If I weren’t so sick of this topic, it would deserve longer post…a rant even.
Reason reports that many epidemiologists believe we should all wear masks and socially distance forever:
“I expect that wearing a mask will become part of my daily life, moving forward, even after a vaccine is deployed,” Amy Hobbs, a research associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health says.Marilyn Tseng, an assistant professor at California Polytechnic State University, said life would never revert to the way it was, though the preventative measures currently practiced—masks and social distancing—will feel “normal” in time. Similarly, Vasily Vlassov, a professor at HSE University in Moscow, said life was perfectly normal now because this is the new normal….”
Of course they say that. Are you surprised?
Do you detest these people yet? Do you see any reason to trust them to dictate public policy and to influence dictatorial public officials to constricting our enjoyment of life now and for future generations?
Writes the libertarian publication’s Robby Soave:
Epidemiologists are free to take whatever precautions they deem necessary in their own lives, of course—as are the rest of us. But for too long, their pessimistic dictates have provided cover for politicians and government employees to make people’s lives miserable. To take just the most obvious example, schools are still closed in many major cities, even as new scientific information has generally found that resuming in-person education would be perfectly fine. Teachers unions have echoed the choruses of the most alarmed public health experts, scrawling not until it’s safe on their school reopening protest signs.
This isn’t science, or safety, or even cautious. What we are hearing and seeing is the cynical and sinister exploitation of over-blown authority conferred on those with a distorted view of life and reality to provide cover for government control of our lives. Joe Biden says he is going to “ask” Americans to wear masks for the next 100 days, presumably all the time. I say that I’m going to metaphorically tell him to to take his “request” and shove it.
I’m not going to wear a mask inside my home, nor in my car, nor outside while playing with my dog, and I’m going to regard anyone who follows this edict with a “please” attached as an enemy of my future liberty as an American.