Breaking Now: In a just-released study, the wearing of medical/surgical masks to reduce COVID-19 infection was found to be “not effective” as Dr. James Todaro and others have interpreted the study.
Here is a link to the study – Effectiveness of Adding a Mask Recommendation to Other Public Health Measures to Prevent SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Danish Mask Wearers – followed just below by two tweets about the study from Dr. Todaro.
We encourage you to read the linked study – especially the first several paragraphs that include the conclusion – so that you can decide the importance of the findings for yourself or bring it to the attention of your physician for further discussion.
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The difference in rates of infection between the control group (no masks) and medical mask wearers was 2.1% vs 1.8%, respectively.
Odds Ratio CI was 0.54 to 1.23, P=0.33.
No significant difference.
— James Todaro, MD (@JamesTodaroMD) November 18, 2020