Despite the university having required masks on campus, isolation, and contact tracing within hours of any positive result, the paper recognizes that: "Cornell’s experience shows that traditional public health interventions were not a match for Omicron. While vaccination protected against severe illness, it was not sufficient to prevent rapid spread, even when combined with other public health measures including widespread surveillance testing."
"There was little, if any, emphasis on other more effective mitigation efforts: Ventilation-filtration, exercise, weight loss, and personal responsibility would be far more effective."
"So these school and university mandates beg the question: what are they hoping to achieve?" he asked rhetorically.
"It was known long before COVID-19 that face masks don’t do anything," Yeadon said in a statement he sent to The Epoch Times.
"Many don’t know that blue medical masks aren’t filters. Your inspired and expired air moves in and out between the mask & your face. They are splashguards, that’s all."