Despite the accurate predictions of no vaccine rollout in September and the second wave that didn’t peak until Christmas, sports played on. To be sure, Fauci was right about science the first time! The only other time he got it right the first time was when he said “don’t wear masks.” We all know how that ended.
Most college students were forced to learn remotely or were relegated to their dorms without visitors. They were expelled for gathering in the quad and at house parties. Even Thanksgiving was suggested to be spent isolated in a dorm room. None of these rules applied for big money NCAA athletes. Just the top 20 most profitable college football programs make almost $1 billion annually. Does anyone think Fauci was going to let that money evaporate? Universities canceled small-time programs like tennis, gymnastics, and track and field during the pandemic, but there was never a concern the cash cow would be butchered at the altar of science. Fauci surely knew that; it’s just easier to scare people for a few months.
The NFL was even less likely to disappear. At least colleges pretended to play it safe by canceling the first few games or limiting play to within their conference. Many teams played in states that had banned all athletic competitions. Minnesota, for example, kept witnessing the issuance of executive orders by its worthless governor Tim Walz pertaining to youth sports based on supposed spread. This began in the summer and continued until Joe Biden was installed as president. Of course, the whole thing was a farce given that young people are the least likely to die of Covid. No matter, high school seniors lost their glory days while older, big money athletes kept right on tackling despite their statistically higher chance of facing setbacks. The NFL makes almost $20 billion annually. The NFL must have been thrilled that the Super Bowl was just played in a. state with lax policies; it wouldn’t have been the same in an empty California stadium. Suddenly Florida is great again.
Also, despite repeated warnings that Trump was failing the country by not making testring available, miraculously the NCAA found enough swabs to test every single player weekly. On any given year, there are about 50,000 NCAA footballers and they played maybe 7-8 games this year. That amounts to a minimum of 350,000 tests. The number is likely higher. The NFL estimates that it administered almost 1,000,000 tests during their most recent season. Incredibly, if these two football leagues were a country, they would rank 67th in the world for the number of tests players took. As I write this during Black History Month, it’s important to note that the player demographics of these leagues are essentially two-thirds black. That’s a lot of Covid testing during a supposedly racist pandemic.
In the hall of fame of flip flops, Anthony Fauci’s more recent comments on the ludicrous notion of double or triple masking features prominently. I can practically envision a bronze bust with multiple face coverings. As January was winding now, CNBC’s Shephard Smith presented information from an alleged study that found wearing two masks was more effective than wearing just one, and that wearing three masks was even more effective.
Not to be outdone by journalists pretending to be doctors, Fauci continued his role as a politician pretending to be a doctor by proclaiming this scientific nugget:
“So if you have a physical covering with one layer, you put another layer on, it just makes common sense that it likely would be more effective. That’s the reason why you see people either double masking or doing a version of an N95.”
Did you get that? It’s just common sense! Of course, the left hates common sense, and in their anti-American efforts in public education they actually tell educators that common sense is how our society became so racist and oppressive. Is Fauci therefore a white supremacist for preaching common sense?
This stupid comments accurately sums up the narrowmindedness of Fauci. Throughout this entire plandemic, his singular focus was to reduce case counts. That’s it. He was not concerned with mental health, the economy, peoples’ livelihoods, social interactions, or anything else. He only saw the virus. The double masking phenomenon fits the same bill. He is not concerned about the buildup of dangerous gases or the inability of a person to breathe; he only cares that two masks purportedly block more Covid particles. I recently began listening to Allie Beth Stuckey’s podcast and she mentioned it was only a matter of time before Fauci recommended we put plastic bags over our heads to breathe. It was only funny because we actually believe it at this point.
Within less than a week, Fauci was walking his comments back. In just a few days, the science of double masking had apparently been resolved. Contrary to the science known on January 25th, the science on January 28th concluded that double masking didn’t actually have a scientific basis. Speaking in his usual declarative manner, he completely switched gears:
“There’s nothing wrong with that but there’s no data that indicates that that is going to make a difference.”
This is the same man that went from no masks, to one mask, up to two masks, then back down to one mask. If this pattern holds, the good news is that we are seeing numerical recommendations go in the order of 0,1,2,1. 0 must be right around the corner from this man!