Covid-19 is, overall, not that deadly, and getting less deadly all the time. Most of those who die of Covid are already unwell, often extremely unwell. Most interventions to contain Covid, in particular lockdowns and ubiquitous masking, don’t work. Children are nearly immune to Covid and do very little to spread it. In terms of effect on America’s prosperity, stability, health, and mental well-being, the “cures” for Covid have been far more harmful than the disease itself. For the past year, stating these facts could get a person banned from Facebook or shut down on YouTube and Twitter.
But now, abruptly, the Biden Administration and its mouthpieces are trying to make this the conventional wisdom.
Sensing political calamity if it can’t get the country to move past Covid, what might be called the “West Wing” branch of progressivism desperately wants to adjust narratives and calm their base down, so that life (and the economy) can go back to normal.
Suddenly, all over the place, the old stalwarts of Covid hysteria are saying things that mere weeks ago constituted “misinformation” you could get censored for uttering. Shortly before Christmas, CNN medical analyst Leana Wen said something that was known before even the first Covid lockdowns 22 months ago: The loose-fitting cloth masks most people wear when forced don’t really do anything. Read more…