Teacher Tapes Mask To Student’s Face

North Penn School District apologizes after teacher caught taping mask to student’s face

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24 Responses to Teacher Tapes Mask To Student’s Face

  1. Eli the Pit Bull says:

    Even though multiple studies, and now multiple countries admit the mask are pretty much useless. These are kids and they constantly have their hands all over the mask. What could possibly go wrong?

  2. arn says:

    If they can not indoctrinate you they will suffocate you.

    Funny Note: Why isn’t her mask taped?

  3. jon says:

    There’s no excuse for her behaviour.

    However……on the question of why mask, one of many studies;

    **A large, well-designed cluster-randomized trial in Bangladesh in late 2020 found that surgical or cloth mask distribution, role-modeling, and active mask promotion tripled mask use to 42.3% in intervention villages compared to 13.3% in comparison villages. In villages receiving mask interventions, symptomatic seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was reduced by approximately 9% relative to comparison villages. In villages randomized to receive surgical masks, symptomatic seroprevalence of SARS-CoV-2 was significantly lower (relative reduction 11.1% overall). The results of this study show that even modest increases in community use of masks can effectively reduce symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infections (COVID-19).37**

    Pretty solid methodology, strong effect measured.

    From here;

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/masking-science-sars-cov2.html

    Can you share a well designed and peer reviewed study that shows how masks DON’T work?

    • Thaipixie says:

      Yes your study showed that for 88.9% the masks had no useful effect…

      • jon says:

        No.

        It showed an 11.1% lower seroprevelance – history of infection in that part of the studied group. From a short period being studied

        You’ve misunderstood the meaning of the number. Or perhaps you’re ignoring it as inconvenient for your preferred narrative.

        11.1% less infection in a short period likely translates into “not a pandemic”, over an extended period.

        But doubtless you’ll hold to your preferred narrative.

        What matters to me is that others reading this see that you have only opinion and you dismiss evidence with meaningless number juggling.

        • arn says:

          You really think that a reduction of 11% has the chance to stop exponential growth
          and stop a pandemic instead of just delaying it for a bit.

          And you write this AFTER 2 years of pandemic which have proven that it does not matter wether you lockdown and use mask mandates or not – the virus will spread.

          • jon says:

            Hey arn

            So that’s a couple of worthy questions to attempt to answer.

            First the 11.1%. That number tells us a bunch of stuff.

            Given that it was a limited period of study, it can’t be read as ‘total effect’. Over that relatively short study, background infection levels differed by 11.1%. There would ​be more effect from a longer period of differential growth. How much more cannot be assessed from this data. But more.

            Second, the reported mask use was 42% of the possible occasions where mask could have been used. So better usage would have increased the differentials, possibly by quite a lot – ball park the 42% use resulting in 11.1% difference, so 84% use might have resulted in 22.2% difference or much more.

            Relationships in infection spread are rarely linear. If, for example, its a square law that drives this, then doubling mask use might result in 4x reduction, 44.4%. Given that droplet transmission relates to volume of air, it might be a cube law, making the difference 8x or 88.8%. It starts to ramp up.

            How about if mask use was 100%? Would there be ANY transmission? What transmission mechanism remains, if masks work and are properly used, most of the time?

            I was attempting to assure that masks work (to whatever degree) to dispel the myths being shared here.

            Exponential growth requires unrestricted transmission. Masks (and distance) clearly blunt this. So yes, exponential can be avoided and has been in areas where pandemic control measures are followed rather than fought or ignored by the population, based on some freedom principle that doesn’t seem to apply in any other public health situation.

            Then there’s your question of why bother, even if they work.

            That one seems simple. If more people live until vaccinations suppress the death rate, then few people will die overall .

            If the infection rate is lower, then medical services and personnel are used up at a lower rate and more likely to be available for other medical issues.

            If fewer people get sick quickly, then there’s longer opportunity for developing treatment protocols that reduce the impact of the disease.

            Finally, I write this after 2 years in which pandemic control measures have proved entirely effective, where applied.

