World Affairs Brief, July 24, 2020 Commentary and Insights on a Troubled World.
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The Masks Don’t Work
Idiotic Americans who succumb to the mask mandate want everyone to suffer like them. The Daily Mail reported that,
On an American Airlines flight from Ohio to North Carolina a women refused to wear a mask. When confronted by a passenger, the woman said she had a medical condition. When the woman was asked to leave, passengers aboard the plane erupted in applause and cheers as she sniped back, ‘You can clap all you want.’
Good for her. Don’t let them feel self righteous just because the whole world is deceived by this big lie. While the media is still pushing the resurgence of Covid in order to keeping pushing the mask agenda, Salt Lake County leaders (the only Democrat controlled section of conservative Utah) is giving credit to their mask policy for the claimed recent COVID-19 stabilization.
They can’t wait to declare victory and establish a permanent pattern of medical mandates. But as Karen De Coster writes, Dr. Fauci doesn’t want any testing done on mask effectiveness (lest it show that they are worthless).
Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday he opposes conducting a controlled study on the effectiveness of masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. “…I would not want to do a randomized controlled study because that would mean having people not wear masks and see if they do better,” he said.
Of course millions are already going without masks and not getting sick. But why deny a trial, when several have already been done and show that masks don’t make any difference? That is the real reason Fauci doesn’t want a real test done.
The best short video summary of the scientific studies showing that masks don’t work is by Ben Swann in Truth In Media. Swann is one of the best conservative investigative reporters out there. The video has been removed by YouTube, but some audio is still available and so is his summary with the most important research points.
Denis G. Rancourt, PhD has the evidence Swann presents in writing: Masks Don’t Work: A Review of Science Relevant to COVID-19 Social Policy. Here is his opening paragraphs and conclusions. In the link he cites all the relevant research, which you can read.
There have been extensive randomized controlled trial (RCT) studies, and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, which all show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like illnesses, or respiratory illnesses believed to be transmitted by droplets and aerosol particles.
Furthermore, the relevant known physics and biology, which I review, are such that masks and respirators should not work. It would be a paradox if masks and respirators worked, given what we know about viral respiratory diseases: The main transmission path is long-residence-time aerosol particles (< 2.5 μm), which are too fine to be blocked, and the minimum-infective dose is smaller than one aerosol particle.
The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum, or select only incomplete science that serves their interests. Such recklessness is also certainly the case with the current global lockdown of over 1 billion people, an unprecedented experiment in medical and political history.