CDC loosens mask guidelines, removed entirely in most U.S. counties

You can drill down in the article above to the CDC page with a tool to see risk level in each county of the USA to see where CDC says no masks required. 

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-science-health-centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention-87d7bdc811ba6521e32017072d5ea180

(Masks never were needed for public health.  More harm than good.  Same with covid gene therapy aka “vaccines” and PCR tests.  But they made a few people billions of dollars and the fear they created made fools of billions of people.)

Caveat emptor anytime, everytime any government attempts to push anything on the people.

Pournelle’s Iron Law of Bureaucracy states that in any bureaucratic organization there will be two kinds of people”:

 First, there will be those who are devoted to the goals of the organization. Examples are dedicated classroom teachers in an educational bureaucracy, many of the engineers and launch technicians and scientists at NASA, even some agricultural scientists and advisors in the former Soviet Union collective farming administration.

Secondly, there will be those dedicated to the organization itself. Examples are many of the administrators in the education system, many professors of education, many teachers union officials, much of the NASA headquarters staff, etc.

The Iron Law states that in every case the second group will gain and keep control of the organization. It will write the rules, and control promotions within the organization.

This has been stated in many places. Here is an early one.

In other news..

CDC Tacitly Acknowledges Masking Speech Impediment

The Centers for Disease Control quietly updated its child development guidelines to reflect new reality.

Education / Thomas Gallatin / February 23, 2022

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — or is that Centers for Destroyed Credibility? — recently changed its standards for early childhood development. Flying somewhat under the radar, a couple of weeks ago the CDC released an updated milestone checklist for children and included a link to a Pediatrics article that referenced a study for the changes. Notably, we can chalk up another one for the damage done by the COVID response.

One of the more troubling milestone changes was extending a child’s age for reaching expected speech and vocabulary ability. For example, the updated standard says children should speak at least 50 words at 30 months olds. The CDC’s previous standard was 50 words by 24 months. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, a child at the age of two speaking less than 50 words is a cause for concern.

One of the study’s authors, Jennifer Zubler, noted that the reason changes to CDC standards were made was because the threshold of at least 75% of children reaching the milestone guidelines was not being met.

According to the study: “Application of the criteria established by the AAP working group and adding milestones for the 15- and 30-month health supervision visits resulted in a 26.4 percent reduction and 40.9 percent replacement of previous CDC milestones. One third of the retained milestones were transferred to different ages; 67.7 percent of those transferred were moved to older ages.”

This raises an obvious question: What’s the culprit behind this change in a child’s developmental expectation? The most likely answer appears to be COVID-related guidelines, specifically regarding mask wearing. The masking of not only children but of adults impacts and impedes a young child’s language development. Both speaking and reading abilities can be affected when a child cannot properly hear an adult whose face is covered, or see his or her mouth move to form words. This impediment of a mask on a small child likewise muffles his or her attempts at speech.

Millions of Americans have been outspokenly critical of the CDC’s masking guidelines for children in schools, and many of them are concerned specifically regarding child development. As the lockdowns proved to do little other than damage the economy, masking (which the CDC has admitted is of little value for stopping viral spread) of little children (who are the least threatened by COVID) has done little other than stunt their verbal development. It is indeed a travesty what has been imposed on children, all in the name of “safety.” In truth, it’s due to the self-interests and ambitions of those lusting for greater power.

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About budbromley

Bud is a retired life sciences executive. Bud's entrepreneurial leadership exceeded three decades. He was the senior business development, marketing and sales executive at four public corporations, each company a supplier of analytical and life sciences instrumentation, software, consumables and service. Prior to those positions, his 19 year career in Hewlett-Packard Company's Analytical Products Group included worldwide sales and marketing responsibility for Bioscience Products, Global Accounts and the International Olympic Committee, as well as international management assignments based in Japan and Latin America. Bud has visited and worked in more than 65 countries and lived and worked in 3 countries.
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