We’ve covered this ground so often it’s packed hard, and not much else will grow there. We’ve quoted doctors, cited peer-reviewed research, but the narrative runs contrary to the truth, so it becomes the truth. Just ask Facebook. Well, I wonder what they’ll think of this from the CDC’s own guidance.
The CDC states on its Public Health Guidance for Community-Related Exposure page that those who come in close contact with people showing COVID-19 symptoms or someone who has tested positive for the virus can spread the infection whether or not they are wearing masks.
We demonstrated this truth month ago when we reported that other than the old and sick, one of the largest demographics for infection in New Hampshire was healthcare workers. Professionals in masks, and gloves, following every procedure anyone ever imagined, was supposed to limit the spread.
Wondering what @cdcgov really thinks about masks? Their guidance on quarantining after exposure to someone with #covid explicitly states whether the infected OR exposed person wore masks doesn’t matter.
My mask protects no one. So does yours. Thanks for clearing that up, CDC! pic.twitter.com/3P1fm9tuAV
— Alex Berenson (@AlexBerenson) August 23, 2020
Keep in mind that we’re talking about the spread of a virus that is deadly to almost no one but the old and or very ill. It is about as dangerous as every other flu every other year but absent the opportunity to destroy an economy to oust a president.
I’m quite convinced that this is the only explanation for the massive months-long psy-ops campaign waged by the swamp, the media, and the Democrat party after everything I have read, heard, or seen. A cabal that rapidly crushes any dissent from the approved narrative.
I guess that means someone at the CDC will have to backtrack, reassess, or rewrite this inconvenient truth.
CDC states that “data to inform the definition of close contact are limited.” Factors “to consider” when defining close contact are duration of exposure, proximity to an infected person, and whether or not that person is presenting symptoms. Data for what a prolonged exposure is are iffy; however, longer than 15 minutes can be considered an operational definition, according to the CDC.
“This is irrespective of whether the person with COVID-19 or the contact was wearing a mask or whether the contact was wearing respiratory personal protective equipment (PPE),” the CDC states.
In other words, masks are (still) useless. Most people will not be in close contact long enough with anyone, let alone someone with symptoms, but even then, masks are not going to “save” you. You don’t need them, especially if you are healthy. You never needed them.
We’ve reported on Sweden’s success. They never mandated masks, never demanded quarantines nor closed schools or business. Even New Hampshire, the only New England State without a mask mandate saw cases decline over the summer.
So? Masks will not prevent infection, but wearing them too much can be detrimental to your health.
Anyone in elected office who says you need them is an idiot and should be replaced at the earliest opportunity.