I sent this link to a couple of experts I know, one is a Doctor treating covid patients and the other is a scientist whose company has been working on Covid-19 research and asked them for just a basic response. This is one part of the link that they both disagreed with, and the reasons why.
Hodkinson remarked that “social distancing is useless because COVID is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing,” as he called for society to be re-opened immediately to prevent the debilitating damage being caused by lockdowns.
1. It's 30 feet, not 30 meters for small droplet aerosols.
2. The scientific evidence is just not there that people are contracting Covid from short term exposure to small droplet aerosols. It could theoretically happen, particularly if someone is indoors in a small environment for a long period of time without proper air filtration and not wearing proper protective equipment.
“Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever,” he said.
They both agree that this is generally incorrect.
“Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’s utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate, uneducated people – I’m not saying that in a pejorative sense – seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.”
They both sort of agree with this, IF your goal is to filter out covid from others.
Paper masks and fabric masks (not bandanas) IF worn properly
reduce the large droplet spread distance from infected people, so if everyone is wearing a face covering the transmission rate can be reduced. (not eliminated)
This opinion of theirs has been documented with months of not only lab testing but also contact tracing. If you want effective protection from others you need better PPE, which unfortunately is generally not available to the public. Social distancing and limiting possible exposure time to the general public, particularly in an indoor environment, is as or even more important than mask wearing.
as he called for society to be re-opened immediately to prevent the debilitating damage being caused by lockdowns.
Both of them are opposed to lockdowns, with the possible exception of the cruise ship industry. The scientific evidence does not show that people are getting covid via most
businesses that practice safe protocols.
Something I've personally noticed that seems to confirm what I've been told is the data from official contact tracing, is how people are getting Covid in the last 6 months. Although I still don't personally know anyone who has actually had covid yet, I know people who know of people (coworkers or distant friends of theirs) who did contract covid, and in EVERY instance they got it from a family member or someone they met at a private party, a wedding after party, a funeral after gathering, a family event, etc. where they were generally indoors, no social distancing, no mask wearing. Outdoor parties have also spread covid too, IF there was no social distancing or mask wearing. Being outdoors is little protection if you're sitting right next to an infected person for hours.
The doctor also slammed the unreliability of PCR tests, noting that “positive test results do not, underlined in neon, mean a clinical infection,” and that all testing should stop because the false numbers are “driving public hysteria.”
They are both critical of PCR tests as well.