Doug64 wrote:Incredible. We’re done.
So you are not going to comment on the studies that show that masks have a significant ability to reduce infection.
And since I have already dissected the studies cited by the anonymous conspiracy theory website, we can all see that your evidence does not support the claim that masks are ineffective at reducing the spread of the virus when worn by the infected person.
The evidence wins. Masks are not a panacea or a silver bullet, but they help.
And there is yet more evidence that masks can help save lives:
Universal Mask Wearing Could Save Some 130,000 Lives In The U.S., Study Suggests
Universal mask wearing in public could greatly reduce the number of Americans who die by COVID-19 by February, a study published Friday in the journal Nature Medicine projects.
Researchers at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation made estimates based on some assumptions under different scenarios.
In what they describe as the worst-case scenario, they project that COVID-19 deaths could exceed a million between September 2020 and February 2021 if what they call "the current pattern of easing" restrictions continues in states.
In a second scenario that they think is more likely, they say 511,000 could die between September and February under the assumption that "states would once again shut down social interaction and some economic activity" for six weeks once deaths reach a certain threshold per million residents.
But in a third scenario where 95% of the population dons face coverings and social restrictions are in place, the projection is for deaths to be about 381,000 — or about 130,000 fewer than under the second scenario.
If that mask percentage changes to 85% of Americans with restrictions, it could still save some 96,000 lives, they say.
Study found here:
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in...