NO sensible government would EVER introduce draconian measures based on current information on Covid from unbiased sources. Yet the pointless panic escalates. Facemasks will do more damage than lockdown because of the unconsidered belief they are a free ride. No. Facemasks are part of fear, mistrust, restrictions on travel, gatherings, socializing, entertainment and more. The economy will never recover with people smothered in a mask and afraid to go out. Wear a mask if you want your neighbour to lose his job.
As the British Medical Journal says: Before implementing clinical and public health interventions, one must actively hypothesize and describe potential side effects and only then decide whether they are worth being quantified on not. …Face masks make breathing more difficult. For people with COPD, face masks are in fact intolerable to wear as they worsen their breathlessness. Moreover, a fraction of carbon dioxide previously exhaled is inhaled at each respiratory cycle. Those two phenomena increase breathing frequency and deepness… And an article in the Canadian Medical Journal says: The surgical mask is a bad fit for risk reduction.
In a terrifying show of crowd psychology, berserk governments are destroying their countries to extend the lives of a very few people for a few months. The cause of this madness is the WHO/ UK’s Imperial College March 19 Report. That its assumptions have been shown to be wrong is having no effect on headlong suicidal policies being pursued.
Read its fine print. “Suppression…carries with it enormous social and economic costs which may themselves have significant impact on health and well-being in the short and longer-term.” “We do not consider the ethical or economic implications of either strategy [mitigation or suppression] here…” * And by the way, WHAT IS the mortality rate??
Riding stables are so desperate they have cut feed and are at the point of having their horses put down. Premier Ford of Ontario generously allowed them to open but only if social distancing is in place and there is no access to public areas such as washrooms. (G&M 15 May) We can assume many horses will be the first casualties of lockdown or “social distancing” and masks, the final blow to many businesses who are unable to open even if permitted. No one wants to enter other stores where masked employees make sure you follow the right paths.