After the Centers for Disease Control quietly revised their COVID guidance on August 11, is anyone going to apologize for the lives destroyed, the relationships broken, the businesses killed, and the learning lost in the two-plus years of overbearing edicts and decrees, many of which did little or nothing to slow down the virus?
Where do I go to get my apology?
The revised guidance– released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday – lifts the requirement to quarantine if exposed to the virus, deemphasizes screening people with no symptoms and updates COVID-19 protocols in schools, eliminating a recommendation for test-to-stay after potential exposure.
“This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” the CDC’s Greta Massetti said in a statement. “We know that COVID 19 is here to stay,” she added in comments during a briefing with reporters.
The new stance “also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives,” she says. You mean like we should have months or even years ago?
More importantly, however, the guidance flat-out states that it’s time to stop the discrimination against unvaccinated people—discrimination that’s been rampant since the mRNA shots were first introduced.
It also brings the recommendations for unvaccinated people in line with people who are fully vaccinated – an acknowledgment of the high levels of population immunity in the U.S., due to vaccination, past COVID-19 infections or both. “Based on the latest … data, it’s around 95% of the population,” Massetti said, “And so it really makes the most sense to not differentiate,” since many people have some protection against severe disease.
For many, this comes far too late. They may have already lost their jobs, been fired from the Army National Guard, and missed weddings and funerals due to their personal medical status. Remember the vax passport? In many places, you couldn’t go to a restaurant or movie without showing your papers. I wonder how history will reflect on those days?
Will President Joe Biden apologize for ranting repeatedly about the “pandemic of the unvaccinated”? He excoriated those who had failed to line up for their jabs last November, almost screaming at them for being the root cause of the pandemic’s longevity. Watch:
“We’ve been patient,” Biden said in the above clip. “But our patience is wearing thin. And your refusal has cost all of us.” [Emphasis mine.]
That garbage take was iffy from the start, but it’s proven to be completely false now that countless vaccinated people have caught the Wuhan Flu. Is he ever going to say sorry for shaming people that way? Don’t hold your breath.
The irksome Tony Fauci probably won’t be issuing mea culpas anytime soon, either, despite being the chief COVID man in the White House for the entire pandemic. Just last week, as I wrote, he was back at it again, blasting his own countrymen for being reluctant to get an mRNA shot:
How could that possibly be when you have a disease that’s killed one million Americans and you have a hesitancy to use a life-saving intervention, which is a vaccine and a booster?
It seems like — what world are we living in?
He also slammed anyone who thinks endless mask mandates are not effective and are in fact harmful. “We’ve never had that before. It’s almost inexplicable,” he charged. You’d think the egomaniac who calls himself “Science Itself” would have some self-recognition of the harm he’s caused, but no, instead he lauds his contribution to the world:
Actually, “the Fauci effect” is when you circumvent a ban on gain of function research and a Holocaust of lives are lost and the world is thrown into chaos for no reason at all. Also sometimes called a “Daszak fumble” https://t.co/mZ1jFpwin1
— Bret Weinstein (@BretWeinstein) August 12, 2022
Where is your apology, Fauci? You presided over all this, continually making false promises, and even outright lying. Biden meanwhile promised as a presidential candidate that he would solve COVID, yet here we are two and a half years into it. How do you and he escape blame?
Remember the October 2020 Democratic Presidential debate when Joe said he would morph into some sort of superhero and magically kill the virus? He’d like you not to:
Anyone who’s responsible for not taking control — in fact, not saying, I take no responsibility, initially — anyone who is responsible for that many deaths should not remain as President of the United States of America. And so folks, I will take care of this, I will end this, I will make sure we have a plan.
And yet… It’s not over, you haven’t apologized, and you haven’t resigned, so what gives?
Then there was—and continues to be—a mainstream and social media beatdown of “anti-vaxxers.” The problem with the whole shame campaign is that it’s a lie. People who are concerned about the still-only-allowed-under-the-emergency-authorization mRNA vaccines aren’t actually “anti-vax.” Anti-vaxxers are people who don’t believe in any vaccines, and frankly are a bit fringe, because without vaccines we’d still be dealing with polio and smallpox. And yet they lump anyone with concerns about mandates into that group. Think they’ll ever say sorry?
Even the most ardent mRNA vaccine fanatic, though, cannot dispute that this technology has never been used before and its long-term effects are unknown.
I remember early on in the pandemic when we were locked down, masked up, and prevented from even seeing other people, and I said to a relative, “doesn’t it seem like we’re treating a blister on my foot with a hammer? The blister’s gone, but now I’ve got a shattered foot.” And that’s when I thought it would be over in months, not years.
COVID policies have hurt me, my family, and my business thousands of times more than the virus ever did. One writer in Australia gets it and actually does issue an absolutely stunning apology. Must-watch:
The FIRST apology of its kind!
🚀💫♥️ Yesss!!! ♥️💫🚀 pic.twitter.com/X98oyo9oJQ
— NEWSNANCY🇺🇸🇳🇱 (@NewsNancy9) August 1, 2022
Are we going to get such an acknowledgment from California governor Gavin Newsom, who sent his kids to a private school that didn’t require masks and a summer camp that didn’t either despite most of the state being forced to wear them for years? Or my kids not being allowed to go to school for a year and a half while he broke his own laws and schmoozed lobbyists at the ultra-fancy French Laundry restaurant? Is he even a little bit sorry?
My now 4th grader has not had a normal school year since kinder. My 6th graders, since 2nd grade. This is why I will never forgive @lapublichealth, @LASchools, its board members (none of whom have kids in LAUSD), its thug teachers union UTLA, @GavinNewsom,
— MamaEsq (@esq_mama) August 14, 2022
One way you know Americans are getting tired and suspicious of all this is the current vaccination numbers. Only five percent of parents of 6 months to 4 years olds have opted to get their babies and toddlers jabbed, and only 30 percent of 5-11 year-olds have received their second shot. Demand for boosters has also cratered, and only a third of Americans are boosted to the satisfaction of Fauci, who often reminds us that He Is Science.
Most Americans except for diehard Fauci sycophants and mask fetishists are done with this thing. I get that there were some complicated and scary times and that, inevitably, mistakes were made. But why has no one been held to account or even issued the slightest apology for what they put us through?
Instead of the ill-fated “Disinformation Governance Board,” I think the administration should set up the “Dumbasses Apology Board.” We would each get a framed contrition letter signed by governors not named DeSantis, along with Rochelle Walensky, Tony Fauci, Deborah Birx, school boards nationwide, and yes, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. It would come with a hefty check. Congress would fund it, and Manchin and Sinema would be the crucial votes.
Sounds like a plan to me.