4) Fake science

4) Fake science

For decades, studies have shown that face masks don’t work against respiratory virus epidemics.

But with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and increasing political pressure (see reason #6), suddenly studies appeared claiming the opposite.

In reality, these studies were a mixture of confounded observational data, unrealistic modelling and lab results, and outright fraud.

The most influential fraudulent study certainly was the
WHO–commissioned meta-study
published in The Lancet.

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