Monday, November 23, 2020

Democrats Defend States Issuing New COVID-19 Restrictions; Major Study Finds Masks Don’t Reduce COVID-19 Infection Rates, and other C-Virus Updates

Provided by Washington Examiner
Democrats defend states issuing new COVID-19 restrictions:
Coronavirus case spikes across the country put Democrats on the defensive about further COVID-19 restrictions now that President-elect Joe Biden finds himself in a similar situation as President Trump at the beginning of the pandemic.
“I’m not going to shut down the economy, period,” Biden said during a press conference Thursday. He added he did not think a national lockdown was necessary because “every region, every area, every community can be different."
At a March 20 White House briefing, Trump was asked why he had not considered a national lockdown and responded, “I don’t think so. Essentially, you’ve done that in California, you’ve done that in New York. Those are really two hotbeds.”
He added, “Those are probably the two hottest of them all, in terms of hot spots. I don’t think so because you go out to the Midwest, you go out to other locations, and they’re watching it on television, but they don’t have the same problems. They don’t have, by any means, the same problem.” --->READ MORE HERE
Major Study Finds Masks Don’t Reduce COVID-19 Infection Rates:
A high-quality, large-scale Danish study finds no evidence that wearing a face mask significantly minimizes people’s risk of contracting COVID-19. The randomized-control trial found no statistically significant difference in coronavirus infection rates between mask-wearers and non-mask-wearers. In fact, according to the data, mask usage may actually increase the likelihood of infection.
“The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use,” the authors summarized their results.
While mask-wearing has been advertised by health officials all around the world, including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Danish researchers found that there was no statistically significant difference between wearing a mask or not in preventing people from contracting COVID-19. --->READ MORE HERE
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