From the Tom Woods Letter:
Today’s is a bit of a potpourri issue, because I couldn’t decide which of these items to highlight.
The CDC updated its “guidance” recently, and as part of that update indicated that the guidance for vaccinated and unvaccinated people is at this point the same.
As you know, sometimes even The Science doesn’t follow The Science. So even though from the CDC’s standpoint there’s no differentiating between people with or without the shots, the U.S. government is still banning people without the shots from entering the country.
Hence tennis star Novak Djokovic cannot compete in the U.S. Open, because our ridiculous government won’t let him in.
He wrote on Twitter: “Sadly, I will not be able to travel to NY this time for US Open. Thank you #NoleFam for your messages of love and support. Good luck to my fellow players! I’ll keep in good shape and positive spirit and wait for an opportunity to compete again. See you soon, tennis world!”
All I can say is: he’s a much better sport than I would be in this situation.
What an embarrassment the whole thing is.
Meanwhile, Georgetown University just announced that they’ll be masking again in classrooms this fall. According to the university’s chief public health officer:
“Masks are required in indoor instructional settings, such as classrooms and teaching laboratories, on the Main and Medical Center campuses…. Faculty and other speakers who have received a primary series (e.g., two doses of an mRNA vaccine) and, when eligible, an additional dose of a COVID-19 vaccine (first booster) may remove their mask when lecturing or speaking in indoor instructional settings, if they choose, but they must be at least six feet away from others.”
There is precisely zero science behind any of that, but you knew that.
And don’t forget this pointless requirement:
“Georgetown requires students, faculty, staff and visitors to have received a primary series (e.g., two doses of an mRNA vaccine) and, when eligible, an additional dose (first booster) of a COVID-19 vaccine, or to have an approved medical or religious exemption.”
Some of the worst and most irrational responses to Covid came from what we laughingly call our institutions of higher learning. That should tell us something.
I have to say, though, one institution I would never have expected to defy conventional opinion and actually be somewhat sound on the subject of Anthony Fauci has been, if you can believe it, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
They made this mosaic out of “hundreds of tiny photographs of the monkeys and beagles he and NIAID have tormented and killed in cruel experiments.”
A bit of good news to close with, I’m happy to report.
Ten years ago Connor Boyack was the tech guy for Tom Woods here. He set up my Liberty Classroom website and did all kinds of work for me.
But having Connor as my tech guy was like when Michael McDonald sang backup for Steely Dan — a waste of his talents.
Since then he’s done many things, but chief among them is his Tuttle Twins children’s book series, that introduces a younger audience to the ideas you and I cherish. They are beautifully illustrated, and my own kids love them.
They recently added an outstanding volume on early American history to complement their existing series.
In any case, I just found out about their brief back-to-school sale, and I figured my readers would want to know, so enjoy: