In a recent interview on French television Prof. Jean-François Toussaint of the Université Paris-Descartes has said that hysteria over a “second wave” in France is based on the widespread misinterpretation of data. His main points are as follows:
- Deaths in France (and all across Europe) have fallen to almost zero.
- “Second Wave” headlines are counting “new cases”, not deaths
- These cases are almost all young, healthy people exhibiting no symptoms
- Politicians are being irresponsible and scaring people for unnecessarily
- Scientists on the “Science Council” don’t believe in the measures they’re prescribing and happily break their own rules.
Prof. Toussaint caps it all with this quote:
There is not, at this time, any scientific argument that attests to the usefulness of masks”
Before repeating (as we have said ourselves and which Dr Luis de Benito of Madrid stated last week) that we no longer talk about deaths, but instead talk about second waves and new cases, because the death figures have dropped to almost zero.
We no longer talk about deaths, because they’re averaging less than 10 per day – for three weeks less than 10 per day – so now we have passed to some future fear…next week, next month, next spring…
He is right about this, across Europe excess mortality is now either average or below average. The danger, if indeed there ever was much, has apparently passed.