There’s absolutely no surprise about this, it has been known throughout. NZ’s Ashley Bloomfield said so in March 2020 as we reported earlier. They serve a political purpose only.

from Summit News

A massive international research collaboration that analyzed several dozen rigorous studies focusing on “physical interventions” against covid and influenza found that they provide little to no protection against infection or illness rates.

The study, published in the peer-reviewed Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, is the strongest science to date refuting the basis for mask mandates worldwide.

According to the Cochrane study, which included the work of researchers at institutions in the  U.K., Canada, Australia, Italy and Saudi Arabia, a total of 78 studies were analyzed. Most recent additions to the meta-analysis were 11 new randomized controlled trials.

As unlisted study author Carl Heneghan — who directs the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford — noted on Twitter: “Wearing masks in the community probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of influenza‐like illness (ILI)/covid‐19 like illness compared to not wearing masks.”

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