Your article says 19% reduction. Not much of one.I was wrong @KFsdisciple, it's 19%...there is something called science
Your article says 19% reduction. Not much of one.
The effectiveness of mask wearing at controlling severe acute respiratory syndromecoronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) transmission has been unclear. While masks are knownto substantially reduce disease transmission in healthcare settings [D. K. Chuet al.,Lancet395, 1973–1987 (2020); J. Howardet al., Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.118,e2014564118 (2021); Y. Chenget al., Scienceeabg6296 (2021)], studies in communitysettings report inconsistent results [H. M. Ollilaet al.,medRxiv (2020); J. Brainardet al., Eurosurveillance25, 2000725 (2020); T. Jeffersonet al., Cochrane DatabaseSyst. Rev.11, CD006207 (2020)]. Most such studies focus on how masks impacttransmission, by analyzing how effective government mask mandates are. However, wefind that widespread voluntary mask wearing, and other data limitations, make mandateeffectiveness a poor proxy for mask-wearing effectiveness. We directly analyze the effectof mask wearing on SARS-CoV-2 transmission, drawing on several datasets covering 92regions on six continents, including the largest survey of wearing behavior (n=20million) [F. Kreuteret al.,https://gisumd.github.io/COVID-19-API-Documentation(2020)]. Using a Bayesian hierarchical model, we estimate the effect of mask wearingon transmission, by linking reported wearing levels to reported cases in each region,while adjusting for mobility and nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs), such as banson large gatherings. Our estimates imply that the mean observed level of mask wearingcorresponds to a [COLOR=%s]19% decrease[/COLOR] in the reproduction numberR. We also assess therobustness of our results in 60 tests spanning 20 sensitivity analyses. In light of theseresults, policy makers can effectively reduce transmission by intervening to increase maskwearing.
It’s not as if there’s not a CNN or MSNBC to present alternatives… just nobody watches themIt's a snowball rolling downhill. Fox has stupefied 35% of the population. Daily it keeps pouring shit, lies and propaganda into the eager ears of mesmerized morons, shutting out the actual events of the world around them to live in their cellar of ignorance.
Everyone that was relatively young, healthy and not obese was in a “low risk situation.”WHAT!!! Fauci was actually honest?
The infectious diseases expert told a traveler in February 2020 that she did not need to wear a face covering as she was going to a "very low-risk location."www.newsweek.com