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FIN-UNMASKED 2021: Selvitys kasvosuojusten ja hygieniakäytäntöjen tehosta ja haitoista virusepidemian ehkäisyssä


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    <title>FIN-UNMASKED 2021: Selvitys kasvosuojusten ja hygieniakäytäntöjen tehosta ja haitoista virusepidemian ehkäisyssä</title>
    <subject>face mask</subject>
    <subject>corona virus</subject>
    <subject>mass hysteria</subject>
    <subject>human rights</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2021-07-15</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;Maskien tehoa epidemian ehk&amp;auml;isyss&amp;auml; on arvioitu kautta linjan liian rajatusti, jonka lis&amp;auml;ksi maskidebatti on pysynyt alkeellisena. Toinen ryhm&amp;auml; on maskien puolella ja heid&amp;auml;n kantansa on syntynyt tehokkaan mainoskampanjan ansiosta. Toinen ryhm&amp;auml; on ollut alusta asti oikeassa &amp;ndash; maskit ovat tehottomia, mutta perustelut pohjautuvat toisinaan virheelliseen tietoon. Maskien ominaisuuksien lis&amp;auml;ksi olennaisia tekij&amp;ouml;it&amp;auml; arvioidessa tehokkuutta ovat tartunta-annos, pisaroiden ja partikkelien levi&amp;auml;minen, tartuntatilanteet, ilmaantuvuus, pisaratartunnan todenn&amp;auml;k&amp;ouml;isyys, maskin k&amp;auml;ytt&amp;ouml;tavat, terveyshaitat, rasite ymp&amp;auml;rist&amp;ouml;lle, tuotannon hinta ja inhimillinen k&amp;auml;rsimys, sek&amp;auml; maskin symbolinen merkitys osana hygieniateatteria ja hysteriaa. Marginaalistakin hy&amp;ouml;ty&amp;auml; tulee punnita t&amp;auml;t&amp;auml; kaikkea vastaan, jota ei ole t&amp;auml;t&amp;auml; selvityst&amp;auml; aiemmin k&amp;auml;sitelty kokonaisvaltaisesti.&lt;br&gt;

&lt;p&gt;FIN-UNMASKED 2021: Study on the efficacy and harms of face masks and hygiene practices in the prevention of a viral epidemic&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;The efficacy of masks in epidemic has been assessed across the board too narrowly and the mask debate has remained rudimentary at best. The side that sees masks as essential protection have formed their opinion due to effective advertising campaign. The second group has been right from the beginning &amp;ndash; the masks are ineffective, but the reasoning is sometimes based on incorrect information. Aspects that are relevant in evaluating efficacy of face masks include infectious dose, droplet and particle spread, situation, incidence rate, probability of droplet infection, habits related to use of mask, long-term and acute health hazards, environmental factors, cost of production of PPE including cost of suffering, and lastly the symbolic significance of masks as part of hygiene theater and hysteria. Even a marginal benefit must be weighed against all these factors, which has not been assessed comprehensively before this study.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">This review has been completed in its entirety and independently by one Finnish author between January to July 2021, Both the scientific analysis and essays are politically neutral and do not target any specific instance, person or organization unless this has been explicitly specified. The author will not participate even anonymously to potential public discussion, so that unnecessary speculation regarding this can be avoided.</description>
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