Forget evidence of efficacy taken from the use of masks in clinical conditions. Forget even the Danmask study (showing no statistical significant difference in infection rates for mask wearers).
Where in the world has a mask mandate affected the growth of infections or deaths?
Correlation does not equal causation. But the absence of correlation most assuredly disproves it.
We now have data going back almost a year. Now that we have it this is - ultimately - the only data that matters.
All the arguments about the effectiveness of masks at preventing droplets, whether the virus spreads by droplets or aerosols and the extent to which using and reusing (quickly filthy) masks in the community...
... are only a *means* to establish whether a legal requirement to wear them makes any difference to transmission *in the community*. But now we have the data.
They haven’t. They don’t. Anywhere.

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5 Apr
‘Social distancing’ is a made up measure that featured in no pandemic planning&whose efficacy has never been tested. It is entirely reliant on the lie that asymptomatic transmission is a major driver of infection.
This has nothing to with the virus & everything to do with control
And there is no evidence from any country that mask mandates have had any effect on the rate of transmission. Anywhere.
‘There’s a chance.’ What a wonderful approach to public policy. We should put you in SAGE.
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5 Apr
Why don’t you - or the @BBCNews that made the show - question him about the abysmal standards in the laboratories exposed by Panorama, risking the contamination of numerous samples by ‘fragments’ of viral matter?
Or that PCR tests, at 45 cycles, have numerous false positives?
Even Fauci said that anything over 35 does not pick up live viral matter but the remnants of a virus that was - but is no longer - infectious. Yet this issue is never examined by those whose duty it is to scrutinise the government.
And the expansion of testing and engagement of numerous poorly trained staff at labs that don’t give a damn about accuracy will inevitably exacerbate both (a) the proportion of ‘positives’ of ppl who were but are no longer infectious and (b) the number of contaminated results.
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31 Mar
Thank you for this challenge.

The reality is that this this is not because of measures but because people generally don’t go to the pub when ill (especially now) and that there is no reliable evidence for asymptomatic transmission.

Ie, this was all for nothing.
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23 Mar
‘Three weeks to flatten the curve!’

“”Happy”” #lockdownanniversary
(Which it actually isn’t as, in another act of flagrant dishonesty, the government announced lockdowns laws had effect three days before they actuality did.)
150 million people worldwide will go into extreme poverty - that is, risk of starvation - because of the destruction of the economy caused by restricting supply chains. In the last pandemics - 57 & 69 - the economy grew. That isn’t caused by the pandemic.
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22 Mar
This is a gross abuse of power. There is no power in s 45C of the Public Order Act (which provides for *domestic* regulations) to prevent *anyone* from leaving the country. Section 45B applies directly to international travel and only restricts *entry*.
Public HEALTH Act. Sorry
Which is another consideration of statutory interpretation, Parliament being presumed (when amending the Public HEALTH Act in 2008) to pass law in conformity with its international obligations.

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