Peter Hitchens on Twitter
"In the name of Covid, the state has come between spouses at the point of death, practically abolished weddings and funerals, prevented millions from making a living, confined us to our homes. Now it tells us what to wear. Is there no point at which people will say 'enough' ?"
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In March, Dr Jenny Harries, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer, said wearing masks could actually put people more at risk.
"Tell me about the value of wearing face-masks, is there any point to that," Dr Harries was asked by PM Boris Johnson.
She replied: "If a healthcare professional hasn’t advised you to wear a face mask, it’s usually quite a bad idea. People tend to leave them on, they contaminate the face mask and then wipe it over something, so it’s really not a good idea and doesn’t help."
Even the UK government’s own website on Coronavirus states:
"Evidence suggests that wearing a face-covering does not protect you."
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said in April ‘there is currently no evidence that wearing a mask (whether medical or other types) by healthy persons in the wider community setting, including universal community masking, can prevent them from infection with respiratory viruses, including COVID-19’.
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We need at this stage to be getting back to the old, February 2020 normal, not consenting to an anti-human, New Abnormal. Instead of putting on masks and crossing to the other side of the road when a fellow human being approaches us, we need to be putting on our most cheerful, happy-go-lucky expressions and getting back to living life without fear of something which the statistics tell us is most unlikely to happen.