Editor’s Note: Talk about speaking out of both sides of your mouth! This guy is a prime example in his tweet.
The surgeon general is demanding that Americans stop buying face masks. “Seriously, people. Stop buying masks!” Jerome Adams commanded.
Dr. Adams, who is an anesthesiologist and has served as surgeon general since 2017 made the order in a tweet. Americans have been buying face masks to protect themselves from the contraction of the virus, or to prevent it’s spread to others after getting sick.
He said Saturday that facemasks are “NOT effective in preventing [the] general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!”
Seriously people- STOP BUYING MASKS!
They are NOT effective in preventing general public from catching #Coronavirus, but if healthcare providers can’t get them to care for sick patients, it puts them and our communities at risk!
— U.S. Surgeon General (@Surgeon_General) February 29, 2020
This actually makes little sense. If the masks aren’t effective, then why would healthcare providers need them? Face masks don’t protect a wearer with 100% efficacy. Proper fit is important but a mask is better than nothing.
Why is creating a shortage bad then if they don’t really do anything? It certainly sounds like Adams wants the public to not have access to masks for a reason. Does he want this outbreak to become even worse?
So when the public uses them, they don't work, so don't buy them.
Besides we need them for health care workers, because they will get sick without them.
This doesn't add up.
— Go Sox (@Go_BoSox) February 29, 2020
Adams is also pushing big pharma’s narrative and telling the public to get a flu shot. He says if you get the shot, there will be fewer resources going to the public for the flu freeing up money to spend on those who contract the coronavirus.
There are several things you can do to help prevent the flu and the coronavirus. Wash your hands well, make sure your first aid kit is fully stocked, and try to boost your immune system by getting adequate amounts of sleep, eating right, and limiting nicotine and alcohol.
“If we have learned one thing studying the history of disasters, it is this: those who are prepared have a better chance at survival than those who are not.” -Tess Pennington, The Prepper’s Blueprint
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