The New York Times Published Misinformation on Masks to Placate Its Readers
The mask misinformation mouthpieces refuse to stop
The desperation to continue promoting masks would be impressive if it wasn’t so damaging.
While much of society has thankfully moved on from masking, there unfortunately remain specific communities where masks are still required. Healthcare settings, for example, in different areas of the country continue to mandate masks. As do Hollywood film productions.
Employees in the service industry also operate at the whim of corporate mandates.
Many stores in Southern California forced employees to wear masks over the past winter, preemptively, assuming a huge surge of infections was imminent.
And as we all see, many individuals are still pointlessly masking. Many out of fear, misplaced belief, or an unshakable faith in the CDC, Anthony Fauci, public health experts or media outlets.
Those media companies are perhaps most responsible for the lingering impacts of masking.
This was always indefensible, as it’s been abundantly clear for years now that masks do not work to prevent or slow the transmission of respiratory viruses.
It’s even more unjustifiable following the release of high quality evidence reviews confirming that fact, based on a comprehensive examination of the data.
The release of this gold standard review has, however, caused immense consternation among the media. Mainly because it contradicted their pseudo religious devotion towards public health authorities and the benefits of mask wearing.
As such, it should come as no surprise that The New York Times recently published an article criticizing the Cochrane Library review. Unsurprisingly, they couldn’t let a debate settling evidence review go unchallenged.
But as discussion around that review unfolds, it’s important to note that this criticism has several significant flaws and inaccuracies. It is clear that the author has a personal interest in clinging to masking, despite its uselessness.
To debunk their findings requires a lengthy review of their past statements, positions, and how they purposefully misrepresented the conclusions of the Cochrane review.
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