Friday, January 15, 2021

New Study Raises Doubt About Mask Effectiveness in COVID-19 Protection

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Buck Sexton, the host of “The Buck Sexton Show” pointed to a Danish study released Wednesday that seemed to cast new doubts on the science behind wearing face masks to protect the wearer from coronavirus transmission.

Mask-wearing in the age of COVID-19 has evolved from being pushed from a scientific standpoint to almost an almost religious movement. Health officials have essentially said you are amoral if you dare walk outside without one.

But a Danish study that was conducted in April and May included 6,024 adults who were broken up into two groups, one that wore masks and one control group. The research found that of those wearing masks, 1.8% had been infected compared to 2.1% in the control group, Reuters reported.

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Copenhagen University hospital announced in a press release that the research failed to confirm the “expected having of the risk of infection for people wearing face masks. The results could indicate a more moderate degree of protection of 15-20%, however, the study could not rule out that face masks do not provide any protection.”

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Sexton used the study as an example of how quickly health officials want the public to march in lockstep with their guidelines despite basing their guidelines on unproven science. And the public—by and large—will jump through any hoop these “experts” put in front of them.

“You have people that have their reputations on the line for being super-smart experts,” Sexton said. “And you also have people who don’t want to believe that their sheep.”

Sexton pointed out that President Trump was vilified for not embracing mask-wearing early in the outbreak (like Dr. Anthony Fauci) and adherents grasped on to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention after it recently said that wearing a mask could protect the wearer.

“Why do we think this Danish study was delayed for months?” Sexton asked. “You don’t think that there was a lot of wrangling around this to try to avoid releasing it? People don’t like looking dumb.”

Sexton said, “And here’s the other part of it. We learn more in time period science is about testing and re-testing assumptions, data, fact. These are about what is true, and sometimes we think something is true and we find out that it’s not. that’s a part of being an intellectually honest and worthwhile entity. But do you think the control freaks out there are going to give that a moment’s attention? Of course not.”

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