The Dysology Hypothesis

Letting scholars get away with publishing fallacies and myths signals to others the existence of topics where guardians of good scholarship might be less capable than elsewhere. Such dysology then serves as an allurement to poor scholars to disseminate existing myths and fallacies and to create and publish their own in these topic areas, which leads to a downward spiral of diminishing veracity on particular topics.

Monday, 11 May 2020

The Covid19 Masks Supermyth

During the 2020 Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, scientific and medical advisers to the UK Government took the myth that face masks of any kind do not provide the wearer with any protection against a virus and added to it a new myth that they would be more likely to become infected and to infect others through the act of wearing a mask in public and semi public places. In this blog post you will see the video and newspaper, journal and peer reviewed journal article evidence for the creation, dissemination and busting of the lethal Masks Supermyth.
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. The timeline of UK government scientific adviser - mere unevidenced - beliefs about public use of face masks/coverings outside the home during a pandemic and the actual evidence followed by the turnaround on 11th May 2020.

Many thousands of lives have been lost. If masks work today to stop the spread of Covid19 then they also worked months ago!

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Please follow the video and newspaper timeline.


March 4th 2020, Chief Medical Officer, and top "expert" government adviser on the Covid19 pandemic, Chris Whitty, says the general public should not wear masks (Here) .

Maybe that is because Whitty oddly thinks face mask wearing will somehow uniquely turn us into idiots who won't also wash our hands or properly keep the correct social distance anymore?

Whitty is on record on 4th March  saying that masks will not provide protection against the virus, but does not explain why that should be his thinking given that the virus is spread by coughed or sneezed water droplets. Logic suggests masks will reduce the volume and trajectory of infected droplets. Given that many spreaders and super spreaders are asymptomatic. Compulsory masks for all would prevent them spreading the virus. So what on Earth is Whitty talking about?

A supermyth is a myth that is compounded by further myths about that myth (see the supermyths website)

So here we see the beginning of the supermyth that masks don't work against Covid-19 - as others (on film below) such as Whitty's deputy, Jenny Harries, add to the masks don't work myth with another myth (to compound the original myth) that the general UK public wearing masks in public places start acting stupidly with them, doing things like wiping infected masks over surfaces. And further myths added by scientific advisers that mask wearers think masks are to sole solution to the pandemic.

11th March 2020 The Deputy Chief Medical Officer telling Boris and the rest of us the barking mad nonsense the public would wipe infected face masks over surfaces - but its OK for us all to attend mass public events  in this pandemic! (Ref: https://twitter.com/i/status/1237760976482598913)


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Is Jenny Harries Advising Boris how to best infect the UK population! from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.


13th April 2020 - more total idiocy


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The beginning of the U-Turn  1st May 2020 Boris Johnson (having been in hospital with Covid19 admitting that public use of face masks do work to save lives by slowing the spread of Covid19




May 3rd 2020 face masks compulsory on all Eurostar trains leaving London HERE


Untitled from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.
4th May 2020 expert scientist Sir David King on why masks should be compulsory outside the home - in public and semi-public places.




Sir David King recommends the public be ordered to wear masks from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.


6th May UK science "expert" makes totally unevidenced and ludicrously transparent propaganda ass-covering claim that everyone forgets masks are not the only solution.

 

Covid19 UK Gov. public news briefing 6th May 2020 from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.
6th May Govt Minister, Matt Hancock, hilariously wriggling on the end of the hook on question of face masks for the public making ludicrous statement about fears of general public somehow using masks destined for the NHS!

 

Government Clearly Afraid to Admit that it was Wrong about Masks and the General Public from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.

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6 May 2020 UK Chief Scientific Officer Sir Patrick Vallance admits facemasks may reduce the spread of Covid 19  Here
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8th May 2020 Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recommending public use of masks outside the home.

 

Scotland 8th May. Tells general population to wear masks outside the home. Why not England? from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.

9th May 2020 UK Deputy Chief Medical officer incredibly arrogant but dim Jonathan "um-um-er" Van-Tam still spreading the lethal supermyth that masks should not be recommended for use by the general UK population
# . 9th May Facemasks compulsory at some UK airports
11th May 2020 The BBC reveal UK government turnaround on public use of facemasks

 

If face masks work 11 May to reduce deaths from Covid19 then logically they worked before. That means the previous advice killed from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.

