CBS panel grumbles people are ‘letting down their guard’ with COVID masks

The liberal media seems determined to push the idea of a COVID-19 surge on the nation, with “CBS Mornings” featuring a health official who’s calling for a return to masks — even though most honest studies now show they had little if any impact against the virus.

“Hospitalization rates, they are up more than 12 percent in the most recent weeks surveyed by the CDC,” co-host Gayle King said to open the segment, before taking her panic porn to the next level by warning that the virus “has been found in a rising number of wastewater samples.

She turned to CBS medical contributor Dr. Celine Gounder and said, “You know, people are going, ‘Enough already, we are so ready to move on.’ It’s been a long time since I’ve even really thought about COVID. But why are the cases going up and where?”

The NYU Grossman School of Medicine clinical assistant professor of medicine and infectious diseases attributed the reported increase to “a combination of people letting down their guard.”

“I think a lot of people think, ‘Oh we were in this bunker during the pandemic, it’s going to go away when I come out.’ And unfortunately, it is still there,” she said. “So just because you think you’re done with COVID doesn’t mean that the virus is not still circulating.”

When asked how people are letting their guard down, Gounder pointed to masks.

“Well, we’re not masking as much, for example, in public transportation. So, on the plane, on the subway –” she began.

King interjected, “I’m not masking anymore. Should we?”

“Well, if you’re in a crowded indoor public space, you might want to in certain situations, particularly as we go into the fall/winter season. And where we’re seeing it go up the most right now is in the Midwest,” Gounder answered.

The medical official did acknowledge that hospitalizations “are on average not more severe right now,” before fill-in co-host Dana Jacobson referenced new variants and shifted the focus to vaccines.

“But there’s a new variant, Eris. What can you tell us about that? And do we have a booster that we’ll have to help protect against it?” she asked.

“So, Eris is a new variant … It is closely related to XBB, which is the variant, the most recent variant, the vaccines that are coming out this fall are fine-tuned for XBB and will provide good protection against Eris as well,” Gounder said.

“Protection” being a loaded word, considering the vaccine cannot prevent a person from contracting the virus or spreading it.

King then chimed in to mention vaccines for kids and Gounder was all about that.

“A lot of kids haven’t even gotten their first round of vaccinations. So, kids and infants really need to get their first round to protect them ahead of the fall and winter,” she insisted.


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