We have data on masks that's nearly being ignored by the CDC. Califirnia has had statewide mask mandates for months. No indoor business has allowed customers in without masks. And objective evaluation leads to the conclusion that they have had little to no effect on the overall number of infections or deaths. In spite of marks being worn, indicators rose for several months after mandates. In our county the number of cases even exploded to 50 times more cases after the mandate. It's likely because there were almost no cases before implementation. It's the record. Did the masks make it worse? I can't even say that for sure, but they sure didn't slow the infections rates.
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