Harrumpf reader Christine Battle writes from the UK:
“Today’s Daily Sceptic brings another take-down of the mask-wearing cult. Robert Dingwall, Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University and a specialist in medical sociology writes on the futility of masks as a defence against Covid.
It’s generally accepted that a Covid virus cell is about 100 nanometres in diameter (that’s equivalent to one ten-thousandth of a millimetre…) and thus has no difficulty whatsoever in passing through the weave of an average cloth or paper mask. Someone much cleverer than me recently compared the effects of a mask on Covid particles to someone throwing marbles at scaffolding on a building. Some of the marbles (virus particles) might bounce off the scaffolding poles but most will get through and hit the building.
This is not a difficult concept to grasp. So, what is it about masks that their advocates love so dearly? Is it the virtue-signalling (look at me I really care), the fear of infection (don’t approach me, I’m scared) or the result of government and media brainwashing (if I do as I’m told perhaps this nightmare might finally end)? For whatever reason, to a free-born citizen – whether in Australia or anywhere else for that matter, the mask across the face, the hiding of the features and expression, the compliance and subjugation it represents, should be anathema.“
Here in Australia, the ABC’s The Drum recently discussed the doubtful effectiveness of masks, but ended up agreeing with guest Jennifer Hewitt, who opined, with a straight face, that even though it might afford no protection, forcing people to wear masks was a Good Thing, because it served as a ubiquitous and visible reminder – presumably to the little people not blessed with ABC levels of percipience – that this is a really, really serious disease, and they should do what Auntie wants them to. It’s difficult to conceive of a policy more likely to breed contempt for ALL protective measures than to insist on behaviour which you and everybody else knows is futile. ‘Falsus in unum, falsus in omnibus‘
Meanwhile, the appalling Dr Kerry Chance is seriously talking about indoor mask-wearing becoming ‘permanent’.