several months back, the danes undertook a large, randomized, controlled mask study

it has been completed for some time

the lead investigator says they will publish it "as soon as a journal is brave enough to accept the paper"

sounds like the results do not support mask use...
given the fearsome government pressure on this topic & the intense slant in the journals, if this showed that masks worked, they'd have all the top publications fighting over it.

the results must be terrible. even no efficacy seems mild for this kind of response

was it "harm"?
because that would not be at all surprising, especially if they actually measured adverse events as well

this large, well run study showed that even fitted masks used by trained surgeons in operating theaters increased risk of post op infection. (by 34%)

masks failed as source protection even used by highly trained professionals.

imagine what this would be like in a classroom of 3rd graders.

and that is the big issue with masks. you need real world data, not made up bench tests.

you need real, RCT's.

doing some "sneeze distance" test in a lab means absolutely nothing of clinical significance. it's just fakery.

neither does running this sort of "sun dance" test without a control.

it's just an assumptive cherry pick.

and this is what the "wear a mask" crowd has.

their "studies" are incredibly poor quality to the point of being meaningless. the FDA would laugh you out of their offices if you submitted that stuff in a device trial.

they try to use volume to make up for poor quality.
but one good study is worth more than a mountain of bad science.

that's how medical science works.

alas, political science involves making up nonsense data and waving it around vigorously.

don't fall for it.
demand studies that have real control groups, that have properly enrolled cohorts, and that measure actual clinical outcomes, not some lab metric like straight line droplet spread.

do so, and you'll be amazed at how all the pro-mask studies disappear.
the higher the quality of the study, the less it seems to support mask use on a population scale.

there was never science or data to support these policies and there was reams that contra-indicate it.

we have now reached the point where journals are so captured that they have become organs of propaganda and where the scientists that did an important study are too scared to publish it.

think about that.

it's full blown fascist.
that's what happens when you're hooked on government grant money and live in the vicious cancel culture of academia.

only the "right" people are allowed to speak and everyone lives in terror of losing funds and position if they dare speak the truth.

is that really how you want your science to be?

once you let the government money in, this is always how the story ends.

he who pays the piper shall inevitably call the tune.

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20 Oct
here, i fear i must take issue with some of what scott is saying.

he left out a key question: "competent at what?"

many "competent" leaders seek to instill fear. fascists, demagogues, tyrants...

but this is not a competence that we the people can or should tolerate.
such "competence" is antithetical to a free society.

it's weaponized information and emotion used against us.

indeed, there is no reason that is good for the demos for politicians to fear monger and frighten it.

but there ARE reasons that are good for the politicians. Image
when leaders seek to instill fear in you, it is never for your good and always for theirs.

fear makes people submissive and tolerant of outrages they would normally resist.

it coerces them into ceding power to leaders with loud, shouty voices and grand plans. Image
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19 Oct
to cite the baseless & widely debunked "mass general" study that lacked any control group & used invalid methodology/cherry picking while accusing another of not knowing what he's talking about is past parody and into tragedy

if that is your "evidence" then you have no evidence.
i debunked it in great detail a couple months back.

you can read it here.

it's a truly awful affront to science and data handling and this is not at all hard to see.

judge for yourselves.

the rest of those studies are made up non clinical outcome lab junk that any actual clinician would instantly see as having no societal scale value or relevance

alas, this is not surprising.

once a respected journal, the lancet has become tabloid trash.

Read 11 tweets
19 Oct
another great data thread from harald who has been churning these out for months.

key takeaway: while sweden counts covid deaths very aggressively, it has not made their all cause deaths over the flu season high.

they look just like 2013-18.

there was no "crisis."
89% of swedish deaths were 70+ years old.

this may have had to do with how incredibly low their death counts were last year

many people outlived actuarial expectancy, then sweden mean reverted

this "dry tinder" issue has been highly predictive globally

"covid deaths" are reported many different ways. the swedes use a very inclusive count.

any death for any reason within 30 days of a covid diagnosis. Image
Read 7 tweets
19 Oct
this is what lockdowns look like.

people do not go to hospitals even for serious conditions like stroke and heart attack. deaths from suicide, drug OD, and mental health issues soar.

cancer screening and treatment gets missed.

read this whole thread. it's sobering.
There’s something wrong, there’s something going on and it needs to be sorted out,” Robert Anderson, chief of mortality statistics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said in a recent interview with Politico. “This is highly unusual.”

news.virginia.edu/content/dement…
can anyone seriously be wondering what's causing this?

why, it's almost as if isolation, alienation, and unremitting fear wrapped up in a disingenuous self righteous virtue signaling are bad for mental and emotional well being.

i mean, look what it's done even to "experts"...
Read 4 tweets
17 Oct
you want to see true bravery and scientific and intellectual integrity?

try this:

ms kuppalli throws down the gauntlet!

and i respond with several sets of data showing mask inefficacy.

her response: block the cat.

could there be a clearer admission that she has no argument?
sigh.

this is the sort of weak rejoinder i think many of us have come to expect from the political arm of team apocalypse.
i guess we'll never know just why she recanted all the anti-mask science her much vaunted expertise had taught her and flipped to the opposite position.

you'd think such an "expert" would have clear data and be able to share it.

Read 4 tweets
17 Oct
if there is one thing that galls me, it's the self righteous sanctimony of partisan weather vane "experts" like @KrutikaKuppalli making appeals to their own authority and trying to shame others into silence

but when you pile rank hypocrisy on top of that, it becomes intolerable.
"WEAR YOUR MASK, CUZ, SCIENCE!"

she loves to hector others on what an expert she is and expressing that "she knows the science" and you don't.

the issue here is that she's a partisan liar

she agreed with what scott is saying now as recently as march. she said that was science
it turns out she used to know the science as recently as february of this year.

scott's science. the actual science.

march really as that flight picture is from march 11.
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