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In this week's The Reason Roundtable, editors Matt Welch, Katherine Mangu-Ward, Nick Gillespie, and special guest Emma Camp look at the Cochrane Library's new study which concluded masks had "little or no difference" on COVID-19 and ponder a new Florida bill that proposes to remove legal protections against defamation lawsuits.
0:26: The Cochrane Library's review of masking trials
19:46: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the bill to remove legal protections against defamation lawsuits
39:46: Weekly Listener Question
52:31: This week's cultural recommendations
Mentioned in this podcast:
"Masks Make 'Little or No Difference' on COVID-19, Flu Rates: New Study," by Robby Soave
"The Real Science on Masks: They Make No Difference," by John Tierney
"The Perils of Trying To Curtail Hazily Defined 'Disinformation'," by Jacob Sullum
"Ron DeSantis Wants To Rewrite Defamation Law," by Emma Camp
"Database Nation," by Declan McCullagh
"In Praise of Vulgarity," Charles Paul Freund
"Both Left and Right Are Converging on Authoritarianism," by Stephanie Slade
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Audio production by Ian Keyser
Assistant production by Hunt Beaty
Music: "Angeline," by The Brothers Steve