Bizarre – Congressional Doctor orders House not Senate to wear masks


In a bizarre twist of the infamous wearing “mask or no mask” put down one Dr. Brian Monahan as the latest actor in this congressional play. He hails from the Office of the Attending Physician. We are familiar no doubt with the Doctor who looks after the President, but this fine fellow takes care of the congressional staff.


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Dr. Brian Monahan

The fellow who apparently followed Nancy Pelosi’s direction and ordered the House members to wear masks. The Senate? Not so much. What was this decision based on? Apparently it included a nonsensical study done in India. Apparently the CDC decided to use it as well. So it appears at least one of the studies the CDC used to justify their guidance was rejected by a peer review and was based on a vaccine not even used in the United States. Brilliant stuff.

But first:

Try and follow this nonsense.

The Office of the Attending Physician issued late night guidance for each chamber Tuesday, but with a mandate for the House and a softer recommendation in the Senate, confusion still reigns. Partisan fights over masks erupted in the House earlier this year and could make a comeback if a fresh mask mandate is imposed.

“For all House Office Buildings, the Hall of the House, and House Committee Meetings, wearing of a well-fitted, medical grade, filtration face mask is required when an individual is in an interior space and other individuals are present. To be clear, for meetings in an enclosed US House of Representatives controlled space, masks are REQUIRED,” reads the memo from the Office of the Attending Physician.

The Senate, with many fewer (and older) lawmakers who took Covid precautions more seriously from the outset, is left to self-regulate by the Capitol’s top doc.

Dr. Brian Monahan recommends that in the Senate, “all individuals should wear a well-fitted, medical-grade filtration mask (for example an ear loop surgical mask or a KN95 mask) when they are in an interior space and other individuals are present.”

Ed: (Why a KN95 and not a N95 mask?)

What’s The Difference Between N95 and KN95 Masks …

In short, N95 masks are the US standards for respirator masks; KN95 masks are the Chinese standards for masks. Let’s buy our masks from China. They haven’t done enough damage yet.)

But I digress.

It is the same guidance as for the House, but recommended, not required.

“We’re going to speak without the masks, but wear the masks,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said, explaining his mask approach at a Tuesday press conference. “Right now, you have to do what you think is best. For myself, I’m going to put on a mask.”

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And now this:..

Study Cited By CDC To Justify New Mask Guidance Rejected By Peer Review, Based On Vaccine Not Used In US

(Via Daily Caller) – At least one of the studies that was cited by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to justify changing their guidance on masks was based on a vaccine that is not authorized for use in America and was rejected by a peer review.

The study in question from researchers in India claims to show that a COVID-19 Delta variant infection generates a higher viral load in comparison to other variants.

Despite no mention in the study of viral loads from the variant against unvaccinated individuals, the CDC cited it in yesterday’s updated brief as evidence that the Delta variant is transmissible from a vaccinated individual with a breakthrough infection.

“Studies from India with vaccines not authorized for use in the United States have noted relatively high viral loads and larger cluster sizes associated with infections with Delta, regardless of vaccination status,” the CDC said.

“These early data suggest that breakthrough Delta infections are transmissible,” the CDC’s brief goes on to say, even though the India study was conducted with a non-approved U.S. vaccine.

The report from the CDC also says that “unpublished” and “additional data collection” studies are pending that will help to “understand the level and duration of transmissibility from Delta vaccine breakthrough infections in the United States and other settings.”

(read more)



This Institution Is A Sham!’: Chip Roy Laces Into Pelosi Over New House Mask Mandate



Just for the record:

Dr Brian Patrick Monahan[1] (born 1960) is the Attending Physician of the United States Congress and the United States Supreme Court and holds the rank of rear admiral in the United States Navy. Monahan was selected by the leadership of the Congress and nominated to the position and rank by United States President Barack Obama in January 2009.[2] 


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24 Responses to “Bizarre – Congressional Doctor orders House not Senate to wear masks”

  1. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    This is how I feel about it.
    And many veterans I talk to.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. peter3nj Says:

    It’s their land and the token whites they’ll keep on till it becomes a wasteland. Then when the Chicoms come in to rescue what isn’t burned down they’ll herd the remaining blacks into the once whites only gulags.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Mustang Says:

      The Kid told me he’s changing his name to Token. I tried to talk him out of it, but you know how hard-headed he is. I have it on good authority that he likes Chinese food, so on that score, he’s good.


