There was dancing in the streets of major American cities upon news that Joe Biden won the presidency after four days of national nail-biting. Replete with champagne, hugs, chants, and triumphant celebrations, these street fests were a more feel-good version of the last time the activist left flooded the avenues – back during the time of protests, riots, looting, mayhem, and statue-toppling this summer.
What is interesting to note of both the “peaceful” protests and the Biden bacchanals is that although every major public figure on the left has called for strict obeyance of quarantines, social distancing, and masking, virtually none sounded the alarm during these two events — when it was inconvenient for them. Joe Biden made no statement about the flouting of social-distancing guidelines or mandated masking over the weekend. This is the very essence of being exempt from the rules that apply to everyone else. CNN also curiously failed to scream “super-spreader event!” during the blue-city Biden rapture as it did for every Trump rally.
The hypocrisy is staggering but nothing new for our ascendant overlords. Compulsory social cudgels for thee – but not for me.
We know that virtue-signaling leftists, including Biden, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Dem Governor Andrew Cuomo, Anthony Fauci, Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA), and CNN commentator Chris Cuomo, have all been caught without masks – while simultaneously insisting on complete compliance with mask mandates. And now Biden calls for the nationwide mask mandate he said he would, beginning on his first day in office. This is science-bereft as there is scant evidence of the efficacy of masks and a wealth of scientific studies to prove their uselessness – something admitted by Fauci, the World Health Organization, the U.S. Surgeon General, and the CDC this year before, you know, changing their minds.
But masks are just the amuse-bouche to the main course to be served to more than 330 million Americans: the COVID-19 vaccine – heralded as the savior of humanity. Despite trials for multiple vaccines being paused or abandoned, the fact that there will be zero long-term safety trials for the COVID vaccine, plus the startling truth that manufacturers and anyone associated with administration of the vaccine have full liability protection from adverse events including death, one competitor rose to the top.
Pfizer appears to have won the three-legged race for the blue ribbon. The ill-advised “warp speed” vaccine looks like it’s ready for its close-up. The pharmaceutical company claims a better-than-90% COVID prevention rate for its vaccine, but is that true?
In a recent article in the prestigious British Medical Journal, leading public health expert Peter Doshi wrote:
“None of the trials currently underway are designed to detect a reduction in any serious outcome such as hospitalizations, intensive care use, or deaths. Nor are the vaccines being studied to determine whether they can interrupt transmission of the virus.”
So if the Pfizer trials were not set up to determine whether reducing transmission of COVID-19 is possible with a vaccine, how can the company and its arm in the media make that claim? We don’t know because the question is not being aired for discussion. The essential elements at the heart of this story are being ignored in the pell-mell rush to find a silver bullet for a virus with a 99.74% recovery rate. And the smokescreen obscuring the fact that no data exist to prove the vaccine will impede transmission of the virus is the routine, partisan “pistols at dawn” pantomime.
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) lamented that Pfizer appears ready to deliver the vaccine under a president he loathes and immediately attacked the rollout he believes should happen under Biden. He was upbraided by never-Trump Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE), who called this shameless politicizing “dangerous and stupid.” The rancor between them only serves to distract from the real concern that a vaccine without long-term safety trials that has not been proven to stop transmission of COVID-19 is being pushed too hastily on America and the world, and that is assuredly both dangerous and stupid.
Hypocrisy from the left on social distancing, masks, lockdown mandates, and the COVID vaccine are all standard modus operandi for the party that may be about to control the executive branch of government. It is just warming up.
But all you really need to know about this moment in American life is that shopkeepers from Fifth Avenue to Rodeo Drive who boarded up their storefronts in the event of a win for Trump are now taking down their planks. They’re no longer worried. One side resorts to rioting, looting, violence, mayhem, and intimidation when they’re unhappy or don’t get their way – and one does not.
That pointed arrow will be ever in the quiver of the activist left, to be reached for whenever the zeitgeist demands a reckoning that suits its designs on absolute power and control.
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