Politicians and other power-seekers are very intent to make schoolchildren wear masks. It's a move that isn't necessarily supported by "the science." Jon Miltimore points out how the CDC itself admits that schools with mask mandates saw statistically comparable rates of transmission as schools without mask mandates.
Overconfidence in science is causing far too many people to abandon reason and to simply trust what people in authority are telling them. Kai Weiss explains how this is a quirk of human nature that was pointed out long ago by F.A. Hayek as something that can lead us straight into the clutches of collectivism.
Standing up for your rights isn't always the easy thing to do. That's especially true when you're speaking with a police officer. Allan Stevo has a truly useful recommendation of what to do before backing down to an officer.
The authoritarian lockdown measures being implemented in Australia and New Zealand are perfect examples of a real world dystopia. Thousand dollar fines if you are caught going outside alone for fresh air? Unreal. Jim Bovard reminds us that absolute power is no Covid safety net.
This is probably a good time to remind ourselves that Australia and New Zealand systematically disarmed as many of their citizens as possible more than 2 decades ago. It's a safe bet that similar calls for disarming the American public are coming. As J.D. Tuccille notes, it's doubtful that American gun owners will comply with similar laws. Getting people to obey bad laws can be tricky.
I know we're supposed to believe that the vaccine is the answer to "beating the virus." But this narrative isn't exactly squaring with reality right now. Tyler Durden from Zero Hedge documents how even mainstream media is finally asking big questions about the covid vaccines.