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The Pivot to Forever Masking Is Starting. Let’s Kill It with Fire

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, President Joe Biden’s appointee to run the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), removes her mask to during a news conference at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Del., December 8, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)

We are reaching the point that many of us predicted and feared. The public-health community and media elites are starting to pivot to forever masking.

With vaccines now available for everybody aged five and up who wants one, highly effective anti-viral drugs on the horizon, the southern surge over, and COVID-19 settling into an endemic pattern, the justifications for maintaining masking requirements keep evaporating. So naturally, the masking obsessives are preparing new reasons to keep up the policy.

One sign is CDC director Rochelle Walensky. It was bad enough that she tweeted the unsupported claim that masks reduce your chance of infection

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