Political liberals are a strange bunch. They claim to follow the science on issues and that they want everyone to just “follow the science,” but if the research and the science don’t fit liberals’ predetermined agenda, well, then, they just want to ignore that science.
We’ve seen it with gun control where research shows very clearly that gun control sometimes decreases the rate of gun violence (depending on where it is implemented), but implementing gun control has, at best, no affect at all on the overall violent crime and murder rate and, at worst, gun control causes an increase in violent crimes and murder. Thus, the science proves that gun control doesn’t make people safer (and often makes people much less safe), but leftists keep pushing for it in spite of the science.
As if that weren’t bad enough, we now have leftists ignoring the recommendations of their beloved Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). I say beloved because leftists used CDC recommendations to try to bludgeon people into wearing masks and taking vaccines over the CoVid-19 scare.
Now, though, leftists in one blue state’s bureaucracy are completely ignoring CDC guidelines. In other words, “Never mind the science.” Zachary Stieber writes,
California will force children to wear masks in schools in the fall, despite federal guidance released Friday that recommended against requiring face coverings for kids who are fully vaccinated against the virus that causes COVID-19.
California made the announcement hours after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in updated guidance, recommended all schools fully reopen in the fall and advised against forcing children who get fully vaccinated against the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus to wear masks.
“Masks should be worn indoors by all individuals (age 2 and older) who are not fully vaccinated,” the agency said.
No COVID-19 vaccines are authorized in the United States for children younger than 12 at this time.
You didn’t misread that. California is really requiring everyone aged two or older (how many toddlers do you know who would tolerate that mask?) regardless of risk (there is nearly zero risk of CoVid-19 infection in school-aged children) or vaccination status. Oh, and even if you have your child vaccinated using a vaccine that is not authorized for use on your elementary school aged child? No, that’s not enough “security” for these folks, either. Those kids need masks, too.
This statement from the State of California is, quite literally, one of the most anti-science things that you’ll read this year, but you can bet that the leftist mainstream media will celebrate this foolishness as a way to “protect the children.”