The Face Mask Folly in Retrospect

“It’s just a mask”: Global impact of the face mask folly (K. Birb)

It has been known for decades that face masks don’t work against respiratory virus epidemics. Why has much of the world nonetheless fallen for the face mask folly? Ten reasons.

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Covid Vaccines: A Shot in the Dark?

Pfizer vaccine effectiveness against severe disease, by month of second dose, 65+ (MOH)

New data from Israel shows that within six months, vaccine protection against severe disease in people over 65 has decreased from 95% to 55%. Will boosters save the day?

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Australia in Lockdown

Lockdowns in Australia (Daily Mail)

After the emergence of multiple coronavirus clusters, most of Australia now is in partial or full lockdown. The list of Australian contact tracing exposure sites is already 60 pages long and includes even some remote places in the Australian Outback.

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