Tuesday, October 12, 2021

ABC: Amish Beat Covid

How do you explain this?  Mask/vaccine nazis will have a hard time, either because it means that their favored authoritarianism doesn't work, or because it exposes their authoritarianism as nothing more than authoritarianism for its own sake:

"Full Measure" host Sharyl Attkisson traveled to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to see how Amish communities handled Covid-19 without electricity or television.

"There's no evidence of any more deaths among the Amish than in places that shut down tight— some claim there were fewer here. That’s without masking, staying at home, or" vaccines, Attkisson reported.

"Oh, we're glad all the English people got their Covid vaccines. That's great," one man said. "Because now we don't have to wear a mask, we can do what we want. So good for you. Thank you. We appreciate it. Us? No, we're not getting vaccines. Of course not. We all got the Covid, so why would you get a vaccine?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Its explained by the quality of the mask. In my area, very few people have the means or access to purchase a surgical or n95 mask. What they are wearing is useless if they are going to be in close contact with others for more than ten minutes, even if they do wear the mask over the nose. The data from the hospitals and science labs will show you effectiveness of different types of masks.

The JWs and the Ultra-Orthodox are all reporting higher than usual death rates, and that's ascribed to covid. Haven't seen vax numbers or age split out yet, but the U-O here are not all getting tested - and even with that, the ones that are are producing data showing they are experiencing Delta at a much higher rate than the surrounding communities. --lgm