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20 Dec, 3 tweets, 1 min read
Three counties in Florida allowed mask mandates to expire by 10/23. So I looked at all 67 counties in FL with and without mandates to see what had happened since

Well this is a huge surprise! The counties without mask mandates have lower case rates and lower case growth Image
It’s extremely confusing how this could happen, considering:

-Masks are the single most important public health tool we have
-Mask compliance is essential
-Masks now provide protection for the wearer too
-Masks can be better protection than a vaccine
-Masks are a “miracle”
The mask religion will have a number of inaccurate excuses ready to go, but of course, they’re obscuring and ignoring that this should not be possible, no matter what the mitigating circumstances, if masks were as effective or important as we were told

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21 Dec
Slovakia has been hailed by outlets like The Atlantic for their Covid response, mostly because they mandated masks extremely early and their leaders “led by example” by wearing them

Wonder if we’ll see any updates now that their rates have exploded? Somehow I doubt it! ImageImage
Oh and even more recently, a study in the UK said mass testing in Slovakia cut the infection rate by 60%. Literally a few days after they published, infections rose again and are now higher than they’ve ever been Image
Read 4 tweets
18 Dec
The news media is pouncing all over the story that Southern California has no available ICU beds

Have they checked the state dashboard? Cause here’s what ICU availability actually is:

LA: 338
SD: 168
Orange: 79
San Bernardino: 41
Riverside: 29
Ventura: 35
Santa Barbara: 37 Image
LA, Orange, San Diego, San Bernardino ImageImageImageImage
Read 5 tweets
17 Dec
Los Angeles County reported over 22,400 new cases today, one of the highest numbers reported by any STATE during the entire outbreak

Cases are up 2269% since the initial mask mandate &
349% since they put in a curfew & closed outdoor dining

None of this works. None of it.
I know that the mask cult will always say it would have been worse without masks, but a 2,269% increase is uh…bad.

The recent case curve is literally a straight line up. It cannot get worse than that.
I do not know how you could do worse than the combination of some of the worst Covid rates in the world, economic destruction, and massive restrictions on freedom and liberty than what LA has done in 2020.

It is a masterpiece of incompetence that only LA could achieve
Read 4 tweets
12 Dec
So the BBC, with an assist from some professional misinformation specialists in universities, has gotten into the mask lies spreading game, with an atrocious article saying masks worked in Brookings County, South Dakota compared to others in SD

Here’s a thread on how they lied
They chose to start on 9/1, because they got to ignore that Brookings saw a huge increase throughout August. Starting from 8/1 shows the month long growth

At peak on 9/7 Brookings had a case rate 242% higher than Minnehaha, on 11/30 Minnehaha was only 62% higher than Brookings
They also ignored that cases were already on the way down before the mandate & the decline actually stopped and starting going up 2 weeks after the mandate

No explanation for why it wasn’t until early November that Brookings did better, and still had the highest rate in October
Read 4 tweets
7 Dec
Let’s look at just the past few months in Southern California

They’ve all followed the same curve, regardless of what was open. LA has never had movie theaters or indoor dining, while San Diego & Orange did.

Even w/nothing open, LA has done much worse
Rational, reasonable people might look at this and say, hmm….maybe businesses closures aren’t that important, since the trends are the same

Unfortunately, we do not have rational, reasonable people in California. So what is the state doing? Pushing what failed in Los Angeles
So let’s look at the trends in SD & OC by closures

On 11/9, San Diego’s 7-day avg was 135 cases per million, on 12/6 it was 477 per million, a 253% increase

On 11/16, Orange County’s avg was 136 per million, on 12/6 it was 407, a 199% increase

Working perfectly
Read 4 tweets
5 Dec
@ConceptualDoc I gotta tell ya, your combo of intellectual dishonesty, willful ignorance and hypocrisy is incredibly frustrating.

And the German study and links you’ve posted are much worse than “memes” because they’re essentially lying with credentials.
Leading some susceptible people into thinking they have value when they don’t.

It’s fine to not control for other variables as long as “peers” sign off.

Compliance data is inaccurate, but your anecdotal assumptions are fine.
These countries that don’t use masks at all and have lower death and case rates aren’t relevant because I say they aren’t, because their conclusions poke giant holes in my assumptions.

It’s pretty bleak and frustrating that you’re so unable to understand your own bias
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