White House-Affiliated ‘Academics’ Want Masks Back

It really appears to be the case in today’s world that the use of the phrase “well-educated” is one of society’s biggest ironies.

Just take a look at the op-ed of Abdullah Shihipar, William Goedel, and Abigail Cartus, a group of Brown University alumni who are all former colleagues of White House coronavirus response coordinator Ashish Jha.

The “well-educated” triad has graciously told NBC’s readers that “masks need to come back.”

Why do they believe Americans should be forced into covering their mouths once again? Hospitals around the nation are “overwhelmed” by patients suffering from COVID, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and the flu, they allege.

“Along with RSV, the record number of flu cases pushing pediatric hospitals near to capacity is a worrisome signal that the current flu season will be the worst in years,” they wrote.

“Facing a particularly acute crisis, pediatric hospitals have called upon President Joe Biden to declare an emergency to provide more resources to respond to the current surges,” added the group.

Groups that have requested this declaration include The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association, who have called on the Biden administration to create an emergency in response to an “alarming surge of pediatric respiratory illnesses, including respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza,” according to a Nov. 18th report by Fox News.

It seems that the Biden administration is not meeting these demands thus far.

“We have offered jurisdictions support confronting the impact of RSV and influenza and stand ready to provide assistance to communities who are in need of help on a case-by-case basis,” an HHS spokesperson told The Hill.

“We encourage people to follow everyday preventive actions, including avoiding close contact with people who are sick, staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and staying up to date on their flu and COVID-19 vaccines to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. National public health emergencies are determined based on nationwide data, science trends, and the insight of public health experts,” the spokesperson said.

NBC posted a hysteric video in their report, fearmongering of a ‘Tripledemic’ that is spinning U.S. hospitals out of control.

Our three friends from Brown echoed similar sentiments and would like for Americans to be force masked on a mass level once again.

“This ‘tripledemic’ of flu, Covid and RSV is a reminder that even as the pandemic ends, the threat of seasonal respiratory viruses remains. Thankfully, our toolkit for tackling them is similar to what works to suppress Covid alone, starting with the most basic and flexible level of protection: masking. When and where respiratory viruses are surging, mask mandates should be reinstated,” they said.

Then they cited a study to “prove” that “Masks work.”

The intellectuals from Brown additionally claimed that “Mask mandates not only stem the spread of diseases but also have helpful psychological benefits.”

Those interested in reading the full op-ed can do so here.