This post was originally written on September 18, 2020 but not published at the time. It has gone live on January 26, 2021. This post highlights some insane comments from the CDC and the CDC Director.
“I might even go so far as to say that this face mask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine, because it may be 70%. And if I don’t get an immune response, the vaccine is not going to protect me,” Redfield said. “This face mask will.”
CDC is telling us that flu vaccines do not work? What?
Earlier, the CDC Director issued scary warnings about a simultaneous epidemic of Covid-19 and influenza during the winter.
If the measure we are taking for Covid-19 actually work, then they should also work for the flu. Is Redfield saying our mitigations measures do not actually work?
They they tell us:
Still, the precipitous drop [in southern hemisphere flu] seems to suggest that prophylactic measures, such as social distancing and masks, that target one virus can also work against another.
Update January 2021
In January public health “experts” say influenza is almost non-existent (so far) and attribute that drop to Covid-19 mitigation measures.
Which leads to the obvious question: If mitigation measures worked for the flu, why did they not work for Covid-19?
Second, news reports call Robert Redfield a liar and say public health is politicized “voodoo” (refers to the pop culture reference not the original religion).
The CDC no longer has integrity or credibility. I do not expect public health to restore trust and credibility in my life time.