Wednesday, July 1, 2020

They’re Going To Try It Again

     That was my immediate conclusion upon reading this piece:

     Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified Tuesday that an emerging virus found in pigs in China shares traits with the 2009 Swine Flu and 1918 Pandemic Flu, and U.S. public health officials are monitoring the disease.

     Fauci, a White House coronavirus task force member, explained before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee that the virus — known as “G4 EA H1N1,” — doesn’t appear to infect humans, however, it has shown “reassortment capabilities.”...

     Fauci warned lawmakers of the “possibility that you might have another swine flu type outbreak as we had in 2009.”

     “It’s something that still is in the stage of examination,” he added.

     We’ve had Nancy Pelosi and Sleepy Joe Biden nattering about a national mask mandate lately, and getting approximately zero interest from sane Americans. Several state governors are also trying their damnedest to perpetuate their lockdown and mask mandates. But decent people are tired of it all. More, they’re beginning to realize that if a virus as low-mortality as the Wuhan virus can be used as a rationale for the shutdown / mask mandates, then anything more dangerous – e.g., ordinary influenza – would serve even better. The implication is that we’d be “social distancing” and wearing masks for the rest of time.

     Ironically, cloth masks accomplish nothing positive. They’re moderately effective against the transmission of bacterial diseases, but viruses easily penetrate them in either direction. Worse, if worn for a protracted period, they can concentrate bacteria, compel the wearer to rebreathe them...and thus make him sick. Are you at all surprised that the media has said nothing about that, Gentle Reader?

     It’s possible that Red China is ginning up a new threat to us. It’s also possible that Anthony Fauci, who purely loves the spotlight, is using this new swine flu scare to retain public attention and the deference of officialdom. But it’s not very likely, given that travel between the U.S. and China is now tightly restricted, that we’re in danger of disease sufficient to justify any of the measures foisted upon us on the basis of the Chinese coronavirus a.k.a. COVID-19. Our fortunes have sunk too low to justify another wholesale stoppage of American life and commerce of the sort from which we’re only now slowly emerging.

     That doesn’t mean the power elite won’t try to foist it on us, of course.

4 comments:

Valley Trash said...

Sure, I'll wear a mask....but that will mean I won't be able to carry a gun. Decisions, decisions...

Love, Liz

Tim said...

I don't believe any of it. It's total BS, they have no credibility any more, their account is over drawn,

furball said...

I agree with Bill Whittle; we need to legally define what a "state of emergency" is, who can call it, and how long it can last.

It's obvious that Pelosi, Newsome and other wannabe tyrants will use *whatever* they think than can get away with to tell others what to do.

I would join the group that set out to tar and feather them RIGHT NOW, but, lacking that, we need an official statement that the will of the people does not extend to letting any mayor, governor or bureaucrat "protect" us by denying our rights as set forth in the Constitution and its amendments.

Tim Turner

ontoiran said...

I wonder how many shares of gilead sciences dr fauci owns