As NZ’s government ramps up for “COVID 20”, they do a sudden U-Turn on face mask advice.
by Martin Harris 6/8/20
Why? Previous advice steered away from mask use based on sound evidence. We’ve presented plenty of good solid scientific information here at at Uncensored that backs up Ashley Bloomfield’s initial stance.
MSM reports suggest that “new evidence” has emerged. And everyone I’m sure wants to know; will masks be mandatory?
Lets examine a report from the NZ Herald, which you can read in full at the link:
So let’s analyze the MSM-speak and discern what’s really being said here.
Hipkins said the evidence had changed, and that “we are now in a different situation to where we were previously”.Rewind to May, when the Ministry of Health commissioned a review of the available evidence at the time, led by its respected chief science advisor Dr Ian Town.After combing through numerous studies, the review found there was evidence of potential benefits – but also potential harm – and that the science wasn’t conclusive.
Actually, the science appears to be very conclusive: Face masks are ineffective and potentially harmful.
A lot of info and references there. And there’s more at the end of this blog for your reading pleasure.
But NZ Herald continues:
…World Health Organisation (WHO) had also concluded there wasn’t enough information to make a recommendation.
But a non-systematic review carried out by the UK Royal Society’s Delve Initiative along with the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) backed their use.
Town’s review cited one Chinese study which reviewed three types of masks – N95 respirator masks, medical masks and home-made ones – and found that wearing one, along with instant hand wiping, could help slow the exponential spread of the virus.
But other research had suggested that the physical properties of cloth masks – and notably the effectiveness of cleaning them, and the potential for them to retain moisture – could even increase the risk of infection.
Ultimately, however, the WHO came down on the side of backing masks.
Take a look at the wording I’ve italicized. A non-systematic review cites one Chinese study that merely suggests that masks “could help” (not “has been proven to help”). This is coming from the nation that is profiting from mask manufacture more than any other. And do so USING SLAVE LABOUR.
And this flies in the face of “other studies” (plural) that suggest masks have the potential to increase infection risk. Even in spite of that, the WHO backs mask use. Hardly surprising. We’ve pointed out previously here how Tedros is China’s puppet.
It has now become blatantly, glaringly clear WHO Tedros really works for and why he was selected:
China worked “tirelessly behind the scenes” in lobbing to ensure the election of Tedros, who previously served in the government of the Marxist and violently repressive Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front. This gruesome movement was responsible for gross human right abuses, such as torture, repression, and electoral fraud. During his tenure as health minister, Tedros was most known to have covered up three cholera outbreaks.https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/17/u-s-funds-world-health-organization-that-boot-licks-china-with-deadly-results/
Once ushered in as director-general, Tedros quickly repaid China’s support. The first day after his election he expressed support for the Chinese Communist Party’s claim over Taiwan. Not long after, he appointed brutal dictator Robert Mugabe, a China ally, as a “goodwill ambassador” in a move described by diplomats as an obvious “payoff.” This support was quickly reciprocated. China decided to fund a new $80 million World Health Organization “Center for Disease Control” in … Ethiopia…China has even boasted about its almost-takeover of the WHO. In 2017 alone it signed an agreement with the WHO for its “One Belt, One Road” initiative, co-chaired the China-Africa Health Ministers Conference, and hosted the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation during which the CCP pledged $8.8 billion to developing countries “to improve people’s well-being worldwide.”https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/17/u-s-funds-world-health-organization-that-boot-licks-china-with-deadly-results/
Let’s return to our NZ Herald article:
…All along, a group of Otago University public health experts – namely epidemiologist Professor Michael Baker – have been championing the concept the “mass masking”.
Baker has already explained the main way the Sars-CoV-2 virus spread was likely through small droplets – often just via talking – and these could sometimes travel much further than the 2m used in distancing guidelines…
Yes, even back before our government did a U-turn, Baker was hogging the MSM media spotlight, with, take note, no alternative views consulted for balance, hammering the “mass masking” agenda. Now, Baker is supposedly a scientist. So why the uncertain terminology in those statements? “Could”, “likely”. This is not the language of certainty or scientific precision.
…He and colleagues have pointed to Chinese research that’s suggested a non-fitted surgical mask could block up to 100 per cent of droplets containing coronavirus, while cotton masks worn by infected patients could slash the viral spread from a cough by 96 per cent…
And there it is again. “Suggested”, “could”. Unscientific pronouncements and guarded language. And again from the nation that stands to profit most from mask sales.
And all this in contrary to a wealth of research (as indicated in this very article) pointing the physical dangers of masks, not to mention the psychological harm.
And so to the big question: Are masks mandatory? NZ Herald actually gives us the answer straight up front.
…None of us need to wear masks at level 1.
But the Ministry of Health is now formally recommending that, as part of our collective preparations for future outbreaks, households have masks available for every member in their emergency kits…While Hipkins said people would be encouraged to wear them at level 2, he made no suggestion today that they’d become mandatory measures at level 3, as Bloomfield indicated earlier this week.
“If we move to alert level 2, the public will be encouraged to wear masks in situations where physical distancing is not possible…
There you go. No one can force you to wear a dehumanising and ineffective mask.
Want more evidence that you probably shouldn’t be wearing one? Read more: