The Predicted Return to Mask Mandates Is Underway
Circling back to mitigation theater
It’s hard to believe that we’re still having to deal with masks and mask mandates in the summer of 2022.
As data became available, it was obvious by 2020 that masks and mask mandates did not work.
By 2021, it was positively confirmed that masks and mask mandates did not work.
Endless research and data accumulated over the past two years of nearly every jurisdiction on earth trying and failing to use masks to “slow the spread” of COVID should have been enough evidence.
It’s at least encouraging that many even in the scientific or medical community have moved on from masking, tacitly acknowledging that there are no benefits.
But as feared, there are seemingly limitless amounts of politicians, health officials and local administrators willing to re-engage in COVID theater.
Just in past few days, a number of cities and school districts have announced their intentions to reinstate mask mandates.
Los Angeles, the San Diego Unified School District, Athens, Georgia, Lincoln, Nebraska…all have returned or will soon return to masking to some degree.
But it’s even more absurd considering that several countries where mask mandates are still in effect, or where universal masking compliance is still commonplace, have been experiencing dramatic, remarkable surges.
The evidence from 2020 wasn’t enough. The Delta and Omicron surges in 2021 also weren’t enough. You’d be wrong again if you believed another surge in 2022 would be enough.
While many states or countries have moved past the pandemic, those desperate to keep it going are ignoring the reality currently unfolding across the world right in front of their eyes.