In March, the U.S. media’s “leading infectious disease expert,” Dr. Anthony Fauci declared on CBS’s “60 Minutes”:
“Right now in the United States, people should not be walking around with masks. There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people ‘feel a little better’ and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection the people think that it is.”
Beyond backtracking from his no-mask statement, last Wednesday, Dr. Fauci declared that in addition to his new “must wear mask” edict, “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it.”
He predicted that goggle-wearing might become a “formal recommendation” as “if you really want perfect protection of the mucosal surfaces… theoretically, you should protect all the mucosal surfaces.” (Note the use of the word “theoretically.”)
The #1 top infectious disease expert added that while goggle-wearing “is not universally recommended, if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can.”
On 29 July, a CBS affiliate in McKinney, TX, reported that a number of employees required to wear face masks during their entire work shift were suffering from headaches, shortness of breath, and increased anxiety.
Complaints ran the gamut from nagging discomfort due to tight elastic to difficulty breathing.
Courtney Warnell, a worker quoted in the story, said, “When I have long days, it’s a 12-hour day, I’m sick when I get home. Sick to my stomach. As soon as I get in the car, I’m pulling it off and I don’t want to do anything else. I just want to go home and be mask-free.”
There have been occasional protests in the U.S. After Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced mandatory mask wearing in late June, the Lewis County sheriff addressed a gathering of mask-less people by saying, “Don’t be a sheep.”
The following week, Klickitat County Sheriff Bob Songer, who had gained prominence by refusing to enforce other state-mandated restrictions, called governor Inslee “an idiot who was overstepping his bounds, violating people’s constitutional rights.”
TRENDPOST: In the constantly shifting coronavirus state of confusion, the mainstream media features only a cast of medical establishment “experts” who support draconian lockdown, social distancing, mask wearing, and capacity limitations and other restrictions, while blackballing medical experts and scientific evidence opposed to their recommendations.
Moreover, as we have reported, those providing counter information and challenging what the mainstream media refers to as the “medical establishment” are banned from social media sites as well as the mainstream media.
This was evidenced last week when “America’s Frontline Doctors” reported their own successful experience treating COVID patients with hydroxychloroquine. They were ridiculed as “characters” by the New York Times and censored by the social media giants.
A number of other platform complaints by anti-lockdown protestors across the globe are the loss of free speech and loss of democracy.