A University of Louisville study reviewed data from 80% of US states which mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic and concluded that greater mask compliance did not correlate with lower growth rates of the virus, and stated, “mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.” The university project found, “Prolonged mask use (>4 hours per day) promotes facial alkalinization and inadvertently encourages dehydration, which in turn can enhance barrier breakdown and bacterial infection risk.” Other studies link masks to cognitive decline. Despite more and more data proving face masks are ineffective at blocking virus particles, the CDC continues to suggest non-vaccinated Americans wear them in public and that children wear them basically all the time.
A University of Louisville study published last week found that “mask mandates and use are not associated with lower SARS-CoV-2 spread among US states.”
Looking at the 80% of US states which mandated masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the data concluded greater mask compliance did not correlate with lower growth rates of the virus.
The university study was the first to feature CDC data from multiple seasons, including the winter of 2020.
At the onset of the project, researchers “hypothesized that statewide mask mandates and mask use are associated with lower COVID-19 case growth rates in the United States.”
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