CDC study: 85% of COVID-19 cases were people who Often or Always wear masks
Science has spoken and we must let science have the last word. According to new data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released, 85% of COVID-19 cases were from people who often or always wear masks. The study further raises the question about effectiveness as a measure to control the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, a new Harvard-affiliated study found that people who recovered from COVID-19 may have lasting protection against re-infection.
As for masks, we all know that prevents you from spreading the virus to other people. However, it does not prevent non-mask wearers from spreading the virus to you. Others also cited the case of Iran, a country where women have worn complete face-covering or masks for centuries. However, Iran experienced 251 new deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the latest report.
The latest CDC report titled: “Community and Close Contact Exposures Associated with COVID-19 Among
Symptomatic Adults ≥18 Years in 11 Outpatient Health Care Facilities —United States,” was conducted between July 1–29, 2020. The study included adults aged ≥18 years who received the first test for SARS-CoV-2 infection at an outpatient testing or health care center at one of 11 Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness in the Critically Ill (IVY) Network sites.
CDC found that “exposures and activities where mask use and social distancing are difficult to maintain, including going to places that offer on-site eating or drinking, might be important risk factors for acquiring COVID-19.”
According to the study, CDC found that “masks cannot be effectively worn while eating and drinking, whereas shopping and numerous other indoor activities do not preclude mask use.”
Among adults with COVID-19, 42% reported close contact with a person with COVID-19, similar to what has been reported previously (4). Most close contact exposures were to family members, consistent with household transmission of SARS-CoV-2 (8). Fewer (14%) persons who received a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result reported close contact with a person with known COVID-19.
Meanwhile, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo said in shocking leaked audio: “Government’s responses to coronavirus are NOT based on science but are based out of fear.”