Tuesday, August 03, 2021

What the media didn't report about Provincetown

Robert Stacy McCain reports,
ABC News published a story on Thursday headlined: “CDC mask decision followed stunning findings from Cape Cod beach outbreak.” The article by Anne Flaherty and Arielle Mitropoulos explained how more than 800 people — 74 percent of whom had already been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 — tested positive for the coronavirus in the aftermath of Fourth of July celebrations in Provincetown, Massachusetts.
“The initial findings of the investigation led by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seemed to have huge implications,” the ABC News account said. It explained that the Cape Cod outbreak was “among the pieces of new evidence behind the CDC’s decision” to ask Americans to wear masks indoors, even if they are vaccinated.
That ABC News article was more than 800 words long, but somehow the reporters never found an opportunity to mention two highly relevant words: “Bear Week.”
Provincetown is to gay men what Mecca is to Muslims, and the annual week-long gathering of thousands of “bears” (“a term used by gay men to describe a husky, large man with a lot of body hair,” per Urban Dictionary) who pack into crowded bars immediately follows the Fourth of July holiday. So this “Cape Cod beach outbreak,” to use the euphemism of that ABC News headline, was atypical to say the least, and certainly a poor test case to justify inflicting renewed mask mandates on the entire nation.
The guy who blew the whistle on this media malpractice was gay rights activist Peter Staley. In a Twitter thread, he complained that “everyone is missing the horny bear in the room,” and noted that 85 percent of the patients in the Provincetown outbreak were male. There was also a blunt appraisal of the outbreak from columnist Andrew Sullivan, a gay man who actually lives in Provincetown:
Is Provincetown our future? Count me skeptical. In Fourth of July week, the town was completely swamped this year, followed swiftly by Bear Week; lines for the bars lasted for blocks; the bars themselves were packed; the weather was dreadful, forcing most of the crowd to pack tightly inside. A tiny town built for a few thousand residents has to absorb up to 40,000 in peak season. One bar in particular — the home for a dance party with the inspired name of “Fag Bash” — resembles a kind of dank dungeon where sweat drips from the ceiling and mold reaches up the walls. It might have been designed for viral transmission. A big swathe of the crowd had also just come from a week of Pride partying in New York City and were likely not, shall we say, at their immunological best. It was a muggy, viral heaven in a classic post-plague burst of bacchanalia.”
The New York Post on Friday graphically illustrated the unscientific absurdity of the “Delta variant”/“breakthrough infection” hype with a front-page chart headlined “INSANITY.” Out of 161 million fully vaccinated Americans, the Post explained, “a tiny 5,601 caught ‘breakthrough COVID’ and were hospitalized. And just 1,141 died, or .0007%.” Despite the near-zero possibility of a vaccinated person dying from the disease, however, the CDC is now recommending a return to wearing masks. The same Biden administration that has been lecturing us about the need to “follow the science” doesn’t seem very good at doing basic math.
as Dr. Brian Joondeph has recently explained: "The COVID virus is 50-140 [nanometers], while the pore size in standard surgical masks is 300 nm to 10,000 nm. This is using a chain-link fence to stop mosquitoes.”
Read more here: https://spectator.org/the-gay-festival-behind-the-cdcs-new-mask-guidelines/

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