NEW ZELAND: COVID infections and deaths in New Zealand have soared above those in neighboring Australia, despite New Zealand maintaining strict mask mandates and Australia dropping them almost entirely.
Wow, it’s almost like masks don’t work. Surely not?
The data is explained in a Daily Mail article entitled ‘The astonishing data that may prove masks don’t work’.
Masks are mandatory everywhere in Singapore and Kiwis are forced to wear them in all public indoor spaces.
In comparison, Australia mostly abandoned mask mandates and they are only still compulsory on public transport and in care homes and healthcare centers.
However, both Singapore and New Zealand now have higher case numbers than Australia.
Per capita COVID death rates in New Zealand also overtook Australia in March, despite its strict mask mandates, and have remained higher ever since.
“In Singapore, death rates dropped below Australia in April after racing ahead between October and Christmas, but are now surging wildly and are set to overtake Australia once more,” reports the Daily Mail.
“Of course, this is only the latest example that shows masks do little or nothing to prevent the spread of airborne viruses, and may make things worse,” writes Will Jones.
“The astonishing data that may prove masks DON’T work”
Not very astonishing, but more acknowledgement is welcome.https://t.co/e15BPCDZ9H
— Laura Dodsworth (@BareReality) July 19, 2022
The UK government’s own investigation found that the evidence for the efficacy of face masks stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools is “not conclusive.”
We previously reported on the comments of UK government SAGE adviser Dr Colin Axon, who dismissed masks as “comfort blankets” that do virtually nothing, noting that the COVID-19 virus particle is up to 5,000 times smaller than the holes in the mask.
“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” Axon said.
A study in Denmark involving 6,000 participants also found that “there was no statistically significant difference between those who wore masks and those who did not when it came to being infected by Covid-19,” the Spectator reported.
Despite overwhelming data that masks are useless or may even exacerbate the problem, some countries are already preparing to re-introduce them.
As we highlighted on Monday, Germany is set to re-impose its mask mandate in September despite the summer COVID wave already “losing momentum,” indicating such rules are being made permanent.
by Paul Joseph Watson
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