, you’ve probably noticed how the narrative regarding cloth face masks has evolved. Back in March and April, the surgeon general assured Americans that masks are “NOT effective in preventing the general public from catching #Coronavirus,” so people should “STOP BUYING MASKS!” The pre-eminent Dr. Fauci similarly assured us that there’s no reason for Americans to be wearing masks, because they offer a false sense of security, they cause people to incessantly touch their faces to adjust them, and most people don’t wear them correctly, anyway. The World Health Organization concurred, saying the general public should not be wearing masks.
An interesting theory has emerged to explain how this once-government-sanctioned, sage advice evolved to become “everyone must wear cloth masks in all public settings or others will die,” followed by statewide mandates to have everyone wear masks in public places. It has been openly asserted by Dr. Fauci, and genuinely believed by many, that all of these public health officials and organizations actually knew that wearing masks is an effective way to slow the spread of COVID-19 back in March and April, but they engaged in a coordinated conspiracy to deliver the opposite advice, in unison, because they wanted to avoid a public frenzy that would disrupt supply chains for medical masks and personal protective equipment (PPE) for health care workers.
You’d have to climb out onto a pretty weak, thin limb to believe that’s true. I’ve seen an awful lot of people wearing masks around since the beginning of the pandemic, and few of them are wearing anything resembling medical equipment. Many of them are wearing nothing more than ordinary pieces of cloth. If Dr. Fauci had actually believed, as he seems to believe now, that loosely wearing any common rag over your face might be effective in preventing COVID-19 spread, there would have been nothing to prevent him from saying so.
If masks truly work, how many millions were infected before he advised Americans to wear them? How many died as a result of his lie?
Inescapably, we must conclude that either Dr. Fauci was lying to the American people back in then, as he now says he was, or, much more likely, he’s lying to us now by telling us he was lying to us back then. I’m not sure which is worse, but it really doesn’t matter — the chief public health official in the United States government lying to the American people is a breach of public trust that should be unforgivable, and there is absolutely no reason to believe anything else he says with regard to public health.…
I have no source links for the following. Yet.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and the leading medical face in the fight against the coronavirus, says his family has become the targets of what he calls “serious threats.” That includes against his wife and his daughters.
Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, made the comments on “The Axe Files” podcast with David Axelrod.
Fauci said that back when he was giving the nation advice during the AIDS pandemic, he would get some hate mail. But he said what he’s receiving now is something else — rooted in anger.
“Serious threats against me, against my family, my daughters, my wife. I mean, really? Is this the United States of America? But it’s real,” Fauci said. He said he’s been given additional security.
Fauci said he’s just doing his job and is not the hero some people are making him out to be.
“There are people who get really angry at thinking I’m interfering with their life because I’m pushing a public-health agenda,” he said.
I have no source links for the following. And probably won’t.
BREAKING MULDOON NEWS: Dr. Anthony Fauci suffered minor injuries at a recent Washington Nationals baseball game when he was confronted and pushed to the ground by an MLB cardboard cutout fan. “That guy was reaally strong!” the renowned epidemiologist was heard to say.