Yet again, The Science follows politics.
I want to highlight the article Jefferson references from David Sackett, it is a phenomenal read:
And another piece of his "The Arrogance of Preventative Medicine" is fantastic.
It's surreal to me that "The Science" has turned on the founders of Evidence Based Medicine, which prior to 2020 was considered the greatest achievement of modern medicine as it was the practice to separate the wheat from the chaff.
I sense a pattern with masks as well as with the vaccines. As long as there is almost no (publicly) known evidence, then assert without absolute confidence that we are 100% certain about our conclusions. Once real evidence comes in, flip the script and begin cautioning about how we just don't know enough yet and need to be responsible before making judgments.
I must disagree. In some cases masks do indeed prevent illness.
In the photo above, one cannot see Anthony Fauci's face. This truly does prevent me, and millions of other people from feeling sick.
Imagine actually listening to any "authoritative source" ever again
> Like all pandemic authorities, Nuzzo had sensible ideas right up until the moment her ideas became important.
In a way we’ve been privileged to observe a speedrun of the kind of intellectual decadence and corruption that took place over the course of decades in fields like economics that gradually became populated by court intellectuals.
I lost all respect for Nuzzo long ago when she said the “public health risks of not protesting
to demand an end to systemic racism greatly exceed the harms of the virus.”
That’s when I realized it was never about the virus.
Masks were always a political thing - a very visible form of showing who was behaving and who wasn't. Masks also kept the fear stoked - masked people look strange and traditionally masks were a way of disguising your appearance.
I'm not 100% sure that people wouldn't just put the damn things back on if told to. I went to a private hospital in the UK recently and they were handing out masks at reception, along with hand sanitizer. Apart from me, everyone else dutifully took the mask and put it on. Nobody had brought their own mask, which was good, but everyone just did as they were told. The receptionist offered me a face visor instead of a mask! So much for hospitals being full of scientific and medical people - full of idiots.
The purpose of masks is and always was to keep up the illusion of a pandemic.
I hate this comparison but I feel like I ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and my eyes have been completely opened. I’m suspect of everything now. I have a very hard time believing or trusting any of these experts now.
I have said it before, so might as well repeat myself. Once a practice becomes an article of faith, the opportunity to disprove it, or dissuade its use via facts, logic, data, or discourse, is gone, likely forever. Of course, that is where we are on the absolute barking lunacy of masking. Sometimes it angers me. Most of the time though, I just shake my head in bemusement at folks wearing a mask, often outdoors. One quick personal story to show just "how deep the rabbit hole goes" on masking. I was out for a run yesterday. In the distance ahead of me, was a woman, walking along the sidewalk toward me. As she approached, she clutched her outer garments about her mouth and face, as if she were trying to shield herself from a bad smell. After we passed, I realized that she was fashioning a make-shift mask, in anticipation of being in the space of another human, a known disease vector! The bullshit has piled up so high as to barely be able to be seen over. #WeAreSoScrewed
I keep waiting for the whole damn thing (not just masks) to come crashing down & justice served. Are we ANYWHERE near? I keep hearing about acceleration on steroids of CBDC, digital passports, bugs, banning anything oil & gas, etc....
The mentally will never remove their face diapers. This makes me happy because I know who to avoid.
I wish I had something clever to say other than 'I told you so'. I'm sick of it though. Fresh snow is falling here tonight and tomorrow I'm going to go skiing. I need a break from all of this.
Thank you E for keeping plugging away and I hope my Widow's Mite of 5 euros per month is sustaining you deep in the Bavarian wilderness.
I continue to wonder: in the end, what is the point? Even the most ardent maskaholics admit that it is not 100% effective and they will catch the coof eventually. They don't even claim you somehow get less sick because you inhaled fewer virus particles, or something. Furthermore, you're supposed to be protected from severe illness by your nth booster dose. So why would you still continue to cover your face in perpetuity?
"Plainly, the conviction that mask mandates were necessary came first; The Science followed."
The pattern is all too familiar. It is the same in the field of "climate science." A shred of truth is embellished to serve a despotic imperative.
Yes, it seems some cracks are appearing. Yet, the WHO continues in the background with the proposed IHR amendents as though nothing has changed. In fact, their addition of climate-change concerns to their brief is more alarming than helpful, suggesting as it does an almost unfettered grab at expansion of power...! 🤔