There is a buzz, and it is not a good one after a report contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was published.
Coforma conducted the report, and while HHS has tried to slyly distance itself from the report, it is also clear the department fully supports the findings.
The report was done on the effects of Long COVID, ultimately recommending mask and social distancing mandates be put back in place.
Protecting Against Long COVID
HHS commissioned the report to study Long COVID cases.
The government is looking for possible policies it can put into play to help make the lives of long COVID sufferers easier.
The ultimate conclusion would seem to be to make everyone else miserable.
The report stated, "The lifting of mask mandates and indifferent attitude toward masking and social distancing typical in many public and private places further isolates people with Long COVID."
It further stated that it would "encourage or mandate policies and protocols regarding masking and social distancing in public spaces."
The report, which was paid for by the HHS, was posted on the website, which leads us to believe that this conclusion will ultimately be sent to Biden for approval of a new policy.
While the HHS has been adamant the language in the report was not directly from the HHS, Assistant Secretary for Health Rachel Levine stated, "Listening to and learning from the experiences of long COVID patients is essential to accelerating understanding and breakthroughs."
Levine added that the report is "evidence of our commitment to engaging communities to provide patient-led solutions."
The report also calls for "vaccine promotion as a preventative measure for Long COVID."
It is interesting that this study came to light AFTER the election was finalized.
While I know there are people out the hoping to have a mask policy put back in place, I cannot imagine mandates will be met positively in this country, especially if they are accompanied by social distancing policies again.
I think we went down this route once before and in the overall scheme of things, it has been proven to be quite ineffective, not to mention the social distancing left the restaurant industry on life support.
We will keep an eye on this and see if it develops into anything more.
Source: Fox News