Up until now, when the Centers for Disease Control have reversed their COVID-19 policies (which have been multitudinous), they have cited “new data” and then released that data to explain their decision. Although the “data” has usually thus far been little more shifting goalposts or changing definitions, the CDC has at least kept up the appearances of making science-based decisions. However, with the latest mask-reversal, demanding that vaccinated people wear masks no matter what (we reported on this yesterday), Dr. Anthony Fauci claimed “new data” requires the change but even leftwing media has noticed that the new data has not been released, and that is different.
Even the Washington Post was asking the question, “If we’re supposed to mask-up based upon new data, where’s the data? What are you talking about?“
As the Washington Post points out, “…the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not publish the new research. In the text of the updated masking guidance, the agency merely cited “CDC COVID-19 Response Team, unpublished data, 2021.”
Some outside scientists have their own message: Show us the data.”
The WaPo’s article’s authors, Joel Achenback, Yasmeen Abutaleb, Ben Guarino, and Ccarolyn Y. Johnson cited a professor at Yale’s Institute of Public Health, Greg Gansalves, “They’re making a claim that people with delta who are vaccinated and unvaccinated have similar levels of viral load, but nobody knows what that means. It’s meaningless unless we see the data.”
So why is Anthony Fauci – for the first time – hiding the data from epidemiologists around the world and instead only referring to an unpublished, “CDC COVID-19 Response Team, unpublished data, 2021.”
One might suggest it’s because there’s either no evidence – or insufficient evidence – that the COVID-19 vaccines have worked at all. Meanwhile, as America took off their masks, there was no major spike in cases. Republicans have said (as they did in Texas, for example) see, masks are pointless. But just as state legislators began to remove their mandates, Biden removed most of his federal mandates, at least for those who have been vaccinated. This is so liberals can claim, see the vaccine works.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that their “data” shows an imminent rise in a “fourth national spike” of COVID-19 and provided the updated mask guidelines accordingly. But scientists around the country are wondering why they aren’t saying what the data is.
I think we all know. Possible scenarios include (A) there is no “new data,” and keeping people masked up is part of the liberal agenda to keep America frightened and scared (B) the vaccines were a total flop or (C) the “fourth surge” will be the seasonal flu this Fall, giving the feds another 5 months of flu season to blame for a spike in COVID-19.