The pathetic collapse of Team Apocalypse
The science has changed lol. Efforts to rewrite history will begin in three, two, one...
In the last few weeks, coronavirus infections in the United States have hit stunning new heights.
Covid deaths are second only to their January 2021 peak (a peak probably driven by first-dose mRNA vaccinations of the elderly, but don’t get me started).
In response to this unprecedented Covid wave, Democrats and their media allies are calling for school closures, more masking rules, and new lockdown restrictions.
“We need to follow the science and come together as a nation,” President Biden said in a special Oval Office address. “A few more weeks of shared sacrifice will get us through this dark winter. These restrictions have worked before, and they will work again.”
Sorry. Drifted off for a minute.
Back here in the real world, exactly the opposite is happening. The Covid wave notwithstanding, Democrats and the bluechecks are sprinting away from every restriction and mandate and rule they have shoved down the throats of Americans for the last two years.
Masks? Who needs ‘em?
Last July, when the United States had under 40,000 Covid infections a day, Dr. Leana Wen - a CNN staple - lashed out at states that had ended mask mandates.
CNN Medical Analyst Says Some Indoor Mask Mandates Should Be Reinstated as Cases Rise
Today Dr. Wen is singing a different tune.
Today Dr. Wen believes in medical autonomy.
Yes, Dr. Wen - who also famously said last year that she thought life should be “hard” for Americans who chose not receive to a Covid vaccine - is now all about “individual choice.”
Kinda surprising she didn’t believe in personal choice all along, since she once was president of Planned Parenthood. Then again she only lasted eight months there before her tenure was, well, abruptly aborted. But I digress.
Don’t even, sister.
Not in this life or the next.
The White House is actually blaming Trump for social distancing and lockdowns.
This new stance marks a rather… remarkable… turnaround.
I am old enough to remember that night in March 2021 when Joe Biden told us that if we were good little boys and girls, he might allow us to gather in “small groups” for Independence Day.
“A July Fourth with your loved ones is the goal,” he told us.
I don’t know about you, but Biden’s speech that night sounded to me more or less like the definition of a government effort to discourage people from leaving their homes.
There’s another word for that. Eight letters, starts with L, ends N.
I’ll remember eventually.
Of course the bluechecks want to tell you that they’re just following the science in their new devotion to freedom.
The science has changed! Dr. Leana Wen actually said so out loud, bless her heart.
The science has changed in only one meaningful way in the last year-plus. The mRNA jabs look worse on an almost daily basis. But the uselessness of masks and lockdowns, the problems with school closings, Covid’s lack of risk to kids - we have known all that almost since the epidemic began.
In fact, what’s amazing is HOW LITTLE - not how much - has changed about the epidemiology of Covid in the last two years. I know. I have the receipts.
The control measures work just as well now as they ever have, which is to say not at all. If they did, we would not be headed into year three of Covid: The Little Epidemic That Could.
No, what’s changed is the fact that despite two years of lectures, most people now understands the uselessness of what we’ve done.
What’s changed are the polls.
I can only imagine the internal Democratic numbers are even WORSE than the public numbers (which have a bit of a left lean to them, as shown by the fact that they understated Trump’s support in both 2016 and 2020). And despite appearances, the Democrats do want to stay in power.
Thus the race to the doors of the last week.
The blue-state jab mandates will be next to go, though they may hang on a few more weeks. A lot of people don’t understand yet just how useless the shots have become with Omicron dominant. Also, they were imposed so recently that dropping them now would a whole new level of embarrassment.
But they will be dropped. You haven’t heard too many blue-state governors talk much about mRNA shot mandates for schoolchildren lately, have you? With fewer than one in four kids 5-11 now jabbed, school mandates would cause riots.
So yes, the last act in this pathetic folly will be the quiet walkaway from any attempt to force the Covid shots. Those little gobs of mRNA will become like the flu shots, heavily promoted but entirely voluntary.
Now we just have to make sure none of this ever happens again.