A preliminary ecological study of state mask mandates and its use to extract data from the winter case spike found that widespread mask wearing is unlikely to slow the spread of COVID-19. .
the study, led by the University of Louisville using data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that “80% of U.S. states mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic,” but while ” mandates that induce higher adherence to the mask, do not predict short growth. rates if short spread to the community (minimum) or high (maximum). ”The study also found that“ mandates and mask use is not associated with a much smaller spread of SARS-CoV-2 in the states of the United States. “
“Our findings do not support the hypothesis that the SARS-CoV-2 transmission rate decreased with greater use of the mask in the public,” according to the study, as reports by Townhall’s Spencer Brown.
The study found that “masks can promote social cohesion such as rallying symbols during a pandemic, but risk compensation can also occur.” The researchers described several flaws in wearing a mask, including:
Prolonged use of the mask (> 4 hours per day) promotes alkalinization of the face and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn improves the breakdown of the barrier and the risk of bacterial infection. British clinics report masks to increase headaches and sweating and reduce the accuracy of miscarriage. However, excluding survey bias, these sequences were associated with medical errors. By hiding non-communicative communication, masks hinder children’s social learning. Likewise, masks can distort speech patterns and remove visual cues that can harm individuals with hearing loss; clear surface shields improve visual harmony, but there is a corresponding loss of sound quality.
The research also found that mask mandates were “poor predictors of the COVID-19 spread”- READ MORE
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