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Twitter Removes Tweet From Trump COVID-19 Advisor Saying, ‘Masks Work? NO’

Twitter Removes Tweet From Trump COVID-19 Advisor Saying, ‘Masks Work? NO’

Twitter loves censorship!

Twitter removed a tweet from Dr. Scott Atlas, an advisor to President Donald Trump on COVID-19, because it violated the platform’s coronavirus “Misleading Information Policy.”

At least that’s what a spokesperson told The Daily Caller News Foundation.

How many times has WHO and CDC changed their opinions and guidelines when it comes to the coronavirus?

It’s not like Atlas made this up out of thin air. Instead, Twitter, which has been on a roll with censorship this week, just deleted it.

From NBC News:

The tweet no longer appeared on the site Sunday morning, replaced with a note saying “This Tweet is no longer available” and a link to Twitter’s rules and policies explaining why the company removes or limits certain posts.

The tweet in question, posted Saturday by Dr. Scott Atlas, read: “Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO:’widesprd use not supported’ + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM:’despite decades, considerble uncertainty re value’; CDC rvw May:’no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n’; learn why.”

The Federalist got a screengrab:

https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/18/white-house-expert-scott-atlas-censored-by-twitter/

Atlas provided this information to The Federalist as well:

In the deleted tweet, I cited the following evidence against general population masks:

1) Cases exploded even with mandates: Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, Hawaii, Alabama, the Philippines, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Israel.

2) Dr. Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and editor in chief of British Medical Journal Evidence-Based Medicine: ‘It would appear that despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks.’

(https://www.cebm.net/covid-19/masking-lack-of-evidence-with-politics/)

3) The WHO: ‘The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to consider’ (http://bitly.ws/afUm)

4) The CDC: ‘Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.’ (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article).

I also cited an article giving detailed explanation of the reasons why masks might not prevent spread: https://t.co/1hRFHsxe59

How about old tweets? This tweet, along with others, still exists on Twitter.

How many times has Leslie given us evidence of why we couldn’t trust WHO or CDC, especially WHO? I lost count.

Do masks work? I’d rather be safe than sorry, but you have to wear a new mask every time (if using disposable ones) and wash masks after you use them. How many of you guys do that?

But stop politicizing everything. If Twitter went back and deleted every single tweet from the beginning that is negative towards masks maybe then we could take them seriously.

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Hotep.Maqqebet | October 19, 2020 at 11:21 am

Twitter is evil.
However, Masks work.
Quibble all you want, but masks work.

    71% of people who have been diagnosed with covid have been wearing masks , recent Data by CDC

    Think about that, if they work so well

      Joe-dallas in reply to gonzotx. | October 20, 2020 at 2:03 pm

      Its not that masks dont work – because the do (to a limited extent)

      The problem is that masks are mandated in settings where there is already an extremely low risk of transmission
      ie most grocery stores, retail stores, office buildings, etc.

      The protections in high risk environments are lax

      most of the transmissions are at home, mass transit, some medical settings.

    “Masks work” you say.

    What, exactly do they achieve? Under what circumstances? What type(s) of masks? How must they be used? Are there times/places where they’re more effective than others? Does the process of using masks cause other problems? Are they more effective at preventing an infected person from spreading, or at helping a healthy person avoid contamination?

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Paul. | October 19, 2020 at 1:04 pm

      So, you can put on your mask, and gloves if you want to be real safe, in the morning, walk around all day – go to Walmart, hit the Starbucks, take part in a riot and then loot a Target, and then, at 4PM, walk into an operating room and perform surgery still in that very same mask and pair of gloves, and like magic, everyone is protected.

      In other news, you are a racist, so shut up before you are beaten up. Because we must protect free speech.

    Read the links, then come back to us.

    Holy Wuhan! Well said Batman!

    Antifundamentalist in reply to Hotep.Maqqebet. | October 19, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    Masks worn correctly offer more protection than no masks at all. But they have to be used correctly.

