Having instantly decried the actions of Texas and Mississippi – in giving their residents again some freedom and the power to suppose for themselves – as “absolutely reckless,” California Governor Gavin Newsom has doubled-down (actually) on the virtue-signaling.
“We will be doubling down on mask wearing,” mentioned California Governor Gavin Newsom on Thursday, “not arguing to follow the example of Texas and other states that I think are making a terrible mistake.”
The Sacramento Bee is reporting tonight that new state well being pointers introduced by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday suggest that Californians put on two material masks or one filtered masks when going out in public to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.
“We are encouraging people basically to double down on mask wearing, particularly in light of all what I would argue is bad information coming from at least four states in this country. We will not be walking down their path, we’re mindful of your health and our future,” Newsom mentioned.
To Newsom’s level about doubling down, California updated its recommendations for masks sporting on Thursday with the next:
“‘Double masking’ is an effective way to improve fit and filtration. A close-fitting cloth mask can be worn on top of a surgical/disposable mask to improve the seal of the mask to the face.”
Interestingly, Newsom additionally announced Thursday that counties throughout the state could possibly be cleared to open extra companies and raise different restrictions before anticipated beneath an replace that loosens some necessities in his Blueprint for a Safer Economy.
So he’s easing restrictions (cough recall pandering cough), like Texas; and on the similar time urging ‘double masking’?
Of course, he’ll declare he’s ‘simply following the science’ however as AIER’s Paul Alexander detailed at length, why the CDC’s mask-mandate research is fault-ridden:
Based on our evaluation of this CDC masks mandate report, we discover ourselves troubled by the research strategies themselves and by extension, the conclusions drawn. The real-world proof exists and signifies that in varied nations and US states, when mask mandates have been adopted constantly, there was an inexorable enhance in case counts. We have seen that in states and nations that have already got a excessive frequency of masks sporting that including mandates had little impact. There was no (zero) good thing about including a masks mandate in Austria, Germany, France, Spain, UK, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, and Italy, and states like California, Hawaii, and Texas. Importantly, we don’t ascribe a cause-effect relationship between the implementation of masks mandates and the rise in case charges, however we additionally demand the identical strategy relating to claiming some kind of causal relationship between the introduction of masks mandates and certain claims by the CDC that their findings may help their implementation countrywide.
We suppose that inclusion of such proof on the failures of masks mandates globally and states inside the US would have made for extra balanced, complete, and fully-informed reporting.
Trusting the science means counting on the scientific course of and technique and never merely ‘following the leader.’ It isn’t the identical as trusting, with out verification, the conclusory statements of human beings just because they’ve scientific coaching or credentials.
History doesn’t bode effectively for instances that politics meddles with science. Martin Kulldorff, a professor at Harvard Medical School and a frontrunner in illness surveillance strategies and infectious illness outbreaks, describes the present COVID scientific surroundings this manner: “After 300 years, the Age of Enlightenment has ended.”
We marvel how a citizenry that’s already demanding his recall will react to this newest escalation in restrictions.