Easing mask mandates and reopening restaurants have led to a rise in Covid-19 cases and deaths, according to a new study by the CDC. Mask mandates implemented by local governments were able to slow the spread of the virus starting about 20 days after their implementation.

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> The findings in this report are subject to at least three limitations. First, although models controlled for mask mandates, restaurant and bar closures, stay-at-home orders, and gathering bans, the models did not control for other policies that might affect case and death rates, including other types of business closures, physical distancing recommendations, policies issued by localities, and variances granted by states to certain counties if variances were not made publicly available. Strange that even in this disclaimer there is no mention of in-school learning, i.e. whether school closings/openings were also correlated with case rates. It’s like the third rail of COVID discussions.


“let’s just mask up for 2 weeks, so we can stop the curve” – The entire world, Match 2020. what a fuckin joke


All these scientists parading around with their facts. It’s almost like they want us to live.


There are multiple examples of countries having strict mask mandates, no indoor dining, and lockdown (for months), yet cases rose despite these measures. Their case and death graphs are similar to or worse than countries with mild measures like Sweden.


I don’t get one thing: average incubation time of the virus is 8 days. So how does the effect of mask wearing was visible only after 20 days? For me it looks like a correlation only. If it was the cause, it should be visible after much shorter time (like, 10 days?). There might be other factors at play here.