Laurie Garrett is an American science journalist and former Senior Fellow in the Council on Foreign Relations. Garrett has been a leading voice promoting draconian Covid mandates for the last two years—especially masks. In a video that’s resurfaced from the National Academy of Medicine in 2018, Garrett gives us the real rationale for mask mandates.
There’s only a couple of countries that have ever really done large-scale studies to try and figure out what might work. Japan, it may not surprise you, is one of them. In one of their large studies they basically showed that the masks, it seemed like the major efficacy of a mask is that it causes alarm in the other person and so you stay away from each other. And that’s what I think happened with SARS. When I was in the SARS epidemic I saw everywhere all over Asia people started wearing these masks, and it is alarming, when you walk down the street and everyone coming toward you has a mask on, you definitely do social distancing, you definitely—it’s just a gut thing. But did the mask really help them? Did the mask keep the virus out? Almost certainly not. If the virus was around their face, the mask would not have made a difference.
That’s right. The reason American kids were forced to cover their faces for six hours every day was “that it causes alarm in the other person and so you stay away from each other… But did the mask really help them? Did the mask keep the virus out? Almost certainly not.” Garrett always knew, but continues to support muzzling them anyway.
They knew. They always knew. They lied, and our kids were the victims.
From the author’s substack