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CDC loosens guidelines, healthy Americans can drop mask wearing



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Is it too good to be true? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday announced a change to the metrics it will use to determine whether to recommend face coverings. The new guide would be shifting away from looking at COVID-19 case counts “to a more holistic view of risk from the coronavirus to a community” reports the Associated Press. Currently, masks are recommended for 95 percent of U.S. counties.

The guidance has been based on caseloads, which were designated as areas of “substantial or high transmission” by the CDC. “Most Americans live in places where healthy people, including students in schools, can safely take a break from wearing masks under new U.S. guidelines released Friday” reports the AP.

The new set of measures focus less on positive test results and more on what’s happening at hospitals. “The new system greatly changes the look of the CDC’s risk map and puts more than 70% of the U.S. population in counties where the coronavirus is posing a low or medium threat to hospitals. Those are the people who can stop wearing masks,” the agency said.

The CDC still advises people and schoolchildren to wear masks “where the risk of COVID-19 is high” which is about 37% of U.S. counties, where about 28% of Americans live.

What is not included in the change are requirements to wear masks on public transportation and indoors in airports, train stations and bus stations. Additionally, “the CDC guidelines for other indoor spaces aren’t binding, meaning cities and institutions even in areas of low risk may set their own rules.”

The agency also says that anyone experiencing symptoms and/or who test positive should not stop wearing masks. “Anybody is certainly welcome to wear a mask at any time if they feel safer wearing a mask,” CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said in a news briefing. “We want to make sure our hospitals are OK and people are not coming in with severe disease. … Anyone can go to the CDC website, find out the volume of disease in their community and make that decision.”

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  1. Grant Fisk

    February 26, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    Only temporarily. The Mandates will be reimposed after the SOTU! This pause is only to allow the Members of Congress that are ALLOWED to attend the Speech to do so maskless without repercussions!

  2. Yvette

    February 26, 2022 at 5:27 pm

    Next —- We NEED to get the masks off in airports and airplanes. This is torture for any flight over four hours!!!

  3. Joshua Vandever

    February 26, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Screw the CDC and their guidelines. Bunch of crooks and a den of vipers. This is America and I won’t be held hostage or treated like a slave, and neither should anyone else. CDC can stuff those masks and mandates where the sun don’t shine. Choke on it.
    CDC history is bleak and so is the present. Remember Tuskegee.

  4. IMJustice

    February 27, 2022 at 5:19 am

    It’s all a lie and smokescreen by the CDC …

    Tell me, what are they going to do, when the vaccinated and boostered start filling up institutions everywhere? And this is already snowballing globally …

    Yep … Here comes the mandates again … And that’s because, in this end-of-times war, they will NEVER want vaccines, boosters, or wearing slave masks to end … Never …

  5. David Emery

    February 27, 2022 at 5:53 pm

    Follow the science, the real science not the crap put out by the WHO and the CDC. Here are a few real scientific facts.

    The sars covid-19 virus has a diameter of 0.1 microns. For the scientifically minded that’s 3.937e-6. For those who never took physics that is one twenty five thousands of an inch.

    Cloth masks have holes for air to come through that are between five hundred and two thousand times the diameter of the virus. The scale of this is the equivalent of a tiny gnat or mosquito flying through an average size open window in your house.

    The virus is airborne, it makes no difference if a mask can stop sputum or droplets when an infected person coughs as enough airborne viruses will always get through to infect others.

    Even the highly touted N95 masks are useless. They can only trap particles as small as 3 microns which is 30 times smaller than the covid virus. No face mask in the world can stop a virus.

    Distancing is utterly useless. Airborne viruses can float for hundreds of yards, six feet between people is a complete joke.

    Finally, none of the companies who produce the messenger nucleic acid (mRNA) so-called vaccines have ever claimed that their products will

    1, stop anyone from catching the virus and 2, that their products would stop those infected from spreading the virus to others.

    Their sole claim is that people who have been injected with their experimental formulations will not become quite as ill if they are infected.

    Before attacking me, please do your own research and for heaven’s sake not on Google if you want to find the truth. There is massive misinformation on the internet, especially from Google, Facebook and Twitter. You have been purposely lied to. This has all been part of the WEF’s Great Reset plan.

  6. Jake Dubay

    February 27, 2022 at 6:49 pm

    Except in Hawaii and on planes.

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New data reveals NIH scientists collected $710 Million in royalties during pandemic



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New data from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reveal that the agency and its scientists collected $710 million in royalties from late 2021 through 2023. These payments, made by private companies such as pharmaceutical firms, are for licensing medical innovations developed by government scientists. A significant portion of these funds — $690 million — was directed to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), led by Dr. Anthony Fauci, and its 260 scientists.

An in depth report by the New York Post reveals that the vast majority of the royalties collected during the pandemic era went to NIAID, the subagency under Dr. Fauci. The NIH has been secretive about disclosing details of this private royalty complex., an organization advocating for government transparency, had to sue to uncover royalties paid from September 2009 to October 2021, which amounted to $325 million over 56,000 transactions. A second lawsuit, with Judicial Watch as counsel, was necessary to release the latest data.

During the pandemic, royalty payments to the NIH more than doubled compared to the previous twelve years combined, amounting to $1.036 billion. However, it remains unclear if royalties from COVID-19 vaccines, particularly from Pfizer and Moderna (the latter having agreed to pay $400 million to NIH), are included in these figures. The NIH has not provided clarity on this matter.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key figure in the U.S. COVID-19 response, is set to testify before the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic to address potential conflicts of interest and transparency issues that have plagued NIH’s handling of royalties and FOIA requests.

Fauci’s deputy, Dr. David Morens, has been implicated in using strategies to circumvent the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), such as misspelling words and using physical couriers for messages. These actions have drawn significant criticism and calls for greater transparency.

Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has sponsored the Royalty Transparency Act, which has unanimously passed the committee stage and is awaiting a floor vote. This act aims to provide greater transparency regarding royalty payments to government scientists.


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