To Mask or Not to Mask, Part 2

Many thanks to Hellequin GB for translating this article from the German-language service of RT:

Study on the effectiveness of masks remains unpublished

A large-scale study in Denmark to investigate the effectiveness of wearing masks in terms of COVID-19 containment was rejected and not published by several prestigious medical journals. The study’s authors indicated that the results were “uncomfortable” for the status quo. The journals The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine and The Journal of the American Medical Association all rejected the study.

6,000 Danes participated in the study, which began in late April. Half of them were asked to wear a mask at all times in public places. The other half were instructed not to cover their faces. After a month, the participants were tested both for corona infection and for antibodies to the virus.

The researchers who led the study remained silent about their findings, but provided a variety of indications that it was the outcome of the study, and not the methodology, that led to the rejection of the study. Christian Torp-Pedersen, a professor and the chief physician in the research department at North Zealand Hospital, told the Danish daily Berlingske:

We can’t begin to discuss what was unsatisfactory for them [the medical journals]. To do this, we would need to explain what the study reveals. And we don’t want to discuss that until the study is published.

Another member of the study administration emailed New York Times reporter Alex Berenson that the results would be published “as soon as a journal is brave enough to publish the study.”

In Denmark it is currently mandatory to wear a mask as soon as you leave the table, in public transport and in bars and restaurants.

There are rampant discussions around the world about the mask requirement and whether wearing a mask might curb the spread of the virus. Japanese researchers recently published a study that found that masks offered some degree of protection from COVID-19 particles in the air, but even wearing high quality, professional face coverings couldn’t eliminate the risk of infection.

Interestingly, particularly at the beginning of the “Corona crisis”, many health experts spoke out against a far-reaching mandate that the general public wear a mask, and described such measures as ineffective. For example, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House COVID-19 Task Force, insisted in an interview in March that there was no reason for apparently healthy people to “walk around in masks.”

At that time, his view reflected a broad consensus within medical institutions such as the World Health Organization (WHO) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Fauci, the WHO and the CDC later changed their attitude towards masks and now support a mask requirement. Even so, many argued that there was still insufficient data to justify masking requirements.

BBC Newsnight’s medical expert, Deborah Cohen, reported in July that the WHO committee that decided on the mask recommendation was led by political lobbying rather than fresh medical knowledge.

It seems that there is no connection whatsoever between the number of COVID-19 cases and a mask requirement to curb the spread of the virus. Countries such as the Czech Republic recorded an increase in the number of cases — with masks compulsory in public places.

At the same time, for example, in South Korea, where there is also a mask requirement, there is no significant increase in the number of corona infections.

Translator’s comment:

Isn’t it amazing that the CDC was allowed to publish their “findings”? It makes you wonder what this study uncovered.

4 thoughts on “To Mask or Not to Mask, Part 2

  1. ‘These and other studies show that viruses or other submicron particles are not filtered by mouth masks.’

    Dr John Hardie, BDS, MSc, PhD, FRCDC

    The renowned Canadian scientist D.G. Rancourt came to the same conclusion: (20J)
    ‘Masks and respirators don’t work. There are extensive randomized controlled trials (RCT), and meta-analysis reviews of RCT studies, all of which show that masks and respirators do not work to prevent respiratory influenza-like diseases, or respiratory illnesses.’

    D.G. Rancourt (20J)

  2. | Last update:28/10/2020 – 11:38
    New measures to come: Gyms are closing – We will eat with masks in the restaurant!
    The government is preparing a new package of “depression” measures that are much more likely to be more painful than what they want to cure.
    The measures it is considering are essentially a new “lockdown” and are as follows:

    1) Mask and on the table in focus, even in areas that are yellow, a place under the orange. As the infectious disease specialist Sotiris Tsiodras said in an extraordinary appearance in the briefing of the Ministry of Health, “if this is implemented, we will save 280,000 by February 1”.
    2) “Padlock” in gyms and indoor sports areas, where close contact is inevitable.
    3) Mandatory use of a mask even in areas that are in yellow.
    4) Restriction on unnecessary movements.

    Of course these measures will start as “a few days” and will end up covering the period of time, perhaps until Spring when the time will change again and the sun will have risen.

    That is, Greeks will have to suffer a relentless shock of depression, financial flattening and unhealthy living that can cause irreparable damage to their lives.

    Suffice it to say that even when one day we return to “normalcy” people themselves will take many times to regain their “individual identity” to do things again that they like without fear.

    In terms of focus, the “wise” should explain to us how they imagine this with the mask on the table.

    That is, in every bite that the citizen eats, will he put his mask back?

    We have said it many times about the financial loss. Those who have entertainment centers, restaurants, gyms, etc. will find it very difficult to survive …

    And all this why? Will the virus not be transmitted? Sotiris Tsiodras himself said: “It is impossible to control the spread of the virus worldwide, but we do not lose hope.”

    So? In the meantime, there are serious national issues in progress, Erdogan is not afraid of … coronaviruses.

    Every time Erdogan comes with a new threat the Covid victims multiply.
    We have a governement controlled by the Germans who are pro Turkish and tries to turn our attention to covid every time the Turks become more aggressive.Our gov knows that the majority of the Greeks wish to come to war with the Turks and teach them a lesson.
    This will happen sooner or later and it is a nightmare for the governement.

    It is not specified what is an unnecessary movement.

    If the measures cover the time until spring then they will forbid us to celebrate Easter which is the most important celebration because for us Easter is also a Christian and National event.

  3. Here, it seems to have become another piece of virtue signalling.

    The truly virtuous – morons – wear them while alone driving their own cars.

    I can sort-of see that people would believe that they help in general, though it doesn’t look like it. But while alone driving your own car? The only intelligent reason to do that would be to be able to claim that it wasn’t you on speed cameras!


    If you really need to ask
    Why I will not wear a mask,
    It’s because I’m one of those
    Who Marxists laws oppose,
    Which will have us all kowtow
    To the nation of the Lao,
    While our leaders lay supine
    With a space where was a spine,
    They lie down before the beast
    Subjugated by the East,
    Not a chance they’ll ever learn
    To ignore the Comintern.

    To me it is a puzzle
    Why humans wear a muzzle,
    We were told by Doctor WHO
    That masks don’t stop the flu,
    Which was some months ago
    Now we’re told it isn’t so,
    If you are suffering and in pain
    Lacking O2 to the brain,
    From re breathing Co2
    Then your mask you should eschew
    The New World Ordered Plan
    Is to muzzle every man.

    Patrick Healy

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