We look back at a pre-COVID controversy in which nurses' unions fought against mandatory mask policies and won. Everyone seems to have forgotten about this, but obviously it is relevant to the situation today. Also, we talk about the growing body of evidence showing the lockdowns were ineffective.
Alex Berenson in Threadreader, Aug 7, 2020: "The Ontario arbitration fight about masks is really stunning..."
CBC, Jan 8, 2014: Nurses gear up for fight over mandatory flu shots or masks
CBC, Sep 10, 2015: Union says Ontario nurses can't be forced to wear masks in flu season
CBC, Dec 4, 2019: B.C. nurses no longer need to get flu vaccine or wear masks, can rely on 'professional judgment'
CanLII, Dec 16, 2015: Bloorview School Authority v Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 4400
CanLII, Nov 9,2016: William Osler Health System v Ontario Nurses’ Association, 2016
New York Post, Jun 6, 2020: WHO reverses position on face masks as coronavirus cases climb
Donald L. Luskin in The Wall Street Journal, Sep 1, 2020: The Failed Experiment of Covid Lockdowns
Daily Mail, Jul 23, 2020: Lockdowns DON'T work, study claims: Researchers say stay-at-home orders made no difference to coronavirus deaths around the world - but prior health levels DID
Lancet via EClinicalMedicine, Jul 21, 2020: A country level analysis measuring the impact of government actions, country preparedness and socioeconomic factors on COVID-19 mortality and related health outcomes
Irish Times, Sep 2, 2020: German lockdown was too harsh says health minister
Associated Press via USA Today, Sep 1, 2020: South Florida restaurants and casinos reopen as governor vows no more COVID-19 shutdowns
CBC, Sep 9, 2020: Alberta won't 'micromanage' businesses as COVID-19 infections climb: Kenney
Justice Centre News Release, Sep 9, 2020: Court ruling upholds Alberta bylaw that bans trailer signs on private land
Theme Music "Carpay Diem" by Dave Stevens