Our leaders know well that masks are useless. So all it will take is 20% of the population exerting a modest amount of social friction to end this bullshit.
Make people ASK for you to put on a mask. Politely ask them to explain why they are anti-science, politely make them waste their time gaining compliance. Then walk out and shop elsewhere if they insist (or go to Amazon!). If 1 in 5 customers walk in and do this, they will give up within a day, and turn a blind eye.
2022-01-31, by Scott Morefield. Emphasis added.
The face mask debate is unfortunately again rearing its ugly head in many parts of the country, and it’s becoming ever more clear that it will never entirely go away. Even as OMICRON confers some form of natural immunity to large segments of the population before it begins its fade into the sunset, the next sniffle-causing variant will inevitably come along and again compel paranoid hypochondriac leftists to cover their faces and hysterically demand you do so as well. Sadly, manufactured fear over Covid has truly broken so many people who will never, ever be the same.
Our side, the side of truth, data, and reality, can point to pre-Covid studies that showed masks to be non-effective against virus spread ‘till the cows come home. Theirs can point to non-randomized controlled ‘studies’ (you know, because having a control group in a ‘pandemic’ would be ‘unethical’) that use mannequins, models, or super-cherry-picked snippets of data from areas and time periods that they think bolster their narrative. But it seems that neither can land the deciding blow, both because of the lack of correctly administered randomized controlled studies in the Covid era and also because of the purportedly ‘common sense’ perception that that piece of cloth over everyone’s face is a ‘zero-cost’ intervention (it isn’t) that is totally worth it even if it helps a little (it doesn’t).
...Think about it. If face masks ‘worked’ to stop or even slightly curb the spread of Covid-19, they should be able to point to place after place showing when the intervention was employed and how case numbers were affected. In other words, they should be able to do what Ian Miller has done in reverse. They can’t, obviously, because masks, and especially mask mandates, don’t work. At all. Not even a little bit.
Those of you who have followed my columns over the past two years know my position well. There are few things more diabolically evil than forcibly covering the face of another human being, especially a child. If there is any justice in the world, years from now society will look back with utter horror on what we did with lockdowns, masks, vaccine coercion, and all the rest, including and especially instilling the kind of fear and paranoia that never matched the actual death rate from this virus. When it does, Ian Miller’s book @AMAZON – and his charts – will be seen as key deciding blows that helped obliterate the mask cult for good.
WIND: I concur.
Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, victims of COVID terrorism (the latest form of mental illness) are walking and cycling alone outdoors wearing N95/K95 masks. Perfect air quality, so it’s not about air quality.
An infallible marker of stupity is to double-down on things that do not work. Which many high-IQ people demonstrate (high SQ = Stupidity Quotient about their own mental processes).
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