‘Effectiveness Unproven’ - Dutch Won’t Use Mask Mandate - ‘No Proven Effectiveness’ "The Dutch government on Wednesday advised the public that there will be no mask mandate to slow the spread of coronavirus, stating that their effectiveness remains unproven.
nstead 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 you’re going to use masks (in a public setting) … then you must give good training for it,” he said.
Re: ‘Effectiveness Unproven’ - Dutch Won’t Use Mask Mandate - ‘No Proven Effectiveness’ The reasons for masks are to: 1) spread terror; 2) indoctrinate a population to accept edics from gov't; and 3) to further mail-in voting.
Mask don't protect against the spread of viruses or we would use them every flu season.
Mask are ineffective because the virus particles are much too small, even it people didn't wear them with their nose hanging out.
Re: ‘Effectiveness Unproven’ - Dutch Won’t Use Mask Mandate - ‘No Proven Effectiveness’ They may or may not help to some degree, due to the fact that most of the virii or virions that infect us are carried on minute water droplets we spew with most exhalations.
The surgical masks are worm by the Japanese every flu season - but this ain't Japan, and most of us ain't Japanese.
the desire to not do so is , as my OP, and your post expresses, Red, a very defensible choice.
Re: ‘Effectiveness Unproven’ - Dutch Won’t Use Mask Mandate - ‘No Proven Effectiveness’ The Swedes seem to go against as well, but they are a lightly populated land area. I will continue with masks because I sort of fit the profile as victim, kinda. I also have been taking D's as prevention. My curiosity says that I wonder of all Covid is involved with Malmo, or not?