1/ Dr @andrewbostom w/@naomirwolf on the imposition of RCT-DISPROVEN mask mandates; Are PCR tests for C19 picking up false “+” cold-causing coronaviruses?; Why ALL C19 PCR “+” tests MUST report cycle thresholds, daily, at state dashboards & to individuals
2/ From 2008-2020, 12 NEGATIVE randomized controlled trials on masking, conducted among ~18K persons, worldwide, have ESTABLISHED that masking does NOT reduce community respiratory virus transmission (thread with refs), plus these obs data from RI
3/ Shamefully uninformed, arrogant shutting down of this evidence by Dir of RIDOH. “Masks are effective—Next question”
4/Rhode Island’s “C19 positivity” rate has been constant at ~2% for 6-weeks, C19 hospitalizations and deaths continue to plummet. Could the seasonal uptick in the cold-causing human coronaviruses, esp. NL63 & OC43, be contributing to C19 false positives?
5/ We had to force the state of RI to release these valuable public data by an access to public records request, now published as “Covid-19 positive test cycle threshold trends predict covid-19 mortality in Rhode Island”
6/ Attempted Rational Medicine in India: “C-19 test reports must also state cycle [rtPCR] threshold value” (Ct=a surrogate for C19 viral load); Also recommends clinical care guided by Ct cutpoints w/more aggressive care for lower Cts
7/ Practical application of C19 rtPCR cycle threshold (Ct) data from Gujarat, India revealed disproportionate, i.e., 8-fold, C19 transmission by those with Cts <24, “high viral loads”, who represented only 7% of those infected

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23 Mar
1/ From 2008-2020, 12 NEGATIVE randomized controlled trials on masking, conducted among ~18K persons, worldwide, have ESTABLISHED that masking does NOT reduce community respiratory virus transmission (thread with refs)
2/ Ten NEGATIVE studies, focusing primarily on influenza, 2008 to 2016, were “meta-analyzed” (their data “pooled”), here wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26… Image
3/ Independently validating these pooled findings are the results from a single large randomized controlled trial of masking among another cohort of Hajj pilgrims whose enrollment (n=6338) equaled the sum enrollment of all the 10 studies in the May, 2020 “meta-analysis.”
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23 Mar
1/Restaurant owner, defying COVID-19 restrictions by Virginia Dem. Gov. Ralph Northam, scores legal victory theblaze.com/news/virginia-…
2/ "Now he refuses to comply with Northam's mandates on mask-wearing and social distancing, saying they're unconstitutional...He's also refused to stop serving food and alcohol despite public health officials suspending his licenses, the station added"
3/ "I'm not afraid of the state, I'm not afraid of the federal government," Strickland told WUSA. "I spent most of my adult life fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. I have no problem coming home and fighting here in Virginia."
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19 Mar
1/ UK-HART Group: "Lockdowns were explicitly not recommended even for severe respiratory viral outbreaks in all pandemic planning prior to 2020, including those endorsed by the WHO and the Department of Health" 
2/ "Many international studies bear out that lockdowns have proven to be a complete failure as a public health measure to contain a respiratory virus. They did not succeed in their primary objective of containing spread yet have caused great harm."
3/ "The reasons for ignoring existing policies and adopting unprecedented measures appear to have been (i) panic whipped up by the media (especially scenes from China), (ii) a reluctance to do things differently to neighbouring countries and"....
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14 Mar
1/ High time for Indiana to join 15 other states & immediately lift its mask mandate, guided by “evidence-based science & the overall well-being of its citizenry” allonfriedman.org/2021/03/14/its… #DrAllonFriedman medicine.iu.edu/faculty/5006/f…
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1/ Let’s hope actual—wait for it—U.S. DATA, incl CLINICAL data, have assuaged @ashishkjha’s concerns about how the UK variant might “OVERWHELM” the U.S. ; threadreaderapp.com/thread/1371087…
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1/ VERY REASSURING NEWS: As C19 “UK variant” B117 has surged to ~50% of C19+ “cases” in FL, TX, & GA public.tableau.com/profile/helix6…, NUMBERS OF C19 CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS, & DEATHS CONTINUE TO DECLINE IN ALL 3 STATES
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