1/ This is from the Ontario.ca website as of TODAY.

So let me get this straight, we've mandated ppl where face masks, including children, yet our gov't states they don't protect you, but "MAY" help protect others.

2/ I guess this explains why they are unable to produce any real scientific evidence, for example here in Ottawa.

Stating "emerging evidence" as "evidence" is not actually "evidence".

Further, I didn't realize we made mandates based on "community acceptance"
3/ Here is an exert from the WHO document OPH references as justification:

Has anyone in gov't presented their continued gathering of data and (actual) evidence?

Has anyone addressed the impact on the population, -ve, neutral or +ve? In Ottawa our mayor shames ppl instead.
4/ This is from the same WHO document. Note that the doc OPH uses as justification clearly states that the use of masks by health ppl in not supported by HIGH QUALITY DIRECT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.

It also states it should be "encourage", here it is forced on us.
5/ From the same doc, here are the Potential Benefits/Advantages:

Note that advances includes making people "feel" they play a role, "cultural expression" (OK?), "social acceptance".

It also states our gov should con't gathering evidence and evaluate the impact.

Are they?
6/ And now for the potential harms disadvantages.

I will be doing another thread on all of these points and how we have directly seen them all play out and affect our community.

In the meantime, stop wearing a mask unless YOU judge you need to.

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15 Oct
1/2 So we are OK w this Ottawa? This is the reason @veraetches aksed for biz to be closed.

"The challenge with [restos] and bars is we know ppl take off their masks to eat and drink, so there is more of a risk there, potentially, based on what we see in other jurisdictions."
2/2 Reminder that none of us wore masks before mid July, and at that time cases were declining. Since the masks mandate cases have gone up and they blame and shut down biz?

Very few are dying from C19. We all need to say enough.

Stop wearing masks.

This is evidence?

"What we've found is there are ppl who have tested +ve who've identified bars and restaurants as places they've been in the 14 days where they could have been exposed and picked up the virus, as well as people visiting those settings where they're infectious."
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6 Oct
This is from the presentation deck presented to city council, they voted on the mask mandate based on this deck.

This is what counts for "evidence" in ottawa, apparently council was OK with this.

None of these points are actual evidence.

More to follow.
Here is another slide from the deck. A presentation of what appears to be cases in US states? Hard to tell as the x & y axis are undefined.

Note the source: New York Times (a favourite of Vera Etches).

I didnt realize the NYT passed as scientific journals now.
This slide appears to show a possible scenario in the city.

Again there is no title to the graph, & the x and y axis are not defined.

This appears to be cases, but what is the source? Where is this 1-2 year outlook being generated from?

This was again enough for council.
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