Justin Hart is the author of the book, Gone Viral: How Covid Drove the World Insane. He recently put out a Twitter string reporting on the basic uselessness of wearing masks to combat Covid. This comes as no surprise to those of us like me that know a thing or two about masks and their use (I have had a career’s worth of experience with various types of masks including N95 in industrial workplace settings). Despite the claims of various governmental and health care “leaders” from the very top to the very bottom, the evidence is clear: mask wearing does NOTHING when it comes to protecting against the virus.
Several of these studies are linked below- you can go and read them for yourself. As you can see by the dates, it’s not like they were conducted AFTER the Covid pandemic in some rush to satisfy a bunch of preconceived notions to confirm bias.
Cowling 2008: journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…
MacIntyre 2009: wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15…
Loeb 2009: jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…
Canini 2010: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21103330/
MacIntyre 2011: wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/15…
Aiello 2012: pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22295066/
The main Cochrane Review Report is available online for viewing as well. When wading through the scientific verbiage and backing materials to support its conclusions, even the layman can understand what is being said:
Medical/surgical masks compared to no masks
Cochrane Library- Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses
We included 12 trials (10 cluster-RCTs) comparing medical/surgical masks versus no masks to prevent the spread of viral respiratory illness (two trials with healthcare workers and 10 in the community). Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza-like illness (ILI)/COVID-19 like illness compared to not wearing masks (risk ratio (RR) 0.95, 95% confidence interval (CI) 0.84 to 1.09; 9 trials, 276,917 participants; moderate-certainty evidence. Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of laboratory-confirmed influenza/SARS-CoV-2 compared to not wearing masks (RR 1.01, 95% CI 0.72 to 1.42; 6 trials, 13,919 participants; moderate-certainty evidence).
Or, if you are more inclined for visuals and charts, they included this, which I marked for your attention:
Risk with NO mask: 40 per 1000.
Risk WITH mask: 40 per 1000.
What conclusion should anyone with a brain draw?
Stop being ridiculous. If you are STILL donning the face diaper, you are a fool.
Don’t be ridiculous. Don’t be a fool. Sadly, however, you live among us. Sheeple.