please read the last paragraph,,,”FUK me in the face “ unbelievable
masks don’t work but let’s use them anyway .
An Oct. 29 article shared across Facebook claims the CDC has presented evidence that rejects the efficacy of masks.
"In a recent report in Emerging Infectious Diseases, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests what experts have stated all along: There is no conclusive evidence that cloth masks protects (sic) users from coronavirus, especially since most people do not use them correctly and do not keep them clean," writes Raven Clabough in The New American, a print and digital magazine owned by right-leaning advocacy group the John Birch Society.
She goes on to detail a 2015 study that allegedly found cloth masks lead to a higher rate of infection likely due to "retained moisture" and "poor filtration."
Two additional reports are framed as evidence against masks: one demonstrating "70 percent of COVID-positive patients contracted the virus in spite of faithful mask wearing while in public" and the other concluding masks and respirators were "ineffective against the spread of influenza-like illnesses and respiratory illnesses believed to be spread by droplet and aerosol particles."
USA TODAY has reached out to The New American for further comment.
Citing scientific reports is well and good, but in this case, they do not prove the point the article is trying to make. The CDC endorses face masks as protection against COVID-19, and recently updated its guidance