“Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes”

Twenty years ago Australians were prosecuted for saying masks work against viruses.  Now they get arrested for not wearing masks during viral outbreaks.

“Retailers who cash in on community fears about SARS by exaggerating the health benefits of surgical masks could face fines of up to $110,000.

NSW Fair Trading Minister Reba Meagher yesterday warned that distributors and traders could be prosecuted if it was suggested the masks offered unrealistic levels of protection from the disease.

Ms Meagher said her department would investigate any complaints about false mask claims which concerned the public.

Penalties can range from fines of up to $22,000 for an individual or $110,000 for a corporation,” she said.”

Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes

h/t @BealesGhost

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5 Responses to “Farce mask: it’s safe for only 20 minutes”

  1. Timo, not that one says:

    “Science” has a whole new definition now.
    Now it’s what the politician responsible for climate or health says it is. Meteorologists, physicists, geologists, and doctors don’t know anything, and are expected to defend the politicians, or be de-certified.

    • GWS says:

      So true! The scientist may as well be a janitor as far as the politicians believe. It’s all about who has the power. Intelligence comes last. And wisdom behind that.

  2. RegretLeft says:

    Great post! – You do this from memory? – Just how did you retrieve mask talk in Australia from 20 years ago?! – I remember in the USA, OSHA once regulated occupational mask wearing very stringently – type of mask, duration, required breaks and on and on. Now healthcare workers in the USA almost universally wear them for virtually entire 8 hour shifts and no one says boo!

  3. David Moison says:

    Tony, how did you find the “Farce Mask” article? It is devastating!

  4. Petit_Barde says:

    Even the WHO says that masks do not work to mitigate flu propagation :

    “Ten RCTs were included in meta-analysis,
    and there was no evidence that face masks
    are effective in reducing transmission of
    laboratory-confirmed influenza. ”

    RCT : Randomized Controlled Trial


    Similar RTC gave the same results with the SARS-COV2.

    All this masquerade is a farce made up to fear the gullible and make them compliant.

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