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No More Mask Mandate!!!

By May 13, 2021Commentary

The IB is dumping the mask mandate on Friday!!!  Shocking, the science and data changed overnight.  Here is what is really going on.  People are fed up and want an approach that accepts some level of cases and even deaths.  More people have figured out that masks don’t work, thanks to red states that dumped the mandates and saw cases fall.  Minnesota’s Demoncrats worship California’s whacko left government, so when Newsome said the mandate will go there, Minnesota had to do the same.  Having to keep wearing masks was clearly a disincentive to getting vaxed.  And the CDC changing its guidance to say that vaccinated people didn’t need to wear masks everywhere indoors was probably the last straw.   Now the fight will be with idiot school districts and businesses that keep forcing children and others to wear masks.

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  • Joseph Lampe says:

    Most of the MN mask signage in businesses quotes either the CDC guidelines or the Gov. Walz executive order. Masking mandates from corporate America come from woke HR departments and/or risk-averse legal departments. The whole edifice may quickly collapse if CDC and the governor disown masking.

  • Barbara Fredrickson says:

    For the “fully vaccinated” according to KSTP. For those of us who refuse, masks. Next up-passport?

  • CK says:

    Well, this change in policy makes about as much sense as the policies he’s had in place? Why now? Why tomorrow when it was scheduled for July just two days ago? What happened? Suddenly it’s disappeared from the ST as well…why is that?

  • Harley says:

    Just like Robert Preston in “The Music Man”, figure out which way the band is already going and move quickly to get in front!

  • DuluthGuy says:

    And of course kids in school are still required to wear masks through the end of the school year despite the fact that kids are far less likely to get sick from COVID. It will supposedly be up to the local school districts next fall. Anybody want to take bets on what % of the state’s school aged population will still be forced to wear masks this fall? One would hope the parents would rise up and force the schools to stop the nonsense, but I don’t see it happening. I hope I’m wrong though.

  • Ganderson says:

    Duluth Guy: first of all sorry about the Minutemen beating the ‘Dogs in the Frozen Four! Not really! I grew up in St. Paul, as a Gopher fan, and had forgotten how cool it is to have your team win a Championship! Not like UMD hasn’t been successful of late….

    My moonbat town is holding onto masks to the bitter end- we still are required to wear them (I don’t) when downtown. Kids playing sports this spring (I’m a lacrosse coach) have to wear the face diaper WHILE THEY PLAY. The coaches have to mask up too, even though I’m double tapped. The board of health as well as the University administration (UMASS) in our town is completely divorced from reality. The University suspended from school three girls for being pictured without masks. I’d say the scariest thing about that is the lasses were dimed out by fellow students. Their parents are gearing up for a big lawsuit. I still see many , if not most people out and about wearing masks, even when by themselves. Madness.

    My two weeks on Lake Hubert in Nisswa this summer will seem like paradise, even though Gauleiter Walz will still be in charge!

  • Connie says:

    The Biden administration and CDC backed Walz and MDH into an untenable political corner and that is the only thing that changed in the last 24 hours about masks. I’m certain that management in MDH is livid this morning with what is happened. They shouldn’t be, masking was always about politics and the politics had changed.

  • I’m vaccinated. Prove I’m not. #HIPPA #NoMasks

  • J. Thomas says:

    2021/22 school year CDC guidance is published. It’s a catastrophe for our children. Full masks, isolated learning cubes (shields) dead zones throughout the class space. ZERO collaborative learning, which has been proven and adopted by national curriculums as best practice for a child’s learning for decades. The CDC must go … They are the “Center for Dystopian Control”

  • Duluth Guy says:

    Ganderson, that was a rough game for my Bulldogs. UMass deserved to win with how they outplayed us late in the game, but the tap in that the UMD player missed with 30 seconds left in regulation is going to eat at me for a long time.

    Enjoy Lake Hubert. My family would vacation on Clark Lake right next to there when I was a kid. We had some memorable times at the Minnesota Hockey Camps.

    Much to my surprise and delight, Duluth’s far left mayor announced today that they would no longer enforce the city’s mask mandate and would repeal it at the next city council meeting in a couple weeks. While out in town tonight, a gas station and ice cream shop had already taken down their “Masks Required” sign on their door. The biggest grocery store chain in the area (Super One) still had their sign up this afternoon, but I saw 3 people not wearing masks, which simply hasn’t happened in a very long time. I’m cautiously more optimistic than I was a few days ago.

  • David says:

    Finally figured out you need to arm twist more people into taking the jabs that can alter your DNA.

