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CNN: Data from the FAA shows more than 70% of the incidents on planes this year are over masks. Why do you think that is happening?
Those federal rules are in place to make sure that we're keeping a safe space, But, when the data proves masks don't work for COVID, and people are smart, they push back. The CEO's of Southwest and American Airlines testified in Congress under oath that Masks Don't Work. Rather, airline air purification does work because the air is not circulated but blown out of the plane. Thus, masks are not needed and only cause crews trouble.
We all want to trust authority. This is because our mothers were our first authority. However, with masks it is different because the motivations of authority (when it comes to masks) is to make people "feel" safe. The people behind the mask mandates are mostly Administrative MD's and PhD's rather than the hero research MD's that make vaccines. The Admin's are interested in calming fears rather than producing vaccines. Making you "feel" safe is very important to them. Their interest is not whether the Masks actually work or not. Today, they know Masks don't work. At the Start of the pandemic they guessed Masks would work. Even today their optimistic human nature prevents them from seeing the futility of masks. They guess masks slow the virus down. But, have no data that shows this true. They point to vague papers that use mannequins blowing smoke, or talk of "averages" like masks capture half the smoke. There are at least 41 of these types of papers floating around. Many from Doctors from Companies in mainland China that sell masks. The admins are removed from the street level of work day suffering, and the small business financial ruin they cause. Blissfully, and in ignorance they think they are doing good.
When it comes to making people comfortable and have hope, Doctors are trained to lie to the patient about their condition. This comes from Ancient times. Even In the 1960's, 91% of Doctors surveyed felt it was proper to lie to a patient when they were terminally ill, if it helped their well being. This is what is happening with Masks today.
Early in October, the Wall Street Journal published a lengthy take on “evidence-based” science and the effects that science (and more to the point, scientists) are having in the current world climate.
The Journal’s conclusion?
“There is no shortcut. The only way to be absolutely sure that one scientific pronouncement is reliable and another is not is to examine the evidence yourself. Relying on the reputation of the scientist, or the reporter reporting it, is the way that many of us go … but it is not infallible.”
Why? Advocates of competing theories are apt to see the same data in different ways, the Journal wrote.
During the current pandemic, this has never been more apparent. Take that mask you don every day when going out to be around people outside of your household.
Early on, the CDC and WHO exclaimed that masks had little to no effect on the spread of Covid-19 when used outside of medical facilities. Part of that conclusion had to do with the difference in the masks – the general public doesn’t usually wear the N95 masks that medical professionals wear. Part of the issue also has to do with the fact that many people don’t properly wear the masks they do have.
But let’s move beyond the single-argument theories surrounding masks. As we moved further into the pandemic, the CDC and WHO changed their tunes about masks, citing science and scientific studies.
Solid reasoning, right?
Except that, to date, nobody has accomplished an “evidence-based” study into whether something like masks really do reduce the spread of this virus. The argument is there, of course, that “if it even has a chance that they are helping, it’s not that big of a deal to wear a mask.”
Maybe not for most people. What about those with issues breathing within an enclosed space. When worn properly, a mask covers both the nose and mouth, creating a person’s very own enclosed little room that can have an effect on someone’s ability to breath.
The Journal piece from October 10 points out many of the potential flaws that science has and the mistakes scientists make when positing new theories.
The potential errors start at the very beginning, with a scientist’s hypothesis. That’s a GUESS, people. Science begins with a guess.
Now, if researched and tested properly, that guess is either proven or disproven. But what if the data the scientist gathers to do the tests is flawed? Or what if, even if the data gathered is trustworthy, its' inadequate (read, not enough of it there) to make a proper conclusion. Or what if the gathering of the data gives the scientist results that could disprove a pet theory, and the scientist ignores that data?
There are safeguards in place to help, of course. The most notable may be peer review, where others in the field test out the conclusions prior to a study being widely disseminated.
Unfortunately, though, many times the scientists are friends and peer review can turn into a rubber stamp to help each other out. Probably not the best way to “advance” science.
