10 thoughts on “The Latest CDC Mask Idiocy”

  1. This weekend has put me in a weird situation of having anecdotal evidence against position I would nominally support. On the question of vaccines working against COVID; I now personally know more people that have come down with COVID after vaccination than had COVID without vaccination. Also, my wife’s hospital is overflowing with patients that it could use some “flattening of the curve” with numbers comparable to last years spike in Texas. However, within her hospital system, her’s is the only hospital overflowing capacity. Other hospitals are not as busy as last year.

    So I’m taking precautions as recommended by the CDC guidelines (sort of, as I did attend a family gathering that Fauci tends to shun but Democrats enjoy regularly). Of course, the biggest difference is that I’m choosing to follow guidelines and not demanding anyone else do so if it doesn’t make sense to them. In my case, it seems like a locally good idea, at least for a couple of weeks.

  2. Our number of cases and hospitalizations look to be about the same as last July, maybe a little less of both. We are over 80% vaccinated.

  3. Anyone with me on my proposal to eliminate the phrases “mask up” along with “jab” or “jabbed”?

    These make me cringe in the manner of sports announcers referring to a team of professional players as a “ball club.” A ball club? How do I join?

      1. There are nurses and medical techs who stab you with the needle.

        One pharmacy tech at CVS told you to relax your arm as much as you could, and then she gently “slipped” the needle into your arm. I generally flinch when I am jabbed. Here, I didn’t feel a thing.

        1. A phlebotomist who worked as an independent contractor for a life insurance company and took some blood samples from me @home many moons ago, took some blood and it was not only painless, but I didn’t feel it at all! As he explained, part of it is location (not everything in the arm is nerved the same way) but largely it is a question of letting the alcohol swipe evaporate so that there is no liquid left on the skin at the penetration site. The experts that really know what they’re doing know to wait several tens of seconds after administering the swipe to let it all evaporate. The sting is largely from the alcohol being pushed through the skin. Your pain receptors are very sensitive to that.

          1. Huh, makes sense but I never thought of that. But now that you mention it every needle stick I’ve gotten seems to have been swipe and stick in quick succession. Maybe I’ll ask the next one to let the alcohol evaporate.

          2. I get a lot of injections that keep me alive, and can confirm the alcohol thing. WalMart, interestingly, uses a product called Inject-Safe that enables an easier injection. It’s an adhesive washer with a membrane over the hole. The needle is shoved through that. It’s self sealing, so you can’t bleed through it (the demo video on the manufacturer site shows someone giving an injection to an inflated balloon). I get my main injections at home.

  4. Regarding mask pushback: my wife and I went to DC last weekend for the Cubs/Nationals three game series. We stayed in a hotel on the Warf, which is a really cool place, just sayin’. Mayor Bowser (ha ha) had issued a “directive” requiring indoor masking, effective July 31, 2021. However, the “directive” was to go into effect the night before, the night of the first game, at National’s Park. Any indoor place, including food vendors, restaurants, club rooms, and restrooms were supposed to require everyone, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask.

    I would estimate that no more than one in two hundred people did on that Friday night at the ball park. The hotel where we stayed put up little notices here and there that all guests would be required to wear face coverings effective 31 July 2021. I estimate that about half of the people did, and that included the staff. At Nat’s Park, the trend was probably one in fifty (tops) who wore a mask anywhere, both on the 31st of July and the 1st of August. Back at the hotel, those two days, no one who ignored the mask “mandate” was challenged, including the staff (who constituted the bulk of the mask “deniers”).

    Not once did anyone attempt to confront a maskless person and shame them into putting on a mask, despite it having been decreed as mandatory by the Bowser. If anything, those who wore masks looked a little sheepish. Hmmmm. Maybe there’s a metaphor in there somewhere…

    The point is, people, asserting your rights steadfastly isn’t a sin, and it will overwhelm the ability of those who would infringe on your rights to do anything about it.

    Stand up for yourselves. Push back. This has to happen, and happen now.

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