Do executive orders for universal mask wearing in community settings make sense? Are they evidence-based measures for preventing transmission of SARS-CoV-2? I tackle these questions in this interview with Bretigne Shaffer on her podcast What Then Must We Do?
I explain what scientific studies really tell us — as opposed to what government officials and the mainstream media say science tells us — about the modes of transmission and the effectiveness (or lack thereof) of masks, and particularly the use of cloth masks, since the public has generally been told under executive orders not to use medical masks, which include N95 respirators and surgical masks.
In sum, I argue that the only recommendation that makes sense and is evidence-based is for every individual to behave in a socially responsible manner and exercise their own informed judgment about whether wearing a mask would be appropriate based on their own unique circumstances.
A related recent article of mine that comes up in the interview is “New York Times Laughably Lies That the Mask Debate Is ‘Settled’”. Click here to read the article.
I was previously on Bretigne’s podcast to discuss how draconian lockdown measures have done more harm than good, as well as how the extreme political responses represent an opportunity for the health freedom movement to get its message through to the public about the need to respect individual liberty and the right to informed consent. Click here to listen to that previous interview.