What’s Behind The Mask?

Here’s a quick cruise through some of the science of masks. Perhaps the most important study says this: Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS–CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients. Unfortunately, that’s the main basis used to sell masks to the public—that masks are mostly not for uninfected people to protect themselves, but to…

Petty Tyrants

Man, this stuff angrifies my blood mightily. We were sold the idea of “shelter-in-place” in order to “flatten the curve”. This would avoid overloading the medical system, as shown below. Fair enough. And like a fool, I assumed that when the curve was flattened, we could get back to work. But noooo … I just…