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Author Claims that Rejection of Study Showing Mask-Wearing Hurts Kids was about Politics, NOT Science

The author of a study finding that masks harm children says that his study was rejected because of politics, not science.

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The author of a study finding that masks harm children says that his study was rejected because of politics, not science.

Harald Walach, whose study found that prolonged mask-wearing exposes kids to dangerous levels of carbon dioxide (not to mention pathogens and other problems), discovered that his study was suddenly retracted by the Journal of the American Medical Association and JAMA Pediatrics.

After initially publishing it, the Journal suddenly claimed that the study didn’t have “sufficiently convincing evidence” in it.

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Wallach slammed the Journal in comments made to JustTheNews:

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“I would actually also like to see how those conclusions were reached, but I am afraid that there was no solid conclusion,” he wrote in an email. The “key phrase” in the retraction notice was “potential public health implications,” which suggests “the retraction was political, because some people did not like our data,” Walach said.

The notice cited “numerous scientific issues” that were raised after the publication of the research letter, a shorter format JAMA accepts for “concise, focused reports of original research.” They are limited to 600 words — a condition cited by Walach in responses to criticism.

Walach added that the magazine didn’t even bother to provide any refutation of his paper. They just rejected it with vague claims that it didn’t measure up.

JustTheNews found several others that supported the idea that masks-wearing can be harmful for kids:

Northwestern University’s Eve Bloomgarden, founder of an Illinois medical group that promotes “continued universal masking” of schoolchildren, blasted JAMA Pediatrics for accepting a paper by authors with a “known bias against masks and other non-pharmaceutical interventions against COVID, as well as vaccinations.”

Three other activist academics joined her comment, warning the paper “may lead to very real harm for children.” Millions of them “have been successfully wearing masks every day for months,” and “extensive evidence” shows masking is “essential” to COVID mitigation, they claimed.

The fact is, there are many scientists and doctors who think mask-wearing is a bad idea for kids.

The left does not care about science. It cares about politics.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Iowa Racetrack Announcer Thrills Crowd by Slamming Anthem Protesters, then Gets Fired

An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting.

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An announcer for an Iowa racetrack thrilled the home crowd with a rant against national anthem protesters, but his bosses were less accepting. Video of announcer Lon Oelke’s rant was broadcast live on FloRacing, but once it was posted to social media it went viral. Some were upset over the announcer’s reference to “darker toned skin people.” After complaints filed in, the The Kossuth County Speedway in Algona, Iowa, announced that it had fired the announcer who was a fill-in announcer and not full-time. “It was not OK, and it will not be happening again,” the company said in a statement. “Kossuth County Speedway looks forward to proving to our fans, drivers and crews that we can and will do better.” During his announcement, Oelke told fans that he had a public service announcement. “I’ve got four words for you: Find a different country if you won’t do it,” he said. “Get the hell out of dodge!” He went on to slam the NFL. “Now they’re gonna have another national anthem, for those folks, I guess the darker toned skin color, I’ll just say, Blacks,” Oelke added. “They want a different national anthem and the NFL is thinking about doing it,” he said. “So, I just say shut the TVs off and let them play in front of nobody.” https://youtu.be/5GeJkeXW6pI Follow Warner Todd Huston on Facebook at: facebook.com/Warner.Todd.Huston.

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Adorable New Conservative Book with Anti-Trans Message Teaches Kids that ‘Elephants are Not Birds’

A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme.

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A new conservative children’s book is looking to keep the woke out of story time with a new anti-transgender theme. Brae Books has published its new book for the kiddos entitled, Elephants are Not Birds, that tells kids that you are what you are biologically. According to the website, Brave Books offers parents “a conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that our children are being taught in schools, in the entertainment they watch and the books they read.” Company CEO Trent Talbot said he was driven to create the new book line when he noticed that “that there is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our kids. And everywhere I looked was propaganda,” the New York Post reported. Per the paper: An ophthalmologist by trade, Talbot pointed to Ibram X. Kendi’s picture book, “Antiracist Baby,” which urges parents and kids to “make equity a reality,” as content that needs a counterpoint. “Once my eyes were open I was seeing it everywhere and I couldn’t unsee it,” Talbot said. “I thought there was a need for books that could help parents teach the values they hold dear.” Brave Books’ first offering is called “Elephants are Not Birds,” the story of an elephant named Kevin who likes to sing, and then is convinced by a vulture — named Culture — that he warbles so well, he must actually be a bird. Brave Books also made the decision to to refuse to do business with Amazon.com and will sell their wares only on their website. The Post added: Other planned books include, “The Island of Free Ice Cream” by former OAN anchor Jack Posobiec, which will tackle Communism. The company is also courting Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), to write “Fame, Blame, and the Raft of Shame” about…

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