The Dutch have explicitly altered key portions of the #JohnSnowMemorandum.

These changes are a rejection of and undermine the very scientific consensus that the memo supports and advocates.

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From the outset, there has been a 'Dutch version' of the science around Sars-CoV-2. The govt's science advisors have rejected the scientific consensus on important issues such as presymptomatic transmission, risks of indoor transmission, and the need for PPE in healthcare.>>
This rejection of science, by the very scientists charged with providing the advice that forms the basis of national policy, has been consistent and disastrous.>>
>>For example: to this day, hcw's do not wear masks during NonCovid care. Patients are not tested for Sars-CoV-2 upon admission for other care. Covid patients are transported on the elevators used by the public and nonCovid patients. Because 1.5 m + handwashing are sufficient. >>
>>In the Netherlands, it is not necessary for anyone younger than 18 to maintain physical distance from others. So all schools are fully open with essentially no precautions. Full classes, no ventilation, no distancing. Why? Because 'children don't spread Sars-CoV-2'.>>
>>In the Netherlands, wearing masks gives only a false sense of security. Masks are neither source control nor infection control. They cause people to become careless with other precautions.>>
>>In the Netherlands, gyms are open and may conduct group classes of up to 30 people indoors. Extra ventilation is not necessary. The pre-Covid era building code is sufficient. Because the risks of transmission are no greater indoors than outside.>>
>>It looks very much as though Dutch govt science advisors want to wrap themselves in the credibility of the #JohnSnowMemorandum while simultaneously rejecting the consensus that the memo supports and advocates.>>
>>The authors of and signatories to the #JohnSnowMemorandum should publicly reject this clumsy and dishonest attempt at sciencewashing the failed Covid policy response in the Netherlands.

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