How many times have we heard the phrase “trust the science” in the last several years?
I’ve lost track myself.
It seems the CDC itself doesn’t actually know or understand science anyways, so those words have lost all meaning.
After raising the alert level for monkeypox to level 2 on Monday, the CDC also recommended that travelers wear masks.
There’s just one problem.
Monkeypox doesn’t spread by air…
They were immediately called out over that fact and quickly reversed course by pulling their mask recommendation on Tuesday to avoid any “confusion” about the disease.
It seems that the CDC are the only ones confused here.
— Reuters (@Reuters) June 8, 2022
Reuters has more on the CDC’s decision to reverse course:
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday it had removed a mask recommendation from its monkeypox travel notice to avoid “confusion” over the disease, which primarily spreads through direct contact.
“Late yesterday, CDC removed the mask recommendation from the monkeypox Travel Health Notice because it caused confusion,” a CDC spokesperson said on Tuesday.
CDC raises monkeypox alert to Level 2, issues mask guidance, then stealth-edits advice https://t.co/Jm8JcQ1N8g
— TheBlaze (@theblaze) June 8, 2022
The CDC stopped recommending masks to travelers to stop monkeypox spread after just one day. I asked them why, and why they didn't tell anyone they quietly removed the recommendation for their website. Their answer wasn't particularly clarifying: https://t.co/9Pa4zES3xc
— Dylan Housman (@Dylan_Housman) June 7, 2022
The Daily Caller also reports on the quiet removal of the mask recommendation:
Monday, the agency updated its travel alert notice to level 2 for monkeypox, encouraging travelers to utilize “enhanced precautions” including avoiding contact with sick people, dead or alive wild animals, eating bushmeat and to wear a mask. Critics quickly pointed out that monkeypox primarily spreads through skin-to-skin contact, not airborne transmission, raising questions about why masks would be a recommended tool used for stopping the spread.
Tuesday, the same travel advisory page on the CDC website no longer included the recommendation to wear masks. There was no mention of why the change was made or formal announcement notifying the public that masking was no longer recommended to travelers.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 7, 2022
The CDC raised the monkeypox alert to level 2 on Monday.
The New York Post reported on that alert:
The CDC raised its alert level for monkeypox to level 2 on Monday, recommending that travelers wear masks, among other health measures.
While not on the level of COVID-19, monkeypox has spread across the globe out of Africa since March. Monkeypox symptoms begin as relatively flu-like but soon expand to the swelling of lymph nodes and a rash across the body and face. Ultimately, painful lesions form on rash areas, leaving severe scarring.
You sure would think the CDC would already understand how monkeypox was spread..
Perhaps they only learned of this well-known fact after being slammed on social media:
They're either the most incompetent people in the field or they want us to be uncertain & confused. Likely both. But here we go again. In less than 24 hours the CDC told you to wear a mask because "MONKEYPOX", and then quietly removed that recommendation and refused to comment. pic.twitter.com/pCXcNeyxCA
— Doodlebug (@doodlebugeye) June 7, 2022
Still trying to comprehend the CDC guidance to wear masks to slow the spread of Monkeypox.
The disease is not airborne as of this moment.
What exactly are the masks supposed to do in that case?
— Dr. David Samadi (@drdavidsamadi) June 7, 2022
Monkeypox is impossible to contract unless you have sex or prolonged physical contact with an infected person.
It's not an airborne pathogen.
The CDC recommending masks proves that it's never been about science and has only been about control.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 6, 2022
The CDC recommends masks to prevent monkeypox… a majority of cases are from same-sex intercourse, it's not airborne.
This isn't about science AT ALL. They can eat shit. Do not comply.
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) June 6, 2022
That the CDC is telling people to wear masks to stop the spread of monkeypox, when monkeypox ISN'T EVEN AIRBORNE just shows you how much the people who "follow the science" actually follow the science.
— Jenin Younes (former handle @leftylockdowns1) (@JeninYounesEsq) June 6, 2022
The CDC is a joke.
The CDC is recommending masks during travel again because of … monkeypox.
Masks are a religion to these nutjobs.
— Scott Morefield (@SKMorefield) June 6, 2022
If they mandate a mask for monkeypox I’m wearing one of these everywhere and I’m not kidding pic.twitter.com/gOVMFT61fc
— CHUCKEE (@LOLAbackupaccnt) June 7, 2022