Indeed, the Trends Journal is “History Before it happens.”
What we wrote about when the COVID War began last year regarding the infectiveness of wearing face masks to stop the coronavirus is now big news in New York magazine. They noted the findings of a large-scale study of COVID transmission in American schools that was released at the end of May by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that “questions” the efficacy of mask wearing.
As noted in our October 2020’s “MASK UP AND DIE?” article, quoting scientific studies, we had reported that not only are the vast majority of the masks worn by the general public ineffective in stopping the virus, scientific data found that that masks may be harmful.
Better Late Than Never
Last week’s New York quotes the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, declaring that “numerous studies show that certain masks actually increase the rate of transmission, particularly when constantly adjusted or not regularly cleaned.”
Also repeating what we had long reported, the CDC study determined that measures such as distancing, classroom barriers, HEPA filters and requiring students to wear masks were all shown to be of statistically insignificant benefit.
TRENDPOST: Absent in the New York magazine report is what we noted in the Trends Journal article, “MASK UP AND DIE?” which also quotes the CDC’s official position on masks, which had remained essentially unchanged since the agency’s creation in 1946:
“There is limited evidence for face masks’ effectiveness in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus transmission either when worn by the infected person for the source control or when worn by uninfected persons to reduce exposure.
“Proper use of face masks is essential because improper use might increase the risk for transmission.”
Some other Trends Journal articles proving both the inefficiency and dangers of wearing face mask include: “FACE MASKS: POLITICS COUNTS, SCIENCE DOESN’T”; “FACE MASKS: DANGERS & THE DEMENTED”; “DOCTORS: WEAR MASKS, GET SICK”; “STUDY: MASKS HARMING CHILDREN”.