Is It Prudent To Confront Strangers for Wearing a Face Mask?
“Tacit approval” is the allowing of a lie in your presence. It is not you lying by omission or commission, but it is you giving your support to a lie by saying nothing.
Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer asks people to not allow tacit approval and to do so peacefully. Unfortunately her version is based on bad science.
I’ll edit her to help her out:
Is it prudent to “politely, but forcefully assertively” confront another person not wearing a face mask in public? That’s what Gov. Gretchen Whitmer asked Michigan residents to do at a July 9 press conference. a thriving desire for honesty asks free people to do.
“But at the end of the day, i It’s on all of us to do our part to educate the people around us whether it is in the store or it’s in our household or it is in our neighborhood or in our work place,” Whitmer said. “We’ve got to implore one another to step up and do the right thing. And Michigandersfree people are smart. We’re tough. We can figure out how to do it politely, but also forcefully assertively. Because it is on all of us.”
My thanks to an LRC reader for finding the above and to Gov. Whitmer for delivering it, before I fixed it.
Face Masks Are A Scam Based On Junk Science & Dictatorial Dreams Of Total Control
I’ve read many dozens of mask studies this year. I’ve also watched some good ones get scrubbed from the Internet.
For months, my kind request to the world spoken in venue after venue to find me a study that clearly says masks or lockdowns have a net benefit has gone entirely unanswered. It gets answered by lots of emotion, but I continue to await the studies.
If you think a mask reduces Covid-19 transmission, you are being scammed. I heartily invite you to prove me wrong. It is my joy in every intellectual stance I hold to be proven wrong.
There are mechanistic studies that say that masks should work in theory, but as far as controlled randomized trials go, with laboratory confirmed results, masks do not work to stop the spread of a respiratory virus. Dr. Jingyi Xiao and her team says this unequivocally in May 2020 and in a CDC journal of epidemiology nonetheless.
Xiao takes it a step further, citing WHO data on the topic. “Using a mask incorrectly however, may actually increase the risk of transmission, rather than reduce it.”
The following from WHO is listed as behavior in the circular “Advice
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