First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
— Martin Niemöller
CDC Cited Misleading Stats to Force Americans to Needlessly Wear Masks Outdoors
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 13, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has been caught citing misleading stats in order to justify forcing Americans to wear masks outdoors, where the risk of contracting COVID-19 is near zero.
The CDC long maintained that there is about a 10 percent chance of COVID-19 transmission when the actual number is likely anywhere from one percent to less than 1/10th of a percent, according to multiple experts. That means the CDC has inflated the possible risk — and the fears of Americans who rely on information and recommendations supplied by the government organization — up to 100 times higher than actually warranted.
The number “seems to be a huge exaggeration,” according to University of St. Andrews virologist Dr. Muge Cevik in a statement to The New York Times (NYT), which broke the story.
“Saying that less than 10 percent of Covid transmission occurs outdoors is akin to saying that sharks attack fewer than 20,000 swimmers a year. (The actual worldwide number is around 150.) It’s both true and deceiving,” averred the NYT report.
In fact, “there is not a single documented Covid infection anywhere in the world from casual outdoor interactions, such as walking past someone on a street or eating at a nearby table,” NYT reporter David Leonhardt wrote. Further, much of the data comes from cases at buildings such as schools and construction sites in Singapore that were eventually and inaccurately classified as outdoor transmissions.
By uncovering the CDC’s exaggerated stats, the leftist NYT has conducted the same sort of truthful reporting that led YouTube to permanently deplatform LifeSiteNews in February.
“NYT report violates YouTube’s Covid-19 misinformation policy,” noted the Wall Street Journal’s Jason Willick in a tweet, “which prohibits ‘content that contradicts WHO or local health authorities’ guidance” including on “transmission” and “social distancing and self-isolation guidelines.”
NYT report violates YouTube’s Covid-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits “content that contradicts WHO or local health authorities’ guidance” including on “transmission” and “social distancing and self-isolation guidelines.” Jason Willick (@jawillick) May 11, 2021
The CDC’s unself-conscious campaign of fear has had a huge impact on vast segments of the U.S. population.
Pollsters at the Morning Consult found that people who received the COVID-19 vaccine are more afraid of returning to normal life than those who have not been vaccinated. The following chart, published by Fox News, displays the stunning level of fear still experienced by the vaccinated:
Morning Consult Poll results SOURCE: Tucker Carlson Tonight/Fox News screenshot
“What does this tell us?” asked Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show. “Among other things, it tells us that we’ve long ago left the realm of science, and are instead in a state of mass hysteria and mass manipulation.”