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  1. Sep 2022
  2. www.justine-haupt.com www.justine-haupt.com
    1. Those at the highest risk are free to wear KN/N95 masks to protect themselves.

      The problem is that while N95 and P100 masks offer better protection in the lab, in practice they only have about a 40% efficacy in preventing infection. https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/study-supports-widespread-use-better-masks-curb-covid-19

      This is among trained professionals though, and the efficacy drops to zero when forced upon toddlers and children.

      The linked study (and others) shows it's better to focus on better indoor air quality in general - which was already a problem long before COVID.

  3. Apr 2022
    1. ReconfigBehSci [@SciBeh]. (2021, October 1). @alexdefig and I didn’t say we should mandate them. I simply pointed out that when considering the impact of passports on uptake we should probably look at actual uptake in response to actual mandates in addition to survey data, which may or may not translate into action, no? [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1443958577173917699

    1. ReconfigBehSci [@SciBeh]. (2021, October 1). @alexdefig I get that you are against mandates. I am responding to the reasons you give for this. Those reasons should be evidence based, right? And they should also not include the claim you are trying to justify. That’s all. [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1443960408105107459

  4. Mar 2022
  5. Dec 2021
    1. Deepti Gurdasani. (2021, December 23). Some brief thoughts on the concerning relativism I’ve seen creeping into media, and scientific rhetoric over the past 20 months or so—The idea that things are ok because they’re better relative to a point where things got really really bad. 🧵 [Tweet]. @dgurdasani1. https://twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status/1474042179110772736

  6. Aug 2021
  7. Mar 2021
  8. Apr 2018
    1. But there is another circumstance of great importance in the view of economy. The business of the United States has hitherto occupied the State legislatures, as well as Congress. The latter has made requisitions which the former have had to provide for.

      Useful to circle back to these remarks after introducing the concept of "unfunded mandates" to H.S. students.