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CDC Quietly Drops Universal Masking at Nursing Homes & Hospitals

CDC Quietly Drops Universal Masking at Nursing Homes & Hospitals

New study confirms that covid vaccines can temporarily affect menstruation, and CDC adds erectile dysfunction to list of “long covid” symptoms.

Slowly but surely, the bureaucracy that imposed restrictive, destructive, and ineffective pandemic policies are quietly dropping the rules as we head into the November election.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has eased its universal masking recommendation for nursing homes and hospital. The only exception would be for facilities in areas seeing high levels of covid transmission.

Earlier in the pandemic, everyone was asked to wear well-fitting masks or respirators in health care settings. Later, exceptions included that visitors could “choose not to wear source control” if they had updated vaccines and were alone together with those they were visiting, CBS News reported. Another exception allowed staff who were up to date on vaccines to unmask when not with patients.

With the latest guidance, “updates were made to reflect the high levels of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity and the availability of effective treatments and prevention tools,” the CDC’s new guidance states.

Now, masking “remains recommended” during an outbreak among patients or “when caring for patients who are moderately to severely immunocompromised.”

Of course, some “experts” are bitterly clinging to the old rules.

But some questioned the updated recommendations, including Megan Ranney, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. In a tweet, Ranney expressed concern about how the new guidance means “places with substantial transmission can unmask sick patients who haven’t yet been tested for Covid, right next to the elderly, chemo patients, people with pulmonary disorders, & pregnant women.”

Former Surgeon General Jerome Adams also shared concerns on Twitter, writing that CDC is making “a recommendation they know will end masking … while also admitting it’s too early to do so.”

“This nuanced have your cake and eat it too approach hasn’t worked A SINGLE TIME throughout the pandemic,” he added. “People hear ‘no more masks!'”

In other covid news, a new study shows that the vaccines can change the length of a menstrual cycle.

…[A] global study has confirmed that COVID-19 vaccination can lead to temporary changes in cycle length for some people.

The study, published in the medical journal BMJ, looked at nearly 20,000 women around the world who self-reported their menstrual cycle through Natural Cycles, an FDA-cleared birth control app.

Study participants who were vaccinated reported, on average, a nearly one-day day increase in the length of their menstrual cycle length after receiving their first COVID vaccine shot, and a half-day increase after receiving their second dose.

Participants who received both vaccine doses in a single menstrual cycle had a nearly four-day increase in cycle length.

To wrap up this covid update, erectile dysfunction has added to list of common “long covid” symptoms by CDC.

Anyone who experiences health consequences for four or more weeks after a coronavirus infection is now considered to have “post-COVID conditions,” the umbrella term of symptoms of long COVID, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In updated guidance for clinicians, the agency shortened the time it considers post-COVID conditions to be present if recovery does not occur, even though it said some patients may recover within the previous timeframe of 12 weeks.

It also expanded the list of commonly reported symptoms to include erectile dysfunction, alongside menstrual cycle irregularities, poor endurance, brain fog, impaired daily function and mood changes. The CDC estimates nearly 1 in 5 adults who ever had COVID-19 currently have symptoms of long COVID.

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A lot more will declare it if you can get disability benefits!

They’re only dropping it because the so-called ‘experts’ are finally grasping the magnitude of how much credibility they have sacrificed on the altar of masks.

ONLY the insane far left Karens care about masks at this point, and the harder they try to push it the louder and angrier the pushback is becoming.

The idea that slapping a thin piece of cloth on your face stopped you from getting an airborne disease is an idea so stupid that only the credentialed elite could ever have believed it.

If there was actually the slightest benefit to masks you know what you would have seen?

‘The mask must be made of X material, and be a minimum of X thickness’.

That’s what ACTUAL SCIENCE looks like.

Not slapping an idiotic piece of random cloth over your face and accepting it as a ‘mask’.

And that’s even before you get into the idiocy of forced masking ‘unless eating’. IF THE MASK IS DOING ANY GOOD THEN YOU WOULDN’T BE ALLOWED TO TAKE IT DOWN TO EAT.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Olinser. | September 29, 2022 at 10:00 pm

    I have never seen such brainwashing in my life as I have the past 2 years.

      It’s not even brainwashing.

      It’s just sheer arrogant stupidity.

      They’re so arrogant about their ignorance that they simply refuse to think about what they are being told.

    ThePrimordialOrderedPair in reply to Olinser. | September 30, 2022 at 3:56 am

    I always said, if cloth masks worked against airborne viruses then the Japanese would be the most virus free society on Earth … save burkha’ed muslim women.

    chrisboltssr in reply to Olinser. | September 30, 2022 at 5:24 am

    Not just the credentialed elite. It was anyone who had a hatred for Trump. When he didn’t categorically come out for masks all the idiots decided that masks must be effective. Of course, if Trump had categorically come out for masks all the idiots would have decided you didn’t need to wear masks.