            I’m a New Zealander, living in China. No covid in either place, apart from small outbreaks quickly contained. Not by draconian lockdowns, mostly. Not by fake data. Not by pretending that freedom to spread disease is an inalienable right. With less economic impact than in sicker countries. And with almost no deaths.

            Both places highly vaccinated, waiting for the majority of the world to catch up.

        • Timo, Not That One says:

          Sweden had the lowest excess deaths for 2021 in Europe. They were also the only country in Europe to not have any mask mandates, school closures, or lockdowns. If masks, school closures, and lockdowns worked to prevent excess deaths, you would expect the opposite result.
          There is a tremendous amount of pressure to produce questionable studies that exonerate crooked politicians and pharmaceutical companies, and a tremendous amount of money in control of the same. You Jon, would know that.

          • jon says:

            And tremendous sharing of outliers, as if small threads of data from obscure sources.

            The Bangladesh trial of masks in 2020 is the closest to real so far.

    • Impressive, but were there sufficient cases in each sample to justify using percentages, and how reliable was the diagnosis? I need to look at the raw data to convince myself that the results are in fact significant. Ten percent is hardly worth the inconvenience.

    • arn says:

      Tony already posted the text that is written on the package of a (I think it was)N95
      mask that says “dont protect against viruses”
      but i guess these guys have no clue.

      There have been several studies about mask protection with results from 0-15% .

      Considering that infection rates are among the highest in states with highest mask & vaccine acceptance your comment is somehow funny.

      But it may not be your fault that your brain works like serial microchip.
      You are only able to process one thought after another and if your code tells
      you to walk 24900 miles in one direction to reach your destination you will walk those 24900 miles instead of turning around and get there in 10 minutes as the target is just 1 mile away.

    • Solar Mutant Ninjaneer says:

      It is pretty easy to see how the study you cited might be flawed, but I’ll leave that exercise in critical thinking up to you.

      Regarding RCT and other studies showing that masks don’t work, here are a few for starters.
      https://swprs.org/face-masks-evidence/
      https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article

      As far as the CDC link is concerned, it is an example of political science in action. The first sentence is a flawed presumption. “SARS-CoV-2 infection is transmitted predominantly by inhalation of respiratory droplets generated when people cough, sneeze, sing, talk, or breathe.” This is an assertion, which has never been proved to be true. In fact, the empirical and observational evidence strongly suggests otherwise. As far as the other “studies” are concerned, I’m not impressed with them either. None come close to being experimentally rigorous, and given the CDC’s massive conflicts of interest and track record of being 100% wrong for the past two years, I’ll fall back on what I learned studying particle technology and filtration science when working on my PhD in mechanical engineering. Namely, there is no way in hell a poorly sealed filtrations device with holes on the order or tens of microns is going to come close to filtering out any significant amount of particles on the order of 0.1 micron in diameter.
      If you can breathe, your mask is not working!

      • jon says:

        Your 2 links.

        The first is interesting, I’ve not seen it. Thanks for that.

        It largely concerns hand washing hygiene but takes a good look at masks and concludes they had no effect in influenza transmission in various studies.

        Though this meta study does not rate those studies very highly;

        “Most studies were underpowered because of limited sample size, and some studies also reported suboptimal adherence in the face mask group.”

        So not really a very ringing endorsement and certainly not one to give a stand and die line to defend.

        As a rule, if the studier doesn’t rate the study, then the data isn’t very informative.

        The second one is a propaganda site that disseminates political views, so its not to be taken as evidential. From the wiki page;

        “The Swiss Policy Research site has been criticized for spreading conspiracy theories including claims that QAnon was a psyop of the FBI and theories relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. German public broadcaster Tagesschau calls SPR a propaganda tool.”

        You’d like to deny respiratory droplet transmission of a mostly (at first) respiratory disease. Interesting reasoning, but you don’t provide evidence to support this.

        Just another CDC rant.

    • D. Boss says:

      You are mistaken! You need to ask yourself why the CDC chooses to ignore dozens of studies debunking mask efficacy, and choose instead to focus on this one with marginal benefit and questionable reliability.

