by Fed Up Texas Chick
And just like that, the unvaccinated and the vaccinated can now both be treated like equal human beings. The CDC very quietly released new COVID-19 guidance that puts an end to the stigmatizing and downright shaming that the unjabbed have had to endure for the past two-and-a-half years.
We can finally stop staying six feet apart. No more social distancing, because the CDC says we no longer have to. In fact, we don’t even have to quarantine anymore if we are exposed to an infected person, because the CDC says we no longer have to.
It is absolutely incredible to see the mainstream media (MSM) spin on the CDC’s latest declaration. In Texas, we call it bootlicking. This article by the Associated Press fawns all over itself to declare the CDC the “nation’s top health agency.” They should be, given their budget.
The AP article seems to herald the CDC’s decision as a brilliant move “driven by a recognition that most Americans 16 and older have acquired some level of immunity.”
Gee, ya think?
CDC leaders like Greta Massetti, one of the new guideline authors, made a brilliant quote: “The current conditions of this pandemic are very different from those of the last two years.”
Bravo, Greta. You seem really smart.
Speaking of Greta, why is a senior scientist in the Division of Violence Prevention at the CDC authoring guidelines? Massetti is the CDC lead for creating surveys on the global Violence Against Children “to determine the magnitude and nature of violence against children in multiple countries.” The CDC is a US agency, so why are taxpayers footing the bill for a violence prevention programs around the globe? Why is the CDC involved with the global effort called Together for Girls? That’s what nonprofits are for, not the CDC.
But I digress.
This report by CBS News praises the CDC even more. It describes the new guidelines as “significant” and a “sweeping overhaul” that was “unveiled”, which is funny because so many places have not required social distancing or masking for many months.
In my view, the CDC is playing catch up to the rest of us. It’s almost as if the pandemic won’t be over until the CDC says it is over. Despite the fact that you may live in a town that is completely back to normal with no one contracting COVID (and certainly no one dying of it), you must act at threat level 5, if the CDC says it is so.
By the way, CBS News makes a habit of promoting stories of this nature. CBS Morning recently touted a study showing that climate change was the primary culprit in childhood obesity. What? Yes, that’s right. Here’s a link to the severely flawed journal article claiming warming temperatures = less active children = more obese children. WTH? Climate Warming is responsible for literally EVERYTHING.
One of their sentences even sounds like Greta wrote it herself, but she didn’t:
“As the Earth’s warming continues to accelerate, children are set to bear the health risk brunt of rising global temperatures.”
“Seriously, the idea that American kids are more obese because they’re spending less time outdoors due of climate change is the dumbest, most intelligence-insulting, science and sociology-denying bulls**t I’ve heard in long time.”
But once again, I digress. Back to Greta and the CDC.
Once again, Greta states the obvious:
“This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives.”
These people are actually patting themselves on their collective backs for authoring sweeping guidance to suppress the rest of us. And of course, they have to throw in that magic phrase “the pandemic is not over.” If they have their way, it will never be over.
The CBS article portrays two of my favorite traits of Washington DC bureaucrats: 1) they over-complicate nearly everything and 2) they talk down to the rest of us dimwits who obviously can’t make a move in life without checking with big government first.
Both are absolutely ludicrous, and so is Greta, by the way.
All of a sudden, the US government will not be differentiating between the jabbed and unjabbed. Testing is no longer required in most places. You only have to wear a mask if you’ve tested positive, but you can quit wearing it if you re-test negative twice in a row. (really? Isn’t repeatedly testing a healthy person a sign of mental illness?)
Oh, I forgot one: Limits on social gatherings are no longer required.
It’s kind of sad, really, because the CDC views these changes as sweeping. They’ve been living in their own little bubble, proven once again so aptly by Massetti, who said a “myriad of federal COVID-19 guidance regulations are now in an easier to use framework.” Translation: CDC previously overcomplicated EVERYTHING about their guidelines and no one has a Rosetta Stone big enough to untangle their web.
Do You Get it?
Massetti then continues to talk down to us: “It’s really about kind of how people can understand how all of these components fit together.” Huh? Massetti says they’ve created brand new drawings to help us simple folk assess the likelihood that we were infected, and they’ve also created a simplified guide on what to do if you were exposed to the infection.
But wait, not so fast. The jab mandates are not part of the CDC’s sweeping changes. Mandates are still in place, despite the fact that the number of people being jabbed has greatly reduced in the last few months. In particular, the number of kids being jabbed has not really changed, despite the fact that the CDC STILL recommends these death shots for kids as young as 6 months old.
Dr. Bhattacharya Gets It Right
In a fantastic Epoch Times piece, Stanford University School of Medicine professor Dr. Jay Bhattacharya says the quiet part out loud: the CDC got it wrong from the beginning. He says changing direction is how big government agencies admit they were wrong; they never put it into plain words for us simple folk, but instead make “sweeping changes.”
He is absolutely right.
Bhattacharya has been a voice of reason from the very beginning. He advocated common sense measures like extra protection for the elderly but fewer restrictions on others. Two of the more glaring CDC errors, he points out, are the agency’s downplay of natural immunity and unprecedented policies associated with asymptomatic testing. He says CDC is “two years too late” with these recommendations. Once again, he is absolutely correct.
CDC will never come out and say it was wrong. They will say things like “everyone is more immunized” and “the science has changed” and “we are streamlining the guidance.” (Oh, wait, Greta already said that, didn’t she?)
And they’ll bolster their decision with tons of paid-for journal article citations. The interesting part is that many of these papers were published back in 2020, waiting for the ‘right time’ to be released.
As my grandma used to say, “You’re a day late and a dollar short.”
Playing the Game
Big agencies like the CDC never want to find themselves short on dollars. This is one of the reasons you will never hear big government agencies admit fault: they want their budgets to keep increasing. They justify this by saying things like “we now have more tools” or “we’re in a stronger place as a nation”. It is no surprise that Greta says exactly this in the Epoch Times article. These agencies also have other government big wigs like former Surgeon General Jerome Adams step up to the plate on their behalf. Adams says that in no way should the CDC’s changed guidance be interpreted as the agency being wrong.
See how it works?
You might be interested to know that the CDC just requested a FY2023 budget of $10.68 billion dollars from the Biden regime. The agency is asking for $2.3 billion more than in FY2022. Part of the budget justification is that CDC wants to defeat diseases and epidemics. They call for major investments to help end the HIV/AIDS epidemic. But wait, haven’t they been saying every year that they will eradicate HIV? What’s different about this year? Oh wait, Greta answered that for us earlier: “the science has changed.”
That’s right, I forgot.
CDC’s new budget will also help usher in a Vaccines for Adults program and, of course, money to invest in ‘pandemic preparedness,’ because we haven’t had enough time over the last 16 years since Bird Flu (2005) to ‘prepare.’
I’ll end with another profound quote from Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the CDC Director herself:
“CDC’s FY 2023 budget request is designed to address some of the most profound public health challenges we face today, while continuing this Administration’s goal of revitalizing our fragile public health system to protect the health of all Americans and alleviate the substantial human and economic costs we’ve endured during this pandemic.”
That’s right, she is actually telling you that a $2.3 billion budget increase paid for by you as a taxpayer is going to alleviate the economic burden you’ve endured during this pandemic.
Drop the mic.
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Fed Up Texas Chick is a contributing writer for The Tenpenny Report. She’s a rocket scientist turned writer, having worked in the space program for many years. She is a seasoned medical writer and researcher who is fighting for medical freedom for all of us through her work.