Texas is 100% Open

Everything, Including Masks says Governor Greg Abbott

Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves (R) Lifts All Mask Mandates

Big Experiment

An Opinion

Eric Ding Wants to Vomit

Sentiment Runs Both Ways

God Bless Texas

Texas Death Warrant

Beto O'Rouke call Abbot's decision a "Death warrant for Texans".

Dr. Fauci 60 Minute Flashback

Dr. Fauci: "People should not be walking around with masks.... There is no reason to be walking around with a mask".

Fauci’s remarks were made on March 8, 2020 and do not represent his current stance on face coverings. 

He now says he was attempting to preserve masks for hospital workers. 

Lying is Bad Business

Lying is a bad way to do business, especially when you change your tune so drastically going from no masks to supporting two masks and telling people not to eat out at all.

It is any wonder millions of people do not trust Fauci?

Fauci's Forever Changing Tune

A few days ago I asked Is Anyone Else Fed Up With Dr. Fauci's Forever Moving Goalposts?

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For that I was attacked on the left and right for criticizing Fauci and for not criticizing him enough.  

And I was also criticized for dragging the teachers' union into the mud. 

No attempt to look at both sides goes unpunished, especially one that involves unions on the side. 

For a discussion of teachers' union on which I am on rock sold ground, please see Even a $130 Billion Bribe Won’t Get Kids Back in the Classroom this School Year.

Meanwhile, Texas and Mississippi are rolling the dice. Full reopenings without  masks, before mass vaccinations, will either work or fail. Lives are at stake. 

Good luck. 

Regardless of what one's views are on masks, we should all be rooting that Abbott and Reeves made the correct decision.

Human Sacrifice Addendum

One normally reasonable reader commented 

Regardless of what one's views on human sacrifices are, we should all be rooting that those who are ordering the sacrifices will appease the gods and bring the much needed benefits.

That statement is of course ridiculous. 

It is equates the possibility of a mistake to purposeful death. Realistically one might assume that in the name of "scientific integrity" we should be hoping people die, although I am sure that was not this person's message.

What About Fauci's Alleged Lie?

Another commented that Facui did not lie about masks, but rather the science changed. Lying involves and intent to deceive. 

I believe Fauci did intend to deceive to preserve masks for health care workers. Low and behold, as soon as enough masks were available, Fauci changed his tune. 

At best Fauci's statements were horrid science. Scientists long ago knew how the flu spread and supposedly Covid was different. 

The Grand Experiment

I agree with reopening, I don't agree with casually deciding it's OK for everyone not to wear masks. 

Hopefully, health care centers, nursing homes, restaurants, and work places in general don't say to hell with it before we have a higher percentage of immunizations.

Mish

"Guerre des Masques" the War of the Masks

The CDC now recommends wearing face masks in public. This set off a huge scramble for supplies.