Skip to comments.Danish study finds no clear evidence face masks protect wearer from Covid-19 infection
Posted on 11/18/2020 8:32:34 AM PST by Hojczyk
A major Danish study has found face masks give no clear protection from Covid-19 infection to the wearer, but did not examine whether the wearer protects others by using the item.
The study compared how well protected one group of people who used masks were compared with a second group who did not use them. The results of the study were announced in a statement released by In the non-face mask group, 2.1 percent of participants were infected with new coronavirus, while 1.8 percent of participants in the face mask-wearing group were infected.
That difference is not big enough to conclude with certainty a benefit of using face masks with regard to protecting oneself from infection.
The researchers stressed that there are limits to the conclusions that can be drawn from the results.
“The study thereby fails to confirm the expected halving of risk of infection for the wearer of the face mask, but the results could suggest a moderate level of protection of 15-20 percent,” the Danish-language press statement notes.
“According to the study authors, their findings offer evidence about the degree of protection mask wearers can anticipate in a setting where others are not wearing masks and where other public health measures, including social distancing, are in effect,” reads the English-language counterpart.
It is important to note that the study looked exclusively at the protective effects of masks for the wearer, and not at the wearer’s ability to protect others.
As such, the study cannot be used to draw conclusions on the general merits of using face masks as an effective preventative measure against Covid-19 infection, the researchers behind the study
The research project involved two groups totalling 6,000 people, and was conducted in April and May this year, when face mask use was not widespread in Denmark.
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Doesn’t matter. Americans have been convinced that masks are important, and anyone not wearing one is hurting YOU.
Facts be damned this is a feelings based society.
We’ve always known that.
“but did not examine whether the wearer protects others by using the item. “
I thought most of the advice about masks was that you wear them to protect others.
The fearpers will respond so we should wear nothing on our face?
Yes. Just wash your hands, use hand santizer and socially distance if you want.
A friend of mine told me several weeks about this. He knew somebody who talked to one of the authors of the study. According to my friend, the authors were published by St Fauci to not announce their findings until after our election.
It's not about infection, it's about COMPLIANCE!
Reindoctrination Camps are next.
She's a Dane, and captioned this dig at Americans thusly:
Clearly, masks are effective since we are experiencing the largest disease outbreak yet while mask mandates were in effect. It’s science.
Covid Karens assure me we must cower in place with our Face-Depends(TM) securely fastened to our pie-holes.
I can't figure out what was the original word Otto Kor Wrecked replaced with 'published'.
Social Distancing is not “Science”. It is “Fantasy”, unsupported by any data anywhere, to my knowledge.
It depends on what the mask is supposed to do. In the hospital it is to keep one from being exposed to infectious body fluids. In the natural environment it is supposed to keep viruses out. Clear empirical evidence now shows that the mask is meaningless for casual wear. The NEJM recently published a strong controlled study showing that mask wearing increased chances of a positive test result, which just make sense if you think about it, and the opposite result from what we have been having drummed into us. There is no “science” that supports mask use among the general population.
The medical community in this nation had lost all credibility AND WILL NEVER REGAIN IT.
Sorry “published” should be “pressured”
Masks don’t work to keep out viruses or to keep them contained. Using a mask against a virus is like being shot at and taking cover behind a chain link fence. It is the size of the particles that matter.
Masks do work to protect against bacteria being exhaled by hospital staff during surgeries and other similar procedures but the patients were rarely masked. How many masks did you ever see being worn by hospital staff under normal circumstances before this insanity?
ConstitutionandFreedom wrote: “I thought most of the advice about masks was that you wear them to protect others.”
I’ve yet to see a convincing argument that my wearing a mask protects others. I can understand that my wearing a mask might protect you if I were infected and you were not wearing a mask. Why wouldn’t you wearing a mask provide you as much protection as my wearing a mask.
Quite frankly, it sounds like ‘made up science’ to justify everyone wearing a mask.
He's taken an elephant's worth of data and distilled it down to a dinner plate sized portion.
I’m going to have fun shoving this in faces...so to speak.
Somewhere my good buddy (he must be a good buddy, he follows me everywhere) Otto Kor Wrecked is smiling...
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