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Surge Summary: The Centers for Disease Control – and the Biden Administration — in announcing key new findings about COVID-19 decide to officially acknowledge what has been indicated for months by the scientific evidence. That hasn’t stopped some Leftists from continuing to go their own way regarding the virus. Politics are clearly at work – even around this pandemic.
by Gary Bauer
CDC to The Rescue?
The CDC is finally starting to follow the science. That’s not just my opinion. Even the New York Times is saying it. Consider these excerpts:
“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is finally catching up to the science. For months, research about Covid-19 has pointed to two encouraging patterns. First, the underlying virus that causes Covid rarely spreads outdoors. Second . . . fully vaccinated people are at virtually no risk of serious disease and only a minuscule risk of spreading the virus to others.
“But the CDC . . . has been unwilling to highlight these facts. It has instead focused on tiny risks — risks that are smaller than those from, say, taking a car trip. The CDC’s intricate list of recommended Covid behavior has baffled many Americans and frightened others. . .
“Yesterday, the agency effectively acknowledged it had fallen behind the scientific evidence. . . It said fully vaccinated people could stop wearing masks in most settings. . . The change sends a message: Vaccination means the end of the Covid crisis, for individuals and ultimately for society.”
While this is welcome news, there are a couple of points to keep in mind.
First, this does not in any way prevent private establishments from requiring masks. The TSA has announced it will not lift the mask mandate at airports because they don’t have the staff to check that every passenger has been vaccinated.
Nor are left-wing governors, who really have the power here, under any obligation to follow the new guidance. In fact, Gov. Andrew Cuomo immediately said that New York’s mask mandate will remain in place as he “follows the science,” which he clearly isn’t.
Here’s another critical point: Just days ago, Dr. “Double Mask” Fauci was still defending the mask requirement. Earlier this week, the director of the CDC was on Capitol Hill doing the same thing. Both suggested that anyone who disagreed was not following the science.
Then — as gas lines were forming all along the East coast, as missiles were raining down on Israel, as new figures showed 170,000 illegal aliens were apprehended at the border in one month and as inflation is spiking — suddenly Biden and Harris go to a microphone to announce this “great milestone.”
Anyone who thinks that yesterday’s sudden news wasn’t the result of political interference at the CDC, well, I’ve got that proverbial bridge to sell you.
Again, I think the announcement was long overdue and doesn’t go far enough. But make no mistake about it – the Biden White House needed a political win, and they called whoever they needed to call.
If this had happened in the Trump Administration, there would be dozens of stories this morning quoting anonymous sources about political pressure and heavy-handed intervention at the CDC.
The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge
Originally posted here.
Image: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/; Adapted from: Amaury Laporte; https://www.flickr.com/photos/alaporte/33849410240
Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.
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