By CRAIG E. CAMPBELL
Last month I wrote a piece in Must Read Alaska that statistically showed, using Center for Disease Control data, that masks were not the decisive action that suppressed spread of the 2019 coronavirus influenza pandemic. The fact is, Covid-19 had much higher death rates in states with strict mask mandates than in those that had more lenient mandates.
Before you start with the, “He is spreading a false science narrative,” let me be clear I never said that masks did not provide some level of protection from the spread of respiratory infections.
It’s all a matter of balance between protecting the public health from serious and deadly diseases and protecting our constitutional rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. At what point has government overstepped its role in protecting a free society from disease?
Wearing masks has known health risks. It’s a fact that wearing a face covering substantially increases the inhalation of carbon dioxide which creates an oxygen deficiency to the brain.
This causes headaches, drowsiness, and other negative impacts. Long-term oxygen deficiency kills brain cells, which may be the explanation for why the infamous Dr. Anthony Fauci remarked on national news last week that, “So it is conceivable that as we go on, a year or two or more from now, that during certain seasonal periods when you have respiratory-borne viruses like the flu, people might actually elect to wear masks to diminish the likelihood that you’ll spread these respiratory-borne diseases.”
Bingo, the door is opening to reveal a glimpse of the future envisioned by Fauci.
Just a year ago, at the beginning of the pandemic, Fauci stated there was no need to wear face coverings. A couple months later, he declared face coverings should be worn, coupled with social distancing and washing hands, to reduce the spread of Covid-19.
By the end of last year he was publicly telling us that two masks work better than a single mask. Now the wizard of medical spin is introducing us to their eventual objective; wearing masks most all the time to prevent the spread of respiratory infections. Not just for Covid, but eventually, government requiring masks be worn during any period of respiratory-borne disease, like even the seasonal flu.
This is exactly what I predicted: Power-hungry government “leaders” sought to expand their control over our lives by turning us into submissive sheep, wearing masks to stop disease. Can’t wait for society to finally be disease-free when we are all forced to live in our own plastic bubbles of HEPA-filtered, sterilized air.
Were masks the saving grace to stop the Covid spread in Florida and Texas? They were not. Florida and Texas were two of the first states to remove the mask mandate and make it optional and they had some of the lowest per capita death rates in the nation.
Yesterday the Fauci said it was OK to not wear a mask outdoors if you have been vaccinated.
“If you are going into a completely crowded situation, where people are falling all over each other, then you wear a mask. But any other time, if you’re vaccinated and you’re outside, put aside your mask. You don’t have to wear it.” Fauci boldly proclaimed.
Really, Captain Obvious? Where have you been? If you are vaccinated why do you need to wear a mask at all? This protracted messaging that we need to wear a mask even after being vaccinated, which we are told is nearly 99 percent effective to protect against Covid, clearly shows they are not following the science but are merely using an orchestrated political effort to continue controlling our lives, even when science has proven them wrong. That’s’ the purest definition of being a dishonest and politically motivated hypocrite Dr. Fauci.
Today the CDC announced that “Anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities, large or small, without wearing a mask or physical distancing.” Poof! In the blink of an interview, all is well with the world.
This charade has gone on long enough. Masks were never proven by science to prevent the spread of Covid. Science has proven that vaccinations can prevent a person from getting Covid. President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed was a visionary approach to accelerating the best path towards public health in the period of Covid. Biden’s mishandling of the “pandemic” has been a disingenuous attempt at portraying leadership where none exists.
Don’t be fooled. Retaining the mask mandate kept elected officials in control of our lives and, using the prophet Dr. Fauci as he spread fear in Americans that an influenza is the most dangerous and deadly health problem facing society, gave them the power to make us all even more subservient to government, forever.
The Biden Administration’s waffling on masks, while claiming credit for the success of President Trump’s action is disgraceful. Today’s admission by the CDC is clear evidence we have been scammed for the past four months by a bunch of con artists trying to retain control over our liberties under the false veil of protecting public health.
Excuse me. What about the nearly 600,000 that die each year in the US from heart disease and the other 600,000 that die from cancer?
What about the 70,000 drug overdose deaths in 2019 alone? What about the dramatic increase in suicide this past year? What about the number of people who died from accidents related to the use of alcohol and marijuana?
Nope, just watch, the most dangerous health crisis America will now face will be the seasonal flu, so shut-up, get your flu shot, and wear your damned mask when Big Brother tells you.
Craig E. Campbell served on the Anchorage Assembly between 1986 and 1995 and later as Alaska’s Tenth Lieutenant Governor. He was the previous Chief Executive Officer and President for Alaska Aerospace Corporation. He retired from the Alaska National Guard as Lieutenant General (AKNG) and holds the concurrent retired Federal rank of Major General (USAF).