The Case Against Masks: Ten Reasons Why Mask Use Should be Limited Paperback – July 14, 2020
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- Item Weight : 7 ounces
- Paperback : 96 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1510764291
- ISBN-13 : 978-1510764293
- Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.24 x 9 inches
- Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing (July 14, 2020)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,084 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There is one topic I wish the book had addressed: what is the goal for our masking, social distancing, and lockdown policies?
If the goal is to minimize deaths, then we need to develop herd immunity so that the virus is no longer circulating, and no longer a danger for high-risk individuals (e.g. older and chronically sick people).
How do we get to herd immunity? We need enough people to get sick and develop immunity to coronavirus. Scientific studies suggest that 15% to 20% of the population is enough; Sweden has herd immunity with about 17% having caught it. The Diamond Princess cruise ship saw comparable numbers.
The sooner we get to herd immunity, the better. Sweden took 4-5 months without lockdowns, masking, or social distancing. In the US, we are seeing high rates of infections as lockdowns are lifted, and we are going to take longer overall but are on track to have herd immunity over the coming months.
So the question is, do masks help or hurt the time it takes to get to herd immunity? If they work, then they will increase the time to develop herd immunity, and that might well kill more at-risk people than getting to herd immunity sooner.
In other words, even if masks actually worked, we shouldn’t use them — just as we should stop all lockdowns, social distancing, and any policies that slow the development of herd immunity. We should continue to have programs that help at-risk people, such as a senior/at-risk shopping hour at the start of each day.
I have seen people alone in a car, sitting or walking by themselves outside, wearing a mask. Totally unnecessary and actually harmful.
Dr. Judy Mikovits presents a thoughtful and convincing case against overusing masks. She uses data from mainstream science and even the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to the World Health Organization.
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Other than the book cover, the approach to the subject is kept low key, factual and does not yet analyse the motives behind this type of research, nor the politics behind mask wearing, although readers may form their own conclusions - for example, that masking could be a test of compliance or a symbolic gesture to reduce personal communication both between individuals as well as those who imposing these restrictions on the public. Astute readers will also spot the cognitive dissonance in the mandates behind lockdowns, indoor living and care homes which the authors remind the reader increase the likelihood of infection. If the official aim is to halt the spread of infection, why impose conditions that increase the risk? Those reviewers who sought deeper explanations of the conspiracy behind the current situation could consult the 2019 edition of Vandana Shiva’s ‘Oneness vs the 1%’ - kindle version available on Amazon.