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University of Vermont found that those who wore masks had more infections, more contacts

Study Warns Mask Mandate Without Education May Raise COVID-19 Spread

January 19, 2021 by Jeff Wakefield

Church Street Marketplace in Burlington, Vt. (Photo: Sally McCay, University of Vermont)

A novel new study suggests that the behavior public officials are now mandating or recommending unequivocally to slow the spread of surging COVID-19--wearing a face covering--should come with a caveat. If not accompanied by proper public education, the practice could lead to more infections.

The finding is part of a unique study, published in JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, that was conducted by a team of health economists and public health faculty at the University of Vermont's Larner College of Medicine in partnership with public health officials for the state of Vermont.

The study combines survey data gathered from adults living in northwestern Vermont with test results that showed whether a subset of them had contracted COVID-19, a dual research approach that few COVID studies have employed. By correlating the two data sets, researchers were able to determine what behaviors and circumstances increased respondents' risk of becoming sick.

The key risk factor driving transmission of the disease, the study found, was the number of daily contacts participants had with other adults and seniors.

That had relevance for two other findings.

Those who wore masks had more of these daily contacts compared with those who didn't, and a higher proportion contracted the virus as a result...


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Those pro mask group such as various governments will produce experts to uses such finding to support double/triple/quadruple masking. Single or zero masker will be consider covidiot. Never underestimate those in power to twist logic to support their agenda.

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From here it will be an ongoing quest to develop even better vaccines and ones that can remain effective in the face of an evolving virus.

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In Ottawa, medical officer of health Vera Etches has repeatedly cautioned residents that "we need to learn to live with the virus." Canada's chief public health officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, has made similar remarks.

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Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel says health officials will have to constantly be on the lookout for new variants of the SARS-CoV-2, while scientists keep coming up with vaccines to fight them.

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