    DaveGinOly in reply to Hotep.Maqqebet. | October 19, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Dr. Atlas cited his sources. I suggest you look them up and read them. In the CDC document cited, the CDC says it makes sense that they work, but admits there’s no evidence (in randomized clinical trials, RCTs) that they do. This is called “science.” Haven’t we been told to “follow the science”?

      henrybowman in reply to DaveGinOly. | October 19, 2020 at 2:35 pm

      It also “makes sense” that the earth is flat, the sun orbits around it, and a heavy object should fall faster than a lighter one. The whole reason for inventing science was to rein in the errors promulgated by our untutored intuition.

    iconotastic in reply to Hotep.Maqqebet. | October 19, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    Citations of peer reviewed RCT studies please. At least three citations are required to even give you a shred of credibility.

    Masks do sweet fuck all to stop the Chinese Death Kooties.

    Evidence you ask? If they worked as true believers and sheep want to believe they do then the explosion of “cases” in the UK would have been stopped dead in August when it became law to wear them here in the UK.

    Colonel Travis in reply to Hotep.Maqqebet. | October 19, 2020 at 2:34 pm

    I keep hearing “masks work” but I keep seeing no evidence that they do. Show me anywhere on earth with CV19 spread plummeted with mask mandates?

    I live in DFW Texas. Dallas County recently re-issued its maximum red warning to stay home because cases are skyrocketing. There has been a mask mandate since June. Huh? I thought masks worked?

    Sorry, you science-loving lovers of science might actually want to look at reality.

    Maybe they work to wipe your butt. Even the CDC and WHO have released peer-reviewed studies based on randomized controlled trials that show that masks have no appreciable effect outside of a clinical environment.

    Next time you grab one of those disposable masks, read that package. I haven’t found a single one that claims to even slow, much less prevent viral spread. They all claim to be effective against bacteria.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to Ironclaw. | October 19, 2020 at 6:44 pm

      Most masks say they filter above 0.3 micron, there are masks that filter 0.1 and up. Virus contained in mucus droplets are captured by most of the masks, but those droplets dry out and then may pass through the mask.

      I think that most people are using masks which cannot trap virus, and I also think most people make a bunch of mistakes in how they use the masks. Even when they do everything right, masks only lower the risk.

      There is much more to all this, the devil is in the details.

    There is a time and a place for a mask. Most Governors, Mayors and even a heck of a lot of so-called scientists simply don’t know the time and the place.

    So, they mandate it for everyone, everywhere. As if a lucky amulet, the magic mask will protect people. Dr. Atlas, and thousands of others, point out this is wrong. To that lady driving in her car, windows open, by herself with a mask on, haha!!! You’re a fool.

    A surgical mask keeps the doctor and nurses spittle out of the operating field. It might, if you are both sick and contagious (which is not a “case” of coronavirus as certain folks are claiming) keep you from infecting a very close contact who is next to you for 15 minutes or so. So, if you want to let citizens decide when and where to use a mask, fine. Mandates, that is a whole different story, thoroughly debunked.

    beagleEar in reply to Hotep.Maqqebet. | October 19, 2020 at 8:40 pm

    Depends what you mean by work.
    Personally, I find absolutes statements about the use of masks for this virus to be asinine, both the evidence and conditions even a non-medical person can observe render such absolutes and Internet Idiocy. That, of course, is the default state of any post or comment on social media.

    The obvious evidence is mixed, here are a few examples:

    “They don’t work because”
    —>. Your eyes are mucous membranes and have been shown to be routes for the virus, as they are with other virus. Masks do zero to stop that route.
    —-> To filter what’s incoming well enough to prevent infection, you need medical grade gear and must handle it by the rules… why 95% of the population doesn’t know and 97% will not follow. You can get a Chinese knock-off KN-95… nope, that’s not enough.

