“Countries with high levels of mask compliance did not perform better than those with low mask usage,” found a new study, whose data and analysis instead discovered a “moderate positive correlation between mask usage and deaths.” The peer-reviewed study – “Correlation Between Mask Compliance and COVID-19 Outcomes in Europe” – was authored by Beny Spira, an Associate Professor at the University of São Paulo whose research focuses on the molecular genetics of microorganisms. Published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science on April 19th, 2022, the paper describes its purpose as “analyz[ing] the correlation between mask usage against morbidity and
Six adults argued with, then viciously attacked a 17-year-old girl in the Prenzlauer Berg district of Berlin, Germany, for her refusal to wear a mask on a tram carriage this weekend, according to local reports. The six adults are reported to have beaten the teenager so badly that she required hospitalization. The attack – which came just days after the country’s President demanded “louder” and “more visible” pro-mandate activities – was also reported to have included racial slurs. Both men and women involved in the attack are said to have informed the girl about the mask requirement prior to thrashing
Mask mandates implemented by the government amidst the COVID-19 appear to be causing speech delays in young children. The regulations, which are still in effect in Democrat-led cities including Washington D.C. and New York City, have had adverse effects on the development of speaking abilities in children and babies. “This has been a very challenging year,” emphasized Jaclyn Theek, a clinic director and speech-language pathologist at the Speech and Learning Institute in North Palm Beach, Florida. The clinic experienced a 364 percent increase in patients who were babies and toddlers amidst the pandemic. Prior to the onset of COVID-19, only
Nearly half of young Europeans are skeptical of their government’s motives surrounding pandemic-related restrictions such as lockdowns and vaccine mandates, reveals a new European Council on Foreign Relations poll. The September 1st report notes that “one of the clearest consequences [of the COVID-19 pandemic] so far is a surge in cynicism among young people about governments’ intentions.” “The poll shows that younger people are less likely to believe that the main motivation of governments in introducing pandemic-related restrictions is to limit the spread of the virus,” the think tank summarizes in comparison to older generations. 23 percent of respondents aged
While speaking at a conference in 2018, Wuhan Institute of Virology collaborator Dr. Ralph Baric advised attendees on how to "make money" in the next pandemic.
Officials seized thousands of fake face masks worth over $1,300,000 entering the U.S. from China. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Indianapolis halted a shipment arriving from China that contained more than 4,500 designer face masks,” the agency’s press release notes. Destined for Puerto Rico, the shipment contained face masks from luxury brands including Dior and Louis Vuitton: “Inside officers found 4,550 counterfeit medical face masks from fashion designers such as Dior (1,150), Louis Vuitton (1,100), Gucci (1,400), Burberry (400), and Fendi (500). The face masks were reviewed by an import specialist who determined the items were counterfeit.
Customs and Border Protection officials seized nearly 40 million masks and 200,000 COVID-19 test kits over the course of the last four months. The staggering numbers come from the agency’s April report, which notes that between January 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, CBP seized “more than 38 million counterfeit face masks seized in 770 incidents.” The figure works out to roughly 320,000 fake masks being caught by U.S. officials per day. Customs and Border Protection also collected “more than 183,000 FDA-prohibited COVID-19 test kits in 423 incidents,” noting “these items were either prohibited for not meeting legal requirements, or they
Customs and Border Patrol officials seized nearly 200,000 counterfeit masks entering the U.S. from China. “U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers working at the Houston Seaport intercepted a shipment of counterfeit N95 masks that with an estimated Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of almost $350,000,” the agency summarized. The shipment was intercept at the Houston Seaport and contained 171,460 masks with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health logo on the boxes. “The shipment of counterfeit masks originated in China and were destined to White Plains, N.Y. before CBP officers intercepted it, April 7,” Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) added.