MSM and Government quoting the DELVE report on masks as some sort of serious thing that knows what it is on about. Well I’ve read it and I don’t agree.
They quote 1 study that involved a masked hamster as proof masks work in reducing virus transmission.
How do you mask a hamster? I have no idea.
Looking into DELVE, which is part of the Royal Society: https://rs-delve.github.io This is their “facemarks study report”: https://rs-delve.github.io/addenda/2020/07/07/masks-update.html They are a data analytical group so no need for medical people, just data analysis. Few gems from the “report/study” if you can call it that” A series of controlled experiments in a hamster SARS-CoV2 transmission model and “the index animal was “masked”’ – WTF? the majority of SARS-CoV2 infected individuals remain asymptomatic throughout infection. There are no human controlled trials on the efficacy of universal mask use in stemming SARS-CoV2 transmission. However, the conclusions of this study are not supported by the presented evidence , as summarized by a number of scientists requesting a retraction by the authors. Underwhelming to say the least was my first and second impression reading through it. Like the 6 countries study on diets it’s cherry picked data (study was initially 23 countries) with what does not meet your preconceived ideas being ejected and not included. No mention of the 15 or 16 reals studies done using humans in surgical settings that contradict their finding completely.