Emerging evidence shows that mask mandate did nothing to stop the spread of COVID while permanently damaging the development of young people. So why don’t the media care and politicians care?
The mask mandates provide both social and medical science with an ideal worldwide experiment. Some nations, states and cities imposed mask mandates while others did not. This provides the intellectually curious with a controlled experiment by which to evaluate the effect of mask mandates on public health and well-being.
In his new book, Unmasked: The Global Failure of COVID Mask Mandates, Ian Miller sifts through the evidence and shows that mask mandates have failed. You can read more of Ian’s work on his Substack.
More evidence comes from the Brownstone Institute. The Brownstone Institute reviewed 167 scientific studies of the effects of masking on mortality. They concluded that: “To date, the evidence has been stable and clear that masks do not work to control the virus and they can be harmful and especially to children.”
There was plenty of evidence all along that masks impeded the development of young children. Even CNN acknowledged that. More on the detrimental effects of masking on childhood development is coming out every day.
So why, in the absence of any evidence that masks reduced mortality while significantly harming young people did politicians impose the mandates and the media go along with them?
Geoff Shullenberger astutely sums up the motivations of politicians on masking:
“It is not difficult to see why mask mandates proved irresistible to politicians. Masks are the perfect form of hygiene theatre, conveying an intuitive sense of safety regardless of demonstrable efficacy at scale. They also offload responsibility for controlling the pandemic to ordinary people. The overcrowding of ICUs can be blamed on the bad behavior of “anti-maskers”, rather than on the allocation of resources by governments and hospital CEOs. When cases and deaths spike, it is the fault of the citizenry, not the leadership.”
The media also liked to single out so-called “anti-maskers” as villains in this plot. That was all too convenient as much of the corporate media views itself as aligned with and happy to do the bidding of the political left.
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