You’d better watch out. You’d better not cry. You’d better keep masking for the rest of your life. Anthony Fauci is coming to town — this time with the doom-and-gloom tidings that it’s “too soon to tell” whether we’ll be able to celebrate Christmas this year.
Although he said it with a straight face, the entire self-serious interview was laughable — not only because Fauci actually said out loud that we might not be able to gather with family members for Christmas a full year after the vaccine was disbursed, but because the media lapdog who tossed him the softball question once again demonstrated the degree to which the journo class is out of touch with the rest of the country.
“But we can gather for Christmas, or it’s just too soon to tell?” pleaded CBS “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan.
“You know, Margaret, it’s just too soon to tell,” responded Fauci, who is only relevant insofar as the Biden administration and other power-grabbers need him to peddle fear porn so they can keep a short rein on the electorate.
Just a few hours after that interview, nearly 70,000 New England Patriots and Tom Brady fans packed into a soaking-wet Gillette Stadium to watch the G.O.A.T. break the NFL record for career passing yards and defeat his former team. With what some have described as Super Bowl energy, the tens of thousands of fans crammed together, screamed, laughed, drank their beers, and spewed their aerosols — and loved every second of it (until the final score).
I wonder if you can spot the massive disconnect between the carefree fans who packed out Gillette on Sunday (not to mention every single college football arena every single weekend) and the ruling class media elites and scoldy bureaucrats who think “Can we gather for Christmas?” is a relevant question and “too soon to tell” is a believable answer.
There’s a simple fact that everyday Americans have internalized, adapted to, and accepted: The pandemic is endemic. The pundits on left-wing primetime still want you to think we’re in the thick of things and the Centers for Disease Control and medical journals might not change their terminology for a while, but the fact is that COVID is everywhere. It’s unavoidable. It’s endemic.
You could just as soon catch it in a hospital waiting room as in a restaurant booth, in the bleachers or in a pew, at a concert or at a coffee shop. You might get it from your spouse in your own home, or you could get it from a stranger on a bus. Are you vaccinated? No matter, you could still contract a virus that is found everywhere and nowhere.
It’s like Schrödinger’s cat. Absent a test (the accuracy of which could be up for debate), every single person is commanded to operate as if he both has COVID and doesn’t. Get vaccinated, but keep wearing a mask. But even if you do those things, you can still get the Wuhan virus, and you can still spread the Wuhan virus.
By the way, it has an incubation period, so you might have it and spread it before you start showing symptoms — which run the gamut from seasonal allergies to diarrhea to feeling sleepy — so even if it’s just a hangover headache, STAY HOME for everyone’s safety. And even though vaccines are readily available, stay six feet away from everyone else in case you have COVID or in case they have COVID and the vaccine isn’t doing enough to protect you — or them.
Stop the madness! I’m going to the football game. I’m going out to lunch. I’m going to the office. I’ll take my chances.
That’s the calculation millions of Americans are doing every day. Why? Because the pandemic is endemic. It’s common to the United States now, and we’ve learned to live with it.
It’s interviews like Fauci’s Grinchy too-soon-to-tell-if-we-can-have-Christmas-a-year-after-the-vaccine schtick that remind us reasonable citizens how out of touch are those loons who think they’re in charge.
None of it is real, of course. It’s all security theater meant to score political points and power. It’s why the federal health agencies take their cues about booster shots not from “the science” but from what the Biden administration wants, and why the White House’s mitigation guidance is contingent upon teachers union demands. The powermongers decide it, the bureaucrats decree it, and the corrupt media lapdogs legitimize it in one big perpetual circle jerk.
All the while, everyday Americans shout “F-ck Joe Biden” at their kid’s football game or imply it maskless at the grocery store because they don’t take their COVID cues from the Grinches who stole Christmas — and weddings, funerals, graduations, and Thanksgiving — last year and who are trying to do it again. They realized a long time ago that an endemic virus isn’t going away anytime soon, neither are scolds like Fauci who profit from it, and life is short — so they’re getting on with it.