OPINION | This article contains political commentary which reflects the author's opinion.
So Dr. Fauci did a Q&A with ABC News on their IG account today, and Dr. Jennifer Ashton asked him if he thought goggles or some other form of protective eyewear might be recommended at some point.
Dr. Anthony Fauci to @DrJAshton: “If you have goggles or an eye shield, you should use it. It’s not universally recommended, but if you really want to be complete, you should probably use it if you can.” https://t.co/SJPZn8fN6F pic.twitter.com/Ml87aBuclI
— ABC News (@ABC) July 29, 2020
So I’m just telling you guys, this is where we’re headed. Pretty soon masks won’t be enough. We’re gonna be in masks, goggles, face shields, hazmat suits – all of it. Because for some inexplicable reason, Fauci and his followers are no longer interested in “flattening the curve.” They won’t stop this nonsense until there’s a cure for COVID, even though THERE MAY NEVER BE ONE, or until there’s a vaccine, which MAY NOT OFFER FULL PROTECTION. In other words, these restrictive closures and mandates and guidelines and protocols are not going to end. If you think otherwise, I’m afraid you’re in denial.
For now, the CDC continues to suggest that eye protection is optional (except for healthcare workers dealing with COVID directly, in which case it’s recommended). But apparently Qatar Airlines already has its flight attendants in safety goggles, gloves, and full suits. There are also apparently “experts” who’ve told NPR that wearing face shields or goggles on “crowded airplanes” would be “wise.”
And listen, I’m not arguing the fact that wearing these things provide people with more protection from this virus and probably others. I’m saying THIS IS NOT HOW NORMAL PEOPLE WANT TO LIVE THEIR LIVES.
As the sourcelink indicates though, “Public safety recommendations will continue to evolve.”
We’ve only just begun, y’all. Buckle up.
Oh, by the way, you know how that group of frontline doctors keeps getting censored on social media? I’m just waiting for this Newsweek article to get the same treatment. It’s a piece written by Harvey Risch, who’s professor of epidemiology at Yale. He’s an MD, and PhD, and he has written over 300 peer-reviewed publications in addition to being on the editorial boards of a number of journals. I don’t know how you get much more “expert” than that.
His Newsweek article is all about how great the hydroxychloroquine/zinc/zithromycin trio of medications is for treating COVID patients when they’re first diagnosed. He too, just like the group of doctors currently being censored, insists that people are dying FOR NO REASON, because of how politicized this drug combo has become.
That is UNACCEPTABLE, y’all.
He cites plenty of examples of studies and research that indicates hydroxychloroquine has been effective. But orange man said positive things about it and therefore it has to be eliminated as a medical choice. “My body my choice?” Nope. Doesn’t apply here.
The key, according to Risch, is to use the medicine trio EARLY in high risk patients, and that many studies which report that it’s not effective are based on patients who were well into the virus’ progression, when it was too late for the drugs to have the beneficial effects. In fact, he writes:
The combination should be prescribed in high-risk patients immediately upon clinical suspicion of COVID-19 disease, without waiting for results of testing. Delays in waiting before starting the medications can reduce their efficacy.
And he also writes:
For the sake of high-risk patients, for the sake of our parents and grandparents, for the sake of the unemployed, for our economy and for our polity, especially those disproportionally affected, we must start treating immediately.
So you can understand why I’m concerned he’s going to be fired, canceled, censored, and possibly worse.
We live in dangerous times. And the fact that people’s lives are now being toyed with by members of the media, politicians, and tech companies, should be terrifying to everyone.