[January 8, 2022] As regular readers of my website know, this is not a medical blog. But I do, on occasion, draw attention to issues within the medical community. Visiting my physician for my annual checkup last month, she told me something everyone needs to hear, especially politicians who set policy on mask mandates.
Consensus within the medical community, but rarely talked about, is that the COVID virus is not going away, and we will therefore have to learn to live with it. Vaccines, she noted, have minimal effectiveness in either preventing or stopping the spread of the virus. Masks do virtually nothing and can hinder the social well-being of children. Those are facts, but she is not allowed to speak the truth to her clients, else she will be fired from her job.
Censorship within the medical community is strong.
When forced masking was first discussed, I read the existing literature and found no evidentiary support for the practice. And despite the best efforts of what can only be described as the mask religionists, there continues to be no credible data or research favoring a positive impact.” – Kevin Roche at the Healthy Skeptic
Forcing the masking of children is wrong, as they have a minuscule risk from the virus but are terrorized and deprived of normal social development that forced mask-wearing prevents. Those who claim that masking children is just fine to ignore the clear data showing a massive uptick in mental health issues.
Wearing masks to prevent infection from the COVID virus is delusional. It won’t work. And, even if it did work on occasion, it will not prevent the virus from eventually entering your system. We are all going to get the virus at some point. As long as our hospital systems are not overwhelmed, the best course of action is to let the virus take its course.
Letting the virus run its course seems like a harsh recommendation. Politicians pander to the medically uneducated by forcing lockdowns, masks mandates, and threats for those who do not receive the vaccine. Their actions make them look concerned and that they are “doing something.” That is not what a real leader does when faced with a crisis.
We have a monumental failure to do the right thing in our political class and a classic failure of good leadership. And, frankly, I don’t expect them to change their chameleon colors on mask mandates anytime soon.
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