Skip to comments.‘Effectiveness Unproven’: Dutch Lawmaker Advises Against Wearing Masks
Posted on 07/30/2020 8:35:57 AM PDT by Hojczyk
The Minister for Medical Care Tamara van Ark made the decision after a review by the countrys National Institute for Health (RIVM).
Instead the official advice is for better adherence to social distancing rules after a surge in coronavirus cases over the past seven days, Van Ark said at a press conference in The Hague, Reuters reports.
Because from a medical perspective there is no proven effectiveness of masks, the Cabinet has decided that there will be no national obligation for wearing non-medical masks Van Ark said.
RIVM chief Jaap van Dissel cited studies that show masks help slow the spread of disease but remained unconvinced they will do anything to counter coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands.
He argued wearing masks incorrectly, together with worse adherence to social distancing rules, could increase the risk of transmitting the disease.
So we think that if youre going to use masks (in a public setting) then you must give good training for it, he said.
The decision followed a meeting of health and government officials after new coronavirus cases in the country rose to 1,329 in the past week, an increase of more than a third. The case level has since flattened out.
As Breitbart News reported, the Dutch have taken a different path in their reaction to the global pandemic almost from the first moment it was discovered.
Shops have remained open and families cycle along in the sunny summer weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an intelligent lockdown to meet the coronavirus threat.
In contrast to most other European countries where people were ordered to remain housebound for months at a time, the Dutch authorities merely advised people to stay home if possible and to keep 1.5 metres (five feet) of social distance.
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Maybe there are no Dutch Karens to spoil family bike ride. What is the Dutch word for Karen, anyway?
One of the frontline doctors said N95 are ineffective against viruses. Use N99 or N100. More effective but not 100%
The Dutch argument is not the same as the one the “frontline doctors” are making.
The Dutch advise is based on that use of masks without effective training will make people less careful about hygiene and social distancing, exposing people through a false sense of security.
The “frontiline” witch doctors are just throwing out a bunch of garbage theories, I don’t have time to sift through their nonsense.
I’ll wait for the translation from Sigourney Weaver.
Lets look at the science, not another uninformed opinion.
We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection. Public health authorities define a significant exposure to Covid-19 as face-to-face contact within 6 feet with a patient with symptomatic Covid-19 that is sustained for at least a few minutes (and some say more than 10 minutes or even 30 minutes). The chance of catching Covid-19 from a passing interaction in a public space is therefore minimal. In many cases, the desire for widespread masking is a reflexive reaction to anxiety over the pandemic.
New England Journal of Medicine.
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