Oh, There’s Another Layer of Nonsense Behind the CDC’s Latest Double Masking Study

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Posted: Feb 13, 2021 12:35 AM
Oh, There’s Another Layer of Nonsense Behind the CDC’s Latest Double Masking Study

Source: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

No one elected these people. No one. And yet, with every passing day, the COVID protocols put forward by Democrats and shored up by the liberal media, who have peddled non-stop panic, look like nothing more than an ongoing exercise in government control. How far and how long can they ride this pony? Many of you already knew this from the start. When we look back and wonder where things went off the rails, it has to be the advice on masks.

Don’t wear masks. That was the initial advice, which then became maybe wear some form of cloth over your face, to wear masks, and finally the talk about double-masking. Why not triple or quadruple? Dr. Anthony Fauci, Joe Biden’s unelected COVID czar, even said the data showing double masking being effective simply isn't there. But he later said that it might make sense. What is it, dude?

You cannot play both sides of the fence on stuff like this, and you don’t need to be a medical expert to know that. This isn’t a science lab. This is public policy, and this sort of catch-all mentality to avoid looking like a fool when doling out advice is a prescription for killing public trust. Oh, and it also makes you look like a total idiot. Frankly, we’re already there regarding the death of the expert. Most seen on CNN and MSNBC are no better than the paid operatives that contribute on guest panels on those liberal networks.

The new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on double masking was covered by Katie, who noted that it’s based on mannequins with the notation that this has no real-world applicability:

"New data released from CDC today underscored the importance of wearing a mask correctly and making sure it fits closely and snuggly over your nose and mouth. In this new study researchers used experiments in the laboratory, not the real world, to access different strategies to improve the different fits of masks impacts a mask's ability to block aerosolized particles emitted during a simulated cough as well as to reduce exposure to aerosol particles emitted during simulating breathing. The size of the aerosol particles in the experiment were designed to mimic the respiratory droplet particles most important for person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky released in a video statement. 

"I want to be clear that these new scientific data released today do not change the specific recommendations on who should wear a mask and when they should wear one. But they do provide new information on why wearing a well fitting mask is important," she added.

And that’s the key right there. No one is wearing well-fitted masks. They’re also all made in China, which is the seat of irony. Better yet, did you catch the second layer of this nonsense regarding how to make your mask fit better? Pull a layer of pantyhose over your head. That’s pretty much what they said.

“Other studies found that knotting and tucking a medical procedure mask or placing a sleeve made of sheer nylon hosiery material around the neck and pulling it up over either a cloth of medical procedure mask also significantly improved the wearer’s protection by fitting the mask more tightly to the wearer’s face and reducing edge gaps.”

Phil Kerpen of American Commitment found that nugget. No, I’m not double masking — I already had the virus — and I’m not putting pantyhose over my face. We have long gone off the rails here.

I’ll circle back to the mass Danish study they did on mask-wearing and reducing COVID. It didn’t do much, which led to The New York Times adding their spin in the headline for that story. Look, California has hardcore lockdown measures for COVID with a near-universal mask compliance rate. It had one million cases in six weeks over the holidays. The narrative of "masks work" has to be sent back to the drawing board because the numbers, the policies, and the infection rates in these lockdown states paint a different picture. I wouldn’t suggest doing it the New York way either, which is cooking the books on the death toll.