There are many things you could not say in public two or three years ago, all of which are now safe to say. Here is a starting point of the list of things you can now talk about in the open:
- Masks don’t work.
- Natural immunity works. (next post)
- The virus came from a lab leak. (upcoming post)
There is a disturbing pattern emerging, which further corrodes credibility of the entire public health sector.
A slow trickle of news reports are showing that lots of the crazy, coo-coo bird, nutzo, conspiracy theory wackiness from two or three years ago was actually correct. Turns out my wacko friends who were saying these things were right.
Masks don’t work.
Previously discussed this study as covered by a couple of other reports:
From the New York Times (!), an opinion piece from Brett Stevens:
2/21/23 – Brett Stevens opinion in The New York Times – The Mask Mandates Did Nothing. Will Any Lessons Be Learned?
Article cites a study which analyzed 78 research reports, all of which were randomized control trials. Researchers say those little paper masks we were wearing for so long made little or no difference. They can find no evidence for positive impact.
How about those expensive N-95 masks? Same thing. No impact.
What about those studies which did show masks made a difference which were cited as proof positive that anyone who disagreed mask efficacy was a Neanderthal?(more…)