On Tuesday, the CDC issued a revised masked guidance recommending indoor-mask mandates even for the fully vaccinated in areas experiencing spikes in COVID-19 cases. Folks, there are enough vials of vaccines for everyone in America to get a vaccine if they wish. Therefore the new CDC guidance is punishing vaccinated people to protect the people who made the personal choice to refuse the vaccine.  CDC’s new mask guidance

While I will put on a mask at a private retailer that requests masks, other situations will find me maskless.

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) says the new guidance further erodes the CDC’s credibility and adds that the once-mighty CDC is working with the Democrats to aid in their quest to control the American people. He told Sean Hannity.

“…as a matter of politics from the shutdowns, we saw all over the country, to the schools that were closed and the kids that were hurt to the jack-booted thugs that went persecuting people of faith who were going to church and singing in church, we saw a political agenda instead of common sense to keep us safe. And I gotta say that culminated yesterday in the CDC’s absurd decision that people who have been vaccinated must nonetheless wear masks when inside. And that decision, Sean, that’s not science. That’s politics.

(…) Now look, personally, I’ve gotten the vaccine. My family’s gotten the vaccine. That’s the choice we made. But I also believe in individual freedom and responsibility. It’s your choice to do what’s right for you, what’s right for your family. And you don’t need a bunch of meddling bureaucrats from Washington setting a mandate and deciding you have to do this to go to work, to go to school, to get on a plane, to live … and this Democratic party, you know… the CDC has destroyed their credibility. A year and a half ago, the CDC was one of the most respected scientific organizations in the world and they allowed themselves to be politicized with Dr. Fauci at the helm of the politicization and right now their credibility is in tatters because they’ve behaved more like an arm of the DNC than an actual serious medical and scientific organization.”

Here’s a video of his Hannity segment.

Cruz’s objection to masks for the vaccinated was backed up by a graphic representation of vaccinated people who then catch a  serious case of COVID that appeared on the cover of Friday’s NY Post. It demonstrates that a minuscule amount of vaxxed Americans catch a serious case of the virus, and even an even tinier number of them pass away.

The bottom line is the CDC is recommending masks for 161,000,000 vaccinated Americans because .0035% of those who vaxxed were hospitalized, and .0007% of them have passed away.

The NY Post used CDC numbers released as of July 19th for the graph. And according to the CDC, even those numbers may be inflated.

  • 1,529 (27%) of 5,601 hospitalizations reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.
  •  292 (26%) of 1,141 fatal cases reported as asymptomatic or not related to COVID-19.

In other words, they had COVID and were hospitalized or passed away, but those hospitalizations or deaths may have nothing to do with COVID-19.

These numbers prove that there is no reason for vaccinated people to wear a mask.

The only people masks might help are the people who aren’t vaccinated. My wife, kids, and I have all got our two pokes. Yes, it was mostly for health reasons, and it worked. According to the CDC’s last report of vaccinated Americans who caught COVID (through April  30), only one-hundredth of one percent of vaccinated Americans caught the bug.  But along with the health reasons, the vaccine is worth it because, after a year of national quarantine, the shots will allow us to return to a more normal life.

This new CDC mask guidance takes that benefit away from the vaccinated to protect the non-vaccinated. What is beyond comprehension is why are the vaccinated people being punished for the actions of the non-vaccinated?  This may sound callous, but the people who decided against getting the vaccine made their own decision—and if they catch COVID, that too is their decision. The CDC and governments who want to mandate compliance with the CDC’s new guidance should keep my family and me out of it.

There is one case where I think masks should be necessary for both the vaccinated and non-vaccinated. This store owner posted a picture of a sign posted outside his store explaining the only valid case where people should wear required to wear a mask no matter what is their vaccine status.

There are some names I would add to the above but the sign is valid.

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey explains that many of the “leaks” we are seeing about the Delta Variant from MSM sources are unsubstantiated at best.  He agrees that what the country is really facing is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated.”  I strongly recommend you read Ed’s post by clicking here.  “Leak” from CDC: Delta more transmissible than smallpox, chickenpox, or Ebola.”


CDC’s new mask guidance

CDC’s new mask guidance