Life was so much easier for the totalitarians when The Science™ and The Fear Narrative were marching in lockstep. What are they going to do now that even the CDC is too liberal for them?
The left has lived on a steady diet of panic porn and government intrusion for two years. Now that most of the country is sliding into *gasp* normalcy those who got hooked on their daily dose of panic and control are jonesing for a fix.
Let’s begin by looking at the latest changes to the CDC’s COVID guidance. They framed their Aug 11 press release with this introduction:
“We’re in a stronger place today as a nation, with more tools—like vaccination, boosters, and treatments—to protect ourselves, and our communities, from severe illness from COVID-19,” said Greta Massetti, PhD, MPH, MMWR author. “We also have a better understanding of how to protect people from being exposed to the virus, like wearing high-quality masks, testing, and improved ventilation. This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”
Their instructions for people who have all of the boosters are no different for anyone who does not.
Updating its guidance for people who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccines on what to do if exposed to someone with COVID-19. This is consistent with the existing guidance for people who are up to date on COVID-19 vaccines.
In fact, ‘regardless of vaccination status’ is a phrase that comes up more than once in this press release. The only mask guidelines mentioned related to people who may have already been exposed and might possibly be infectious to others. They have even done away with most testing of asymptomatic people.
The CDC has so much egg on its face from their overreach and bad advice over the last two years that they have played the mea culpa card and have admitted that ‘mistakes were made’. They are making the usual institutional changes that get made when moribund institutions shift the deck chairs around so it looks like they are actually addressing a problem.
But that poses a new problem for low-level authoritarian bureaucrats. Remember that chorus of authoritarians calling for us all to ‘believe the science’ and accept the guidance of our betters in labcoats?
Now that those experts in labcoats have stopped saying we need to be in a state of perpetual panic, the authoritarian left has stopped singing their chorus of ‘believe the science’. In response, they have looked elsewhere seeking justification for their favorite policies.
School administrators in Fairfax County, Virginia are still pushing that mask mandate. Once the virus hits ‘high’ levels, they will bring back mask mandates.
“FCPS requires all students to wear a face covering when indoors (except while actively eating/drinking) on school property (to include the buildings, school buses and other school provided vehicles) when the CDC COVID-19 Community Level for Fairfax County is high,” the email read. “The current level for Fairfax County is medium. The Code of Virginia allows parents/legal guardians to elect for their child not to wear a face covering while on school property.” — FoxNews
Don’t think they’re going to take Gov Younkin’s Executive order giving parents final authority over whether their kid needs masks in school or not at face value, either.
They’ve put hurdles in place to make it difficult for a parent to exercise the authority Gov. Youngkin handed over to them. They included a clause to take that final say away from parents and hand it over to yet another expert in a labcoat — doctors.
That instinct to check out our brains and hand them over to the labcoat class worked out OH so well when we did that with Fauci, didn’t it?
by Doug Giles
Beginning in March 2020, many Christians went into lockdown-freak-out mode. Uncut, irrational, unbiblical, and not to mention, unconstitutional, fear gripped many churches and church leaders. Forced to choose between obeying the Word of God or the edict of man, most Western Churches buckled. We even saw it here in First Amendment-protected America.
The Apostle Peter buckled to fear on the night of Christ’s crucifixion. But he learned his lesson and lived the rest of his life bold as a lion. How can the church ‘go and do likewise’?
Read the book and find out!
Get your copy of Dear Christian: Your Fear Is Full of Crap now. Better yet, grab an extra copy for any petrified pastor who dutifully put obedience to the unconstitutional edicts of Mayor McCheese ahead of obedience to the explicit commandments of the LORD God Almighty.