Government Operating In A Science Vacuum

Dennis Rancourt is a PhD physicist, civil libertarian, and climate skeptic.  He has interviewed me about climate for the Ontario Civil Liberties Association. Dr. Rancourt has an excellent paper out explaining why masks don’t work, and how governments are operating a science vacuum.

The present paper about masks illustrates the degree to which governments, the mainstream media, and institutional propagandists can decide to operate in a science vacuum, or select only incomplete science that serves their interests. Such recklessness is also certainly the case with the current global lockdown of over 1 billion people, an unprecedented experiment in medical and political history.

(PDF) Masks Don’t Work: A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy

Dr. Fauci also explained why people should not be wearing masks.

Yet in Boulder County, Colorado, you can get a year in jail for not wearing a mask. Just one more heinous abuse of science and human rights by Democrats.

Face Masks Required In Public Starting Saturday, May 9th. Possible $5000 Fine & Up To One Year In Jail Penalty | Longmont Observer

I refuse to wear a mask, and make a point of smiling at everyone I see. I fled Boulder County to escape this nonsense, and now live in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

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34 Responses to Government Operating In A Science Vacuum

  1. Anon says:

    We have a big problem here !!!

    Dr. Fauci on criticism of modeling

    Now, if you made those same claims about CMIP5: “Sayonara, you climate denying, science denying eco-criminal !!!”

  2. sdr says:

    I suppose this means you would not mind if an infected person coughed and sneezed all over you repeatedly, all day.

    There is another study that shows masks work. It is called Japan.

  3. richard says:

    I wouldn’t wear a mask as, under 60, I have no chance of getting the virus and wearing one probably harms the respiratory system.

    Regarding masks and micron size –

  4. rah says:

    I have to wear a mask for my job at times. Some places won’t let this trucker on their grounds until after I answer the questions about illness, fever, and travel. Then they take my temperature. Twice this week that happened. First at a Toyota facility at Georgetown near Lexington, KY where a girl in a little booth BEFORE the gate house at Gate 3 asked me those questions, took my temp, and then gave me a mask before allowing me to proceed to the gate house. Then it happened again yesterday at a Hitachi facility in Harrodsburg, KY. I also have to wear a mask if I want to go buy stuff I need in either of the big home improvement stores in town (Menards, Lowes). But maybe that will be ending soon since we went into “phase III” here in Indiana Friday.

    • IndianaCK says:

      Hello Rah,

      Wanted to share my experience.
      I’m located in IN but also very close to KY & OH. I have not been required or asked to wear a mask at any big home improvement stores. Although, I have heard from a friend closer to Indianapolis that Menards was requiring them. I have been into a Lowe’s in IN & a Home Depot in OH and neither of them require a mask. Odd how the rules vary…

    • Gamecock says:

      My hair cutter’s salon opened back up. I have an appt next week. They emailed me a form to print, answer questions, and sign.

      For a haircut. Don’t think I’m going to do it.

      Last question was LOL funny. “Have you been out of the country in the last 28 days?”

      What country has the highest rate of Covid cases? THIS ONE.

      ANY other country would be SAFER.

      • Vegieman says:

        Hard to believe this is where we are going in such a short period of time. I have been cutting my children’s hair for the last 20 years. Though I don’t have a lot of hair left, so far they have all learned by cutting mine and their younger brothers’ hair. I have two younger boys yet to learn. If you lived in Wisconsin I’d offer to cut your hair just to being amongst someone with some sanity.

  5. spren says:

    This is an incredible study. I’m not sure how this can easily be portrayed to the public at large, but it is so important that some manner to do so is found. The mask-wearing orthodoxy is becoming very prevalent and in many cases required. In my state of CT wearing a mask is required when going out into public and “social distancing” is restricted. But a health exclusion is included whereby you don’t have to wear the mask and you don’t have to disclose your health reason for doing so.

    But the over-arching takeaway from this article is that wearing a mask may actually be more harmful to people than not wearing one.

  6. Billyjack says:

    All government scientists only find scientific evidence for support of the required political conclusion of the rulers. Much like the educated clergy of the monarchies who provided the scientific credence for the kings right to rule by divine providence. In this fashion they get to share in the plunder of the peasants and the rulers get them to voluntarily give up the freedom and property without the messy use of the sword. The covid scam and Fauci are an excellent example.

  7. D. Boss says:

    Here is an excellent article with the same message that masks are both not working, and can be detrimental: (same article both links, in case the thought police removes one for non compliance to the accepted narrative)

    Not only do they not prevent the spread of this virus, they compound the viral load issue for the wearer.

    And most importantly they cause CO2 overload (remember we breathe out 40,000 ppm of CO2) and hypoxia (reduced oxygen intake)…

    Idiots are running the asylum!

  8. Petit_Barde says:

    It’s worse than we thought !

    White House health advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said that extended stay-at-home orders could end up causing ‘irreparable damage’ in certain parts of the country if they do not open soon :

    So, wearing masks is useless and lockdown is causing irreparable damages, including with respect to health … and what are most of the politicians in charge doing ?

  9. Kurt in Switzerland says:

    I was always of the impression that health workers wore masks in order to protect their patients, not the other way around.

    Did that reasoning change, or am I missing something?

    • John says:

      You’re correct. A surgeon wears a mask to prevent the sterile field from being contaminated by the surgical team. A patient with active TB wears a mask to stop them infecting the environment.

