Mask Study Imploding Cochrane Collaboration in Latest Debacle

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A 2023 study published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews found wearing
masks “makes little or no difference” in COVID-19 transmission

The New York Times got involved and columnist Zeynep Tufekci published an opinion
piece titled, “Here’s Why the Science Is Clear That Masks Work,” in rebuttal — and reached
out to Cochrane

Cochrane’s editor in chief released a statement about the study, stating the implication
“masks don’t work” is an “inaccurate and misleading interpretation,” and they were calling
on the authors to change the study’s summary and abstract

The study’s authors were blindsided by the statement, and the lead author reiterated,
“There is just no evidence that they [masks] make any difference. Full stop”

In 2006, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave a $1.15-million grant to Cochrane,
which subsequently published controversial and heavily criticized research in favor of
HPV vaccines, which Gates has widely supported

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  • Posted by mhubb 1 year ago
    and people are STILL wearing them
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    • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year ago
      Sweden is the best empirical evidence most of them will never hear about.
      I really don’t mind that they wear masks anymore.
      It demonstrates their inability to think critically. Therefore providing an indicator of how much caution I should exercise while in their proximity.

      After my father did his time in the army he said the greatest lesson he learned was, “Half the world is smarter than the other half.”
      As I grow older it’s proven out time and time again.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 1 year ago
    Don't need millions of dollars and longitudinal studies to determine masks really don't work on viruses. Just step outside on a freezing winter day with your mask on and breathe normally. All that vapor you see is proof the mask will not stop a virus from being exhaled or inhaled. I still see people wearing masks, even driving alone in their cars. They can vote, too. ...shakes head...
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  • Posted by $ Markus_Katabri 1 year ago
    But THEY got their “retraction” which is all the DUMB HERD ANIMALS will see.
    It is a rich tapestry of lies and liars which we find ourselves enveloped in.
    The most amazing part is the very fibers that bind it all together (money) are FAKE.
    Marinate on that.
    I’m actually rooting for BRICS in the hope that it unravels it all. At least temporarily.
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