Democrat Governors Love Being Able to Pass the COVID Buck
Democrat Governors across the country are breathing a collective sigh of relief now that Joe Biden is in the White House. President Donald Trump allowed each state to make its own leadership decisions related to the coronavirus, while offering federal assistance when needed. But all of that freedom and a republican form of government doesn’t sit well with leftists. But with President Biden in power, Democrat Governors now have two things that they really love: Top-down, centralized control of the coronavirus response, along with someone else to pass the buck to when any of their policies fail.
Unfortunately for America, the “Follow the Science” crowd in the White House has been awfully inconsistent and flip-floppy the past few weeks. The vaccine rollout has been pretty chaotic in blue states, and the White House doesn’t seem to know what it’s doing.
After campaigning on the idea that he’d “encourage” a mask mandate on all of America for his first 100 days in office, President Biden has already broken that promise. Now he says everyone should wear a mask until at least the end of 2021. Plus, he’s made it a federal crime to not wear a mask on public transportation. He’s already got COVID cops out looking for violators, rather than border cops looking for illegal aliens.
As for following the science, most of us have been scratching our heads for the past year on exactly which science the people in charge have been following. It’s certainly not any science from real doctors.
The Winter edition of the Primary Doctor Medical Journal, for example, was dedicated to brand-new scientific research about mask-wearing. The main peer-reviewed paper in the Journal was titled, “Masks Are Neither Safe nor Effective: A Summary of the Science.” That title seems almost comical when you compare it to the daily nanny-state browbeating of the media and the White House over masks.
There’s also an extensive four-part series in the Journal titled, “Masks, False Safety and Real Dangers.” Part one covers “Friable Mask Particulates and Lung Vulnerability.” Part two is about “Microbial Challenges from Masks.” Part three gets into the nitty-gritty of “Hypoxia, Hypercapnia and Physiological Effects.” And part four talks about “Proposed Mechanisms by Which Masks Increase Risk of COVID-19.”
Plus, the one scientific research paper in the Winter edition of the Primary Doctor Medical Journal is a study called, “Lockdowns Failed to Reduce Deaths in the US.” (Does everyone have cake and balloons ready to celebrate the upcoming one-year anniversary of Ten Days to Flatten the Curve?)
I dug into part three a little deeper. It describes how breathing in your own carbon dioxide (due to wearing a mask) begins causing immediate damage to the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys and immune system. Yes, cue up the memes: Wearing a mask long-term causes brain damage.
Under normal circumstance, any room in your house, the grocery store and other places, carbon dioxide amounts to about 400 parts per million in the air. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), which sets workplace safety guidelines for the Department of Labor, has set guidelines on how much CO2 is safe to breathe and at which point it becomes a danger to your health. If carbon dioxide in an enclosed workspace exceeds 5,000 parts per million, OSHA will shut a worksite down because it’s too dangerous. Researchers in this study wanted to find out how much carbon dioxide a person is consuming when they wear a mask or a face covering. Guess how long it takes to cross the OSHA safety threshold for carbon dioxide when you put on a mask? Just 25 seconds.
Oh, and that’s just by wearing one mask. The bureaucrats at the CDC, operating under President Biden’s leadership, are now recommending that everyone should wear two masks. “Let’s cut the brain damage threshold down to just 12.5 seconds of mask wearing!”
If you’re into actual science about this stuff, here’s the link to the Primary Doctor Medical Journal. It’s free, although you do have to download the papers to read them. It’s too bad that no one in the White House will bother to read any of this, since they’re too busy “following the science.”