When the science no longer supports the establishment narrative, the science no longer matters. This is the lesson we have learned time and time again over the course of the past few years when it comes to covid mandates and vaccine cultism. Americans in particular have been whipped with incessant claims since 2020 that the "science is settled" when it comes to mask restrictions, lockdowns, mRNA technology, etc. Yet, as time passes, every "conspiracy theory" asserted by the anti-mandate crowd turns out to be true.
The Supreme Court allowed a lower court ruling to stand that permitted the Transportation Security Administration to require masks by passengers on airlines and trains during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ontario’s top doctor fears rising COVID-19 cases and the approach of winter could further jeopardize the province’s struggling health-care system, forcing the Ford government to potentially re-implement a mandatory masking policy if the situation worsens.
Georgetown University (GU) in Washington, DC announced on Aug. 22 that masks would still be required in “indoor instructional settings, such as classrooms and teaching laboratories, on the Main and Medical Center campuses.”
Ayers, Ph.D., M.A. is a Johns Hopkins- and Harvard-trained epidemiologist. He is the vice chief of innovation in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Public Health, associate professor in the Department of Medicine and affiliate scientist in the Qualcomm Institute, all at UC San Diego. He lives in San Diego. His summary of the evidence is his own and is not intended to reflect an official position of his employer.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led people to wear face masks daily in public. Although the effectiveness of face masks against viral transmission has been extensively studied, there have been few reports on potential hygiene issues due to bacteria and fungi attached to the face masks. We aimed to (1) quantify and identify the bacteria and fungi attaching to the masks, and (2) investigate whether the mask-attached microbes could be associated with the types and usage of the masks and individual lifestyles.