From Joseph Mercola, DO
Without fanfare, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 11, 2022, reversed all its COVID-19 guidelines. In fact, many have noted it appears the CDC wanted to bring as little attention to it as possible. This is understandable, considering the new guidelines more or less admit the original rules were in error, without actually stating as much.
The new guidance is listed in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) under the title, “Summary of Guidance for Minimizing the Impact of COVID-19 on Individual Persons, Communities, and Health Care Systems — United States, August 2022.” As noted by Jeffrey Tucker, founder and president of the Brownstone Institute:
“It would have been fascinating to be a fly on the wall in the brainstorming sessions that led to this little treatise. The wording was chosen very carefully, not to say anything false outright, much less admit any errors of the past, but to imply that it was only possible to say these things now.”
The CDC insists that while COVID-19 infection continues to be a reality around the world, “high levels of vaccine- and infection-induced immunity and the availability of effective treatments and prevention tools have substantially reduced the risk for medically significant COVID-19 illness … and associated hospitalization and death.”
Consequently, COVID countermeasures that create “barriers to social, educational, and economic activity” can be ditched and everything can go back to normal.
3 thoughts on “CDC Backtracks on COVID Guidance as Damning Studies Mount”
I don’t get your point. Specifically what did and did not the CDC say and how has it changed?
When I opened Dr Mercola’s full article, the second point is as follows:
The CDC is now advocating for taking personal responsibility and for everyone to decide for themselves “which prevention behaviors to use and when (at all times or at specific times), based on their own risk for severe illness and that of members of their household, their risk tolerance, and setting-specific factors”
I searched, using several search engines, for the quoted text (“which prevention behaviors to use and when (at all times or at specific
times), based on their own risk for severe illness and that of members of their household, their risk tolerance, and setting-specific factors”), expecting to find a CDC document with this text, and cannot find a source anywhere.
Please link back to a source.
This does not mean the original recommendations were wrong. Our current varient , although more contagious, does not have the serious respiratory effects of earlier variants. The situation can change with each varient, as it does with the flu. However, most people in this country have some level of immunity.