  3. Baysider Says:

    This Parliamentarian speaks his mind: “I believe the real purpose of masks is social control, it’s time to stop the fear.” And the Stockholm syndrome where “the line between coercion and care becomes blurred, the hostage starts to see the man with the AK-47 who holds him in a cell not as a jailer but as a protector.”

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Baysider Says:

    Mustang, I’m sure congressional pets’ medical care is paid for … if they identify as human. Presto, change-o just as in yesterday’s post on the Calif prison system.

    All this sounds like a conclusion in search of a justification.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Mustang Says:

      I think it is a good possibility that the reason so many of our “public servants” are corrupt is that “we the public” haven’t sufficiently sweetened their pie. After all, none of them will want to be in the business of public servitude if we limit their access to perks. This is why I think all elected and appointed officials (above GS 2) should not only have pet insurance, but the public should pay for their mistresses and boy-toys, as well. It’s the least we can do. Besides, how much can a five-bedroom penthouse romper room cost, anyway? It can’t be more than several skillion dollars annually for the lot of them and maybe even less with group discounts. Then, and only then, will we be able to obtain the politicians we really deserve. Besides, it isn’t going to be us that pays the tab … it will be those children of ours (and theirs) who drove us nuts for so many years.

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  5. peter3nj Says:

    ….bbbut they all did stay at a Holiday Inn.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Mustang Says:

    Another “perk” for members of Congress and Supreme Court, at the taxpayer’s expense after an annual fee of $503. Beyond that, all other costs are paid for within the annual budget of the US Navy. Issues that involve treatment beyond the routine services, such as physicals, routine examinations, x-rays and labs, and physical therapy are referred to specialists at Bethesda Medical Center. Combat veterans have a hard time receiving care through the VA, but members of Congress don’t have that problem. Obviously, high officials are more important than PFC Schwartz, who gave up his health in the service to their country.

    Do members of congress also receive free veterinarian services, too? I would think that the Speaker’s pet should receive preferential treatment because (as I understand it), happy hour for NP begins at 5 pm and lasts through around 0100 and she’s trained her pet monkey (Alvin) to mix cocktails throughout that time. I imagine it is a very long 8-hour shift. Lots of stress and no tips. Who knows, maybe it was Alvin that disapproved the Sergeant of Arm’s request for backup on 6 January. So Alvin should receive medical care too, don’t you think?

    Interestingly, the authorization of the OAP coincided with the creation of the Office of White House Physician by an act of Congress in 1928. The president is entitled to five physicians, five nurses, three paramedics, three administrators, and one IT manager. With Biden, one of those physicians may very well be a certified psychiatrist or someone trained in geriatric medicines. I’m not sure who it is that helps to change his Depends. Anyway, before 1928, presidential medical care was provided by the Medical Inspector of the Navy.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I was looking into all of that too…Just who the Doc is and the Dept., same as the Capitol Police which lives in its on world too… beholding to no one except this year its Nancy. Now extending her private pretorian guard to California and Florida… Florida is a puzzle. Curious.

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    • peter3nj Says:

      Mustang you left out the President’s articulated drivers license even though never having taken a tractor trailer driving course nor ever driving a truck. Let’s be thankful he never practiced obstetrics without going to medical school although having touched more T and A than a plastic surgeon.

      Liked by 1 person

    • Mustang Says:

      I’d forgotten the obstetrics, Peter. Doesn’t he usually do that with 12-year olds? I have to say that given your expertise in all things Biden, I’ll be surprised if you aren’t appointed director of the Biden Presidential Library. I understand it will be at a strip mall outside Hoboken. The Kid has already been nominated to head his post-Presidential security detail.


  7. markone1blog Says:

    I sure am glad he cited a study and didn’t just do it out of politics.

    By the way, does San Fran Nan control his paycheck the way she has control over the Capitol Police?

    Liked by 3 people

  8. peter3nj Says:

    I beg to differ on one point Chip, The American People are as clueless about the falling sky as they are about why the price of a slice of pizza is almost as expensive as the price of a gallon of gas.

    Liked by 4 people

  9. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    And at that “Manufacturing Conference” Biden claimed he drove a truck.

    Liked by 5 people

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