“No significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks”

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“No significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks”


“Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said he opposed conducting studies to determine whether face masks are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19. Is it because he already knows that the studies would put the lie to the whole mask-mandate regime?

During a July 14 conversation with students at Georgetown University’s Institute of Politics and Public Service, Fauci was asked by a student if it was possible to conduct studies to learn whether masks are effective.

“What kind of studies can we do right now in the middle of the pandemic about masks and transmission of the disease?” the student asked. “Or are we just relying on anecdotal evidence because we are not able to do those kind of studies right now?”

“Right now,” replied Fauci, “I’m convinced enough in the summation and totality of the data that has been analyzed by meta-analysis that … the benefit of wearing a mask clearly is there and is better than not wearing a mask.”

Fauci went on to suggest it would be unethical to perform a “randomized controlled study” — the most scientifically valuable type of study — “because that would mean having people not wear masks and see if they do better.”

As it turns out, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has already reviewed a number of studies concerning the efficacy of masks in preventing transmission of flu viruses — exactly the sort of “meta-analysis” that Fauci claimed proved masks worked — and found that masks and certain other practices recommended by health authorities had no “substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” (emphasis added)

The CDC’s analysis, published in the May issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, “review[ed] the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in non-healthcare settings and discuss[ed] their potential inclusion in pandemic plans.”

The overall conclusion, according to the abstract: “Evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.” Moreover, there is only “limited evidence on the effectiveness of improved hygiene and environmental cleaning.”

The CDC identified 10 randomized controlled studies on “the effectiveness of face masks in reducing laboratory-confirmed influenza virus infections in the community” published between 1946 and 2018. “In pooled analysis,” they wrote, “we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks.” (emphasis added)


11 thoughts on ““No significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks””

  1. Fauci went on to suggest it would be unethical to perform a “randomized controlled study” — the most scientifically valuable type of study — “because that would mean having people not wear masks and see if they do better.”… because they will do better and I’m almost guaranteed to be in the control group whether or not lead poisoning gets me first… but still get counted as death by C O V I D – 19 R.I.P.
    Judgment Is Executed on COVID-19: by Kenneth Copeland
    Desperado, Prince of Peace on the range… the Fauxciskans are stepping into their last goodbye. R.I.P.

  2. https://globalnews.ca/news/7204384/coronavirus-glory-holes-sex/
    B.C. health officials are recommending an age-old, occasionally cutting-edge tactic for sex during the coronavirus pandemic: “glory holes.” The B.C. Centre for Disease Control added new recommendations for socially distant sex to its COVID-19 website this week. One of those tips was to try using a “glory hole” — a hole cut into a wall that’s only large enough for a penis to slip through. Glory Holes? How Do They Work?

    Should set up a ” Come as You Are” [as long as the customers wear a mask] franchise and take it ww to provide employment for the homely Karens and Trans-Karens who like the “new normal” mask and wash your hands laws for good reason. Could make a fortune while helping to reduce world population and CO2 climax change problems at the same time. Could play videos of Grumpy Grinch, AOC, Kamala Harris speeches…

    Kamala Harris invents the NO! Face

    • Why does that not surprise me?

      The use of “glory holes” were thought to be one of the big reasons why AIDS was so easily spread among the gay population… and gee wiz, “Dr.” F. himself (supposedly the “expert” in AIDS)… months ago suggested it was fine for frustrated single people to use that TINDER app to find anonymous quicky sex partners, so long as they knew there still was some “relative risk” (a term in epidemiology he apparently had no idea what it meant) of contracting covid-19.

  3. Have the scientists turned themselves into the high priests of truth? Has science got the roll like the quran has within the muslim world? It seems so, every day, from morning tot late evening, I am forced to believe not evidence based ideas as evidence based by just believing it. Not giving a proof neither convincing thoughts. Only scientists, who are obeying the organisation WHO, do have convincing thoughts. So, WHO has the roll the catholic church had in the past. A way of thinking that is pre-medieval, it has the same roll as praying to god to protect against illness. It will go further and all who do have critics has to take precautions as punishment, not only heavily fined, but physical punishment like locking up for a couple of months, brainwashing, a.s.o. will be part of your life.

  4. climate “models” mostly useless bunkum
    covid models pretty much the same from whats been exposed so far.
    Just as a prevention of spray n droplests personally Id say a mask or even bandanna is going to be some use in high risk areas like trains buses crowds etc
    its sure not a reliable shield but beats nothing.
    what a bit of an issue is rebreathing any bugs you may have that cant escape via breath not neccesarily covid but anything you can exhale
    ie you would be upping the personal increase, by not having breath escape away to the atmosphere,but re inhaling.

  5. VAXXED – Covid – Del Bigtreee

    Antibody Immune Enhancement – (((they))) understand the physics – vaxx(s) plus the full spectrum of soft kill are the self-selective weapons of eugenics – self select for either path – up to you
    What is Crowngate Pt. 1

    American Intelligence Media


    The Storm Is On Us

    Note the: Raw audio files

    Well Pilgrim(s), hope everyone’s able to watch this play out on the big cpu monitor from your well prepped boltholes in the country.

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