January 25

This morning/afternoon.



Double masking is likely more effective to stop spread of Covid-19, Fauci says (CNN, January 25)


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25 thoughts on “Doublespeak

  1. Nigel

    ‘Probably’ will make a difference but ‘no data’ to indicate that it does is not bloody well contradictory for feck’s sake it just means there hasn’t been an actual study. Cop on.

    1. scottser

      Sir Humphrey : With Trident we could obliterate the whole of Eastern Europe.

      Jim Hacker : I don’t want to obliterate the whole of Eastern Europe.

      Sir Humphrey : It’s a deterrent.

      Jim Hacker : It’s a bluff. I probably wouldn’t use it.

      Sir Humphrey : Yes, but they don’t know that you probably wouldn’t.

      Jim Hacker : They probably do.

      Sir Humphrey : Yes, they probably know that you probably wouldn’t. But they can’t certainly know.

      Jim Hacker : They probably certainly know that I probably wouldn’t.

      Sir Humphrey : Yes, but even though they probably certainly know that you probably wouldn’t, they don’t certainly know that, although you probably wouldn’t, there is no probability that you certainly would.

  2. V aka Frilly Keane

    oh just wee wee off

    bloody sick of them, not just the yokes that now fill up my pockets, handbag, work bag, car , office whathaveya
    or the silly personal novelty ones
    even ones with Panda bears on them

    P’ing sick of seeing them, plus gloves, littering everywhere

    we’re bloody tripping over them, car parks, paths, road sides, hedges, bin areas, bus stops
    no matter where you look there’s a mask or a glove minging up with dirt and muck

    they are the new used, fecklessly disguarded dirty johnny

    the more of this crap flickering through the news, the more I’m convince we’ll never see the end of it
    so shove that up your vaccination pole Charage

  3. baz

    Fauci is an absolute spoofer
    He fooled naive sections of the media
    He messed up AIDS and he is continuing his trajectory with COVID

    1. V aka Frilly Keane

      a scientist by qualification, but He’s a career public servant first and foremost

      and always will be

      Don’t trust his instincts on anything
      because it will always be ‘Department’ led policy, and whatever his boss(s) in Government tell him to say

  4. Dave

    The B.1.1.7 version of the virus can get through a normal surgical mask. Germany and Austria give 3 free Ffp2 masks to the vulnerable and they buy their own after that. Last Thursday week Ronan Glynn told the press conference we only have enough Ffp2 masks for doctors and everyone else should stay home. Ffp2 masks are triple layer surgical masks with a closer fit. If you don’t have a safe mask and you have to go out double masking might be the gamble you need to tell yourself you’re protected.

    1. Tony

      But Dave, the masks we’re all wearing are not – and never have been – about protecting the wearer from Covid.

      They’re to help prevent the wearer spreading Covid if they have it.

      Or so I’ve been assuming for about a year now

      1. paul

        Exactly, you wear a mask to protect me, I wear one to protect the next person etc etc.

        Then you meet the gombeen who refuses and the chain is broken and someones Granny becomes a memory and a statistic.

  5. Dave

    Hmmm. People will wear a mask to protect the NHS but won’t wear a mask to protect themselves/pet owners make sure their pets complete their course of medicine but then do not complete their own prescriptions. Your reverse psychology doesn’t work on me. My mask protects me and those around me . And yes people in spreader masks really piss me off.

  6. newsjustin

    To be fair, those two statements (assuming they’re accurately reported) aren’t contradictory.

    Wear one at least anyway folks, be grand.

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