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Double-Mask Mania

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The Centers for Disease Control finally recognized that the masks it’s had everyone wearing for the better part of a year are largely ineffective because aerosols easily go around the top and sides. Time to nail this down, so to speak. The CDC’s latest recommendation is “placing a sleeve made of sheer nylon hosiery material around the neck and pulling it up over either a cloth or medical procedure mask” or using knots and tucking to fit a mask closely to the face.

It came up with these techniques in experiments with mannequins in a lab. It has no empirical data, and the study even warns:

“The findings of these simulations should neither be generalized to the effectiveness of all medical procedure masks or cloths masks nor interpreted as being representative of the effectiveness of these masks when worn in real-world settings” – i.e., by real living and breathing human beings.

And there’s also this warning: “double-masking might impede breathing or obstruct peripheral vision.”

The “double-masking” fad is now arriving at a time when infections are down 58% nationally in the last month and many states have already vaccinated over 50% of seniors.

Don’t be surprised to see President Joe Biden exercising “leadership” by sporting the hosiery look.

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  • Once the two masks are in place, jump up and down on one leg while patting your head. Then, jump up and down on two legs, pat your head and leap out the nearest window. You debasement is now complete. If possible, call 9-1-1.

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