    “They do work because”
    —> Masks don’t have to hold back 100% of the virus to be useful. If they only reduce the rate of infection from, say, 2 per infected person down to 1.25, the bug is drastically slowed. Get it down to 1.0 and it’s no longer a real problem, other than for full time fearmongers. The main purpose of masking the public is not to protect the wearer, but to reduce (not eliminate) the chance they infect someone else.
    —-> If they (plus your eye protection, you’re wearing that, right?) simply reduce the amount of virus you contact, you’ll get less sick. A small enough dose may provide some immunity without your getting sick at all. If, maybe: it’s possible but not proved.
    —-> They’re used in medical facilities. Those and specific masks, made in multiple sizes to seal to your face. Each facility has a certified fit-tester who checks that you donned it correctly, that it forms a seal (sorry, beard), and that you removed and disposed of it correctly in the fit session. Same thing with eye protection, and no a pair of standard glasses doesn’t count. —-> Masks are used and do work under those conditions.

    “They don’t work because” —-> people use them wrong (you see that everywhere), use then in the wrong place (outside by themselves) then remove them where they’re needed (indoors with strangers, such as in a restaurant. Then they take additional risks such as going out when they feel a little off (that’s when you’re most infectious, the day after you’ve caught it). —> Of course people vary widely. A few do it right. Maybe 1 in 10.

      randian in reply to beagleEar. | October 20, 2020 at 5:16 am

      The main purpose of masking the public is not to protect the wearer, but to reduce (not eliminate) the chance they infect someone else.

      Yes, I hear that spouted frequently. It’s bunk. If you believe this, wear a mask yourself, do not force me to wear one. “You just want to kill grandma” is the other one used to shut down conversation. Well, if said old people fear the virus they too can wear masks.

    I didn’t know that the Twitter moderators had DR degrees and chalked this up as misinformation?. What does a bunch of computer geeks know? about this?

Masks are a controlling factor for the communist regime

Unfortunately, so many freaking peole rely on them to keep safe

I go into a disagreement with my ortho Dr., he is scared big time by the China virus and worships at the feet of the Mask God. His mask makes him look like a pig, it’s small and barley fits over his mouth and nose and has a rebreather right smack on his nose.

Very weird.

As a physician I stand by Dr Atlas. We must follow the science.

    Chicklet in reply to avi natan. | October 19, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    Good answer- follow the science, not the scientists. Many of them are long gone, replaced by political robots. Very sad.

And the Danish study is being suppressed

I’m so old I remember when Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx were telling us all that masks don’t work.

The science says whatever I want it to say today to align with my political agenda.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | October 19, 2020 at 2:39 pm

    Don’t forget, people who have spent years earning a degree called “political science” may have a nonstandard idea of what the word science actually means.

N-95 masks used once and replaced and a helmet work.
Routine mask usage does not. I say this as a physician over 30 years and while I’m a Dougie Howser( accepted to med school as a teen) my IQ. While likely dwarfing Fauci, is nothing compared to Dr Atlas who is a true medical rock star.

    dystopia in reply to avi natan. | October 19, 2020 at 11:46 am

    A key is how the mask is used. Too many people carry disposable mask in their pocket that they use over and over again. Extended use coupled with failure to sanitize between uses does not create an inhospitable environment for pathogens.

    A one time N95 mask is great for you, but the exhalation valve may not be so great for those around you.

    Life is full of risks. I would take Dr. Atlas over Dr. Fauci any day.

      LibraryGryffon in reply to dystopia. | October 19, 2020 at 11:54 am

      And since the entire reason used to sell universal masking was to protect others, the valves completely defeat the purpose.

      DaveGinOly in reply to dystopia. | October 19, 2020 at 2:01 pm

      As you say, how the mask is used counts. Even if masks worked perfectly, the way people handle them would still be a source of transmission. For instance, someone going into a supermarket carelessly handles his mask when putting it on before going into the market. While in the market, he touches (and contaminates) food, packaging, and other surfaces. Other’s come by behind him and become contaminated by touching those same articles. When those people remove them masks and subsequently touch their faces, eyes, noses, a mouths, they become infected too, even if the masks prevented airborne transmission.

    gonzotx in reply to avi natan. | October 19, 2020 at 12:26 pm

    Would that be a WW2
    Helmet?

