The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to mislead Americans about the use of masks for schoolchildren. It recently released a study based on schools in Arkansas.
“Masks are effective in limiting the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, but the impact of policies requiring masks in school settings has not been widely evaluated. (2–4),” the CDC stated while providing weak evidence. “In the fall of 2021, a number of school districts in Arkansas implemented policies requiring the wearing of masks for students in grades K-12 (K-12).”
“Between 26 counties switched from a no-mask policy to any policy (in whole or in part) during the investigation, the incidence of COVID-19 was higher for students and staff than for those in the community during a period when there was no mask-wearing policy,” the study stated. “However, one week after the implementation of the mask policy, the incidence of the disease among students and staff has decreased significantly… Although the incidence of the disease among community members simultaneously decreased, the incidence rate of the disease decreased. illness among students and staff is significantly less than that in community members. “
The Washington Post heralded the ‘news’ that once again misled readers about the purported effects of wearing a school mask.
“Masks remain an important part of a multi-component approach to Covid-19 containment in K-12 facilities, especially in communities with high levels of Covid-19 community,” the study said. save statement.
Why Arkansas? Because national data unequivocally show that mandatory concealment policies have failed to reduce contagion in the school system.
Emily Burns and Joshua Stevenson used the national dataset to come up with a study of their own – this was a real “big study”. Their findings refuted the sweeping claims being made by the CDC about the effectiveness of masks in schools, and showed readers the data-manipulation tricks the CDC uses to get readers to less knowledgeable than drawing erroneous conclusions.
“Since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, millions of students across the country have gone to school without a mask on,” the authors stated. “You would think the CDC and others would be curious about the difference between masked counties and non-masked counties. Unfortunately, scientific curiosity is no longer a hallmark of the CDC—particularly as it relates to children and masks. ”
“But the data is there,” the authors note. “And as with so many things during this pandemic, they tell a different story than the one the CDC is filming.”
“Burbio.com tracked masking status weekly for the 500 largest school districts, covering about 40% of the nation’s ~51 million public school students,” they continued.
“With these data in hand, the question is ‘Is there a difference in case rates between masked and non-masked counties?'”
“While we do not have access to case rates at the county level, we can use the child case rate at the county level as a reasonable proxy for the school case rate, because most children in a given county attend public schools, and most counties tend to be masked or unmasked, not mixed. ”
“The results of that analysis are below,” they said. “As you can see, except for a slight advantage in October, counties with masks cost 2-4 times less than counties without masks.”
“Why is that?” the authors asked. On the important side, they proceed to show that the data findings a person achieves on a mask are highly dependent on when data has been collected.
“Well, it’s not really hard to figure out,” they added. “In October 2021, Southern states — which are most likely to offer mask-optional instruction — just completed their summer overtime. The northern states of Maskier have yet to begin their winter surge. But, once the winter wave started to take off, the masked Northern states began to perform much worse. Not because masks make it better or worse, simply because they don’t make a difference. Seasonality seems to have a more far-reaching impact on case rates than any non-pharmaceutical intervention we’ve taken — and certainly more than masking.”
“Now, if I were using CDC research methods, I would simply ignore the October data I have above and use another data where the case rates in the counties are masked. rocket the sky in omicron waves to ‘prove’ that masks make the case worse,” continued. “CDC and others in the public health field have used this particular tactic in countless examples — that is, using ‘research’ that exploits seasonal differences in case rates — to measure justifies the mission of the mask and many other things.”
“This pattern is significantly similar to the pattern shown in Emily Oster data from the 2020/21 school year and analyzed by @boriquagato,” they added. “Meaning, schools without masks showed higher case rates at the beginning of the year, around October, but at the end of the year, the case rates in schools with masks far exceeded them. According to Emily Oster, ‘We did not find any correlation with mask duty’. “
There’s a reason masks don’t reduce virus transmission significantly: Scientific analysis of cloth masks and surgical masks shows that they do not significantly weaken viral particles.
A new scientific study has been published in a peer-reviewed journal Fluid Physics demonstrates that cloth masks are essentially ineffective against virus transmission.
The journal article was carried out by British physicists affiliated with British, German and French universities.
Scientists tested a variety of cloth masks using scanning electron microscopes, thermal imaging equipment, and sophisticated imaging software to perform diverse analyzes of cloth mask performance. The study’s findings were summarized in the Daily Mail.
A new study finds: “Cloth masks do little to prevent the spread of COVID-19, or other airborne diseases,” notes the Mail. “Researchers from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom found that 90% of particles can pass through cloth masks, rendering them useless in times of pandemic.”
The Wall Street Journal in January also pointed out that cloth and surgical masks are inadequately equipped to protect against airborne viruses such as Covid-19.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the former FDA director who quickly converted after leaving office to become a Pfizer board member, confessed about cloth masks in early January.
“Cloth masks won’t provide much protection, that’s the bottom line,” he said. “This is an airborne disease. Now we understand that. And cloth masks will not protect you from airborne viruses. It may provide better protection through droplet transmission, like the flu, but not this coronavirus.”
Dr. Leanna Wen, a CNN health analyst, also revealed the truth about masks online in December.
“Don’t wear a cloth mask,” she said. “Cloth masks are nothing more than facial decorations. There is no place for them in the light of Omicron. “
In January 2021, CDC Director Walensky explains why the public should Not Wear an N95 mask for many hours throughout the day.
“They are very difficult to breathe when you wear them properly,” says Walensky. “They are very uncomfortable when you wear them for long periods of time.”
It’s important to note that medical professionals know that cloth masks don’t work, but should be used anyway. It’s not just the Omicron variant that the mask doesn’t stop at, but all the variations of Covid-19. This is not only expressed over and over again as comparative data at the international and national levels, but also Fluid Physics The article published in July 2021 stated as much.
“A total of seven PPE configurations were considered, with the manikin equipped with (i) no mask, (ii) the peerless KN95 mask, (iii) the classic blue three-layer prosthetic surgical mask. picture, (iv) three layers of cotton non-medical respirator, (v) 3M R95 dust particle respirator (equivalent to N95 for anthropogenic aerosols), (vi) rimless KN95 respirator with 3mm gap around the cheeks and nose, and (vii) the KN95 respirator has a one-way valve on the left side,” said the physicists. “The parameters presented in Table I were kept constant in all cases.”
“Tests characterizing breath particle concentration, breath volume, and ideal mask filtration efficiency were also performed,” the authors note.
The filtration efficiency ratios are provided below.
The authors conclude: “The results…show that KN95 and cloth masks have the highest coefficients of pressure drop and drag, indicating relatively poor breathability,” the authors conclude. “Comparatively, the pressure drop on the R95 respirator is about 40% lower than on the KN95 respirator, which is very significant given the same level of filtration efficiency. The pressure drop on the surgical mask is comparable to that of the R95, showing similar breathability and comfort; however, this comes at the cost of significantly reduced filtration efficiency”.
Just as the “lockdown” has not reduced the global excess of Covid deaths – currently thought to be more than three times the reported case rate – the mask’s duty shows little or no does not affect virus transmission. That was the case for every global pandemic before Covid-19 and remains the case after this one.
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