“Fauci Admits Why Americans Were Initially Misled About Wearing Masks” By Leah Barkoukis, Posted at Townhall
“Now Fauci has admitted that the reason Americans were initially discouraged from using them [face masks] is because there was a shortage…”
“Fauci explains why vaccinated Americans should still wear a mask” By Jackie Salo, Posted at the New York Post
“What happens is that you might get infected and get absolutely no symptoms, not know you’re infected, and then inadvertently go into a situation with vulnerable people…”
“Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had its effect: like a man, who hath thought of a good repartee when the discourse is changed, or the company parted; or like a physician, who hath found out an infallible medicine, after the patient is dead.” – Jonathan SwiftEditorial Comment
No one really knows what to believe anymore, and it’s understandable given all the half-truths, no-truths, and outright lies we’ve been told about all concerns COVID. Public trust has suffered terribly. Politicians and public health professionals have lost the confidence of far too many people. The consequences are difficult, and I sincerely believe the consequences have resulted in the deaths of people whose lives might otherwise have been spared and saved. Parents. Grandparents. Aunts. Uncles. Cousins. Brothers. Sisters. Sons. Daughters. Real people.
Masks make the point, and have become the ubiquitous example of a catastrophic public health failure. In the beginning we were told that we did not need to wear masks, that we would not know how to wear masks, and that masks would not work.
Now we’re told that we must wear masks. In fact, we might need to wear multiple layers of masks. The requirements – and enforcement actions – have become so Draconian that people now view the wearing of masks as a submission to tyranny, and those who demand their use as tyrants. The declaration that we now must wear masks is made by the same people who told us at the beginning of the crisis not to wear masks, that we did not need to wear masks, that we would not know how to wear masks, and that masks would not work.
Recently revealed was the “real reason” we were told not to wear masks in the early days of the pandemic – and that “real reason” had nothing to do with the effectiveness of appropriate PPE. The “real reason” was that there was a shortage of PPE.
Seriously, that is an ALL STOP.
This is, in my view, a complete and total disregard for life. My life. Your life. All our lives.
How was it that while dangerous pathogens were actively used in research, our medical capacity to address any public exposure – intentional or unintentional – was so critically limited, and so woefully inadequate? Why was this work allowed in any form or any place?
Masks are just one part of the controversy. Great doubt and heated debates have followed with regard to social distancing, and now vaccines.
The failure to inform us truthfully about the origin and nature and consequences of this virus made “informed consent” utterly impossible. Who among us could be expected to make any reasonable risk assessment absent the truth? We were left without the ability to make choices based in truth for ourselves and our loved ones. All of this is entirely inexcusable.
We are long overdue for a full and transparent investigation, and one should be immediately forthcoming. We must be able to rely on the truthfulness and trustworthiness of the people and institutions entrusted with our public safety and national security. Integrity must be restored.