People vaccinated against Covid-19 can go without masks indoors and outdoors, CDC says

And I’m sure that anti-maskers/vaxxers will comply with wearing a mask until they are vaccinated. (This just seems like a premature statement by the CDC. They may be following the science, but seem to be ignoring the psychology)

People fully vaccinated against Covid-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday.

“If you are fully vaccinated, you can start doing the things that you had stopped doing because of the pandemic,” Dr. Rochelle Walensky said during a White House Covid-19 briefing. “We have all longed for this moment when we can get back to some sense of normalcy.”

Calling it an “exciting and powerful moment,” Walensky said the science supports the updated CDC guidance that “anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in indoor and outdoor activities — large or small — without wearing a mask or physical distancing.”

GOP Congressman Claims Capitol Insurrection Was Not an Insurrection, Looked Like a ‘Normal Tourist Visit’

I visited the Capitol back in 2016. I don’t remember the tour guide mentioning that we were free to attempt to kill the VP during it.

During a House Oversight hearing titled “The Capitol Insurrection: Unexplained Delays and Unanswered Questions,” Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) expressed disagreement with the name of the proceeding.

“There was an undisciplined mob. And there were some who committed acts of vandalism. But let me be clear: There was no insurrection. And to call it an insurrection, in my opinion, is a bold-faced lie.”

The Georgia congressman went on to compare the rioters to ordinary tourists.

“You know, if you didn’t know the TV footage was a video from January 6, you would actually think it was a normal tourist visit,” Clyde said.

Here’s the bodycam footage of one of the Capitol officers interacting pleasantly with the totally normal tourists that day:

Anti-Maskers May Start Wearing Masks To Protect Themselves from Vaccinated People

Ok, if this is what it takes these idiots to cover their gaping moron-holes, so be it.

A conspiracy ripping through the anti-vax world may finally drive some anti-maskers to do the unthinkable: wear a mask and keep their distance.

The conspiracy—which comes in several shapes and sizes—more or less says the vaccinated will “shed” certain proteins onto the unvaccinated who will then suffer adverse effects. The main worry is the “shedding” will cause irregular menstruation, infertility, and miscarriages. The entirely baseless idea is a key cog in a larger conspiracy that COVID-19 was a ploy to depopulate the world, and the vaccine is what will cull the masses.

US millionaire CEOs saw 29% pay raise while workers’ pay decreased

From The Guardian:

The millionaire CEOs of some of the American companies with the lowest-paid workers saw an average pay raise of 29% in 2020 while their workers saw a 2% decrease, according to a report released Tuesday.

The Institute for Policy Studies calculated that the average CEO compensation in 2020 was $15.3m when looking at the 100 companies with the lowest median wage for workers in the S&P 500 index.

The median worker pay was $28,187. This means that CEOs saw a 29% pay raise compared to 2019, while workers saw a 2% decrease. For all 100 companies, median worker pay was below $50,000 for 2020.