Post by Dave Smith Post by Gary
Masks, no masks, masks again. Ok to get back in public now.
is spiking again so quit going in public. Get tested, get
TESTED Dammit! Wear your mask unless you're tested
Now the new variation - combo of Covid and regular flu together. I can't
recall what they named that one. All y'all, don't forget your
flu vaccination either. And wear a mask in public, or not. Be sure to
So what are you saying? The whole virus thing (over time since you
include the flu) is a money making scheme made up to rob the
Your disbelief and criticism of all things government causes you
I have to admit that there is some reason to be skeptical of some
of the claims made by authorities over the course of the pandemic.
I have remarked on my objections to be told to "follow the science"
when the information is based more on anecdotes than in empirical
At the beginning we were told that we didn't need to wear masks. As
it turned out, they were concerned about the shortage of masks and
other PPE and didn't want people hording them. Once there was a
good supply of masks we were told we have to be masked.
Then the vaccines came out. There were reviews of the various
vaccines and Pfizer was among the most effective. Within a couple
months we found that it was not as effective as we had been told
and that after a couple months its effectiveness had dropped to a
small fraction of the original projection, so we needed a second
shot. It was supposed to raise protection above that of the
original shot and should be given within a certain time frame.
Well, hell, a lot of people still hadn't had their first shot, so
the extended the time between the shots.
Now those second shots are only providing about 65% protection, not
the 95% + we had been told, so we have to get a third booster. The
booster would be best within a few months but.... we still had a
lot of unvaccinated people and those who had only one shot... so
now it can be 6 months.
When I went for my booster I was supposed to get Pfizer again. I
got to the clinic and I got a spiel about how for my age group I
would be better off with Moderna. I was suspicious. Here we are a
week and a bit after the booster and I heard on a news report that
the are pushing the Moderna for older folks so there will be enough
Pfizer for the younger people.
What it comes down to is that the things they tell us seem to have
more to do with their supplies than the real data.