Just last Friday, a week before the general election, the lead scientist at the UW’s IHME published a study that claimed masks work. Dr. Chris Murray cited three studies that allegedly proves the hypothesis.
Remember what we said at the beginning. Be careful how you read and take such claims? Well, here again is the point. The studies Dr. Murray relies upon do not scientifically, solidly prove that masks work. They, and the UW announcement, use words like “seem.”
The world needs evidence-based conclusions. Not speculation. Not supposition. Again, we warn and implore you – be dubious. Question what you read and what you are told. Seek out the actual answers rather than blindly following along.
READ MORE: https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-the-pandemic-has-taught-us-about-science-11602255638
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Systems, economic or otherwise, that create artificial divisions within a population have a name.
They are Caste Systems.
The most prevalent example in modern times is in India, a country where the Hindu religion has worked under a caste system since ancient times. But caste systems have undergone a broadened definition, as well.
Any culture that creates a ritualistic hierarchy based on economics, occupation, social status or history to regulate social interactions has, at least to some extent, created a caste system. The straight definition says these systems have a, “ritual status in a hierarchy, and customary social interaction and exclusion based on cultural notions of purity and pollution.”
If you think about it, the Germans created one under the National Socialists, with anyone other than the “master race” being deemed inferior. Serfs in British society were basically slaves.
America was founded on the principle of everyone having the same opportunities to succeed. No caste systems. Of course, we’ve had our own missteps in that regard, and continue to struggle even today.
But the blatant caste system created by our leaders during the Covid-19 pandemic has to make people wonder. Even the “progress” made the first week of October here in Washington state, when the Governor announced new guidelines that loosened restrictions on restaurants, bars and even some outdoor sporting events, illustrates this new form of caste society.
Despite supposed safety protocols being in place across the state – most notably the requirement to wear masks in public when it is not likely to be able to remain six feet apart, and social distancing – certain businesses still are not free to open and survive. Most of these businesses are your local favorites, the small shops and family-owned stores without a loud voice in Olympia.
Phase 4 and Open Washington will continue to advocate for all business, now and in the future. We believe in the ideals of America. We believe everyone should be treated equally. And, with limits, the law agrees with us.
The law says that government treating one business differently from another without a compelling interest is unconstitutional. Community safety likely would be considered a compelling interest. BUT, the state has assured the population that the safety measures in place work. Does that not then negate the safety interest?
How can you let one business open and keep another closed under these circumstances?
The very names of the levels reek of the caste idea: Essential and non-essential businesses. But everyone’s business is essential to somebody. America is supposed to be about the individual being able to raise themselves up with hard work and determination.
How is that possible when, despite the protocols being in place, the policies of the state are not being administered equitably? People have fled these kinds of injustices throughout the ages.
The founders of this country fled persecutions in England. Don’t stay silent while our own leaders create such barriers. Open Washington. Help us advocate for all Washington business, and all businesses across this country.
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Washington Post sampling of states with overall Covid cases per 100K, new this week, % up/down.
While debates may rage on over what works and what does not, all states now have protocols in place that purport to keep its citizenry safe when doing business. Yet many businesses remain left out of the economic reopening.
Take the business of sports.
Right here in Washington, in microcosm, we see the inequality of what is happening.
In the NFL, the Seattle Seahawks are playing, though they play home games at CenturyLink without the asset that is the 12th Man, since no fans currently are allowed in to watch games. The Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars will finally get to play football the first weekend in November. But again, will do so without fans.
High school teams across the state have been postponed this fall until at least early 2021, condensing seasons for multi-sport athletes and likely forcing decisions to be made by many about what to play and what to give up. Quite a decision, especially for those seniors playing their final years for their schools.
Meanwhile, most other events and festivals remain a no-go. Road races, despite an ability to create a social distancing model, are verboten. Live music? Nope.
A quick look across the country gives no clarity on whether being closed or open has any real effect on the current pandemic. What does seem clear, as can be seen by the two charts accompanying here, is that allowing at least some fans in to watch our teams play would appear to have little effect on new Covid-19 cases.