    There was nothing ever scientific about COVID. It was all just blindly doing the opposite of what Trump supported.

“But some questioned the updated recommendations, including Megan Ranney, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health. In a tweet, Ranney expressed concern about how the new guidance means “places with substantial transmission can unmask sick patients who haven’t yet been tested for Covid, right next to the elderly, chemo patients, people with pulmonary disorders, & pregnant women.”

Then set your own rules for your own health facility, you coward.
Nobody is FORBIDDING you from masking up.

People still wear those stupid things? I think we went about a week when they tried to put a mandate on us here before everyone simply took them off and refused to wear them for any reason, at any place.

    Olinser in reply to Ironclaw. | September 29, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    I live in the heart of Commiefornia and pretty much the only place most people wear masks is when they are at work because of the insane government.

    It’s so stupid to go into a restaurant and the only people wearing masks are the waiters.

    gonzotx in reply to Ironclaw. | September 30, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I live I. Texas and I still see le lol le wearing masks every freaking day, every freaking day!

      Colonel Travis in reply to gonzotx. | September 30, 2022 at 1:57 am

      Same here. Was at DFW airport today, people outside waiting for a ride, standing very, very alone, masked up. Lady in the terminal – face shield, goggles, mask. Single drivers in cars – masked up. There was a guy in my neighborhood the other day, in a lawn chair in the front yard just watching the world – masked up. I see kids walking back from school alone masked up. Grocery store. Restaurants. These people are lunatics.

      It’s definitely a minority, but with fall coming I’m seeing it more and more. It will never go away.

    MajorWood in reply to Ironclaw. | September 30, 2022 at 1:35 am

    We have one local who wears a mask and a plexiglass face shield. I have thought of suggesting a tin foil hat too.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair | September 30, 2022 at 3:53 am

The CDC estimates nearly 1 in 5 adults who ever had COVID-19 currently have symptoms of long COVID.

LOL.

Sure …

Maybe I’ll be able to go unmasked when I see my doctors now. Even in their independent offices masks were required because all the local hospitals required doctors to enforce masks in their offices in order to keep their hospital “privileges”.

    The Gentle Grizzly in reply to randian. | September 30, 2022 at 8:00 am

    I’m in NE Tennesee. The staff are stuck with masks, but say nothing, or say they have no objection to my unmasking when out of the waiting rooms, etc. Most of THEM are unmasked until they come to get you. I suspect it is because of cameras.

    Went to the doc this past Wednesday, the day after the “suggestion” was dropped.

    Two staffers still wearing them; otherwise a few patients but most had discarded the useless things.

    However, I do live in the free state of Florida. When I saw the same doc about six weeks ago, the first thing he told me was “you don’t have to wear that” even though the signs in the lobby stated that they were required.

    I rarely go to the doc, maybe average once per ten years. I went with my wife to her doc, and once we were in his office he told us to take off those useless things as he removed his.

places with substantial transmission can unmask sick patients who haven’t yet been tested for Covid

Why on earth are you testing patients who don’t actually have any symptoms of covid?

USPS dropped the mask requirements earlier this year too but still have the signs up and the employees are still masked.

Ninth Dimension | September 30, 2022 at 10:54 am

Remember, it’s 21 years since 9/11 and we’re still treating all airline passengers as potential terrorists. And making people go through metal detectors at sports events, boring government offices, and even cemeteries. The perpetuation of fear is a very effective control mechanism.

Masks perpetuate fear.

Saw a woman on a bicycle wearing a mask but no helmet.
From what I have read, a correctly worn surgical mask will protect others from the wearer, not the wearer from others.
Wearing a mask out in the open is only for those with hay fever or similar allergies, and bone marrow transplant or similar patients. (A bone marrow transplant patient wears a very special obviously different mask.)

    “From what I have read…”

    100% wrong in regards to virus. A surgical mask will prevent the transmission of bacteria. It will do absolutely nothing to inhibit viral transmission in any direction.

    What works against hay fever is daily nasal irrigation during allergy season. That’s why I started- on recommendation from someone who was doing it, not from doctors or other health professionals. I do it every day, not just during allergy season. Useage of antihisimines would drop to near zero if everyone did it.

    And- I have yet to catch the dreaded covid on my unvaccinated body.

“Of course, some “experts” are bitterly clinging to the old rules.”

Yes, but only because those experts are afraid, because of demographic changes in the population.

People are getting a clue and thinking for themselves. What’s an authori-Karen to do?