Top Three Takeaways For September 23rd, 2021

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College Football, not a super spreader. 

Labor Day wasn’t either. You can look at the declining COVID-19 trend in recent weeks and quickly realize that upwards of 100,000 maskless fans in close proximity weekend after weekend not only hasn’t contributed to a spike in cases but it’s also coincided with a significant declining trend. What does that tell you? Something different than the Fauch told you would happen when on September 7th he warned of college football super spreader events. Now, the Fauch getting it wrong is nothing new. That just makes today Thursday, but the problem remains those who still lend him credibility and worse still, those who craft policy based upon what he has to say.

Starting with the President of the United States who uses him as his top medical advisor. Recent events suggest many pandemic policies from masks to most notably Biden’s current attempt at a vaccine mandate isn’t based on science but rather control. Let me ask you. Had you ever heard the name Anthony Fauci before the pandemic? And while heading the NIH, how much power did he really have? Now, do you think Fauci’s enjoyed the attention, the influence, the control that he’s had since the onset of the pandemic? Do you think the wannabee Fauches across the country have as well? And that’s where we are now.

The problem is that team Fauch, and the mini-Fauches of the world, are constantly playing the fear card. For the first several months of the vaccine rollout, we consistently heard the number 70%. The theoretical threshold at which we would reach herd immunity and permanently turn the corner on the virus. Well, guess what? We’re there. Whether you look at Florida, or the country as a whole, about 70% of those eligible have been vaccinated with at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By the time you factor in those who’ve recovered from the virus and haven’t chosen to get a vaccine but retain natural immunity, it’s safe to say we’re there. 

So, what if Fauch & co were right about 70%? That’d explain why Labor Day, nor college football were super spreader events. It’d also say the peak of the pandemic is behind us once and for all. It’d mean the holidays and family get-togethers need not be feared. But it’d also mean the loss of control for those who’ve abused it throughout. 

The right general at the right time.

I’m talking about Florida’s new Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo. He’s not afraid and he’s everything the Fauces aren’t as illustrated by his opening statement, "Florida will completely reject fear as a way of making policies in public healthFear (has been) unfortunately a centerpiece of health policy in the United States ever since the beginning of the pandemic and it’s over here. Expiration date: it’s done. Not only does it illustrate maximum contrast to the Fauces of country, but it also highlights another important distinction. Since when was the brave approach to public policy locking people down, shuttering businesses, mandating masks and vaccines, and the cowardly approach respecting liberty, personal choice, and our constitutionally protected freedoms?

This pandemic has been so bastardized by the lockdown, mask, and vaccine mandate Nazi’s that the cowards seeking control have been deemed the heroes while fearless leaders have been made out to be the cowards. It’s just the opposite. And Dr. Ladapo correctly emphasizes that science should be used in full context, as opposed to selectively. That’s why 100,000+ maskless fans can be packed into a stadium shoulder to shoulder and not one damn one of them seemingly has spread the virus to the others, yet your children who are naturally distanced at their desks and the teachers behind theirs are forced to mask up all day. Tell me that’s not jacked up? So yes, to Ladapo and science. The two don’t contradict each other. It’s the Fauches and science that do.

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