September 24, 2021 By Terry Paulding
The COVID police have tightened the noose around the necks of the unvaccinated. No longer do you have to wear a useless mask only indoors (unless you're London Breed, the Mayor of San Francisco, or partying with her). This new noose is inflexible. It's being tightened, progressively (pun intended).
We unvaccinated are now relegated to second-class citizen status. Berkeley and San Francisco have decreed that the unvaccinated may no longer enter restaurants, gyms, or any indoor venues of any sort. Contra Costa County just adopted a slightly less harsh rule — you can show a negative COVID test, taken within three days.
We can get take-out or dine outdoors at those restaurants that have patios or bump-outs in the street. The latter are such fun! Nothing beats dining al fresco, up close with the cars and trucks and motorcycles. A little eau de diesel with your entrée, madame? A chilly night? Huddle around the patio heaters. If your plans happened to include taking in a concert or movie after dinner, fuggedaboudit. No passport, no entry. Too bad our southern border isn't so strictly enforced!
By the way, do you have symptoms when you get sick? Can you tell whether you're coming down with a cold or the flu or even dread COVID by observing your symptoms? Getting feverish, have a sore throat, bodily aches and pains, or shortness of breath? Would you, in these fraught times, ignore symptoms, or would you stay home like a responsible adult and care for yourself?
Our government doesn't trust any of us to make that sort of decision. It doesn't trust us to evaluate our own health, it doesn't trust the millions of people who already suffered through COVID to have antibodies, and it doesn't trust that the rest of us can weigh our risks from the virus versus the risks from the vaccine, and intelligently come to a decision. You know that old meme — our bodies, ourselves?
A while ago, we heard a news report that the CDC was phasing out the PCR test in December. Why? Because
it's notoriously inaccurate, although it's supposedly more accurate
than the rapid antigen test. It looks as though the CDC doesn't know
what will replace the PCR test. If you follow the links on the CDC
page, you might get confused, as I did. It sounds as if there isn't an
approved test yet, although maybe I'm wrong. I don't exactly speak
scientific lingo.................To Read More....