Waiting for a train in Hong Kong in early May…
WAIT! WHAT ARE THEY WEARING ON THEIR FACES THAT ALLOWED THEM TO CONTINUE WORKING THROUGH ALL THIS WITH SUCH A TINY FATALITY RATE???
Yes, people. THEY DID IT. Hong Kong and Singapore BEAT the COVID-19 disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Mandatory masks are ONE side of their playbook, and it’s THE MOST IMPORTANT side because wearing masks prevents the vast majority of people from becoming sick in the first place, keeping resources free to deal with the other side.
The OTHER side of their playbook resulted in a fatality rate from coronavirus in Hong Kong that is but a fraction of a percent (“Just 0.4% of those with confirmed infections have died in Hong Kong. In Singapore — less than 0.1%.”), and there’s a reason behind it: They tested widely, quarantined aggressively and treated patients early.
That would NEVER have worked, however, if they hadn’t made mask wear mandatory from the beginning, as the disease would have ripped through their nations like wildfire, resulting in an infection rate 100 times greater than they actually experienced.
Masks Saved Their Countries. MASKS did that.
If the U.S. had a similar fatality rate as the average of the two, it’s death toll would now stand at about 4,100, rather than the 100,000+ death toll in the U.S. Masks COULD have done that, but nooo… There are far too many, “I ain’t wearin’ no mask!” IDIOTS out there. To make matters worse, they paraded their idiotic selves and their idiotic ideas around for all the world to see, trying to get everyone to jump on their idiotic bandwagon with ZERO regard for the cost.
So, all you anti-mask people: You, your ilk, and your grossly misleading and horribly selfish rhetoric resulted in 96,000 deaths in the U.S. Yes, YOU. 96,000 DEAD. And counting. Still think you were being “smart?” If so, you’re FOOLS. Those deaths are on YOUR heads. Instead of spreading reason, you spread falsehood and lies, the result of which was chaos and death.
You CANNOT have one side of a comprehensive solution without the other. Masks can and SHOULD be mandatory in public. Why? BECAUSE THEY WORK! THAT’S why! They PREVENT people from contracting the virus in the first place.
Stay-at-home orders, on the other hand, are Constitutionally ILLEGAL and governors who put that edict out there should be SUED for GROSSLY violating people’s civil rights. The shut-downs, not to mention the lock-downs, were an INSANE violation of our civil liberties, and did nothing but crash our economy while delaying recovery. They were a STUPID and FOOLISH way to govern.
RECAP: What DOES work and what does NOT work:
- Mandatory mask wear – Yes.
- Mandatory screening – Yes
- Mandatory quarantines – Yes
- Early treatment – Yes
- Stay-at-Home Orders: No
- Business Shut-Downs: No
- Lock-Downs: HELL NO
And yet even today (May 27, 2020), mayors and governors are insisting on doing the WRONG things while FAILING to do the RIGHT things.
Here’s a tip: KNOCK IT OFF. Do what WORKS. Do NOT do what does NOT work. Remember: Protection is Portable. People and businesses do NOT need to be locked down to protect lives.
WHY, people? WHY??? Could it be they really are trying to scuttle the economy as Bill Maher suggested? Yes, he really did say “he is “hoping” for the economy to crash and the country to enter a recession so we can “get rid of Trump.” Read the article. Is this their Cloward-Piven attempt to overload the U.S. public welfare system in order to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty?” As an astute observer well noted: “Essentially, the Cloward-Piven strategy would lead to the complete control of citizens through Socialism/Communism.”
Yeah. THAT’S un-American. To the EXTREME.
My answer to Bill Maher, Michael Reisch and the thankfully dead Cloward and Piven team: GO TO HELL. Same goes for all the blitheringly idiotic libtards and Demoncraps who’ve allowed themselves to be duped out of every shred of economic sense they may have ever had.
You CANNOT allow everyone to get sick then expect to have the resources to deal with it. You MUST focus on prevention. But you can’t keep everyone home, either. This isn’t Star Trek. Keeping everyone home will destroy your resources, as well.
The ONLY short-term AND long-term solution is for people to WEAR MASKS while CONTINUING TO WORK. Let the health professionals deal with those who get sick.
For both summaries, a graphic, and details on masks, eye wear and proper procedures to keep people from getting sick in the first place, please visit COVID-19 PPE & Procedures. It’s a workable, civilian adaptation of biological part of the military’s CBRNE regulations, which have successfully allowed members of the military to continue working and fighting in the worst of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear environments.
Stopping COVID-19 isn’t rocket science. It’s simple, easy, and as both Hong Kong and Singapore have resoundingly proven, it’s extremely effective.