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Texas: No masks, no restrictions, now no COVID deaths!

Surprise! Surprise! Two months after lifting business restrictions and mask mandates, Texas reported yesterday no deaths linked to COVID.

Once again the fear-mongers were wrong. Biden called the officials in both Texas and Mississippi “neanderthals” for their decisions to end lockdowns and mask requirements. Others predicted a wave of deaths that would boggle the mind.

Instead, cases of COVID dropped quickly, to actually reach zero for the first time in fourteen months. Though I am sure there will be new coronavirus cases and deaths, that the numbers dropped after removing the stupid lockdowns and mask mandates is just another illustration of how failed a policy those lockdowns and mask mandates were.

Nor is any of this a surprise to anyone who has read this website for the past year. I have been saying from day one that the lockdowns were a terrible mistake, and that the mask mandates were not only useless but possibly very counter-productive. As another writer noted today, “The Neanderthals were right.”

[W]hat this shows is that the things the “experts” have so harped on were never the silver bullet in fighting the coronavirus. Arbitrary lockdowns and nonsensical indoor and outdoor mask mandates were pervasive in many states that did far worse than places like Florida, which had little to no restrictions throughout the pandemic.

This should have been common sense for figures like Dr. Anthony Fauci, who to this day is still insisting children, yes children, need to wear masks into the fall next year. But they were never truly following the science. Rather, they were following politics, and politics demanded that federal authorities, from the president to bureaucrats, had a scapegoat for their failures. Masks and lockdowns became that because any time bad news emerged, they could always blame you instead of their chosen policies. You see, if you would just follow their edicts more closely, then everything would be fine.

In reality, that was an incredibly ignorant and damaging way to run the response to a pandemic. Some may ask why Texas saw such a dramatic drop following the recension of its COVID restrictions and mandates. In my opinion, the answer is simple: It was always smarter to encourage people to get outside, spread out, and mitigate in smarter ways (i.e. light social distancing vs. obsessing over ineffective masks). When households are the chief vector, not gyms, schools, and restaurants, you should not be closing the latter, forcing people to stay cooped up in an environment where the spread is most common.

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  • Alton

    We are back to the point where “excess deaths” per month are back to the normal numbers Zero. But since the monthly flu deaths are now the Covid numbers. CDC reports about 1,842 deaths from the common flu this year Insted of the 20k to 60k deaths from flu in a normal year.

  • By Fauci logic, you can safely urinate in your pool if you wear two bathing suits at once …

  • John

    It must be the vaccinations !!!1!!!11. Oh wait, Texas is only 30% fully vaccinated.

  • BLSinSC

    We’ve had a FLU season every year since people could SPELL “flu” EXCEPT for the last year! Amazingly the FLU just up and vanished like “a f*rt in the wind” (direct quote from The Shawshank Redemption)! Sure people have died, but people die EVERY YEAR from THE FLU. It’s usually the old and sickly just like this year! The Kung Fu Flu was “enhanced” to severely attack the respiratory system and caused your own body to attack itself. There should NEVER have been the “two weeks to flatten the curve”! But, I know why PRESIDENT TRUMP had to go along with “the experts” and allow Governors and Mayors to handle their states/cities. He let them show their abuses of power – it wasn’t and ISN’T pretty – but it was necessary to “wake” the “unwoke”!

  • Gary in Transit

    Texans continue to wear masks and social distance where individuals and not the state decide that these measures are needed. So, this isn’t a maskless state. Also, I’ve not seen Texas mask police where citizens shame those without a mask. Californians love government control.

  • mkent

    The 7-day moving average for Texas Covid deaths today stands at 44. If there were zero Covid deaths reported in Texas yesterday (a Sunday), then it was because there were zero reported, not because zero occurred.

  • Jeff Wright

    I heard a tornado hit Wuhan a couple of days ago.

    Neanderthals actually had good cranial vault capacity.

    Now whose back is silverest?

  • Trent Castanaveras

    mkent: That would be the case. Reporting has historically been light over weekends, then “spikes” on Wednesday as the weekends are tallied. On the link, select the “1 Month” chart. The reporting structure is clear.

    The good news is that Texas’ trend average is accelerating downward.

