It’s almost as if Dr. Anthony Fauci has decided to embrace the acute erosion in public trust that has befallen him among non-Democrats, particularly vaccine-skeptical right-leaners. Here he is arguing on national television — where he seems to spend much of his time — that the CDC’s latest COVID guidance for summer camps is not “excessive,” but rather just “conservative.” Watch the clip, then we’ll tell you about the supposedly scientific recommendations he’s defending:
Dr. Fauci on CDC guidelines that turn summer camps into outdoor prisons: “I wouldn’t call them excessive, I would say they’re conservative” pic.twitter.com/dQGNiw3qOK
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) May 5, 2021
Not excessive, eh? Science and data have demonstrated that children are at very low risk from COVID, and that outdoor transmission of the virus is close to non-existent. “Minuscule,” in fact, to quote Fauci himself, referring to the profound unlikelihood of even unvaccinated adults passing on or contracting Coronavirus outside. And yet, here is what the disastrous bunglers at CDC have cranked out for kids at camp this summer:
This is among the most restrictive, unrealistic guidance the agency has released during the pandemic. It’s more limiting than the CDC’s guidance for vaccinated people exercising outside more generally. If followed, summer campers would be miserable, deprived of physical contact, and in considerable danger of overheating. The government has essentially recommended that summer camps treat kids like prisoners. Here are just some of the restrictions:
- Everyone at the camp—including staff and every kid over the age of two—must wear masks at all times, unless they are eating or swimming. They should wear two layers of masks, especially when social distancing is difficult, regardless of “whether activities are indoors or outdoors.”
- Campers should be placed in “cohorts,” and their interaction with people outside the cohort must be limited.
- There should always be at least three feet between campers of the same cohort, and six feet between campers of different cohorts. Staff should keep six feet away from campers at all times, whether inside or outside. Distance should be maintained while eating, napping, or riding the bus: The CDC suggests seating kids in alternating rows.
- The use of physical objects that might be shared among kids—toys, art supplies, electronics—should be limited wherever possible.
- Camps should not permit close-contact sports and indoor sports, and should require masks regardless.
- If anyone is curious there are separate restrictions for outdoor gardening.
They’re Trying to Shut Us Down
Over the last several months, I’ve lost count of how many times the powers-that-be have tried to shut us down. They’ve sent hackers at us, forcing us to take extreme measures on web security. They sent attorneys after us, but thankfully we’re not easily intimidated by baseless accusations or threats. They’ve even gone so far as to make physical threats. Those can actually be a bit worrisome but Remington has me covered.
For us to continue to deliver the truth that Americans need to read and hear, we ask you, our amazing audience, for financial assistance. We have a Giving Fuel page to help us pay the bills. It’s brand new so don’t be discouraged by the lack of donations there. It’s a funny reality that the fewer the donations that have been made, the less likely people are willing to donate to it. One would think this is counterintuitive, but sometimes people are skeptical because they think that perhaps there’s a reason others haven’t been donating. In our situation, we’re just getting started so please don’t be shy if you have the means to help.
Thank you and God bless!