Fauci's authoritarian impulse is on display about vaccines for flying
We know from airport executives' testimony that the air in airplanes is so gosh-darn clean that it's virtually impossible to catch COVID while flying. But still, when the Democrat backlash began, they agreed that everyone should wear a mask while flying. Now Anthony Fauci, the man controlling America, has conceded that mandatory vaccines won't do a thing to make air travel safer — but he still wants a mandate to put even more pressure on people to get those jabs.
There's lots of authority indicating that it's quite unlikely that you'll catch COVID in a well-filtered modern airplane:
- Everything you need to know about airplane filters and airplane cleaning
- Modern aircraft ventilation systems aren't spreading viruses, DoD study suggests
- 'Can I Catch COVID on a Plane?' [Probably not.]
- How Safe Are You From Covid When You Fly? [Probably safe, although a person sneezing into a paper mask is shooting out more of whatever he's got than a person politely sneezing into the deep crook of his elbow.]
- Two major airline CEOs question the need for masks on planes
Nevertheless, we must still wear masks on those airplanes because...narrative.
When it comes to vaccinations, they also won't make airplane travel safer. That's because, as everyone but Joe Biden concedes, vaccinations do not stop people from either giving or getting COVID (although there is some evidence that they lessen the severity of symptoms from variants up to and including delta). If the vaccinated person sitting next to you sneezes in his paper mask, and all the nasties come flying out of the side of the mask, it's possible that you can catch his COVID despite the plane's air filter, even if you are also vaccinated and masked in your useless paper mask (which is as good as using a chain-link fence to block mosquitoes).
But for Fauci, the practical realities are irrelevant. He believes in government power to force people to take a vaccine that is essentially a flu shot of minimal efficacy but with some nasty side-effects. We don't have to guess. Fauci is open about his tyrannical desires.
Thus, while appearing on ABC This Week, Fauci announced that he doesn't care that vaccines are useless to protect airplane travelers. If a mandate forces people to get the jab, he's all for it:
Fauci says vaccine mandates for domestic travel won’t make flights safer, but he supports it anyway:— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) December 26, 2021
“Anything that could get people more vaccinated would be welcome” pic.twitter.com/tFtbb6wYQM
Mr. I Am the Science also continues to insist on forcing people on planes to suffocate themselves in masks, even though they provide almost no benefit and, I suspect, probably contribute greatly to rising violence on planes.
Anthony Fauci, the unelected octogenarian bureaucrat, is proving to be the greatest threat to liberty in the history of our constitutional republic. I sincerely hope that when we finally have an honest attorney general, Fauci comes under serious investigation for his conduct before and since COVID's appearance on our shores.
Image: Fauci. Twitter screen grab.
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