Having a Beer while the world burns!
Masks are required at the Calvert Co fairgrounds for their flea market on Saturdays. When I went two weeks ago, I was looking for specific things (costume jewelry) and did not wander around otherwise. Normally, I would check everything out and go to every booth but found the mask made me anxious to get out of there.This morning the Today show is touting that Biden is going to make an announcement on us not having to wear masks outside. Did Dr Jill make a decision .?
according to Hogies executive order, you must wear one outside when you cannot consistently maintain 6'. Health department noted on one of their inspection reports against us that my employees were not wearing masks outside - they were doing all they could to "throw the book" at us.We were supposed to wear masks outside? Guess I didn't get that memo, no wonder I get the stink eye in the grocery parking lot.
TUCKER CARLSON: The Outdoor Mask myth and why we played along for so longThe next time you see someone in a mask on the sidewalk or the bike path, don’t hesitate. Ask politely but firmly: "would you please take off your mask? Science shows there is no reason to wear it. Your mask is making me uncomfortable." We should do that, and we should keep doing it, until wearing a mask outdoors is roughly as socially accepted as lighting a Marlboro in an elevator. It’s repulsive. Don’t do it around other people. That’s the message we should send because it’s true.
according to Hogies executive order, you must wear one outside when you cannot consistently maintain 6'
Seriously, I didn't know this was "law", I had heard it, thought they were considering it, then threw it out as a stupid idea.We were supposed to wear masks outside? Guess I didn't get that memo, no wonder I get the stink eye in the grocery parking lot.
When people ask me if I've had the "vaccine", I tell them, "Nope, I'm in the clinical control group not getting the experimental solution". The looks I get. Whew!I read a comment about why people are not getting a vaccine. Why get one if I still have to wear a mask. Is there no confidence in this vaccine that I still have to wear one .?
I'm not buying the you can still be a carrier of it with being 99% safe from it with a vaccine. Can I carry it on a tiny part of my eye brow .?
To be clear, the science was overwhelming last year that the risk of outdoor transmission of COVID-19 was low to non-existent. Anybody following the science should have never felt compelled to wear a mask outdoors during the pandemic. Furthermore, somebody who is fully vaccinated is at minimal risk of catching COVID-19 indoors or outdoors. Earlier this month, the CDC itself reported that out of a universe of 66 million individuals who were vaccinated at the time, just 5,800 got the virus. That’s less than 1-in-10,000. The idea that the CDC, even in loosening outdoor mask guidance, is still insisting that vaccinated people wear masks in crowded outdoor settings is completely unmoored from science or reason. This is a bungling agency that has made one mistake after another throughout the pandemic...It would be easy to say that every American should just ignore the CDC, because the people running it have exposed themselves as unserious people. But the problem is that state and local officials as well as private business often defer to CDC guidance. So if you live in a Faucistan sector of the United States, your daily life is likely still going to be affected by whatever the CDC decides to cook up.
President Biden isn't the only subject of Dr. Wen's criticism, but the CDC as well. In addition to calling the CDC guidance "the problem" she writes:The 200 attendees entered the 1,600-person-capacity House chamber spaced apart and wearing masks. Some appeared to be double-masked. They were asked not to make physical contact, though some still fist-bumped or shook hands. There were markers indicating which seats could be occupied, with numerous empty spaces in between. As the president spoke, the vice president and speaker of the House sat behind him, both clad in masks.
If I didn’t know better, I would have thought this was six months ago, before Americans had access to safe, highly effective vaccines.
How incredible are [vaccines]? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest report, there were only 7,157 breakthrough infections among 87 million fully vaccinated people — a rate of 0.008 percent.
Of course, you wouldn’t know that the vaccines are so effective by looking at the CDC’s overly-cautious guidelines. Already, a very damaging narrative is taking hold: If the vaccines are so effective, then why so many precautions for the fully vaccinated? What’s the point of getting inoculated if not much changes?