Masks are All About the Virtue Signalling

from the Blaze:

Wisconsin state employees required to wear masks even when they’re home in virtual meetings

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has taken face mask requirements to a new level, mandating that employees wear the masks even if they’re at home on virtual meetings, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

This department rule is not backed up by any public health guidance, department officials openly admit that the purpose is to virtue signal that masks are important and the department takes them seriously. From the Journal Sentinel:

Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole reminded employees in a July 31 email that Gov. Tony Evers’ mask order was going into effect the next day. That means every DNR employee must wear a mask while in a DNR facility, noted Cole, an appointee of the Democratic governor.

“Also, wear your mask, even if you are home, to participate in a virtual meeting that involves being seen — such as on Zoom or another video-conferencing platform — by non-DNR staff,” Cole told his employees. “Set the safety example which shows you as a DNR public service employee care about the safety and health of others.”

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Video Podcast – Sweden Shows the way back from Covid-19

by: Brent Smith

Sweden has been held up by freedom lovers in America as the poster child for a common sense approach to the Covid-19 panicdemic.

And son of gun – we were right – and they are right.

The nation of Sweden didn’t run away and hide from the coronavirus. They didn’t lock down – they didn’t force small businesses into permanent closure, or all don masks like a bunch of scared lemmings.

They knew that putting off the inevitable will do nothing but kick the can down the road. And now, according to their country’s experts, they’ve reached herd immunity.

By using common sense instead of scare tactics, their people and their economy are in a far better place than if they had listened to the scaremongers. read more