Social media companies and mainstream media outlets are on a crusade, censoring anyone who challenges the “official” science and narrative behind the COVID-19 virus. It was only last week when Twitter removed New York Post’s bombshell stories about Hunter Biden. Then later in the week, Amazon purged political writer James Perloff’s latest book, “Covid-19 and the Agendas to Come: Red-Pilled,” from its platform for “violating content guidelines.”
With America descending deeper into an Orwellian state – Twitter has yet again banned another tweet, this time on Saturday, from Stanford professor and now White House advisor Scott Atlas.
Atlas tweeted Saturday morning that masks do not work to prevent the spread of the virus:
“Masks work? NO: LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Philippines, UK, Spain, Israel. WHO: “widespread use not supported” + many harms; Heneghan/Oxf CEBM: “despite decades, considerable uncertainty revalue”; CDC rvw May: “no sig red’n in inflnz transm’n”; learn why.”
Hours later, in a follow-up tweet, Atlas wrote:
“That means the right policy is @realDonaldTrump guideline: use masks for their intended purpose — when close to others, especially hi risk. Otherwise, social distance. No widespread mandates.”
As per a CNN report, Atlas’ tweet violated Twitter’s policy that “prohibits sharing false or misleading content related to Covid-19 that could lead to harm.”
The Federalist points out, in an emailed response via Atlas, an array of scientific data to back up his claim:
In the deleted tweet, I cited the following evidence against general population masks:
1) Cases exploded even with mandates: Los Angeles County, Miami-Dade County, Hawaii, Alabama, the Philippines, Japan, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Israel.
2) Dr. Carl Heneghan, University of Oxford, director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and editor in chief of British Medical Journal Evidence-Based Medicine: ‘It would appear that despite two decades of pandemic preparedness, there is considerable uncertainty as to the value of wearing masks.’
3) The WHO: ‘The widespread use of masks by healthy people in the community setting is not yet supported by high quality or direct scientific evidence and there are potential benefits and harms to consider’ (http://bitly.ws/afUm)
4) The CDC: ‘Our systematic review found no significant effect of face masks on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.’ (https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/5/19-0994_article).
I also cited an article giving a detailed explanation of the reasons why masks might not prevent spread: https://t.co/1hRFHsxe59
The tweet and surrounding removal from Twitter come as US COVID-19 cases in the US surged above 70,000 on Friday, the highest daily reading since July 24. Atlas’ tweet was also linked to an article in the American Institute for Economic Research that argues masks are not effective against the virus.