California just re-instituted the indoor mask mandate starting Wednesday
The science still says masks don't work. The laws of physics haven't changed either. This is more stupidity.
Here’s the LA Times story:
This is nuts. These people in public health are sheep.
I fired off this email to Mark Ghaly. I’ll let you know if he responds. I doubt I’ll hear anything back.
These people don’t believe in science. Science says the randomized-controlled trials tell us the truth compared to uncontrolled trials. So what does California rely on: ten uncontrolled trials of course! Do they even mention the RCTs in the article? Heck no!
Folks, any effect size of masks, if there is one, is TINY. It is too small to measure in the big RCTs. There is no possible way to see a benefit without a really good and really big RCT. You will never see it otherwise. That’s what science says.
The Bangladesh mask study (hailed by experts as proving masks work, but none of whom ever asked for the underlying data) was very thoroughly debunked by UC Berkeley professor Ben Recht. Then, on top of that, I enlisted a small team of statisticians who got the data from the study authors and analyzed it and they found the same thing Ben did (I got the report on Dec 12, 2021): no signal.
Naturally, the LA Times is doing their part in the narrative by not pointing any of this stuff out to the public. Keeping the public in the dark about this is necessary for a compliant society.