      But if you want studies, try this array on for size:

      https://drrichswier.com/2022/01/07/forty-five-years-of-mask-studies-prove-theyre-worthless/

    • Timo, Not That One says:

      First, you should find a mask study that accurately reproduces the actual conditions on the ground. They need to take seriously the random scraps of cloth which are being used to make masks at home, how they are then used in a store, then balled up and stored in the front pocket of a pair of jeans, and then pulled out and put on to go into another store, all day long.
      Without reproducing reality, you are only providing a theoretical, and unrealistic, perfect set of conditions. This is irresponsible and dangerous.
      A better alternative is to analyze actual, real life data, like how the unmasked Sweden performed vs the rest of fully masked Europe.

  4. Allan Shelton says:

    Fire the teacher.

  5. jon says:

    Quite a pile misinfornation and onwards links, which pretty much relies on the gullible not drilling down and reading too much, in order to maintain a sense of outrage or concern without seeing the challenges.

    Let’s take a thread from the link.

    First, from your link;

    “According to Amesh A. Adalja, MD, and senior scholar at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland, “wearing a mask day in and day out can lead to alterations in blood chemistry,” and that leads to “changes in level of consciousness.”

    Well that sounds bad! So let’s drill down to the Adalja reference;

    “Someone wearing an N95 mask for a prolonged period of time may have alterations in their blood chemistry that could lead to changes in level of consciousness if severe,” infectious disease expert Amesh A. Adalja, MD, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland, tells Health. But it’s most likely to happen to those who are already predisposed to breathing difficulties, such as smoker, obese people, or individuals with COPD or emphysema”

    So yes, someone with emphysema or COPD MAY suffer problems with LONG DURATION masking. AND? How does that undermine masking for most people? How does that stop you wearing a mask for the 20 minutes you’re in a store?

    This is scratching for excuses, not presenting meaningful discussion.

    So….not a crisis. Just advise those with respiratory difficulties to get clear of people and get regular breaks from masking. Just like healthy people do.

    Ok, let’s try another.

    “German neurologist, Dr. Margarite Griesz-Brisson, MD, PhD (in pharmacology), who specializes in neurotoxicology and environmental medicine, warns that oxygen deprivation from prolonged Covid-mask wearing can cause permanent neurological damage. She states in her research, “The re-breathing of our exhaled air will without a doubt create oxygen deficiency and a flooding of carbon dioxide.”

    Following the ‘permanent neurological damage’ link takes us to brain damaged.news, a bonkers, bullshit steeped conspiracy site with no meaningful, researched and valid content.

    Not going so well, so far.

    Mixed views on surgical masks, that’s familiar – but a good quality study suggests significant benefit.;

    https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02457-y

    So, one more because what the heck. Again, from your link;

    “Schools in China are now prohibiting students from wearing masks while exercising. Why? Because it was killing them. It was depriving them of oxygen and it was killing them.”

    I live in China, I regularly walk past a couple of schools and I see students not masking during vigorous exercise. As always. Because masking when breathing hard is stupid. I can find no reference to rule changes in this.

    This part if your link appears to be a reference to a Japanese (because hey, Chinese, Japanese, whats the diff) boy who had heart problems and sadly died after a run and might or might not have been wearing a mask. And the onward link is dead.

    So, overall, in actual concrete data terms, and avoidance of daft and nonsensical stuff, I’d give your link a 2 or 3 out of 10 for data quality.

    Well done in raising studies that suggest surgery could be unmasked. Interesting, and surprising. Thanks. I want to know more and I’m reading.

    Latest advice from the CDC, drawing heavily on the Bangladesh mask trial, which seems to be the most conclusive study so far;

    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/science/science-briefs/masking-science-sars-cov2.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fmore%2Fmasking-science-sars-cov2.html

    Quality of data is key – and your link ain’t it.