    • sdr says:

      Everyone else is missing something. Mr Heller is being rude to those around him by not wearing a mask.

      Your can see how masks reduce the spread of aerosols in a cough or sneeze in many videos on You Tube.

      • Aussie says:

        I think you must have misread the article.

        My wife is a registered nurse and is extremely cynical about masks. In theatres they are specially fitted and used as noted above to protect the patient. Not the reverse.

        She notes that nearly everybody she has seen with a mask has been wearing it so its useless with most being ill fitting. In some cases people are wearing them for days and she doubts the quality of many.

        Of course, when she corrected some mask zealots on one of the community sites she uses she was shutdown.

        The truth hurts. Masks are, as the publication Tony directs us to , shows, and which any decent medical professional will tell you , do virtually nothing related to covid.

        Sorry but science is not politically correct, it simply is.

        • Robert Austin says:

          I think you are being generous in attributing sdr’s rebuke of Tony to misreading. To me it sounds like sdr did not even bother to read the report before replying.

  10. david russell says:

    So masks don’t work.

    Social distancing doesn’t work.

    Virus no spread by surfaces.

    Respirators are a death sentence.

    Models didn’t come anywhere close to being right.

    Opening up the economy results in declining infections and deaths

    What have we learned from all this? Well, we’ve learned that we have to go along with the Green New Deal.

  11. Gator says:

    So glad you finally escaped from Boulder. My ultimate escape plan is Alaska, God willing. Wishing you all the best in your new locale Tony! Keep fighting the good fight, we all need your voice, insight, and tenacity. More than ever now.

  12. arn says:

    Selective science,selective information and selective news
    are the main pillars of NWO tyranny.

    That way one can undermine every law and create every irrational fear,
    while at the same time trivialising real threats by simply ignoring them
    or calling people ..ophob who don”t follow the ignorance.

  13. G W Smith says:

    I wondered why you moved. I would have done the same. Leftism is suffocating.

  14. Simon Conway-Smith says:

    Different state laws regarding health is as mad as in the UK where devolved govts in Wales & Scotland especially do something different, simply out of political opposition to Boris. The Welsh police, for example, will arrest and fine you for just travelling from England into Wales, yet the English police won’t if you travel the other way.

  15. John F. Hultquist says:

    Governors, mayors, and their “experts” all ought to have their pay cut by 90% and give up all the money (wealth) they have accumulated over the past 10 years.

    “Flatten the curve” morphed into destroy wealth and make citizens dependent on government. Panic2020 is the worst thing to happen in my adult life.

  16. mddwave says:

    I think we’re are watching an interesting social experiment with the masks.
    1. There are people that are obedient to the government so they were the mask
    2. There are people that are afraid so they were the mask
    3. There are people that are required by parents, work, spouses to wear the mask, but don’t wear the mask properly. When not being watched, the mask is gone.
    4. There are most people that put on the mask, don’t really know how to where a mask.
    5. There are people that are objecting to the government so they don’t wear the mask.
    6. There are people that really don’t care.
    7. Etc.

    For me, I am more pragmatic. In places where the risk is high like hospitals or a place that I need to go and it is required, I will wear a mask. Otherwise where risk is low like everywhere else, I don’t wear a mask.

    I am amazed when I see people driving in cars by themselves with a mask. They have no clue!

    • Mike Fahey says:

      This is my position for now. I wear the mask when I go to Safeway, Homedepot, etc. … because you can’t get in without it. I’ll also wear it around people who are concerned I might transmit something, its a courtesy.

  17. Gamecock says:

    Gamecock decided a few days ago to find the truth about face masks.

    Some internet searching revealed this gem from Mayo:

    ‘Can face masks help prevent the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)? Yes, face masks combined with other preventive measures, such as frequent hand-washing and social distancing, help slow the spread of the disease.’

    False combination. Like the feminazis, “Three quarters of all women have been raped or whistled at.”

    So I still don’t know if face masks have any efficacy, though Dr. Rancourt’s report sounds convincing.

  18. Matt Clarke says:

    If you stand next to someone , 6ft- social distancing. And that person farts , I guarantee you will know within seconds. So how does a cotton mask prevent transfer of Covid 19 then ? If a fart can get through 2 layers of clothing and 6 feet in seconds?
    Its a virus, that means microscopic, in which case you will need a micronic filter to stop it. That’s why medical staff need specialist masks to stop the virus spreading. The only way to have prevented this in the first place was an honest Chinese government and rapid action to stop its spread.. The virus is out now, mutating and spreading , quicker than the flu, but about as deadly. stay safe everyone..

  19. wolvesjoe says:

    Its a fascinating and well-argued paper. Again, however, caution is required when dealing with a novel pathogen, whose qualities and behaviour we are not yet sure of.

    In particular, the argument that the rise in humidity accompanying summer heat inevitably leads to less aerosols in the air, therefore less infectivity sounds very convincing. Yet we can also see rapid viral transmission in both India and Brazil at present, two huge countries with very warm climates, and high levels of atmospheric moisture. Some warmer countries, such as Vietnam, have escaped that trend, but have been assiduous with other containment measures. Logically the suite of containment measures have mattered more than the ambient temperature and humidity.

    My view is it is important to keep an open and critical mind about many aspects of the epidemic.

  20. My view is it is important to keep an open and critical mind about many aspects of the epidemic.

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