First, the problems that all the professional sports leagues are having are directly representative of the dilemma we have created in regard to CV-19 and how if we don’t change the testing and quarantine paradigm, we will never get out of this. Despite extremely high vaccination rates across all these sports, teams are having high numbers of players and staff test positive and be quarantined and are then testing other players and staff and quarantining them and so on. Almost all these “cases” are asymptomatic. I simply don’t have a big enough audience, because I explain repeatedly, and this is just common sense, that if you keep using PCR tests the way we have been, we are going to keep finding non-case “cases”. And that is what is happening in professional sports. The only solution is to stop any testing of asymptomatic persons. Period. And to take positive tests of symptomatic persons and retest them immediately, regularly culture a random sample of positives, and define an infectiousness threshold that only isolates persons who are actually likely to be infectious. And quarantining asymptomatic persons is similarly dumb policy, especially if the person is vaccinated. We have to stop this, and maybe because professional sports is big business, they can draw some attention to how stupid these policies are, as we watch fifth string quarterbacks play in meaningful games.
The second is that occasionally the woke, Democratic party press slips up and tells the truth. The Atlantic has become schizophrenic or bipolar. Most of the time it is a bastion of far, far, far left wokist bullshit. But on CV-19, every now and then it publishes an article that makes perfect sense. And then gets crucified by its audience, which is truly batshit nuts. You may recall the Arizona masks in school study published by CDC that was so bad I didn’t even waste much time on it. Well here is an Atlantic piece just ripping this to shreds, which will be very useful with school boards, many of whose members are the woke religionists who read the Atlantic. (Atlantic Article)
The author’s points are all accurate, and it is a dreadful study, but his description of the CDC process and how it has been corrupted or infested with corruptness are more important. And the really, really important thing is that maybe we are seeing the far left Democrat Party media turn, we have seen editorials in several of the house organs like the NY Times and the Washington Post that challenge the orthodoxy. Now I think this is politically motivated to help the Dems get out of the quicksand they have put themselves in. But it doesn’t matter as long as we get a policy change. And no one should have any doubts that the CDC is anything more than an arm of the White House and the teachers’ unions right now, and no one has any reason to trust anything coming out of the CDC.