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Danish study finds no clear evidence face masks protect wearer from Covid-19 infection
The Local ^ | 18 November 2020

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thelocal.dk ...


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1 posted on 11/18/2020 8:32:34 AM PST by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

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.


2 posted on 11/18/2020 8:33:51 AM PST by brownsfan (Behold, the power of government cheese.)
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To: Hojczyk

We’ve always known that.


3 posted on 11/18/2020 8:34:11 AM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Hojczyk

“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.


4 posted on 11/18/2020 8:39:26 AM PST by ConstitutionandFreedom
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To: Hojczyk

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.


5 posted on 11/18/2020 8:40:34 AM PST by conservative98
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To: Hojczyk

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.


6 posted on 11/18/2020 8:42:51 AM PST by bourgain
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To: Hojczyk
Danish study finds no clear evidence face masks protect wearer from Covid-19 infection

It's not about infection, it's about COMPLIANCE!

Reindoctrination Camps are next.

7 posted on 11/18/2020 8:43:19 AM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Part of the Trump Resistance behind enemy lines in the newly occupied socialist state of Georgia)
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To: Hojczyk
Someone should tell Humon...

She's a Dane, and captioned this dig at Americans thusly:

"Masked Sarcasm


Several of my family members and friends have/are working at hospitals and they’re all having a good hearty laugh at people who say masks doesn’t work."

8 posted on 11/18/2020 8:43:36 AM PST by null and void (Rob a bank or steal an election, and get caught, do you get to keep the money or the votes?)
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To: Hojczyk

Clearly, masks are effective since we are experiencing the largest disease outbreak yet while mask mandates were in effect. It’s science.


9 posted on 11/18/2020 8:47:09 AM PST by IamConservative (I was nervous like the third chimp in line for the Ark after the rain started.)
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To: Hojczyk

Non-possible!

Covid Karens assure me we must cower in place with our Face-Depends(TM) securely fastened to our pie-holes.


10 posted on 11/18/2020 8:52:36 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Biden: Senile, pedophile, grifter, extortionist, thief.)
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To: bourgain
the authors were published by St Fauci

I can't figure out what was the original word Otto Kor Wrecked replaced with 'published'.

11 posted on 11/18/2020 8:54:21 AM PST by null and void (Rob a bank or steal an election, and get caught, do you get to keep the money or the votes?)
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To: Hojczyk

Social Distancing is not “Science”. It is “Fantasy”, unsupported by any data anywhere, to my knowledge.


12 posted on 11/18/2020 8:55:08 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Biden: Senile, pedophile, grifter, extortionist, thief.)
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To: null and void

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.


13 posted on 11/18/2020 8:55:13 AM PST by hinckley buzzard (Op guys )
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To: Hojczyk

The medical community in this nation had lost all credibility AND WILL NEVER REGAIN IT.


14 posted on 11/18/2020 8:57:07 AM PST by Pajamajan ( PRAY FOR OUR NATION. I will never be a peaceful slave to a Socialist new America.)
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To: null and void

Sorry “published” should be “pressured”


15 posted on 11/18/2020 8:58:38 AM PST by bourgain
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To: null and void

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?


16 posted on 11/18/2020 9:04:37 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: ConstitutionandFreedom

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.


17 posted on 11/18/2020 9:05:36 AM PST by DugwayDuke (Biden - Not My President!)
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To: hinckley buzzard; Dick Vomer
Please see Dick Vomer's post here

He's taken an elephant's worth of data and distilled it down to a dinner plate sized portion.

18 posted on 11/18/2020 9:07:05 AM PST by null and void (Rob a bank or steal an election, and get caught, do you get to keep the money or the votes?)
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To: Hojczyk

I’m going to have fun shoving this in faces...so to speak.


19 posted on 11/18/2020 9:07:53 AM PST by Karliner (Heb 4:12 Rom 8:28 Rev 3, "...This is the end of the beginning." Churchill)
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To: bourgain

Somewhere my good buddy (he must be a good buddy, he follows me everywhere) Otto Kor Wrecked is smiling...


20 posted on 11/18/2020 9:08:52 AM PST by null and void (Rob a bank or steal an election, and get caught, do you get to keep the money or the votes?)
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