Changing Course .......Again
Category: Op/EdBy: vic-eldred • 4 weeks ago • 228 comments
Once again the CDC has changed course on one of their "recommendations." The reason, of course is painfully obvious. Here in MA where I live, the National Guard has been called in to help man the hospitals. Thousands of flights have been cancelled this past weekend because of a lack of crews. It was obvious that the CDC was getting nervous about understaffed hospitals and airlines. Thus we have the CDC, as of yesterday officially announcing that Americans who test positive for the coronavirus can self-isolate for just five days, – down from the 10 days the agency previously recommended.
Here is the statement they released:
“The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.”
“Not all of those cases are going to be severe,” CDC director Rochelle Walensky told the AP on Monday. “We want to make sure there is a mechanism by which we can safely continue to keep society functioning while following the science.”
Let's clearly differentiate panic from science. This was about getting desperately needed front-line workers back on the front line. It further calls into question the credibility of an organization that has been largely incompetent and political. Speaking of "the science," we later heard this nugget of truth: "If you are asymptotic and you are infected, we want to get people back to the jobs, especially those with essential jobs," ...from the self anointed Dr Fauci.
The best reversal of all came from the man who got elected because he wasn't Donald Trump. The same man that once said during his covert 2020 campaign that President Trump had to be held accountable for the pandemic. Yesterday Biden told us, to our complete shock, that "there is no federal solution!" Yup, Joe Biden now says that “This gets solved at a state level." Then he responded to the matter of the lack of tests:
“We went from no over-the-counter tests in January to 46 million in October, 100 million in November and almost 200 million in December. That’s not enough. It’s clearly not enough. If I - we’d known, we would have gone harder, quicker if we could have,” Biden said during a virtual meeting with state governors.
Gee, if only they had known.
What an absolute disaster the CDC has been!
Even worse for the country was the election of Biden.