Retired NHS Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gary Sidley speaks about the three reasons why he considers face masks to be the most insidious of all restrictions:
1) The highest level of scientific evidence (randomised controlled trials) finds masks to be ineffective at stopping viral transmission.
2) Masks cause a whole range of physical, psychological and societal harms.
3) Masks create fear, they serve as a way of identifying “good” and “bad” citizens, and because masks are a “Constant reminder of the threat of Covid-19” they manipulate compliance in people. The New Zealand Ministry of Health actually says this in a response to an Official Information Act request, which you can see in this video.
This video can be viewed at the links below:
Article by Dr. Gary Sidley, Masks – Do Benefits Outweigh the Harms?
There is also lots of good information of Dr. Gary Sidley’s ‘Smile Free’ website: