I’m willing to bet that you haven’t heard about The Danish Study on face masks and COVID-19. If you watch CNN, or really, any other mainstream news media outlet, that’s why. And the reason is not complicated. It’s because it goes against the narrative that masks work and that you’re a terrible human being if you don’t wear one.
According to the NY Times in a random act of journalism:
About 4,860 participants completed the study. The researchers had hoped that masks would cut the infection rate by half among wearers. Instead, 42 people in the mask group, or 1.8 percent, got infected, compared with 53 in the unmasked group, or 2.1 percent. The difference was not statistically significant.
“Our study gives an indication of how much you gain from wearing a mask,” said Dr. Henning Bundgaard, lead author of the study and a cardiologist at the University of Copenhagen. “Not a lot.”
Dr. Mette Kalager, a researcher at Telemark Hospital in Norway and the Harvard School of Public Health, was persuaded. The study showed that “although there might be a symbolic effect,” she wrote in an email, “the effect of wearing a mask does not substantially reduce risk” for wearers.
Remember that the feckless Dr. Anthony Fauci initially supported claims like this when the whole leftist cultural revolution started back in the Spring and told Americans they shouldn’t worry about wearing a mask. He said it didn’t help protect people from the coronavirus, and he was right. But that was before the Democrats got to him.
So, if masks were not needed then, how come we have a majority of states that are now mandating wearing them? If my home state of Pennsylvania we just had a transgender Secretary of Health order that Pennsylvanians must wear masks inside their own homes! What the hell is going on here?
One thing that should be mentioned is that the authors of the study in trying to get their work published in a sea of left-wing disinformation and censorship over COVID-19, were very clearly forced to repeatedly mention limitations and caveats about the study. There is also a discussion about confidence intervals about the results that you never see in published reports of research. What kind of science decides beforehand what the results must be and tries to suppress any research that challenges those preconceived results? Normally that was confined to the Climate Change government gravy train industry, but apparently now COVID-19 is yet another study of science that has to pass some wall of insanity in order to break through.
The good news is that word is finally starting to get out that pushing lockdowns, social distancing, and the mandatory wearing of masks is how the Left is trying to reshape our society.
Think about this. Have you spotted people outside in stores or other businesses open to the public where people are not wearing masks? Of course not. Americans have been wearing masks in public for six months. That’s just the reality now. So, if everyone is wearing a mask, and we are told by government-backed so-called “scientists,” then how come people are still getting the virus? Another thought would be if masks do work, then how come we are virtue-signaled ad nauseum if we don’t wear a mask around people who are wearing masks? This is ludicrous, and it’s all brought to you by the Democratic Party and their boot-licking sycophants in the media.
Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ), Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said this succinctly in a recent tweet:
A longtime pattern of the Left throughout history has been to create a crisis, and then use what they would call “Emergency Powers” to help eradicate the crisis, only the crisis never goes away, because there really was no crisis outside of the manufactured bullschtein they came up with in the first place. In this case, the Democratic Party used coronavirus to frighten the hell out of voters so that they would demand voting by mail, which is how they planned to steal the presidential election from President Donald Trump, something we are all witnessing today as recounts go on and an army of lawyers and other volunteers are discovering serious voter fraud, especially in the key battleground states. The mainstream media is in on it, because they are gaslighting you into thinking you should not believe your own lying eyes and ears when you watch video of Sidney Powell, Jenna Ellis, Lin Wood, or Rudy Giuliani report on the massive voter fraud they’ve uncovered.
Tyrants in state houses are now making you wear a mask inside your own home, and they have no laws to do it. In Pennsylvania, the Department of Health does NOT have the authority to create laws, even when they want to spread fear of a virus that has an over 99 percent survival rate.
Another study came out showing close to 2,000 US Marine Corps recruits were forced into a strict quarantine situation prior to beginning basic training identified several cases of asymptomatic COVID-19 transmission, pushing the need for the creation of safer methods for similar settings involving young adults, including schools, sports, and camps, amid the pandemic.
The quarantine rules were made up of wearing face coverings, physical distancing, regular hand-washing, and daily temperature and symptom monitoring. Two trainees were housed in each dorm room, and each recruit class was housed in a different building and dined and trained at different times eating from food that was prepared in a sanitary environment and covered in plastic until eaten, so there was no interaction among them. All areas were cleaned in between classes, and most training and/or exercise was performed outside. These recruits caught coronavirus more than recruits who were not under the same strict conditions.
Wearing masks seems to be a government-mandated virtue signal to create a top-down society where government controls every aspect of your life, from being forced into lockdowns and wearing masks, to not being able to go to church and your children not being able to go to school. This is not the America we all know and love, and this draconian version is brought to you 100 percent by leftists in and out of the Democratic Party.
Rich is syndicated opinion columnist for David Harris Jr. and owner of Maga-Chat.com. He writes about politics, culture, liberty and faith.
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