Some states that are allowing fans are up. Some states are down.
A quick bit of research revealed that currently there are 12 NFL teams, for example, allowing at least a percentage of capacity of fans into stadiums. Those 12 teams are located in eight different states. In those specific eight states, the Washington Post reports that over the last seven days ending at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 5, new cases of the virus range from being up 22 percent (Ohio and Indiana) to down 26 percent (Texas).
The full range can be seen in the charts extracted from the Post’s online site, with the columns showing total cases reported per every 100 thousand in population, new cases per 100 thousand and the percentage up or down those new cases represent over the past week. We have added dots next to the state names where pro and a couple of college football programs (Alabama and Georgia) allowed fans this past weekend.
Given that these numbers would seem to indicate no difference between allowing or not allowing business to proceed for ALL using the protocols already in place, why are Washington state’s sports programs not being afforded the opportunity the same as others across the United States?
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Washington Post sampling of states with overall Covid cases per 100K, new this week, % up/down.
Everyone remembers the iceberg.
The HMS Titanic, steaming through the ice-strewn waters of the Atlantic Ocean, hit one of the massive frozen islands in the sea and opened a gaping hole in its hull. Those familiar with the movie are keenly aware, also, of two other pieces of information.
There weren’t enough lifeboats on the Titanic to save everyone. And those lifeboats that were there ultimately were launched with close to half of their available seating empty.
What came next was a tragedy of epic proportions. Of the 2,223 passengers, and crew, on board, 1,517 died. That’s 68.2 percent dead.
It didn’t have to be that way. But instead of alerting all the passengers, especially those on the lower decks, of the impending doom the iceberg had assured for the Titanic, the crew instead played down the urgency and the damage done.
The reasoning? To avoid a general panic.
The second weekend in September of 2020, it was revealed that a high-ranking U.S. government official admitted to having played down the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic as it began to spread in early 2020.
The reason this person gave? To avoid a general panic amongst the U.S. population. There was a need to assure the public that there was hope for a quick solution, and that the authorities were “in control of the situation.”
This official’s admission can be extended to the mandates on wearing masks in the general public. Doctors explained as early as July that not wearing a proper type of mask, or not wearing that mask in a correct fashion, greatly reduces the effectiveness of said mask.
A hospital in Western Washington even posted a training video it uses for its own medical staff on how to properly wear the mask. Try to find that video now. It will be difficult. The explanation on how to properly wear the mask is complicated, thus a difficult task for regular citizens to understand.
Back on the Titanic, the by-product of down-playing the iceberg strike was that passengers were lulled into complacency, into a sense that everything would be okay. And over 1,500 died.
Down-playing the pandemic lulled our population into the same false sense of hope. It delayed implementation of protocols that work, like social distancing, and ultimately has promoted a “solution” (even by those in the medical profession) – the mandatory wearing of masks – that may not work at all if the incorrect type of mask is worn and/or it is not worn properly.
Why might masks not actually have the positive effect officials tell us they should? Because people now feel “safe” with their masks on, and thus can tend to ignore the other pieces that need to work in conjunction with proper mask wearing. They forego social distancing. They stop washing their hands to keep particulates from potentially being transferred.
All of these measures need to be adhered to because they work in concert with each other. And, when these measures are all used, the spread of Covid-19 should be reduced exponentially.
Therefore, with the correct measures and protocols in place, why is our economy still flagging? Why is our economy still fragmented into essential and non-essential groups, with those in the second category unable to be open for business?
Phase 4 was created to ask these questions and lobby for what is right. The economy should be reopened. All businesses are essential to somebody. We cannot afford to be lulled, not just by incomplete and in some cases inaccurate information about protocols. We cannot afford to be lulled into a caste economic system, taking for granted that some businesses (and therefore some people) are more essential (read better) than any other.
But that is what is happening in the United States today. Little by little, using fear and safety to propound their movement, our society is being pulled away from freedom and choice – the very tenets upon which our country was built.
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