By the time it was over, Slovakia had the 11th highest mortality rate in the world. But to her, in 2020, a low initial Covid count proved masks worked. This is similar to claims made at the time, that Czechia had suppressed Covid due to wearing homemade cloth masks. Today, Czechia had the 10th highest mortality rate in the world.

As well documented by now, the overwhelming majority of expert projections for the future were not just wrong, but massively wrong. Sadly, no one goes back and holds them accountable.

Tufecki is a former software engineer who changed fields to study sociology and is now an associate professor of sociology who works at the intersection of technology (including AI) and society. For never explained reasons, the NY Times made her a featured columnist on epidemiology, of which she has no background.

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