    A video of a TEDx Beacon Street talk by Tal Zaks, chief medical officer of Moderna, Inc., one pharmaceutical company manufacturer of the experimental mRNA technology injection, confirms mRNA injection for COVID-19 can change your genetic code or DNA. This TEDx Beacon Street talk occurred in 2017.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      I don’t believe that is true, did you actually watch the talk. I am tired of fighting basic scientific misinformation. Fucking mRNA does not and cannot get in your nucleus to change your DNA.

  • David says:

    Yes, I did watch it. Did you?

    The cancer scenario around the 4 minute mark is particularly interesting. If the mRNA injection can permanently alter the cell’s “screwed up DNA” which is “making screwed up proteins”, either the mRNA is actually changing your DNA, or the mRNA is permanently changing how the DNA causes protein generation, which to me sounds like a distinction without a difference. Zaks doesn’t say anything about needing these “cancer vaccines” being injected repeatedly to maintain the “DNA override” function, he states it as a one and done, and his chart on the trials with mice confirms this at least implicitly.

    So are you all really okay with an injection that permanently alters the function of your DNA based on a few months of clinical trials and an emergency use authorization from the same federal government that had the CDC director last summer (Redfield) testify before congress that a chinese face diaper would protect you better than any COVID vaccine? And all for a virus with an IFR of 0.18% and a median death age right in line with average life expectancy?

  • SteveZ says:

    Just for fun, lets search Bing for “Can RNA transcribe to DNA”.
    Big tech really loves science, right?
    Bing’s favored result is this:

    First though, lets look at Doug’s CV and credentials:
    “About Dr. Doug Corrigan
    I’ve loved science ever since I can remember.
    I have a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a master’s in Engineering Physics (concentration: Solid State Physics), and a bachelor’s in Engineering Physics (concentration: electrical engineering.)
    As a NASA Graduate Fellow, I worked with NASA on a series of material science microgravity missions that were conducted aboard the Space Shuttle, and I conducted research as a Graduate Fellow with Oak Ridge National Lab on new materials in their Solid State Physics Division.
    I switched to life sciences and went into Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. I started a biotech company that developed new tools for discovering drugs to combat drug resistant forms of HIV. I now love researching ways we can fix the body more naturally.”

    Seems legit, now back to that post about RNA and DNA . . . here are some goodies:
    “Before jumping to reductionist conclusions, let’s go one level deeper into molecular biology to answer the question of whether or not this extraneous RNA could potentially alter our DNA permanently. I believe the answer to this question is yes.

    It is well known that RNA can be “reverse transcribed” into DNA. Residing in our cells are enzymes called “reverse transcriptases”. These enzymes convert RNA into DNA. Multiple sources for this class of enzymes exist within our cells. These reverse transcriptases are normally made by other viruses termed “retroviruses”. HIV is a retrovirus and so is Hepatitis B, but there are many other retroviruses that fall in this category. In addition to these external viruses, there are viruses that are hard-wired into our genomic DNA called endogenous retroviruses (ERVs). These ERVs harbor instructions to produce reverse transcriptase. In addition to ERVs, there are mobile genetic elements residing in our DNA called LTR-retrotransposons that also encode for reverse transcriptase enzymes. To top it all off, reverse transcriptase is naturally used by our cells to extend the telomeres at the end of chromosomes.

    These endogenous reverse transcriptase enzymes can essentially take single-stranded RNA and convert it into double-stranded DNA. This DNA can then be integrated into the DNA in the nucleus through an enzyme termed DNA integrase.

    With so many sources of reverse transcriptase, it is quite probable that the RNA introduced into our cells via the vaccine could be reverse transcribed into a segment of double-stranded DNA, and then integrated into our core genetic material in the nucleus of the cell. A variety of specific conditions need to be present for this to occur, but it is possible if the right convergence occurs. Biology is messy and not always perfectly predictable, even when the “rules” are known a priori.

    Even though the initial vaccine is only introduced into a relatively small portion of our cells, if this reverse transcription process occurs in stem cells, then this genetically modified cell can be replicated and amplified to a larger portion of cells that make up the tissues of the body. Stem cells serve as a reservoir to produce new cells in perpetual fashion. In this way, over time, a larger percentage of our somatic cells can be replaced by these genetically modified stem-cell precursors. This type of genetically modified replacement of cells is seen in some patients who have received bone-marrow transplants from other patients. In these patients, even germline cells such as sperm can inherit these genetic modifications, even though the pathway for this germline modification is still not understood. In these patients, the so called “rules” that presumably prevented such an outcome were violated.

