In woefully unscientific "guidance", they still fail to adjust for the PCR false positive bias - and they still think the vaccine contributes to herd immunity.
They *definitely* wish more people were afraid. The spell has burned out.
None of this is likely to get my family to forgive me for refusing to bend to their will over the last few years.
I almost wonder if Neil Ferguson's BS model was a target.
Maybe there has been a downturn in office visits and that scares the medical societies.
Community immunity because "herd immunity" is a right-wing talking point the Republicans just made up. So my mom (an educated woman!) told me in the summer of 2020. I was speechless.
I predict this new guidance will just be ignored at many hospitals and the mask mandates in health facilities will largely continue. As of a couple months ago, our local hospital (blue town) still had a rule that patients can have only 1 visitor per day and only 2 designated visitors total, over the whole of their stay. Doesn't matter if the patient is dying, either. People that cruel and psychotic aren't going to let the masks go.
The CDC has been wearing a mask since its inception decades ago.
Finally! Had a couple of recent occasions to visit my PCP and a clinic for some blood tests. They are all still masked up, although I noticed my doctor didn’t have it all the way over her nose, as you’re apparently supposed to. I am so used to not wearing them that I am immediately resentful that I still have to wear one there. The clinics and hospitals in my area have apparently not gotten the memo.
Lol. COVID’s old news, people are fed up and midterms are here. Time to switch to a wartime footing.
I think we have natural herd immunity now most likely but if the boosters keep be taken up in material numbers the virus will once again be challenged and evolve around the booster and just maybe natural immunity.
I clicked on the link re: CDC update. Can’t they write in plain language? Talk about a word salad! This is all I want to know: does an unjabbed RN working in a hospital still have to wear a mask all the time, or not? It has been, for some time, required for unjabbed nurses, but not for jabbed nurses. Can anyone else unravel all this mishmash?
I have new numbers for working age (15-64 y.o.) mortality for 2021 over 2020 based on the https://deadorkicking.com/death-statistics/us/2021/ website (for 2021; you can figure out how to navigate to get the 2020 numbers) and my calculations.
Working age mortality for 2019 was 707,271
Working age mortality for 2020 was 776,289 (roughly a 10% increase over 2019)
Working age mortality for 2021 was 913,780 (roughly an 18% increase over 2020)
By contrast, the 85+ y.o. mortality _decreased_ 14% in 2021 (because of excessive mortality the previous year in this age group)
Please check my work.
Funny thing is not much has changed in number of cases. At this stage how people don't still see this whole response was an absolute unscientific shit show is beyond me.
No honesty, no trust , no scruples 😖
I can’t find the part about healthcare professionals not having to mask anymore. Can anyone else find it and direct me to it?
Thank you for your insightful post! I checked out your IPAK-EDU and found a number of good courses and at reasonable prices. I hope people take advantage of the opportunity to learn more! BTW, it would be good to offer courses in genetics. What our genes carry within us, is what often what is the cause of an underlying disease and I think right now is why so many young people are having myocarditis. Something to think about.