Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky told Congress that guidelines surrounding masking recommendations for children “doesn’t really change with time.” Stating that she will continue to recommend masking in areas where COVID-19 is spreading, This will include children as young as two years old.
Throughout her reasoning, and while taking time to attempt debunking a scientific study, a review published by the Cochrane Library, which looked to determine the effectiveness of masking, Walensky neglected to state evidence of masking being an effective way to stop the spread of COVID – and, as we know, the COVID-19 MRNA vaccine didn’t stop mitigate the spread of the virus either.
Simply, at this point, the CDC has leaned on shooting down scientific studies that don’t hold up to arbitrary standards, however, they’ve provided no evidence of their own that masking two-year-olds is an effective way of ending the transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
According to the newly released review published by the Cochrane Library, which contained 78 controlled trials to determine the effectiveness of masking, their findings point towards common masks having “little or no difference” in stopping the spread of COVID-19.
Walensky would go on to say:
“Our masking guidance doesn’t really change with time — what it changes with is disease… So, when there is a lot of diseases in the community, we recommend that those communities and those schools mask. When there’s less disease in the community, we recommend that those masks can come off.”
Walensky’s response went over poorly for many Twitter users, as they’ve grown tired of COVID-19 charades of masking, “trusting the science,” staying up to date with their boosters, and cheap vaccine cards. Now, two years later, the fear of COVID-19 is exhausted, and people’s frustrations are boiling over.
“So, still relying on the bogus study co-authored by not-a-doctor Ferrer’s staff and her not-a-doctor daughter?” Red State Managing Editor Jennifer Van Laar tweeted.
— Jennifer Van Laar (@jenvanlaar) February 15, 2023
The study provided in the link was the main study used by the CDC, which they used to their benefit on the basis for school mask mandates, as it was conducted in part by Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s daughter, who does not have a doctorate, and is not a medical doctor.
The CDC gave less consideration to the Cochrane Library’s scientific research, which contained the findings from 78 controlled trials, and decided to pick holes in it – all while they were perfectly content with going off of the findings of a nepotism-rich study conducted by a colleague’s daughter.
Nonetheless, the CDC preferred study pointed towards masking being highly effective for stopping the spread of the virus – but what else would you expect when it was conducted in part by Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer’s daughter?
Utterly ridiculous. The devouring mother analogy holds here. Walensky is innumerate. https://t.co/Oof64vXLSu
— J.D. Haltigan, PhD 🏒👨💻 (@JDHaltigan) February 15, 2023