Spira B (April 19, 2022) Cureus 14(4): e24268. doi:10.7759/cureus.24268
Keeping a warm, moist, germ-infested talisman over your mouth and nose doesn’t make you healthy? Who could have ever guessed?
Common sense and facts should have prevailed, but of course not. What will the new Ministry of Truth have to say?
Unfortunately in this day and age, you could publish a thousand studies that showed masks to be ineffective, and it wouldn’t make any difference. Propaganda pushed by governments and media, controls the masses.
More like “intended” consequences, they knew what they were doing. Evidence of micro plastics in lungs now.
Masking at this point falls into three categories.
1. People who are truly terrified of catching the virus, and don’t understand how respiratory PPE works.
2. People who virtue signal to everyone about how much they care for their fellow man.
3. People who comply when told to wear a mask.
Number three might be the worst because that person is letting number 1 and number 2 tell him what to do.
The recent videos of unmasking on airplanes was the absolute worst. All those videos showed was a group of people complying and when they were told they didn’t have to wear masks anymore they all took that as permission to remove their masks. None of them wanted to wear it but did anyway. Total submission to authority even when they know it’s wrong.
The world would be so much better if we all exercised a little more common sense.
The world would be so much better if WE THE PEOPLE better understood the Logical Fallacies that THEY use to erase common sense with “the science”.
“The Science” is multi-layered logical fallacies.
I don’t know if the paper is flawed, but it does appear that the entire paper is just a simple statistical analysis from data taken directly from IHME. You can guarantee that somebody ran the numbers at IHME, saw the same results, and just ignored it because it wasn’t considered a result worth publishing. Instead, almost every pro mask study I have seen, other than the terrible Bangladesh study and a couple terrible CDC school studies, is a study showing a correlation between mask mandates in the Spring of 2020 and the seasonal decline of Covid during the first wave.
I would be ecstatic if somebody could point me to a study that showed that general mask usage reduced overall cases either at the individual or community level. I need something to restore my faith in humanity.
The masks were and is a tool from the NWO psychopaths to check out your obedience. Never any health preserving means.
Mask was used for slaves way back. And it is enslavement of the masses they are looking for in their utopia of controlling people as cattle with their digitalID ie, Internet Of Bodies and Internet Of Things.
The people that does not die off from the experimental jab that is.
The Corbett Report states it well at around 10 min when talking about the Bologna credit score start-up. Soon to come to a town near you.
Not sure how much that particular study costs ... but I could have delivered them the exact same result for free ... masks are nothing but a virtue signaling, obedience tool for the weak.
Another analysis of the same study I came across which draws the same conclusions: https://lorphicweb.com/new-peer-reviewed-study-finds-face-mask-usage-correlates-with-higher-covid-19-death-rates/
Also, RationalGround.com, “a clearinghouse of COVID-19 data trends that’s run by a grassroots group of data analysts, computer scientists, and actuaries" revealed the same findings in the US: https://twitter.com/justin_hart/status/1340725086278434821. “Protective-mask mandates aimed at combating the spread of the [virus] ...appear to promote its spread”: states with mandate: 27 cases/day vs. states with no mandate: 17 cases/day (per 100k people in 2020).
Therefore, if our pharma-appointed health authorities and corporate media actually “followed the science” rather than continually repeating the catchphrase like a parrot, they would be urging the public not to wear masks!
Additionally, see here: More than 150 Comparative Studies and Articles on Mask Ineffectiveness and Harms: https://brownstone.org/articles/more-than-150-comparative-studies-and-articles-on-mask-ineffectiveness-and-harms
The other day in Italy the Administrative Tribunal, TAR, declared ILLEGITIMATE the mandate of Masks to children and kids !! Hurrah for my kid and his friends!! Sorry but link is in italian https://www.ambientediritto.it/giurisprudenza/tar-lazio-roma-sez-1-9-agosto-2021-n-9343/
Hi Joel, bending your ear on Substack now! Masks blah blah. We don't need masks on ours faces in the same way we don't need a condoms on our willies. A viral cause of COVID (made up syndrome of ubiquitous symptoms) nor AIDS has been demonstrated.
Indeed there own studies on CD4 count and 'viral load' which show that they have no correlation with clinical outcomes- seem to have disproved their own theory. Either the RNA detected is not HIV RNA, there is to viral 'genome' therefore no virus to cause AIDS. Or the RNA detected is HIV and HIV is not the cause of AIDS.