Fauci initially came out
in support of the practice, touting it as "common sense" given the
supposedly super-contagious new strain of
Covid-19 on the loose.
issue may have sprung from a CNBC reporter's
innocent misreading of a research paper suggesting triple-layer
masks might show some superiority over single-layer face coverings -
but even that conclusion was based on a hypothesis, rather than an
Indeed, when good news comes out of any corner opposed to lockdowns or committing economic suicide, many outlets won't even touch it.
Nor do any of the
self-appointed scolds ever admit that no matter how many masks a
person wears over their nose and mouth, the virus could still get in
through the eyes and ears.
...to insisting not wearing a mask was like personally throwing Grandma in a gas chamber.
He went on to flip-flop about how many Americans would have to take the vaccine in order to achieve herd immunity, hiking the number from 70 percent to 85 percent, while admitting he didn't want to spook the half of Americans who had at first said they didn't want the jab.
As usual, it was all supposed to be,
Anyone not grateful for
being lied to was clearly an ungrateful wretch that did not deserve
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has singled himself out as one of the most notorious flip-floppers, starting with,
...only to blame the subsequent tens of thousands of care home deaths on the homes themselves for not standing up to his edict (May).
After ordering New
Yorkers not to travel for Thanksgiving (or eat with too many
people), he gloated about how he was going to travel to spend the
holiday with his mom and family, but then retracted his plans,
leaving New Yorkers to wonder if it really was safe to travel after
Governance by public
pressure is fine, but it shouldn't be mistaken for science.
The issue has been
hopelessly politicized - almost as if the aim were to keep Americans
lost and confused rather than informed.
...or that the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists,
But then, why bother giving people the information that will help
them face the outside world with confidence when it's so much easier
to keep them inside, quivering
with fear, with their eyes glued to
the screen as they try to make up their mind on whether they can
truly be safe anywhere (spoiler alert, straight from the mouth of