And there it is. Again.
After the CDC took nearly two years to tell America and presumably the world that cloth masks were virtually worthless for mitigating the spread of COVID-19 and that N95 masks provide “the highest” level of protection, a new peer-reviewed, international randomized controlled trial (RCT) has found no statistically significant real-world evidence that masks stop aerosolized transmission of the virus.
In my not-so-humble opinion — an opinion many of us have shared for nearly two years — masks are largely virtue-signaling symbols worn by liberals, or others frightened into believing that masks are effective in preventing one from contracting the virus. Incidentally, if they did? Why did liberals’ hair catch on fire if they were wearing a mask and you weren’t? Rhetorical question, of course.
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Published in the Annals of Internal Medicine (AIM) this week and led by researchers at Canada’s McMaster University, the study found no statistically significant difference in protection between the two kinds of masks in healthcare facilities in Canada, Israel, Pakistan and Egypt.
Funders included the Canadian government and World Health Organization, which unlike the U.S. opposes masking young children and also found “no evidence” face coverings made a difference against influenza in a 2019 study.
Previous RCTs in the COVID era have found mediocre protection from face coverings at best. A Danish study of 6,000 that had trouble getting published — and eventually landed in AIM — found no statistically significant difference between surgical and no-mask wearers.
A much larger study led by Yale University found that “Based on the 95 percent confidence intervals, we do not even know if surgical mask efficacy is more than 0 percent.”
As I mockingly suggested in the headline, Joe “Winter of Severe Illness and Death” Biden and Anthony Fauci, hilariously dubbed “the quadruple-vaxed, double-masked oracle of nonsense,” by my colleague Jim Thompson, were no doubt hardest hit by the news.
Speaking of Fauci, as noted by JTN, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt recently claimed that the retiring National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director, “whose flip-flops on masking led to mass public confusion early in the pandemic, couldn’t name any studies showing mask effectiveness in his recent deposition in state-led litigation against alleged federal censorship.”
Another tidbit from Fauci depo: In Feb ’20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed–Lives ruined
COVID tyranny is born
As the walls continue to close in on Fauci, with new studies emerging and the GOP set to regain control of the House in January, the good doctor seems to have quickly developed a serious case of amnesia, as my colleague Susie Moore reported on November 27 in reference to the Missouri (and Louisiana) deposition.
Although he’ll soon be retiring from his role as NAIAD Director and chief medical adviser to President Biden, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is still working overtime to spin the COVID-19 narrative. While he apparently feigned ignorance (or lack of recall) during his recent deposition in the lawsuit brought by the States of Louisiana and Missouri.
Louisiana Attorney General tweeted:
Wow! It was amazing to spend 7 hours with Dr. Fauci. The man who single-handedly wrecked the U.S. economy based upon “the science.” Only to discover that he can’t recall practically anything dealing with his Covid response!
Yup, totally amazing.
The Bottom Line
While in college, I was once walking down a hall in the Science building and came upon a glass aquarium in the wall, in which a white lab rat was nosing around, while a large snake lay motionless. All of a sudden, the rat had an “aw, s**t moment and stopped dead in its tracks. The snake hadn’t moved a muscle. A split second later, the snake, at lightning speed, raced across the aquarium and grabbed the poor rat. The jig was up.
Anthony Fauci is beginning to realize he’s that lab rat.