The Word Salad Of The CDC Guidelines:

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By: D. Kennedy

The Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has been playing word salad for quite some time now. Between phrases like “may help,” “may enhance,” and “real-world effectiveness,” it’s impossible to decipher which parts of the guidelines teachers unions and left-leaning politicians have pulled to instill total draconian lockdowns and keep the country in lockdown mode. 

The case for masks takes consistent blows in heavy mask-wearing countries like Japan and the Philippines, where we see large spikes in COVID-19 rates. The New York Times even declared the Philippines the ‘mask compliance champion’ at one point last year, yet the Philippines cases nearly doubled over the summer and through the end of the year. Japan’s daily new cases nearly doubled around the same timeframe as well. Scandinavian countries, however, have almost non-existent masking policies and have had one of the lowest cases of deaths in Europe. 

Holland scientists have even argued that there’s no solid evidence mask covering work. They believe mask-wearing detracts from the clear three-pronged message that has kept coronavirus deaths down: wash hands regularly, maintain social distancing, and stay at home if suffering any symptoms. 

Masks were giving people a false sense of security in which they think they are immune from disease or stop social distancing. Wearers routinely misuse or contaminate their coverings by fitting them incorrectly, failing to change them, and touching their faces. 

In the United States, states like New York and California that adopted mandates early on did far worse and ended up with the same spikes that states such as Texas and Florida saw with less deaths per capita than the North East. 

Another study by one membrane specialist at Eindhoven University found that while the coronavirus particles are caught by an electrostatic layer in medical masks, they can penetrate bigger pores found in cotton. The COVID-19 virus molecules are 0.1 micrometers in diameter, meaning it is 400 times smaller than the plaster particles that normally penetrate the mask. This means the mask has no protection for the wearer and provides a dangerous false sense of security. 

Keeping your face cooped up in a damp piece of cloth all day is a breeding ground for bacteria. It also encourages far more touching of the face, which is a primary vector of the spread of coronavirus. 

Other scientists have also noted that the role of the face mask was to prevent contamination when a person coughs or sneezes, but that it does not protect the mask wearer from the virus. To this day, there remains zero evidence that face masks have slowed the spread of COVID-19 or protected the wearer from infection.

The carefully placed words within CDC guidelines were to keep people from doing their own research. They write about further research and “benefits of universal masking” but a year later and we still don’t exactly know what they prevent. 

The party that “follows the science” doesn’t even follow the science.