The CDC does not recommend healthy individuals to wear masks. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by washing your hands, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home if you are ill. For more information visit: https://t.co/S3J03iZWQO pic.twitter.com/Iaz8yM1evx
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) March 16, 2020
Remember the past?
If experts don’t agree with the globalist rulers, they get banned from social platforms.
Remember when they told you only evil neo-Nazis who made fun of fat women would get banned from things?
Remember when they told you the slippery slope was a fallacy?
The move from mass political censorship to mass informational censorship went virtually undetected, didn’t it?
Isn’t that amazing?
YouTube has deleted a video in which Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and a handful of medical experts questioned the effectiveness of having children wear masks to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The video, which was removed on Wednesday, was of a recent roundtable discussion DeSantis moderated on the global response to the pandemic. DeSantis was joined by Oxford epidemiologist Dr. Sunetra Gupta, Harvard professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff, and Dr. Scott Atlas and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya from Stanford University. The clip was posted by the American Institute for Economic Research, and a transcript of the discussion can be found on the group’s website by clicking here.
A YouTube rep confirmed to TheWrap on Thursday the video was removed due to multiple instances where the doctors said children didn’t need to wear masks. This position, a YouTube rep said, violated the Google-owned video site’s “COVID-19 medical misinformation” policies, which you can find here.
“YouTube has clear policies around COVID-19 medical misinformation to support the health and safety of our users,” a rep said in a statement. “We removed AIER’s video because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We allow videos that otherwise violate our policies to remain on the platform if they contain sufficient educational, documentary, scientific, or artistic context. Our policies apply to everyone, and focus on content regardless of the speaker or channel.”
The World Health Organization’s guidance on masks says children 5 and under don’t need to wear masks; children between the ages of 6 and 11, the WHO said, should wear masks when they’re in areas of “widespread transmission,” and kids 12 and up “should wear a mask under the same conditions as adults,” like when they’re within 1 meter of the person they’re talking to and indoors.
Are we going to pretend this tweet didn’t happen?
These people are retconning in real time, right in front of everyone.
If there would have been “censorship of anyone who disagrees with the WHO” happening in March of last year, anyone who was saying wearing a mask was a good idea would have been banned from YouTube.
This is yet another reason why censorship simply does not make any sense.
The scientists who appeared at the event were all signatories of the Great Barrington Declaration, which is a proposed system to deal with the alleged coronavirus (which by all accounts, is actually just the flu) without lockdowns.
Here’s the full video, which for now is available on BitChute [Editor’s Note: And Pomidor really should have checked BitChute for this video, because it was obviously going to be on there, instead of me having to do it myself].
It’s a long public hearing event. Apparently, all of the highlights reels (which is what you would want to see with this sort of hearing) have also been banned from YouTube.
But we’ve got a transcript highlights reel.
Here’s a few of the things that the experts said during the event:
Dr. Martin Kulldorff:
There’s absolutely no public health reasons to prevent children for go to school in person. It’s not dangerous for children to be in school and it’s not dangerous for teachers either. The only exception is that if you’re a teacher and you’re above 60, maybe you should be allowed to do online teaching until you have the vaccine. But other than that, there’s no reason to do that. We knew that already in the summer, because of what happened in Sweden during the spring during the height of the pandemic, the schools were open.
Dr. Martin Kulldorff:
Children should not wear face masks. No. They don’t need it for their own protection and they don’t need it for protecting other people either.
No. I mean, the empirical evidence from looking at places that used mask mandates, whether it’s, Miami Dade had a mass mandate, LA County, many different States all over Europe, there was no evidence that a mask mandate was effective in stopping the cases from spreading. Moreover, there’s a large study from Denmark that showed that there’s a small, if any benefit on mask wearing. And that was really never shown for previous infections. For instance, the CDC published a study, reviewing all the data on influenza virus, which is a virus that has similar size to this virus in May, 2020, the CDC has that posted where all the data on mass showed that it does not stop the spread of a viral infection. So there’s no evidence that a mask mandate has worked.
And in fact, there is evidence as Jay cited that the people in the United States at a very high frequency have been wearing masks for months, and the cases exploded. Whether it’s in certain States like Hawaii, Minnesota, you could look at all the data. So this is sort of become folklore, one of the many obsessions and it’s been harmful, not just from the increased risk to elderly people. Those statements that were made that a mask is better than a vaccine was extraordinarily inappropriate and reckless, and it endangered people. And I think that the masks in schools, there’s no scientific rationale or logic to have children wear masks in schools.
So I think at first there are a lot of people who are asymptomatic, that have evidence of the virus in them, that’s a large fraction of cases. Although people think about the disease as mainly just this deadly viral pneumonia that results in hospitalization and death. In fact, the vast majority of cases are relatively mild, asymptomatic, or with mild symptoms. On the question of whether asymptomatic spread disease, that the best evidence that I know comes from a survey, a meta analysis, a study of studies that looks at the disease spread within the household. And in this study, it was published in the Journal of the [inaudible 00:53:13] Medical Association, and in fact I think it was done by some Florida researchers. They found that if you had a person who was asymptomatic and how the disease, they spread it to someone in living in their own home with no masks, no distancing, no nothing, seven out of a thousand times. On the other hand, if you had a symptomatic person with the disease, they spread it to someone in their own home 200 out of a thousand times, vast, multiple. Asymptomatic spread is possible, but it’s much, much, much, much less likely than symptomatic spread.
Why can’t YouTube argue with these experts and explain why their reasoning and the studies they use to back it up are not good enough?
If democracy is real, and everyone is capable of self-actualization, then why can’t the people be allowed to decide for themselves what they think about masks?
The government is forcing people to wear masks either way, so why does it matter what they think about them?