Do Masks Harm Children? Who Knows? Data Are Censored

By | July 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Let’s be clear: The work of science has nothing whatever to do with consensus. Consensus is the business of politics. Science, on the contrary, requires only one investigator who happens to be right…The greatest scientists in history are great precisely because they broke with the consensus. – Michael Crichton

From “The Andromeda Strain” to Jurassic Park,” Crichton was a master of science fiction. So who would be better at distinguishing it from real science? A real scientist does experiments and uses the results to alter his beliefs. A phony scientist uses his beliefs to alter the results of his experiments.

JAMA-Pediatrics published a study showing lower O2 and higher CO2 levels in children wearing masks. Other studies showed children’s masks contaminated with bacteria, viruses, food, and snot. And a champion high-school track star ran 800 meters in a mask, set a record, and collapsed on her face.

I recall learning in 7th grade that we breathe in O2 and breathe out CO2. So when I was 12 years old, it would not have surprised me to hear that when you interfere with respiration, O2 falls and CO2 rises. But it does surprise “scientists.” JAMA-Pediatrics published a study showing exactly that in mask-wearing children. But the editors quickly retracted the study when they feared it lead parents to pause before they masked their children.

To use Crichton’s words, the editors felt they had to go along with the consensus. We can forgive the medieval church for forbidding Galileo to say that the earth revolves around the sun. They were medieval, after all. But we are not medieval. There is no excuse for us when we insist that data be rejected if they do not go along with the consensus.

Are masks harmful to children, especially if they are physically active? Maybe. Maybe not. We can’t know, because those in authority control what we are told. The end result of censorship is that people don’t know what to believe, so they believe nothing – even what is true. Trust the “experts” on vaccines? Why? We can’t even trust them on what a 12-year-old would know about respiration.

Trust takes years to build, but only minutes to destroy. Nice going, guys. What are you going to destroy next? You look like politicians and scientists. But in fact you are demolition contractors.

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