Mask mandates, school closures, and proof-of-vaccine are all in vogue again as the Delta variant and so-called breakthrough cases are causing a coordinated freakout among the media and ruling class of Democrats.
The conventional wisdom is still that everyone needs to get a COVID shot ASAP, but that message is getting muddied. Top health officials are going so far as to say parents, even vaccinated ones, should wear masks when they’re at home with their kids.
Teachers unions and now Gov. Gavin Newsom are demanding teachers be vaccinated — although they might end up shutting down schools anyway. Meanwhile, lawmakers and “the haves” are busy flaunting their perch in the political hierarchy, with Rep. Rashida Tlaib and Barack Obama going naked-faced and buck-wild at elite parties — but it’s OK because they’re “sophisticated.”
Add to this the confusion over so-called “breakthrough cases” and the Delta variant as vaccinated people are still contracting the virus. Messaging has been all over the map: Power-hungry bureaucrats and the corporate media exaggerate the risks of breakthroughs to maintain an air of crisis, only to have other Democrats and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention go into damage-control mode, limiting the data they report to keep people getting the jab. It’s a circus.