What remains of Team Mask is a bunch of deeply irrational people, and there is no reasoning with them.
I'm still shaking with rage that so many selfish people refused to tie an onion to their belt during the worst of the pandemic. Show me one study that says it doesn't prevent disease, Nazis!
This is simply evidence of why reading the NYT for information is a waste of time. Now, if you want to read it to understand how people in Brooklyn think then you should go for it. I would recommend staying far away from Brooklyn unless you want some good pizza. You could also read it for comedy. For the midwits, surgeons and nurses wear masks in the operating room so that they do not breathe, cough or sneeze into the open wound on your body.
I still can't get past this one thing.
That if you believe that masks work. Why are you so obsessed about me not wearing one. Why, for the first time in YOUR life are you all of a sudden concerned about me inhaling a virus. And if you are so concerned about public health, where are you on vaping, smoking, drinking, and dozens of other public health issues that cause tens of thousands of deaths every year. You're not protesting in front of any bars are you. The fact is we all know they couldn't care less about my health. They're just upset that I'm not in the fraternal order of maskers. Many of us know where this group think ultimately takes a society. Which is why I am against all "hate" crime laws and "domestic terrorist" laws....because we all know, that one day, we will be considered terrorists for not "going along" with the group think policy of the day.
The reason we have an idiocracy is due to the reality that formal education for the past 40 years or so has produced a mass of idiots. Thankfully, the biggest idiots appear to be intent on self-immolation with endless rounds of experimental death jabs. Here in the Southern US, we just ignore the idiots, while welcoming all of the intelligent folks abandoning the parasitic hellholes like NYC.
As Yuri said, you cannot reason with a demoralized person. COVID mandates and BLM/Antifa riots destroyed NYC: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/escapefromnewyork
The Branch Covidians will never believe that their precious masks are useless.
Someone should write the NYT's asking them if CHILDREN should be told the truth and if masking them for TWO FUCKING YEARS was a hideous mistake made by cowardly adults.
Ask them if they're proud of promoting child abuse.
I would, but I canceled my NYT subscription 3 years ago.
Of course if the review had found a modest effect but with the same qualifiers and caveats, all the qualifiers/caveats would be dutifully ignored.
It's really just ugly asocial people at this point. I kind of appreciate them hiding their faces, tbh.
I may just steal “the Faucian faithful”! Makes a nice alliterative counterpart to the Covidian cult.
Very clever of you to delve into the comments, which are headsmackingly obtuse, just as I would expect from Stockholm syndrome captives clinging to their captors’ catechisms.
Regarding the NYT story itself, I’ll cheat and share a comment I posted elsewhere as I’m well past my bedtime and too bleary-eyed to compose something original:
They got caught with their hand in the cookie jar and are now pretending they’re just putting a stolen cookie back.
I notice they’re still perpetuating the use of name-calling (“conspiracy theorists” and “quack-cure peddlers”) and will pull those tricks out of their bag to lob at anyone who questions the next narrative.
The only way to defend against this tactic is to let the bullets pass through you. That’s when you realize they were just imaginary, and they’ll never work to silence you again:
• “Letter to a Mainstream Straddler: Live Not by Half-Lies” (https://margaretannaalice.substack.com/p/letter-to-a-mainstream-straddler)
My hypothesis is simply that masking made them feel good. They were “doing something!” It felt so wonderful to be part of fighting the plague. They could look around and see everyone else doing it. Therefore there was no possibility they could be wrong. Everyone agreed! It warmed their hearts. We’re all in this together! We’re all good people doing the right thing! Powerfully intoxicating and therefore addictive. Those who masked out of genuine fear really really wanted to belief the magic talisman would ward off the evil illness.
My brain is forever re-wired. I read it and my first, and perhaps only, reaction is why now? What is the message behind the message? Are they preparing us for a regime change and pandering/patronizing us to ease us into it? Are they done with pandemics for now and are shifting to chemical warfare (i.e. a different kind of chemical warfare)?
If the NYT is publishing this, gratuitously I might add, something else is afoot.
What the Cochrane says is that we have no evidence masks work in the real world. Elsewhere, they might be effective. Even if masks did work, a recommendation to use them would not follow until we could assess the benefit of masks vs. the harm from masks.
To the NYT commenters, the effectiveness of masks is so obvious as to be beyond evaluation.
Big flaw in your article eugy. Please show us one Team Reality comment so we can imagine the outrage amongst the NYT readers. Just for fun.
Surgeons and nurses wear masks in operating rooms because the masks were designed to stop BACTERIA. Bacteria are huuuge compared to viruses. And in an operating room, with someone’s body lying there open, what does the patient need protection from. Bacteria. That surgeon who said “I think they work really great” when he was talking about masks stopping corona doesn’t even know what they actually do.
Masks works great if you'r a shareholder in the companies making and distributing them.
They'll be masking in their pods as well. By that point they won't even need to take the mask off because they'll have an IV hooked up to their arm full of 'ze bugz' in liquid form. Then admonish anyone that doesn't want to live like them.
Sounds wild, but with VR and transhumanism coming full steam ahead, in 30 years this could be closer to reality than we think...