Fauci's emails stating the obvious (masks in the community are useless) energised mask zealots. They go around and post this paper in comments, claiming "science evolved and masks now work".

This paper is dodgy, here is why:
People who wrote it knew that CDC and its European equivalent found no solid evidence to support the usefulness of cloth masks.
CDC: "We found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks"
yet PNAS paper: "we recommend the adoption of public cloth mask wearing, ... in conjunction with existing hygiene, distancing, and contact tracing strategies".

That's problem #1: claim masks work while not able to show they do a thing as a measure in its own right
Problem #2: omission of studies that show masks don't work.
"we should not be surprised to find that there is no RCT for the impact of masks on community transmission of any respiratory infection in a pandemic".

Fack-check: false. Here's Danish study:
Problem #3: published on January 26, 2021, this paper still cites old data from countries that didn't have the first wave and coincidently mandated masks in spring 2020.
You know, like Czechia.
How it started How it's going
Problem #4: over-reliance on mathematical modelling and mechanical laboratory studies.
Mechanical studies are very low in the pyramid of evidence.
As for models, in the last year, here in the UK we all experienced the consequences of "our modelling shows" ☹️
Problem #5: the only study in favour is from China.

"Only one observational study has directly analyzed the impact of mask use in the community on COVID-19 transmission. The study looked at the reduction of secondary transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in Beijing households"
Thanks to federalism in the USA we now have a strong paper that included periods when masks "work" (spring-summer) and stop "working" (autumn-winter).

Same as we knew in pre-2020 science, no difference between states with and without mask mandates.
I have my strongly held opinion as to why we are made to wear masks, I wrote a thread about it when kids were made to do it.

It's not a zero-sum game. Masks need to go. Forever.

#NoMasks #MasksOff #June21st


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"It's just a piece of cloth" and "I am saving lives". What is supposed to mean "I am very brave, smart and heroic"

A thread about a "piece of cloth" as a sign of a massive brainwash. It's aimed at those who know "a piece of cloth" don't stop infection, but wear it to conform.
It's me and you can see I am very happy. This is because I was admitted to the Young Pioneers.

The piece of cloth is a Pioneer's Red Necktie and it's a status symbol (brave, smart, heroic). It probably also stops viruses (well, to the same extent as the cloth masks do). Image
I was admitted in the first batch, among the best pupils. Less dedicated would have their ceremony a few weeks later, weak and naughty -- a year later.

There were weirdos who would refuse The Red Tie. They refused to follow Communist Party teaching!
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