Mandates To Wear Face Masks Part Of Selling Vaccines To A Wary Public
Face masks are baaack! The Delta Variant of COVID-19 is not halting the spread of the virus. The Centers for Disease Control advises face masks indoors even if fully vaccinated. Have we ever had a vaccine that didn't work like this one?
The day after California dropped its face mask mandate, I walked into a Trader Joe's store as the lone person not wearing a mask. It was like shoppers in the store froze. Everyone stared at me. Why wasn't I wearing a mask? Why was I exposing them to the virus? But I wasn't ill. And the chances I had COVID were remote. In fact, it takes 40,500 encounters with infected people to get infected and over 6 million encounters to produce 1 death.
Other reports estimate the odds of acquiring COVID-19 coronavirus infection from contact with an infected person is 1 in 3868 (ranges from in 626 to 1 in 31,800) and the odds of dying from COVID-19 is 1 in 19.1 million (ranges from 1 in 3.1 million to 1 in 159 million). These estimates are without citizens taking precautions such as face-masks and social distancing. Face masks are an exercise in futility.