I hope a lot of people read this article, Erik. I've been pointing out the flaws with the intubation strategy since data began to appear in early April showing it was a catastrophically stupid thing to do in nearly every case. Now that doctors aren't killing the majority of their patents, we're seeing a very strong decline in the covid-19 mortality rate per thousand infections - a fact which the mass media resolutely fails to mention. Now, if we can move toward a properly scientific view of facemasks, we may be able to mitigate some of the harms being done by this other assertion-based policy. If only people (especially in the USA) didn't view SARS-CoV2 exclusively through political glasses we'd all be far less inclined to be doing stupid things.

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