The only way this ends is if we stop listening.
COVID-19 cases are reportedly on the rise in Philadelphia, so that can only mean one thing. It's time for more fear-mongering and masks.
Despite the fact there's no hard evidence that masks keep viruses at bay — or for that matter, that COVID cases are actually on the rise — Philadelphia is re-imposing its indoor mandate, starting April 18.
City officials made the announcement on Monday, indicating that Philadelphia had reached the "Level 2: Mask Precautions stage" of a four-tiered COVID response system.
"We hope by having folks whenever they're in public, indoor spaces we can get ahead of the wave and keep it from reaching a peak like we saw in January with the omicron variant," Philadelphia heath commissioner Cheryl Bettigole said. "If we can do that, we can literally save the lives of vulnerable Philadelphians. At this level of transmission, we do not believe that there is any reason to panic or enjoy any activities that we enjoy and are important to use. Our city remains open."
Masks mandates have done absolutely nothing.
They will continue to do nothing.
Currently in Shanghai, the government is welding people inside their apartments for weeks at a time, shuttling all Covid-positive people to c̶o̶n̶c̶e̶n̶t̶r̶a̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ quarantine camps, and killing their cats and dogs for good measure.
The virus (they created) is still spreading like wildfire.
And here's the real kicker: Just because cases are rising doesn't mean hospitalizations or deaths are.
Philadelphia, which lifted the indoor mask mandate a little more than a month ago, becomes the first major U.S. city to reinstitute it.
This comes after Bettigole revealed that those hospitalized with COVID symptoms in Philadelphia remains extremely low, just 46 people.
Yes, the 1.6 MILLION residents of Philly are being held hostage by 46 people hospitalized with Covid.
It's super ironic that the city where America's Founding Fathers gathered to formalize their treason against the crown – a polis literally called "The City Of Brotherly Love" – is the first city to force citizens to cover their faces again!
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