If you work in a Maine restaurant as a server and choose not to wear a suffocating mask in the middle of a heatwave (high temp in Portland, Maine Friday is 86), Democrat Governor Janet Mills says it’s the “cone of shame” for you.
Gov Janet Mills says – servers must now wear face shields upside down so that their breath is directed up, not down. Yes she wants you to wear a dog cone… peak insanity. I wish this was a joke.. its real 😆 #facecovering #faceshield pic.twitter.com/cnyojzTd3c
— Dr Sherri Tenpenny (@BusyDrT) August 19, 2020
I did NOT believe this could be real at first. But Maine’s PBS website is, indeed, reporting that:
The Mills Administration has updated prevention checklists for several types of businesses under stage three of the state’s reopening plan…
[F]ront-of-house staff in restaurants who choose to wear face shields [instead of masks] must now wear them upside down so that they are attached at the collar instead of the forehead, so that their breath is directed up, not down.
Funny how the kitchen staff is exempt. You’d think those who work most of their shift preparing the food being served would be the ones whose breath you especially wouldn’t want directed downward.
I found the official guidance. If you won’t wear a suffocating cloth mask in hot weather you gotta wear the #coneofshame. pic.twitter.com/1hv1n1H76u
— Georgi Boorman (@georgi_boorman) August 19, 2020
Of course, that assumes the new rule was enacted to keep patrons safe. If the point was, instead, to humiliate working people, inflicting it on those who don’t do their jobs in front of the public would be pointless.
But this exercise in degradation wouldn’t serve any other purpose no matter who they forced to partake in it.
We’ve known for months now that COVID-19 has virtually no chance of causing serious complications for young and healthy people.
Its median fatality age in the U.S. is 80 years old and even higher in many other nations. In no-lockdown Sweden, it’s 86!
If you remove just six states with extraordinarily high nursing home deaths from the U.S. data, COVID-19 never even reached the CDC’s threshold for an epidemic. [They define epidemics in terms of fatalities not, as one might expect, cases.]
If we add nursing home deaths from CT to the graph it would reduce all other states to below the “epidemic threshold” showing that this is a government problem not a plague. pic.twitter.com/OiI6bJJBiU
— Tommy Salami (@tmoran711) July 6, 2020
Data released by the Texas Department of Health in July shows that COVID-19 is less lethal there, regardless of age, than the flu was just two seasons back!
As I reported last month, the flu put way more of a strain on our hospital system just two years ago than COVID-19 has. Yet we coped and it somehow never even became national news.
As I reported on Wednesday, just like the stories we initially heard about COVID-19’s deadliness, the scare-mongering about its extraordinary level of contagiousness also turned out to be total BS.
Infected people with no symptoms basically have no chance of spreading the virus.
As I also reported Wednesday, one reason for that is around half of us very likely have pre-existing “crossover” immunity from having been infected with other strains of coronavirus that only produce common colds.
As I’ve pointed out again and again and again, the people most insistent that we obey all these humiliating rules are routinely photographed in flagrant violation of them. Unless you think they care more about your life than their own, it’s patently clear they don’t believe a word of the fear-mongering BS they’re peddling to us.
Finally, as I reported last month, literally thousands of doctors and scientists, including a Nobel Prize-winning biophysicist, have been trying to cut through the media gaslighting since it began to sound the alarm that none of the lunatic suicidal restrictions inflicted on us make any scientific sense at all.
At worst, we’ve got a virus that’s somewhat more deadly than the flu to the old and antecedently ill but less so to everyone else.
If from the very beginning, we’d just focused on protecting that vulnerable population – apart from not taking a wrecking ball to the economy and killing more people from delayed medical care and the well-known lethal effects of crashing it than the virus would have on even the most absurdly inflated fatality projections – the dreadful mistake (if that’s what it was) of forcing infected patients into nursing homes (?!?) wouldn’t have occurred and tens of thousands of lives would have been saved.
And God only knows how many of the larger population of nursing home fatalities – who were only reported as dying WITH not FROM the virus under the flimsiest possible diagnostic criteria – were really driven to an early grave because they were locked in their rooms, deprived of all human companionship, and manipulated into a ceaseless state of dread by the non-stop fear-porn emanating from the closest thing they had left to a companion – their television sets – 24 hours a day, every single day, till their frail hearts could no longer bear the insufferable burden.
If you think the answer is “not many,” you really haven’t thought much about the enormity of what was done to them.
There was never any reason for the mountain of hardship, misery, and death brought down on our heads by the deranged response to COVID-19 and there’s even less reason now.
There’s simply no way to look at Governor Mills’ order that restaurant staff parade around in public wearing dog cones around their neck other than as a deliberate attempt to force the hardworking people of Maine to participate in their own humiliation in order to create what Theodore Dalrymple has aptly called “an easily controlled society of emasculated liars.”
The dog cones make it painfully obvious.
But the same is true of forcing us to wear masks, keep completely arbitrary distances away from each other, shutting down our businesses, closing down our schools, and all the rest of the sickening defilements of America’s founding commitment to individual liberty that wouldn’t have accomplished a damned thing even if all the scaremongering about this virus hadn’t turned out to be complete garbage.
Anyone paying close attention has known all this since the greatest and deadliest hoax in history got started way back in March. But there’s no excuse for anyone not knowing it now.
They only got away with doing this to us because we let them. And it’s long past time we all stopped being willing participants in our own degradation
The righteously angry and indignant veteran in that video that went viral yesterday said it all.
Even those of us who are lucky enough not to have been hurt too much by the groundless state of panic the nation was driven into have to start feeling the pain and indignation of the millions of Americans who were and stop helping to perpetuate this madness by being willing participants in history’s greatest and most humiliating charade.
Whether people agree with this sentiment or not, I am hearing A LOT of this kind of speech lately from otherwise mellow citizens. People have no idea what’s simmering under the surface of this country right now.
By the way. This is in CALIFORNIA. pic.twitter.com/Sl9683di6E
— Adam Lane Smith (@TheBrometheus) August 18, 2020
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