The first-ever randomized controlled trial (4,862 participants) for mask-use effectiveness in the COVID-19 era reveals that people who wear face masks properly in public are infected only 0.1 of a percentage point less often (2.0% vs. 2.1%) than those who do not wear masks in public.
In 2018 the United States’ Center for Disease Control (CDC) cited a study that said wearing a cloth mask is only effective 1% of the time in preventing viral transmission. This is because facemasks do not tightly seal to the face and thus they “cannot prevent particles in the air from bypassing the filter.”
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In the spring of 2020, just as COVID-19 was surging throughout the world, the CDC reviewed 10 randomized controlled trials of mask effectiveness in preventing influenza-like viral infections. In each instance they found “no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks” and the “overall reduction in ILI or laboratory-confirmed influenza cases was not significant” and “none of the household studies reported a significant reduction in…influenza virus infections in the face mask group.”
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On the 18th of November, 2020, the first comprehensive randomized controlled trial study (Bundgaard et al., 2020) assessing mask effectiveness during the COVID-19 pandemic was made available online.
The study was conducted in Denmark, a country where health authorities did not recommended universal mask use during the study period (April and May, 2020). There were 4,862 participants who completed the study in either the control group (no masks) or mask-wearing group. Only about half (46%) of the mask-wearing group admitted they wore their masks in the way they were instructed (i.e., always fully covering the nose and mouth).
When comparing the proper mask-wearing group to the no-masks control group, the authors found no statistically significant difference in the rates of COVID-19 infection: 2.0% of those who wore masks properly in public were infected with the virus compared to a 2.1% infection rate for those who did not wear masks in public.
So out of 1,000 participants, 1 more person (20 vs. 21) wearing a mask (properly) avoided infection when directly compared to 1,000 participants who didn’t wear a mask at all.
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As one who has refused to be muzzled this comes as no surprise. It also comes as no surprise that this study has been censored for quite a while.
WhenI wear my mask in church as required I can smell the incense about the same as when I take off the mask for a few seconds. Incense smoke particles are about 10 microns. Covid virus is about 1 micron.
97% of a careful survey of . . . never mind.
Politicians have now internalized mask wearing as a commandment.
They are insisting that the damage caused by their policies
is necessary to save the world bla bla bla.
Sounds a lot like the global warming cult.
Actually, that is where the 97% comes from.
The same cultish people that don’t understand climate do not understand viruses.
The article confirms what was known previously; the masks aren’t effective in preventing you from catching the Covid virus.
The mask real effectiveness is in preventing the wearer from spreading the Covid virus through exhalation and coughing
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32624649/ has some neat photos of how effective the simple improvised masks contain the expulsion of virus laden droplets and micro-droplets.
Masks are like an updated version of “Be kind, rewind” They only benefit you if others wear them.
Glad to see an experimentation on face masks which confirms what is known since years from many controlled trials :
In a 2019 WHO’s report intitled :
“Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza”
“Annex: Report of systematic literature reviews”
At p. 100 :
– Face masks
Quality of evidence :
– Moderate (lack of effectiveness in reducing influenza transmission)
– Ten RCTs* were included in meta-analysis, and there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.
*RCT : randomized controlled trial
This document give also an insight of other measures, among them, control tracing, isolation of the infected, etc.
Most of the compulsory measures are completely useless to mitigate a pandemic influenza :
– their only known result is to very effectively harm people and destroy the economy.
General lockdowns :
General lockdowns are not even mentioned in this report probably because they are considered too stupid and dangerous for the population.
But since lockdowns has been applied, there are now studies also on this subject :
Here for instance :
or here (site seems to be shutdown) :
On the devastation of lockdowns :
It seems like all the lunatics escaped out of the asylum and are now in charge.
WHO’s document link :