Before we begin…
Let me be perfectly clear.
If you are at risk of catching a respiratory virus of any kind, I wholeheartedly encourage you to take whatever risk mitigation you deem necessary to protect yourself – just like I would encourage you to do every other flu season prior to COVID.
Today, if wearing a mask makes you feel safer, then wear your mask.
BUT… I encourage you to set aside those warm, fuzzy “feelings of safety” and examine the results of any study on mask efficacy (there are dozens) performed long before the world ever heard of COVID-19.
Wearing a mask may make you feel safe, but wearing that mask can’t keep you safe. That is scientific fact. It can’t stop you from infecting others if you are contagious, either.
More on these studies in a moment…
Elizabeth May, Green Party MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, is triple-vaxxed and wears a mask everywhere she goes, yet she angrily insists the unmasked are to blame for her contracting COVID-19 and becoming “very sick.”
Tested positive 4 #COVID yesterday, Been in Ottawa since Mar 20. Rates here are crazy high. Isolated when I started feeling unwell. This illness is no joke. I do not think i’ll be hospitalized, but very sick. And angry. Too many people unmasked.
Elizabeth May’s logic, if I may abuse its meaning so completely, is this:
My mask won’t work if you don’t wear yours.
My three doses of COVID-19 vaccine don’t work unless you take yours.
Elizabeth May is either delusional or she’s wilfully blind to the scientific facts about surgical and cloth masks and their inability to stop respiratory viruses.
Surgical and cloth masks cannot prevent the infection or spread of any respiratory virus, including COVID-19.
But let’s pretend for a moment they can, and join Elizabeth May in Bizarro World…
- If masks work to prevent transmission of COVID-19 or any other virus, Elizabeth May, how did you get sick?
- If the COVID-19 vaccines work, triple-vaxxed Elizabeth May, how did you contract COVID-19?
- If the vaccine prevents people who contract COVID-19 from becoming “very sick”, Elizabeth May, then how is it possible for you to be so ill?
Why Do We Live In Fear?
In the endless cycle of COVID fear-porn, mask and vaccination mandates are deemed the only solution – the only pathway out of the pandemic.
Every level of government is laser-focused on “new waves” and “spiking case counts” to keep us living in a perpetual state of fear. Why? Because a terrified populace will do what they’re told, without question.
This is why I was so grateful to see a recent poll stating that over 30% of Canadians refuse to submit to these mandates.
This statistic gives me hope in a world that’s gone mad – a world that’s been driven mad to be more precise – by politicians hungry for the next opportunity to impose their will and seize more authoritarian power that can only come at the expense of the rights, freedoms and liberties of mere citizens.
I love that 30% or more of my compatriots refuse to comply with these tyrannical edicts.
And why not? There are plenty of jurisdictions in the world where mandates ended (or were never imposed in the first place) and the world did not end. In fact, just the opposite. People in those jurisdictions thrive but are completely baffled why the rest of us cower with fear.
For example, when Dr. Bonnie Henry (BC’s High Priestess of COVID) finally stated she would ease restrictions on British Columbians, in very the same breath she said she would reimpose restrictions in the fall.
Were the unwashed masses getting a little too restless? Was she ordered to grant us a small sliver of temporary freedom before locking us down again?
Perhaps. It wouldn’t take much to sway into the “probably” camp, either.
Bonnie Henry’s Expert Witness Testimony
In 2015, Dr. Bonnie Henry, then Deputy Provincial Health Officer, testified as an expert witness on behalf of Ontario nurses. Her expert testimony:
- “There’s very scant evidence about the value of masks in preventing the transmission of influenza.”
- “I think we need it to be consistent with the fact that there was nothing that gave us support that providing a mask to everybody all the time was going to give us any additional benefit over putting in place the other measures that we have for the policy.”
She restated her 2015 legal opinion – that masks are useless at preventing COVID transmission or infection – in many television interviews and press conferences over the past year or more.
- March 6, 2020
“We don’t recommend that people who are well wear them because it is not an effective way of protecting yourself. And we know that it actually can be irritating and people are more likely to touch their face when they have a mask on. And that can be a way of inoculating yourself.”
- March 19, 2020
“If I’m not sick, it’s not effective. It’s not something that when I’m out in public, it’s going to protect me in any way.”
- May 11, 2020
“So we don’t want people wearing it all day long, for example.”
- June 22, 2020
“We cannot rely on a mask because the mask is not what keeps us. And masks for long periods of time are not recommended by anybody in any situation.”
- September 11, 2020
CBC’s Ian Hanomansing: “We’re not wearing masks now, would we be safer right now if we had masks on?”
Bonnie Henry: “No, you see, these are the things that we have learned.”
Despite her expert witness evidence and her well-documented public statements to the contrary, on March 11, 2021, Dr. Bonnie Henry had the audacity to claim this.
“I’ve always supported wearing masks. I’ve never said don’t wear them. I’ve always said wear them where it’s appropriate.”
Does it surprise me that the High Priestess of COVID is a liar?
Not for a millisecond.
Back to Elizabeth May…
Elizabeth May is just one in a long line of willing government propagandists working for Trudeau’s Liberals.
By attacking “unmasked” people and blaming then for her health problems, Elizabeth May participates in and promotes the hatred and divisiveness sown by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his entire government for the past two years and counting.
Medical Fact: Masks can’t prevent us from catching COVID-19 and they can’t stop us from passing COVID-19 on to others, if we’re already infected.
Viral immunologist Dr. Byram Bridle, offers one of the best descriptions of this scientific fact I’ve found.
In this video, Dr. Bridle explains the science of why masks don’t work and then performs an experiment while wearing three masks to prove the point that masks are useless at preventing the transmission of COVID-19 or any other respiratory virus.