Columns on Masketeria, Real Deaths, and the HCQ-Zinc Cure
Masks Courtesy Ben Swann’s broadcast and Vaccine Impact:
Scroll down in the link to the video, which refers mainly to a recent study (May 2020) performed for the CDC and WHO on the subject. The paper looks at 10 randomized control tests on general public wearing of facemasks—similar to Denis Rancourt’s study which summarized the results of 11 RCTs:
This writer is not aware of any RCTs that show the effectiveness of general public wearing of face masks. If anyone knows of such studies, please send them to the attention of my science editor at FreeManPubCo@protonmail.com. Thank you. Please go ahead and watch the Swann video, which is YouTube and (as of 1233 EST, 20200802) has not been yet spiked. For convenience of the reader I have transcribed the conclusions of the Swann-reported study as follows:
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings–and Environmental Measures
Jimgy Xiao et al, University of Hong Kong May 2020
Study was conducted in preparation for the development of guidelines by the World Health Organization on the use of nonpharmaceutical interventions for influenza pandemics in nonmedical settings. [10 randomized control tests.]
1) We did not find evidence that the surgical type face masks are effective in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza transmission, either when worn by infected persons (source control) or by persons in the general community to reduce their susceptibility. However, as with hand hygiene, face masks might be able to reduce the transmission of other infections and therefore have value in an influenza pandemic when healthcare resources are stretched.
2) Disposable medical masks (also known as surgical masks) are loose-fitting devices that were designed to be worn by medical personnel to protect accidental contamination of patient wounds, and to protect the wearer against splashes or sprays of bodily fluids. There is limited evidence for their effectiveness in preventing influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure. Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.
3) In lower income settings it is more likely that reusable cloth masks will be used rather than disposable medical masks because of cost and availability. There are still a few uncertainties in the practice of face mask use, such as who should wear the mask and how long it should be used for. In theory, transmission should be reduced the most if both infected members and other contacts wear masks, but compliance in uninfected close contacts could be a problem. Proper use of face masks is essential because improper use might increase the risk for transmission. Thus, education on the proper use and disposal of used face masks, including hand hygiene, is also needed. Continue reading