I don’t even know what to do with this.
U.S. government researchers found that two masks are better than one in slowing coronavirus spread, but health officials stopped short of recommending that everyone double up.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Wednesday reported the results of a lab experiment that spaced two artificial heads 6 feet from each other and checked to see how many coronavirus-sized particles spewed by one were inhaled by the other.
The researchers found that wearing one mask — surgical or cloth — blocked around 40% of the particles coming toward the head that was breathing in. When a cloth mask was worn on top of a surgical mask, about 80% were blocked.
When both the exhaling and inhaling heads were double-masked, more than 95% of the particles were blocked, said the CDC’s Dr. John Brooks.
In lab tests with dummies, exposure to potentially infectious aerosols decreased by about 95% when they both wore tightly fitted masks, a new @CDCMMWR finds. #WearAMask that fits tightly to your face to stop the spread of #COVID19. More: https://t.co/gi3OLBCnWi. pic.twitter.com/Jt55LUECER
— CDC (@CDCgov) February 10, 2021
This is what CDC is recommending:
Photos from the CDC mask "study" claiming double masking works. Here, we have mannequins in a controlled environment with a mask tightly secured to their faces, & up so high that they block vision significantly. I wish it was parody. This is not science, it's idiocy. pic.twitter.com/PN583mg97d
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) February 10, 2021
Here we are, a year into the “Thirty Days to Stop the Spread” and this is what CDC has come up with.
Phi Kerpen points out, while this is NOT a study, CDC’s own empirical study finds the causality between mask wear and catching the China virus to be tenuous.
CDC's own published research found mask mandates had no statistically significant effect on hospitalization rates for age 65+. Over 80% of COVID deaths are age 65+.https://t.co/oFLRVOnRvi https://t.co/8ZUKc4dWfg
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) February 10, 2021
Someone attempted to sharpshoot Phil’s comment with this…by the way, this is the kind of “correction” that people who are incapable of reading comprehension do.
"As a result, statewide mask mandates might have had a lesser impact on the masking behaviors of adults aged ≥65 years, compared with behaviors among other adults because of relatively high baseline level of mask use among this age group during the reference period"
— Dylan B (@Dylan_Vu_) February 10, 2021
This sounds lucid until you stop to think about it. If the issue is the failure of the over 65 crowd to mask up with one mask, what are the odds of them masking up with two masks? In fact, the empirical evidence indicates that the virus operates independently of any of the many bullsh** “public health” interventions imposed by fascistic regimes upon a hapless and servile populace.
"COVID-19 Deaths as a % of ALL Deaths" since the start of the pandemic is 9.7% in Florida, well below California's 12.6% and the US average of 12.2% – especially noteworthy given FL's relative freedom from NPIs vs the lockdowns & tight restrictions implemented in CA. pic.twitter.com/sv9u8GszhB
— Don Wolt (@tlowdon) February 9, 2021
More from the AP:
Mask-wearing increased and some places enforced mask mandates, but many Americans continue not to wear them. A recent University of California survey suggested that only about half of U.S. adults wear masks when in close contact with people outside their household.
Discussions about double-masking and higher-quality masks are important, said Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious diseases scientist at the University of Toronto.
“But if a significant proportion of your populations isn’t wearing a mask in the first place, then you’re having the wrong conversation,” he added.
That’s the bottom line. This is all about control. These people literally don’t care if you live or die. In fact, if they can kill you and get paid federal money for their efforts, they will happily do so (see NY Governor’s Office Withheld Data on Deaths of Nursing Homes Patients to Obstruct a Federal Investigation). The objective behind the mask-wearing and “social distancing” is modifying the way we interact with one another and teaching us to do whatever the hell we are told to do by those in authority.
Mask porn. https://t.co/NLDrfl5XGZ
— Kira (@RealKiraDavis) February 10, 2021