(link to the study) While no cause-effect conclusions could be inferred from this observational analysis, the lack of negative correlations between mask usage and COVID-19 cases and deaths suggests that the widespread use of masks at a time when an effective intervention was most needed, i.e., during the strong 2020-2021 autumn-winter peak, was not able to reduce COVID-19 transmission. Moreover, the moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths in Western Europe also suggests that the universal use of masks may have had harmful unintended consequences.
They could have just read this blog and listened to the comments, but. Nooooo.
No surprise there. If you want to murder your child, there will still be states who will gladly do it for you even if Roe v Wade is repealed. Some states (NY & CA) will murder your healthy child even after it’s born if you decide that you don’t want it.
They’ll sell the body to Big Pharma so make sure to ask if you can get your cut of the commission.
Just one more REASON to be upset
As if you needed one more reason… Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), says it is time to ban federal agencies from being able to track Americans’ behavior by buying their cell phone location data from commercial vendors. (Think the FBI and Jan 6)
“When the government is trying to snoop on your behavior, it’s wrong, and there should be laws against it,” Paul told the “Just the News, Not Noise” television show in an exclusive interview aired Wednesday night.
Paul’s comments came after newly released government documents revealed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked Americans’ compliance with pandemic lockdowns by buying and monitoring their cellphone geospatial data from commercial vendors.
Such data is collected on each American from apps they use on their smart phones and sold by third-party brokers unless a user explicitly opts out of such collection for each app. Increasingly, law enforcement and other government agencies have been acquiring the data for official work, though the CDC was the first publicly disclosed use to track private Americans’ health behavior.
The data also was bought and used by the election integrity group True the Vote to identify people suspected of illegally collecting ballots in the 2020 Georgia election, a revelation that has prompted a formal investigation by the Georgia Secretary of State’s office.
Sen. Paul dismissed defenses that some government agencies have made that their practice is OK because the data is commercially available and merely tracks the locations of Americans without intercepting the contents of communications.
Let’s stretch the Fourth Amendment until it snaps.
That’s all I have for now. Have a splendid Tuesday!