According to the new CDC findings released on Friday, it concludes that mask mandates were associated with an average 1.32 percent decrease in the growth rates of COVID-19 cases and deaths during the first 100 days after the mask policy was implemented.
That’s it. Yet, despite a measly 1.32 percent decrease in stopping the coronavirus from spreading, much of the nation and most of the world have imposed strict mask-wearing mandates.
Indeed, to promote fear and hysteria, on 5 March, AP led off with the headline:
Study Finds Mask Mandates, Dining Out Influence Virus Spread
Their summary of the CDC’s report states:
“Mandating masks was associated with a decrease in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates” and “allowing on-premises restaurant dining was associated with an increase in daily COVID-19 case growth rates.”
Masked-Up For What?
The facts of the study prove, however, that the decrease in infections from wearing a mask was negligible, as were the increases based on dining indoors.
Regarding masks, the report showed that:
“Mask mandates were associated with a 0.5 percentage point decrease in daily COVID-19 case growth rates 1–20 days after implementation and decreases of 1.1, 1.5, 1.7, and 1.8 percentage points 21–40, 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after.
Mask mandates were associated with a 0.7 percentage point decrease (p = 0.03) in daily COVID-19 death growth rates 1–20 days after implementation and decreases of 1.0, 1.4, 1.6, and 1.9 percentage points 21–40, 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after implementation.”
It should also be noted that the CDC issued a report last September showing of those studied who contracted COVID-19, 85 percent either always or almost always wore a mask.
As the Trends Journal has been reporting for months, there is ample evidence that masks do not prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
See some of our articles:
MASK UP AND DIE?
MASK MADNESS CONTINUES
FACING THE TRUTH, PART I: THE GREAT MASK-QUERADE
In addition, not mentioned in the AP article is the fact that prolonged mask-wearing is causing significant health issues from skin infections (“maskne”) and persistent coughing to serious respiratory illnesses.
See some of our past articles on the negative health effects of mask-wearing:
WEAR MASKS, GET SICK
FACING THE TRUTH, PART III: MASKS CAUSE HEALTH PROBLEMS
GERMAN DOC: MANDATORY MASK-WEARING IS “CRIMINAL”
As for the increase in infection rates based on indoor dining, again the claims are flimsy. According to the new CDC report:
“During the study period, states allowed restaurants to reopen for on-premises dining in 3,076 (97.9%) U.S. counties. Changes in daily COVID-19 case and death growth rates were not statistically significant 1–20 and 21–40 days after restrictions were lifted… 0.91.2 and 1.1 percentage point increases in the case growth rate 41–60, 61–80, and 81–100 days, respectively, after restrictions were lifted. Allowing on-premises dining at restaurants was associated with 2.2 and 3.0 percentage point increases in the death growth rate 61–80 and 81–100 days, respectively.”
TRENDPOST: In effect, the cost of masking up, according to the CDC, is not worth the price. The AP article concludes with the CDC report, which states, “Prohibiting on-premises restaurant dining might assist in limiting potential exposure to SARS-CoV-2; however, such orders might disrupt daily life and have an adverse impact on the economy and the food services industry.”
Note the key phrase: “might assist in limiting exposure” when the facts show the exposure limit is minuscule.