I'm on Parler and MeWe.
OK. I'll try to translate. Part of all specialty residencies is something called "Journal Club" and that is where we learn to interpret clinical research articles - including the statistics parts of the articles. Some articles' findings are straightforward - others, like this one, require a lot of reading between the lines. The statistically significant findings were that use of masks and social distancing has NO effect on transmission. You are correct that the language "lockdowns have no effect" is not found. The COMBINED FINDINGS use of masks and social distancing was extrapolated to lockdowns. NEITHER clinical parameter on its own could be extrapolated - it took the combined effect of both to be clinically statistically significant when extrapolated.I used the search feature on their site.
That's probably it, but it doesn't seem to come to the conclusion presented.
The Icahn School only had a supporting role in data analysis. Granted that's not really material. Reading the study it just seems to be about seeing how the virus spreads under the conditions Marine Corps recruits encounter. Not about whether or not lockdowns are effective.
"Our study showed that in a group of predominantly young male military recruits, approximately 2% became positive for SARS-CoV-2, as determined by qPCR assay, during a 2-week, strictly enforced quarantine. Multiple, independent virus strain transmission clusters were identified. Shared rooms and shared platoon membership were risk factors for transmission. ...."
Skip on down to results. I can't get "Lockdowns have no effect" out of anything.
So masks don't help, but covering your mouth when you cough does?Lockdowns do not help, neither do masks.
Everything you need to know about Covid-19 you learned in Kindergarten.
Wash you hands, cover your mouth when you cough,
Masks do not work because the virus is .1 microns in size and even a N95 mask only stops 95% of particles down to .3 microns in size. Viruses are expelled from their host individually and in clusters as well as being entangled in mucous. As asymptomatic people are not full of snot and mucous, if they are actually infectious, and there have been no peer reviewed studies to indicate that they are but it is assumed, then they will be dry shedding and the virus will be sailing right through cloth masks as well as 5% getting through the N95. Most people do not have access to real N95 masks at this time.So masks don't help, but covering your mouth when you cough does?
I have to ask; where, exactly, are you wearing your mask?
Yup, that suicide as well as coughing,sneezing, diarrhea, flatulence, crying, not coughing, not sneezing, headaches, muscle aches, and ingrown toenails are all symptoms!We need to unmask this mask dilemma.
Should I wear one?
Should I not wear one?
Should I hide in fear in my own home?
Should my house wear a mask?
I'll guarantee you one thing, there will be more suicides and family violence this
holiday season than they can count. Politicians are effectively driving the average citizen crazy
with their tyrannical arbitrary control freak data driven edicts. Data driven by the news
media, politicians and the next doctor that wants face time on tv.
But that's OK. All suicides will be tested for covid. And you know what that means.
Well, unless "covering your mouth when you cough" means you keep plastic wrap on hand, your logic would say that covering your mouth when you cough is utterly useless. Neither my hand nor my elbow give a <0.1 micron seal over my mouth and nose.Masks do not work because the virus is .1 microns in size and even a N95 mask only stops 95% of particles down to .3 microns in size. Viruses are expelled from their host individually and in clusters as well as being entangled in mucous.
Chairwoman Harris could not order it, only suggest and/or recommend it, with the exception of federal buildings and/or employees.There are consequences to losing an election and over the next four years we will see just how dire those consequences will be. If Komrade Madam President Harris says lockdown, then facts be damned lockdown it will be.
I tell you what, I've got some asbesto's I need help removing from my home. Would you be willing to put on your cloth mask and come on over and give me a hand?Well, unless "covering your mouth when you cough" means you keep plastic wrap on hand, your logic would say that covering your mouth when you cough is utterly useless. Neither my hand nor my elbow give a <0.1 micron seal over my mouth and nose.
And while I'm sure some viruses are expelled individually, I'd bet that far, far more are expelled in clusters and in mucous. So the pore size argument doesn't convince me at all. To me, and I understand the import of those two words, your two statements clearly contradict themselves.
They also contradict the opinions of the public health officials I know, some of which have deep-seated reasons to disagree with the officials if they saw fit.
Better argument would be to say, "Would you be willing to stand in an enclosed room with cyanide gas released into said room wearing only a surgical mask?" The cyanide particles are way larger than said virus. Nobody in their right mind would take you up on said offer.I tell you what, I've got some asbesto's I need help removing from my home.
The problem with that shown in other nations is that it doesn't actually do anything but delay another peak. It is a virus, it isn't going away and as soon ad the lockdowns are over the number of cases surges. It has been show everywhere, Italy, Spain, Germany, and various American states such as NJ, and PA.Actually they do. Lockdowns do reduce cases.
Our COVID-19 cases are increasing. The Philippines with a less sophisticated healthcare system applied strict lockdowns in their nation. Their case numbers have plateaued. This is a lesson for the USA and all of the states.
MANILA, Philippines — The spread of the coronavirus disease in the City of Manila has reached a “plateau,” Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso said on Friday. Data from the Departmentnewsinfo.inquirer.net
Total COVID-19 cases in the Philippines reached 420,614 on Monday after the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 1,799 additional confirmed infections.news.abs-cbn.com
I have allergies, and I've been wearing a mask for months, so I've been doing your experiment on a regular basis. You'd lose your bet.Try this, next time you need to sneeze, put your hand in front of your mouth, not touching, and sneeze. Bet you get a wet hand. If there was any virus present, it has sailed right on through!