Yet another study has come out showing that wearing a surgical mask does absolutely nothing to stop virus transmission.
The study claims that the “irredeemably flawed” evidence in favor of masks is “junk science” that is so bad it would even fail if it was presented to a med school class.
University of California San Francisco epidemiologist Vinay Prasad wrote in his newsletter Sunday that a coming study on mask wearing is absolute garbage.
Per Just the News:
“How junk science got spread like wildfire,” pediatric infectious disease researcher Alasdair Munro wrote in his newsletter last week, analyzing a widely shared meta-analysis of mask research. The preprint is “so riddled with basic errors” Munro wondered if it was an academic hoax along the lines of physicist Alan Sokal’s postmodern prank.
The Boston mask study has an elite imprimatur, performed by researchers at Harvard and Boston University schools of public health and the Boston Public Health Commission. It received glowing coverage in The Boston Globe.
In the 79 school districts of greater Boston, only Boston and Chelsea kept mask mandates in February when Massachusetts dropped its mandate. Earlier in the year, differences recorded between schools were statistically insignificant. Now, however, the researchers estimated the mask-optional districts saw about 45 more COVID cases per 1,000 students and staff over the following 15 weeks, “representing nearly 30% of all cases observed in schools during that time.”
Showing that it is all about left-wing politics, not science, the fake study claims that mask wearing is important, especially for minorities.
“Our study confirms that universal masking requirements can benefit all students and staff, and therefore represents an important strategy to mitigate the impacts of structural racism, ensure health equity, and to avoid potential deepening of educational inequities,” the fake study said.
Masks do nothing to stop viruses. No serious studies have ever shown that masks are able to stop viruses.Commentary