i’d say it took roughly half a brain to realize surgical masks were never going to do too much. they’re open either side of the nose and WIDE open on both sides of the face.A recent Cochrane Review – considered the gold standard of evidence-based medicine – assessed 78 high-quality scientific studies, and found “wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference” when comparing masking with non-masking to prevent Covid-19.
These findings support Ashley Bloomfield initial recommendation and opinion.
So we don’t get ANY herald article saying mask wearing was ineffective given this new study? Instead we get a herald article saying the study “has been torn to shreds in a scathing take-down” by… someone on Twitter who is not a scientist, but a noted author….
Honestly, for the Herald to write 10x the amount discrediting, in their own words ‘the gold standard assessment’ with a nobodies hack job shows how low the media has dropped.
The big news is - Ashley Bloomfield was right that masks didn’t work - not that a lay person would get that from the herald.
Covid mask study torn to shredsThe claim face masks were all but useless has been torn to shreds in a scathing take-down.www.nzherald.co.nz
don’t even get me started on re using and having your nose hanging out.
hate the government and WEF and UN and whatever else all those pLaNdEmIc folk hated, they failed to realize (or were just too much of a selfish cu** to care) that if a company asks that you behave a certain way in their store/office/practice then that is what is expected of you.
you can be asked to leave a bar for not following the rules they ask of their patrons so why should you be able to act like a fuckwit in a supermarket that’s asking you to wear a mask and social distance and refuse without being turfed?
i can’t wear a motorcycle helmet in a bank and i can’t walk in your front door and piss on the carpet.
do i carry on about jacinda ardern and the NWO because if it?
no. i respect the rules set by the business, because guess why? it’s not that fucking hard and it has zero downside for myself or anyone else.