If you were paying attention, Texas lifted all of their COVID restrictions a while back. The next day the lame-stream, drive-by media reported an increase in COVID cases due to the rescinding of restrictions and the lack of a mask mandate which would likely mean the end of Texas as we know it and blamed virtually everything that is bad in the world on the fact that Texas ended its restrictions. The “experts” all said Texas was doomed.
If you hadn’t noticed, you haven’t heard a word since. That’s because the numbers in Texas went down. Florida? Not quite the apocalypse everyone was expecting after spring break, either. The drive-by media and the left are so bad on this, they even (rightly) lost Bill Maher… now, you know it’s bad when the left loses Maher.
First of all, I want to address the big elephant in the room; the efficacy of masks in the first place. First, I’m sure they work – the US skipped “flu season” this year, but while all of Asia was masking up at the beginning of the pandemic, our Dr. Anthony Fauci and a parade of “experts” came out and said that masks weren’t necessary. They, the “experts”, said this because there was a fear we’d run short on masks – a supply that was depleted during the previous pandemic scare (that never amounted to anything). So, masks really were important, but they didn’t want us hoarding them (like toilet paper), so the “experts” lied and said masks shouldn’t be necessary. Lo and behold, a few weeks later and all of a sudden masks are needed and in fact indispensable! In fact, as long as they’re a couple layers of tightly woven cotton, they’re supposedly effective (and we can make our own). Anything said after and other than that is just another lie to cover up the initial lie about not needing them in the first place to protect against hording.
And just like that, these knuckleheaded “experts” created their own segment of the population that was never going to wear a mask because if they weren’t necessary in the beginning, they aren’t now… they’re just a symbol of liberal oppression. Nice f***ing going, “experts”.
Then, and this was almost too funny, left-wing extremist politicians suggested we should start wearing two masks. Our lieutenant governor still parades around like a fool with two masks (though our governor doesn’t). Of course, this prompts the obvious question, “If two masks are better than one, why not really do something bold to stop the spread of COVID in these trying and difficult times and wear six?”
Second, and this one drives me nuts, a person who is fully vaccinated should not have to bother wearing a mask. Period. If you pay attention to the CDC guidelines, they lay this all out, too. The notion a vaccinated person should continue wearing a mask is just another in the vast series of preposterous lies contrary to science and the reason is quite simple; because they just don’t want to allow immunized people to walk around without masks while those who haven’t gotten their shot(s) should still wear a mask (unless you’re Texas). They definitely want the unvaccinated to wear a mask and don’t want them parading around without one so you get “we’re all in this together” rather than the full scientific truth that we’re only wearing masks so those who aren’t vaccinated don’t feel left out.
The question, then, is how long should we play along and actually keep wearing a mask when we’re in an establishment that requires a mask for entry? That’s four weeks from April 15th in the US of A… then two weeks after that for the second shot to take. In other words, June 1st. Let’s not be too tight, though. Let’s give it another two weeks. Call it June 15th. I’m not wearing a mask until we hit some nebulous, flexible number a politician comes up with. I’m not waiting on the knuckleheads out there who refuse to get their shot(s), either. I don’t care if someone else doesn’t want to get vaccinated. As it’s been said, get the vaccine or get the virus. In less than two months I’m done with this silly $#!+. The masks are going into the fire pit (actually, I stopped wearing a mask a couple of weeks ago unless I’m entering an establishment with a sign asking for one to be worn – I don’t need it, of course, but I don’t have to be a dick about it, either).
After all, we’re all in this together and I’m immune (or close enough to it for government work). I’m not a big fan of the kumbaya bullshit either, but the way I see it, it’s my job to be strong and brave for others to show them that we vaccinated folk are all in this together and can get back to living like normal people again! After all, we’re all in this together in these trying and difficult times – let’s be in this together in a manner we can see each other smile again!
Anyway, I was driving home last night, thinking about how I could wrap this post up and I was given a gift over the radio. It was announced that Joe Biden would cede to the CDC’s recommendation on when we could stop wearing masks outdoors. Uh, when did we start wearing masks outdoors?! Let’s go back to the video and ask again why the half the US is so ignorant about the science when it comes to COVID. It’s a top down thing, Bill.