11th May 2020 The UK Prime Clown in parliament not apologising, not admitting his government and the idiot advisers he has been led by got the whole masks issue wrong. How many thousands died because of the dysology on masks and the subsequent Masks Supermyth Boris?
 

Boris does a turnaround on face masks but does not admit his Government got it wrong for over two months. from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.

Read an excellent paper on why masks worn by the general public should have been made compulsory right from the start: Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis BMJ 2020; 369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m1435 (Published 09 April 2020) See:https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1435

And, based on scientific experiment - here is another good article 

By contrast, here is one beloved by anti-maskers based on people in a lab experiment only wearing a medical grade mask or a flimsy cotton mask coughing into a petri dish from a couple of inches away. Yet the authors of the article admit they did not measure either the volume or trajectory of infected water droplets by mask wearers versus non mask wearers. Moreover, where the hell do members of the general public obtain these flimsy disposable medical grade masks? And who thinks flimsy cotton masks are the number 1. choice of the public? For all they know a scarf wrapped around the face, a way thicker DIY anti dust mask or ski mask, anti pollution mask, works better. Anyway, it's well worth a read.

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CONCLUSION: Videos and pictures speak thousands of words 


If masks work on 11th May to reduce the spread of Covid19 and reduce the dreadful death toll then they worked 2 months ago when the three so called "experts" below were creating and spreading the deadly Mask Supermyth!

The so-called "experts" advising the UK Government made up a myth by telling them and the public a made-up story that if they wore masks they would only be doing so in the erroneous belief that a mask on the face renders the wearer immune from infection and so they would stop hand washing and social distancing. 

The correct message should have been that because Covid19 is often spread by asymptomatic people breathing out, coughing and sneezing infected droplets in public and semi-public places that EVERYONE should wear a mask. Because: "when we all wear a mask we protect ourselves by the simultaneous act of protecting everyone else."

The only reason masks are not compulsory today in the UK (12th May 2020) during the pandemic could well be because the government of the UK would rather thousands more now die than admit they got the science, logic and commonsense on masks for the public wrong from the very start, and for months they callously refused to admit it, allowing thousands more unnecessary deaths and many more infections to occur.







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The image above is from the 60 page document (here) that includes the masks for all u-turn. But now they are spin hiding their earlier stupid advice not to wear a mask by telling people not to use an anti-dust mask. Even though it is obvious such masks would save save lives! My family all wear anti-dust mask in public. And we see them used by the public, police etc all over Europe. The image below is the type of double-mask my family all use and me wearing mine.



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. AND THEN 18TH MAY 2020 WE GET THE SENSIBLE - LOGICAL - MESSAGE FORM THE NHS
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THE IMPORTANCE OF TRUTH AND THE COST OF LIES




Review of randomised trials finds masks very effective a source control measure if worn by the general public HERE


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. . Why on Earth not make masks compulsory? In the UK it is because so called "expert" scientists have not actually followed the science and are now afraid to lose face by admitting it. Here is yet another article explaining why masks save lives HERE


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. HERD IMMUNITY ADVICE ADVOCATED BY SAGE MEMBER?
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NOW THIS
NO APOLOGY, NO EXPLANATION FOR THE CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER'S U-TURN ON MASKS ON 3 JUNE 2020.

We saw above that on march 4th 2020 The UK Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty said not to wear a mask in public and semi public places. Now he has changes  his mind. But its too little too late. If masks are saving lives now then they would have saved thousands earlier. Logically, Whitty's bad advice killed people then, didn't it? Or are masks suddenly effective at saving lives now but were not two months ago?
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Whitty U-turn on masks with no explanation to the public and no apology for earlier any-mask lethal nonsense. from Mike Robert Sutton on Vimeo.   3rd June 2020 Whitty's U-turn with no apology and no explanation! Thousands have died. Tens of thousands. How many died due the lethal Masks Supermyth?

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4th June 2020 the Government makes face coverings compulsory this month on all public transport in England (here)


On 5th June there are calls to make masks compulsory elsewhere in public places in the UK
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