A reader asks a very important question regarding Face Diapering. I post it here along with my reply:
Recently Dr. Fauci stated that he was “frustrated” by people not using science against Corona. He feels that the combination of masks and social distancing must be used; not just one or the other.
Along those lines, here in Ohio “public service” ads have recently appeared on TV, usually back to back. One features a doctor identified by name and as a local MD. He says, “Some people believe masks aren’t necessary. But if 4 out of 5 people wore a mask, it’d stop the spread of Covid-19. That’s what I believe.” The other has a nurse similarly identified by name as being from a local hospital. She says, “Some people believe we can let up on social distancing. But evidence still shows your greatest risk of getting sick comes from being too close to another person. That’s what I believe.”
Each ad concludes with the catchphrase “Believe those who see it, treat it, and know it.” I know that these people are paid to say these things, either as part of their job or quid pro quo for doing the ads. I also know that virtually every “prediction” or “statement of fact” the government has made about WuFlu has been either proven false or contradicted by something else they’ve said. That doesn’t seem to matter though; in the mainstream media as well as social media, any dissenting opinion is met by “you’re not a medical professional, you need to listen to the experts.” How do we debate the statements of people like Dr. Fauci, the local propagandists, etc., if we’re not in the medical field? I consider myself an “educated lay person” through reading books on medical issues, personal experiences with illness and doctors/hospitals, etc., but I don’t have letters after my name like these people do. What weapons do we have to combat them, since most of us aren’t in the medical field ourselves?
The best weapon is the truth. Which is that getting sick does not equal getting dead. But that is the unspoken premise – which must be challenged – behind the Face Diapering pressure.
Most people aren’t even getting sick – in terms of getting symptoms. Maybe they test positive – and thus are catalogued as a “case.” So? What is the relevance of a “case” of anything that produces no symptoms and thus, as “the science” now admits, cannot be spread? Why should a person who isn’t sick or has no symptoms walk around like a suppurating AIDs-dripping leper – and be treated as such?
There is no rational or medical reason.
Well, yes. But the solution to that is to suggest that granny wear a mask and “shelter in place.” One doesn’t upend the entire country – and lock down the entire country – because a tiny fraction of the population might die from a virus that presents little if any threat to almost the entire population.
The argument of these “experts” is the same as saying no cars should be allowed to operate faster than 15 MPH… because granny might die! Or because glaucomic/Alzheimerian granny can’t deal with driving faster.
Don’t accept their gaslighting. It isn’t selfish or reckless to not face diaper if you’re not sick – because you can’t get anyone sick if you aren’t.
It’s healthy. And sane.
It’s also none of their business whether you “risk” getting sick. That is entirely your business.
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