    JusticeDelivered in reply to avi natan. | October 19, 2020 at 6:49 pm

    The helmet also offers some protection from Antifa and BLM.

He’s one of a growing number that doubts masks. Att his point a mask equates to a ballplayer taking a knee

Social “science” trumps medical science. I’ll bet there is a hockey stick in their logic somewhere.

There are no RCTs demonstrating that masks have a statistically significant effect in reducing the transmission of viral infections. The unqualified faith in masks is just superstition at this point. Is
It’s just as effective as sprinkling yourself with stump water at midnight while standing on the grave of a thief and and reciting the Lord’s Prayer backwards.

    iconotastic in reply to nordic_prince. | October 19, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    One of my favorite ‘pro’ arguments are pictures from the Spanish Flu epidemic where people were required to wear masks. It makes me wonder how many other early 20th Century health solutions are still being required.

“The CDC then went further to say, “At no time has CDC guidance suggested that masks were intended to protect the wearers.”
****
“The past was alterable. The past never had been altered. Oceania was at war with Eastasia. Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia.”

    DaveGinOly in reply to SHV. | October 19, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    Of course they don’t want people to believe that masks protect the wearer, so that when mask-wearers become sick they won’t think, “My mask didn’t protect me,” but rather, “Well, I was told it was to protect others.” This trick works in a scenario in which masks actually protect no one, and that’s exactly what is happening.

Efficacy, best practices, and submicron particle physics. The spread in warm, humid climates, and controlled, closed spaces, suggests that the transmission modes have been mischaracterized. That said, Postoperative wound infections and surgical face masks: a controlled study.

Most deaths could have been prevented through closing of Planned Parent, judicious association with vulnerable individuals, and destigmatizing early treatments.

This issue is reminiscent of the effort to deny civil rights and normalize rape… rape-rape culture in order to socially justify the Progressives’ Pro-Choice quasi-religion (“ethics”), specifically the wicked solution a.k.a. reproductive rites. This time, a placebo effect, to save face, reduce collateral damage, and return people to, not a new normal, but to normal.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to n.n. | October 19, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Rape culture is a big deal with Muslims, women keep their mouths shut, after the rape, to avoid death.

Some may find this article of interest. It is worth the long read.

The Year of Disguises by Roger W. Koops*
– October 16, 2020

https://www.aier.org/article/the-year-of-disguises/

*Roger W. Koops holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Riverside as well as Master and Bachelor degrees from Western Washington University. He worked in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industry for over 25 years. Before retiring in 2017, he spent 12 years as a Consultant focused on Quality Assurance/Control and issues related to Regulatory Compliance. He has authored or co-authored several papers in the areas of pharmaceutical technology and chemistry.

This bizarre fixation on “social distancing” seems as much a magic incantation as the masks themselves. There is zero evidence that it makes any difference in ordinary public settings like grocery stores, where people aren’t exactly packed in like sardines in normal times. Outdoors the wind makes a mere six feet irrelevant, and in any case outdoor transmission of covid-19 is rare, especially when it’s also hot, which the virus doesn’t like. That’s why Florida shutting down the beaches was dumb, a hot beach is a terrible vector of transmission.

Unfortunately for me the fixation on positive tests rather than symptomatic cases, hospitalizations, and deaths is allowing my county board to extend its masks order and business restrictions indefinitely. Extensions are rubber stamped automatically every week. They can always crank up PCR amplification if they need a spike to gin up fear, and they conspicuously never reveal the test parameters being used to get the numbers they’re claiming.

Dr. Atlas is a credentialed and outstanding source of reliable information about the COVID-19 pandemic. He totally eclipses the see-sawing of the ineffectual Dr. Faux-chi !!!!!!

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