  • Max

    Fauci took his mask off! (he’s just “following the science”) how dare the CDC relent without his authorization… “No explanation” given for what has changed to allow the mask to slip.
    Even a female News talk host admitted “she now won’t be able to tell who the Trump supporters are”. (Maga hats were worn voluntarily by conservatives, the liberals forced everyone to wear their masks to wrongly identify everyone as liberal)

    Fauci has also been unmasked… Great article on the recent collection of mounting evidence against Fauci.

    The latest in “vaccine news” is if your employer requires you to be vaccinated for employment, the employer is responsible for any vaccine injury or death that incurs… OSHA
    Scroll down to “vaccine related”


    Locally in Utah, the school board saw the writing on the wall and did not want to be held legally responsible for any children being harmed by the vaccinations.

    The vaccine injury reporting site is so hard to navigate that a website has sprung up to help with information in real time. (4,057 deaths) scroll down to read the reports. Every one of them a horror story.(some of the information on the government website is missing [scrubbed?] this helps preserve data)
    (Although the information is estimated to be 1% of the actual vaccine occurrences, there’s still more “deaths” from COVID-19 vaccination than all other vaccinations put together… The European reporting center is much more open with a much higher count)
    More stories sensationalized for news reporting;

    Accusations were made early against MNRA vaccines that it changes the human genome, this was soundly denied! The science has been performed and observed,
    “We now have unambiguous evidence that coronavirus sequences can integrate into the genome,”
    Although the evidence is pooh-poohed as conspiracy to protect the magazine website from being censored, they were brave to put the information up anyway…

    The science and the methods for changing your genome are accelerating in laboratories all over the world. First crisper alter the DNA, then the RNA, now they are able to change the DNA of the mitochondrial formally believed not to be possible. From six years ago…
    I wonder what they’ve been doing with it now? Just call it a vaccine, and people will jump at the chance to try it…
    Perhaps you would like to make a chimera in your basement?

    Speaking of science, spike proteins creates blood clots as COVID-19 re-create itself and spreads to others.
    MNRA vaccinations trick your body into making spike proteins that it also causes blood clots as your body becomes a spike protein factory… Then spreads it to others. This is what’s meant when Fauci/ Biden says we need more vaccinations to create heard immunity. (How do the unvaccinated people protect themselves from the super spreaders?)

    A deep dive into the subject.
    Article conclusion;
    “Simply put, there is overwhelming evidence that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein (that is also synthetically produced by the Covid vaccines) is a central part of the mechanisms of morbidity and mortality of SARS-CoV-2, and therefore is also a risk of the vaccine. In regard to clotting, that risk is greater if you receive a vaccine.

    The data clearly demonstrate that the last thing you would ever want to do is make a vaccine that produces a spike protein. As the literature clearly showed, it would cause significant damage, including brain clots and death. And that literature, for the most part, was available before the release of Covid vaccines to the public”

    Although women make up about 60% of the vaccinated, the adverse effects reported are mostly women. Is this because the same amount that is given to a 250 pound man is also given to 100 pound woman? Or does it have artificial hormone HCG that causes severe female reaction and sterility?

    The largest concern is Antibody dependent enhancement (ADE) which causes increased reaction in the vaccinated upon reinfection resulting in death, rather than immunity…

    We will see on the next viral infection, pray that it’s not Mersa virus, a spike protein which kills 10% of the infected. (New variance is an unknown factor, the one in India is being controlled with traditional medicine and supplements…

    Buy for you and your loved ones now, because life-saving medication may soon be unavailable)

    A 16 minute video explaining vaccination information that they should, but haven’t told you.

    If it’s not bad enough, the official documented count is 223 people who have been fully vaccinated have now died of COVID-19.
    But then the official literature says “it does not prevent infection”…
    That means the masks are coming back, because they won’t know what else to do.–nfc051821.php
    “a nanofiber filter by sending a high electrical voltage through a drop of liquid polyvinylidene fluoride to spin threads about 300 nanometers in diameter — about 167 times thinner than a human hair. The process created pores only a couple of micrometers in diameter on the nanofiber’s surfaces, which helped them capture 99.9% of coronavirus aerosols.”
    Yep, new and improved mask technology that they will claim will work this time…

  • Max

    I just saw this and had to post it before I go to bed before another intense work week.
    I’ve been asking for a long time now, “what is in the shots?” They say the research has been done, it’s a lie… You are the research! If this article is true, there’s going to be a lot of lawsuits and accusations because the secret ingredient turns out to be poison… May cause cancer, heart and lung damage, sterility! Read the article, another head shaker!

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