    I think most molecular biologists would look at my thesis and discount it as improbable, and I wouldn’t argue with them too strongly. After all, if these reverse pathways from RNA to DNA were actively possible, wouldn’t a normal infection by the virus cause the same problem? Wouldn’t the RNA introduced by a viral infection of SARS-CoV-2 serve as a potential substrate for permanent genetic modification of cellular DNA, just like the RNA in the vaccine?

    I would answer that this possibility exists, too. However, I believe the probability of viral RNA undergoing this process is much smaller for several reasons. First, the viral RNA is packaged into viral particles which act like a shell. These RNA molecules are temporarily unpackaged from this shell while inside the cell to produce more viral RNA and viral proteins, which are quickly sequestered and repackaged into new viral particles. Also, viral RNA is inherently unstable due to sequence specific peculiarities unique to viral RNA, and is quickly recognized by cellular enzymes for destruction.

    Therefore, the amount of time available for reverse transcriptase to work on “bare” viral RNA is very low. In contrast to this, the RNA provided to cells via a vaccine has been altered in the lab to increase its stability such that it persists in the cell for a much longer time. A number of modifications are made to increase the stability and longevity of this vaccine-delivered RNA. This artificial engineering of RNA is designed to produce RNA that hangs around in the cell much longer than viral RNA, or even RNA that our cell normally produces for normal protein production. The purpose of this engineered longevity is to increase the production of Spike protein by our cells to maximize the efficacy of the vaccine. In addition, this RNA is not rapidly sequestered away into new viral particles. Therefore, the probability that a molecular pathway could be found that results in this RNA being converted over into DNA is much higher, in my opinion.

    This probability may be miniscule, and may not even be noticeable in in vitro experiments, or even in clinical trials across tens of thousands of patients. The odds of this occurring may be 1 in 1 followed by many zeros; however, that miniscule probability flies out the window when you understand that the average human body has 30 trillion cells, and the vaccine will be deployed in up to 7 billion people. If you multiply these small probabilities across these large numbers, the probability that this could occur in a modestly large number of people is very real.”

    • Kevin Roche says:

      the dumb thing you said is “quite probable”. Not only isn’t it quite probable, if it was happening after tens of millions of people have been vaccinated we would know about it.

  • Zach Hugson says:
    “SARS-CoV-2 RNA reverse-transcribed and integrated into the human genome”

    Scientists from Harvard and MIT have found that the RNA from SARS-CoV-2 itself can alter your genome (DNA).

    In this paper, they demonstrate that:

    1) Segments of SARS-CoV-2 Viral RNA can become integrated into human genomic DNA.

    2) This newly acquired viral sequence is not silent, meaning that these genetically modified regions of genomic DNA are transcriptionally active (DNA is being converted back into RNA).

    3) Segments of SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA retro-integrated into human genomic DNA in cell culture. This retro-integration into genomic DNA of COVID-19 patients is also implied indirectly from the detection of chimeric RNA transcripts in cells derived from COVID-19 patients. Although their RNAseq data suggests that genomic alteration is taking place in COVID-19 patients, to prove this point conclusively, PCR, DNA sequencing, or Southern Blot should be carried out on purified genomic DNA of COVID-19 patients to prove this point conclusively. This is a gap that needs to be closed in the research. The in vitro data in human cell lines, however, is air tight.

    4) This viral retro-integration of RNA into DNA can be induced by endogenous LINE-1 retrotransposons, which produce an active reverse transcriptase (RT) that converts RNA into DNA. (All humans have multiple copies of LINE-1 retrotransposons residing in their genome.). The frequency of retro-integration of viral RNA into DNA is positively correlated with LINE-1 expression levels in the cell.

    5) These LINE-1 retrotransposons can be activated by viral infection with SARS-CoV-2, or cytokine exposure to cells, and this increases the probability of retro-integration.

    Instead of going through all of their results in detail (you can do that if you like by reading their paper linked below), I will answer the big question on everyone’s mind – If the virus is able to accomplish this, then why should I care if the vaccine does the same thing?

    Well, first let’s just address the big elephant in the room first. First, you should care because, “THEY TOLD YOU THAT THIS WAS IMPOSSIBLE AND TO JUST SHUT UP AND TAKE THE VACCINE.”

    If anything, the mRNA from a COVID jab is even more likely to do this, given that the engineered mRNA is designed to last longer in the body.

    • Kevin Roche says:

      Okay, I am going to answer this nonsense in a post because I really am tired of having to deal with it.

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