Evidence required by the people of Queensland from the Queensland Government about the efficacy of mandated masks and lockdown

Eligibility - Queensland residents
Principal Petitioner:
Alan Ballard
353 Blackall Range Road
Total Signatures - 2,712
Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament
Posting Date: 8/7/2021
Closing Date: 12/9/2021
Tabled Date: 14/9/2021
Responded By: Hon Yvette D'Ath MP on 14/10/2021
TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

Queensland residents draws to the attention of the House the following:

1. There are studies that show that masks do not protect against viruses. Coronaviruses, like influenza viruses are 0.125 microns - 100 times smaller than fine dust particles, rendering masks practically useless. The efficacy of mask-wearing in the sterile surgical setting is vastly different to the community, i.e. unhygienic unsanitary practices place wearers at more risk of bacterial infection.

Furthermore, evidence of the futility of wearing masks against SARS-CoV-2 is now overwhelming. Many examples of peer reviewed research are provided on the Swiss Policy Research Website, e.g. a Danish (March 2021) randomized controlled trial with 6,000 participants found no statistically significant evidence that face masks protect against SARS-CoV-2 infection in the community. 

2. Lockdowns are causing a devastating impact on our communities. It is now irrefutable that cases of psychological trauma, mental health and suicides are increasing. In addition, thousands of small business owners will never recover. For example, a Lancet article (August 2020) concluded that “full lockdowns and wide-spread COVID-19 testing were not associated with reductions in the number of critical cases or overall mortality”.

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to direct the Chief Health Officer (CHO), to provide the people of Queensland irrefutable evidence within 30 days of the presentation of this petition that i) lockdowns, and ii) the wearing of masks will save lives and protect the community.