One of the more remarkable aspects of the new recommendations regarding mask-wearing from the CDC seems to be how quickly and easily the agency’s director, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, has changed her tune.
Gloom and Doom
As recently as 30 March, Dr. Walensky’s mood was, literally, one of impending COVID doom; that’s precisely what she called it. Participating in a briefing on that date, she appeared to grow emotional as she shared her innermost feelings with those assembled:
“I’m going to pause here… I’m going to lose the script, and I’m going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom. We have so much to look forward to. So much promise and potential of where we are and so much reason for hope. But right now I’m scared.”
At the root of her fear, she said, were the ongoing concerns about the number of reported cases, patients hospitalized, and patients dying all trending upward. 
Not Quite a 180º Turn?
Perhaps going back on script, on 27 April, the agency updated its mask guidelines for fully-vaccinated people, a category that now includes 36 percent of the U.S. population (with more than 46 percent having received at least one dose). The CDC advised that, based on increasing vaccinations and decreasing case counts, fully-vaccinated persons could dispense with masks when outdoors alone or in small groups.
Dr. Walensky’s “explanation,” as given to CNBC’s Shepard Smith in an interview on 12 May, had to do with science “evolving”:
“These issues are complex, the science is evolving, the science is moving, and we are following the science each and every day, and our guidance is evolving as the science evolves.”
She even seemed upbeat about anticipated, additional changes, based on vaccines being made available for 12- to 15-year-olds. There was no hint of gloom and doom when she told Smith, “I’m really enthusiastic updating [the guidelines] very soon.” Nor was there any explanation of how the data that informed the agency’s guidelines had “evolved” so markedly and quickly.
Don’t Retire Those Masks Quite Yet
The CDC director stood firm on indoor masking, even in offices where every person had been vaccinated, contending that such masking should continue until the CDC could be sure the vaccines were effective against all variants in circulation and there were no asymptomatic carriers. She gave no indication of when that might be.
Oops! Never Mind What I Said Yesterday!
And then, just one day after Dr. Walensky’s Shepard Smith interview, the CDC announced its new guidelines, under which fully-vaccinated persons no longer need to mask up for most indoor or outdoor activities. 
TRENDPOST: The Presstitute media never once referenced the CDC director’s crying of gloom and doom just six weeks ago.
As evidenced by Dr. Walensky’s statements that the “issues are complex, the science is evolving, the science is moving,” it is clear there is no science to support the actions taken against the population to fight the COVID War. Indeed, the science on mask-wearing dictates for the vaxxed changed overnight.
Confirming what we have long been noting, National Nurses United, the union of registered nurses in the U.S., condemned the CDC’s guidelines, saying, “This newest CDC guidance is not based on science.”
More B.S.
Moreover, why are vaccinated people permitted to not wear masks while others are forced to? The CDC and other “health officials” have been declaring that the “herd” would reach immunity when some 80 percent were jabbed… to date, we are not even halfway there!
And, as we have long noted, why are those who do not want to wear masks or get vaccinated being forced to since Ms. Walensky said on “Meet the Press(titutes)” on Sunday, “If they are vaccinated and they are not wearing a mask, they are safe. If they are not vaccinated and they are not wearing a mask, they are not safe.”
TRENDPOST: Another Presstitute favorite who they hawk as “one of the nation’s top infectious disease experts” is Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. In February, he said on NBC’s Meet the Press that the U.S. was facing a “Category 5” storm as virus variants begin to spread across the country.
Spewing hysteria, Osterholm inaccurately predicted, “We are going to see something like we have not seen yet in this country… And as fast as we’re opening restaurants, we’re likely going to be closing them in the near term.”
Reappearing on Meet the Press(titutes) last month, the unhealthy-looking “health expert” said, “Let me say that, at this time, we really are in a Category 5 hurricane status with regard to the rest of the world… we’re just at the beginning of this surge, we haven’t even really begun to see it yet.” 
Again, despite these false forecasts, the same media “health experts” are regurgitated back into the media, selling messages that keep the general public living in COVID Fear. 

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