EDITOR’S NOTE (Nick Stamatakis): Since the beginning of the pandemic Helleniscope advocated following reason and science, true science not the watered-down, politically-motivated “science” of Dr. Fauci… But the true science of leading experts like John P.A. Ioannidis, our fellow Greek epidemiologist at Stamford University who happens to be the most quoted scientist on the planet. What did Ioannidis say about masks? He said that it is very dubious if they help – there is no science behind it… “But if it makes you feel better wear it”… He said many other things, topped by “lockdowns do not work and they should end”, but nobody listened. Now as we enter the final phase of the pandemic he is proven right by the facts: those states like Florida, whose governors followed common sense and kept their economies open were proven the real winners – even though they had to deal with an aging population…
Almost a year after Dr.Fauci had said the same (“masks don’t do anything, no reason to wear them”, he said last February and March) we have now reached a point where the dictators of fake science, led by Dr. Fauci, call for two masks… And some are calling for three… Laughter is the best medicine for crazy ideas, as we all know… Sure enough, Pete Buttigieg, the new transportation secretary, and his “husband” (or wife?), felt the need to oblige at the inauguration…
For those of you who insist to make a reasonable determination for yourself here is the fact: On the left, the red dot is the size of a China virus droplet. On the right, the black dot is roughly the diameter of a human hair.
How many of you still think that the cotton masks we all wear in public will stop the virus droplet? Yes, three masks may do a better job – but in the meantime, they will cause serious breathing problems. A motorcycle helmet may be better but doesn’t it have little holes to let air through? The best protection is social distancing and avoiding crowds – along with everything else we do every flu season. This means USING COMMON SENSE first!…
Now please ask yourself why this diagram is not posted on every government information website regarding the virus… How about the fake news media? How many of them published it?
Helleniscope published it once before. Those of you who saw it anywhere else please email me…
‘Public health experts’ now call for three masks to stop the spread
By Jordan Schactel (frontier.substack.com)
If two masks are better than one, are three masks better than two?
The answer coming in from the “public health expert” class is a resounding yes.
This week, CNBC anchor Shep Smith opened up a new frontier on the cloth front.
In a “special report” for CNBC, Smith launched into a monologue praising “experts” like lifetime bureaucrat Anthony Fauci and his new guidance to wear two masks instead of one. Shep claimed that double masking is important because we have new variants coming into the country and claimed, without evidence, that they are more contagious, and that masks can block them.
Fauci, for his part, has only been wearing one mask or no mask over the course of the past year. Fauci has moved from dismissing the efficacy of masks entirely to swearing by them in the span of months. He now advocates wearing two masks in the name of The Science™.
“Put another layer on. It just makes common sense,” Fauci said earlier this week in advancing his baseless commentary that is grounded in nothing whatsoever.
In his CNBC segment, however, Shep Smith took the mask advocacy to even greater heights, appearing to one-up Fauci himself in promoting the “science” of wearing three masks. Not one, not two, but three masks to stop COVID-19.
“Since the start of the pandemic, experts have urged us to do three things: wash our hands, maintain our distance, and wear a mask.” Smith started. “But now the experts say … it’s time to double up and wear two.”
Shep continued, suggesting that stopping at two masks is for amateurs.
Smith then turned to his correspondent, who claimed that based on some random academic model out of Virginia Tech, double masking boosts your protection level to 75%(!). No, there are no studies to confirm this.
“Doubling up these cloth masks increases the efficacy from 50 to 75%,” said correspondent Contesse Brewer.
But wait, there’s more.
CNBC then displayed a graphic advertising going even further, claiming that wearing three masks boost you up to 90% protection levels! “Three layers … could block up to 90% of the particles,” Brewer commented.
All of these disposable masks may seems kind of expensive, but don’t worry, CNBC suggested a solution for stocking up – Buy them from China!
“The chinese version, KN95 masks are widely available …. I bought these on Amazon. I wore them through the airport,” Brewer added.
Of course, this whole segment was patently insane and baseless. America has already adopted a far higher threshold than universal masking standards, and universal masking has done absolutely nothing to stop the spread of the virus.
Still, CNBC is not alone. Several “public health experts” and public health institutions have taken to advocating for three layers, or three masks, since around the end of Fall.
And now the top public health doctor in Canada says not just any mask will do. Better be three layers and include a filter. Why? “The science of masks has really accelerated…” No points for guessing what she means.
It’s worth recalling that there is no actual scientific evidence that masks work to stop the spread of a submicroscopic infectious particle, which in this case, is the virus known as SARS-CoV-2.. There are a lot of hypotheses about how masks could work, but there is no data to confirm these academic models. In fact, the limited randomized controlled trial data (see: Danish mask study) that we have available shows that masks do not do anything at all to minimize the spread of COVID-19.