    • Vegieman says:

      Hi Jon, I know you aren’t moved by this kind of testimony, but it sure is convincing to me:

      Pericarditis Victim and Mountain Bike Champion Kyle Warner Speaks at Rally Against Vaccine Mandates (rumble.com)

      As you already stated, we differ in that I see the cure as more harmful than the sickness. But even more wicked than this, I see the pressuring (no jab, no job) and manipulation (free hamburger and fries, candy) to get people to take these injections as evidence that there is something terribly wrong with the whole thing.

      In discounting evidence that lacks the perfect requirement for convincing your black/white view of the world, you minimize actual death and despair inflicted by the remedy as collateral damage. I believe the numbers with respect to damage by the remedy to be much greater than being reported. Why would they state deaths with Covid to be the same as deaths from Covid while hiding deaths from the vaccine as death by some other cause. Watch the testimonies of those at Paul Ryans recent meeting and get some understanding of what is really going on:

      Full Hearing: COVID-19: A Second Opinion Hosted By Sen. Ron Johnson | Video | RealClearPolitics

      Gaining converts to the view you hold is effectively encouraging the hardening of other’s hearts. History has and will again prove this “for the greater good” facade as a cover for shameful works of iniquity.

      • jon says:

        Understand fully.

        You go to the heart of the matter when you day “I believe”.

        I don’t ‘believe’ the things that cannot be measured. And no amount of emotive language and heartfelt anecdote will persuade me.

        This is who we are.

        • Vegieman says:

          Even HAL showed emotion as he was “dying”.

          In Luke 4:16-21 it is written of Jesus:

          “And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, this day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.”

          We’ve been counting the years according to him ever since. Time is not in our favor. He can deliver you too.

          • jon says:

            Right, because references to fictional characters are the best arguments you can make, in a factual, data and scientific discussion.

            We were discussing your easy ability to believe things for which you have no evidence, just reported anecdotes.

            And you cite more of the same, and fiction, to support your viewpoint on concrete and measurable things.

            America, in particular, is on the edge of tearing itself apart because of fantasy reasoning that ignores the measurable **facts** in the teeth of a disaster thats fast approaching a million deaths.

            A MILLION deaths.

            Which you blithely accept as necessary and unavoidable, or without evidence acsribe to the treatment rather than the disease.

            And you think **I’m** an unfeeling robot.

            Poor America, that it comes to this. And BTW, yes, I believe I have a right and a basis to think and feel this – my father and much of my family are US nationals.

        • Vegieman says:

          Jon, I am honored to be the recipient of your derision. I am sorry you miss the value of the input I share in this “factual” scientific discussion. The “million” deaths attributed to Covid that you readily believe as truth and that you say I speak blithely of, is tallied by the same sources that have lied about every aspect of this pandemonium from the start (and even before its inception).

          The primary conflict I see is with the presumption of what is believed to be factual. I understand a fact or law to be a product of truth. If a presumed fact is found inconsistent or in conflict with truths as revealed by scientific methodology (often by others), then it remains a theory at best, or a lie at worst.

          This is where you might take a shot at the Truth of who God IS by appealing to my acknowledging of scientific reasoning for defining truth. The playbook declares:

          “Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

          Jesus IS the scientific method and you won’t be using it to define him.

          Herein lies the failure of a people which was once guided by foundational truths in its rendering of decision and subsequent action to “facts”. This forsaking of the foundation on which it once stood, that you have bagged as “fantasy reasoning”, will be the demise of not just the USA, but of all nations. This isn’t a failure of following sound science, but a rejection of truth in exchange for ideologies repackaged and marketed as facts. The result of this contempt according to my play book is: “God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie”.

          There is no shortage of enlightened folks here, along with the others of the “we” that you “are”, who could spend endless hours in the futile attempt to convince each other of their error. This is quite evident in the exchanges thus far. More opportunity at the Carl Sagan post.

          “Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God.” James 1:16-20

          I am familiar with all of the perceptions of the reality that you reject, but in the end we will all give account to my invisible friend. Until then, He continues to extend grace to those who reject the very source of their humanity as they chop at the limb they stand on. Maranatha.

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