Mandating face masks was never about the science. It was never about protecting yourself or others from a virus and U.S. health officials knew from the start masks did no such thing. The point of wearing a face mask was to test the bounds of compliance, cause alarm and scare others into social distancing.
In a video that resurfaced on Twitter from the National Academy of Medicine in 2018, Laurie Garrett, an American science journalist, Pulitzer Prize recipient and former Senior Fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations revealed the real reason behind forced masking.
“There’s only a couple of countries that have ever really done large-scale studies to try and figure out what might work. Japan, it may not surprise you, is one of them. In one of their large studies they basically showed that the masks, it seemed like the major efficacy of a mask is that it causes alarm in the other person and so you stay away from each other.
“And that’s what I think happened with SARS. When I was in the SARS epidemic I saw everywhere all over Asia people started wearing these masks, and it is alarming, when you walk down the street and everyone coming toward you has a mask on, you definitely do social distancing, you definitely — it’s just a gut thing. But did the mask really help them? Did the mask keep the virus out? Almost certainly not. If the virus was around their face, the mask would not have made a difference.”
Ironically, Garrett has been a leading voice promoting tyrannical COVID mandates, including mask mandates for the last two years.
UK data show masks are useless at preventing COVID
According to data released last month from the UK, between March 13 and March 26, there was virtually no difference in the likelihood of testing positive for COVID based on whether one chose to wear a mask.
Below is a summary of the data compiled by the Office of National Statistics showing masks are useless:
Of 28,942 adults surveyed who “always” wore a mask, 7%, or 2,020 tested positive for COVID. Of the 66,545 people who indicated masks were “not needed,” 5.95% or 3,962 tested positive.
The “sometimes” group resulted in a 7.3% positive testing rate and the “never” group had an identical 7.3%.
Among children, 164 of the 2,643 (6.2%) in the “always” wore masks group tested positive for COVID while only 125 (5.1%) of 2,446 kids in the “sometimes” group tested positive.
The findings showed those who “always” wore masks — whether children or adults were just as likely to have a positive COVID test when compared to those who ever work masks.