The Science Is In: Common Sense Is Indispensable
It turns out that the gut instincts of millions of freedom-loving Americans were right after all.
A new study released by the Cochrane Review, which is “widely considered the gold standard of evidence-based medicine,” has found no evidence that wearing masks in public prevented the spread of COVID. But that’s not all. Another new study financed by none other than the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has found that “the level of protection afforded by previous [COVID] infection is at least as high, if not higher than that provided by two-dose vaccination using high-quality mRNA vaccines.”
These findings, of course, fly in the face of the megaphone messaging that the mainstream media directed at the American public for the last two straight years, which was put into force by the Biden administration and many state jurisdictions through various draconian decrees mandating masking and the jab. We were told ad nauseum that not wearing a mask in public was akin to murdering the elderly and that not getting vaccinated was not only a death sentence to the vaccinated but also akin to wearing tinfoil hats and thinking that no moon landing actually occurred in 1969.
But for millions of Americans from all walks of life and all worldviews, something about the Correct View® just didn’t smell right. It’s well and good to wear a mask if one wants to, but to require it by force of law? Even for small, healthy children for the entirety of their school day? For everyone, regardless of if they are actually sick and coughing?
As numerous doctors (who have been exiled for spreading “misinformation”) have been pointing out for the last two years, dozens of studies have already confirmed the latest Cochrane Review. “They’re really just pooling together the randomized controlled trial data that have emerged about community masking,” said Dr. Andrew Bostom, an academic clinical trialist and epidemiologist, on Wednesday’s edition of “Washington Watch with Tony Perkins.” “This literature on an individual basis has been available for anyone to read.”
Then there was the vaccine, developed in record time as a result of Operation Warp Speed. But wait, what if some people are uncomfortable with irreversibly injecting their bodies with a substance that has not been tested for long-term effects on human beings? What if we already got COVID and have the natural antibodies? Why are people still getting COVID even after they got the vaccine?
As it turns out, the bodies (and therefore the specific health care needs) of every American are not the same, despite the Biden administration and mainstream media’s anti-science belief that everyone should be subject to the same uniform COVID mandates.
As these latest COVID studies confirm, the science is in: Studies show that it’s best not to dismiss the commonsense concerns and personal health care decisions of tens of millions of Americans.
Dan Hart is senior editor at The Washington Stand.